Hiking and Trekking Mount Rinjani

The Amazing Rinjani Mountain Lombok

The Amazing Rinjani Mountain Lombok

Rinjani Mountain LombokRinjani is considered as the second highest volcano in Indonesia. Rinjani dominates the relatively small island of Lombok. In the 50 km2 caldera sits Child of the Sea (Crater Lake Segara). Eruption whithin the Caldera have formed small cone called enough, Gunung Baru. Segarra anak offers the natural hot spring.

The satellites and mountains for the National Park of Rinjani Mountain, officially 41,000 hectares in the park boundaries and over 66,000 hectares of protected forest beyond. In 2008, the Indonesian government has proposed to UNESCO to Rinjani Mountain become one of the official geological parks in the world. If approved by UNESCO, the Mount Rinjani will be the first geological park in Indonesia.

Hiking and Trekking Mount Rinjani
Hiking and Trekking Mount Rinjani

Rinjani Mountain Lombok erupted three times on May 23, 2010 with the ongoing activities until May 24, 2010. According to the volcano official monitoring agency, the Mount Barujari’ ash to 2 km in the atmosphere affected crops. Lava flowing to the Crater Lake pushes the temperature from 21 ° C to 35 ° C, while the smoke spreads over 12 km. The Rinjani volcano does not pose a direct threat to farmers through one of the volcanic activity in the beginning of 2010, but access to some parts of the mountain was officially closed or limited to a few times.

Map of Rinjani Mountain Lombok
Map of Rinjani Mountain Lombok

The lower level and mid-mountain is very thick forested. Above the tree line in spite of the slopes are barren as well as rugged volcanic rocks and scree slopes. The Crater Lake view is quite breath-taking from the edge of the caldera, such as a sunrise view. From the top you can see the absolute Sumbawa to the east and Bali to the west.

Hiking Mount Rinjani
Hiking Mount Rinjani

The middle and lower elevation slopes are dramatically forested with the typical tropical species involving the species which occupy the wallacea transition area between Australia and SE Asia. Fig tree is particularly in lower forests like the giant Syzigium Jambu, with wrinkles and spammed hanging Engelhardia Bakan Bakan became prominent in the highlands.

Images Map of Mount Rinjani
Images Map of Mount Rinjani

Rinjani Mountain Lombok is best to be climbed during the dry season in April and November. Generally, the trekking path closed during the rainy season. In recent years, the first few months of the “dry season” is becoming more vulnerable to rain and you have to be ready to face heavy rain and poor visibility with the track slippery underfoot all the time, especially in the afternoon.

Trekking to Mount Rinjani Lombok
Trekking to Mount Rinjani Lombok

It gets really cold in the mountains above 2,000 meters and almost freezing at the summit. Warm clothing is an absolute necessity. You can go without a guide with the necessary preparation, and there are a lot of people walking, you will not be alone. But for a long trip and those who do not have the experience will be easier in order to arrange guides as well as porters who will cook for you and carry your equipment.  Sometimes it is like everyone in Lombok is trekking guide for Rinjani guide, especially in the main tourism sector in Senggigi. That’s all the information about Rinjani Mountain Lombok.