Mount Merbabu (Indonesian: Gunung 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)
Afternoon at 2 pm pick up service at hotel or other selected location in Yogyakarta area. Depart to Selo village / Selo Trekkers’ camp located on the south saddle of Mt. Merbabu (around 2 hours drive). Afternoon at 3 pm starting from Selo area, continue to experience trekking on Mt. Merbabu. On mid trek up at 2500 m elevation before reaching the the highest peak, make tent and till midnight continue your trek to reach the highest peak of Mt. Merbabu.
By sunrise time reaching the Syarif Peak, the highest point on Mt. Merbabu (3.100 m ASL). From here you could could see the spectacular 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. Have simple breakfast at the base camp in Selo village, then pack up and drive back to Yogyakarta. Drop at hotel or other selected location in Yogyakarta area. End of service.