Saturday, April 18, 2015

CLIMBING MERAPI MERBABU: Itinerary


DESTINATION: Merapi & Merbabu Volcanoes
SLEEPING ALTITUDE: Approx 1550 m & 2780 m
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: Approx 3164 m
ROUTE TYPE: Hiking

MERAPI MERBABU TREKKING ITINERARY:

Day 1 / Pick up service at airport of Yogyakarta.Trip briefing and transfer by private car for Selo.Final preparation and rest at Selo prior to trekking commencement.Overnight by local homestay.Normal actual drive 2,5 hours.(D)

Day 2 / Local warm drink plus light meal by midnight,and commence climbing at midnight to arrive on crater rim on most possible good weather for better sensational view of below new crater (depend on actual condition).Then descent back to Selo for your rest or optional visit to near by waterfall for your extra refreshment before tackle longer track of Merbabu volcano on next day.Overnight by local homestay.Normal actual hike approx 8 ascent-descent.(B,L,D)

Day 3 / Morning transfer to southern flank approx 1600 m of Merbabu  where we commence hike cross pine forest - tropical mountain forest and savana of sub alpin ecosystem.On the way,make some stop for view of Merapi on our back side prior.Lunch (picnic lunch) en route at breaking point .Overnight by tent.Normal actual hike 5 hours ascent.(B,L,D)

Day 4 / Early morning warm drink plus light meal, then summits attempt in dark cool early morning to arrive on summit for best sunrise momentum and view of volcano series of Central Java such volcano: Lawu,Sumbing Sindoro,and series of more "magical" view of small volcano plus mountain range such: Unggaran,Telemoyo and Andong,while closest one is "closed up view" of most active volcano Merapi on southern side.Descent via same route for transferring return to Yogyakarta.Overnight by hotel.Normal actual hike 5,5 hours ascent descent.(B,L,D).

Day 5 / Free time untill it's time to transfer you to airport of Yogyakarta or another place around Yogyakarta for your next destination.(B)





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