Mount Merapi Guided Tour

Hiking to the Crater Summit

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$30.00 per guest

Highlights

  • Night hiking up the slopes of the most active volcano in Indonesia
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the sunrise and surrounding plains from the summit of Merapi at 2930 meters
  • Guided hike with professional rangers to ensure guest's safety and the best hiking experience
  • Enjoy warm coffee on the summit as you enjoy the sunrise prepared for you by your guide
  • Stunning views of Merapi's sister volcano, Mount Merbabu, from the summit

Inclusive of:

  • National park entrance fee
  • Private professional rangers to guide you up the mountain
  • Headlights
  • Breakfast is provided on the following day

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Yogyakarta (can be included at additional cost)
  • Trekking gear such as boots, jackets, trekking poles, rain covers etc.
5 Out of 5
5 Reviews
Amar Taggu India
5
20 Dec, 2017

An experience that will be cherished forever. Although there was a last minute change due to closing of Merapi, I was ad...

Laura S United States
5
4 Oct, 2017

Tough but really fun hike with incredible views at the summit! Adi and the whole Backstreets team did an incredible job ...

$US 30.00 per guest
1 hour
1 - 15 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

On a clear day, Merapi can be seen on the distant horizon to the north of Yogyakarta - for some it adds an aesthetic backdrop to an ancient city, to others, the mountain beckons to summit its peak. Merapi certainly appealed to us in more ways than one, and for a long time we had the itch to summit the volcano. After some planning, we finally did and at the same time put together a tour to share the experience with our guests. Merapi's appeal also lies in the fact that, it is full of contradictions. Beneath the grandeur of its slopes and its distinct crater, it masks a destructive force - ready to erupt and cause havoc at any instant. Where once lava and pyroclastic flows destroyed everything in its path, the same area now provides extremely fertile soil for agriculture and rock debris for construction. The biggest contradiction however lies in the fact that Merapi, while considered the most active volcano in Indonesia and perhaps the world, still finds local residents calling its slopes their homes and for thousands of travelers scaling its peak as the allure and appeal to scale Merapi is sometimes irresistible and sometimes sacred. This tour is designed together with local rangers and guides that have worked in the mountain since they were little boys. Summiting the mountain on an average of 1 -2 times a week, the guides we work with, under the supervision of veteran climber and ranger Mr Suroto, are well trained, experienced and know the mountain very well! Itinerary (for transport option) 2200 - 2330: Pick up from hotel and transfer to New Selo basecamp 2330 - 2400: Check all equipment and logistics 0100 - 0500: Trek to summit and catch sunrise 0530 - 0900: Descend down to basecamp 0900 - 0945: Breakfast 0945 - 1115: Transfer from basecamp back to hotel

Additional Information:

  • Transport is not included in the price, if you are not making your own way to the base camp, we can arrange a pickup and drop off service. Simply select the option from the add on section below
  • If you arrange your own transport, our team will send you the location and contact details of the guide who will meet you at New Selo basecamp instantly after booking
  • Guests are advised not to ride a motorbike to the basecamp due to safety concerns since we expect that on the next day's return trip to Yogyakarta you will be exhausted and sleep deprived
  • The trek is categorized as 'Difficult', thus all guests are advised to ensure physical fitness before signing up for the tour
  • Ensure that you are well prepared for the hike. Rain jackets, warm clothes, proper closed hiking shoes, water, energy bars are highly recommended to have
  • Merapi overnight camping trips can also be arranged, you can simply send us an inquiry to learn more

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Your Local Host

Mr Suroto and Team

Greetings! My name is Suroto, I am a resident of Selo town located on the northern slopes of Merapi. I live here with my wife and 2 daughters. I've been climbing Merapi since I was young and have done so all my lif...

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5 reviews from people who took this experience

Amar Taggu India
5
20 Dec, 2017

An experience that will be cherished forever. Although there was a last minute change due to closing of Merapi, I was advised to go to Mount Marbabu instead. Being a total novice in hiking, Mount Merbabu was as challenging as Merapi would have been. Each step up towards the summit felt like a giant ... Read more

Laura S United States
5
4 Oct, 2017

Tough but really fun hike with incredible views at the summit! Adi and the whole Backstreets team did an incredible job combining this with an evening tour in Yogya so we could fit in as much as possible. Thank you very much for such a seamless and exciting experience.

US$ 30.00 per guest
5 Reviews