The blue fire is ignited with sulphuric gas, which emerges from cracks at temperatures up to 600 degrees Celsius (1,112 degrees Fahrenheit). Those gases are directly originated from the magmatic chamber under the volcano.
The flames can be up to 5 meters high; some of the gas condenses to liquid and is still ignited. It is the largest blue flame area in the world and one of the purest sulfur mines. Escaping volcanic gases are channeled through a network of ceramic pipes, resulting in the condensation of molten sulfur. The sulfur, which is deep red in color when molten, pours slowly from the ends of these pipes and pools on the ground, turning bright yellow as it cools. The miners break the cooled material into large pieces and carry it away in baskets. Miners carry loads ranging from 75 kilograms to 90 kilograms, up 300 meters to the crater rim, with a gradient of 45 to 60 degrees and Most miners make this journey twice a day.
- 07.00 pick up service
- 07.00-11.00 pm drive to Gilmanuk harbor
- 11.00-12.00 am go to java by ferry
- 12.00-01.00 am drive to the ijen parking area
- 01.00-02.30 am hiking to ijen crater rim
- 02.30-03.00 am down the crater for blue fire
- 03.00-04.00 am experience the blue fires
- 04.00-05.00 am back to the crater rim
- 05.00-06.00 am enjoy the view over the acidic lake and sunrise
- 06.00-07.00 am back to the parking area
- 07.00-08.00 am breakfast
- 08.00-02.00 pm back to Bali ( Ubud )
- 2.00 PM finish the program
- Transfortation from Bali to Java
- Entrance fee
- Trakking guide
- gas mask
- local breakfast
- Lunch and dinner
- tiping guide and driver
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