Trekking On Mount Mbeliling
Mount Mbeliling is the highest point in West Flores at 1239m above sea level. The forest covering this mountain spans over an area of 15,000 hectares and is the home to a large variety of flora and fauna. During the dry season, this is the perfect trekking destination.
Labuan Bajo, the city nearby, receives its water source from Mount Mbeliling daily. This is also the perfect location to start your trek to the mountain. You can also begin from other villages located near the mountain like the Reo Village, which is easily reachable via car, taxi or motorbike. Reo is just 27km away from Labuan Bajo and there are plenty of local guides who will be happy to assist you with the trekking routes.
Choose from one, or two-day trek. From the peak and back, it will take about 5 hours, so it could be done in one single day. If you choose the two-day trek, you will sleep underneath the stars at top of the Mount Mbeliling and the next day you will continue to the Cunca Rami Waterfall.
Mount Mbeliling is breathtaking. On your way to the top, you will go through the Mbeliling Forest where you will discover many tropical plants, rare species of birds and other wildlife. Once you have arrived at the top of the mountain, you will be rewarded with an amazing view, so be sure to bring your camera. You can see almost all of Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park.
– Best to travel during the dry season
– The guides can give you lunch, but make sure you also bring your own drinks and snacks
– Don’t leave any rubbish around, respect the nature
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