|Elevation:||1,803 m (5,915 ft)||Prominence:||1,013 m|
|Ribu category:||Kurang Tinggi||Province:||Sulawesi Tengah (Central Sulawesi)|
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Gunung Sidole is can be climbed from either the west at Desa Taripa or from the east at Desa Sidole. The western approach is longer (12km in a straight line from the trailhead to the peak) and a more confusing trail which is easier to get lost on. However it is slightly closer to Palu so perhaps more frequently used. The eastern route is steeper and shorter but both trailheads are at low elevations (approximately 100 metres above sea level only). Sidole cannot be seen from the western trailhead but apparently can be seen from the eastern side (though it is often shrouded in cloud). Both routes require three days to reach the peak and return.
To reach the Taripa trailhead, take a right on the main road at Toaya onto Jl Dindimaka. Follow this straight for 20 minutes over a wooden bridge and past Taripa and to the end of the road at a river and wooden shelter.
Apparently the mountain is home to lots of tarsiers, a few anoa (small cattle) and a fair number of leeches!
|Getting there||Sidole is about one hour’s drive from the city of Palu where there is an airport.|
|Accommodation||Several hotels in Palu. Rama Garden is a decent mid-range choice. If you fancy a beach resort then try the German-owned Prince John Dive Resort at Tanjung Karang, Donggala on the other side of Palu Bay about 34 km north of the city.|
|Water sources||Currently unknown.|
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