Volcano Trekking: Mt Rinjani, Indonesia

The trek up Mt Rinjani on the eastern island of Lombok is not to be taken lightly; it’s the third highest mountain in Indonesia standing at around 4,000 meters and takes a full day to reach the rim of the crater lake just below the summit.

Lenticular clouds hang over Rinjani, shaped as a flying saucer they form in really high wind speeds above peaks and create a spectacular drape on the  volcano. Mount Rinjani was created from a volcano, the crater being filled by a lake which has bred it’s own mini baby volcano, only 10 years old.

People of all religions come to Rinjani to pray and meditate. It’s an amazing site of beautiful lakes and a tranquil view of the nearby islands.

The climate of Mount Rinjani, situated in Rinjani National Park, is tropical with abundant wildlife. The environment includes stunning mountain scenery, highland lakes, hot water springs and waterfalls. You can also observe a newly forming volcano in nearbyLake Segara Anak which emits vapour at times.

You can either descend deep into the heart of the crater, or climb to the mountain’s summit. In the sulphur mud pools exist the earth’s first organisms – bacteria which produce carbon dioxide. The mountains are populated with packs of apes so climber should be cautious.


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