Mount Marapi (Gunung Marapi), Bukittinggi

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Marapi is a complex volcano in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Its name means Mountain of Fire, and it is the most active volcano in Sumatra. Its elevation is 2891.3m. A number of cities and towns are situated around the mountain, including Bukittinggi, Padang Panjang and Batusangkar.According to legend, the mountain is the site first settled by the Minangkabau people after their ship landed on the mountain when it was the size of an egg and surrounded by water. There are large numbers of upright burial stones in the region which are oriented in the direction of the mountain, indicating its cultural significance.Since August 3, 2011 Alert Level has been established by Center of Vulcanology and Mitigation Geology Disaster.
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  • We did call on the services of a guide (Nabilah + 62 812-6606-4095) who, with his friend Agung, took us from our guesthouse in Bukitinggi until the entrance to the Park by car. We went from midnight to 6: 00, by taking our time and regular breaks. The beginning is in the forest on a dirt road, then through the roots, then finally on rock volcanque for the last kilometers. We reached the Summit before the sunrise. It's cold, take what cover you! After attending this show, we are closer to the 3 steaming craters, and admired the view of the volcano on the other side, the Singgalang. The descent is fast enough (2 h). Really not hard Trek, except for the last part which is done in the pebbles and the night. It's such a shame that this place is also polluted by the waste of visitors... I highly recommend Nabilah, who was adorable and managed everything from A to Z, for Rp 800 000. This seemed expensive, but it was ultimately worth. Feasible without a guide, but it must be able to get to the entrance to the Park, do not getting ripped off by the guardian who does not like the coming of foreigners, etc...
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  • So much fun climbing Mt. merapi together group school of malaysia would like to repeat again Along the tourist trail charm tour and travel Tour guide Abang dayat bukittinggi
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  • Do not be confused from Mount Merapi (which is located near Central Java) and Mount Marapi. This volcano is located near to the town of Bukittinggi and it is best recommended to hike up at 2am if you ...  more »
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  • Amazing. Quite popular among local students. Can get slippery during rain. No need of a guide, path is clear. We managed in a day but would be nice to camp up there. Entrance for Indonesians 10000, need to negotiate for buleh.
  • wazz up doc, this place was a shock. Its big and smelly, and the city is grungy. This mountain i say needs to wipe them away, so they can start over fresh, with out all the trash.
  • Most favorite place to hacking or climbing to peak of Marapi Mount. Event a lot missing climber during climbing the mount but still favorite for climber. Marapi still under active volcano in west sumatera, wild life still maintain event enlarge resident area or business project around marapi mount. You still can find sumatera tiger (critically endangered) but very rare.
  • Beautiful volcano, great views from the top...No need for a guide, the way up is straightforward and if in doubt use MapsMe as it is detailed there. Took us 3hrs to go up from the warung where you register, going down was a bit more painful though. A lot of trash along the path but the crater and views from top are great.
  • The view from top is stunning But i just can't understand why people threw their trashes in this beautiful mountain I always hike alone in indonesia No guide needed, you can just follow the trash until the top of mountain (took 5 hours for me accompanied by trashes lying around) A wild boar woke me up around 2 am eating trash near my camp I even saw someone taking edelweiss​ a bunch and put it on backpack and remember to bring water from below Some Crazy bastard poop near reservoir on top
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