Saturday, November 15, 2008

MERBABU TREKKING 2D/1N


INTRO: 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, also can be alternative when magmatic activity of volcano Merapi was rising to higher level and unrecommended for climbing up it's peak.The triup is suitable for most people enjoying outdoor adventure sport, as well as new comer of volcano hikers who wish to interact deeper and discover more uniqueness and beauty of old volcano of Central Java.

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY ONE / YOGYAKARTA - DAKAN - KREGO (L,D)

Pick up in the morning (pick up time 08:00 -09:00 am ) at airport of Yogyakarta or your hotel lobby.Briefing and transferring to Trekking Basecamp of Dakan, the last village on slope of volcano Merbabu.Stop over arround 1600 m for sight seeing the highfarmland - mountain lanscape,then relaxing walk heads for Basecamp approx 1700 m.Arrival report at basecamp, registration,take break,final preparation and coordination with our local team.

1 hour after lunch at Basecamp, you then guided through village, local farmland, and enter mountain rain forest ecosystem of Merbabu heads for the camp site at Krego on elevation appox 2400 m. During on hike, you have sufficient time to pause you pace while experiences more fresh air plus stunning mountainous view surrounding. Dinner served at camp site and overnight by camp in tent.Transfer approx 2,5 hours. Actual hike 3 - 4 hours.



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

In early morning, wake you up. Enjoy fresh air of mountain environment while drinking a cup of warm tea/coffee/cereal plus dry fruits and cakes before proceeding our hike heads for two summits of Merbabu,Syarif that's locally called Pregodalem 3119 m and Kenteng Songo 3142 m.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, locally called Kenteng Songo, after visiting Syarif for sunrise.Make in the early morning for better view of "close up" view of volcano Merapi.


Half to one hour after breakfast, you then led proceeding the descent 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 Dakan.Have your lunch at local hiking Base Camp of Dakan before transferring return to Yogyakarta for your next adventure trip destination.Transfer 2,5 hours.Actual trek 6 - 7 hours ascent - descent.

COST PER PERSON:
Contact us via contact form, notify us your small group size ( 2 - 4 participants / guests ) and requested departure date.

COST INCLUDED:
1) Ac car
2) Pick up and drop off service around city of Yogyakarta
3) Group porter and Guide service
4) Meals as indicated B,L,D
5) Bottled Mineral - isotonic water (2,5 - 3 ltr per day )
6) Fruits and snacks
7) Camping and cooking gears
8) Admission Fee ( 2 enterance tickets ) + Donation
9) Group safety Gears

FURTHER DETAIL:
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