MOUNT RINJANI GUIDE

Mount Rinjani,Lombok is famous volcano,soars 3726 m above sea level and is the second highest volcano in Indonesia,attracting thousands of trekkers and climbers annually. the huge creater near the top contains a beautiful lake, DANAU SEGARA ANAK ( Child of the Sea Lake ) and a smaller volcanic cone, Gunung Baru Jari,which was formed a couple of hundred years ago. There are a number of caves,small waterfalls and hot springs located arround the volcano.
In 2004 Rinjani won the WORLD LEGACY AWARD and the volcano is recognised internationally as an important eco-tourism destination. Two,Three,and Four days treks on the volcano
Offered by ( Mount Rinjani Guide And Porter ) Rinjani Lombok trek Organiser.


Mount Rinjani is a mountain located on the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Mount which is the second highest volcano in Indonesia with 3,726 m above sea level and is located at a latitude 8º25 'LS and 116º28' BT is a favorite for mountain climbers Indonesia because of the beauty of the landscape. This mountain is part of the Mount Rinjani National Park has an area of approximately 41,330 ha and proposed the addition so that it will be 76,000 ha to the west and east.
Administratively, this mountain is under the three districts, namely: East Lombok, Central Lombok and West Lombok. On the west side there is a cone of Rinjani caldera with an area of about 3,500 mx 4,800 m, extends towards the east and the west. In this caldera lake Segara Chicks are an area of 11 million square meters with a depth of 230 m. Water flowing from this lake forming a very beautiful waterfall, flowing through a steep ravine. Lake Segara Anak there is a lot of carp and tilapia, so it is often used for fishing. With the blue color of the water, the lake is like a sea of children, therefore called "Segara Anak". The southern part of the lake is called Segara Endut, and the eastern side of the mountain there is the new local language is called the Mount Baru Jari. which has a crater measuring 170 x 200 m with a height of 2296-2376 m above sea level. In 1994 Mount Baru Jari erupted and spewed its entrails around lake Segara Chicks.

Geography
Mount Rinjani with a height of 3,726 m above sea level, mendomonasi vast majority of the island of Lombok. Located on the east side of the island of Bali, can be reached by direct bus from Jakarta to Mataram by using the ferry crossing twice (the straits of Bali and Lombok Strait). Can also be reached by plane from Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali.

Climbing
Rinjani has panaroma is arguably the best among the mountains in Indonesia. Each year (June to August) are frequently visited nature lovers from local residents, students, nature lovers. The average air temperature of about 20 ° C; lows 12 ° C. Strong winds are common at the peak in August. Lucky end of this July, the wind is still quite weak and quite sunny weather, so the summit attack can be done anytime.
In addition to the summit, a place frequented is Segara Chicks, a crater lake at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level. To reach this location we can climb from the village Senaru or Sembalun Lawang village (two nearest entry point at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level and 1,200 meters above sea level). Most climbers love the start entry of Sembalun direction, because it can save 700m altitude. Sembalun these rather long but flat, and the weather hotter because through the blazing savanna (cold temperature but direct solar radiation burning the skin). Sunblok cream is highly recommended.
While the direction Senaru climbs without a pause, but the weather krn gently through the forest. From these two locations takes about 9 hours to walk to the lip of the ridge at an altitude of 2,700 meters above sea level (arriving in Plawangan Senaru or Plawangan Sembalun). In this place views towards the lake, as well as to the outside very nice. From Plawangan Senaru (if rising from the direction Senaru) down to the lake through a steep wall to a height of 2,000 meters above sea level) that can be taken within 2 hours. At the lake we can camping, fishing (Carper, Mujair) are aplenty. Lombok residents have a tradition of visiting immediately chicks For soaking in hot tubs and fishing.
 To reach the top (from the lake) had to walk to climb walls as high as 700m west and up the ridge as high as 1.000 m 2 stages Dlm taken 3 hours and 4 hours. The first stage towards Plawangan Sembalun, the last camp to wait for morning. Summit attack is usually done at 3 o'clock at dawn to look for the beautiful moments - sunrise at the peak of Rinjani. The trip to the summit is considered good; because climbing on the lip of the crater with a margin of safety that is mediocre. Terrain of sand, stone, soil. 200 meter final height must be taken with great difficulty, because one step forward followed by a half step down (fallen rock gravel). Create highlander - this place is the most challenging and unpaid preferred because of the rough terrain with a beautiful natural scenery. Mount Agung in Bali, Mount Ijen-Merapi in Banyuwangi and Mount Tambora in Sumbawa clearly visible when the weather is nice in the morning. To climb Rinjani is not necessary tools, enough stamina, patience and "passion".