Rinjani National Park Trekking Adventure
Mt.Rinjani forms the second highest volcanic peak in Indonesia, part
of celebrated “Ring of Fire”.
The dramatic landscape has been created over millions of year of
cone - building, violent explosions, and erosion. Forested slopes
rising directly from the sea create their own weather pattern and
act as water - collectors for the hole of Lombok.
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Rinjani is an active volcano
on Lombok - Indonesia. It rises to 3,726 m (12,224 ft), making it
the third-largest volcano in Indonesia. The first historical
eruption occurred in September of 1847. The volcano, and its sacred,
Segara anak crater lake, are protected by a national park in 1997.
The 6 km by 8.5 km oval-shaped caldera is filled partially by a lake
known as Segara Anak. The eruptions of 1994, 1995, and 1996 have
formed a small cone in the center of the caldera and lava flows from
these eruptions have entered the lake.
The highlands are forest clad and mostly underdeveloped. The
lowlands are highly cultivated. Rice, soybeans, coffee, tobacco,
cotton, cinnamon, and vanilla are the major crops grown in the
fertile soils of the island.
For the people of Lombok, Sasak and Balinese alike, the volcano is
revered as a sacred place and abode of deities. Segara Anak crater
lake is the destination of thousand of pilgrims who place offerings
in the water and bathe away disease in the
The endemic duck Belibis is found here and several species of fish
are recorded. Mt. Rinjani, one of the over 40
National Parks throughout
Indonesia, was established in 1997.
Over 20 villages surround Rinjani and there are many routes up the
mountain, but the main access is from Senaru in the north and
Sembalun Lawang to the east.
Mount Rinjani Lombok, Indonesia
3,726 meters (12,224 feet)
8'25'0" S 116'28'0" E
challenging 3 days or four days Rinjani Trek route from Senaru to
the stunning crater rim (Plawangan), down to the stunning crater
lake then on to Sembalun Lawang, is considered as one of the best
treks in south East Asia .
Those heading for the summit usually prefer to start from Sembalun
A model for ecotourism in Indonesia, the
community based activities
are focused on the Rinjani trek Center in Senaru, the most popular
starting point for the
tough trek. Developed with New Zealand
since 1999, the Rinjani trek Center embodies under one roof (Satu
atap) the unique partnership of the National park,
tourism industry and Local communities that has been forged to
manage and protect the Rinjani mountain environment.