Thursday, April 7, 2011

MERBABU - MERAPI TREKKING 3D / 2N



This hike leads you to summits of old volcano Merbabu and most active Indonesian volcano, Merapi.Merbabu has two popular: peak Kenteng Songo 3142 m alt and Pregodalem which is also well known as peak Syarif 3119 m alt. This trekking lead you to double summits of Merbabu. Trekking route via village Dakan, and the descent will be made via the same trekking trail heads for hiking Base Camp. One night overnight by tent below elevation 3000 m alt on our first night.During your hiking days,you have rare chance to experience fresh air and sunset on volcano Merbabu as well as sunrise on summit of the volcano with background of fantastic "closed up view" of volcano Merapi, as well as opportunity to catch Merapi's fantastic sunrise and witness the latest change of the peak zone environment of Merapi after latest large explosive eruption 2010.


ITINERARY

DAY 1:Yogyakarta-Dakan 1700 m-Krego 2400 m.


Pick up services around city of Yogyakarta in the morning ( 08:00 - 09:00 ).Trip briefing and transfer heads for trekking Base Camp of Merbabu at Ndakan .Stop at entrance gate of the village for relaxing walk heads for basecamp.Upon arrival at basecamp, introduce you to basecamp owner,do coordination, make arrival report and registration, and have lunch.1 hour after lunch, then commencing the hike through hiking trail on the slope of the volcano, then enter tropical mountain forest heads for our camp site on elevation below 3000 m alt. Experience fresh air and the tranquility of the mountain. Transfer 2,5 hours.Normal Actual hike 3-4 hours. Dinner and free time at camp.Overnight by tent (L.D)

DAY 2:Krego - Syarif/ Pregodale 3119m - Kenteng Songo 3142 - Dakan - Selo 1550 m.


Early in cool morning, wake you up, have warm tea and snack, then proceed the trek heads for Syarif for sunrise view, hike through steeper upward famous Merbabu's trekking trail "Bridge Devil" on slope between two gorges of the old volcano Merbabu's craters.

Then traversing the rock face heads for the highest peak of volcano Merbabu, locally called Kenteng Songo.Upon reaching the peak, a stunning view awaits. Below us on southern side of the volcano is "closed up view" of full body structure of volcano Merapi, while in the distance is twin volcano Sumbing - Sundoro, and on the northern side is sweeping magical view of Ungaran and Telomoyo.After sight seeing on summit, we then descent back heads for the second summit.

Have breakfast on the second summit, then proceed the descent heads for Base Camp.On the way descent, stop over and walk down to visit the old crater(depend on the weather at the time).Lunch at Basecamp before transferring to Selo.Transfer 2 hours.Normal actual hike 6 - 7 hours.Overnight by Basecamp / local homestay of Selo.(B,L,D)

DAY 3:Selo-Merapi -Selo-Yogyakarta.


Early morning hike up Merapi.Catch beautiful view of volcano Merapi plus sunrise and take closer look of the large craters of the volcano below. After 30 of sightseeing, we then descent back through the same trekking route heads for New Selo.Then proceed to Base Camp to transfer you back to Yogyakarta city.Transfer 2 hours. Normal Actual trek 6 - 7 hours.Breakfast en route on volcano and lunch at Basecamp / local homestay.(B,L)

COST PER PERSON:
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COST INCLUDED:
1) Ac car
2) Pick up and drop off service around city of Yogyakarta (hotel)
3) Group's porter and Guide services
4) Cooking and Camping Gears.
5) Meals as indicated B,L,D in program
6) Mineral water (3 ltrs per day)
7) Fruits and snacks
8) Admission Fee Merbabu-Merapi ( Entrance tickets plus retribution tickets ) + Local Donation
9) Group safety gears

FURTHER DETAILS:
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NOTE:
Itinerary is tentative, may change due to either objective condition of nature or subjective condition of the group .



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