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Conquer Mt Merbabu and Mt Merapi Extravaganza Package

Pick up from Solo

Tour Code: SOC-03 Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Take a step to victory by exploring the Mount Merbabu and Mount Merapi!


  • Conquer the Mount Merbabu and Mount Merapi
  • Explore the Pit Stops and base camp on your way to the peak of the Mountain
  • Admire the Picturesque Landscapes and Diverse Flora and Fauna on your way to the Top

Tour Description:

Day 1 – Solo Airport/ New Solo/ Pasar Bubrah

Embark on a journey to triumph over the mighty Mount Merbabu and Mount Merapi. In the local language, Mount Merbabu can be interpreted as the ‘Mountain of Ash’ from the combination of the words; Meru (‘mountain’) and abu or awu (‘ashes’). This dormant stratovolcano is situated at the Central Java district on the Indonesian island of Java and the mountain can be conquered from various routes either originating from the town of Kopeng on the northeast side or from Selo which is located on the southern side. Moreover, Mount Merapi can be translated to ‘Fire Mountain’ from the word api (‘fire’) and it is the subject of many myths and folklore. The mystical mountain that is located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta is said to have been created because the Gods believed that the Earth was unbalanced because of the presence Mount Jamurdipo on the west end of the island and hence the Gods ordered the mountain to move to the centre of Java.

Your journey will commence during your drive to New Solo from Solo Airport where you will spot the landscape of the high Mount Merbabu and Mount Merapi clearly from a distance at New Solo. You will be surrounded by the clear blue sky and rich green vegetations on your journey. Then, you will make your way through the rocky terrain under the bright sky to Pasar Bubrah where you will have the chance to explore the area. After an exhausting journey, you will make camp at Pasar Bubrah as night is slowly approaching to replenish your energy stores for your journey to the apex of the mountain the following morning.

Day 2 – Mt. Merapi Summit/ Pasar Bubrah/ Selo/ Samiran Village

As the morning Sun ascends, you will awake after a refreshing night's rest and begin your journey to ascend to the summit of Mount Merapi. Before you know it, you feel the Sun lightly touching your skin when you will reach the peak of Mt. Merapi where you can closely see the clouds circulating areas of the mountain. After a good photography session, you will prepare to make your journey down on the rocky terrain from the summit to Pasar Bubrah and then you will exit the region through the Selo route. From there, you will travel to the quaint village of Samiran village, which is situated at the base of Mount Merbabu and Mount Merapi where you can observe the hardworking residents of the village at work under the clear sky. You are free to explore the quaint village at your own leisure and observe the culture and customs of the local people. Nearing the end of the day, you will be staying at the homestay that is situated in the village for some rest after a long day's journey.

Day 3 – Basecamp/ Mt. Merbabu Summit/ Savannah 2

On your third day of adventure, you will commence your journey to the peak of Mount Merbabu by first taking a motorbike to the base camp of Mount Merbabu where you will be able to rest after a long journey. You will have the opportunity to explore the basecamp and admire the picturesque landscapes that surround that area. Then, your adventure continues with a trek up to the summit of Mount Merbabu where you will have the chance to admire the stretch of fields and vibrant wildflowers and before you know it, you would have reached the peak. You will feel the cool air on your skin where you will also see the wide expanse of the savannah and gigantic trees looming over your head. After a good photography session, you will head to Savannah 2 from the peak and along the way, you will notice wildflowers blooming around your feet and the sight of Mount Merapi can be seen from a distance. Upon arrival to Savannah 2, you will set up camp here for some much-needed rest.

Day 4 – Gancik Route/ Samiran Village

After getting your energy replenished, you will head to the Gancik Route where you will be able to see the vast expanse of the mountains from a distance encased with tightly-packed trees and layers of clouds gently surrounding the peak of the mountain. You will have a chance to explore the surroundings where you can form some memories and take some beautiful pictures. Then, you will travel to the bustling Samiran village by motorbike and take this final chance to explore the beautiful peaceful village. As night is approaching, you will visit the homestay where you will replenish your energy for your exhausting journey and spend some time relaxing.

Day 5 – Solo Airport

On your final day, you will prepare to make your way to Solo airport where you will look back fondly on the adventure you have taken to the top of the Mount Merbabu and Mount Merapi.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation after confirmation of tour or no show: No refunds are allowed.

Pick-Up Time:

  • 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

What's Included:

  • Two (2) Night’s Accommodation at Homestay in Samiran Village
  • One (1) Night’s Camp at Merapi Mountain
  • One (1) Night’s Accommodation at Merbabu Mountain
  • Rented Car and Motorbike
  • Return Transfers
  • Full Board Meals: Four (4) Breakfasts, Five (5) Lunches, Four (4) Dinners
  • Group Camping Gear (tents, stoves, etc.)
  • Trekking Permit
  • Guide
  • Porters
  • Medical Kit

What's Not Included:

  • Flight to and from Solo
  • Personal Cloth and Equipment
  • Personal Insurance
  • Personal Expenses (laundry, alcohol, etc.)
  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Tipping for Guide and Driver
  • Any Items Not Mentioned

Additional Information:

  • A minimum of 4 pax is required to participate in this tour
  • Prices shown are based on four (4) pax. For solo or group travellers, please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011)
  • Accommodations are subject to availability
  • The best season for trekking up Mt. Merbabu and Mt. Merapi is from April to October
  • An approximate of 8 hours of walking per day
  • Hiking trip grade is easy
  • The max elevation of the hike is 2,390 m 
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own

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Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up location(s) that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.

List of Location(s):

    Pick up is also available for other location(s) under the vicinity of Solo. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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