Thursday, April 7, 2011


TRIP NAME: Double Merbabu Merapi Volcanoes
DURATION: 3 Days/2Nights
TRANSPORT: Private car
ACCOMMODATION: Tent & Local Homestay
PAX : 4 - 1 Trekking Guests
WHEN : Customized to your request

This hike leads you to peaks of old volcano Merbabu and new crater ridge of 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 sub village Kedakan, and the descent will be made via the same trekking trail heads for hiking Base Camp. One night overnight by tent on our first night. During your hiking days, if we have actual good weather we then have  chance to experience sunset  momentum on volcano Merbabu as well as sunrise on peak of the volcano with background of fantastic of volcanoes of Central Java, as well as chance to see the latest change of crater of Merapi after latest huge explosive eruption 2010. This


DAY 1 / Yogyakarta-Kedakan -Knoll.(L,D).

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 approx 1725 m ASL. 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.

After safety briefing, then commence the hike through cobbled path of village, high farmland , path of mountain tropical forest, more rocky path of sub alpin vegetation heads for Merbabu knoll (+- 2775 m ASL). Today expected to experience sunset moment plus fresh air and the tranquility of the mountain forest, as well as see stunning view of surrounding landscape and cones. Overnight by tent.

Actual hiking elevation gain approx 1050 m. Lunch at trekking basecamp, and dinner at camp site. Briefing safety summit attempt for next day trekking at camp site.

DAY 2 / Knoll - Syarif  - Kenteng Songo - Kedakan - Selo.(B,L,D).

Early in cool morning, wake you up call, have warm drink plus light meal , then proceed the trek heads for peak Syarif 3119 m through steeper upward  Merbabu's trekking trail between two gorges of the old volcano Merbabu's craters. After sight seeing on peak Syarif, then proceed to next peak where we need traversing the volcanic 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.

Have break and sigh seeing on peak, then proceed the descent heads for trekking base camp.On the way descent, stop over to get closer look of the old crater (depend on the weather at the time). Transfer to Selo base at approx 1550 m ASL for overnight at local's house.

Actual hiking elevation gain/lose approx 367 m / 1417 m. Breakfast at camp site.Lunch at trekking basecamp. Dinner at local house.

DAY 3 / Selo-Merapi New Crater -Selo-Yogyakarta.(B,L).

Wake up at midnight, have warm drink plus light meal. After hiking safety briefing, then hike heads for new crater ridge (+-2905 m ASL) Merapi . Expected to catch beautiful view surrounding volcano Merapi plus sunrise and take look of the large new craters of the volcano Merapi. After more less 30 of sightseeing, we then hike down back heads for Selo base where we have more time to break before transferring you to Yogyakarta city for you next destination. Arrive Yogyakarta approx 03:30 pm.

Actual hiking elevation gain / lose approx 1355m / 1355m. Breakfast at Pasar Bubrah. Lunch at local house at Selo / resto en route.

Please contact via contact form, notify us your small group size (number of participants/guest) and requested date of trip departure for scheduling and receiving service performance properly.

1) Private car
2) Pick up and drop off service around Yogyakarta
3) Mountain Guiding services
4) Camp Equipments at Merbabu
5) Meals as indicated B,L,D in program
6) Mineral water and snacks.
8) Entrance tickets plus local Insurance Merbabu Merapi.
9) Trekking as per program
10) Group's porter services
11) Local Homestay at Merapi base
12) Necessary group's & personal safety gears.

*Travel Insurance & Assistance
*Personal Expense ( Tipping, personal porter and so on )
*Accommodation  before/after trekking trip

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

This guided trekking trip only operated when ever the authority recommended or allowed already to hike until new crater ridge of Merapi.


Contact via available contact form. Booking confirmation at least 4 weeks prior to your requested date of trekking trip departure.