Mount Kelimutu Trekking Trip

Trip Highlights

  • Maumere
  • Sika The Traditional Ikat Vilage
  • Three Color Lake
  • Charming Panorama as you ascent and descent Mount Kalimutu


Kelimutu is a volcano, close to the town of Moni in central Flores Island of Indonesia containing three summit crater lakes of varying colors. Tiwu Ata Mbupu (Lake of Old People) is usually blue and is the westernmost of the three lakes.

The other two lakes, Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (Lake of Young Men and Maidens) and Tiwu Ata Polo (Bewitched or Enchanted Lake) are separated by a shared crater wall and are typically green or red in color, respectively. The lake colors do vary on a periodic basis. Subaqueous fumaroles are the probable cause of active upwelling that occurs at the two eastern lakes.

The lake have been a source of minor phreatic eruptions in historical time. The summit of the compound 1639-m-high Kelimutu volcano is elongated two km in a WNW-ESE direction; the older cones of Kelido and Kelibara are located respectively three km to the north and two km to the south. The scenic lakes are a popular tourist destination. Keli Mutu is also of interest to geologists because the three lakes are different colors yet reside at the crest of the same volcano.

According to the local officer at Kelimutu National Park, the colour changed by chemical reaction of any minerals contained in the lake in triggered by volcano gas activity. The closest airports are Maumere, and Ende. There are regular flights to Maumere from Bali. The drive from Maumere to Moni, the town at the base of Keli Mutu, takes about 3 hours.

The trip package are fully organized combination of adventure, leisure, ecotourism, and safety. We organized Kelimutu trekking trip for individual and at small group maximum of 10 persons to maximize service and safety for all participants.

Trip Information

Trip Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
Grade: Easy – Moderate
Start / Finish: Bali
Accommodation: Guest House
Tour Type: Fully organized adventure and Leisure trip
Activities: Walking, trekking, and sightseeing.

Trekking Itinerary

Day 01. Bali – Maumere
Hotel pick up service in Bali, drive you to Denpasar airport depart to Maumere. Upon arrival at Maumere airport our local staff will greet and meet you and drive you to hotel at Maumere. Free at your own leisure time.

Day 02. Maumere – Kelimutu – Maumere
Morning call by the hotel at 3.30am, taking a light breakfast. Escorting to Kelimutu trekking starting point, you will climbing about 1,5 kilometers steps up to watch the three color lake. After enjoy the three colored lakes we will continue sightseeing to Moni to visit the Kowanara Village famous with its traditional Lionese house and the secred cemetery. Driving to Wolowaru to having lunch. On the way back to hotel we will have short stop at some interesting places. free at your own leisure time.

Day 03. Maumere Sight Seeing
Our guide will pick you up after breakfast. This day you will visit Wuring village to see the houses built on stilts over the sea. Next, drive up to Ledalero – a major Catholic Seminary – to visit the museum with its various collection of local royal families’ old portraits, antique hand woven clothes, stagedeon fossils, etc. Proceed to Sikka village – a center of “Ikat” weaving to see the traditional weaving process and an old church built in the 16th Century. back to hotel and free at your own leisure time.

Day 04. Maumere – Bali – Trip Conclude
Our guide will pick you up after breakfast for depart to Bali. You will have a city sightseeing on the way to Maumere airport. Upon arrival in Bali our driver are to assist you for drive back to your hotel in Bali or have a short sightseeing before your connecting flight schedule. Trip conclude.

What to Carry During The Trekking
  • Backpack /day backpack
  • Rain clothes
  • Long pants, shorts
  • T-shirts, shirts
  • Underwear, socks
  • Comfortable trekking boots, good socks for the trekking.
  • Sunscreen, hat to protect from the sun
  • Personal medicine
  • Swimsuit
  • Passport
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera
What’s Included
  • Medical Kit
  • Comfortable Well located Accommodation area
  • Expert Bilingual Local Guide and porter
  • Entrance fee, Donation, and parking fee
  • All Meals as Stated on Itinerary
  • Private air conditioned vehicle
  • Tours and Activities as mentioned on Itinerary

What’s not Included

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, postage, alcoholic beverages, etc
  • Meals before and after trip
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Visa fee
  • Departure Taxes
  • Tips and Gratitude