Mt Rinjani ~ Lombok Indonesia

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Breaking News….!

Rinjani National Park will be close from any trekking and hiking activities starting from January 10 till March 31, 2013 and will be reopen again on April 2013.

Mount Rinjani is located in Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara, or to the East of Bali Island. This mountain has been registered in the area of Mount Rinjani National Park. The Park has also been registered in UNESCO as a Geological Park in Indonesia. Mount Rinjani has an altitude of about 1.2224 ft above sea level. Rinjani is the third highest mountain in Indonesia outside the mountains of Irian Jaya, with an area of about 40.000 hectares and includes one of the highest volcanoes in Indonesia are often on the visiting by the climbers in Indonesia and foreign tourists to trekking and hiking on this mount. Surrounded by forests and shrubs covering 76.000 hectares makes a distinctive view of unexploited for Mount Rinjani Lombok.

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Mount Rinjani has a crater with a width about 6,2 miles, which is commonly called Lake Segara Anak. Water that flows from this lake form a very beautiful waterfall, flowing through the steep ravine. Water of the lake is also the smell of sulfur with temperatures that vary from one place to another. Area of the lake about 1.100 hectares with depths of between 525-755 ft. In the middle of this lake appears new volcanic mountain which is still active and continues to evolve to this day.

With the water color of turn blue, this lake like a children ocean, because this that is called Segara Anak or in English meaning children ocean. A view in the morning when Sunrise is a Mount Rinjani beautiful view, which is very impressive. Typically, around the lake is used by climbers that trekking hollidays to unwind by camping up to days. Therefore, many climbers on Mount Rinjani often using this Lake Segara Anak for fishing.

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For the ascent problem to Mount Rinjani, Mataram is the last stopover cities will you meet, to get to the Mataram City can be reached by using bus or air plane. From Mataram, we can directly use public transportation or rent a vehicle to get to the last village to Mount Rinjani.

There are actually several routes that you can hike to Rinjani. However, we only describes one route, i.e. Line Senaru is a favorite route for climbing because it is shorter and more shade, we also entered a fairly lush tropical forests, but the path is quite uphill. To reach the Senaru Village, from Mataram we can use public transportation with a travel time of about 2 hours. In the village is already widely available lodging along with a travel package tours to Trekking Mount Rinjani. For easy travel guide services hire should be queried for a comfort in your travel, for information and further details we can contact the clerk at the Gatehouse of Mount Rinjani National Park.

After reports to the gatehouse in Senaru, trip starts with a through pass  estate and residents began to enter the forest. After passing the 3 posts that have a range of about 5 hours, from post 3 named Mondokon Local with height at 6562 ft above sea level. We will reach Pelawangan Senaru after running for 2 hours. At Pelawangan Senaru we can see Lake Segara Anak and Rinjani Summit. To reach Lake Segara Anak we’re going down the hill is quite steep, from Lake Segara Anak Basecamp we headed with a mileage of about 2 hours.

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From the direction of the Segara Anak, to reach the Rinjani Summit we return to Pelawangan Senaru, which is the last camp, in the morning, around 2/3 am we can continue your way to the top.

For those of you who need a guide to Mount Rinjani, there are 3 classes that could be an option, depending on the needs and of course your budget. Each package is made to travel for 3 days 2 nights for two persons. Starting with the cheapest is budget package. It costs about IDR 3,5 million or about USD 365, includes trekking equipment, tents, mattresses, sleeping bag and porter. With the budget package, you and a friend must carry grocery needs if you want to make the party above because foodstuffs prepared only in the form of instant noodles.

The second package named standard package, the price ranges from IDR 4,5 million or about USD 469. The difference with the previous package is a type of food that is brought about not only instant noodles, but also fruits as a dessert, toilet tent and two porters.

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The third package is the most expensive or the deluxe package, cost about IDR 7 million or about USD 729. All the stuff you will be anchored by five person porter, not to mention the additional soft drink and beverage preferences that you want. The allusion, atop Mount Rinjani later on, both of you will really enjoy the beautiful panorama without the hassles of innate and think of food.

Tips for hikers who want to trekking Mount Rinjani, preferably done in April, may, June, July, August, September and up in early November. When climbing in the rainy season, many risks you must take because the path/road is very slippery. Preferably, the climbers of Mount Rinjani have aged over 10 years, as under 10 years of age with a height of 8530 ft air atmosphere is very solid and not allowed the climbers heart disease and vertigo. So, that you interested to vacation in this beautiful mountain?.

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