Mount Merapi Yogyakarta Elevation 2979 m
If this is the first Volcano you ever climb then there is a fairly good chance that you will be instantly addicted to this type of incredible rewarding adventure mountaineering. Merapi which is close to 3000 meter, is perhaps one of the easier to climb volcanoes in this altitude range in Indonesia. This is Volcanic landscape at its best, offering everything one expects from one of the world’s most active volcanoes. By climbing through the various altitude ranges one can experience the changes of climates and with it the change of vegetation, starting with high altitude vegetable and tobacco farming, followed by high elevation forest. From there into low scrub bushes around 2200 meters and from 2400 meters upwards a real volcanic wonderland with loose rocks up the active top, which offers some of the best scenic views in the whole country. There is a rather big chance when coming back to Yogyakarta after climbing Merapi once, that one will return with his hiking boots for yet another attempt to reach this spectacular summit. This is my second joyful journey to the summit of Merapi, which I did at the side of my beloved wife Puji, a very fit 40 year young lady, that exercises almost daily.