Saturday, April 18, 2015

MERBABU : Hiking "Hollow Rock" of Merbabu

TRIP NAME: Hike Merbabu K.Songo-Triangulasi.
DURATION : 2Days/1Night
TRANSPORT: Private Transport
INSURANCE: Local Insurance Merbabu
PAX: 4 - 1 Hiking Guest/Client
WHEN: Customized to your requested date of departure.

This hiking trip lead you hike up Kenteng Songo peak, one of popular summit of volcano Merbabu. The summit was previously highest strategic point to observe volcano Merapi standing on it's southern side, and today it still the highest best point by most Indonesian hikers/climbers to get "closed up view" of volcano Merapi. On summit, there were previously nine hollow rocks separated at two points of summit ridge in the area making these summit ridge to be locally named Kenteng Songo. Today, they are only discovered at one point of summit ridge that is being our hiking destination on this hiking trip. On the hike, experiencing the transition of mountain ecosystem from high mountain rain tropical forest to sub alpine ecosystem and volcanic zone of Merbabu is ones of highlights of this trip.


DAY 1 / Pick up service at Yogyakarta city in the morning 08:00 am, trip briefing plus check list and transfer to Merbabu hiking basecamp at Wekas Kedakan where we take break, meet personnel of local team and do final logistical preparation.After safety briefing, hike through cobbled path of village, path of mountain forest, and more rocky path of sub alpine vegetation head for knoll at elevation +- 2775 m ASL. Arrived at knoll approx 05:00 pm.

On hiking day, we have sufficient time to take break at least 3 times,also expected to experiences tranquillity of mountain forest, good view of green valley plus waterfall, surrounding volcanic cones, and ray of sunset.

Lunch at hiking basecamp. Dinner at camp site.Briefing for next day summit attempt at camp site. Overnight by tent. Hiking elevation gain approx 1050 m.

DAY 2 / Summit attempt for peak Kenteng Songo/k9  (+-3142 m ASL) through crux of Merbabu edge in early morning to arrive on peak in sunrise approx 05:30 am, and have. After summiting, hike down back to camp site, then proceed to hiking basecamp of Wekas Kedakan to transfer you back to Yogyakarta.

On hiking day, we have sufficient time to take break at least 4 times, also expected to experiences trianquality of summits zone under  ray of sunrise plus good “closed up view”of Merapi  and far distance morning scenic view of double cones of volcanoes Sumbing-Sundoro in the west. After summiting, then hike down back to camp site, proceed to hiking basecamp for transfering return to Yogyakarta. Arrive at Yogyakarta approx 03:30 pm.

Early morning warm drink plus light meal prior summit attempt at campsite,breakfast at camp site,
Lunch at hiking basecamp.Recheck list at hiking basecamp. Hiking elevation gain / lose approx 367 m  / 1417 m.

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1) Private Car
2) Pick up and drop off service at Yogyakarta.
3) Mountain Guiding services
4) Camp Equipments
5) Meals as indicated B,L,D in program
6) Mineral & isotonic water, and snacks.
8) Entrance ticket plus local Insurance
9) Trekking  as per program
10) Group's porter services
11) Necessary group's 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.

The camp site is rather exposed but offer more stunning view of surrounding mountainous ridge and cones. If we have bad weather on our actual day hike, you then will be guided walk down to some meters lower camp site.

Booking Confirmation at least 4 weeks prior to your requested date of trip departure.