Sendang Gile & Tiu Kelep Waterfall are the biggest waterfall in Lombok. These two Lombok waterfalls are located in the foot of Rinjani mount which also a part of track to this highest mount in Lombok Indonesia. Administratively, these lombok waterfall located in Senaru village, about 2,5 hours from Mataram city with personal car. You can also use public transportation to reach this place, but with the public transportation availability and time consideration, it’s recommended to take personal/rental car.
There are two routes that you can take, first is the route of Rembiga-Anyar-Senaru, and the second is Mataram-Ampenan-Pemenang-Anyar-Senaru. If you choose the first route, you will pass Pusuk woods, which you will find monkeys in this wood playing in branches and sitting in the side of the road. You may stop for a while to feed them while enjoying the scenery. If you choose the second route you will enjoy beach scenery all along the way you take, then you will find sign board which says: ‘Welcome to Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfalls’.
Once in Senaru, there is a sign on the main road directing you to the waterfall path. If you can’t find the sign just head down the hill at any point and you will run into the path. It’s very easy to find and if you have any trouble the locals will definitely point you in the right direction as it is a popular attraction in Senaru.
Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall are two incredible waterfalls in the north of Lombok. Cool and quiet hill will give you a comfortable. Sendang Gile is impressive in its own right. It’s a two-tiered waterfall with massive force. It’s one of the best waterfalls on Lombok.
Sendang Gile waterfall is closer to the entrance of waterfall area. To get there, only take 15 minutes by foot. Because it closer to the entrance, it is visited by more visitors, either its foreign or domestic one. If you don’t like tracking, Sendang Gile waterfall a perfect option for you.
The path which forms stairs to Sendang Gile is quite comfortable to be taken. Even, you still have to be alert, since many small and big stones around Sendang Gile waterfall. If you stand in a higher ground, you will see the crush and flowing waters. You could also relax by sitting on the stones which face to the waterfall. To warm up yourself, you could have a coffee which you can buy in the food stalls nearby the waterfall.
After you finish up adventuring at Sendang Gile waterfall it’s time to get back on the path and continue heading towards the big attraction of the day. The dirt trail leads you along the side of the river before it requires you to make a few crossings. Finally, you may have to actually walk through the river in cold, ankle-deep water. Water shoes or flip-flops will be fine but it does get incredibly slipper and we all had quite a few falls.
Tiu Kelep Waterfall is an epic amphitheater with one of the most dramatic falls you will see in Indonesia. Water flows down, seemingly through the wall, only to be upstaged by a forceful flow of water that streaks diagonally across the falls.
You can swim in the pool beneath the waterfall and it’s a great spot to use the GoPro. The water in the pool is crystal clear and has a blue tinge. Be extremely careful when you are swimming because several tourists have come into trouble by getting sucked in and held down underneath the powerful force of the main flow.
Remember to take out all of your rubbish and respect the land you are lucky enough to be exploring.