Indonesia becomes the first choice for the volcano trekkers as it lies on the western rim of the Pacific ring of fire. It has 400 inland and many undersea volcanoes, out of which 130 are considered to be active. Bali and Java are the world’s most volcanically active islands. This exciting adventure is one of the most awaited attractions. Indonesia is the most exotic adventure place to trek and observe volcanoes across the world. Some of the mountains and volcanoes are notable for their exclusive instances and eruptions.
Volcano trekking is the most lively and beautiful adventure that involves descending and climbing rigid and steep paths. Numerous agencies offer guidance for trekkers and visitors. Some agencies offer 4-5 days camps along with the professional guides.
The Semeru is the highest volcano peak in Java, which is the most active volcano of Indonesia. This trekking is a real challenge as the height of the mountain’s peak is 3,676 meters. One could enjoy the beautiful sunrise from the mountain or view the erupting ashes from the mouth of volcano. This is really an amazing adventure.
Mount Batur is the highest peak in Bali, approximately 3,142 meters. It normally requires 4-6 hours to climb, but it should be avoided during the rainy season. Travelers find it exciting to walk on the cold lava stairway that was created by the active volcano’s lava. Beautiful sunrise can be viewed along with tea, coffee and sandwiches that are served actively at this tourist spot.
Sulawesi has 13 volcanic peaks. Six peaks are classified as type A and two are classified as type B. The other five volcanoes, which are also classified as type A volcanoes, are located in Sangir archipelago.
Basic necessities for the Volcano Trekkers:
Volcano trekkers should have proper protection against rain, wind and sun. Good trekking boots, double layered comfortable clothes, camp fire equipments and tents are absolutely necessary. The trekker has to climb the rainy and windy mountain, hence light weighted and comfortable dressing would ease up the trek. Sometimes, the temperature might dip down below the freezing point, so it might be necessary to take a halt in the tents to avoid the frost bites. Vaccinations are extremely necessary to immunize against diseases such as diarrhea, tetanus, hepatitis A and yellow fever; because these volcanic vents emit sulfurous gases, hydrogen sulfide and other gases.