Monday, March 13, 2017

MERBABU MERAPI TREKKING: Double Volcanoes Hike


TRIP NAME: Trekking Double M Volcanoes
DURATION : 3Days/2Night
ROUTE: Wekas Kedakan Selo
MAXIMUM ALT: 3142 m ASL
PHYSICAL LEVEL: Challenging
WHEN : Customized to your request.

A physically challenging trekking trip of double volcanoes leading you hike two peaks of volcano Merbabu and new crater ridge of volcano Merapi, Indonesia. Offers experiences of hiking through cobbled road of village and path tropical mountain forest, more rocky path of sub alpine vegetation and loose rock of grounded surface of volcanic edge, traversing volcanic boulder and walk down-up through old crater base of Merbabu. You can expect to see stunning view of highfarmland, to catch ray of sunset and momentum of sunrise over volcanoes Merbabu and Merapi, to enjoy scenic "closed up view" of volcano Merapi and Merbabu, to observe uniqueness of old crater from crater base plus uniqueness of surrounding ecosystem of the old crater Merbabu,as well as observe new crater of Merapi from crater ridge to get more insight about two different type active volcano of Indonesia; the young type A active volcano Merapi and the old type B active volcano Merbabu.

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1 / YOGYAKARTA-KEDAKAN-KNOLL.(L,D)
Leave Yogyakarta in the morning for Merbabu trekking basecamp at Wekas Kedakan at elevation +- 1752 m ASL where we meet personnel of local team, hike to knoll of Merbabu at elevation +- 2775 m ASL of Merbabu. Overnight by tent. Normal actual hike approx 4 hours of ascent terrain Merbabu.

DAY 2 / KNOLL-PEAK SYARIF & K.SONGO-KEDAKAN-SELO.(B,L,D)
Summit attempt for peak Syarif / Pregodalem (+-3119 m ASL) & Kenteng Songo (+-3142 m ASL) in early morning to arrive on peak in sunrise.Hike down back to trekking basecamp of Wekas Kedakan, en route visit and observe old crater.Transfer to trekking basecamp Merapi at Selo (+-1550 m ASL) where we meet personnel of local team. Overnight by local’s house. Normal actual hike approx 6,5 hours of ascent and descent terrain Merbabu.

DAY 3 / SELO-NEW CRATER RIDGE-SELO-YOGYAKARTA.(B,L)
Wake up at midnight, hike in early morning heads for new crater ridge of Merapi (+- 2905 m ASL), observe the new crater,then hike down back to base of Selo for transferring return to Yogyakarta. Normal actual hike approx 7,5 hours ascent-descent terrain of Merapi.

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