Saturday, November 15, 2008

MERBABU DOUBLE SUMMIT TREKKING 2D/1N

TRIP NAME: Merbabu Double Summit  
DURATION: 2 Days/1Nights
ROUTE: Hiking Route Wekas - Kedakan
TRANSPORT: Private car standard seat 4 person
OVERNIGHT BY: Tent
INSURANCE : Local Insurance

This two days hike provides your maximum enjoyment of hiking heads for summits of volcano Merbabu: peak Kenteng Songo and peak Syarif.You have chance to discover archaeological remain that still found till today on peak zone,and experiences sunset on volcano.Overnight by camp in tent. On highest summit,enjoy a cup of warm tea in cool morning while waiting for amazing sunrise shining the earth and show us morning fantastic "close-up view" of volcano Merapi, as well as other volcanoes: Telomoyo - Unggaran in the north, Sumbing-Suindoro in the west, and Lawu in the distance eastern side of the volcano.

This trip is the best choice for viewing the " close up view" of Merapi plus sunset on first days and sunrise on second days.The trip is suitable for most people enjoying outdoor adventure sport, and those wish to discover more uniqueness and beauty of old volcano of Central Java.



TREKKING TRIP ITINERARY MERBABU

DAY ONE / YOGYAKARTA - KEDAKAN - KNOLL (L,D)

Pick up in the morning (pick up time 08:00 am ) at Yogyakarta. Trip briefing,check list and transfer to Trekking Basecamp of Kedakan, the last village on slope of volcano Merbabu. Stop over for sight seeing the highfarmland - mountain landscape,then relaxing walk heads for Basecamp.Take rest at basecamp for more time for adaptation to this new altitude, and do final preparation. After safety briefing, commence the hike, you'r guided through cobbled path of village, local farmland, and enter mountain rain forest ecosystem of Merbabu heads for Merbabu knoll. Arrive at knoll approx 04;30 pm.

During on hike, you have sufficient time to pause you pace while experiences more fresh air plus stunning mountainous view surrounding, you also can expect to get insight at least 2 mountain vegetation which are so typical for highland of Java, see old crater and catch ray of sunset lighting over white mist moving up from lower land.

Lunch en route at breaking point,Dinner served at camp site and overnight by camp in tent. Briefing for next day trekking at camp site. Trekking Altitude Gain = approx 1045 m (L.D)



DAY TWO / CAMP SITE - SUMMITS - OLD CRATER -KEDAKAN - YOGYAKARTA (B,L )

In early cool morning, wake up call. Enjoy fresh air of mountain environment while have a cup of warm drink plus light meal before proceeding our trekking heads for two peaks of Merbabu, peak Syarif that's locally called Pregodalem 3119 m ASL and Kenteng Songo 3142 m ASL.Today you'r guided pass through crux of upward trail along the slope, as well as traversing section heading for highest summit of volcano Merbabu. After catching sunrise on summit Syarif, then proceed to summit Kenteng Songo - triangulasi for better view of "close up" view of most active Indonesian volcano, the Merapi.


You then led hike down back to camp site, en route walk further lower heads for old crater zone (depend on the weather at the time) to have closer looks of the old crater of this old volcano, then proceed heads for hiking Base Camp of Kedakan to transfer you return to Yogyakarta for your next adventure trip destination. Arrive Yogyakarta approx 03:30 pm. Trip end.

Breakfast at camp site, and Lunch at basecamp. Trekking Altitude Gain / Lose approx 372 m / 1.417 m.


PRICE PER PERSON IN IDR:
Contact us for cost per person ( max 4 pax ), notify us your small group size ( number participants / guests ) and requested trip departure date.

COST INCLUDED:
1) Private Car
2) Pick up and drop off service at Yogyakarta.
3) Guiding services
4) Camp Equipments
5) Meals as indicated B,L,D in program
6) Mineral & isotonic water, and snacks.
8) Entrance ticket plus local Insurance
9) Trekking  as per program
10) Group's porter services
11) Necessary group's safety gears

COST EXCLUDED:
*Travel Insurance & Assistance
*Personal Expense ( Tipping, personal porter and so on)
*Accommodation  before/after trekking trip

ITINERARY:
Itinerary is trip reference,it is tentative, may change due to actual objective (nature) or subjective (Group/Participant) conditions for safety reason.

CONTINGENCY:
The camp site is rather exposed but offer more stunning view of surrounding mountainous ridge and cones. If we have bad weather on our actual day hike, you then will be guided walk down to some meters lower camp site.

CONFIRMATION:
Confirmation at least 4 weeks prior to your requested departure date.


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