Tetes Embun Waterfall in Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province


Bendolo Village of Sawahan Sub-District has become a new interesting vacation destination these days. Thanks to the presence of many beautiful waterfalls in that area. For an example, there is the Tetes Embun Waterfall. The location is near to Watu Lumbung and Sedudo Waterfall and it offers a nice nuance for relaxation and family recreation. Here is the good news. The location is near to a local settlement. That means tourists can easily find a local guide and some supplies including snacks and bottled water. The only challenge perhaps is a narrow and slippery route, so everyone should be careful when heading to the waterfall.

The Nuance
Located in the midst of a forest and on the slope of a mountain, Tetes Embun Waterfall indeed looks secluded and peaceful. The nuance feels shady and refreshing due to the presence of tall trees that grow in that location. As for the appearance, the waterfall has a height of 75 meters. That means it is taller than the neighboring waterfall (Watu Lumbung), which has a height of 50 meters. Some big rocks are also seen on the site. The site also comes with a pile of sand, located on some parts of it.

Exploring Tetes Embun Waterfall
The first thing that tourists can enjoy when visiting Tetes Embun Waterfall is the trekking experience. Here is the fact. Tourists must pass through a lush forest and challenging route in order to reach the location. Even some people need to hire a local guide for reaching the site. It is because the direction can be confusing sometimes. Have no worries. This service can be found easily, as a local settlement is located near to the waterfall. That means many villagers are seen on the site.

The most important allure is indeed the beauty of the nuance. Here is the information about the name. “Tetes” means drops while “Embun” means dew. As the name suggests, the waterfall often creates dew drops especially during the rainy season and in the morning. This natural phenomenon amuses visitors and makes the site more refreshing. Another factor is the location. The waterfall resides on 2552 meters above the sea level on the slope of Wilis Mountain. Both the atmosphere and panorama are indeed excellent.

According to the locals, a route to Tetes Embun is considered dangerous for first-timers or those who never explore nature. It features slippery landscapes, steep cliffs, and valleys. No wonder, hiring a local guide is quite recommended. Thanks to the local government. They decided to build a better route to reach the site!

Nearby Attractions

  • Kedung Malem Waterfall
  • Asmara Puyangan Hill
  • Nongko Ijo Pine Forest
  • Gedangan Waterfall
  • Watu Lumbung

How to Get There
Those coming from Surabaya City should take Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway first. Next, they can directly head to Nganjuk Regency by taking Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway. The distance is 112 km, so this trip would take around 2 hours and 3 minutes. Once arriving at Nganjuk City, they should continue the trip and take Sawahan – Berbek Street. The destination is Bendolo Village where the waterfall is located. For the information, the distance is 37.7 km, so this trip would take around 1 hour and 13 minutes.

Where to Stay

  • Wilis Indah Hotel
  • Nirwana Hotel



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