Photo: Tambora caldera is rather large.

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Where to stay in Tambora


A few homestays are set up around Pancasila, but most opt to stay at Pondok Petulang, which doubles as the trekking centre and registration office for Tambora.

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By the football field
Under 150,000 Rp
Pondok Petulang
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
By the football field
T: (0859) 3703 0848

Set looking over the football field, and with Tambora’s summit well behind it, friendly, Pondok Petulang is run by English-speaking Saiful Bahri and is a solid joint. An ex-park ranger himself with more than 70 Tambora ascents under his belt, Pak Saiful rents a bunch of clean but spartan rooms in a longhouse setup, all with shared cold-water mandi. The rooms are functional and clean, and while... Read our full review of Pondok Petulang .

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