|Elevation:||735 m (2,411 ft)||Prominence:||735 m|
|Ribu category:||Spesial||Province:||Nusa Tenggara Timur|
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Doro Ora is the highest point of Rinca island – regarded by many as the finest place for diving in Asia. Nearby Sumbawa and Flores islands are both served by flights from Bali’s Denpasar airport and many travel agents offer tours to Rinca and neighbouring Komodo island. The peak itself can be climbed in a day, and an official guide is mandatory. It is important to set out as early as possible because there is little shade on Rinca and this is one of Indonesia’s hottest and driest places.
|Getting there||There are plenty of tour operators in Labuanbajo where there is also an airport with many flights to Denpasar. It can be expensive to join a trip to the island with others who may not wish to climb the mountain too. If possible, go with a group of friends who also want to reach the top.|
|Accommodation||There are plenty of hotels in Labuanbajo to suit all budgets. Chez Felix is a reasonable budget choice. If you are visiting Komodo as poart of a multi-day trip, you will probably sleep onboard your boat.|
|Permits||You need to buy a Komodo National Park permit, which is about Rp250,000 for three days.|
|Water sources||Unknown. Assume none on the trail.|
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Origins and Meaning
‘Doro’ is the local word for hill and ‘Ora’ means komodo dragon. So, “Hill of Komodo Dragons” or ‘Komodo Dragon Hill” might be acceptable translations.