DISCOVER TIU KELEP WATERFALL IN LOMBOK!
Tiu Kelep Waterfall and Sendang Gile Waterfall in Senaru, Lombok are two of the most magnificent waterfalls that I have ever seen! Ideally located at the base of Mt. Rinjani amongst some of Lombok’s luscious rainforests, these are two waterfalls you do not want to miss!
I have put together this complete guide of Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall in Seanru, Lombok including how to get there and what to expect!
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HOW TO GET TO SENARU, LOMBOK
I arrived by boat from Bali to Bangsal Harbour in North Lombok, where I met some friends and after some haggling to score a good price for a taxi at the harbor, we were on our way to Senaru Village.
It is very easy to find a private taxi or a motorbike to rent at Bangsal Harbour. Expect to pay around 400,000 IDR for a private taxi to Senaru.
You can also rent motorbikes/scooters in Bangsal for approximately 60,000 IDR per day.
The distance from Bangsal Harbour to Senaru is 60km and it is approximately a 2-hour drive
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Tiu Kelep Waterfall
FINDING THE TRAIL TO TIU KELEP WATERFALL
Once you are in Senaru, there are a number of entry points to begin the hike down to Tiu Kelep which is clearly signposted on the main road that runs through Senaru village.
If you have trouble finding the entry point, don’t be afraid to ask a friendly local to point you in the right direction of Tiu Kelep Waterfall.
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This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off from Sengiggi and the spots that you will visit are Segenter Sasak village, Sendang Gile, Tiu Kelep Waterfall, Sembalun village and Rinjani volcano viewing point, Sembalun Bumbung and Pesugulan Pusuk Pass, Rinjani National Park, Sapit Village, Lemor and graveyard of Rajah Selaparang
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BEST TIME TO VISIT SENDANG GILE WATERFALL & TIU KELEP WATERFALL
It’s best to visit Sendang Gile Waterfall and Tiu Kelep Waterfall in the early morning before the crowds and you can potentially avoid having to pay the entrance fee the earlier you go.
Although, the entrance fee for Tiu Kelep waterfall is only 20,000 IDR so it’s not a big bite out of the wallet if you end up having to pay.
On the morning we were heading down to visit Tiu Kelep Waterfall, we decided to stop and watch the sunrise over a beautiful rice field valley before taking the path down towards Sendang Gile Waterfall and Tiu Kelep Waterfall. Boy was it worth it!
Sunrise over the valley in Senaru
View of Mount Rinjani
SENDANG GILE WATERFALL (AIR TERJUN SENDANG GILE)
Sendang Gile Waterfall is the first set of falls along the trail to Tiu Kelep Waterfall, so you can’t miss it.
Sendang Gile Waterfall is a two-tiered cascading waterfall that spits out of the rock face high above. We were so early here that we only had to share this waterfall with the local monkeys!
You can also go swimming in the rock pools and get right beneath the falls at Air Terjun Sendang Gile.
From Sendang Gile Waterfall, head back up the track and to the left to continue on to Tiu Kelep Waterfall. It is a moderate 30-minute walk through the jungle and manageable without the use of a guide.
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Sendang Gile Waterfall
RAINFOREST HIKE TO AIR TERJUN TIU KELEP
There is a couple of river crossings no more than knee-deep and a muddy trail that leads through the jungle to the jaw-dropping sight of Air Terjun Tiu Kelep.
There is no waterfall that I have seen that can compare to this. And even though it wasn’t my first time here, Tiu Kelep Waterfall never ceases to amaze me.
The water flows out of the walls and into a crystal clear pool below. There is a strong vortex-like current directly beneath the main water flow at Tiu Kelep Waterfall so be careful not to get sucked in!
The rocks are also super slippery, so if you are excited as I was when visiting Tiu Kelep waterfall, take care and watch your step!
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Following the stream to Tiu Kelep Waterfall
The incredible Tiu Kelep Waterfall Lombok
Tiu Kelep Waterfall
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WHERE TO STAY NEAR TIU KELEP WATERFALL
Blue Mountain Cottage is a small homestay in Senaru village within walking distance to Tiu Kelep Waterfall and Sendang Gile Waterfall. The a/c rooms have comfortable beds and a private bathroom. It’s basic, but it’s all you need for a couple of nights!
SENDANG GILE & TIU KELEP WATERFALL – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
To get the best shots of Tiu Kelep waterfall you will need to stand a good 30m away from the natural pool due to the constant clouds of mist that will instantly wet your lens.
The weather patterns around the base of Mt. Rinjani are very unpredictable so be prepared for a sudden downpour of rain. As soon as we got back to the homestay a storm rolled in for the good part of the afternoon.
There is not much in the way of food and water once you hit the trail to Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall, so be sure to pack something before you make the trek in.
These two waterfalls are hands-down mother nature at its finest and I strongly recommend that you add it to your Lombok Itinerary!
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AIRBNB NEAR TIU KELEP WATERFALL
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WHAT TO PACK FOR TIU KELEP WATERFALL
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF TIU KELEP WATERFALL
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