Tucked away in the dense jungle of Geopark Rinjani are Benang Stokel Waterfall and Benang Kelambu Waterfall located. These beautiful Lombok waterfalls are worth a visit when you’re exploring the island. Flowing down a lush green wall, you will feel as if you’ve entered another world. But you have to know some inside information before visiting these waterfalls in Central Lombok. Find all the information you need to know before visiting Benang Stokel Waterfall and Benang Kelambu Waterfall in this complete guide!
Best Lombok tours
Some of the best ways to explore the island is with a guided tour. In this way your transport and itinerary is arranged, so you don’t have to think about anything else! All of these tours include air conditioned transport with hotel pick up and drop off, certified guides and sometimes also lunch and the entrance fees. You can reserve now and pay later, with cancellation up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
- Benang Stokel Waterfall and Benang Kelambu Waterfall guided trek. Explore these beautiful waterfalls during this guided tour in Mount Rinjani National Park.
- North Lombok tour. Discover north Lombok island on this full-day guided tour. Visit the traditional Senaru Sasak tribal village and cool off at the Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls.
- Lombok Southeast tour. Explore Lombok’s southeast coast during this private tour. Relax on the pinkish shores of Pink Beach 1 and Pink Beach 2 and marvel at the panoramic views of the coastline at several viewpoints.
- Tiu Kelep and Sendang Gile waterfall trekking tour. Visit the 2 majestic Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls near the foot of Mount Rinjani during this guided hike.
- Snorkel day tour to the Secret Gili islands. Explore the small islands off the coast of Lombok on a full-day snorkeling tour. Hope on a boat and visit Gili Nanggu for snorkeling and Gili Sudak and Gili Kedis for relaxing and a lunch stop.
- Private Gili Islands snorkeling trip. Visit the three famous Gili Islands with a glass-bottom boat and explore the underwater world. Visit the Turtle Sanctuary in Gili Meno and get a 360° view of the Gili islands and Mt. Agung from Malaka Hill.
How to get to Benang Stokel and Kelambu waterfall
Set your navigation to Geopark Rinjani where the waterfalls are located and drive pass the entrance. Follow the signs with Benang Stokel and Kelambu waterfall and you will get to the actual entrance of the waterfalls. There you can park your bike and hike for around 10 minutes to the first waterfall.
Entrance to Benang Kelambu and Benang Stokel waterfall. Drive pass this entrance and follow the signs to the waterfalls.
Entrance to Benang Kelambu waterfall
Entrance fee waterfalls
The entrance fee for these waterfalls is 70.000 IDR per person for 2 waterfalls and 90.000 IDR per person for four waterfalls. Tickets can be purchased at the office in the entrance. But you will have to find your own way through the National Park, so if you want to go with a guide, then it’s best to book this tour to Benang Stokel and Kelambu waterfalls.
Topdown drone shot of Benang Kelambu waterfall Lombok
What to expect at Benang Stokel and Kelambu waterfall
Benang Kelambu waterfall
With water seemingly appearing from the bushes, this is a really unique waterfall. An epic wall of vines hides multiple cascades that flow quietly down the wall. We’ve never seen anything like it and felt as if we were in a scene of Jurassic Parc!
There are two medium sized pools at the bottom of the falls that have been made for swimming and relaxing in the in the natural surroundings.
The 10 minute walk to Benang Kelambu waterfall is easy with the paved tracks on the way down. Be careful because it can be slippery, especially when you cross the pool at the bottom of the falls!
Once arrived at the bottom of the waterfall it is almost unreal to see how this waterfall is originated. The water flows down a wall of vines into a man made pool and it is truly a unique sight. If you’d like to you can take a dip in the pool or cool off underneath the spray of the falls.
Benang Stokel waterfall
After hanging around at Benang Kelambu for long enough, we headed to the next waterfall on our list, Benang Stokel. After about 10-15 minutes walking, you will arrive at Benang Stokel Falls. When we arrived, the pool below the falls was very shallow so we were not able to swim. But the beautiful jungle surroundings, the height of the falls and the rainbow with the waterfalls were just amazing.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie and you’d like to do some waterfall cliff jumps, head on to the jumping spot. When you pass the bridge on the way into the falls, you will have the jumping spot on the left side of the bridge. The jump is around 11 metres high and only can be done when you’ve checked the depth. Please don’t do this without knowing for sure it is possible.
Be aware for typical scams in Lombok
During our time in Lombok we had a few encounters with potential scammers. But we also heard stories about tourists being scammed. I absolutely don’t want to discourage you to travel to Lombok, because the island is beautiful and has lots of things to offer. But I do want to warn you for a few potential scams to make your trip to Lombok a beautiful memory!
Please be alert when you rent a motorbike. There are a few potential scams possible with renting motorbikes.
1. Paying for damage you didn’t make. How to avoid?
Always check AND photograph scratches or other damage to the motorbike you rent. Do this together with the person you rent the bike from. Don’t feel ashamed to do this! In this way you have prove that certain scratches were already on the motorbike. Otherwise you have the chance that these people want to scam you by paying for the damage on the motorbike you didn’t make.
2. Your motorbike gets stolen but is surprisingly found by other locals (or not!) who insist and sometimes even threaten you to pay. How to avoid?
Make sure to check reviews of the party you want to rent from, or rent directly from the place where you’re staying. Mostly these people work together with a group, and they share their proceeds with each other. For more information, read this article on Lonely Planet about someones experience being scammed in Lombok with a stolen motorbike.
Same as what happens with motorbike rental. When you hand in the surfboard at the surf school, they say that you made a scratch and insist you to pay for the damage. How to avoid? Same as with the motorbike rental. Always check AND photograph scratches or other damage to the surfboard together with the person you’re renting from.
Mount Rinjani trekking scam
How to avoid? Book your Mount Rinjani trekking here to be sure of booking at a qualified company. Or you can go to either Senaru or Sembalun directly and talk to the companies there. But you risk that the tours are sold out when you wait with booking until you get to Senaru. Always read reviews before booking a tour with a company! Trekking Mount Rinjani is a serious thing and requires a serious company to guide you! Don’t book in Kuta because they add up a lot of costs.
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