A 2hr scooter ride from Jogyakarta to the base camp through small villages is true Indonesia. No need for a guide. Stay at base camp just down the hill from the start of the trail. the walk is only 2-3 hours long so don't get up to early because it is freezing if you stop. There is lava at the top and for those wanting to climb other volcanoes, Gunungbagging.com is the best website with loads of information!!! I was lucky enough to catch another group on the climb that had started at 11pm. I left the base at 2am alone but soon found them taking it easy on the way up. they discovered they had left way too early. Views from the top are ok, there are definitely more spectacular volcanoes in indonesia. This one is the most active i guess thats why its a draw card. A good one to climb but not the best views wise.
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