Thursday, April 7, 2011

MERBABU - MERAPI TREKKING

TRIP NAME: Twin Trek Merbabu Merapi Volcanoes
DURATION: 3 Days/2Nights
ROUTE: Wekas-Kedakan and Selo.
TRANSPORT: Private car standard seat 4 person
ACCOMMODATION: Tent & Local Homestay
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Excluded in cost
DEPARTURE DATE: Based on demand



This hike leads you to summits of old volcano Merbabu and most active Indonesian volcano, Merapi.Merbabu has two popular: peak Kenteng Songo Triangulasi 3142 m alt and Pregodalem which is also well known as peak Syarif 3119 m alt. This trekking lead you to those double summits of Merbabu. Trekking route via village Kedakan, and the descent will be made via the same trekking trail heads for hiking Base Camp. One night overnight by tent around 2400 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 crater of Merapi after latest large explosive eruption 2010.


TREKKING TRIP ITINERARY MERBABU MERAPI

DAY 1:Yogyakarta-Kedakan -Grego.


Pick up services around city of Yogyakarta in the morning ( 08:00 am ).Trip briefing,check list and transfer heads for trekking Base Camp of Merbabu at Kedakan 1725 m .Stop at entrance gate of the village for relaxing walk heads for basecamp.Take rest at basecamp for more time for your adaptation to this new altitude,and do final preparation.Then commence the hike through village,path of mountain forest on the slope of the volcano heads for our camp site approx 2400. Experience sunset moment plus fresh air and the tranquility of the mountain.

Transfer 2,5 hours.Normal Actual hike 3,5 hours.Lunch at basecamp,Dinner at camp site.Overnight by tent.Trekking Altitude Gain = approx 800 m (L.D)

DAY 2:Grego - Syarif/ Pregodale  - Kenteng Songo - Dakan - Selo.


Early in cool morning, wake you up, have warm tea and snack, then proceed the trek heads for summit Syarif 3119 m 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 Triangulasi 3142 m.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 1550.

Transfer 1,h hours.Normal actual hike 6 hours ascent - descent.Overnight by local homestay of Selo.Trekking Altitude Gain / Lose = approx 742 m / 1.417 m.(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 beloow. After more less 30 of sightseeing, we then descend heads for  Selo base 1770 m where we have more time to break before transfering you to Yogyakarta city for you next destination.

Transfer 2,5 hours. Normal Actual trek 8 hours ascent - descent.Breakfast en route at breaking point on volcano and lunch at local homestay.Trekking Altitude Gain / Lose = approx 1350 m / 1130 m.(B,L,D)


COST PER PERSON IN IDR:
Contact via contact form for newest cost per person, notify us your small group size (number of participants/guest) and requested departure date.

COST INCLUDED:
1) Private car
2) Pick up and drop off service around Yogyakarta (airport / hotel)
3) Guiding services
4) Camping & Cooking Equipments
5) Meals as indicated B,L,D in program
6) Mineral water (3 lt per day),snacks and fruits
8) Trekking Permits & Donation
9) Trekking as per program
10) Local porter services
11) Local Homestay at Selo

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

ITINERARY:
Itinerary is our trip reference,it is tentative, may change due to actual objective (nature) or subjective (Group/Participant) conditions for safety reason.

NEED FURTHER DETAIL:
Contact via available email contact form prior booking confirmation


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