- Elevation: 1,949 m (6,394 ft)
- Prominence: 983 m
- Ribu category: Spesial
- Province: Sulawesi Selatan (South Sulawesi)
- Google Earth: kml
- Other names: Ambesu
Gunung Ambeso is sometimes climbed by local students from the southern part of the Toraja region. There are minor roads quite high up the side of the mountain so it could probably be done as a dayhike.
The Bakosurtanal map lists this peak as ‘Buntu Ambeso’ with an elevation of 1,949m. The peak just over 1 kilometre to the west is Buntu Sangbuah (1,866m) and the peak around 2 kilometres to the south-west is Buntu Kuku (1,910m).
Gunung Sesean (2,160m)
The most popular short trek in the Toraja region is Gunung or Buntu Sesean (2,160m). This ridge is located in Toraja Utara (North Toraja) just a few kilometres north of the town of Rantepao.
The hike can easily be accomplished in half a day as the starting point is at an elevation of around 1,400m, not far from the very interesting megalithic site called Bori Kalimbuang. The spot that most visit is actually not the highest point of the ridge but simply a good viewpoint below 2,000m.
The ridge itself has two tops, the higher southern peak at 2,160m and a northern top at 2,142m around 1.5 kilometres further north beyond a col at 2,055m according to the Bakosurtanal map. It is not know if either of these are visited regularly.
- Getting there: Makale is the nearest town on the main road between Enrekang and Rantepao and the new Toraja airport with daily flights from Makassar is just a few kilometres east of Makale.
- 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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