Tiu Kelep Waterfall
Tiu Kelep Waterfall is the most beautiful waterfall on the island of Lombok, with the shape of a glide slightly impressed as it flew until this is where the name “Kelep” formed which means flying and the small spat beneath the glide seemed like its wings, located right on the northern part of the island of Lombok north, from Mataram city, the trip will take 2 hours – 2.5 hours.
With a new four-wheel drive, you will arrive in the village of Senaru. About 75 km from the city of Mataram which is also (Senaru) is known as the main gate of access to trekking to Mount Rinjani.
About the elevation of the Senaru village height of approximately 600 m above sea level, upon arrival here you will be greeted with a lodging building with the banner trekking organizer offers services for climbing Mount Rinjani.
On the left side of the main road of Senaru village, the gate will appear to the location of 2 waterfalls and one of them will go to Tiu Kelep at the ticket counter where everyone will be charged for the entrance ticket of Rp 10,000 / person.
Before buying the ticket it is usually the first time visitors to this location will look left look right looking for a parking space, here are 2 parking lots, namely: which is close to the waterfall gate from the gate to the waterfall you can park in the public parking lot not far from the gate about 30 meters forward to the right of the road.
The second parking location you can park on the “Pondok Senaru” page on the left side of the road 10 meters before the gate to the waterfall here you will be welcomed by the Pondok Senaru restaurant waiter to enter the restaurant but not for eating other than that you will be offered to order just coffee but don’t have to buy it.
Here you must empower the local Guide to guide you to the location of the waterfall, they will ask the purpose of your visit whether to the first waterfall or to the second waterfall because besides Tiu Kelep waterfall there is a Sendang Gile waterfall that is closer to the gate namely walking down the stairs for about 10 minutes.
Here there are 3 waterfalls through the same gate but usually you will only be offered 2 waterfalls because the 3rd waterfall is very far away and requires extra energy to reach it but if there is time don’t miss to see the waterfall the second is Tiu Kelep.
Tiu Kelep is the most beautiful waterfall on the island of Lombok. the access road has been made hardening in the form of a pair of natural stones for the pathway.
There are also reeling to hold down to the waterfall because many visitors from the elderly sometimes have to stopped to hold on to the railing besides that there were also many posts of dismissal that could be used to take shelter when it rained. This waterfall is indeed inferior to the first waterfall, but no less beautiful and charming, it is certainly a pity to miss.
After agreeing with your local Guide, you will be sent to the entrance gate. You don’t need to worry, you are thinking how much you should pay the local Guide. If you two, it is around Rp 50,000 to 100,000 depending on your policy.
In the forest and having to cross the swift river currents and local guides will be very helpful to bring you slippers or shoes when crossing the river, after arriving you will be greeted with the roar of water and cold steam due to the waterfall of the water that winds up here can take a shower and swim while holding cold.
After finishing showering back into the parking lot and being able to order a meal at Pondok Senaru restaurant, here is a place to enjoy a very beautiful view because from this restaurant you will be presented with a view of a very deep green valley and a plot of rice fields from a distance.
Also from here you can see the first waterfall glide, which is the Sendang insane waterfall covered with large trees, while waiting for food to order you can walk in the park location while taking photos from all directions, besides the sunny weather the slopes of Mount Rinjani are very visible towering from this location.
Not only is there a place to order lunch, but certainly not as good as here for a place to get a view while enjoying your lunch. In addition there are also many warung stalls where you can buy lunch at cheap prices, but the place will also determine the price of the food we ordered.