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Friday, November 4, 2011

Mount Rinjani

Mount Rinjani is a mountain located on the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Mountain which is the second highest volcano in Indonesia with an altitude of 3726 m above sea level and lies in latitude 8 º 25 'latitude and 116 º 28' BT is a favorite for mountain climbers Indonesia for its beautiful scenery. This mountain is part of the Mount Rinjani National Park which has an area of about 41,330 ha and this will be proposed the addition to be 76 000 ha to the west and east.

Administratively, the mountain is located in the territory of three districts: East Lombok, Central Lombok and West Lombok.

Mount Rinjani National Park is representative of the mountainous rain forest ecosystem, low to high mountains and savannas in East Nusa Tenggara.


Mount Rinjani with the highest point 3726 m above sea level, dominating most of the views of the northern island of Lombok.

In the west there Rinjani caldera cone with an area of ​​approximately 3500 m × 4800 m, extending west to the east you. In this there is Segara Anak caldera (ocean = sea, lake) area of ​​11 million sq m with a depth of 230 m. The water that flows from this lake to form a very beautiful waterfall, flowing through a steep ravine.

In Segara Anak there are many carp and tilapia so often used for fishing. The southern part of this lake called Segara Endut.

On the east side of the caldera there are New Mountain (or Mount Barujari) which has a crater measuring 170m × 200 m with a height of 2296-2376 m above sea level.

This small mountain last active / erupted from the date of May 2, 2009 and throughout May, having previously also erupted in 2004. [2] [3] If the eruption in 2004 no casualties, the 2009 eruption has not directly claimed the lives of 31 people , a flash flood on the crowing (River) Tanggek urging of lava into the Segara Anak.

Previously, Mount Barujari ever recorded erupted in 1944 (and establishment), 1966, and 1994.

In addition to Mount Barujari there are other craters has erupted, called Mount Group.


Mount Rinjani is located on the island of Lombok, To get to Mount Rinjani, you can use a direct bus from Jakarta to Mataram, after arriving in Mataram you're heading to the village Sembalun or can also use the vehicle to the village Senaru setempat.atau using the flight from Jakarta, Surabaya and Denpasar headed to the airport Selaparang Mataram - Lombok.

Rinjani has panaroma best among the mountains in Indonesia. Each year (June-August) are frequently visited by nature lovers from local residents, students, lovers of nature.

Temperatures average around 20 ° C; low as 12 ° C. Strong winds are common at the peak in August.

In addition to the peak, the place is frequented Segara Anakan, a lake situated at an altitude of 2.000m above sea level. To reach this location we can climb from the village Senaru or Sembalun Lawang village (two nearest entry point at an altitude of 600m asl and 1.150m above sea level).

Most climbers start climbing from the climbing route and end Sembalun in Senaru, it can save 700m altitude. Sembalun route is rather long but flat, and the weather is hotter because it is through the scorching savannas (cold temperatures, but direct solar radiation burning the skin). cream shading is highly recommended

From Route Senaru slope without a pause, but soft because of the weather through the forest. Of the two locations takes about 7 hours walking toward the lip ridge at an altitude of 2.641m asl (arriving in Plawangan Senaru or Plawangan Sembalun).

In place of this view of the lake, or to the outside is very nice. From Plawangan Senaru (if it rises from the direction of Senaru) down to the lake through a steep wall to a height of 2000 masl), which can be reached in 2 hours.

In the lake we can camping, fishing (Carper, Oreochromis mossambicus) are aplenty. Residents have a tradition of visiting Lombok pups soon to soak in hot tubs and fishing.

To reach the top (of the lake) have to walk up the west wall and climb the 700m-high ridge height 1.000m to be taken within two hours of stage 3 and 4 hours. The first stage towards Plawangan Sembalun, the last camp to wait for the morning.

Summit attack is usually done at 3 am to find the beautiful moments - sunrise at the top of Rinjani. The journey to the summit quite tolerable; for climbing on the lip of the crater with a margin of safety is mediocre. Terrain of sand, rock, soil. Final height of 200 meters must be taken with great difficulty, because one step forward followed by half a step down (fallen rocks gravel).

Create a highlander - this place the most challenging and unpaid preferred because of the rough terrain with beautiful natural scenery. Mount Agung in Bali, Mount Ijen-Merapi in Banyuwangi and Mount Tambora on Sumbawa clearly visible when the weather is nice in the morning. To climb Rinjani unnecessary tools, enough stamina, patience and "passion".

The entire trip can be achieved in the course of three days and two nights, or if you want to see two other objects: Cave Milk and New Finger mountain (Mount Rinjani child with a new crater in the middle of the lake) need an additional two-day trip. Logistical preparation is necessary, but fortunately everything can be obtained in a nearby village.

Tent, sleeping bag, eating utensils, food and what is needed (including radio communications) can be rented from the homestay, homestay in the village Senaru mushroomed.

Similarly, we can describe about Mount Rinjani is the subject of this post, of course, still many shortcomings and weaknesses, because of the limited knowledge and lack of referral or reference that has to do with this post, Greetings and Thank You.

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