Mt. Ramelau, the highest in Timor Leste, summits at 2963 meters above sea level. On a clear sky day both North and South coast can be seen from the summit.
On a typical day its peak floats above the clouds providing the most spectacular sunset and sunrises for trekkers. Overnight temperature drops to freezing cold all year round.
Trekking to the summit takes about 3 hours from the highland village of Hato Builiko.
It is most important to be flexible, stay positive and willing to accept all challenges that arise. In developing countries remote area, please do not compare with the standards you are used to back home. The climb up to Ramelau is quite difficult, with the slippery rocks and landslide. The Guest house is a very simple guest house, electricity will be available from 7pm to 12midnight. Please expect simple dishes at the guesthouse. Simple breakfast such as local bread (paun) and steam tapioca/cassava (occasionally) with tea & Timor Coffee can be expected. As meats consider luxury in this area as it’s not always available, we strongly suggest to bring own can food supply,
Packing list: Proper trekking shoes, Fiber pile type jacket, long trousers, Tick resilient socks, Torch light, sunglasses, headgear, Sleeping bag , own food supply, toilet paper, wet tissue, water bottle.
Itinerary (subject to changes)
Sat Day 1 Singapore – Dili
Upon arrival at Nicolau Lobato International airport, meet and greet by our representative and proceed for brief city tour: Drive towards the west part of Dili, visit TASITOLU PEACE PARK, the three salt lakes is being established as a park and reserve. Proceed to POPE JOHN PAUL II monument, sits atop the high ground overlooking the area and commemorates his visit. JESUS STATUE (CRISTORAE) located atop Cape Fatucama at the eastern tip of Dili. Driving pass the Palacio de Govierno, Casa Europa, Motael Church, the Farol Lighthouse, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Presidential Palace. Overnight Dili Hotel.
Sun Day 2 Dili – Mt Ramelau (B/L/D)
After breakfast, travel south upwards on the continuous winding road with a stop at Dare to see the memorial war and have a magnificent view of Dili.
Drive through the coffee plantation to Becilau before descending to the historical town of Aileu, in the central ranges, where we will stop for a coffee break. Continue the journey to the next main town, Maubessi, through the picturesque countryside. The traditional house, called Umalulik (cone shaped) built with bamboo or mud can be spotted throughout the drive. We will stop at Poussada de Maubesse, a former Portuguese rest house for lunch. As we drive up the mountain ranges to Hatobuiliko, the landscape changes dramatically and temperature drops to very cold. Overnight Hatobuiliko Guesthouse.
Mon Day 3 Mt. Ramelau – Dili (B/L)
Early rise for a short trek to the summit where you could see the Statue of Virgin Mary stand at 2,963m above sea level and marvel at the beautiful sunrise. Return to the guest house for breakfast and continue the same route back to Dili with a stop at Aileu for lunch. Expected to arrive hotel in the evening. Overnight Hotel in Dili
Tue Day 4 Dili – Singapore (B)
Transfer to airport for your departure to Singapore. Home sweet home.
Land cost per person in SGD : from $1350 (twin)/ $1720 (single)
Package inclusive of return airfare sin-Dil-sin on air Timor/ SilkAir inclusive taxes, return airport transfer, accommodation in selected hotel including daily breakfast, Two days trekking Mount ramelau inclusive guide and one night accommodation at guest House Hatobuiliko, Travel Insurance by Chartis Travel Guard Basic Plan, briefing before departure, 15% discount at adventure gears shop X-Boundaries.
Package exclusive of Timor-Leste visa fee of USD 30.00, Meals which is not included in the package typically between USD 6-11 per meal, Timor-Leste airport departure tax of USD 10.00, Personal expenses.