Mt. Merbabu (3145m asl) is located in Central Java, facing Mt. Merapi, thus they are called “twins” volcanoes. Mt. Merbabu is a dormant stratovolcano, and is accessible from either Semarang, Solo, Magelang, or Yogyakarta.

Trip Code MB01
Trip Style Hiking, Trekking, Climbing, Camping
Accommodation Type Tent
Activity Per Day 3-9 hours of walk per day
Trip Highlight
  • Beautiful view over Mt. Merapi Mt. Sindoro, Mt. Sumbing
  • Moderate level of physical fitness required to do traverse trip
  • Perfect weekend getaway from Semarang / Yogyakarta
Brief Itinerary Day 1     Semarang / Yogyakarta – Thekelan / Wekas Basecamp – Camp 2 / Camp 3

Day 2    Base Camp – Summit Antena – Summit Kenteng Songo – Selo – Semarang / Yogyakarta


Note : You can read here, a full french version of “Ascension du Merbabu

Day 1

Semarang / Yogyakarta - Wekas / Thekelan - Pos 2 / Pos 3 camp site

You will be welcomed by your guide at your hotel in Semarang / Yogyakarta in the morning. There is also possibility to pick you up at the airport if your flight is no later than 10.00 am. You will then drive to Wekas / Thekelan base camp through Ungaran highway. The trip will take about 2 hours. Upon your arrival at the base camp, you will have lunch box and start walking to the camp site for about 3 to 4 hours. Dine and sleep at camp site.

Accommodation   : Tent (1 tent for 2 persons)

Included meals     : Lunch, Dinner


Day 2

Camp site - Summit Kenteng Songo - Selo - Semarang / Yogyakarta

Wake up call at 03.30 for light breakfast and coffee break. You will start hiking at 04.00 in the morning to catch sunrise at “Puncak Antena” with the view of Mt. Sindoro and Mt. Sumbing in the north west. You will continue walking to “Kenteng Songo” summit. You will see the beautiful view over Mt. Merapi from this summit. Snack on the summit. You will descend to Selo with a lunch stop around Shelter 3. Continue walking to Selo village. Drive to your hotel in Semarang / Yogyakarta. End of service

Accommodation   : –

Included meals     : Breakfast, Lunch.



Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
June 20, 2017

The evening/night at Camp #2 on the Wekas route to Merbabu summit was fantastic ! The kids have slept well, which was a bit unexpected (to be honest, I was expecting more difficulties with the kids for sleeping in tent / sleeping bag). Overall, the service was fantastic and Rani’s team very nice and professional. We really appreciated how the team managed the difficult sections of the route with necessary gears and skills to ensure good safety of all the participants, especially the kids. The only thing that could be improved I think is the food for the kids. For instance: simple mashed potatoes, pasta, etc. might be better appreciated by Western little kids.

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