Indonesia is famous for its uniqueness, diversity, and natural beauty. Wealth and diverse natural resources owned by Indonesia becoming an attraction for foreign tourists.
Starting from Sabang to Merauke has hidden natural beauty not possessed by other countries.
The uniqueness and natural beauty of Indonesia, not only can be found in Bali, but there are many other areas that maybe people don’t know it’s own Indonesia.
One of the natural beauty in Indonesia is the Kelimutu River.
Lots of stunning beauty on the island of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. One of the beauties of it is at the peak of Mount Kelimutu Lake Kelimutu.
The Lake is also commonly called Kelimutu Lake with three colors. Because this Lake has three different colors, the unique color of the water in the Lake is always changing over time to time.
The three colors Lake also still closely linked to the legend that is trusted by the local community. According to the beliefs of the locals, this Lake has a colorful sense of each and has a very powerful force of nature.
Kelimutu lakes are unpredictable as to when and what color they will change into. Sometimes, the colors are blue, green, and black, and some other times they turn to white, red, and blue. The last time a traveler saw them, one was dark brown, just like a pond of chocolate. Previously, the east lake was red and the middle lake was blue.
Lake Kelimutu is part of the Kelimutu National Park, presenting a highly aesthetic value and surreal experience. The national park’s highest point is 5,679 feet at Mt Kelibara (1,731 meters), and 5,544 feet high (1,690 meters) at Mt Kelimutu. It is a national park that protects 19 endemic and endangered animals, among which, the Floresian punai (Treron floris), Wallacea owl (Otus silvicola), Floresian kancilan (Pachycephala nudigula), Floresian eagle (Spizeatus floris), and Timorese tesia (Tesia everetti).
How to Get There?
Koanara village, in the Wolowaru sub-district, is closest to Mt Kelimutu and is about 66 km from the town of Ende, or 83 km from Maumere. Moni is the closest small town, lying at the foot of Mt Kelimutu. It is the gate to Lake Kelimutu. The distance between Moni and Kelimutu is 15 km.
You can take an ojek, a motorbike taxi, car, or public transportation to take you to a parking lot before Kelimutu’s peak. Buses to Ende from Maumere will pass Moni. They call it BIS KAYU or oto kol, the wooden pick-up truck. From there, you must walk 30 minutes along the mountainside. There are daily flights from Denpasar and Kupang to Maumere.
Please refer to information on how to get there when in Labuan Bajo.