Mount Tambora is located in the districts of Dompu and Bima, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). Mount Tambora is one of the favorite choices besides Mount Rinjani.
There are four official hiking trails on Mount Tambora. The four climbing routes include the Pancasila, Doro Ncanga, Oi Marai, and Piong routes. For your information, the Pancasila and Doro Ncanga routes are in the Dompu Regency area, while the Piong and Oi Marai routes are in the Bima Regency area.
All four of them have their own uniqueness and beauty as well as field challenges. Check out the following reviews of Mount Tambora trekking routes:
1. The Pancasila Route
The Pancasila climbing route is located in Pancasila Village, Pekat District, Dompu Regency. This path is the main route that is often used by climbers because it has a fairly difficult terrain and with a distance of 3 days and two nights of climbing.
In addition, the Pancasila route is the only route that has peaks that cannot be found with other routes. That is why the Pancasila path is the most popular route.
The Pancasila route has the character of a route that goes deeper into forest vegetation, where tropical forests pass through coffee plantations belonging to residents. The distance can take 3 days and two nights with five posts and is also the only route with a peak,
2. Doro Ncanga Route
The Doro Ncanga route is the second line in the Dompu Regency area. This path can be accessed in the Padang Savana area. This path is an optional route, namely an off-road path that can be traversed by trail vehicles and 4×4 cars. On this route only takes 2 days mileage.
The Doro Ncaga route in Sori Tatanga Village is an off-road route. On this route there are also five posts. Vehicles can only enter up to post three, after that walk for about 2 hours to get to the top,
3. Oi Marai Route (Bidadari Waterfall)
The Oi Marai route is a trekking route, this route is in Kawinda Toi Village, Pancasila District, Bima Regency. On this route there is a view of Angel Waterfall where the water continues to flow without stopping and the discharge does not decrease.
This path, climbers can go through it in just 3 days and 2 nights to reach the top. There are 5 resting posts. After descending from the summit, climbers can enjoy waterfalls with a million rides such as flying fox, rafting and river tubing.
The Oi Marai route is in the natural tourist area of Bidadari Waterfall, in Kawinda Toi Village, Tambora District.
4. Piong Trek Route
The Piong route is an alternative route for climbers who want to see the top of Mount Tambora. The route, which is located in Piong Village, Sanggar District, Bima Regency, is an off-road route that can be traversed up to post five and takes about an hour to walk to the top of the peak.
In addition, the Piong Route has fairly easy terrain because it is at a low point in the southern region of Mount Tambora. It only takes 1 day to be able to enjoy the peak of Tambora via this route.
The Piong route is the same as the Doro Ncanga route, both are off-road routes, only the terrain and access or travel time are different.
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