Where it's at
The trek up Mt Rinjani is not to be taken lightly;
it's the third highest mountain in Indonesia standing at around
13,000ft and takes a full day to reach the rim of the crater
lake just below the summit.
Things to see and do
- 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 mean volcano.
- Mount Rinjani was created from a volcano, the crater being
filled by Lake Segara Anak which has bred its own mini
baby volcano, only ten years old, which emits vapour at times.
- People of all religions cometo Rinjani to pray and meditate.
Its 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 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.