Mount Merbabu National Park, Salatiga

4.4
Mount Merbabu is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java province on the Indonesian island of Java. The name Merbabu could be loosely translated as 'Mountain of Ash' from the Javanese combined words; Meru means "mountain" and awu or abu means "ash".The active volcano Mount Merapi is directly adjacent on its south-east side, while the city of Salatiga is located on its northern foothills. A 1,500m high broad saddle lies between Merbabu and Merapi, the site of the village of Selo, Java and highly fertile farming land.There are two peaks; Syarif and Kenteng Songo . Three U-shaped radial valleys extend from the Kenteng Songo summit in northwesterly, northeastly and southeastly directions.Two known moderate eruptions occurred in 1560 and 1797. The 1797 event was rated 2: Explosive, on the Volcanic Explosivity Index. An unconfirmed eruption may have occurred in 1570.Geologically recent eruptions originated from a North Northwest-South Southeast fissure system that cut across the summit and fed the large-volume lava flows from Kopeng and Kajor craters on the northern and southern flanks, respectively.Merbabu can be climbed from several routes originating from the town of Kopeng on the north east sideside, and also from Selo on the southern side. A climb from Kopeng to Kenteng Songo takes between 8 and 10 hours.
Arrange your visit to Mount Merbabu National Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Salatiga using our Salatiga trip planner .
Source
Create an itinerary including Mount Merbabu National Park
map
Mount Merbabu National Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
42 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • September 5, 2017
    Gunung merbabu dapat ditempuh dari boyolali tepatnya dari desa selo. Mendaki gunung merbabu sangat melelahkan karena tracknya nanjak terus menerus dan berdebu (musim panas) jadi siapkan baff atau mask...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    best time for the sunrise is on June until september, dry season on Indonesia. we can see the Mt. Merapi clearly, and mount lawu on the east along with the sunrise ,, cheerss  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    The mountain offers the best scenery. You will find sabana on the top of the mountain. There are several trakking route, if I may advise, the best route is ascending from Suwanting and descending trou...  more »
Google
  • July 19, 2017
    Did back and forth summit for approx 13 hours in mount merbabu to catch sunrise. Breathtaking view. Photos will do more than my words
  • July 14, 2017
    if you love hiking, you must go in this place at the top. you'll found an amazing view.
  • August 3, 2017
    Exhausting but fun and full of experience with friends. Very beautiful scenery at the top.
  • August 26, 2017
    There's lot of track to get there but for bigginer I'm recommend selo it's easy one from the others
  • April 29, 2017
    This is my first mountain i hiked. It wasn't hard to hike. For the newbie, i do recommend to hike this mountain. It's beautiful but too cold. So don't forget to bring your jacket. I hope onday i can come back here again

Plan your trip to Salatiga

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Salatiga

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Salatiga by other users

1 day in Salatiga BY A USER FROM INDONESIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Salatiga BY A USER FROM INDONESIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Salatiga BY A USER FROM INDONESIA July, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Salatiga BY A USER FROM INDONESIA August, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Yogyakarta & Central Java BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Indonesia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Salatiga & Yogyakarta BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Salatiga & Yogyakarta BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Yogyakarta & Salatiga BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Salatiga BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Java BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Indonesia BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC June, culture, outdoors, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans