Trekking and Hiking in Timor-Leste
Trekking in Timor
There is 4wd (four-wheel drive) and truck access to the 1900 meter high village of Hatobuilico and from that point, you can begin the trek over Mount Tatamailau.
The trek is then along the spine of the Rumelau mountains and down to the town of Ainaro.
A short transport excursion and afterward a stroll up finishes the circuit again to Hatobuilico.
This medium to hard walk includes one night in a shrub camp and one night in Ainaro.
Trekking Mt Ramelau
Tatamailau once in a while alluded as Mount Ramelau, is the most elevated mountain in East Timor with 2,986 m (9,797 ft).
The mountain is placed nearly 70 km (43 mi) of the capital Dili in the area of Ainaro.
In Portuguese pilgrim days, it was the most elevated heap of the entire Portuguese provincial realm.
The name “Tatamailau” is Mambai-origin, the nearby dialect, and means “Grandfather of all”.
“Ramelau” is the name of the massif of the mountain.
The Tatamailau is devoted to the Virgin Mary and the subject of a yearly journey celebrating the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, around March 25.
There is a three-meter high statue of the Virgin Mary on the top.
One of the best things about climbing Mount Ramelau is enjoying the path to reach the top.
The fantastic scenery of East Timor’s interior, the friendly, curious and welcoming locals, still not very used to tourists, make this difficult trip wonderful.
Despite the difficult roads to Hatu Builico, the nearest town on the mountain, the reward is magnificent.
After overnight in Hatu Builico, the climb takes on average between 2.30am and 3.30am, and most tourists try to arrive in time to see the sunrise on the mountain.