The best time to do the trekking is in the morning. Depart from Magelang or Yogyakarta hotel, then stop in the last village situated a bit further up on the hill, nearest to the temple. A local guide is assigned to lead the trip. Crossing the rice paddy fields and lush vegetation, there is a chance that you will meet some farmers working on their fields. You can stop and chat, before going up to the hill to find the gate of the hidden temple.
From the temple area, you will be rewarded with views of Mount Sumbing shrouded in mist to the west, and green terraces and mountain peaks beyond in the east. The temple itself is small and ornate; it can be seen in only 20 minutes, but is well worth the trip.