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Mount Rinjani Information

Azmi Trekker header photoAdministratively the Mount Rinjani is in the Regency of North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Indonesian It rises to 3,726 meters, making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia. The park is popular for mountain climbs and trekking and represents an important nature reserve and water catchment area. The mountain and its satellites form the Mount Rinjani National Park or Taman Nasional Gunung Rinjani. In 2008, the Indonesian government proposed to UNESCO that Mount Rinjani be one of the world’s official geopark.The park is popular for mountain climbs and trekking and represents an important nature reserve and water catchment area. The park is officially 41,330 hectares within the park boundaries and includes a further 66,000 hectares of protected forest outside. The mountain and its satellites form the Mount Rinjani National Park or Taman Nasional Gunung Rinjani. In 2008, the Indonesian government proposed to UNESCO that Mount Rinjani be one of the world’s official Geopark. If this was approved by UNESCO, Mount Rinjani would become the first such geological park in Indonesia.

Mount Rinjani has obtained the World Legacy Award from Conservation International and Traveller (2004) and was a finalist for Tourism for Tomorrow Awards (2005 and 2008) from the World Travel Tourism Council.
Mount Rinjani or Gunung Rinjani is an active volcano in Indonesia on the island of Lombok. Administratively the mountain is in the Regency of North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Indonesian It rises to 3,726 meters, making it the second-highest volcano in Indonesia.

On the top of the volcano is a 6-by-8.5-kilometre caldera, which is filled partially by the crater lake known as Segara Anak or Anak Laut (Child of the Sea) due to the blue color of water lake as Laut (Sea). This lake is approximately 2,000 meters above sea level and estimated to be about 200 meters deep, the caldera also contains hot springs. Sasak tribe and Hindu people assume the lake and the mount are sacred and some religious activities are occasionally done in the two areas.


Wildlife at Mount Rinjani

Mount Rinjani is one of the most popular spots on Lombok for tourists. This is a live volcano which has erupted in the past decade. While hiking to the summit at Mount Rinjani, you will get a tour of the wildlife. As Lombok has no formal zoo, you can see the animals in their natural habitat, and be sure to take one of these tours with a guide as you want to be sure you follow proper procedures around the animals. Reads also What You Might See at Mount Rinjani