Tiu Kelep waterfall
Tiu Kelep waterfall Lombok Reviews
'Beautiful waterfall but expensive' May 01, 2013
Continuing our trekking trip from Sendang Gile Waterfall located in the village of Senaru, Bayan district, North Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province. We headed up towards Tiu Kelep Waterfall, located at an altitude of 600 meters above sea level. The falls have a height of 30 meters it is one of several waterfalls at the foot of Mount Rinjani.
Waterfall water is quite heavy and big with a pool formed below, which is waist deep for adults. Also the bottom of the pool is soft and flat allowing visitors to swim but many mossy rocks before getting to that point. According to the myths that circulate in the waterfall shower it will lead to eternal youth.
According to a story from the guide who drove us,in Sasak language which is the language of everyday people of Lombok, “tiu” means pond,whereas the meaning of “kelep” is fly.
This waterfall is located in the Mount Rinjani National Park area with the source water comes from Lake Segara Anak at Rinjani mountain peaks, the water is hard and is not best drunk.
The route to the waterfall is down a rough and rocky path, through the woods, up and down some big rocks and tree trunks, sometimes having to tread into a fast flowing current at no more than knee deep but the rocks are slippery so much care is to be taken.
It is recommended if you want to get there to hire a guide who are provided at the entrance or bring a friend who has been there.
From the entrance in the village of Senaru journey begins with trekking through the steep and mossy stairs, after taking the stairs down turn to the right, if left take you to Sendang Gila Waterfall (Review separate). Trekking time to the location of Tiu Kelep waterfall is about 1 hour.
Tiu Kelep waterfall has a natural air that is so beautiful, probably because of its location deep inside the forest, visitors are provided with a sensation of being one with the nature and walking towards the waterfall has the added valve of shady trees, melodious sounds, fresh air and beautiful flowing water splashing tirelessly through the largest of rocks.
This is a small adventure that is well worth putting onto your to do list when visiting Lombok, but you will need to be able of body and reasonable fitness.Other than this Sendang Gila Waterfall is more suitable.
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