In the morning we leave for East Lombok port to take the ferry to Sumbawa. Along the coast you will see many mangrove trees and houses on stilts. These are the typical Buginese houses, which you find everywhere along Sumbawa’s coast. Having a lunch (excluding) in Sumbawa Besar and from here we will continue by boat to Calabai, its about 3 – 4 hours sailing. Upon arrival in Calabai, we will drive to the village of Pancasila at a height of 570 meters. From here, the path slightly ascends to Tambora village, where an old Dutch warehouse is worth a look. The area around is still a large coffee producing area however the many tree-stumps are a reminder of the massive deforestation which took place in the 70’s and 80’s. Here we will spend 1 night before the trekking start.
Overnight at Tambora Guesthouse