Mt Matebian - Souls Mountain

Mt Matebian ShrineMonte Matebian means Souls Mountain

4 Day Itinerary

Day 1» Metinaro » Manatuto » Laleia » Vemassi » Baucau » Mulia » Laga » BAGUIA

08.30 am Transfer to Baguia via Baucau driving by the coast, through steep rugged mountains. Enjoy magnificent views of the ocean, coral reefs, white sand beaches, marble rock beaches, passing through various seaside fishing villages on the way passing the towns of Manatuto and Laleia. We arrive in time for lunch in Baucau.  After lunch continue to Baguia through panoramic side hills cascading rice fields, and passing by the many remote rural communities.

Arrive at Baguia check in the Baguia Fort Guesthouse, freshen up, have dinner and rest for the next days early start trek. 

Day 2 » Ossuna Starting Point » MT. MATEBIAN SUMMIT

05.00 am Transfer to starting point for the summit (hike 4 hours each way) through some unique terrain and scenery of Timor Leste.

Mt Matebian (Mountain of the Dead) is the second highest peak in Timor-Leste which stands at 2,315 meters above sea level. A statue of Jesus Christ The King has beenerected at the top of the mountain.

The mountain is considered a sacred place by the locals and it was a place of refuge for the Timorese resistance during the Indonesian occupation. There are caves and water streams within the area why it was chosen by thousands for survival

Your vehicle will meet you at the end of the hike around 17.00 hours. Return to guesthouse for dinner and retreat for a much deserved rest after a strenuous hike.

Day 3 » Samalari » Laga » Mulia » BAUCAU

09:00 am transfer to Baucau the same road and lunch at Baucau. After lunch transfer to Pousada Baucau for check in. Relax for the rest of the day.

Day 4 » Vemassi » Laleia » Manatuto » Metinaro » DILI

Explore around Baucau and lunch. After lunch transfer to Dili passing by the town of Laleia, home town of the world renowned Timorese Resistance leader Kairala Xanana Gusmao, the coastal town of Manatuto and other seaside settlements.

Expected arrival in Dili at approximately 17: 00pm.


  • 4 WD Vehicle
  • Fuel
  • Back up vehicle service,
  • Experienced local English or Portuguese & Tetum speaking tour guide
  • Local trekking guide
  • Overnight stay at local guesthouses


  • Meals - Allow US $35 per day.


  • Airfare costs
  • Visas and departure taxes
  • Personal Travel Insurance

Note: An all inclusive package also offered.


  • Basic sanitation at guesthouses, cold mandi showers, bush toilet during trips
  • Adequate thermal clothing is necessary to avoid hypothermia.
  • Carry sunscreen, mosquito repellent and antiseptic gel/wipes
  • Always have 1 bottle of drinking water handy as dehydration is a risk in the tropics
  • Carry small change 50c - $1 & $2 coins, US$5 - $10 notes

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ADVENTURE TRAVELER By its very nature, adventure travel involves an element of the unexpected. In remote and developing countries do not expect standards you are used to at home. Remote areas are sometimes unpredictable and itineraries may need to be altered. To get the most from your tour it is important to be flexible, positive and eager to take on all the challenges that arise. The environments we travel through are fragile and it our responsibility as visitors to minimize the impact of our presence.      Your local Green Tour Operator

Rate:  USD590 per person

           3 People per vehicle

Comfortable capacity per 4 WD vehicle is 3 people

Contact our office for more information about specific requirements - individual or large group bookings. Extended travel can be arranged on consultation

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