Merbabu is type B active volcano according to Indonesia volcano classification, also known as an old volcano which is similar to Lawu volcano. Merbabu still has crater which is seen unique due to dominated by bubbling water plus volcanic low gas pressure. It's volcanic terrain located below peak zone, and offers more various ecosystem to take in look during trekking / hiking / climbing days in the area. Merbabu is under national park management system, and play important role as water catchment area and protected habitat of flora fauna plus mountain ecosystem.
As an old volcano, Merbabu has several peaks, but popular ones are peak Syarif / Pregodalem and peak Kenteng Songo. It's summit zone, provides scenic view of jagged volcanic cones of Yogyakarta and Central Java regions such Merapi, Sumbing and Sindoro, also Slamet in the West and Lawu in the East distance, as well as impressive " parade" of mountain range / volcanoes such Andong, Unggaran, and Telomoyo in the lower altitude.
So far, Merbabu is considered as best trekking destination by some Indonesian trekkers for it's greatest number of available trekking / hiking / climbing routes. Some wellknown hiking / trekking / climbing routes are: Wekas - Kedakan, Selo, Cuntel, Thekelan, and recent new comer Suwanting. Recent guiding day approach for Merbabu as below:
2 DAYS TREKKING MERBABU PEAK SYARIF:
This hike leak you up peak Syarif, a best point for sunrise view in the area. Pick up service in the morning, transfer to Wekas - Kedakan trekking base, then hike to camp site. You can expect to see waterfall en route and green valley of the mountain, also get insight of typical volcanic environment ones of Indonesia type B active volcano. Overnight by tent at camp site. On day 2, summit push in the early morning heads for peak Syarif. Expected to catch sunrise momentum, and see morning nice view of surrounding volcanic jagged cones. Hike down back to trekking base for transferring return to Yogyakarta.
2 DAYS TREKKING MERBABU DOUBLE PEAKS PLUS CRATER:
This is most favorite by most experienced hikers / trekkers / climbers since it lead you to two different point: peak Syarif and peak Kenteng Songo, also give you chance to walk down to get closer look of uniqueness
of old crater Merbabu and have insight about it's volcanic phenomenon.Pick up service in the morning around Yogyakarta, transfer to trekking base Wekas Kedakan, hike to camp site, overnight by tent. On day 2, summit push, and walk down to get closer to crater base, then proceed to the basecamp for transferring you return to Yogyakarta fo you next destination.
2 DAYS TREKKING MERBABU DOUBLE ROUTES WEST TO SOUTH.
This trekking trip offer chance to hike up and down via different route. Hike up via western flank of Merbabu volcano to peak zone Kenteng Songo on day 1. Summit push on day 2, then hike down via southern flank to Selo trekking Basecamp to transferring return to Yogyakarta for your next own journey.This trekking trip is suit for those expecting to experiences the highland Savana environment of volcano Merbabu and collecting variation of mountain route.
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