Who says the interesting part of the National Park Kelimutu is Lake Flores? Although not denying the existence of a unique lake and only in Indonesia is one of the main attraction, but the National Park Kelimutu also have a variety of other attractive tourist potential.
Kelimutu National Park covers an area of ​​approximately 5356.50 ha established by Decree of the Minister of Forestry No.679/Kpts-II/1997, dated October 10, 1997. This national park is the smallest of the six national parks in the Bali and Nusa Tenggara. In adminitratif location is in three districts, namely: District Detsuko, Wolowaru District, and District Ndona Ende, East Nusa Tenggara Province.
Despite the relatively small extent but a national park with its unique landscapes and beautiful flora and fauna of storing wealth are diverse, some even fairly rare and endemic. Richness and beauty of the tropical landscape on the ground Flores is more interesting to be visited in the region because there is Kelimutu Lake (Lake Three Colors) are legendary. The topography of the national park is also range from mild to severe-undulating hilly and mountainous area to the level of a very steep slope and steep. In general, the height of the Kelimutu National Park ranges between 1500-1731 m asl; highest point is on the top of Mount Kelibara, approximately 1731 m asl.
There are various types of flora in the Kelimutu National Park, which is approximately 100 species in 36 family and 2 (two) of them are endemic Flores is uta Onga (Begonia kelimutuensis) and turuwara (Rhondodenron renschianum). Several other flora in the Kelimutu National Park is the event code (Toona spp.), Pine (Casuarina equisetifolia), crater (Anthocephalus cadamba), kesambi (Schleichera oleosa), whispering (Canarium spp.), Kodal (Diospyros ferra), confiscation (Alstonis scholaris), perennial flower edelweiss, and many more are sharing.
Meanwhile, several endemic species such as birds gerugiwa Flores (Monarcha sp) also inhabit the park. Endemic warbler which has 11 distinct chirping sound is touted as the ghost bird, the bird is rarely seen since. Other endemic animals, such as mammals, namely mice Lawo (Rattushainaldi), mountain rat (Bunomys naso), Deke (Papagomys armandvillei), and wawi ndua (Susheureni). Other species, such as partridges (Gallus gallus), banteng (Bos javanicus javanicus), deer (Muntiacus muntjak nainggolani), deer (Cervus timorensis), wild boar (Sus sp.), Eagle (Elanus sp.), Srigunting (Dicrurus sulphurea), mongoose (Pardofelis marmorata), pangolin (Manis javanica), porcupine (Hystrix brachyura brachyura), deer (Tragulus javanicus javanicus), and others.
Kelimutu National Park is also a habitat for approximately 19 species of birds are threatened with extinction. The birds are among pigeon flores (Treron floris), Wallacea owl (Otus silvicola), chili gold (Dicaeum Annae), jungle-swinging sweep (Rhinomyias oscillans), honey bird Matari (Nectarinia solaris), kancilan flores (Pachycephala nudigula) , junk dwarf (Pericrocotus lansbergei), tesia Timor (Tesia everetti), opior crested (Lophozosterops dohertyi), opior half thick (Heleia crassirostris), kehicap flores (Monarcha sacerdotum), and eagles flores (Spizaetus floris).

Kelimutu National Park can be reached by selecting multiple route choices both air and sea. When flying from Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali or other major city destinations then you are good to Kupang first. From the next Kupang flight continued towards Ende approximately 40 minutes. To the sea route to Ende, there are a number of passenger ships from Bali, Surabaya and Semarang are connected directly to the town of Ende.
From Ende, traveling journey continues towards the village of Moni as one enters the gates of the National Park and Lake Kelimutu Kelimutu. The bus from Ende to Maumere will pass Moni. Along the way, the contours of a winding road and climb a bit tough but the scenery is presented along the way would be a great bonus.
The distance between the village of Moni and Kelimutu about 15 kilometers. You can take a taxi or public transport to arrive at the parking area of Lake Kelimutu. Furthermore, continued the journey to the lake walk about 30 minutes to get to the top of Lake Flores. There is also a special line for jungle trekking through the forest you want Kelimutu National Park.

The best time to visit and explore Kelimutu National Park is during the dry season is between July and September.
Bring a jacket, gloves and a raincoat when exploring and climbing into Lake Kelimutu in preparation for an antidote to the cold. Similarly, the area around the park is relatively cool or cold temperature.
Wear comfortable shoes for trekking in the rain forest and climb to the top of Kelimutu the terrain is relatively smooth. Choose the path that has been established the national park management for your safety. Additionally, obey existing rules such as not entering certain areas. It is solely for your personal safety.
When renting a motorbike to reach the parking area of Lake Kelimutu, verify the condition of the vehicle and warn the driver primed to bring hel two. This recall includes the travel field winding and slippery path that requires good vehicle performance.
Bring some food and soft drinks to taste considering the exploration path is wild. Drugs, anti-mosquito, and other necessities for your travel convenience should also not forget to carry.

For lodging needs, there are a number of homestay in houses with cheap rates at Moni village located at the foot of Mount Kelimutu. The need for the nearest ATM in the city of Ende.
In the village of Moni, guide services, taxis, and rental motor can you get there. Some local community is looking for additional money to be my guide and ojeg ready to take to the summit of Mount Kelimutu or the surrounding location.
For complete info will need lodging accommodations in the village of Moni, can be obtained on this link.

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