Volcano Overnighter West Return Trek 2 Days / 1 Overnight
This is the ultimate 'quick-fix' overnight volcano trek and over-nighter to Mt Marum with the most diverse landscape.
Fitness Rating: Strenuous
Day 1: Approximately 5 hrs up to West Camp (720 meters) After 50 minute drive from your accommodation in Craig Cove your trek starts at Port Vato your trek starts at Port Vato with an easy walk on a truck track through local gardens, coconut trees, and forest. You will then walk through a large, dried-up river bed with hard black sand (flat but without shade) to finally you will stand in front of a big cliff. After lunch there is a further steep climb through the river bed - at this point you are approximately at the middle of your trek! A hilly climb up a single track under the forest follows. You willwalk for up a very narrow wet river bed, withexceptional scenery before a short very steep sandy dune until you reach the ash plane and West Camp. It’s here you glimpse the expanse of the ash plane and volcano scenery for the first time. You will set up camp while your local guide prepares dinner.
Day 2: Approximately 4 hours to Mt Marum (950 meters) returning to West Camp and then 4 hours down to Port Vato. Early in the morning you will begin your walk across the ash plane then for about across a moon-like landscape. Here is exceptional scenery; flat, with amazing photo potential. The last 30 minutes walking up to the crater of Mt Marum to see the bubbling lava filled caldron below and survey your vista. After your lunch at West Camp, you trek back down to Port Vato.