Rinjani Trekking Information
Rinjani Trekking Information – Mount Rinjani Lombok – Overview
Standing at a majestic 3726 m, Mt. Rinjani located in the North of Lombok, is the second highest peak in Indonesia. For the people of Lombok, Sasak and Balinese alike, this mountain is a sacred place where, at the summit, the holy gods live.
A large crater lake Segara Anak, located at 2000 m above sea level is the destination of many pilgrims, who make the annual trek up the steep slopes in order to place offerings to the gods in the lake itself. Within this breathtaking crater lake has appeared a new and active volcano, Mt. Barujari. On the north side of the lake is a hot spring (one of 4 Segara Anak hot springs found there) which is said to cure disease.
LOCATION – Gunung Rinjani National Park
PARENT RANGE – Lesser Sunda Islands
AGE OF ROCK – Late Mesozoic
MOUNTAIN TYPE – Somma
VOLCANIC ARC Sunda Arc
LAST ERUPTION – 14:45, 27 September 2016 (WITA)
SKILLED ROUTE – Timbanuh
NORMAL ROUTE – Sembalun and Senaru
ACCESS – Restricted