Central Java, Mount Merapi , trekking

Central Java, Mount Merapi , trekking




A volcano trekking trip, specially created for those who want to experience more volcano environment of Merapi. The trip offers you totally outdoor camp by tent at night. You experiences impressive sunset on the first day, and sunrise on second day.This trekking trips is much easier than 1 Night / 1 Day Trekking Trip.

DAY 01
Pick up at airport of Yogyakarta in the morning, trip orientation and transfer 2 – 2 1/2 hours by AC car heads for hiking Basecamp Merapi at Selo on northern slope of Merapi. Upon arrival, registration at Basecamp, have break and warm tea,lunch, repacking and briefing. 1 Hour after lunch, we then commence the hike heads for campsite on elevation around 2400 m -2600 m (depend on weather condition at the time )through farmland,mountain forest, sub alp ecosystem and volcanic zone of Merapi.During the hike, we have sufficient time to stopover for drink plus twice longer break ( 10 minutes each break)at halt (flat spots).Arrive at camp site at 04:30 pm, experiences fresh air while enjoying warm tea/coffee plus light local snacks and taking view of stunning typical volcanic landscape of Merapi.Dinner at campsite and overnight by comfort tent .( L,D )

At 04:00 am, weak up, have warm chocolate / tea / cereal plus bread, then prepare you headlight. We then proceed the hike up summit with lighter load in early cool morning by crossing the sandy section, volcanic boulder, and fumarol field of the volcano. Make summit in the morning for better views on new summit of this most active volcano.See the sensational view of Merapi’s crater from it’s crater’s rim, the new summit of Merapi.After sight seeing on summit, we then descend back at 06:30 am heads for camp site for breakfast with some chances for photo stops on the way descent.Breakfast at camp site, then repacking and proceed the descent back heads for Basecamp of Selo. Arrive at basecamp at 10:00 am. Enjoy cool soft drink at Basecamp while our guide complete trekking activity report at Basecamp, then transferring you return to Airport of Yogyakarta or other desired public space around Yogyakarta city for you next destination.Lunch en route at local small restaurant.Arrive Yogyakarta around 13:30 pm.Trip end.( B,L )

COST PER PERSON: Contact via available contact form, advise us your private group size ( maximum 4 pax, 1 pax is welcame well )and your requested departure date. BOOKING CONFIRMATION: Ref to 1 Night / 1 Day Merapi’S Peak Hiking Program.PHOTO NOTE:
Captured By: Ambo Upe Olenk
Period: Sept 2011

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

After large eruption 2010, now ( Since 15 sept 2011 )magmatic activity of volcano Merapi has been Normal.The magmatic activity can rise to higher level anytime.Some changes along climbing trail up summit have been occurred due to eruption impacts. Mostly half of climbing trail along section Pasar Bubrah up summit dominated by volcanic sand. Extra energy, and gears required to tackle the route up summit. Hiking duration up summit via northern slope 3-4 hours.For those have tight time, one night and one day trekking trip program is the most favorite.However good fitness level is required for more enjoyment and experiences.


DAY 1 / Pick up at your hotel lobby or other public space around city of Yogyakarta at night 09:00 pm, trip orientation and transfer heads for hiking basecamp of Merapi at Selo. Upon arrival,register at Basecamp,intro to Merapi volcano, have warm tea and fried potato or bread, transfer to you a bottle of mineral water and take rest. 

DAY 2 / At 12:30 am, briefing and repacking, then commence the hike through farmland ecosystem, secondary forest, and volcanic stone plus 3 boulders up Pasar Bubrah. During the hike, we have sufficient time to stopover for drink plus 10 minutes break for each hours of the hike.We take slower pace on steeper trails to adapt ourselves to rising altitude.

Arrive Pasar Bubrah 04:00 am, take longer break at Pasar Bubrah before tackling the hardest section of the trail heads for new summit zone of Merapi. Have relaxing break, enjoy warm tea/coffee/chocolate/cereal plus bread on cool dark early morning at Pasar Bubra then proceed the hike with lighter load heads for summit by crossing the sandy section of the trail, as well as through the volanic boulder plus fumarol field up new summit of the volcano. Be extra careful, and more focus on trail.

We make summit in the morning, and you have the chance to take the sensational view of the crater of this most active Indonesian volcano, and fantastic views surrounding.After sight seeing on summit, we then descend back at 06:30 am heads for Pasar Bubrah. Breakfast at Pasar Bubrah at 07:30 and proceed the descend heads for Basecamp at 08:00 am. Arrive at Basecamp at 10:00 am, enjoy cool soft drink at Basecamp while our guide completes trekking activity report before leaving for Yogyakarta city. Arrive Yogyakarta city 12:30 pm.Trip end.(B)

>Itinerary is tentative, may change either due to objective condition on time of the hiking day or subjective condition of participant/s.
>Hiking till summit only done during the magmatic activity of Merapi on level I.

COST PER PERSON: Contact via available contact form, let’s us know your private group size ( max 4 pax, 1 pax is welcome ) and your requested departure date.

COST INCLUSIONS: 1)Transport ( Ac car, Driver and fuel ). 2) Pick up and drop off service. 3) Safety Ratio Trekking Guide to client 2=2/4. 4) Group Safety Trekking Gears. 5) Admission fee and donation. 6) Breakfast on volcano. 7) Mineral water on the day hike and soft drink at the end of the hike. 8) Hiking Snack And Fruits. 9) Personal Safety Gears. 10) Extra support of providing trekking pole and headlamp on you request.

> Admission fee included permit letter, entrance ticket and local insurance issued by related local authority. This component should be arranged prior to you requested departure date.
> Personal Safety Gears: This component included Safety Helmet plus safety goggle and masker.

1) Good hiking shoes suits to rugged terrain for more safe and walking more comfortably.2) Wind proof jacket.3) Backpack.4)Hat/cap-Camera-Sunscreen-Sunglasses-Changes of Clothes are useful too.

Booking confirmation over 7 days prior to to your requested departure date.50% down payment and photo copy of identity card or passport are required at time of confirming booking.

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