Tiu Kelep Waterfall Lombok and Sendang Gile Waterfall are two giant and luscious green waterfalls which are located in the north of Lombok. Sendang Gile is a tall single stream of water while Tiu Kelep is a gigantic and powerful array of different streams, which are mesmerising to gaze upon.
How to get to Tiu Kelep Waterfall Lombok & Sendang Gile Waterfall
We were lucky to be staying only 5 minutes away from the waterfall entrance. The entrance is located in the town of Senaru, which is where most people stay before beginning the Mount Rinjani trek. Additionally, you can drive yourself on a scooter which would take roughly 3 hours from Kuta. You can also hire a car to drive you there for the day. This is the easiest although more expensive option.
Tiu Kelep Waterfall Lombok and Sendang Gile Waterfall are only a 10 minute walk apart so you can visit both waterfalls while you’re there.
Where to stay
To visit Tiu Kelep and Sendang Gile, we stayed in the northern park of Lombok. Most of the accommodation in this area is budget friendly so you should have no trouble finding a place to stay. We stayed at Pondok Guru Bakti Cottage and found it to be great value with nice rooms. You can even see Mount Rinjani from the beautiful garden.
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Entry costs 10K IDR per person. This allows you access to both the waterfalls.
What to expect at Tiu Kelep Waterfall Lombok and Sendang Gile Waterfall
Sendang Gile – Sendang Gile Waterfall is the first waterfall you will come across when you enter the park. It is only a short 5-10 minute walk down some stairs. Sendang Gile is a very tall single stream of water which is surrounded by lush greenery. You won’t be able to swim around this waterfall as the water is very shallow and covered in rocks. However, you can save your swimming until you arrive at Tiu Kelep.
Tiu Kelep – Tiu Kelep Waterfall is without a doubt one of the most popular waterfalls in Lombok. It’s only a 10 minute walk from Sendang Gile. The walk consists of a flat path through some streams and up some slippery stones. You’ll find many local kids standing in a line across the stream to assist you so that you don’t fall into the water.
Tiu Kelep will leave you mesmerised as you gaze upon the multiple streams of water that rush down the side of the wall covered in vines. To top it off, there is a forceful stream that shoots out diagonally over the others, creating a spectacular sight. Tiu Kelep is filled with lush greenery and is the perfect spot to cool off close to the waterfall. We wouldn’t recommend swimming directly under the falls as the water is extremely powerful. There is quite a large amount of spray at this waterfall so be sure to take care of any electronics.