Gawalise

GAWALISE

Gunung Gawalise is Palu’s iconic mountain and gives its name to a local sports stadium. Given that it is only about 20 minutes from a major airport with direct flights to Jakarta, you would expect that Gawalise must be one of Indonesia’s most accessible mountains. The views over Palu valley, bay and city are magnificent from its slopes, but considerable access issues remain at the foot of the mountain.

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Colo

COLO

Gunung Colo on Pulau Una-una is Central Sulawesi’s only active volcano. It is perhaps the most isolated of the Togean Islands group in the Gulf of Tomini, but access is fairly easy given how popular the islands are with divers. The volcano has only erupted three times in recent history, but the most recent one in 1983 devastated the island, permanently altered the shape of its rivers, and forced all residents to evacuate.

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Bulu Nti

BULU NTI

Bulu Nti is the highest point on a very long mountain ridge to the west of the city of Palu. It is this ridge which keeps Palu so dry to the extent that the city is one of the driest places in Indonesia. The more northerly (and smaller) Gawalise (2,023m) is much more commonly climbed and can be done in two days (as opposed to three). This remains a really wild mountain despite being close to a major city and airport and was only first explored and documented in 2007 by Tadulako University’s Lalimpala.

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Sidole

SIDOLE

Gunung Sidole is the highest point of a long mountain range which stretches northwards from the city of Palu. These hills are densely-forested ridges with a remote atmosphere, yet this is the narrowest part of the island of Sulawesi, with less than 30 kilometres from west coast to east coast. Views to both coasts can be enjoyed from the summit of Gunung Sidole, and the trail is becoming increasingly popular.

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Tambusisi

Facts Elevation: 2,422 m (7,946 ft) Prominence: 964 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Sulawesi Tengah (Central Sulawesi) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none. Bagging It! Coming soon…. Practicalities Getting there: Unknown. Accommodation: Unknown. Permits: Unknown. Water sources: Unknown. Travel insurance: We recommend World Nomads insurance, which is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for […]

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Torenali

Facts Elevation: 2,526 m (8,287 ft) Prominence: 927 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Sulawesi Tengah (Central Sulawesi) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none. Bagging It! This mountain is the highest peak on a range which includes the more well-known Gunung Rore Kautimbu (c2,400m). More coming soon…. Practicalities Getting there: About 3-4 hours to reach […]

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Tokala

Facts Elevation: 2,584 m (8,478 ft) Prominence: 1,384 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Sulawesi Tengah (Central Sulawesi) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none. Photos Bagging It! This peak is in the middle of a huge nature reserve – Taman Morowali – where approximately 600 families still live the ancient ways of hunter-gatherers. The […]

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Malino

Facts Elevation: 2,410 m (7,907 ft) Prominence: 1,476 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Sulawesi Tengah (Central Sulawesi) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none. Bagging It! We currently know very little about this peak – please contact us if you can provide any information. Practicalities Getting there: Unknown Accommodation: Unknown Permits: Unknown Water sources: […]

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Torompupu

Facts Elevation: 2,495 m (8,186 ft) Prominence: 1,681 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Sulawesi Tengah (Central Sulawesi) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Lompopana Bagging It! We currently know very little about this peak – please contact us if you can provide any information. Practicalities Getting there: Unknown Accommodation: Unknown Permits: Unknown Water sources: […]

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