Indonesia is indeed rich in its natural beauty. The mountains, the sea, the rice fields, all show how beautiful Indonesia is. One of Indonesia’s natural charms is Mount Rinjani. This mountain with an altitude of 3,726 meters above sea level is indeed one of the choices for climbers, both domestic and foreign climbers. How not, the stories that spread about its beauty, make every climber challenged to explore this mountain located in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
The climbing terrain of Mount Rinjani can be said to be not too difficult if you have found the right path. Several climbing routes are usually chosen, namely Sembalun, Senaru, Timba Noah, and Torean. Usually, the favorite route for climbers is the Sembalun Climbing Path, because this route is quite easy compared to other climbing routes.
In the Sembalun Hiking Trail, you will pass through a flat savanna. However, it is important to know that sun protection cream is highly recommended considering the air can be very hot during the day. However, in the afternoon, the air around the savanna is not too hot, and you can also enjoy the melodious chirping of birds. 4 posts must be passed in climbing Mount Rinjani, namely post 1, post 2, post 3, and the last is the Plawangan Sembalun post. In this hike, it is highly recommended to bring enough drinking water, because not all the posts you pass have springs.
The beauty of Mount Rinjani cannot be expressed in words. Whether in the morning, afternoon, evening, or night, the charm of Mount Rinjani is always seen in its majesty. Especially at night, when you will see the beauty of the star-studded sky. Especially if you look at it while lying outside your tent, hmmm… it’s like beautiful covered in sparkling stars. it’s an experience that won’t be forgotten for sure.
One of the places that climbers do not miss in climbing Mount Rinjani is Segara Anak Lake. Yes, this beautiful lake can be found after climbing through two routes, namely the Sembalun Ascent and the Senaru Ascent. To reach Lake Segara Anak from the Sembalun Climbing Trail, takes about a minimum of 8 hours, while via the Senaru Hiking Trail, it takes about a minimum of 7 hours. Around Segara Anak Lake, people usually do several activities such as camping, soaking in warm sulfur water, and also fishing. To reach this lake is not a short time, but you will not regret it if you have seen its beauty.
Many things can be seen on Mount Rinjani which is so beautiful. To go to Mount Rinjani, you can start from Mataram to Sembalun, East Lombok by traveling for about 2 hours. If you are outside Lombok, you can start by visiting Lombok by plane. After arriving at the airport, you must go to Selong, East Lombok by vehicle. From Selong, continue your journey to Air Mel Market, East Lombok. From Aik Mel Market, then you head to Sembalun, East Lombok to start your ascent.