Mount Rinjani is an active volcano located in Lombok island. It can easily be reached by plane within 25 minutes from Bali and speed boat for 2-2.5 hours. It stands 3726m and making it the second-highest volcano in Indonesia. Mount Rinjani trekking is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Lombok. People usually do 2 days and 1-night trip to reach and enjoy the summit. However, you can choose to get a longer trip to take your time and enjoy more of what’s inside Mount Rinjani. The experience of enjoying sunset and sunrise with a beautiful view from Mount Rinjani is the one you shouldn’t miss out on.
Things To Do In Mount Rinjani
On the summit of Rinjani, you can see beautiful scenery and a volcanic crater called Segara Anak. With a large of 1.100 hectares and depth of 190m, Segara Anak is also known as a local’s popular fishing spot. In 1985, the government started breeding fish in the lake. This lake is approximately 2,000 meters (6,600 ft) above sea level and estimated to be about 200 meters (660 ft) deep. The other amazing thing you can enjoy here is hot springs from the caldera. After tiring trekking, soaking your tired body in a natural hot spring will make you feel better and relaxed.
Things To Know Before Trekking
You need to be prepared with the strong sun at your first few hours trekking. As the surrounding area are mostly savannah. However, the temperature will start to fall along your trekking journey. At some times, the wind will blow quite strong too, mostly in August. So, you need to prepare comfortable clothes for all these conditions. When camping for a day, don’t be surprised if you meet monkeys. Keep your important stuff in a safe place or else the monkey might take your stuff away. Proper trekking shoes, stick, flashlight, and a wind-resistant jacket is essential to be packed before trekking. A good physical condition is an important aspect to make your trekking experience successful.