Climbing Mountain Rinjani

Lording over the northern half of Lombok 3.726m Rinjani Mountain is Indonesia’s second-highest active volcano. It’s an astonishing peak. It’s sacred to Hindus and Sasaks. They make pilgrimages to the summit and leave offerings to the gods.

To the Balinese, Rinjani is one of three sacred mountains, along with Bali’s Agung and Java’s Bromo.  Sasaks ascend throughout the year around the time of the full moon. The mountain also has climatic significance. Its peak attracts a steady stream of swirling rain clouds, while its ash carries fertilizes to the island’s rice fields and tobacco crops, thereby feeding a tapestry of rice paddies, fields of cashew and mango. trekking Rinjani

Inside the immense caldera, sitting 600m below the rim is a stunning 6km wide cobalt-blue crescent lake called “Segara Anak”. The Balinese ceremonial toss jewelry into the lake before they slog towards the sacred summit.

Climbing Mountain Rinjani

The most popular way to climb Rinjani is the four-day trek that begins at Senaru and terminate at Sembalun Lawang. Other possibilities include a summit attempt from Sembalun. From here we begin a two-day a grueling trek.
No matter which way you walk, a guide is mandatory and it’s usually forbidden to climb Rinjani during the wet season (November to March), due to the threat of landslides.

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  • Todd
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    Rinjani mountain. I remember how beautiful Rinjani was when I finally visited there. The Rinjani journey changed the way I see things in

    • The Lombok Travel
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      It was and still is and will always be.

  • Pedro
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    Hi! What trekking package would you recommend as I am a beginner?

    • The Lombok Travel
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      The four-day trek would be ok.