Mount Tambora Trekking

Mount Tambora trekking is a trekking package trip to the volcano of Mount Tambora in Sumbawa Island. The tour package includes round trip transportation from Lombok by private car and accommodation at the basecamp at Desa Pancasila. Driving in Sumbawa region is a special experience, with a beautiful landscape, coastline and natural view with less population and tourists. The main activity is hiking on the biggest caldera in the world.

Mount Tambora (or Tamboro) is an active stratovolcano, also known as a composite volcano, on the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia.
Sumbawa is flanked both to the north and south by oceanic crust, and Tambora was formed by the active subduction zone beneath it.
This raised Mount Tambora as high as 4,300 m (14,100 ft), making it formerly one of the tallest peaks in the Indonesian archipelago.
After a large magma chamber inside the mountain filled over the course of several decades, volcanic activity reached a historic climax in the super-colossal eruption of April 1815. The 1815 eruption is rated 7 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index, the only such eruption since the Lake Taupo eruption in about 180 AD.
With an estimated ejecta volume of 160 cubic kilometers, Tambora’s 1815 outburst was the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history.
The explosion was heard on Sumatra island (more than 2,000 km (1,200 mi) away). Heavy volcanic ash falls were observed as far away as Borneo, Sulawesi, Java and Maluku islands.
Most deaths from the eruption were from starvation and disease, as the eruptive fallout ruined agricultural productivity in the local region. The death toll was at least 71,000 people (the most deadly eruption in recorded history), of whom 11,000–12,000 were killed directly by the eruption; the often-cited figure of 92,000 people killed is believed to be overestimated.The eruption created global climate anomalies that included the phenomenon known as “volcanic winter”: 1816 became known as the “Year Without a Summer” because of the effect on North American and European weather. Agricultural crops failed and livestock died in much of the Northern Hemisphere, resulting in the worst famine of the 19th century.
During an excavation in 2004, a team of archaeologists discovered cultural remains buried by the 1815 eruption. They were kept intact beneath the 3 m (9.8 ft) deep pyroclastic deposits. At the site, dubbed the Pompeii of the East, the artifacts were preserved in the positions they had occupied in 1815.


Trekking Route

Route Duration What We’ll Found There
Pancasila Village – Pos I 3,5 Hours At Pos I, there are basecamp and spring water
Pos I – Pos II 2 Hours Pos II, there we’ll found a small river
Pos II – Pos III 2,5 Hours Through tropical forest straight to Pos II, there we’ll found spring water
Pos III – Pos IV 1 Hour Tropical Forest
Pos IV – Pos V 1 Hour Tropical Forest
Pos V – Crater Rim – Peak 3 Hours Through tropical forest to Edelweis vegetation and desert.



Day 01: Lombok – Sumbawa Besar, stay overnight
Depart in the morning to Kayangan harbor to get Public ferry to Pototano port, Sumbawa.
From Pototano port, continue driving to Sumbawa Besar Regency for 3 hours, stop here overnight at Sumbawa Besar City.
Dinner and rest

Day 02: Sumbawa Besar – Desa Pancasila – Entrance gate  – Pos 1
Early morning continue the trip to Desa Pancasila and arrive in the afternoon.
After lunch, start trek to Entrance Gate (Pintu hutan Tambora) about 30 minutes from Pancasila Village, take some rest, check up and water refill.
Trek continues to Pos 1 for 3 hours, reach the campsite of Pos 1 and set up the tent.
Overnight at Pos 1, sleep in a tent.

Day 03: Pos 1 – Pos 5 – Cemara Tunggal campsite,
Early morning start trek to Pos 2 for 2 hours, check up and water refill and continue trek Pos 3 for 2,5 hours, stop for lunch here. After lunch, continue trek to the campsite at Cemara Tunggal. Arrive late afternoon, set up tent and overnight

Day 04:  Cemara Tunggal – Mount Tambora Summit – Desa Pancasila (B.L.D
Summit attack starts at 04.00 and reaches the top around 05.30 stay at the summit and wait for the sunrise. After sunrise, descend back to the campsite, breakfast and rest.
After breakfast descend back to Desa Pancasila, lunch en route. The trek finish around 5 PM, stay in Guest House at Desa Pancasila

Day 05: Desa Pancasila – Sumbawa Besar – Lombok
Early morning depart to Sumbawa to get a public ferry at Pototano port for Lombok island, arrive in the evening. Lunch and dinner en route

Package Price/person (min 2 person)

  • Group 2 person            : USD 685
  • Group 4 – 6 persons     : USD 495
  • Group 7 person – Up    : USD 395

Price includes:

  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trip)
  • 1 night accommodation in Sumbawa Besar
  • 1 night accommodation in Guest House at Desa Pancasila
  • Trekking Guide
  • Porter to carry logistic
  • Transportation during the trip
  • Return ferry Lombok – Sumbawa
  • Entrance fees
  • Tent, sleeping, mattress
  • Drinking water


  • Tips for Porter, Guide and driver, Laundry, Phone calls and any personal expenses

How to Book:
Send your inquiry by WhatsApp, email or fill the booking form with details number of the person, name(s) list, pick up point (hotel name) include copy of your passport for permit and entrance ticket registration

Term of Payment:

  • Payment in advance 50% as the deposit of your reservation via PayPal online payment
  • The balance to be settle with cash on arrival
  • PayPal account :

Cancelation policy:

  • Full refund for cancelling noticed 7 days before arrival
  • Cancelation within 7 days of the trip is charged 50% of the package price
  • Last Minute cancellation (one day or on the day of the trip) is full payment charge

What to bring:

  • Torch or Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Sun block/lotion, hat/cap, sun glasses
  • Spray for muscle/balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera, Handycam (Manual or Digital)
  • Extra rolls film for manual camera or fully charged extra battery for digital
  • Small towel
  • 1 pcs extra of T-Shirts
  • Long trek pants/windproof
  • Windproof Jacket
  • 1 pcs extra of shorts
  • Trek stick