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A well-worth hassle!

We took a 5-hour drive from Dili (1h of good road, 4h of bad to very bad – you will need a 4WD... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laura B
Barcelona, Spain
worth the drive

I chose to drive myself, though sighs are scarce roads are bad..it was much cheaper then a tourist... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Alan K
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a 5-hour drive from Dili (1h of good road, 4h of bad to very bad – you will need a 4WD beast). Stayed at the Ovalido Gardens, in front of the church ($35/room, including breakfast - good infrastructure, there was supposed to be...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I chose to drive myself, though sighs are scarce roads are bad..it was much cheaper then a tourist group...stayed in a $15 homestay a local house which was wonderful. The climb up the mountain was worth the views all the way up. I chose not...More

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 6 June 2016

If you want to enjoy the full moon on the cheap, then you must be prepared, but if you have your own vehicle it is better, but if you are with a rental car you will hire a 4WD car at a price between $...More

1  Thank Afong P
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Not being particularly fit, it was tough, but well worth the effort. I can appreciate the other reviews about climbing later in the morning, but the sunrise was amazing coming through the clouds that are below you. I am glad I did the sunrise trek....More

2  Thank KiwiDave13
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Everyone insists that you must hike Ramelau in the middle of the night and be there for sunrise. You miss so much and it was freezing at the top for those of us who were faster hikers. I would prefer to leave the guest house...More

Thank NancyGehron
Reviewed 22 August 2013

As everyone says it will take a bit if effort to get here, but things that are worth it often do. The road from Dili covers all the scales - some parts good to some parts diabolical. The last 18kms are the worst for sure....More

5  Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Took the climb at 5am as previous comment and drove are car to the gate 15 min above the village. Sunrise halfway up and a beautiful view up there. The path is simple with some stairways and very easy climbing even though 2900 m is...More

4  Thank 239Robert
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We rented a car ($100 per day excluding the fuel and insurance) at rentlo just next to our hotel which is Timor Lodge. Motorbike is impossible. We passed by Maubisse and took some photos. From Maubisse, Mt. Ramelau can be seen depending on the weather....More

2  Thank Emerald H
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Only one place to stay in the village. Advice is not to accept the first guide that comes along, talk to a few - they will show up once they know you are there, and the language skills and knowledge of the area seems to...More

2  Thank Russell N
Reviewed 20 September 2012

We started our climb of Mt Ramelau at 5am and walked with just the light from the full moon. The sun rose when we were about half way up and we had magnificent views all the way to the top. The hike is a 10-15km...More

6  Thank HamishM_Australia
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