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Mount Kelimutu

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Mount Kelimutu

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Full Day Trip to Explore 6 Destinations in Labuan Bajo and Komodo

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eka51011 wrote a review Apr 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia41 contributions14 helpful votes
I have heard the name of Lake Kelimutu since I was a child, so glad I was able to visit it in 2019. Never regret, a unique place, not too difficult to reach.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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David S wrote a review Feb 2020
Sebastopol, California24 contributions19 helpful votes
Kelimutu volcano is located 50 km east of Ende, central Flores on a road that climbs through several small villages and rice terraces into a dense rainforest near the summit. The volcano is in a national park, and there is a fee to enter: not much for locals and foreign Indonesian work visa holders, and more for tourists (about US$15). From a parking area a few hiking trails go up to the summit, which features 3 steep-sided craters with actively roiling multi-colored lakes. On a clear day you can see gases bubbling to the surface and a sulfide scum on the surface of the first two lakes. The local lake names are Tiwu Ata Bupu (Lake of Old People - blue), and the other two lakes, Tiwu Ko'o Fai Nuwa Muri (Lake of Young Men and Maidens - bluish-green) and Tiwu Ata Polo ("Villany" Lake - red) are separated by a shared crater wall. The lake colors are attributed to gas & steam vents on the bottom of two of the crater lakes that discharge CO2 and H2S gases from a magma chamber deep beneath the mountain. The lake colors change throughout the year due to different chemical oxidation and reduction reactions between rain water, ground water, the amount and composition of the rising volcanic gases, and the abundance of iron and manganese. The colors in the lakes change independently from each other, suggesting that each crater lake has its own unique connectivity to the underlying magma chamber.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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JJILA wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia63 contributions24 helpful votes
Definetly worth getting up at 4am to get to the summit by sunrise. Fantastic colours and views of the lakes. Highly recommended
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Junglehike wrote a review Dec 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada142 contributions47 helpful votes
We stayed at Bintang Lodge in Rueteng which is close to Mt Kelimutu as we have to get up at 4-5am in the morning in order to reach here before sunrise. It was pitch dark and you do need to bring a head light or flash light. We walk and hike w/our guides. We thought we were the only one hiking here in the dark. By the time we reach the summit there were many people sitting and drinking hot tea (available by the vendor) and waiting for sunrise. All sunrise are beautiful but when the sun touches the crater it changes color. Nice to be here. Just the annoying ticket - paying double for foreigner.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Cmb04 wrote a review Dec 2019
Sanur, Indonesia54 contributions13 helpful votes
Would recommend for anyone visiting Flores to get up early and visit the colored lakes. Very well kept paths and amazing views of the 3 lakes
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Date of experience: December 2019
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