Nusa Tenggara Timur

Ili Werung


Ili Werung volcano forms the end of one of Lembata’s main southern peninsulas and is comprised of several peaks with different names. The caldera itself is known as the Lerek caldera although another name is used for this range – Adowajo. This also appears to refer to the range as a whole and is an ancient name. Ili Werung itself is an impressive lava dome and crater which is thought to have been formed and growing since 1870.

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Sirung (Kukka Taupekki)


Gunung Sirung is one of the less visited volcanoes of Indonesia, but one of the most fascinating. The very same could be said of the entire island of Pantar itself, though in 2021 there is a small new airport operating regional flights. Perhaps the most mystical island in a very mystical nation, it is difficult to visit even for a day or two without having some very thought-provoking incidents!

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Dola Koyakoya


Dola Koyakoya is the highest point of Alor island and is the last major peak in the island chain east of Java running all the way from Bali to Timor Leste (East Timor). It is home to a large number of deer and, like many of the highest hills from Lembata island eastwards, the higher slopes are incredibly scenic eucalyptus forest with plenty of distant views and reasonably easy walking.

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Gunung Mbeliling is the westernmost significant mountain on the island of Flores. Probably because of its proximity to Labuan Bajo – where many tourists stay before or after visiting Komodo island – a Mbeliling hike has in recent years become part of the ecotourism options available to visitors to West Flores and has featured prominently in tourism literature for the area.

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Ili Wukoh


Ili Wukoh in Flores is a mystical mountain with much folklore from animistic times that still seems to influence the lives of the villagers. Like Lewotobi, its two peaks, Wukoh and Ledo, are considered as ‘husband and wife’. We learned something of the mysticism surrounding this mountain from Hewa villagers during our trek.

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Fatu Timau

Fatu Timau is a beautiful little mountain that appears pyramid-shaped from many angles. It’s one of the easiest Ribus to bag as its only about 400 metres from the carpark to the summit. Unlike most mountains in Indonesia, that are volcanic, mountains in Timor are non-volcanic. Few foreigners and even locals visit this area so don’t be surprised if they are bemused to see you!

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Facts Elevation: 875 m (2,871 ft) Prominence: 875 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Nusa Tenggara Timur Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Paluweh Eruptions: 1650, 1928, 1963-66, 1972-73, 1980-81, 1984-85, 2012-13 Bagging It! Paluweh volcano, also known as Rokatenda, forms the 8-km-wide island of Paluweh north of the volcanic arc that cuts across Flores Island.

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Facts Elevation: 1,992 m (6,535 ft) Prominence: 1,065 m Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi Province: Nusa Tenggara Timur Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Poco Mblek, Poco Desu Photos Bagging It! Curunumbeng is one of the most mysterious and little-known mountain peaks in Flores. Even the name is largely unrecognized by locals and may actually refer

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Gunung Wanggameti is the highest point on the island of Sumba and lies within the Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park which was designated in 1998. It is the most southerly Ribu, and therefore one of the closest to Australia (roughly 700km away). The mountain is just one extra reason to visit what is one of Indonesia’s most unique and fascinating islands.

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Poco Ranakah

Facts Elevation: 2,282 m (7,487 ft) Prominence: 571 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Nusa Tenggara Timur Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none Eruptions: 1987-89, 1991 Photos Bagging It! Poco Ranakah (‘or “Ranaka’) is a volcano located in the western part of the island of Flores near the large town of Ruteng, the capital of

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