MOUNT CRACATOA – VOLCANO CLIMB
DURATION: 03 DAYS / 02 NIGHTS
START/FINISH : JAKARTA
GRADE : EASY
Krakatoa or Krakatau or Krakatao is a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. The name is used for the island group, the main island (also called Rakata), and the volcano as a whole. It has erupted repeatedly, massively, and with disastrous consequences throughout recorded history. The best known eruption culminated in a series of massive explosions on August 26-27 1883.
The 1883 eruption ejected more than 25 cubic kilometres of rock, ash, and pumice, and generated the loudest sound historically reported: the cataclysmic explosion was distinctly heard as far away as Perth in Australia approx. 1,930 miles (3,110 km), and the island of Rodrigues near Mauritius approx. 3,000 miles (5,000 km). Near Krakatoa, according to official records, 165 villages and towns were destroyed and 132 seriously damaged, at least 36,417 (official toll) people died, and many thousands were injured by the eruption, mostly from the tsunamis which followed the explosion.
The eruption destroyed two thirds of the island of Krakatoa. Eruptions at the volcano since 1927 have built a new island in the same location, called Anak Krakatau (child of Krakatoa).
DAY 01: JAKARTA – CARITA BEACH
Upon arrival at Jakarta Airport, you will have drive to Carita beach on the western overcoast Jakarta.This land journey will takes 6- 7hours drive in normaly traffic road condition. Stay Overnight at simple hotel in Carita beach. (D)
DAY 02: CARITA BEACH – SERTUNG ISLAND “CAMPSITE”
Transfer to Sertung island by speedboat from Carita beach. You will enjoy cross the sunda strait for about 3 – 4 hours through the Cracatoa island. You will have stay overnight in tents at Sertung island as our campsite. (B, L, D)
DAY 03: SUMMIT MOUNT CRACATOA – CARITA BEACH – JAKARTA
On this morning, you will leave campsite by speadboat across to the opposite island of the Sertung island which “Sun of Cracatoa” situated, for trek to summit. Return to Carita beach and transfer to Jakarta. Stop at local restaurant in Carita enroute to Jakarta. (B,L)
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