Thursday, November 19, 2015

CLIMB SINDORO: A"fragrant Volcanic Summit"

TRIP NAME : SINDORO,Circuiting Volcano Crater Rim
OVERNIGHT : By tent.
TRANSPORT: Private Car
GET IN/OUT: Jogja/Jogja

A hiking trip leading you climb summit of Sindoro volcano, circuiting crater's ridge Sindoro, enjoy hike through authentic Adelweis flower field and see " closed up view of larger Sumbing volcano" under light of sunset and sunrise as well as view of Merapi-Merbabu towering over morning white mist in distance.Summit zone of Sindoro volcano was known as spot of spewed out volcanic mud in past as well as Strombolian eruption type in historical records of Indonesian volcano eruption.The hike is physically easy done on first day but challenging hike up-down on second day. Overnight by tent at available camp site of Sindoro volcano.   


DAY 1 /  Pick up service at Yogyakarta in the morning 08:00 am, trip briefing, equipment check list and leave Yogyakarta for hiking Basecamp 1403 m. Here we take rest, introduce you to Basecamp owners or family, and further hiking safety briefing.

Hike heads for camp site of Sindoro over Seroto camp site.Today Hike is physically easy through path of mountain forest ecosystem, cross small bridge of small river,take slower pace through steeper rocky terrain heading for campsite.

Along the way, see typically Java tobacco highland plantation in back drop of larger Sumbing volcano . Experience tranquility and fresh air of mountain forest as well as " closed up view of larger Sumbing volcano" under light of sunset. Overnight by tent and briefing for next day hike plus safety hike aspect at camp site. Altitude gain approx 1028 m..(L,D)

DAY 2 / Early dark morning wake call, enjoy warm drink plus light meal in cool early morning.Then do summit push to arrive on summit of Sindoro volcano 3153 m in the morning for most possible better weather.You'll be guided through more physically harder hike along constantly incline terrain, more rocky area,and ecosystem of sub alpin where fragrant Adelweis flower normally grow around.On the way before summiting, we also pass unique separating volcanic " box " boulders locally called Watu Tata.

If we have good weather, we experience sunrise moment, see the crater and fantastic morning views of Merapi - Merbabu towering over morning white cloud, also enjoy beauty of " close up views " of volcano Sumbing, and volcanoes Slamet, Dieng Plateau and Ciremai in the distance.

You then led circuiting the crater rim to observe uniqueness of flat summit environment of this more reactivated volcano after 60 years of calm. Here, some vegetation still capable to adapt and grow in fact-as well as dry grass are looking strive to grow around old craters rest that made this area so typical for Sindoro volcanic highland.

Today craters was sometimes transformed into temporal volcanic crater lake due to accumulation of rainfall
water around the craters.Historical eruption record also indicated volcanic mud was previously spewed out to this flat summit zone during high intensity of volcanic activity of Sindoro's crater.Strambolian type of eruption also was recorded in historical eruption record of Sindoro that made this volcano so unique for it's combination eruption  types: Strambolian and mud.

After circuiting it's crater's rim,you then guided hike down heads for forest - local plantation border 1654 m of Kledung, proceed to Basecamp for you longer break plus lunch before it's time to drive you return to Yogyakarta for your next destination. Hiking altitude gain / lose approx 722 m / 1499 m. Arrive at Yogyakarta approx 04:00 pm.(B,L)

Contact via contact form, notify us your small group size ( quantity of participant) and requested date of trip departure.

1) land transport 
2) Pick up and drop off service at Yogyakarta (also possible at Borobudur area)
3) Mountain Guiding service
4) Camp Equipments
5) Meals as indicated B,L,D in program
6) Mineral water (3 lt per day), and snacks.
8) Entrance Tickets
9) Trekking as per program
10) Group's porter services
11) Necessary group's and personal safety gear.

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

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

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