Tiu Kelep Waterfall and Sedang Gile Waterfall- Lombok
In the lush green mountains below Mt. Rinjani lies Tiu Kelep Waterfall and Sedang Gile Waterfall. The two falls are connected via a short hiking path and are some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Indonesia.
HOW TO GET TO SEDANG GILE AND TIU KELEP WATERFALL
Sedang Gile Waterfall and Tiu Kelep Waterfall are two hours north of Senggiggi at the base of Mt. Rinjani. They are hands down the most popular waterfalls on Lombok, especially Tiu Kelep Waterfall.
In order to get to the two falls, you will either need to organize a driver, a tour or rent a motorbike. Now by now, you know motorbike is my favorite method of transportation. If you plan on renting a motorbike, you can expect to pay around 60,000 Rupiah or $5 USD per day. Petrol or fuel with cost around $2 USD to fill up your tank. Pretty good.
If you need more information about renting a motorbike during your visit, click HERE.
If you don’t feel like the long 5 hours, make your butt totally sore, drive, then you can hire a car for the day for around 600,000 Rupiah. We did this for one of the drives and we did not regret it!
Once you arrive at the falls, there are several places to park, however, we parked at Emy Cafe, and first went to Sedang Gile Waterfall, and then Tiu Kelep Waterfall.
I have attached a map below of the exact location of the two falls.
WHAT TO EXPECT- DO YOU NEED A GUIDE?
The answer to that is NO! When you arrive at the entrance, they will try and sell you a guide. You do not need a guide to visit both Sedang Gile Waterfall and Tiu Kelep Waterfall. Plus, you have this beautiful online guide to show you the way. We paid our entrance fee of only 10,000 Rupiah and we were on our way.
The whole hike is really easy, however, I would still recommend wearing runners as its quite slippery. The first waterfall you will find is Sedang Gile Waterfall. Sedang Gile Waterfall is absolutely beautiful and a pretty decent size waterfall, around 20 meters. We were visiting during the dry season and it was still gushing! Sedang Gile Waterfall does not have a pool so don’t expect to go for a swim here, however, I still managed to get soaked standing next to it.
There is also a very nice woman selling coconuts and snacks here if you need something like that. Up next we were off to Tiu Kelep Waterfall. Now there are a lot of paths leading in and out of this waterfall so it’s important you take the right one. We paid three adorable little boys 10,000 Rupiah to show us the path, so now you don’t need to!
If you’ve just entered the waterfall and are facing the main sign that has all the information on it, you will take the path to the right. It is a flat path following the water flow. You will cross over a bridge with a pipe running under it, before eventually wading through some rivers before you end at Tiu Kelep Waterfall.
Once you arrive at Tiu Kelep Waterfall, you will understand why this place is quickly gaining popularity. The energy at this place is insane. The wall of water placed against a lush green backdrop is truly stunning. An absolute must see if you’re visiting Lombok.
If you’re planning on taking photos here, be sure to be using something like a GoPro or a waterproof camera as the spray is pretty strong!
WHERE TO STAY IN LOMBOK
Lombok is quite large so what you’re planning on doing while visiting, will determine where you stay. If you plan on visiting waterfalls in the north and hiking Mt. Rinjani, you can stay either up north or in Senggigi at HOLIDAY RESORT LOMBOK, like we did.
If you’re more looking for relaxing, and stunning beaches, I recommend staying in Kuta. Thomas and I stayed at KUTA BARU HOTEL and it was so lovely!
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All images were taken using a variety of my TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ESSENTIALS.