Tiu Teja Waterfall Kayangan Sub-District, North Lombok Regency - Indonesia
Most tourists come to Rinjani Mountain of Lombok Island for trekking. Well, it is true but other reasons include the exploration of beautiful waterfalls. The fact is that Rinjani owns many spots where stunning falls reside. One of them is located Santong Village and it belongs to Kayangan Sub-District. It is, in fact, one of the sources of water of Segara Anak Lake. Due to its calm nuance and interesting landscape, lots of people including the locals and tourists use the site for relaxation and an adventure.
As mentioned before, Tiu Teja Waterfall has a calm atmosphere and it is surrounded by lush and green plants. Somehow, it looks like a piece of a paradise! According to the locals, the waterfall has the height of 50 meters and it has the width of 10 meters. It is located in the middle of a forest so the weather is quite comfortable and many big trees are seen as well there. Another famous feature of the site is the presence of wild monkeys including long-tailed and black lutung (trachupethecus). However, it is rare to see them, especially during bad weather.
Exploring Tiu Teja Waterfall
The distance between Santong Village and Tiu Teja Waterfall is around 3 km and the location is quite accessible for everyone regardless of the type of the vehicle they are using. However, visitors should park the vehicle in an available parking area and they need to walk for several minutes to reach the falls. From the gate, it takes short trekking to approach the site and the distance is about 300 meters. Have no worries. The locals have built stairs to make it easier for everyone.
During trekking to Tiu Teja Waterfall, tourists may pass through the local forest and several long-tailed monkeys on the trees. The sound of rubbing leaves is quite soothing, as well! Once getting near to the site, they may hear the sound of gurgling water of the waterfall too. That means they only need to spend 5 more minutes to arrive at the site. Two beautiful waterfalls await them there and they are located next to each other. No wonder, the locals also call them Tiu Teja Twins Waterfall.
During the rainy season, the falls pour stronger and it looks more astonishing, somehow. Sometimes, a rainbow is seen between them, creating a perfect opportunity for photography. One thing, taking a bath or playing water is not recommended there due to its strong shower and dangerous landscape. Instead, tourists can do several fun activities like photography and relaxation.
- Tiu Umbak Waterfall
- Pelawangan Trail
- Tiding Tiu Waterfall
How to Get There
For those coming from Mataram City, any type of transportation will do and the destination is Kayangan Sub-District in North Lombok Regency. Next, their destination is Sontong Village which is the checkpoint prior to trekking to Tiu Teja Waterfall. This whole trip takes around 2 hours and the distance is 64.4 km. From the village, it takes a short trekking for about 3 km.
Where to Stay
- Lombok Garden Hotel
- Mina Tanjung Hotel
- Medana Resort Hotel
- Rinjani Lodge