For a thrilling day out at some of the best waterfalls in Lombok, Benang Stokel & Benang Kelambu Waterfalls are awesome. Here’s all you need to know.
How To Get To Benang Stokel & Benang Kelambu Lombok
Benang Stokel & Benang Kelambu are around an hour and a half drive North from Kuta – the main tourist area in Lombok.
We rented scooters for 50,000 IDR a day and chose to explore the middle of Lombok on two wheels.
Drivers are available throughout town to rent daily if you’re not confident on scooters and Benang Stokel & Benang Kelambu are easy to find using the google map below.
Benang Stokel & Benang Kelambu are located within the same park, so if you map to Benang Stokel you’ll arrive at the correct Geo Park.
There was a lot of confusion when we arrived at the entrance. We’d heard from friends it was 35,000 IDR to enter, although this wasn’t the case when we arrived.
There was a shady looking room at the gate with two locals taking payments. A sign advised ‘foreigners must have a guide’ although again we were told by our friends they never had a guide when they visited.
The first price they offered us was 70,000 IDR per person without a guide + 35,000 IDR to take our own bikes (you have to drive between the two falls). We ended up bartering down to 50,000 IDR per person including our bikes and no tour guide.
So just be careful when visiting. Although 50,000 IDR is not a lot of money in western terms, it is extremely expensive for Indonesia. The most we’d ever paid for a waterfall before that was 20,000 IDR for Sekumpul Waterfall – The Best Waterfall In Bali.
We’re all for supporting locals but these guys were definitely trying to rip off tourists.
Our Day At Benang Stokel & Benang Kelambu Lombok
Benang Kelambu Waterfall
After the confusion at the entrance gate we put the bad taste behind us and drove directly to Benang Kelambu.
The furthest from the entrance, but definitely the most magical, Benang Kelambu Waterfall looks like something that belongs in the South American rainforest. With water seemingly appearing from the bushes and tiers of falls in four different places it was beautiful.
There are two medium sized pools at the bottom of the falls that have been made for swimming and relaxing in the pit of the natural source. Can it much more tropical?
Benang Stokel Waterfall
After hanging around at Benang Kelambu for long enough for our fingers to shrivel up we headed to Benang Stokel.
Benang Stokel is located right near the entrance and only a short walk so we actually didn’t take the bikes for this one.
As we arrived we were surprised that the water was very shallow and we were definitely not able to swim like we did in Kelambu. Although the height of the falls were just as impressive and the water was freezing. So we took some snaps but didn’t pluck up the courage to get in!
On the way out from Benang Stokel we spotted the ‘Jumping Spot’ that had been advertised back at the entrance. It’s located just to the left of the bridge and stands at around 11 metres. We jumped!..and it was amazing but please be careful as it can be a tricky climb to get out.
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