Friday, August 28, 2009

MERAPI TREKING

TRIP TITLE: New Crater Rim Merapi
DURATION: 2 Days/1Nights
TREKKING GRADE: Challenging
TRANSPORT: Private car
ACCOMMODATION: Tent
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Excluded in cost
DEPARTURE DATE: Based on demand
SEASON: May - September
BOOKING: Over 30 days in advance


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 at hotel you stay around city of Yogyakarta in the morning 08:00 am.Trip briefing,check list and  transferring by AC private car to hiking Base Camp of Selo 1550 m.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 3,5 hours, we eventually reach the last vegetated edge where we take in view of volcano Merapi’s peak,then down to lower camp site around 2400 m for overnight by tent.

Transfer 2,5 - 3 hours.Lunch at basecamp,dinner and having sleep in comfort tent will revive you sooner.Today actual hike 4 hours ascent - descent.Overnight by camp in tent.Trekking Altitude Gain/lose = approx 950 m/100m.(L,D)


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

Proceed the hike through hardest section of sandy and volcanic boulder of Merapi heading for peak zone in dark early cool morning.Upon reaching the peak, 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, while on east side is volcano Lawu, Ajuna-Walirang in far distance.After picnic, we then begin the descent back to camp site for breakfast.On the way descent, we still have mach time for photo stops.After breakfast,proceed the descent back to Selo base 1770 m where our car is waiting for us to drive return to your hotel or airport of Yogyakarta.

Today actual hike 5 hours, and transfer 2,5 - 3 hours. Breakfast at camp site.Lunch at Basecamp
Trekking Altitude Gain/Lose = approx 500m/1130 m.(B,L)



 COST INCLUDED:
1) Transport Yogyakarta - Selo Round Trip
2) Pick up and drop off service around city of Yogyakarta (hotel)
3) Trekking and Local Guide services
4) Tent,Sleeping bag,Matrass,Air Pillow,Cutlery,Cooking Stove.
5) Meals as indicated B,L,D in program
6) Mineral water (3 lt per day),snacks and fruits
8) Trekking Permit & Donation
9) Trekking as per program
10) Local porter services
11) Use of necessary safety gears.

COST EXCLUDED:
*Travel Insurance & Assistance
*Personal Expense
*Accommodation  before/after trekking trip
*Airflight tickets & airport tax
*Tips


WEEKLY I TRAINING I TREKKING I REPORT I VOLCANO NEWS I CLIMBING I HIKING

ALL TIME I VOLCANO I MERAPI I MERBABU I LAWU I SUMBING I SUNDORO I SLAMET