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Adventure to Mount Rinjani Lombok Island Indonesia

Written by wayne from http://www.lomboktravelagent.com | Category: Indonesia on May 26th, 2009 | 8 Comments | 7,343 views

Mount Rinjani National Park, Lombok Indonesia

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.

Mount Rinjani is an active volcano in Indonesia on the island of Lombok. 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, and spectacular Segara anak crater lake, are protected by a national park established 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 hot springs.

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.

The challenging three-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 in Sembalun Lawang.

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 by New Zealand Government Assistance since 1999, the Rinjani trek Center embodies under one roof  the unique partnership of the National Park, tourism industry and Local communities that has been forged to manage and protect the Rinjani mountain environment.

Elevation

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3,726 metres (12,224 feet)

Location

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Lombok, Indonesia

Prominent

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3 ,726 m

Type

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Stratovolcano ( active )

For climbing mount rinjani there are many option, starting from Sembalun Villages, Senaru VIllage, Torean and Timbanuh, but most people going to climbing from Senaru and Sembalun Village.

Many travel Agent also offering adventure to Mount Rinjani such http://www.lombok-travelnews.com and http://www.lombok-wayout.com .  If you have plant to climb Mount Rinjani is much better asking weather to make everything comfortable.

Wayne

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8 Responses to “Adventure to Mount Rinjani Lombok Island Indonesia”

  1. lombokman

    check to : http://www.rinjaninationalpark.com for up date situation of Mount Rinjani, Mount Barujari has just erupt.

    Cheers
    Lombok Man

  2. Rinjani Trekking Club

    Rinjani Trekking Club is Located in Senaru, Bayan – North of Lombok, Province of West Nusa Tenggara. Central Information For Trekking Program Guide and Porter To Mount Rinjani – Lombok. Most of Trekkers who comes are joining to our club for better service

  3. Sunny

    Lombok Trekking Travel Service ( http://www.lomboktrekking.com specialist for Mount Rinjani Organizer )

  4. Ronie

    Warm greeting from Rinjani Trekking Club-Lombok
    Hopefully the years of 2010 is as the years of your successful, and your times always nice, bright and full in happiness.

    we are Team of young biologists and naturalists providing experts in mountaineering survival and tropical rain forest. Teams trained & licensed in search & rescue technique (SAR-Lombok), use local porters and promote a code of environmental good conduct. if you join with us it means you are participating in cleaning the mountain Rinjani, because some of your money will be donated to the cleanliness.

    We believe it is important that you are comfortable and safe on your expedition. We provide a friendly and professional team who will be available to help you with your needs at all times. When you are finding the going tough, our team will patiently help you; when you are hungry, they cook for you; when you’re tired they prepare your camp so that you can rest.

  5. zia

    LombokTrekkingService.Com (http://lomboktrekkingservice.com) is an adventure agency which provides full supports of your trekking/hiking activities in Mount Rinjani, biking, and safari tour. We deliver trips of a lifetime in the Rinjani.

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  7. rudy

    Dear All

    Mount Rinjani is can not be underestimated, so you have to be ware, to choose the agent you going to use, do not be fooled by the low price that will be devastating to you, and do not easily believe the some travel agent on behalf of her keeping the national parks, cleanest or etc,in fact every year the climbers still question the cleanliness issue, it depends on the actors themselves without any awareness of employers to provide an explanation to the trekking guides and porters to keep, and bring trash back down! would not have been able to clean

  8. tour ke lombok

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