Gunung Ebulobo is neither the longest nor the most difficult climb in Indonesia; but without doubt, it is one of the most beautiful, memorable and picturesque volcanos in the country.
To find a guide could be a challenge when travelling directly to the starting point, as there is no place to stay in Molakoli. It is wise to stay in simple hotels in Boawae or in Bajawa.
If you decide to aim to be the summit for sunrise, leave the hotel at 2.30 am and meet your guide at 3.15am.
From Ende travel 80 km on the main Trans-Flores road West to the district town of Boawae where you spend the night prior to the climb. Then from Boawae it is a good 15 km to the starting point in Molakoli. First for about 8 km West along the main road back towards Ende and then after the turn off for another 7 km on a sort off the road which is in desperate need for repair. This part of the journey is best done on the back of a motorbike Ojek and will take about 40 minutes to the starting point.