Friday, February 6, 2009

ANCIENT VOLCANO NGLANGGERAN



Nglanggeran volcano is ancient volcano with hight 700 m alt. The volcano provides unique andesit stone formation, and beautiful view surrounding as well. The volcano located in Nglaggeran village, Patuk, GunungKidul, Yogyakarta Indonesia, just 25 km from yogyakarta to ward Wonosary.

ACCESS

To get there it's take about 1 hour drive from Yogyakarta city. No public bus available to take visitors interesting to visit this volcano, so that getting there by private car or rent car from Yogyakarta is the only possible choice available. Upon arrival Patuk district (right in front of Police Office of Patuk District) turn left and After 15 minutes drive, the rock formation of the volcano will be visible.

HIKING ROUTE
















The peak of volcano is accessible by hiking for +- 1 hours walk from the base of starting point, pass through well constructed path,large crack,and stony path leading to the peak. Nglanggeran village is common starting point for visitor to hike up the volcano. The volcano is ideal for easy refreshment hiking in the morning or late afternoon, experience fantastic sunset or sunrise over volcanic rock formation in easy way.To make the way down, it is possible to be done via different hiking route which is connected over big boulders plus crack and heading down,then meet the same first hiking route up.

ROCK CLIMBING ROUTES

Some sections of rock climbing routes were not so sufficiently solid, so it's need more extra care of rock fall.However this area is one of rock climbing destinations by Yogyakarta local rock climbers since it located near by Yogyakarta city, more variety in views, more friendly local community managing the area and much easier access.

If you have little time available during your visit in Yogyakarta, this area should be considered as your volcano hiking and rock climbing trip destinations as well.Several rock climbing routes dedicated for sport climbing had been created here,firstly initiated by Yogyakarta climbers ( climber forum - TPTY ), route grade ranging approx 5.9 until 5.11.It is also worthy to note that sport rock climbing lower than 5.9 grade also have been created in the area by another climber from another region recently.


FACILITIES

Some facilities were available here for visitors:Toilet, trail hut/shelter for break and parking area,food-drink stalls,Tickets window, local guide,interpretation board and accommodation run by locals for overnight by visitor in the area.


ADDITIONAL NOTE:

Images By: Ambo Upe Olenk + Fransisco+ Korib +Yonathan Boas
Stuff By: Ambo Upe Olenk


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