|Elevation:||1,258 m (4,127 ft)||Prominence:||848 m|
|Ribu category:||Spesial||Province:||Nusa Tenggara Timur|
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This peak is located at the western end of the island of Flores. Probably because of its proximity to Labuanbajo – where many tourists stay before or after visiting Komodo island – a Mbeliling hike has very recently become part of the ‘ecotourism’ options available to visitors to West Flores and features prominently in new tourism literature for the area. There are signs everywhere and, during the high season, foreign tourists climb it on a regular basis from Roe, which is one hour from Labuanbajo.
Roe is at about 600 metres above sea level, so it’s not much of a climb to the top of Mbeliling for those who are accustomed to hiking in Indonesia. However, it is a very hot one so you’ll need to take plenty of water with you. The recommended trek includes one night camping at or near the top and a visit the following day to Cunca Rami waterfall. If you have the time, the sunset and sunrise are likely to be very nice indeed, but the hike can easily be done in a single day trip if you prefer.
Quoted prices are pretty high to begin with. Try bargaining to get a more reasonable price for what is a fairly straightforward hike.