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Lombok is like a charming lover you kissed and you won’t tell anyone.
This is a secret you would only share with your close friends.
Lombok provides a kaleidoscopic experience that is easy to start, difficult to finish but impossible to forget. Known for its fiery temperament with active volcano Mount Rinjani, do you know it also has a sweet spot for romantic getaways and surreal pink beach?
If Bali is an international superstar, Lombok is a shooting star you won’t want to miss.
1. Amazing bird eye view of Lombok and Rinjani – Bukit Pergasingan
This is one of the most poetic scenery of Lombok Island.
The rice paddy fields laying complementally next to each other makes them scintillating.
Here, you can catch a glimpse of a far stretching view with the almighty Mount Rinjani.
Pergasingan hill is also the alternative to hiking Mount Rinjani, with an altitude of 1700 metres above sea level and Sembalun village located at an altitude of 1100 metres above sea level. So you must conquer an altitude of about 600 metres.
The hike up is around 4 hours, it will take you some effort up the hill, and some parts of the slope is almost at an angle of 70 degrees.
It is recommended that you camp overnight, so you can catch the magnificent sunrise behind Rinjani.
You will feel like you are on another planet – Planet Krypton.
Photo via ClimaMgta
The many stones here resemble the crystal box in Planet Krypton where Superman is born, hence it is also called Krypton Beach. Semeti Beach has rocks that are shaped like pyramids and stand firmly in the middle of the ocean.
The path is extremely rocky and rough, so be sure to wear covered shoes that are slip-proof, as you might need to climb rocks as high as 20m to get to the other side of the rocks.
Behind the rock is where you can get the phenomenal view of Semeti Beach.
3. Rushing waters – Waterfalls of Lombok
Waterfalls have been cloaked in mystery and myth for as long as people have known about them.
Luckily for you, you don’t need to hop on a plane to Hawaii or Zambia to revel at some rushing water. Here the most gorgeous waterfalls you can enjoy in Lombok:
3-a. A nature art sculpture – Mangku Sakti waterfall
A natural art sculpture out of Antoni Gaudí collection – the gorge formation is impressive.
The natural erosion has carved a marble-like canyon that the water meanders gently through.
The river runs down from Lake Segara Anak (Mt Rinjani), and the water is milky because of the sulfur content and is believed to able to treat different kinds of skin diseases.
3-b. Stunning water curtain – Benang Kelambu waterfall
Made up of 6 ‘falls’ through the trees, similar to water curtains, that’s how Benang Kelambu waterfall got its name.
It is easily accessible from the carpark but well hidden in the rice fields.
This waterfall is located at the foot of Mount Rinjani, so you can get up close and personal by going behind the water.
It’s a 500m mountainous walk to the waterfall, so be sure to bring water and some snacks along. You can visit its twin waterfall, Benang Stokel, which is 1 km away.
3-c. Secluded jungle waterfall – Air Terjun Tiu Kelep
Mother Nature does have her way of keeping her most beautiful attributes tucked away in remote areas, ensuring that these stunning features are preserved and kept intact as much as possible.
If you wish to visit Air Terjun Tiu Kelep, you need to sacrifice some effort and time, allowing at least 3 hours to journey from Mataram.
The condition of the road to the waterfall is not well-conditioned, and is fraught with rocky paths, fallen tree trunks and swift currents. It is recommended to hire a guide provided at the entrance.
According to local myth, having a circulating bath in the waterfall will lead to eternal youth. The soft and flat pool bottom makes it suitable for visitors to swim in.
This waterfall is located in the area of Mount Rinjani National Park, with the source water coming from Lake Segara Anak at the peak of Mount Rinjani.
4. Tears of Angel – Tanjung Poki
Don’t be swept away by the scenic tremendous waves – literally.
While being enraptured by this natural beauty, do remain careful and vigilant and not be hit by the waves. Waves at this spot are very huge and ferocious which create a blowhole effect. The waves can reach the height of tsunamis above 10 metres!
The big waves make it unsuitable to swim, but you can still fish here. This is a popular location for the local fishing fanatics, and they actually have a weekly competition.
There are other cliff rocks around the beach which provide photo-worthy opportunities.
Check out this video by Loetfi too! Definitely not for the faint-hearted!
5. Waterfall of the Sea – Nambung Beach
Salty Niagara waterfall – this unique waterfall phenomenon is created by large waves crashing against the cliff rocks and falling like a waterfall.
The best picture is when you are actually under the cliff, so be prepared to walk through the large waves with waterproof bags. You have to bring your own surfing equipment to ride the waves, and the crystal clear water also makes it lovely to swim.
But take note – there are neither rental nor bathrooms facilities available at Nambung beach.
Check out the video below!