Explore Mount Merapi
Mount Merapi (2,930 m), the most active volcano in Indonesia, is located in the border between two Javanese provinces: Yogyakarta and Central Java. While hiking you will have a chance to experience the activity of this beautiful mountain and the moon landscape of the area called Pasar Bubrah It is worth emphasising that the last big eruption happened in October 2010 and it has reshaped the volcano’s caldera.
The mountain is located only 28 km in the North of Yogyakarta city, furthermore, its slope is inhabited by thousands of people scattered in numerous villages, the highest of them are located about 1,700 m above sea level. Life, tradition and culture of local people is strictly connected with myths related to the mountain. For these people the mountain is both a blessing, which improves soil fertility for farming, and a threat with its disastrous eruptions. The most common place to start hiking is Selo village, which is located between Mount Merapi and Merbabu at Boyolali municipality. The stunning landscape of Mount Merbabu will surely pay back all efforts to reach this magnificent volcano.