Mount Merapi, Gunung Merapi (literally Fire Mountain in Indonesian/Javanese), 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, and thousands of people live on the flanks of the volcano, with villages as high as 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) above sea level. The name Merapi could be loosely translated as ‘Mountain of Fire’. The etymology of the name came from Meru-Api; from the Javanese combined words; Meru means “mountain” refer to mythical mountain of Gods in Hinduism, and api means “fire”.
Evening at 9 pm, pick up service at hotel or other location in Yogyakarta area. Drive from to Selo village (Selo Trekkers’ camp) located at the north saddle of Merapi. (2 hours drive).
After preparation, then at 12 am start to trek up the slope of Merapi for 4 hours. Around 04 am, reaching the peak of Merapi. At the top of Merapi you could also se and enjoy the spectacular sunrise. Rest and enjoy the fresh atmosphere before trek down (for 3.5 hours) Arrive back Selo village / base camp. Simple breakfast served at the village and return to hotel in Yogyakarta. End of tour.