Fatu Timau

Fatu Timau is a beautiful little mountain that appears pyramid-shaped from many angles. It’s one of the easiest Ribus to bag as its only about 400 metres from the carpark to the summit. Unlike most mountains in Indonesia, that are volcanic, mountains in Timor are non-volcanic. Few foreigners and even locals visit this area so don’t be surprised if they are bemused to see you!

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Rokatenda

Facts Elevation: 875 m (2,871 ft) Prominence: 875 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Nusa Tenggara Timur Google Earth: kml Other names: Paluweh Rating: Eruptions: 1650, 1928, 1963-66, 1972-73, 1980-81, 1984-85, 2012-13 Bagging It! Paluweh volcano, also known as Rokatenda, forms the 8-km-wide island of Paluweh north of the volcanic arc that cuts across Flores Island. […]

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Sirung (Delaki)

Gunung Sirung is one of the less visited volcanoes of Indonesia, but one of the most fascinating. It is the second youngest and northernmost of a chain of volcanoes extending from the south-western tip of Pantar north-east to Beang Bay. The volcanic chain is about 14 kilometres long. Mt. Sirung is the only active volcano of the range. The hike from Beang up to the crater rim is an easy 4 – 6 hours’ walk-up, mostly through beautiful savanna.

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Curunumbeng

Facts Elevation: 1,988 m (6,522 ft) Prominence: 1,061 m Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi Province: Nusa Tenggara Timur Google Earth: kml Other names: Poco Mblek Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! Curunumbeng is one of the most mysterious and little-known mountain peaks in Flores. Even the name is largely unrecognized by locals and […]

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Mbeliling

Facts Elevation: 1,258 m (4,127 ft) Prominence: 848 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Nusa Tenggara Timur Google Earth: kml Other names: Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! This peak is located at the western end of the island of Flores. Probably because of its proximity to Labuanbajo – where many tourists stay […]

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Wanggameti

Gunung Wanggameti is the highest point on the island of Sumba and lies within the Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park which was designated in 1998. It is the most southerly Ribu, and therefore one of the closest to Australia (roughly 700km away). The mountain is just one extra reason to visit what is one of Indonesia’s most unique and fascinating islands.

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Poco Ranakah

Facts Elevation: 2,292 m (7,520 ft) Prominence: 581 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Nusa Tenggara Timur Google Earth: kml Other names: Rating: Eruptions: 1987-89, 1991 Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! Poco Ranakah (‘or “Ranaka’) is a volcano located in the western part of the island of Flores near the large town of […]

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Ili Mandiri

Facts Elevation: 1,484 m (4,869 ft) Prominence: 1,401 m Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi Province: Nusa Tenggara Timur Google Earth: kml Other names: Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! Ili Mandiri is well-known in the area, providing the delightful backdrop to the port town of Larantuka, but it is not often climbed. Due […]

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Batu Tara

Facts Elevation: 748 m (2,454 ft) Prominence: 748 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Nusa Tenggara Timur Google Earth: kml Other names: Rating: Eruptions: 1852, 2006-2014 Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! The remote Komba island consists of an active volcano, Batu Tara, whose first known eruption was in 1852. In November 2010, I […]

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