The flight Airasia from KL to Lombok reached the night before about 8++pm, Flight wasn't that great, turbulence, false landing, hovering for an hour plus~ i didn't understand when movies were talking about having your whole life flash before you, until this flight. scary. i had sweaty palms and i think i could have joined the Cullen family, i was that pale. I thought i was going to die. *drama queen* It was just the super bad weather..
We started off the second day looking for a driver. Luck was on our side..Our 'supir' aka driver, Pak Sofyan (a local in Sengigi), was there waiting outside our hotel for passengers. So we booked him for a whole day for Rp650000 for the car and driver. We were a group of 4, so the price was pretty reasonable. Pak Sofyan drove an avanza kinda car, so if you had a bigger group, it will be much more worth it, the car could easily fit 7 people comfortably. :)
Our destination was Mount Rinjani's Sindang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall in Desa Senaru. Distance from Living Asia Resort, about 1.5 - 2 hours. Since we booked the driver, we stopped at multiple places on the way to Desa Senaru, for picture sessions.
|3 Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air)|
|Hmm.. interesting. almost similar to melaka..|
Upon reaching Desa Senaru, we were dropped off at a restaurant where we were introduced to our guide for the hike to the waterfalls. We paid Rp100000/per person to hike to both waterfall. You only need to pay Rp 50000 if you only decide to go to the first waterfall (Sindang Gile). I think a guide is not needed if you are planning to go to the first waterfall only, as from the entrance it is about 30 mins walk on stairs and pavement, just follow the crowd.:) To get to Tiu Kelep, on the other hand, it is more like the road not taken. It takes an extra 30mins. You need to cross rivers (small ones) and climb rocks here and there. There isn't any signs either which leads to the waterfall. For safety, having a guide is better. :)
|The view upon reaching Sindang Gile Waterfall|
|Can rest and relax|
|Stall selling food such as snacks and instant cup noodles ~pop mie~~|
|Sindang Gile Waterfall ( You will be forever young ''awet muda'' if you are splashed by the water from this waterfall)|
|i can almost see it.. gotta keep my head held highhhhh~~ its the climbbbb~~ *singing out loud :D|
|The journey to Tiu Kelep Waterfall|
|The bridge to cross, mind your steps..|
|View from above the bridge|
|Crossing few rivers..|
|TADAA.. Tiu Kelep Waterfall!! Magnificent!|
After the waterfalls, we had a slow drive back through the monkey forest, to RM Nada Alam Nyaman. We had the famous Ayam Taliwang with Pleceng Kangkung and Terung.
It was good, as the 'sambal' were real spicy and tasty. We each got a whole chicken, young chick not yet a full chicken.. if you get what i mean :D Fried tempe (fermented soy beans) were delicious. Everything costs us about Rp82500 per person. We ordered a pretty large feast as we were real hungry from the trip.
p/s This is our trusty driver aka guide phone number, if you ever need a driver in lombok :) *two thumbs up*