Lombok is a paradise for explorers and a must-try for hikers. A place not to be missed is Mount Rinjani, the second highest volcano in Indonesia. The natural beauty of Mount Rinjani is one of the best in Indonesia. Not surprisingly, Rinjani is one of the favorite mountains for climbers.
Every side of Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara is exotic. From the top of the mountain, the expanse of savanna, wilderness, Anak Segara Lake, hot springs and caves. Climbing Mount Rinjani is also not an easy trip.
The hiking trail is challenging and quite tiring. But all paid off with its beauty. It was like seeing a piece of heaven on earth. Amazing in every corner.
This mountain with an altitude of 3,726 meters above sea level has 4 hiking trails. The climbers' favorite route is the Sembalun route. From Sembalun you can pass through Plawangan and go to the top of this volcano. The Sembalun route is also the gateway to Segara Anak Lake.
If you pass the Sembalun Path, climbers will pass through a very wide and beautiful expanse of savanna. Small hills with charming weeds make the trip not boring. Plawangan Sembalun is the right place to enjoy the beauty of Mount Rinjani.
Some climbers often wait for sunset and sunrise in this place. The reason is, from an altitude of 1,250 masl you can see the beauty of Mount Rinjani, green hills, and expanses of rice fields like a rug.
To reach the top of Mount Rinjani, climbers must be prepared to face a steep incline with a slope of about 60 degrees. Small stones with sandy lanes must also be passed. Shortness of breath and a haunting sense of fatigue do not become an obstacle for adventurers.
Later, all the fatigue will be paid off when the feet can tread on the top of Mount Rinjani. You will get a charming view of the crater basin, rolling clouds and the blue water of Anak Segara Lake. Don't forget to pose at the challenging spot of Mount Rinjani which is at the end of the cliff.
Mount Rinjani is like a tour with a complete package. Climbing Mount Rinjani you also visit Segara Anak Lake, one of the largest volcanic hot lakes in the world. This lake with blue water is a favorite location to unwind after crossing steep hills, savanna, entering the wilderness for 12 hours.
Adjacent to Lake Segara Anak, there's nothing wrong with trying out the Kalak Hot Springs at the foot of Mount Rinjani. This hot spring has 4 bathing points that have different levels of hot water. Local people believe Aik Kalak as a bath that is able to treat skin diseases.
Mount Rinjani is the most popular Lombok island destination besides the beaches. Mount Rinjani is a Lombok tourism icon that is targeted by tourists who visit there, both local and foreign.
To enjoy the beauty of Mount Rinjani, you only need to pay an entrance ticket for IDR 5,000 on weekdays and IDR 7,500 on holidays. However, before climbing make sure you have good stamina. What are you waiting for, for those of you who are adventurous, don't forget to add Mount Rinjani to your dream tourist destination!