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Hiking Sulawesi - Climb to the Peak Rantemario 2014

By Explore Sulawesi Travel

http://www.explore2sulawesi.com/ open website>>

Destination: Sulawesi, Indonesia
Activities: Hiking & Culture Tour


"Rantemario is the highest mountain in Sulawesi. It is located in the Latimojong Range, to the south of the Tana Toraja region, in southwestern Sulawesi. The top is a rather flat area (".rante". = flat, ".mario". = quiet). Rantemario, unlike most other Indonesian mountains, is not a volcano. It does not lie too far off the road from Makassar to Rantepao - part of the â.€.œ.beaten trackâ.€.. for visitors to Sulawesi - but getting to the mountain is a bit difficult. Rantemario is not very well known and not much frequented.
The ascent is a steep walk-up through mountain rain forest, which noticeably changes with the altitude. The path is divided into 8 sections. After each section there is a small, signposted clearing, called ".pos".. There are 8 â.€.œ.posâ.€.. altogether, â.€.œ.Pos 8â.€.. being the summit. The walking distance between two â.€.œ.posâ.€.. is 30 to 60 minutes. The trek is not difficult, nor is it dangerous, though between ".Pos 2". and ".Pos 3". the trail is in part a bit slippery, especially in wet conditions. The ascent from the starting-point (1,450 m) to the top takes 7 to 8 hours. The difference in altitude is 1,990 m.
Try to be at the top at sunrise, not only to experience a beautiful sunrise but also to have the best chance of getting a clear view. Later the view may soon be blocked by clouds coming up from the rain forest. You can camp at ".Pos 7". and walk up to the top before sunrise

KARAENTA PARK & RANTEMARIO HIKING 11Days / 10Nights

Highlight Destination : Mountain Trek, Hiking, Climbing, Birding Trip, Jungle Trek, Culture
Trip Grade : Challenging
Start/End : Makassar
Tour Participant : Minimum 2 Person - Single participant are required
Tour Type : Privately Tour

Day 01 : Makassar Arrival - Hotel ( No Meals )
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport - Makassar or Ujung Pandang / Sulawesi meet Explore Sulawesi Team Work with experience driver and legitimate tour guide, You will be picked up with Our representative and lead You on transfer to Your choice hotel.

Day 02 : Makassar - Makasar â.€.“. Karaengta Park ( Monkey Forest & Birding ) (BLD)
Breakfast and transfer to Karaengta Park. On our arrival at Karaenta Park and meeting service with our local ranger then lead in to the jungle and we will see Monkey Forest at this area. Continue walking and expect to see animal life. Accommodation

Day 03 : Karaengta Park - Sengkang ( B L D )
Breakfast. Back to the mainroad and take our transportation to Sengkang. Hunting other animal life during this trek.

Day 04 : Sengkang â.€.“. Tempe Lake - Pasui/Rantemario ( B L D )
Breakfast. Youâ.€.™.ll visit demonstration Buginese home industries of traditional silk weaving and embark on a tour of along Tempe Lake to watch floating house and way of life fisherman. Lunch at local restaurant. Continue to Pasui village, Pasui village is a gateway to hike Rantemario Peak.

Day 05 - 06 - 07 : Hiking Rantemario / Mountain Trek ( B L D )
Breakfast. Transfer to the star point at the karangan village at the slope of Mount Latimojong / Rantemario Peak, start trek to ascent is a steep walk-up through mountain rain forest during the trip may you can find medicinal plant ". Vireya ". one of hundred rhododendron species which only grow on rock tropical mountain forest.

Day 08 : Pasui/Rantemario - Toraja ( B L D )
Breakfast. Youâ.€.™.ll drive to Toraja Highland, late afternoon visiting Toraja Village. Check in Hotel

Day 09 - 10 : Toraja Tour visiting ancient village, stone & hanging grave (B L D)
After heaving breakfast, whole day visiting Toraja. we will visit ancient stone hanging graves on the cliff called Liang Pa’.pa with their rows of Tau-Tau. Onwards to visit ancient wooden hanging grave called erong or sarchopgos on the cave. On the way stop to see secret baby grave on the big holy tree. After lunch at local tourism restaurant take a trip to visiting ancient village with traditional house during years old called Tongkonan. Tongkonan is traditional house with a similar in shape to a ship form means represent their ancestors with sailing boat on the firsts past time. Return to the hotel and dinner at local restaurant.

Day 11 : Toraja - Travel Makassar - Airport ( B L )
Early morning leave Toraja for Makassar or Ujung Pandang, lunch will be served at local tourism restaurant. After lunch proceed to Makassar or Ujung Pandang than directly to airport to catch your onward flight to the next destination. Thank You very much and see You on the next trip."

Contact Info.:
EXPLORE SULAWESI TRAVEL
Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Phone: +6281355045388

ExploreSulawesi Travel
Rappokalling Timur Lr.2B / 13
Makassar - South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Phone / Fax : 062-411-4668038
E-mail : info@explore2sulawesi.com
Website : http://www.explore2sulawesi.com

Contact Person
Muhtar Pannusu
Mobile : +6281355045388

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