Mount Inerie

Mount Inerie

Mount Inerie is one of the highest volcanoes in Flores with an altitude of 2.245 meters above sea level. The volcano is known for its alluring pyramid shape and is located in Bajawa, in the Ngada district. An eye-catching peak in the mountain skyline of Flores!

The volcano offers magical sunrise views for hikers who manage to climb to the top. You will be rewarded with a gorgeous panorama; if it’s a clear day, you might be able to see as far as Sumba Island! The hike will take about 2 to 3 hours until you reach the rim of the crater. In the year 2000, Mount Inerie had a few small eruptions, which led to the creation of a red-coloured lake named Wawomudha, located one and a half hours away from Ngoranale Village. The surroundings of Mount Inerie have much to offer as the area is rich in flora and fauna. Its rich biodiversity is home to various animals and endemic birds.

We recommend that you stay at a hotel in the area before and after the climb, since it will be pretty tiring. From the hotel, you can order a taxi to take you to Watumeze Village, the most popular starting point.

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Travel tips

  • Bring good hiking shoes
  • Hire a local guide or join a tour
  • Only for hikers with experience or a good condition
  • Bring gloves to protect your hands for when you fall
  • Bring a jacket since it can get cold during sunrise and sunset

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