Mount Merapi (Gunung Merapi): Volcano Trekking With Amazing Sunrise


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Mount merapi is the most active  volcano in indonesia, as it is locally know is fire mountain. That’s why it is very interesing and popular for climbers around the world. Merapi volcano trekking is a trip that you can see amazing sunrise.

MOUNT MERAPI DESCRIPTION

Mount Merapi is an active stratovolcano located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. It is located approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of Yogyakarta city. The beauty of Mount Merapi makes it one of the most popular mountain tourist attraction in jogja that is recognized very fascinating by climbers and tourists in general. The distance is not far from yogyakarta also make it temptation for the adventurer even for those who have never climbed before.

As a very active volcano, Mount Merapi has erupted several times. Counting since 1548 this mountain has erupted as much as 68 times. Since the last 10 years at least 2 big eruptions in 2006 and 2010. The eruption in 2010 also killed mbah marijan, the caretaker who survived during eruption in 2006. For the climbers, the eruption in 2010 also left Pain because it also destroyed the eagle peak which is the peak of pride for them.

In fact, Mount Merapi is never deserted from the climbing activity. Horror story and mystical story that related to this mountain, nothing can really hinder the climbers.

STARTING POINT

Mount Merapi is a popular object of climbing. Because this mountain is a very fascinating mountain. Climbing this mount can be reached through several route.The most popular and common route is through the north side of  NEW SELO, boyolali district, central java, precisely in the village of tlogolele. The village is situated between mt. Merapi and mt.Merbabu.

Another route is through Kaliurang, Pakem sub-district, Sleman district, Yogyakarta on the south side. The line is more steep and takes about 6-7 hours to the top. Another alternative path is through the northwest side, starting from the sawangan, Magelang regency, Central Java and through the southeast side, from deles, Kemalang sub-district, Klaten district, Central Java.

mount merapiNew Selo

TRACK AND ROUTE

Here I just explain the climbing route for NEW SELO because this route is the most popular and safest one.

Basecamp to Post 1 – 60 minutes.

Starting from Merapi basecamp. On this first route you will pass the asphalt path with the fields of local people on the left and right.

Post 1 to Post 2 – 45 minutes.

There is no longer an asphalt track, turning into a barren land of increasingly steep slope, you will be on a barren rocky land with small trees. There are so many chasms where we must be vigilant.

 Pos 2 to Post 3 – 30 menit

After post 2, the climbing path is quite extreme with dominated by large stones, but here are many small lush trees.

Post 3 to Pasar Bubrah  30 menit

After a few minutes leave post 3 to go to pasar bubrah which became the last post for you before the peak of Merapi. Here you will not see a tree at all except the barren sandy soil and gravel.

Pasar Bubrah to the peak of Mt.Merapi – 1 jam 30 menit

Maybe this is one memory you will never forget. To get to the top you will pass the super extreme sandy route with a 45-50 degree slope.

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Mount Merapi Track And Route

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Track to Reach Merapi Peak

SUNRISE VIEW POINT

Mount Merapi National Park is still one of the favorite destination for hiking lovers who specifically hunt for sunrise on the cloud. Seeing the sunrise at the peak of Merapi as the most active volcano in Indonesia even in the world is a very amazing experience, because you seem to stand on the cloud and can see directly the volcanic crater of Merapi volcano that always flayer up and the beauty of the other mountains in the distance.

mount merapi sunrise trekking tour
Mount Merapi Sunrise Trekking

Merapi Sunrise

WHERE IS MERAPI MOUNT?

Address : Selo, Boyolali, Jawa tengah, Inonesia.

Village          : Tlogolele

Sub-district : Selo

Regency        : Boyolali

Province       : Central Java (Jawa Tengah)

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY PRIVATE CAR:

Using Private car with driver means you are free for anything without bothering anyone else. You just do your own tour with friends or family in one car maximum of 5 people, if more than 5 people we can provide a larger car.

Private car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, entrance fee, parking, mineral water, local guide for Merapi Trakking and transfer back to your hotel.

**) To get more information about our Tours and Transport service for your private Car, please read Jogja Tour Transport Service and Jogja TransporTeam

**) Find out Our Vehicles here: Toyota AvanzaDaihatsu Xenia, Suzuki Ertiga, Toyota Innova, Daihatsu Luxio, Toyota Hiace, Isuzu ElfKia TravelloMedium Bus, Toyota FortunerToyota Alphard and Toyota Camry.

*Our Transport is Support by :  Toyota Astra Indonesia, Daihatsu Indonesia, Suzuki Motor Indonesia

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY SHARING CAR:

Using Sharing car means, you’re joining a small group and share the transport price and seat with the other guests that going to the same direction or in one itinerary with minimum of 2 participants. An english speaking driver will pick up to your hotel and inform about your visit time for the places you visit.

Sharing car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, local Guide, parking and transfer back to your hotel.

** (Sharing Car Transport is recommended for budget Travellers and Students)

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Start From Adisucipto Airport: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 3A ) and stop in Condongcatur Bus shelter, then please take Route ( 2A ) and stop in Jombor Bus station, then please take a public bus to Semarang city and stop at Blabak, Magelang, then please take a small bus to Ketep Pass and stop at Ketep Pass, then please take a small bus to Boyolali and stop at Selo basecamp.

Start From Giwangan Bus Station: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 3A ) and stop in Ngabean Bus shelter, then please take Route ( 2B ) and stop in Jombor Bus station, then please take a public bus to Semarang city and stop at Blabak, Magelang, then please take a small bus to Ketep Pass and stop at Ketep Pass, then please take a small bus to Boyolali and stop at Selo basecamp.

Start From Tugu Railway Station: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 3A ) and stop in Ngabean Bus shelter, then please take Route ( 2B ) and stop in Jombor Bus station, then please take a public bus to Semarang city and stop at Blabak, Magelang, then please take a small bus to Ketep Pass and stop at Ketep Pass, then please take a small bus to Boyolali and stop at Selo basecamp.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

BEST TIME TO GO:

At 10.00 PM   ( Start driving from yogyakarta )

At 01.00 AM  ( Start Climbing from new selo basecamp )

( From yogyakarta city to new selo around 2 Hours driving )

BEST MONTH FOR CLIMBING:

On Juli – September.

ENTRANCE FEE:

Rp 180,000     (Weekday)

Rp 230,000     (Weekend)

Rp 300,000     (local Guide)

( You can share to pay the guide with your friends or other groups. 1 guide for 1 person, 2 guide for 5 people.  They also provide profetional local guide at selo basecamp )

HIKING DURATIONS:

* About 6-7 hours going up and 4-5 going down ( For amateurs ).

*About 4-5 hours for who has good stamina and 3-4 going down ( For adolescence )

WHAT TO WEAR:

Warm jacket, mount shoes or Slipers and rain coat

WHAT TO PREPARE:

Proper trekking sandals/shoes, flashlight, mineral water, simple snack,  waterproof pocket for camera or mobile phone

FIND SOME  OTHER TOURIST PLACES  NEAR MOUNT MERAPI:

  1. KETEP PASS
  2. KALIADEM
  3. BOROBUDUR TEMPLE
  4. MENDUT TEMPLE
  5. PAWON LUWAK COFFEE
  6. CHICKEN CHURCH
  7. SITUMBU HILL

JOGJA HOTELS:

We also provide list of the best accomodation options for travelers. Please choose the list of Hotels below.

FIND ANOTHER ACCOMODATIONS IN JOGJA

Boutique HotelResortVillaBed & BreakfastHostelGuesthouseHomestay

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BOOKING CONFIRMATION:

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