Merapi Trekking Tour, Mount Merapi / Gunung Merapi (literally Mountain of Fire 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 km north of Yogyakarta city, and thousands of people live on the flanks of the volcano, with villages as high as 1700 m above sea level.
The name Merapi could be loosely translated as ‘Mountain of Fire’ from the Javanese combined words; Meru means “mountain” and api means “fire”. Smoke can be seen emerging from the mountaintop at least 300 days a year, and several eruptions have caused fatalities. Hot gas from a large explosion killed 27 people on November 22 in 1994, mostly in the town of Muntilan, west of the volcano. Another large eruption occurred in 2006, shortly before the Yogyakarta earthquake. In light of the hazards that Merapi poses to populated areas, it has been designated as one of the Decade Volcanoes.
On 25 October 2010 the Indonesian government raised the alert for Mount Merapi to its highest level and warned villagers in threatened areas to move to safer ground. People living within a 20 km (12.5 mile) zone were told to evacuate. Officials said about 500 volcanic earthquakes had been recorded on the mountain over the weekend of 23–24 October, and that the magma had risen to about a kilometre below the surface due to the seismic activity. On the afternoon of 25 October 2010 Mount Merapi erupted lava from its southern and southeastern slopes. (Wikipedia)
We organize tour to allow the people from all countries to enjoy better the trip in Yogyakarta/Jogja to visit all tourist attractions inside (mainly Borobudur Temple, Mt Merapi) and run the itineraries that we offered in good quality tour service in very reasonable cost.
Visit Merapi with Merapi Trekking Tour
Merapi Trekking Tour is tour package to visit Merapi organized to climb up to the top of Merapi to enjoy the Panoramic view on the summit of Merapi, start from Jogjakarta no need to be an expert, this tour will offers the experiences on the top of Merapi (2960 meters above sea level) the one of the very active volcano in Java, a very spectacular sunrise and panoramic view on the peak of Java Island.
Merapi Trekking Itinerary
Day 1 Depart from your hotel in Yogyakarta/Jogja at 10.00 PM, start to reach Selo, a village on the northern side of Merapi where a start point of your trekking are, after driving 2 hours, we arrive at this village at 24.00 . Meeting service with local guide to climbing preparation.
Day 2 at 01.00 am start to climbing up to the top, arrived to the summit (2960 meter above sea level) at sunrise at 05.00 am from where you can see the summits of volcanoes of surrounding. Go down steps by steps and reach the start point again at 09.00. Take your local breakfast and transfer back to your hotel.
The gears needed: Jacket, Torch, Trekking shoes, Rain Coat, Mineral water
Merapi Trekking Tour inclusions
1. Transport with private van airconditioned
2. Entrances fees
3. Local Tour guide
4. Light Breakfast