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Mount Merbabu – Find The Gorgeous Savana in Java

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2 Days 1 Night
Mt Merbabu entry point
Min Age : 10+
Adventure Details

Mount Merbabu is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java, widely considered one of Java’s beautiful mountains with the spectacular views from the summit and many other mountains visible from the peak. The best time to view this otherworldly scene is sunrise. The dormant stratovolcano is nestled in the regencies of Magelang, Boyolali and Semarang.   Hikers usually spend one to two days marveling at the sunrise and the savanna. But hiker with good physical fitness can summit Mount Merbabu for night sunrise hike or even one day trail run to the top of Mountain. This hike is suitable for those seeking a short and easy volcano adventure; the path to the summit is well-marked and the summit offers excellent panoramic views. Merbabu’s trekking distance is 14 km- round trip, with elevation gain 2,108m.

Trip Summary
  • A trip exploring Mount Merbabu National Park, one of the most beautiful mountain in Central Java
  • Start/End: Surakarta or Yogyakarta Airport
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Elevation 3,145m located in Central Java, Indonesia
  • Trekking distance 14 km (back and forth)
  • Elevation gain from the entry point of Mount Merbabu : 2,108m
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
What We Offer
  • Best value for excellent hassle-free services – either you are seeking for a challenging adventure or simply want to enjoy quiet time with the nature, your trips will be fully supported and equipped and freshly-cooked meals
  • Attention to safety and punctuality without diminishing personal touch

Departure & Return Location

Surakarta or Yogyakarta

Price Includes

  • 2 days of HASSLE FREE ADVENTURE, which included meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Certified and English speaking mountain guides
  • Mountain Entrance Fees
  • Roundtrip overland transfer from Surakarta/Yogyakarta to Mount Merbabu entry point
  • 2 liters of mineral water/day/person during trekking
  • Standard first aid kit
  • Camping equipment, including comfortable tents, air mattress, lights, chairs and camping tables
  • Group porter for carrying camping equipment and logistics. In case you have more equipment/belonging like big camera or tripod then we suggest you to hire extra porter, the cost to hire extra porter to carry personal belongings is IDR 350.000,-/porter/day

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Personal equipment
  • Extra meals and drinks
  • Private porter which carry your personal equipment (Jacket, Camera, Tripod etc)
  • Services not mentioned above

What to bring

  • Small rucksack (25 liter capacity)
  • Jacket
  • Long trouser
  • Raincoat
  • Balaclava
  • Buff
  • UV protector & Lip Balm
  • Gloves and socks
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking shoes
  • Trekking pole
  • Personal Medicine
  • Sunglasses
  • KTP or passport


  • Pick up service at your hotel in  Surakarta or Yogyakarta in the morning at 7 AM
  • Transfer to the entry point of Mount Merbabu approximately 2-3 hours drive 
  • Start hiking to Sabana campsite Mt Merbabu 
  • Stay overnight camping 
  • Meals : Lunch and dinner 


  • Early wake up at 3 AM
  • hot drinks and snacks are provided before the summit bid
  • Summit Mt Merbabu approximately takes 1.5 hours. After summit then trek down to the campsite 
  • Brunch then trek down to basecamp
  • Transfer back to Surakarta or Yogyakarta
  • lunch at the local restaurant near the entry point 
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch 
  • End of service