Friday, August 28, 2009

MERAPI TREKING 2D/1N

TRIP NAME: Merapi New Crater Ridge
DURATION: 2 Days/1Nights
TRANSPORT: Private car
ACCOMMODATION: Tent
WHEN: Customized to your requested date of departure.

This 2 days and 1 night trekking commenced at village of Selo. Begin the Hike at afternoon and set up tent on camp site for overnight.Specially created for those want to totally experience the beauty of volcanic environment of Merapi with maximum enjoyment.

The hike provide you chance to enjoy sunset moment over volcano. As we reach elevation over 2200 m alt ,we experience the tranquility and beauty of sunset and view of volcano landscape surrounding such us volcano Merbabu on the northern side, and volcanoes Sumbing, Sundoro,Slamet on western side, while below us green field of valley and hilly mountain…and in front of us is conical shape structure of volcano Merapi.This hike is much easier and maximizing your enjoyment due to more time for adaption on rising altitude of the volcano, as well as deeper interaction to volcanic environment.Suitable for most people, outdoor enthusiasts, and volcano trekkers.



MERAPI TREKKING TRIP ITINERARY:


DAY 1 / YOGYAKARTA - SELO - CAMP SITE 

Pick up service at Yogyakarta in the morning 08:00 am.Trip briefing, check list and  transferring by private car to hiking Base Camp of Selo. Upon arrival, take rest for more adaptation on this new altitude and do final preparation at Base Camp.After briefing,we then begin the hike slowly at noon through village, mountain forest ecosystem, unstable stony hiking trail and cross some volcanic boulders of Merapi. After hiking 4 hours, we eventually reach view point of Pasar Bubrah at approx 04:00 pm where we take in view of volcano Merapi’s peak, also ray of sunset, then down to lower area  for overnight by tent.

Lunch at trekking basecamp/en route at shelter, and dinner at camp site.Overnight by camp in tent.Trekking Altitude Gain approx 1000 m.(L,D)


DAY 2 / CAMP SITE - CRATER RIM - SELO-YOGYAKARTA. 

Proceed the hike through crux of sandy and volcanic boulder of Merapi heading for ridge of new crater in dark early cool morning. Upon reaching the new crater ridge, a stunning view waits. Below us the large sensational view of volcanic craters of Merapi, while on western side is volcanic rock formation.On northern side is closest view of old volcano Merbabu. After sight seeing, we then begin the descent back to camp site for breakfast. On the way descent, we still have much time for photo stops. After breakfast, proceed the descent back to Selo base ( +- 1770 m ASL) where our car is waiting for us to drive return to your hotel or airport of Yogyakarta. Arrive at Yogayakarta in midday approx 02:00 pm.

Breakfast at camp site. Lunch at trekking Basecamp. Actual Altitude Gain / Lose approx 225m  / 1135 m. ( B,L )

COST PER PERSON IN IDR:
Please contact via available contact form or direct to email:  amboupe@gmail.com and upeamboupe@yahoo.co.id ( ambo upe - olenk ).

 COST INCLUDED:
1) Private Car and driver service
2) Pick up and drop off service around city of Yogyakarta (airport / hotel)
3) Mountain Guiding services
4) Camp Equipments
5) Meals as indicated B,L,D in program
6) Mineral - Isotonic water (3 lt per day), and snacks 
8) Entrance Ticket plus local Insurance
9) Trekking as per program
10) Group's porter
11) Group's, personal and extra necessary safety gears.

COST EXCLUDED:
*Travel Insurance & Assistance
*Personal Expense ( Personal porter, tipping 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. If we have bad weather on our actual day hike, then the camp site will be at lower area.

CONFIRMATION:
Booking confirmation at least 4 weeks prior to your requested date of departure.

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RELEVANT UPDATED INFO:
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Previously, the authority only allowed trekkers - hikers to hike until Pasar Bubrah area for safety reason.Therefore, this trip only available when ever the authority allowed already to hike until crater ridge (+- 2905 m ASL)..



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