Not Lake Toba, This is a Ngebel Lake in Ponorogo


Besides Reog art, Ponorogo also has a natural tourist attraction. One that must be visited is Ngebel Lake.

Ngebel Lake is a natural lake located at the foot of Mount Wilis. Located at an altitude of 734 meters above sea level, this lake is blessed with cool air and tends to be cold. The temperature there can reach 20 degrees Celsius.

In addition, Ngebel Lake is also surrounded by green pine forests. The atmosphere is very supportive of travelers who want to relax and enjoy nature.

Similar to a smaller version of Lake Toba

At first glance, the atmosphere at Lake Ngebel is similar to Lake Toba in North Sumatra. However, in terms of size, Ngebel Lake is certainly very different from Lake Toba. Ngebel Lake has a circumference of 5 kilometers with an area of ​​150 hectares. While the depth reaches 48 meters.

Ponorogo Ngebel LakePonorogo Ngebel Lake. Photo: Putu Intan/detikcom

If you want to explore Ngebel Lake, a traveler can rent a speed boat. There are 3 types of speed boat packages to choose from, namely Rp. 75 thousand for half a round, Rp. 100 thousand for one round, and Rp. 160 thousand to get both.

However, if a traveler just wants to just sit on the edge of the lake, you can too. There are various restaurants, cafes, and street vendor stalls that travelers can visit.

The best spot for photos in Ngebel Lake

For photography lovers, the best time to come to Ngebel Lake is in the morning and evening. In the morning, the weather tends to be sunny but not yet hot to cross the lake. While in the afternoon, a traveler can enjoy the sunset (sunset).

The best spot to see the sunset is from Pupus Village. The location is about 5 kilometers to the east of the lake. This point is also known as Ngebel Sunset View Point.

Ponorogo Ngebel LakePonorogo Ngebel Lake. Photo: Putu Intan/detikcom

If the weather is sunny, a traveler can enjoy a charming twilight sky. Come around 17.00-18.30.

Then, Telaga Ngebel also has an annual event that is often hunted by tourists. Precisely on the night of 1 Suro, there was held Larungan Telaga Ngebel.

At that moment, the Ngebel community, led by dozens of elders, performed tirakatan. Various prayers are offered at this 1 Suro tirakatan.

After tirakatan, offerings in the form of goat slaughter (wedhus) jug are paraded and each leg is planted in the four corners of the lake. As for the head will dilarung in the middle of the lake. At that time, thousands of local people who paraded the carnival group walked with torches.

Distance and Entrance Ticket to Ngebel Lake

If you are curious about the beauty of Ngebel Lake, a traveler can come to Ngebel District. The distance is about 23 kilometers from Ponorogo City. For the entry ticket, a traveler only needs to pay Rp. 15 thousand.