Welcome to Hatubuilico & Mt Ramelau
Hiking from the village to the Na'i Feto Ramelau (Virgin Mary) statue at the top takes up to three hours; leave at 4am if you want to see the sunrise. With a 4WD you can drive 2.5km to a car park from where it'll take about 90 minutes to reach the peak on foot. After ascending 724 steps you'll find a wide, easy-to-follow walking path. An open-air church sits on a plateau at the 2700m mark. From the peak, the south and north coasts are visible.
Ask at your accommodation for a guide (US$20 per group); hiring one helps support the local community. Remember to dress warmly - it's cold at the top.