Visit Lombok’s stunning waterfalls
The imposing feature of Mount Rinjani volcano located to the north of Lombok is so large and high that it creates its own weather patterns, causing rain even on what appears to be cloudless days.  Mount Rinjani is located inside the Rinjani National Park, a lush rainforest area protected by government regulation to ensure its protection for future generation. This rain is chanelled down the slopes of Mount Rinjani and culminates in several stunning waterfalls… Gangga, Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep. While there are other waterfalls on the slopes of Mount Rinjani, these three are the best, with Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep being the most spectacular. Getting to the Gangga Waterfalls is difficult because of poor road conditions and is not always accessible by road.  If you are making an enquiry for a tour to the waterfalls, do ask if the road is accessible as we hate to disappoint. Gangga Waterfalls Located on the western slopes of Mount Rinjani, Gangga waterfalls has three cataracts, though accessing them is very difficult and does require a precarious walk across a very small bamboo bridge, a swim, and then a steep climb up the mountainside.  (Not for the faint hearted!) The waters from Gangga waterfalls are chanelled down the mountain and into concrete gutters which take the water to the rice fields and also to the small villages dotted along its course. Sendang Gile Waterfalls Located on the very northern slopes of Mount Rinjani volcano in the Senaru district of Lombok lies the stunning Sendang Gile waterfalls. Access is by way of an established walking path, which takes you right to the foot of Sendang Gile, where water drops 50 metres into a large landing pool at the base of the cliffs.  The walk takes about 20 to 30 minutes from the vehicle parking area, and good walking shoes or sandshoes are required (prepare to get them wet as you may need to cross small streams) The walk to Sendang Gile is pleasant and winds down through lush tropical rainforest right to the falls themselves. When the waterfalls are in full flow, it is possible to take a swim in the pool at the bottom of the falls, with the powerful force of the water falling from 50m landing right on top of you.  We highly recommend this experience to visitors, so don’t forget your swimming gear and a towel! Tiu Kelep Waterfalls Further on from Sendang Gile is the incredible Tiu Kelep waterfalls… while not quite as spectacular as Sendang Gile, Tiu Kelep is still worth the effort to reach. With water cascading down through the lush overgrown tropical rainforest, you can stand under the water as it pours from high above over your head. The path is well made, and it takes about another 30 to 40 minutus to reach depending on your fitness level. Well worth a visit! Contact us today to enquire as to availability and cost by clicking here.
Gili Islands Tours 2012
Visit Lombok’s stunning waterfalls
The imposing feature of Mount Rinjani volcano located to the north of Lombok is so large and high that it creates its own weather patterns, causing rain even on what appears to be cloudless days.  Mount Rinjani is located inside the Rinjani National Park, a lush rainforest area protected by government regulation to ensure its protection for future generation. This rain is chanelled down the slopes of Mount Rinjani and culminates in several stunning waterfalls… Gangga, Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep. While there are other waterfalls on the slopes of Mount Rinjani, these three are the best, with Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep being the most spectacular. Getting to the Gangga Waterfalls is difficult because of poor road conditions and is not always accessible by road.  If you are making an enquiry for a tour to the waterfalls, do ask if the road is accessible as we hate to disappoint. Gangga Waterfalls Located on the western slopes of Mount Rinjani, Gangga waterfalls has three cataracts, though accessing them is very difficult and does require a precarious walk across a very small bamboo bridge, a swim, and then a steep climb up the mountainside.  (Not for the faint hearted!) The waters from Gangga waterfalls are chanelled down the mountain and into concrete gutters which take the water to the rice fields and also to the small villages dotted along its course. Sendang Gile Waterfalls Located on the very northern slopes of Mount Rinjani volcano in the Senaru district of Lombok lies the stunning Sendang Gile waterfalls. Access is by way of an established walking path, which takes you right to the foot of Sendang Gile, where water drops 50 metres into a large landing pool at the base of the cliffs.  The walk takes about 20 to 30 minutes from the vehicle parking area, and good walking shoes or sandshoes are required (prepare to get them wet as you may need to cross small streams) The walk to Sendang Gile is pleasant and winds down through lush tropical rainforest right to the falls themselves. When the waterfalls are in full flow, it is possible to take a swim in the pool at the bottom of the falls, with the powerful force of the water falling from 50m landing right on top of you.  We highly recommend this experience to visitors, so don’t forget your swimming gear and a towel! Tiu Kelep Waterfalls Further on from Sendang Gile is the incredible Tiu Kelep waterfalls… while not quite as spectacular as Sendang Gile, Tiu Kelep is still worth the effort to reach. With water cascading down through the lush overgrown tropical rainforest, you can stand under the water as it pours from high above over your head. The path is well made, and it takes about another 30 to 40 minutus to reach depending on your fitness level. Well worth a visit!
Gili Islands Tours 2012