The explosion was heard on Sumatra, more than 2,000 km (1,200 mi) away. Heavy volcanic ash falls were observed as far away as Borneo, Sulawesi, Java, and the Maluku Islands. Most of the 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, of whom 11,000–12,000 were killed directly by the eruption; the oft-cited figure of 92,000 people killed is believed to be an overestimate. The eruption caused 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. 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 3m-deep pyroclastic deposits. At the site, dubbed the "Pompeii of the East", the artifacts were preserved in the positions they had occupied in 1815. Upon the eruption, Tambora's height was almost cut in half and formed one of the largest volcanic craters in the world. As one of the majestic destinations in Indonesia, Tambora offers adventurous treks, vast nature view of Indonesia's eastern hemisphere, and an unforgettable experience.
Day 1: Bima – Pancasila Village
Upon arrival at Bima, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Pancasila village. Lunch will be provided on the way to the village. Stay overnight in guesthouse at Pancasila Village, pre-trekking briefing will be given by our local guide after dinner.
Day 2: Pancasila Village – Post 5
We will start trekking immediately after breakfast. Trek across the rainforest to reach Post 3 where we will stop for lunch. Afterwards, we continue to Post 5, where we will camp overnight.
Day 3: Post 5 – Summit – Pancasila Village
Wake up at 3AM, we will begin our summit attack after some hot drinks to warm ourselves up. Breakfast will be served at the top while enjoying the sunrise and crater view. Afterwards we will begin our descend down back to the village. Stay overnight at guesthouse
Day 4: Pancasila Village – Bima
After breakfast, we will be transferred back to Bima. Lunch will be provided in Bima, then check in at the hotel, and free time to explore the town. In the evening, we could go to Danatraha Hill to enjoy the sunset before dinner.
Day 5: Bima Transfer to the airport.
After breakfast, free and easy and transfer back to Bima airport for your next destination.
End of services
Rate : USD 390/person/twin share, minimum 2 person
- Land Transport
- Local Guide & Mountain Guide
- Porters for camping equipment and logistics
- Camping equipment (tent, mats, sleeping bag, lighting)
- Cooking & Dining Equipment
- Meals as mentioned above
- Climbing Permit
- Parking fee
- Entrance fee
- Air Ticket
- Airport Tax
- personal expenses
- extra meals and drinks
- services not mentioned above.
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