Day 1 Melo View Point
It has a spectacular panorama view stretching from Labuan Bajo to the island of Komodo National Park. It also offers fresh mountain air since it is located on the side of Mount Mbeliling.
Day 1 Denge Village
a small village on the food of the mountain- our starting point for the four to five hours hike to Wae Rebo.
We hike up hill through the rain forest and reach Wae Lomba, a creek. The first stop after about one hour hiking from Denge. Sometimes we can hear the voices of Asian Paradise Flycatchers and other endemic birds. We proceed to Post 2 at Pocoroko with picturesque views towards the Sawu Sea in the south. It is the last place for cellular phone connection services. The last stop is at Nampe Bakok, a place where we have a complete view over the traditional village of Wae Rebo. Breathtaking!
Day 1 Wae Rebo
is a small, very out of the way village. Situated on around 1,100 meters above sea level and approximately 3 - 4 hour travel by foot from Denge Village. Wae Rebo is completely surrounded by panoramic mountains and the dense Todo forest. This tropical forest is rich in vegetation, where you will find orchids, different types of ferns and hear the chirping of many songbirds. There is also no mobile coverage in this village, and the electricity is only available from 6 to 10 pm. The air is relatively cold, especially in the dry season. Wae Rebo’s main characteristics are their unique houses, which they call Mbaru Niang that are tall and conical in shape and are completely covered in lontar thatch from its rooftop down to the ground. It appears that at one time such kind of houses were quite common to the region. But today, it is only this village that continues to maintain the typical Manggarai traditional house, without which these unique houses would have been completely fazed out. With a small population of around 1,200 inhabitants only, the village comprises 7 houses. The staple diet of villagers is cassava and maize, but around the village they plant coffee, vanilla, and cinnamon which they sell in the market, located some 15 km. away from the village.
Stay overnight at local house (traditional menu for dinner and breakfast served by villagers)
- Natural Surroundings
- Traditional Village
Day 2 Wae Rebo in the Morning
The scenery of Waerebo village is very beautiful, it nestled in the mountains, with super amazing views and in the morning you will hearing a non-stop chorus of birds. After an early breakfast which the traditional women prepare for us, we say good bye to the villagers which we have grown fond of in only one day. We leave the village and trek the same way back downhill to Denge.
Day 2 Cancar
is a unique tourist spot offers stunning landscape. The farmers grow the rice in such peculiar formation, making a unique shape as it consists of several farms and combines into a shape of the spider’s net.
- Natural Surroundings
- Rice Field
Meeting point : LABUAN BAJO HOTEL (at 07.00)
Ending point : LABUAN BAJO AIRPORT (flight departure after 17.00) or HOTEL
What you need to BRING :
- Strong & comfortable backpack
- Comfortable cloths, shocks, long pants
- Warm Jacket
- Good shoes for trekking
- Sleeping Bag
- Insect repellant
- Raincoat (in rainy season)