15 Reasons Why You Should Hiking Mount Rinjani

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15 Reasons Why Mount Rinjani Deserves to be Called a 5 Star Mountain And Why You Should(Must) Climbing Mount Rinjani

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Hiking Mount Rinjani much in demand by mountaineers around the world. This is because hiking Mount Rinjani is an interesting challenge with amazing experiences that is not often found in climbing the mountains in general.

Here are 15 reasons why you should hiking Mount Rinjani:

Mountain climbers or mountain kids will definitely agree that Mount Rinjani is really cool! In a way, Mount Rinjani is a mandatory mountain for climbers, apart from Semeru. Rinjani has become part of their little dreams.
The exoticism of Mount Rinjani has succeeded in attracting people to come to see Dewi Anjani, another name for Mount Rinjani. Not only mountain climbers are hypnotized by the beauty of Rinjani, those who are unfamiliar with climbing are also fascinated by admiring its beauty. Even more proud, Mount Rinjani’s magnet is able to attract many foreign tourists. Ask why? Here’s why(Reason)

1.  Multi Terrain

Hiking Mount Rinjani

Hiking Mount Rinjani makes you have to go through several different terrain, ranging from tropical forest, savanna grass, pebbly ground, prolonged steep climb, to loose stones (you take two steps forward and you will slip one step back).


2.  Lake Segara Anak

Segara Anak is a crater lake contained within Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok in Indonesia. The name Segara Anak means child of the sea given to the blue colour of the lake reminiscent of the sea. Here we can swim and fishing. The warm water able to soothing the aching legs and body muscles.

If Semeru has Ranu Kumbolo, Rinjani has Dananu Segara Anak. According to local residents, Segara Anak means child of the sea. That’s because the water of Segara Anak Lake looks bluish like sea water but the taste of fresh water is not the same as salty sea water.The natural scenery of Lake Segara Anak is truly amazing. Shady trees, mountains, and sparkling lake water are a piece of the pleasures of a paradise world that is second to none.


3.  Amazing Summit Views

Fatigue while hiking will pay off with the beautiful scenery of Mount Rinjani summit. Davide and Otilia at Mount Rinjani Summit

Here you will see an amazing sunrise and views of island of Bali Island and Sumbawa Island in the distance.



4.  Active Volcano and Second Highest Mountain in Indonesia

Mount Rinjani is the second highest mountain in Indonesia and is a very active volcano where you can see smoke from active lava in the distance.


Hiking Mount Rinjani

5.  Near Bali Island

Many of Rinjani mountain hiking is done after a tour to the island of Bali. The location of the island of Lombok which is located right next to the island of Bali makes the plan to climb Rinjani mountain becomes easier.


6. Near Gili Islands

 If you like to enjoy the beauty of underwater garden or rest on the island with a beautiful beach, then you can visit the Gili Islands located in the area of Lombok after tired hiking the Mount Rinjani.

3. The crater of Mount Barujari fascinates people
From the outskirts of Lake Segara Anak, you can see the splendor of Mount Baru Jari.  The mountain which is in the middle of Lake Segara Anak emits sulfur from its crater every time which can hypnotize our eyes and cannot sleep because we always want to see it
4. Have 5 star mountaineering tracks
Those of you who have climbed Mount Rinjani will know how hard it is to climb Rinjani.  However, the tiredness of climbing pays off with the exotic landscape of Rinjani.  Rinjani has low mountain rain forest, wide savanna with beautiful edelweiss, and high mountain rain forest.  Because of that too, Rinjani deserves to be called a five-star mountain or even more than 5 stars if there are more than five stars.
5.Rinjani is at the intersection of the Wallace boundary where Asian and Australian flora and fauna meet
The Wallace line is a hypothetical line or an imaginary line that separates the geographical areas of Asian and Australian flora and fauna.  It is on Mount Rinjan that the Asian type of flora and fauna meets the Australian type.  You can easily meet monkeys there.
6.Segara Anak’s exoticism is depicted on the IDR 10,000 currency
Have you ever seen the 1000 banknote above?  If you know Rinjani, you must be familiar with the image of the lake.  Yes, that’s right, it’s Lake Segara Anak.  In 1998, Bank Indonesia decorated the 1000 rupiah note with a painting of Lake Segara Anak on one side.
7.Rinjani is included in the seven mountain summits in Indonesia
Above an altitude of 3726 meters above sea level, Rinjani is the 3rd highest mountain in Indonesia after Mount Kerinci and Carstensz. Those of you who have made it to the top of Rinjani have the right to see a vast, boundless skyline. Landscape views of Mount Batur, Mount Agung, Mount Tambora and the open sea are clearly visible.
 If you are a hikerholic, you will definitely include Rinjani in your climbing target list. Because Rinjani is included in the seven summits of the Indonesian mountain
8.View of the most beautiful sunset from Plawangan Sembalun.
Some say Mount Rinjani is a romantic mountain. Not because it was once a filming location for the fake climbing film Romeo Anjani. However, this mountain is indeed the most suitable for waiting for the master of sunset with your partner. Plawangan Sembalun Hot Springs is the right spot to feel the romance of Rinjani.
9.Living in harmonious religious harmony
Mount Rinjani also symbolizes the embodiment of inter-religious harmony. Especially Lombok Hindus and Watu Telu Muslims. Both of these people really sacred lake Segara Anak. Sometimes, Watu Telu Muslims pray at the Segara Anak lake during the full moon. As for Hindus, they perform the Mulam Pakelem ritual by placing offerings in the Segara Anak lake. This ritual is aimed at the harmony of the universe.
9.Mount Rinjani is the mountain with the best layout in Southeast Asia
Remarkably, Mount Rinjani has won several awards in the category of ecological and community-based tourist attractions. The world award that Mount Rinjani has received is the World Legacy Award for the Destination Stewardship category from Conservation International and National Geographic Traveler in 2004. In 2005 TNGR became the top 3 Tourism for Tomorrow Award for the Destination Award category from the World Travel & Tourism Council. Meanwhile, in 2007 he became a finalist for the Tourism for Tomorrow Award. In addition to this series of awards, Mount Rinjani is the mountain with the best management in Southeast Asia, proud to be part of Mount Rinjani.
11.Rinjani’s local wisdom is truly preserved
The relationship between local residents is not only limited to economic values, more than that, the local community establishes a good relationship between ecological, spiritual and economic. In fact, for the Sasak people, Mount Rinjani is considered to have high spiritual value.
 The Sasak people really respect Mount Rinjani. As a form of respect, almost all local residents’ houses face Mount Rinjani.
12.There is a natural hot spring too!
No need to wait until you come down from the mountain before you can soak in the hot springs. Rinjani has natural hot springs. It is not far from Tenpat Camping or Lake Segara Anak Lunch.
 After getting tired of climbing, they can soak in the open while looking at the beauty of Rinjani. The mountaineers are truly spoiled. It’s less enjoyable, let alone try it? That’s why Rinjani really deserves to be called a 5-star mountain because the facilities of a five-star hotel must have hot water
13.Padang Savana Sembalun Lawang which is really epic
Sembalun Lawang Village is the starting point for climbing to the top of the mountain. If you pass this path, you will see a wide expanse of grass. Hikers can enjoy the vast horizon around the meadows. In this place you can also see the former path of cold lava flow.
14.Many waterfalls can be found on Rinjani and its surroundings
No wonder if someone says Rinjani is a 5-star mountain. Hikers can easily find waterfalls on Rinjani. In fact, there are approximately 20 waterfalls at the foot of Mount Rinjani which is really amazing
15.Only in Rinjani can we see the stalactites of Goa(Cave) Susu and Goa(Cave) Payung Mas(Golden Umbrella)
Besides lakes, savannas, and hot springs, Rinjani also has a cave! Truly a complete package of beauty. Only by climbing this one mountain you can enjoy various natural panoramas. awesome!


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