Despite busy with preparation for hajj, I managed to get more participants for the trip. Altogather there are so far 13 14 members going to Jogja in February 2009. From 9-13th February. They are myself, Ali, Azraie & wife, Nizam & wife, Idzwan & wife (uDa), Jasni, Badang, Alphaman, Aji, Dome & Mizi. Luarbiasa!! All tickets had been bought. But unfortunately for Aji, Dome & Mizi, their tickets are a bit expensive.
As for the itinerary, after discussions with Mas Huda @ Kaboel, here is the final itinerary:
No worry, we will be using a mini bus instead of the usual Kia Pregio. We still have few vacancies. Those interested please email me immediately preferably before 25th Oct 2008. But the ticket is now about RM458 round-trip inclusive of insurance. I estimate that we still won’t be spending RM1000 each including the air-fare.
Note: During this trip, we won’t be climbing montain on-foot but we still will visit few volcano craters on top of Dieng Plateau. Those exrtra-ordinary enough can climb Mount Sindoro at own expense the day we are suppose to tour Dieng & surroundings.
What to bring for this trip? Usual traveling clothings with windbraker & maybe glove, as the temperature at Dieng can reach 10ºC (or lower). No need for Deuters bag here (p/s If Arey is going, I’ll bring my 50L Deuter backpack…. for obvious reason!). No need to wear trekking shoes. I will just wear my Croc Baja. As for photo gear, wide-angle lens & tripod is a must! Landscape is heaven here . Treveling lens like 24-70 f2.8 or even kit lens is also important. I don’t think we need to bring tele lens unless for street shooting at Wanosobo, Magelang or Malioboro towns. I guess that are all I can say about this trip.