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Sunrise Over Mount Merapi 2,930 mdpl

Love Engine | Saturday, 03 December 2016 - 22:22:18 WIB | be read: 3939 reader

Merapi is frequently declared off-limits to visitors. The most popular path is from the small village of Selo, on the northern side of the mountain. Even then extreme caution is advised.

During quiet periods, a 1am start from Selo is necessary to reach the summit for dawn (a three- to four-hour trip). It is a tough, demanding walk, but usually manageable by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.
The trail passes a rocky, chilly campsite at 2500m (known as Pasar Bubrah) that some tours use as a last staging post. Depending on the state of the volcano’s activity it may not be possible to continue further (in July 2012 this was the permitted limit). If conditions are favourable, the final ascent is very tough, past billowing vents and through loose volcanic scree and sand which will consume all your remaining strength.

From the summit, on clear days, you’ll be rewarded with amazing views deep into the 500m-wide crater from the crater rim, which is often enveloped by choking sulphurous gas. Be ultra cautious on the crater rim due to freezing winds and the instablity of the terrain.

Treks from Selo are not always well organised. Guides should warn against climbing if it looks dangerous. While they don’t want to endanger lives, they may be prepared to take risks in order to be paid. Even during quieter periods, Merapi can suddenly explode into action.
It has not been possible to climb the peak from Kaliurang since 1994 due to volcanic activity. However there is still excellent hiking around the lower reaches of Merapi, with superb views of lava flows. Love Engine Tour & Fun, has organised climbs for years and is an an excellent reference point. Four-hour sunrise hikes from basecamp usually start at 5am and include a licensed guide equipped with two-way radios and breakfast.

Minimum of pack : 3 Person 
Tour included transport return Jogja-Selo, Breakfast, Entrance Tickets, Guide Porter and Insurance.

For the price information depends on the amount of visitor, please Contact Us   or via email: love.engine66@gmail.

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