MERBABU-MERAPI'S PEAK 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 hike lead you to Kenteng Songo then Pregodalem, as well as walk down heads for ones of old craters of Merbabu to have closer look of the phenomenom of old crater of Merbabu. Route trail via village Ndakan.The descent will be via the same hiking 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.Our hiking route heads for crater rim of Merapi is via northern slope at village of Selo.
DAY 1:Airport Yogyakarta-Base Camp Ndakan-Camp Site.
Pick up at airport of Yogyakarta in the morning ( adjusted to your arrival time ) or as desired public space around city of Yogyakarta,then 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 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. Dinner and free time at camp.Overnight by tent (L.D)
DAY 2:Camp Site-Kenteng Songo-Base Camp Selo.
Early in cool morning, weak you up, have warm tea and snack, then proceed the hike through steeper upward famous Merbabu's hiking 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.Lunch at Basecamp before transferring to Selo.Overnight by hiking basecamp of Selo or local homestay.(B,L,D)
DAY 3:Base Camp Selo-Summit-Base Camp Selo-Yogyakarta.
Early morning hike up summit of Merapi for 4 hours.Catch beautiful view of volcano Merapi plus sunrise and take closer look of the large craters of the volcano below. After 1/2 - 1 hours sightseeing on summit, we then descent back through the same hiking route heads for hiking Base Camp.Stop over at Pasar Bubra, a saddle under shadow of summit of Merapi.Then proceed to hiking Base Camp of Selo where our car is waiting to transfer you back to air port or as desired place around city of Yogyakarta.Breakfast on volcano and lunch at hiking Basecamp or local homestay.(B,L)
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