Mount Mahawu north sulawesi

Mount Mahawu north sulawesi
A. Overview

Besides the mountain Soputan, in South Sulawesi there are other mountains that are not less tenarnya, namely Mahawu volcano (1300 m). Mahawoe or Roemengas is another name of this active volcano. On the slopes of Mount Mahawu fire, can be found several settlements, forests and rice fields. However, human activities in forests may be quite minimal and only temporary. Mahawu in addition to its beauty, also known as the mountain that often erupt. In recorded history, this mountain has erupted in 1789. Pascatahun 1789, this volcano erupted several times and the last in 1999.

Not recommended for travel to the top Mahawu especially in large amounts, more than five people. This was due to land at the top Mahawu for camping is very narrow, even a seat for beristirahatpun not freely and directly related to the lip of the crater. Another reason, no suggestions to make a climb to the crater Mahawu because of high sulfur gas concentrations. If visitors under conditions that are tired and then inhaling sulfur gas can cause dizziness and nausea.
B. Feature

Mountain climbers who are not only enjoying the beautiful scenery around Mahawu. But more than that, beauty and charm of a protected forest in the mountain area is also adding its own charm. Protected forest area is limited to this area until the area slopes to the summit Mahawu. The height of these forests ranging from 600 m to 1200 m above sea level.

Mount Mahawu side by side very close to Mount Lokon as geological sights. Nice to take advantage of the region around Lokon as an alternative trip. So also witnessed the clove farmers, coffee, cocoa, vegetables, and fruits that are produced by people living around Mount Mahawu this.
C. Location

Mahawu, Wagio, and Mawuas are three volcano craters around Mahawu. Geographically, he is at coordinates 01 ˚ 21.5 51.5 N and 124 ˚ east longitude. The position of this mountain included in the subdistrict of Tomohon, Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi.
D. Access

Mount Mahawu is 25 km from the city of Manado. To get there, we can use public transport facilities or charter a car from Manado to the city and district Tomohon via paved roads that have been smooth. From Tomohon, we need to go to Observation Post Mahawu and Lokon volcano in Kakaskasen.

If you want to reach the top of Kakaskasen Mahawu, we can use public transport to the nearby village of Rurukan. Furthermore, taken a walk through the path to the top Mahawu within one to two hours.