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Dempo

Apr 20, 2009
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Mount Dempo

Mount Dempo view from Pagaralam

Mount Dempo view from Pagaralam

Mount Dempo is a high stratovolcano that rises above Pasumah Plain in the province of South Sumatra in Sumatra, Indonesia. Seven craters are found around the summit. A 400 m wide lake is found at the northwest end of the crater complex.

Mount Dempo is one of the natural tourism objects in Pagaralam. Grown in northern Sumatra (Indonesia) Highlands. Dempo Volcano is located at Lahat Regency, South Sumatra Province while little part belongs to Muna Regency of Bengkulu Province. The volcano has two peaks called Dempo and Merapi (aka Marapi). The highest peak names Merapi with 3173 m high above sea level, while Dempo is about 3049 m.

Dempo is a prominent 3173-m-high strata volcano that rises above the Pasumah Plain of SE Sumatra. The historically active summit crater of Mount Dempo contains a 400-m-wide lake, located at the NW end of the crater complex. Historical eruptions have been restricted to small-to-moderate explosive activity that produced ash fall near the volcano.

The big city close to the volcano is Pagaralam. Flight from Jakarta or Bandung to Palembang is the easiest way to reach this city. From Palembang the trip can be continued by car to Pagaralam or Dempo Plantation. Dempo Tea Plantation is the highest village about 1650 m.

Source: Wikipedia, indonesia-tourism

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