As the highest strato-volcano mountain in South Sumatra, Mount Dempo has rises above Pesemah Plain near to Pagar Alam. This mountain is close to Bengkulu province and it has seven craters around the summit. When visiting the mountain, there will be lake that founded at northwest end for about 400 m wide.
The latest activity from the mountain is happened in 2009, when it being small to moderate explosive that produced ash fall near the volcano.
Located right on the border between the provinces of South Sumatra and Bengkulu on Sumatra’s west coast, Mount Dempo lies in Pagaralam, and it entirely surrounded by hills and mountain ridges. It takes some 7-hours driving to reach Pagaralam from Palembang, and then another 15 kilometers from the center of Pagaralam to Mount Dempo. The trip will significantly amazing, since you will be presented with fantastic scenery of cliffs and valleys accompanied by fresh, unpolluted air.
Climbing to the top of the mountain is not that difficult. The slope of its gravel and stones with a slope of approximately 40 ° slope is stable enough to be hiked. Dempo’s main peak is a volcanic crater which still flare with a diameter of approximately one hundred square meters. The crater wall is steep and it may not be possible to down without strap. Landscape of the peak is quite cool. In addition to craters that provide special effects, it also appears to overlay Bengkulu province with the Indian Ocean like the carpet and desolate valley of serene.