Mbeliling Trekking 2D/1N

Day 01  LABUAN BAJO - ROE VILLAGE STARTING POINT
After breakfast drive an hour to Roe village at the foot of Mbeliling Mountain. Arrive in Roe you will be welcomed by locals and you may learn about the endemic Fauna and Flora from the local rangers from the starting point while being served traditional snacks-carefully prepared by local womens association. Start the 3-4 hours trek at 600m above sea level in Roe village and hike in the cool mountain forest where you can discover an amazing range of tropical plants as well as some rare species of birds and other wildlife. A traditional lunch will provide you enough energy to climb the peak of the Mbeliling Mountain. Arrival at the top 1200m above sea level enjoying a breathtaking view over West Flores form Labuan Bajo to Komodo on the west to an impressive volcanic crater lake in the south. Take a rest and watch the sunset while porters set up the tents on mountain top and start preparing a delicious dinner. RELAX & DREAM under the stars only separated from them by the roof of your tent. [Lunch-0Dinner]

Day 02  PEAK of MBELILING - CUNCA RAMI - WERANG - LABUAN BAJO

Wake up to the calls and sounds of tropical birds and enjoy the sunrise from the scenic campsite while the porters serve you hot coffee and traditional breakfast fare with boiled Bananas, cassava and fresh fruits (seasonal). Continue hiking down to the astonishing Cunca Rami Waterfall passing through the villages where you can experience the friendliness of local people offering young coconut or fresh fruits. Take a chance to swim or shower under the waterfall and relax, spotting different kind of birds, as well as huge honey comb in the rocks. Lunch will be provided. Then keep on walking along the scenic of rice terraces to Werang the end of trekking. Take the car back to Labuan Bajo [Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner] If you are a strong hiker you can add 2.5 hours hiking passing through another village ending up back in Roe. If you wish to stop in Melo Village on the way back to Labuan Bajo and enjoy a cultural performance of CACI whip fighting dance, an exciting mixture between traditional dancing and fighting in colorful local costumes

REMARK :
CODE OF CONDUCT

Welcome to Roe and the Mbeliling are: we – the Roe-people are happy and proud to invite you to visit our village and its beautiful surrounding, please pay attention to this code of conduct in order to help us protect our nature surrounding, customs and culture. The compliance monitoring is based on your feedback p, please assist us by fill in the questionnaire at the end of the trip.

ENVIROMENT PROTECTION
Please carry out of the rubbish you bring in to the Mbeliling are. Do not engage in or encourage hunting – the Mbeliling area is the habitat of endangered animals which need to be protected. Do not cut any kind of trees or remove plants – this is a protecting area where cutting wood is strictly forbidden by local government. Do not make fire to cook or warm-up at night. Use the fuel stoves (provided by Roe Eco-Tourism Association). Please inform your local guide or the association if you observe anybody (local or foreigners) not following these rules – as it is in the association’s interest to protect the environment.

LOCAL CUSTOM AND CULTURE
Please dress politely according to the local understanding which means is Indonesia not to wear short pants or skirts/sleeveless, transparent, low cut tops.
Respect the local culture in behaving with discretion (avoid public display of affection, men and women only share a tent if formally partnered, use enclosed facilities for you toilet and bathing)
Do not distribute sweets, money, or other presents to children, as this encourages them to beg.
Please ask permission before you take picture of the people.

SAFETY
Be sure you are healthy and feel comfortable walking for a sustained period. Walking on the narrow path and sometimes steep tracks to the Mbeliling Mountain requested as a good physical condition, especially considering the tropical climate on Flores.
Stick to the existing track and don’t explore the area without local guide – it is easy to get lost in the Mbeliling forest.
Be aware that narcotics, pornography, weaponry are strictly forbidden for all over Indonesia therefore not allowed to be brought into this area.