Mount Lawu is a massive compound strato-volcano straddling the border between East Java and Central Java, Indonesia. The north side is deeply eroded and the eastern side contains crater lakes and cones. A fumarolic area is located on the south flank at 2,550 m.
Unlike Mount Merapi, few international visitors have so far come to climb Mount Lawu. Yet if one has the chance one should! The view from the top of the volcano on a clear morning is just beautiful - the clouds lie below one like a fluffy blanket. Here and there the summit of Central Java’s volcanoes poke through the clouds like islands in a vast ocean.