Saturday, November 15, 2008


INTRO:Volcano Lawu is non active volcano located at border of two provinces Indonesia, East Java and Central Java. The volcano also popular as place for traditional Javanese ceremony Suro.Lawu also well known as an old volcano, located at border between east and central Java.Lawu has many peaks formed due to erosion effect on peak zone. It's peak elevation is 3265 m
above sea level and considered as a very mystical point by Javanese's belief, while it's slope considered as central point of ancient traditional culture center which is indicated by the existence of Temple Cheto and Suku on it's slope zone.Till today, some traditional ceremony are still celebrated on this old volcano included "Suro Ceremony".

Our journey lead us cross border of East Java and Central Java where we begin hike up through well constructed trekking trail in afternoon.On the way we catch sunset over volcano, and at night stop for dinner at camp site.Overnight by camp in tent.Our camp for overnight is view point area so that you have great chance to catch fantastic panoramic view in morning as well as sunrise over volcano, while below us is Sarangan Lake.

After morning picnic, then continue ascending heads for peak of volcano lawu. Our descent will be via different hiking trail,the hiking trail of Cheto. A stop to visit Temple Kethek will be made on the way descent and then Temple Cheto at finishing point of our hike before it's time to drive you back to city of Yogyakarta or Solo.


Day One:Yogyakarta-Tawanmangu-Cemoro Sewu-Camp Area
Pick up in the morning ( pick up time 08:00-09.00 am ) at the airport of Yogyakarta or other public space ( can be at your hotel lobby ), then trip orientation and drive to hiking basecamp of Cemoro Sewu, cross border of Central Java and East Java. Upon arrival, make arrival report at hiking basecamp, repacking, and briefing. Begin our trekking in afternoon through very safe and well constructed trekking trail of Cemoro Sewu, enter in to more forested mountain slope, and cross steeper stony path heading for our camp site below altitude 3050 m .Lunch at Hiking Basecamp, dinner at camp site and overnight by tent.(L,D)

Day Two:Camp Area-Peak-Cetho
Weak you up in early morning for catching sunrise and fantastic view of volcanoes in front of our camp site.After having warm tea and bread, we then continue hiking up to the peak of volcano Lawu through more open area. After 1/2 to 1 hour sight seeing plus breakfast on peak zone, we then descend back via hiking trail of Cheto where totally different mountain environment will be experienced as you'r led hike through savana and more forested section of volcano Lawu. You experience fresh air of rain tropical mountain forest of Lawu.A stop to visit Temple Kethek will be made on the way of our hike heads for Cetho, while visiting Temple Cetho will be made at finising point of our hike before it's time to transfer you back to city of Yogyakarta or Solo.(B,L)