How tough your adventurous spirit? try to prove with Hiking and Trekking Mount Rinjani – Indonesia

Mount Rinjani or Gunung Rinjani in Lombok, Indonesia is an active volcano. This majestic mountain rises to a staggering height of 3,726 m (12,224 ft), making it the third-largest volcano in Indonesia.

The first historical eruption of Mount Rinjani occurred in September of 1847. Most recently, Mount Rinjani spewed its lava on 1 October 2004. The volcano of Mount Rinjani when not ready to culminate is a site of scenic beauty with its spectacular Segara anak Crater Lake, protected by a national park established in 1997. The oval-shaped caldera is 6 km by 8.5 km in dimension and 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.

Mount Rinjani offers one of the best treks in South East Asia, where the hikers can climb up to its lush forest clad highlands, largely underdeveloped. The lowlands of Mount Rinjani are highly cultivated. Rice, soybeans, coffee, tobacco, cotton, cinnamon, and vanilla are the major crops grown in the fertile soils of the island.

Fast facts about Mount Rinjani, Indonesia:

how tough your adventurous spirit try to prove with Hiking and Trekking Mount Rinjani - Indonesia

Mount Rinjani - Indonesia

Elevation 3,726 metres (12,224 feet)

Location Lombok, Indonesia

Prominence 3,726 m

Coordinates 8°25?S 116°28?E

Type Stratovolcano (active)

Last eruption 2004

Mount Rinjani is one of the over 40 National Parks throughout Indonesia, was established in 1997, located on Lombok island, part of Nusa Tenggara Barat Province well known as West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia. Its is an active volcano, rises to 3,726 metres (12,224 ft), making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia.

The Caldera of Mt. Rinjani is formed oval-shaped 6 km by 8.5 km, filled partially by the crater lake known as Danau Segara Anak (Child of Sea). This lake altitude about 2000 metres above sea level and estimated at being around 200 metres deep, the caldera also contains hot springs. The endemic endemic duck called Belibis and several species of fish are found around the lake.

The first historical eruption occurred in September 1847. The most recent significant eruptions occurred during a spate of activity from 1994 to 1995 which resulted in the further development of Gunung Barujari. (Mt.Baru 2363).

Historical eruptions at Rinjani dating back to 1847 have been restricted to Barujari cone and the Rombongan dome (in 1944) and consist of moderate explosive activity and occasional lava flows that have entered Segara Anak lake.The eruptive history of Rinjani prior to 1847 is not available as the island of Lombok is in a location that remained very remote to the record keeping of the era.

The most recent eruption of Gunung Baru on Mt Rinjani since end of April 2009 until until now, the route to the lake and summit was closed until July due to volcanic activity at that time and subsequently reopened when the activity decreased however its still not allowed to come close near Gunung Barujari (Mt. Baru) because the volcano still erupting ash regularry and strong smell of sulfur.

People and Villages Surround Mt. Rinjani

how tough your adventurous spirit try to prove with Hiking and Trekking Mount Rinjani - Indonesia

Mount Rinjani - Indonesia

The highlands are forest clad and mostly undeveloped. The lowlands are highly cultivated, the major crops grown in the fertile soils of the island are rice, soybeans, coffee, tobacco, cotton, cinnamon, cacao, cloves, cassava, corn, coconuts, copra, bananas and vanilla.

The slopes are most populated by the indigenous Sasak population with over than villages surround Mt. Rinjani National Park.

For Sasak and Balinese people of Lombok revered Mt. Rinjani as a secred place and abode of deities, Segara Anak crater lake is the destination of thousand of pilgrims. They do secret annual ceremony every beginning of rain season, place offerings in the water and wish to a good intensity of the rains during rain season for farming, bathe away disease in the hot springs.

Ecotourism Destination

The Rinjani Trek Ecotourism Programme has been developed since 1999 with assistance from New Zealand.s International Aid and Development Agency (NZAID). To strengthen conservation and ensure that communities on the boundary of the National Park benefit from tourism revenues, community-run co-operatives coordinate the Trek at the Rinjani Trek Centre in Senaru and the Rinjani Information Centre in Sembalun Lawang.

how tough your adventurous spirit try to prove with Hiking and Trekking Mount Rinjani - Indonesia

Mount Rinjani - Indonesia

On 2004, Mount Rinjani National Park was the winner of the Destination Stewardship Award, a prestigious 2004 World Legacy Award for environmental and social leaders in tourism given by National Geographic and Conservation International (CI), selected as a tourism destination that best demonstrates effective protection of its natural and cultural environment.

There are some basic tourist facilities established to support related activities, Rinjani Information Center office at Sembalun Lawang Village in the east and Rinjani Trek Center office at Senaru Village in the north as the main entrance point to Mt Rinjani National Park.

Basic home stay also available between these entrances point for visitors who wants stay close to the park before start the trek or after trek.

There are many routes up the mountain , but the main access is from Senaru Village in the north and Sembalun Lawang to the east.

Source: Compilation Source from many reference

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