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May – July 2010 I am from the Blue Mountains (near Sydney), New South Wales Australia. A friend and I have been living in Hato Builico East Timor for 3 months working with the community developing walking tourism. We are both self funded volunteers with no financial interest in the project.

Most tourists who come to Hato Builico stay for one night, climb Mt Ramelau (East Timor’s highest mountain at about 3,000 metres) and then leave. Our aim is to show that there is far more to do and see in this area than Mt Ramelau.

March 2011 We are now back in Australia and have just finished a guide book of walks in the area. If you would like a copy please download from the “Walks” page.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. Dan permalink
    August 1, 2010 2:25 am

    Hi, I’d love to get hold of a copy of your PDF to give to guests wanting to travel to the Hato Builico area.

    Maybe you can also link up with John from he covers a small part of the area and has also obtained some good trekking maps of the area.


    Dan @ East Timor Backpackers

    • March 15, 2011 10:50 am

      Hi Dan
      Sorry it has taken so long but the a printable version is now on the blog… Hopefully you might be able to spread a few copies around.

  2. Rick permalink
    October 31, 2010 3:59 pm

    Hi, I would like have a copy of the guide book. Wanted to know more about this young country in SE asia. Thanks you very much!

    Rick from Malaysia.

  3. Mary permalink
    March 16, 2011 10:45 am

    The walks around Hato Builico are fantastic – I particularly recommend the one around Mt Lotacaudo

    • Mary permalink
      January 22, 2013 9:17 am

      Antonio Soares has opening a homestay in Hatobuilico – he is a wonderful guide for all the walks and speaks good English. His contact is He will do meals also. The homestay is on the right just as you drive into the village of Hatobuilico. His contact is +67077471902

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