- Elevation: 1,840 m (6,037 ft)
- Prominence: 1,773 m
- Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi
- Province: Nusa Tenggara Barat
- Google Earth: kml
- Other names: Puncak Ngenges, Puncak Ngengas
We currently know very little about this peak in Western Sumbawa except that it is also known by local people as Puncak Ngenges or Puncak Ngengas. One report states that it takes ten hours to reach the top from Desa Tepal and that there is a large trig pillar at the top. The Bakosurtanal map calls the mountain range Pegunungan Puncak Ngengas, but the highest peak is not labelled and the name ‘Olet Sangenges’ probably comes from ‘Olat Sangengas’ a lower peak at 1,683m around 3 kilometres away to the east.
UPDATE 2017: Ega Satria Anugrah and friends climbed this in August 2017. He suggests the height may be as much as 1871m – the figure on the Bakosurtanal map – and this needs confirming with a GPS device.
You need 4 or 5 days in total. Starting point is Marente/Marenteh which lies to the north of the mountain range.
A vague itinerary may be along the following lines….
Day 1: arrive in Sumbawa Besar on first flight from Lombok (Wings Air). Proceed to Marente and hike to Pos 3 (up to 10 hours total).
Day 2: Pos 3 to Pos 5 (9 hours).
Day 3: Pos 5 to summit (2.5 hours) and back down to Pos 3 (a full day of 12 hours possible).
Day 4: Return to Marente and on to a hotel.
Day 5: Fly out from Sumbawa Besar.
We hope to hike Olet Sangenges in 2020…….
- Getting there: The closest airport is Sumbawa Besar.
- Accommodation: Try Maluk House right next to the famous surfing waves in Maluk Bay.
- Permits: Unknown
- Water sources: Unknown
- Travel insurance: We recommend World Nomads insurance, which is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities including mountain hiking.
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