Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Complete Information Guide & What To Do 2024

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is one of the best tourist attractions in East Java Indonesia. This waterfall is called ‘Tumpak Sewu’ because it is said to have a thousand streams of water and when interpreted in Javanese it is “sewu”. TumpakSewu Waterfall famously called Coban Sewu and Coban Grojokan Sewu.

A place to release all the boredom of daily activities in the form of a waterfall landscape with the characteristics of having wide water like a curtain with a height of approximately 120 meters each. Many tourists call it Indonesia Niagara waterfall van Java.

Tumpak Sewu is one of the waterfalls in Pronojiwo, Lumajang Regency. Tumpak Sewu waterfall is a waterfall with the beauty that can make your eyes amazed it is so an amazing of these tourist attractions. No wonder in 2018 Sewu waterfall has been named the 1st Champion of the Best Tourism Award in East Java.

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The Litlle Niagara Indonesia Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

The popularity of TumpakSewu Waterfall as Niagara in East Java is not without reason. The wide flow of this waterfall does remind you of Niagara Waterfall. The location of these two waterfalls is also on the border. The difference is, Niagara is on the border between the United States and Canada. But when viewed from the water discharge, it is much different.

Although the water flow is not as fast as Niagara, Tumpak Sewu Waterfall has its own uniqueness. The average waterfall in Malang Regency is a plunge type, where the water does not come into contact with the wall or rock cliff behind it. But there are also tiered waterfalls such as Coban Sumber Pitu Pujon and Tumpak Sewu. Not surprisingly, the waterfalls in the border area of ​​these two districts are interesting and become hits.

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Location Of Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is located between the border of Lumajang and Malang Regencies, so the entrance to this waterfall can be from Lumajang or Malang. This stunning waterfall is administratively located in Sidomulyo Village, Pronojiwo District.

The location of the waterfall itself is administratively included in the Lumajang Regency area but can be accessed easily from the direction of Malang City.

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What Interesting Things To Do?

The height of Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is said to be around 120 meters. The location of this waterfall is indeed a ‘hidden paradise’ in Lumajang. The reason is, there is an inscription “the fragments of heaven are still there” at the entrance before arriving at the location of the waterfall. This is of course intended to reveal the beauty of the waterfall which is very tempting

Coban Sewu Waterfall does have a variety of interesting activities that you can try.

  • Panorama Post View

Tourists or visitors just need to walk as far as 400 meters to get to the Panorama Post. Pos Panorama itself is a place designed by the manager for tourists with a cliff protector made of bamboo. There is a higher area where you can enjoy the view of the waterfall and take pictures with the background of the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall.

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  • Trekking Waterfall

In addition, other interesting activities that can be done in this waterfall area are trekking from Panorama Post to the waterfall valley. In this trekking activity, tourists will pass through a dirt track with a combination of bamboo which is quite steep, and down a small waterfall. For this special interest tour, visitors must use the services of a guide. In the valley of Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, tourists will be invited to walk through the flanking cliffs and cross the river.

The route, after parking the vehicle, you will go through the stairs down to the bottom of the hill. You don’t need to be in a hurry to descend the 800 meter long stairs because the conditions are quite steep following the shape of the ground surface.

  • Visit Goa Tetes.

After finishing descending the stairs, tourists will be greeted by Goa Tetes or Cave Tetes at the end of the stairs. It is so named because above the cave is filled with drops of water from a spring. The water will flow into the river below the cave. What makes it unique, this water flow resembles a crystal. For your information, before Tumpak Sewu Waterfall opened, Goa Tetes became a tourist destination in Pronojiwo. After Goa Tetes, you will go down a fairly steep rock cliff. For that, you must use a safety harness.

Also, make sure you wear comfortable clothes and supportive footwear because this track really requires agile movements. After successfully descending the cliff, the journey continues by passing the outskirts, even crossing the river. After that, you will arrive at Tumpak Sewu Waterfall.

  • Salak Fruit Agro Tourism.

Not only adrenaline-pumping adventure tourism can be tried at Tumpak Sewu area. The manager also offers salak fruit agro-tourism. Tourists can go on agro-tourism picking Pronojiwo salak fruit in the residents’ gardens. The reason, around the area, many local residents who cultivate salak fruit.

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How To Get There?

The location of these waterfalls is on the border of Lumajang and Malang. So that visitors can choose 2 options to visit it. Can be accessed via the Malang city route or the route from Lumajang. When using a private vehicle, the estimated travel time from Malang City is about 2 hours for a distance of about 66 kilometers. You will pass through Bululawang Sub-District, Dampit Sub-District, Tirtomoyo Sub-District, and last Ampelgading Sub-District.

Arriving at Ampelgading District, you can cross to Lumajang, about 100 meters from the border gate there are directions to the Panorama Post, where you can see the panorama of Tumpak Sewu Waterfall from the Lumajang Regency area. The same view can be enjoyed from Jagalan Hamlet, Sidorenggo Village, Ampelgading District.

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The above route also applies to those of you who want to go to the Tumpak Sewu waterfall either from Surabaya, Yogyakarta or other cities in Central Java or from West Java. The estimated travel time from the city of Surabaya to Tumpak Sewu is around 3 hours for a distance of approximately 70 kilometers to Malang City and continuing to the Ampelgading sub-district.

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If you depart from Mount Bromo after taking a vacation to Mount Bromo or bromo tour package, the easy way is to go through the Lumajang route. This route is the fastest route from Mount Bromo to Tumpak Sewu.

So from Mount Bromo, take a vehicle or bromo rent car to go to Tumpak Sewu by passing through Klakah sub-district, then Lumajang city and finally to Pronojiwo sub-district.

The route to Tumpak Sewu from Mount Ijen Tour / Kawah Ijen Crater via Lumajang. Also if you t visit the waterfall from Banyuwangi or Bali too.

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Travel Guide

Guide and what to bring for the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour. Here I also include tips that you can use as a provision for a vacation to Tumpak Sewu.

What To Bring To Visit Tumpak Sewu Waterfall?

This suggestion is expected to help those of you who want to immediately prove for yourself the beauty of the natural waterfalls located in Pronojiwo. Things to prepare include:

Sandals / outdoor shoes

The price is fixed for easy footsteps. To be able to go down to the river down a steep cliff with mossy rocky terrain that is very slippery, shoes or sandals with teeth/nails are highly recommended. You can also use boots, stronger and water-resistant.

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Recommended with a guide. Never try to find your own way because the path is hard to predict and it really doesn’t exist. Prioritize going there with people who have been there before. If not, be careful on the road. If in doubt, ask residents/parking attendants / other tourists. You can also use the services of a guide.

Secure electronic devices

Wrap electronics in double plastic if you can. Put it in the bag and pack the bag too. We are not walking on campus sidewalks, we are descending waterfalls and along rivers and looking up under the whistling wind that carries water droplets ready to damage non-waterproof electronic devices.

The rope will be very helpful

If the group is busy, it’s best to bring a rope. Besides being safer, it can look more compact, right?

Food and Drink

Food and Drink
This is wild nature, don’t imagine selling snacks at tourist attractions. Don’t expect clean water to be drunk directly, because in the flow from the river that leads to the waterfall above there are residential residents. Bring snacks and bottled mineral water to taste, so that the picnic is more perfect.

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