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Climbing Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi is located on Java, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Yogyakarta and is one of the most active volcanoes in the region. When there is no volcanic activity, the volcano can be climbed. The ascend is a decent exercise as it is a fairly strenuous walk up. Usually the start of the ascent is in the middle of the night and you will reach the top before the magic of sunrise.

The hike up takes about 6 hours from the bottom of the volcano. There is a path, but it consists of loose sand and some rocky bits but if you keep normal pace is it accessible for the majority of people. When you arrive at the top it will still be dark as the sun is still down. Expect temperatures to be cold, so bring some dry clothe
s (you will be sweaty) to wear on the top. During the walk up the temperatures are fine as it takes a fair amount of energy. When the sun comes up you will be pleasantly surprised with an amazing view of the region and you will feel the heath of the sun warming up the top of the volcano.

After spending an hour or so up there you will have to walk back again and have a breakfast at the hotel at the bottom of Mt. Merapi. It is possible to do this trip yourself, but in Yogyakarta you can easily book the tour which includes transportation and a guide. The pictures on this page were taken before the 2010 eruption, so it is likely that the Merapi volcano appears slightly different now.   


Merapi travel photo gallery

 
Clouds hanging over Merapi.

Clouds hanging over the volcano.

 
Mount Merapi seen from above.

Mount Merapi seen from above.

 
The view on Mount Merapi from an airplane.

The view from an airplane.

 


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Full moon when climbing Merapi volcano.

Full moon when climbing.

 
Red colored sky during sunrise.

Red colored sky during sunrise.

 
Sunrise seen from Mount Merapi, Indonesia.

Sunrise.

 
Sunrise above Java.

Sunrise above Java.

 
Intense colored sunrise seen from the the top of Mount Merapi.

Intense colored sunrise seen from the the top.

 
Mount Merapi rises above the clouds.

Above the clouds.

 
Clouds between the volcano's in Java.

Clouds between the volcano's in Java.

 
The crater on top of Mount Merapi.

The crater on top of Mount Merapi.

 
Mount Merbabu seen from Merapi.

Mount Merbabu.

 
Dieng volcanic complex.

Dieng volcanic complex.

 
Plants growing on Merapi.

Plants growing on the slopes.

 
Dieng volcanic complex in Java, Indonesia.

Dieng volcanic complex.

 
The natural scenery of Mount Merapi, Java.

The natural scenery.

 
Volcano rising above the clouds.

Volcano rising above the clouds.

 
Volcanic ash.

Volcanic ash.

 
Hard climb up Merapi.

Hard climb up.

 



Amazing scenery of Mount Merapi, Indonesia.

Amazing scenery.

 



Mount Merbabu rising above a layer of clouds.

Mount Merbabu rising above a layer of clouds.

 



Cloud layer and the Dieng volcanic complex in the background.

Cloud layer and the Dieng volcanic complex in the background.

 
The path up Mount Merapi.

The path up.

 



Mount Merapi in Java, Indonesia.

The volcano seen from a distance..



Internet sites with travel information about Mount Merapi



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