Merapi Volcano Trekking

A midnight trek on Mt Merapi, Indonesia’s most active volcano, is an experience not to be missed! Embark on a 6-hour hike from Selo village, walking through dense vegetation to the summit, then watch the sunrise before making the 5-hour descent down the volcano’s eastern slope. Gain insightful perspective on this natural treasure and learn about its history from your local guide. Refreshments, lunch and round-trip hotel transport are included on this small-group tour from Yogyakarta.

It has erupted many times in a powerful way, making the Merapi become a legendary piece of the surroundings. You will also enjoy the local legends about Merapi's spirit and past eruptions, which happened to be very serious at some point so that its activity is well observed and follow by many volcanologists.

You will be picked you up at your hotel in Yogyakarta city around 09.00 p.m. Then we drive you to Selo Village, located on the northern side of the volcano.

After preparation we start to climb at midnight and it takes you around six hours to climb to the peak.

Once at the top you will enjoy the first rays of sun to warm us up, then after see the sunrise we go down for 5 hours. You can admire the city of Yogyakarta in the South and the Merbabu volcano on the eastern side.

Then you will have a small rest enjoying the view from Pasar Bubar before climbing down to Selo. A vehicle will be waiting for you in Selo to drive you back to Yogyakarta in the afternoon.

Normal time estimate Merapi via Selo Normal time estimate Merbabu via Selo

09.00 - 00.00 pm : Yogyakarta - Selo village

00.00 - 00.30 am : Preparation

00.30 - 02.00 am : Trekking to Pos - 1

02.00 - 03.30 am : Trekking to Pos - 2

03.30 - 04.00 am : Trekking to Pos - 3

04.00 - 05.00 am : Trekking to Top

05.00 - 06.30 am : Trekking down to Pos - 3

06.30 - 07.00 am : Rest

07.00 - 10.30 am : Trekking down to Selo village

08.00 - 11.00 pm : Yogyakarta - Selo village

11.00 - 11.30 pm : Preparation

11.30 - 01.00 am : Trekking to Pos - 1

01.00 - 02.30 am : Trekking to Pos - 2

02.30 - 04.00 am : Trekking to Pos - 3

04.00 - 05.00 am : Trekking to Top

05.00 - 06.30 am : Trekking down to Pos - 3

06.30 - 07.00 am : Rest

07.00 - 11.30 am : Trekking down to Selo village

Merapi Top
Top of Merbabu
Crater mouth of Merapi