CANYON OF THE WEEK: Ombak Canyon, Lombok, Indonesia!
Let’s look at this week’s featured canyon, coming from the Indonesian Archipelago!
Location: Kayangan regency, North Lombok, Indonesia
Type of rock: Volcanic basalt
Best time of the year to visit: March to October
Ombak is the first canyon opened in Lombok, Indonesia. The canyon was explored in June 2016 by Canyoning Lombok business partners Supii Liem (ICOpro Trainer) and Abraham Firmansyah (ICOpro IN1), together with ICOpro Photographer Gus Schiavon. It is located in the heart of the island, at the foothills of Rinjani volcano, Indonesia’s second highest. The steep-sided canyon boasts beautiful scenery with green vegetation from the lush tropical forest during the approach and through the descent. It has numerous sequential drops (up to 30m) and some of them will end in pools with beautiful clean water. There are also opportunities for slides and some jumps up to 6m. The canyon is fully equipped according to the ICOpro standards.
To add to the experience, a traditional Sasak village sits nearby the canyon, where you can meet the friendly locals and see typical homes. You must also take an ojek (moto-taxi) to reach the canyon access point, which is an adventure in itself!
To descend this canyon you just need to be in good physical condition.
Canyon descent : +/- 3hrs
Access : 20 minutes by motorbike to parking lot, approach hiking to the start point 15-20 minutes, Return 30 minutes.
For organized tours in Ombak Canyon, contact Canyoning Lombok, an ICOpro Affliliated Center.
Tours depart daily and include: Pick-up and hotel transfer anywhere in Lombok, light breakfast, technical gear, scooter taxi (ojek), porter, ICOpro Canyoneer Initiation course, ICOpro Instructor and Assistant Instructor, snack and water, lunch, photos, Insurance.
Phone: (62) 370 7508 698
Hotline: (62) 813 3957 8001 (Whatsapp available)
Office: Jl. Otomotif raya no 01A, Desa Meninting, Batu layar,
Lombok barat, 83355 West Nusa Tenggara
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