Merbabu: ascent of the “mountain of ashes” - Azimuth Adventure Travel Ltd
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Merbabu: ascent of the “mountain of ashes”

The Merbabu (mountain of ashes) is much less known than its neighbor the Merapi but it has a certain number of assets of its own. With two peaks, Syarif 3,119 m and Kenteng Songo 3,145 m, Merbabu is a magnificent green mountain that easily makes us forget that it is a volcano.

Azimuth offers you a two-day climb, with night in a tent, allowing you to fully enjoy the beauty of the site and the surrounding region. Departing from Selo, facing Merapi, you start along a forest. As you climb, the veget...

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2h 30m-75km
Selo

Day 1Hike to Merbabu Base Camp

Day 1Hike to Merbabu Base Camp

  • Our driver and our guide pick us up from our hotel at 8 a.m. to reach Selo, the starting village of our hike. In Selo, we find the porters equipped with our tent, sleeping bags, food, snacks

  • We then begin our first day of ascent, on the slopes of Merbabu. We first cross a pine forest before beginning to see our objective, the Kenteng Songo summit. Arrival at Sabana II base camp in the middle of the afternoon. Setting up camp before being able to watch the magnificent sunset over Mount Merapi. Night in a tent.
    Positive elevation: 1200m

Meal and accommodations

Lunch: Picnic

Dinner: Made by your team

Accommodation: Tent camping

2h 30m
3h 30m
Selo
2h 30m-75km

Day 2Ascent of the Kenteng Songo Summit

Day 2Ascent of the Kenteng Songo Summit

  • Departure is early (3am), we make the last efforts to reach the summit before sunrise. During this last ascent, we can admire the extent of the cities of Jogjakarta and Solo, to the south, with the silhouette of Merapi in the foreground. Once at the summit, we take advantage of the first rays of sun to warm up. The 6 volcanoes of Central Java then appear on the horizon. After sunrise we return to base camp for breakfast
    Positive elevation gain: 300m

    Negative height difference: 300m

  • We begin our descent to return to Selo where our driver is waiting for us. Return road to Yogyakarta.
    Negative elevation: 1200 m

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Made by your team

Lunch: Picnic

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