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.
– 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
Photo Credit: http: joeandashleyworldadventure.
Best of Flores – Flores Plus Magazine
Rediscover Hidden Paradise
In this section, you’ll find interesting tips and articles on everything Flores related over a wide range of topics including culture in Flores, people of Flores, destinations in Flores including the Komodo National Park, wildlife in Flores including the Komodo Dragons, diving and snorkeling in Flores, sailing around Flores, dining in Flores, accommodations in Flores, shopping in Flores and so much more. Flores Plus is part of the PT. Trijaya Dewata family, a premier publishing and media brand in Bali and Indonesia. Established in 1996, it has decades of experience with multiple titles in three languages published over the years. With the launch of Flores Plus, the company now will lead the way as one of the pioneers of tourist media in Flores and Komodo. Available now in English and soon in Japanese, the magazine has a strong online presence and engagement via its website, daily e-newsletters and social media platforms which are updated daily.