Moni and the Kelimutu National Park

Moni and the Kelimutu National Park

If you’re planning to visit Mount Kelimutu at the Kelimutu National Park, then you’re probably going to be staying at the nearby village of Moni. Here in this quiet little hamlet, you’ll find a dozen choices of accommodation available as well as some restaurants and warungs in the centre of town, which are great options for when hunger strikes.

Moni is not just the gateway to the Kelimutu National Park; this pretty little village has quite a few charms of its own – stay for an extra day or two and enjoy a stroll through the green rice fields, trek to the waterfalls or take a swim in the hot springs. After dark, sit back, relax and watch the traditional dance shows that takes place nightly.

Those who are planning to climb Kelimutu’s peak should leave Moni at 4:00am the latest to be able to fully enjoy the sunrise from the peak. If you can’t make it that early, try to reach the peak by 9:00am to enjoy the morning light.

From Moni it takes 30 to 45 minutes to reach Kelimutu National Park’s parking lot by car, then another 20 to 30 minutes to walk to the peak. While climbing to the peak, do exercise caution and do not go off the trails – hikers who have done so in the past have died while doing so.

Travel Tips:

– Be sure to travel with a guide, especially to and from the Kelimutu National Park

– Stay on the trails and do not wander off alone

– There are no ATMs here in Moni so bring along plenty of cash

Article Source: www.travelfish.org/location/indonesia/east_nusa_tenggara/flores/moni

Photo Credit: http: joeandashleyworldadventure.blogspot.co.id


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