Tiu Kelep Waterfall & Sendang Gile Waterfall – Lombok

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Tiu Kelep Waterfall and Sendang Gile Waterfall in Senaru are two of the most magnificent waterfalls in Lombok!

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 during your visit.

I have put together this complete guide to Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall in Senaru, Lombok including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive.

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HOW TO GET TO SENARU LOMBOK?

Arriving by boat from Bali to Bangsal Harbour in North Lombok is the easiest jump-off point to then make the journey from Bangsal to the base of Rinjani in Senaru.

It’s very easy to find a private taxi or a motorbike to rent upon arriving at Bangsal Harbour.

Expect to pay around 400,000 IDR total 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’s approximately a 2-hour drive.

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Tiu Kelep Waterfall

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FINDING THE TRAIL TO TIU KELEP & SENDANG GILE

Once you are in Senaru, there are a number of entry points to begin the hike down to Tiu Kelep Waterfall 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.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit is early in the morning before the crowds and you can potentially avoid having to pay the entrance fee the earlier you go.

Although, the entrance fee for both waterfalls is only 20,000 IDR so it’s not a big bite out of the wallet if you end up having to pay.

As my friends and I were heading down to the trailhead to the falls, we decided to stop and watch the sunrise over a beautiful rice field valley. Boy, was it worth it!

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BOOK A TIU KELEP WATERFALL TOUR

Another alternative to visiting Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall is to book a full-day tour to see these two waterfalls and loads more highlights in Lombok.

The Lombok Nature Private Day Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.

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, 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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Sunrise in Senaru

SENDANG GILE WATERFALL (AIR TERJUN SENDANG GILE)

Sendang Gile Waterfall is the first set of falls along the trail, so you can’t miss it.

Boasting 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!

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You can also go swimming in the rock pools and get right beneath the falls at Air Terjun Sendang Gile. Be sure to bring a quick-dry travel towel to dry off after a dip in the falls.

From here, head back up the track and to the left to continue on to Tiu Kelep. It’s a moderate 30-minute walk through the jungle and manageable without the use of a guide.

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AIR TERJUN TIU KELEP

There are 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. It’s a good idea to wear waterproof shoes for this hike.

There is no waterfall that I have seen that can compare to this. And even though it wasn’t my first time here, this 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 so be careful not to get sucked in.

The rocks are also super slippery, so if you are excited as I was when visiting, take care and watch your step.

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The jungle trail
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Going for a dip

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO 

To get the best shots of the waterfall you will need to stand a good 30 meters away from the natural pool due to the constant clouds of mist that will instantly wet your lens.

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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 the falls 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 them to your Lombok itinerary!

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WHERE TO STAY IN SENARU

Blue Mountain Cottage is a small homestay in Senaru village within walking distance of both waterfalls. 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!

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions at all about Tiu Kelep Waterfall or Sendang Gile, please leave me a comment below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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