Gunung Merbabu is a massive forested volcano located to the north of the renowned Merapi volcano. Gunung Merbabu or mount Merbabu is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java province on the Indonesian island of Java. The name Merbabu could be loosely translated as ‘Mountain of Ash’ from the Javanese combined words; Meru means “mountain” and awu or abu means “ash”. The active volcano Mount Merapi is directly adjacent on its south-east side, while the city of Salatiga is located on its northern foothills. A 1,500m high broad saddle lies between Merbabu and Merapi, the site of the village of Selo and highly fertile farming land.There are two peaks; Syarif (3,119 m) and Kenteng Songo (3,145 m). Three U-shaped radial valleys extend from the Kenteng Songo summit in northwesterly, northeastly and southeastly directions. Two known moderate eruptions occurred in 1560 and 1797. The 1797 event was rated 2: Explosive, on the Volcanic Explosivity Index. An unconfirmed eruption may have occurred in 1570. Geologically recent eruptions originated from a North Northwest-South Southeast fissure system that cut across the summit and fed the large-volume lava flows from Kopeng and Kajor craters on the northern and southern flanks, respectively.Climbers on Merbabu mostly start their trekking from Selo area on the southern side. (wikipedia.org)
Morning at 8 pm, pick up at hotel in Yogyakarta area.
Depart to to Selo basecamp located at the foot of mount Merbabu area (2 hours drive).
Upon arrival at Selo area, preparation and short briefing by local guide team.
10 pm starting from the basecamp hike mount Merbabu, passing 3 posts and 2 savannah areas.
By sunrise time reaching the highest peak on Mt. Merbabu – Kenteng Songo peak which is 3,145 m ASL. From here you could could see the spectacular sunrise, the surrounding views while relax and enjoying hot tea or coffee.
Spare few more time to satisfy your self before heading down and return to the base camp at Selo village.
Arrive back Selo village / base camp.
Have simple breakfast served at the village.
Rest and relax then return to Yogyakarta, transfer hotel or other selected location in Yogyakarta area.
End of tour.