mountain trekking

Basic Trekking Tips

Things to be prepared:

  • Trekking shoes
  • Small backpack for mineral water/jacket/snack
  • Warm clothes/jacket
  • Personal medicine (if needed)
  • Physically exercise one week before trekking is required.

Itinerary:

  • 21.00 - Pick up from hotel
  • 21.00 - 23.00 - Heading to Basecamp
  • 23.00 - 24.00 - Regustration, briefing, and preparing for trekking
  • 00.00 - 05.00 - Trekking Mt. Merbabu - summit.
  • 05.00 - 07.00 - Sunrise viewing & having breakfast. Early breakfast: coffee/hot tea, snack, and noodles will be provided.
  • 07.00 - 09.00 - Trekking back to basecamp
  • 09.00 - 10.00 - Rest in rest area. Heavy meal will be provided.
  • 10.00 - 12.00 - Transfer back to hotel in Jogja

FAQ

How difficult the trek is?

Merbabu has few trekking paths start easiest path for beginner to tough route for experts. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk from basecamp to summit?

Beginner: 5 hours hiking up. 3 hours trekking back to basecamp.

Expert: 3-4 hours hiking up. 2-3 hours trekking back to basecamp.

Normal condition:
Basecamp - pos 1: 1.5 hours.
Pos 1 - Pos 2: 45 minutes.
Pos 2 - Pos 3: 45 hour.
Post 3 - Pos 4: 30 minutes.
Post 4 - Pos 5: 30 minutes.
Pos 5 - Summit: 1 hour

What about internet access?

There is internet access near basecamp - pos 1 only. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in around mountain is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Do I need trekking shoes?

Trekking shoes will much help during trekking. However if you don't bring them, you can use running shoes instead.