Iya

When people think of volcano attractions in Flores, they probably think of the Kelimutu lakes and perhaps Gunung Egon near Maumere. But perhaps the most impressive volcano on the island is Iya, a small peak at the end of a short peninsula just 15 minutes south by motorbike from the large town of Ende. Whereas Kelimutu has a carpark near the top and cement walkway to the rim, getting to Iya is a little harder and more dangerous than you would think just from looking at it on a map.

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Ebulobo

If you’re travelling across Flores, the relatively easy hike to the summit of Ebulobo is an excellent reason to stop for a night between Bajawa and Ende. It’s a diversion from the usual tourist trail and you’ll meet friendly villagers and explore a fascinating summit that is a jumble of huge rocks with lots of sulfurous action.

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Mutis

Facts Elevation: 2,417 m (7,930 ft) Prominence: 1,970 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Nusa Tenggara Timur Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Nuaf Nefomasi Photos Bagging It! Gunung Mutis is the highest peak in the East Nusa Tenggara province. It is situated within a surprising alpine landscape and offers views from Timor Leste to […]

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Ili Ujolewung

Ili Ujolewung is one of the best of the ‘less high’ mountains in Indonesia. Although infrequently climbed, the grassy terrain allows spectacular views across Lembata island, including the smoking volcano, Ili Ape (Lewotolo), to the west. The mountain is no longer active, but an ancient, shallow crater still remains clearly visible at the top. There is also a very old vegetable garden which is passed by the trail, apparently a historical place of retreat during wartime or to avoid capture by slave traders.

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