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Mount Agung Trekking in Bali Island Indonesia

Trekking to the peak of the active volcano, Mt. Agung, Bali’s holiest and tallest mountain (3142 meters) takes four to five hours (eight – ten hours for the return journey). It is a somewhat difficult trek and requires a good level of fitness and some bravado, but is an extremely worthwhile and amazing spiritual experience.

Departing at 1 – 2 a.m. (head torches and wet weather gear supplied, if needed) after making an offering and prayer at the holy Pasar Agung temple, the highest in Bali, we begin the ascent of this impressive volcano to arrive in time to witness the most remarkable sunrise you will see in Bali and to enjoy the spectacular morning views of the neighboring islands of Lombok, Nusa Penida and the whole south and east of Bali. Trekking first through jungle (where you can see wildlife on the return journey) we pass the tree line and trek up the lava flows of the 1963 eruption enjoying the spectacular night views of Bali (the lights are amazing). After sunrise and making an offering and prayer on the summit of this holy mountain we enjoy a well deserved breakfast before beginning our descent.

We serve the finest breakfast available and ample water is supplied during the trek.

At certain times of the month and on auspicious days it is not possible to trek to the summit of Mt. Agung. It is advisable to check as early as possible to ascertain whether it is possible to climb. It is not recommended that anyone tries this climb during the wet season.

Tour Includes:
– pick up and return transfer to Mt. Batur
– breakfast & snacks
– Drinking water.
– local guide fee and our own personal English speaking guide to ensure your trip is enjoyable and fulfilling.
-A variety of stunning scenery and photo opportunities!

All for Rp. 1.850 000  per person Min 02 Person
– includes pick up and return transfer to Mt. Batur, breakfast, snacks, ample water, local guide fee and our own personal English speaking guide to ensure your trip is enjoyable, fulfilling and memorable.

Please note that the currency exchange is approximately Rp. 10.500 / $1 USD.
Note that this rate can fluctuate

Please contact us for an up to date rate.

Horizon Homestay Senaru – Comfort Accommodation Option in Senaru Village

THE HORIZON  HOMESTAY  AND  RESTAURANT
SENARU VILLAGE – RINJANI NATIONAL PARK

The Horizon is a special place at the foot of the majestic Mount Rinjani. With sweeping views from the mountain to the ocean The Horizon offers fantastic local cuisine as well as comfortable accommodation

When you visit Senaru, be sure to dine at The Horizon Restaurant to sample the best food on the mountain as well as the unique and wonderful tastes of regional Lombok food.

Grab a seat in the outdoor restaurant and take in the views from mountain, valley to the ocean. Lunch, dinner, a snack or a drink: The Horizon can cater for whatever you’d like.

And because we are a locally owned business, you can visit us and meet people who work and live in the village, and know that whatever you spend with us is money straight back into our local village economy.

The Horizon Senaru Homestay
This simple but comfortable villa offers private accommodation with two bedrooms. You may book the whole villa or guests can choose to stay in one of the bedrooms. We recommend you choose the master bedroom, which boasts a magnificent view of the valley and mountain. The master bedroom is adjacent to a comfortable living room with expansive views of the mountain and valley.

You can choose to take your meals in the living room or in the Horizon Restaurant that also offers terrific views.

The second bedroom at the rear of the villa has its own bathroom and can be booked separately.

Both bathrooms offer guests the experience of a traditional ‘mandi’ or shower. With hot water supplied from the restaurant you can freshen up after a long day’s soft trekking or after a mountain climb.

The best food on the mountain…
The Horizon offers the best food on the mountain. But we would say that wouldn’t we? We happen to think it’s true though!

We encourage you to be adventurous with the food. We encourage you to try the regional menu – just ask the staff and they’ll happily prepare and serve you some wonderful regional cuisine cooked the way it’s done for the locals. Some of it can be quite spicy so be sure to let them know if you’re not a fan of chilli, most of the dishes can be adjusted to mild – but if you are a fan of chilli, you’ll love what’s on offer.

The tempeh and tofu (soya bean cake and curd) is prepared simply and tastes great. Have it with greens (picked fresh from the garden) for a light but filling meal.

Local vegetables include spinach, lettuce, snake beans, kangkung (water spinach), potatoes, sweet potatoes, casava, corn and carrots. These are cooked in a variety of ways, all delicious and suitable as an accompaniment or on their own with rice.

Baked chicken with rice is another favourite. Spicy and simple.

The Horizon does have a western menu and you’ll find toasted sandwiches, and other favourites but we strongly recommend sampling the local food – after all it’s what they are best at making. If you really can’t bring yourself to go regional, then the cook at The Horizon will be happy to prepare pasta for you. Made fresh on the premises, it comes served with a delicious tomato sauce.

Finally, all of the food is sourced locally and as much as possible is grown in the garden on the property. So you can be sure that what your eating is fresh.

Take a seat in the outdoor restaurant and take in the views from mountain, valley to the ocean. Lunch, dinner, a snack or a drink: The Horizon can cater for whatever you’d like.

In the mountain village of Senaru, Lombok is a small restaurant called The Horizon. It is run by Ayu, a friendly and welcoming host – she also happens to be, in our opinion, the best cook in town. She cooks the most wonderful regional cuisine but for the less adventurous can whip up Indonesian classics like nasi goreng or more western style dishes.

The restaurant is clean and the staff friendly. Ayu can also help you with mountain climbing arrangements if you want to take up the challenge and climb Mt Rinjani – Indonesia’s second highest peak.

There will also be accommodation available on site by the end of 2008, but for now Ayu can put you in touch with other accommodation options in Senaru.

Rates:
Superior Room : Rp. 550.000/night/single or double including breakfast
Deluxe Room : Rp. 650.000/night/single or double including breakfast

High and peak season apply from July 1-September 15 and December 01-January 15 with additional charge Rp 150.000/night/room

 

Fact and Detail Info About Mount Rinjani Lombok

Mount Rinjani or Gunung Rinjani is an active volcano in Indonesia on the island of Lombok West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). It rises to 3,726 metres (12,224 ft), making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia, and similar in height to Mount Fuji.

The first historical eruption occurred in September 1847. The most recent eruption of Mount Rinjani was in May 2010 and the most recent significant eruptions occurred during a spate of activity from 1994 to 1995 which resulted in the further development of Gunung Barujari. (G.Baru). Historical eruptions at Rinjani dating back to 1847 have been restricted to Barujari cone and the Rombongan dome (in 1944) and consist of moderate explosive activity and occasional lava flows that have entered Segara Anak lake. The eruptive history of Rinjani prior to 1847 is not available as the island of Lombok is in a location that remained very remote to the record keeping of the era.

The 6 km by 8.5 km oval-shaped caldera is filled partially by the crater lake known as Segara Anak (‘Child of the Sea’) This lake is approximately 2000 metres above sea level and estimated at being around 200 metres deep the caldera also contains hot springs.

The Rinjani caldera forming eruption is thought to have occurred in the 13th century. Eruption rate, eruption sites, eruptiion type and magma composition have changed during the last 10,000 years before the caldera forming eruption.[4] The eruptions of 1994 and 1995 have presented at Gunung Baru (or ‘New Mountain’ – approximately 2300 metres above sea level) in the center of this caldera and lava flows from subsequent eruptions have entered the lake. This cone has since been renamed Mount Barujari (or ‘New Finger Mountain’).

The highlands are forest clad and mostly undeveloped. The lowlands are highly cultivated. Rice, soybeans, coffee, tobacco, cotton, cinnamon, cacao, cloves, cassava, corn, coconuts, copra, bananas and vanilla are the major crops grown in the fertile soils of the island. The slopes are populated by the indigenous Sasak population. There are also some basic tourist related activities established on Rinjani primarily in or about the village of Senaru.

The volcano and the caldera are protected by the Gunung Rinjani National Park established in 1997. Tourism is increasingly popular with trekkers able to visit the rim, make their way into the caldera or even to make the more arduous climb to the highest point fatalities, however, are not uncommon. In July 2009 the summit route was closed due to volcanic activity at that time and subsequently reopened when the activity decreased. During early 2010 up to and including May 2010 access to Rinjani was at times again restricted due to volcanic activity.

On 3 November 1994, a cold lahar (volcanic mudflow) from the summit area of Rinjani volcano traveled down the Kokok Jenggak River killing thirty people from the village of Aikmel who were caught by surprise when collecting water from the river in the path of the flow.

In connection with the eruption of the cone Gunung Barujari the status for Gunung Rinjani has been raised from Normal (VEI Level 1) to ‘be vigilant’ (VEI Level 2) since May 2, 2009 . In May 2010 Gunung Rinjani was placed in the standby status by Center for Volcanology & Geological Hazard Mitigation, Indonesia with a recommendation that there be no activity within a radius of 4 km from the eruption at Gunung Barujari.

Geographic summary
Lombok is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, a small archipelago which, from west to east, consists of Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba and the Timor islands; all are located at the edge of the Australian continental shelf. Volcanoes in the area are formed due to the action of oceanic crusts and the movement of the shelf itself. Rinjani is one of at least 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, four of which belong to the volcanoes of the Sunda Arc trench system forming part of the Pacific Ring of Fire – a section of fault lines stretching from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and South East Asia. The islands of Lombok and Sumbawa lie in the central portion of the Sunda Arc. The Sunda Arc is home to some of the world’s most dangerous and explosive volcanoes. The eruption of nearby Mount Tambora on Sumbawa is known for the most violent eruption in recorded history on 15 April 1815, with a scale 7 on the VEI.

Rinjani volcano on the island of Lombok rises to 3,726 metres (12,224 ft), second in height among Indonesian volcanoes only to Sumatra’s Kerinci volcano. Rinjani has a steep-sided conical profile when viewed from the east, but the western side of the compound volcano is truncated by the 6 x 8.5 km, oval-shaped Segara Anak caldera. The western half of the caldera contains a 230 metre-deep lake whose crescentic form results from growth of the post-caldera cone Barujari at the eastern end of the caldera.

Geologic summary
On the basis of Plate Tectonics Theory, Rinjani is one of the series of volcanoes built in the Lesser Sunda Islands due to the subduction of Indo-Australian oceanic crust beneath the Lesser Sunda Islands, and it is interpreted that the sources of melted magma is at about 165–200 km depth.

The geology and tectonic setting of Lombok (and nearby Sumbawa) are described as being in the central portion of the Sunda Arc. The oldest exposed rocks are Miocene, suggesting that subduction and volcanism began considerably later than in Java and Sumatra to the west, where there are abundant volcanic and intrusive rocks of Late Mesozoic age. The islands are located on the eastern edge of the Sunda shelf, in a zone where crustal thickness is apparently rapidly diminishing, from west to east.

The seismic velocity structure of the crust in this region is transitional between typical oceanic and continental profiles and the Mohorovi?i? discontinuity (Moho) appears to lie at about 20 km.[16] These factors tend to suggest that there has been limited opportunity for crustal contamination of magmas erupted on the islands of Lombok and Sumbawa. In addition, these islands lie to the west of those parts of the eastern-most Sunda and west Banda arcs where collision with the Australian plate is apparently progressing.

The volcano of Rinjani is be located between 165 and 190 km above the Benioff Zone. There is a marked offset in the line of active volcanoes between the most easterly Sumbawa Volcano (Sangeang Api) and the line of active volcano in the Flores. This suggests that a major transcurrent fault cut across the arc between Sumbawa Island and Flores. This is considered to be a feature representing a major tectonic discontinuity between the east and west Sunda Arcs (the Sumba Fracture).[19] Further. A marked absence of shallow and intermediate earthquake activity in the region to the south of Lombok and Sumbawa is a feature interpreted to represent a marked break in the Sunda Arc Zone. Faulting and folding caused strong deformation in the eastern part of Lombok Basin and is characterized by block faulting, shale diapirs and mud volcano


Volcanic composition
In Lombok, Rinjani volcano lies approximately 300 km north of the Sunda Trench (also known as Java trench ) and is situated about 170 km above the active north dipping Benioff zone. Based on the composition of andesites which have very low Ni concentrations and low Mg/Mg+Fe It is suggested that the Rinjani suite is of mantle origin, but that all the andesites and dacites as well as many of the basalts have probably been modified by fractional crystallization processes.[25] It is concluded that the Rinjani calc-alkaline suite, which in many respects is typical of many suites erupted by circum-pacific volcanoes, probably originated by partial melting of the peridotite mantle-wedge overlying the active Benioff Zone beneath Lombok Island.The Pleistocene-Recent calcalkaline suite from the active volcano, Rinjani is composed of a diverse range of lavas. These include: ankaramite, high-Al basalt, andesite, high-K andesite and dacite. Sr-isotopic and geochemical constraints suggest that this suite was derived from the sub-arc mantle. Geochemical models suggest that fractional crystallization is an important process in the suite’s differentiation, although the series: ankaramite-high-Al basalt-andesite-dacite does not represent a continuously evolving spectrum of liquids.


Recent activity
Rinjani erupted three times on May 22rd 2010 with activity continuing until early on May 23th. According to the volcano’s official monitoring agency, ash from Mount Barujari has been reported as rising up to two km into the atmosphere and has damaged crops. The volcano is not currently threatening villagers. Lava flowed into the caldera lake, pushing its temperature up from 21°C to 35°C, while smoke spread 12 km.

In February 2010 observers at the Gunung Rinjani Observation Post located 12.5 km (4000 feet) NE of Rinjani saw one whitish-colored plume that rose 100 metres (328 ft) from the volcano. Dense whitish plumes (and possibly brown) rose 500 metres (1,640 ft) – 900 metres (2,953 ft) in March 2010 on 26 occasions and as high as 1,500 metres (4,921 ft) in April 2010 on 41 occasions. Plumes seen on 1 and 2 May 2010 were “chocolate” in color and rose a maximum height of 1,600 metres (5,249 ft). From February 2010 through April 2010 seismicity decreased, although the maximum amplitude of earthquakes increased. CVGHM (Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation)[31] also noted that ash eruptions and ejected incandescent material fell within Rinjani caldera, but some ash was blown out of the caldera.

The activity in early 2010 centred about Gunung Barujari a post-caldera cone that lies within the Rinjani’s caldera lake of Segara Anak. The Volcanological Survey of Indonesia reported on 1 May 2010, that a column of smoke was observed rising from G. Rinjani “issuing eruptions 1300-1600 metres tall with thick brown color and strong pressure”. Their report Evaluasi Kegiatan G. Rinjani of 4 May also stated that on 1 May 2010 at 10:00 four events of Explosve Earthquake were recorded with a maximum amplitude of 6-53 mm and 110 seconds long earthquake, earthquake tremor events with a maximum amplitude of 1 mm and 55 second long duration, 15 Local Tectonic earthquake events and two events of tectonic earthquake. The Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) Alert Level was raised to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) on 2 May 2010.[33] Level 1 is “Normal” and Level 2 is “Advisory” with an Aviation Alert color of Yellow-Advisory.[34]Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC (Volcanic Ash Advisory Center) reported that on 5 May a possible ash plume from Rinjani rose to an altitude of 5.5 km (18,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 150 km NW. The plume was not seen in imagery about six hours later. CVGHM (Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation) advised the VAAC that intermittent activity could produce ash plumes to 1.5 km (5,000 ft) above the caldera.

On 27 April 2009 Gunung Barujari became active with activity continuing through to May 2009. The mountain was closed at that time as the eruptions intensified with plumes of smoke and ash as high as 8,000 m (26,250 ft). A Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI):2 rating was issued for the activity between 2 May 2009 and 20 December 2009. The activity during this period was described as having the characteristics:of central vent eruption, flank (excentric) vent, explosive eruption and lava flow(s).

Previous activity
On 27 September 2004 a DVGHM (Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation) report noted the decision to increase Rinjani’s hazard status to Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) Alert Level 2 (Yellow). During the last third of 2004, the number of volcanic and tectonic earthquakes had increased. Their increase followed a rise in the number of tectonic earthquakes that began 18 August 2004. Tremor registered on 23, 24, 25, and 26 September 2004. Tremor amplitudes ranged between 12 and 13.5 mm, and the duration of the tremor stood between 94 and 290 seconds.

In September 1995 an aviation report was issued concerning an unconfirmed ash cloud from Rinjani. A NOTAM about volcanic activity from Rinjani was issued by the Bali Flight Information Region on the morning of 12 September. An ash cloud was reportedly drifting to the south west with the cloud top around 4 km altitude.

On 3 November 1994, a cold lahar (volcanic mudflow) from the summit area of Rinjani volcano traveled down the Kokok Jenggak River killing thirty people from the village of Aikmel who were caught by surprise when collecting water from the river in the path of the flow. One person remained missing as of 9 November 1994. No damage to the village was reported. Local volcanologists noted that additional lahars could be triggered by heavy rainfall.

During 4 June 1994-January 1995 the DVGHM (Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation) noted that explosions occurred on Rinjani. Those explosions came from the Barujari volcano.[42] At 0530 on 1 October 2004 Rinjani erupted. The eruption caused authorities to immediately raise the hazard status to Alert Level 3 (Orange). Details regarding the initial 1 October 2004 eruption are indistinct. During 2-5 October 2004 explosions sent ash columns ~300 to 800 metres above the summit. Gray, thick ash columns drifted to the north and detonation sounds accompanied every explosion. Successive explosions occurred at intervals of 5 to 160 minutes. Explosions vented on the north eastern slope of Barujari volcano. Some material also vented from Barujari’s peak and fell down around its edifice. A press report in the Jakarta Post indicated that evacuations were not considered necessary.[43] A Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI):2 rating was issued for the activity between 1 May 2004 through to (on or after) 5 October 2004.

Between 3 June 1994 and 21 November 1994 records of Rinjani’s eruptive history indicate activity accorded Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) with a rating of 3(?) with the area of activity described as Gunung Barujari. Eruptive characteristics documented for the events of that time are described as, central vent eruption with an explosive eruption, with pyroclastic flow(s), lava flow(s), fatalities and mudflow(s) (lahars).

In May 1994 a glow was noticed on the crater floor of Barujari cone, which at this time had undergone no significant activity since August 1966. A portable seismograph (PS-2) and telemetry seismograph (Teledyne) were put into operation on 27 May and 9 June, respectively. One volcanic earthquake event/day was recorded on 27, 28, 30, and 31 May. After 4 June, however, volcanic tremor with a maximum amplitude of 35 mm was recorded, presumably associated with the upward movement of magma. At 0200 on 3 June1994, Barujari cone began erupting by sending an ash plume 500 m high. One 8 June 1994 press report described emission of “smoldering lava” and “thick smoke,” as well as ashfall in nearby villages from an ash cloud rising 1,500 m above the summit. Between 3 and 10 June 1994, up to 172 explosions could be heard each day from the Sembalun Lawang volcano observatory (~15 km NE). During this period, seismic data indicated a dramatic increase in the number of explosions per day, from 68 to 18,720. Eruptions were continuous at least through 19 June 1994, with maximum ash plume heights of 2,000 m on 9-11 June 1994.

Between 28 March 1966 and 8 August 1966 records of Rinjani’s eruptive history indicate activity accorded a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) rating of 1. Lava volume of 6.6 x 106 m3 and a tephra volume of 2 x 104 m3 was recorded. The area of activity described was the east side of Barujari (2250 m). Eruptive characteristics were documented as a central vent eruption, explosive eruption and lava flow(s).

In December 1944 Rinjani appears to have had a significant event. Between December 25 1944 and 1 January 1945 eruptive activity is rated 2 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) The event has been listed in the historical records of the Global Volcanism Program indicating a lava volume: of 7.4 x 107 m3 occurring in an area of activity on the north west flank of Barujari (Rombongan). The eruptive characteristics are described a central vent eruption on the flank (excentric) vent, a crater lake eruption, explosive eruption, lava flow(s) and a lava dome extrusion with associated damage to land, property.

Monitoring program
Gunung Rinjani Observation Post Rinjani Sembalun is located in the village of Lawang, Sub Sembalun 12.5 km (4000 feet) northeast of G. Rinjani) in the District of East Lombok. Observers at this post monitor G.Rinjani, G.Barujari/G.Tenga within the Segara Anak Caldera.

Pondok Indah Hotel Senaru Village – Rinjani National Park

The village of Senaru, an easy 2.5 hours drive from Mataram or Senggigi, is the main access to the National Park. As a non-trekking destination it is also popular – a cool, flower-filled mountain village stretching along a hillside spur above Bayan. Senaru has a range of accommodation in simple home stays (losmen), and a number of cafes serving delicious local specialties. ‘

The Rinjani Trek Centre at the trailhead offers displays, ecotourism activities, and visitor information. Village guides, including several local women, escort visits to the adjacent traditional village, three waterfalls, and a number of Village Walks. Circuits include the one hour Rice Terraces and Waterfall Walk, or discover the highlights of Senaru in a lovely half-day Senaru Panorama Walk.

The cool, flower-filled mountain village of Senaru on the slopes of Mt. Rinjani stretches up a hillside spur along a winding road above Bayan. It is a scenic 2.5 hours drive from Mataram or Senggigi to Senaru. The Desa includes the hamlets of Senaru, Batu Koq and Tumpang Sari, and all offer accommodation in simple but pretty homestays (losmen) with lovely views.

Pondok Indah Hotel
Pondok Indah Hotel located just across a road from Rinjani Trekking Lodges, It’s a bit better quality then Rinjani Trekking Lodge.
They have 10 room with a small restaurant and attached bathroom.

Room Rate

Price Per Person in Indonesia Rupiah ( IDR )
Double Room     : Rp. 220.000/night including breakfast, taxes and services/single or Double
Triple Room    : Rp. 260.000/night including breakfast, taxes and services/single or Double

High and peak season apply from June 10-September 25 and December 01-January 5 with additional surcharge Rp. 100.000/night/room

 

Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu Waterfalls Panorama Trekking

BENANG STOKEL WATERFALL
Benang Stokel,-Meaning Literally, a Ball of thread, located in Aik Berik Village, Batukliang Utara Sub-district, 22 km north of Praya. Fresh and cool water falls from 20 meter high trough the steep rock face, covered by the variety of vegetations; the moss, forming lush green wall till the raft where lies small valley for bathing. The falling water seems to ply down joyfully, sliding one after another, cussing down and sounded as if boiling water. Local people believe the water has curative qualities. Facilities serve such food stalls, coffee stalls and realtor. This place is crowded by local people, especially Sunday or holidays.
By the increase number of adventure interest, a trekking route into Segara Anak Lake has recently opened in this area, as well security post.

BENANG KELAMBU WATERFALL
As if the curtains hanging over the air, blown by fresh wind, forming the beautiful space of scenery, is Benang Kelambu Waterfall. It is located only 1 Km from Benang Stokel, could be reached by car then visitors trail through the dense forest inhabited by long-tailed monkeys. This bathing site has natural cold water that flows over the slits of the stones in 35 high. Visitors favor this place for bathing while enjoying the beautiful panorama especially in Sunday and holidays.

Bored with big city atmosphere, visit the vivid green nature and pure culture on this tour. Drive to Central Lombok to find and enjoy the fresh air of rainforests and views of terraces with community farming activities.

Benang Kelambu waterfall Lombok located  about 30 minutes walking from Benang Stokel waterfall Lombok. It will take an extra energy because its rather like trekking trail, up and down trail and more adventurous. The trail surrounded by social forest mixed up with rain forest. It’s also new-opened trail, it’s new managed access to this benang kelambu waterfall. And the visitors are countable.The waterfall is special and very unique. The waterfall look likes a big net which is spread out, that’s way it’s called Benang Kelambu in local language Sasak. It’s about 40m of height and have two graded irregularly. The dense of herbs make it seem more naturally.

What to bring:
Make sure you bring your camera, sun hat and sun cream, comfortable walking shoes, small backpack and bottle water.

How to Book:
The Sajang Village and Waterfall Walk operates on a demand basis with a minimum two persons and please book at least 02 weeks in advance.

Hiking Starting in Senggigi : Rate Rp. 450.000/person min 02 person
Price included: Pick up and Transfer in Senggigi, AC vehicle, Lunch Box, Snack, Experiance Guide and Water

Sajang Village and Waterfall Walking Trip

Sajang Village & Waterfall Walk
The walk is led by friendly guides who will welcome you to the village of Sajang near the border of Gunung Rinjani National Park. The village people explain their customs and traditions of village life and how they support their daily livelihood by growing coffee, chocolate and vanilla and, depending on the season, you will have the opportunity to work along them.

Then an easy walk to explore the foothills of the volcano, Gunung (Mt) Rinjani where the community have their fields that are still farmed just as their ancestors did. The walk continues for a couple of hours to the waterfall where, according to legend, the king used to bathe his horses.

There will be time to explore and enjoy the stay at the waterfall and the way back will be through the rain forest to catch sight of the Ebony Leaf Monkey besides heard the noisy of birds. Back in the village the drying coffee beans will be ready to be husked and ground before being ready to make coffee. You will be served to test the coffee.

What to bring:
Make sure you bring your camera, sun hat and sun cream, comfortable walking shoes, small backpack and bottle water.

How to Book:

The Sajang Village and Waterfall Walk operates on a demand basis with a minimum two persons and please book at least 02 weeks in advance.

Hiking starting in Senaru : Rate  Rp. 350.000/person min 02 person
Price included: Lunch Box, Snack, Experiance Guide and Water

Hiking Starting in Senggigi : Rate Rp. 550.000/person min 02 person
Price included: Pick up and Transfer in Senggigi, AC vehicle, Lunch Box, Snack, Experiance Guide and Water

Senaru Panorama Walk and Hiking

Led by local women guides, this easy half-day walk explores the foothills of spectacular Rinjani volcano in Lombok’s northern district of Bayan. Starting near the border of Gunung Rinjani National Park, your route follows old pathways amongst shady bamboo groves and village gardens before entering a wide, open landscape of rice terraces and palms.

Following a winding irrigation channel you reach the lush rainforest of the famous Sendang Gila Waterfall Reserve. The local people believe that a refreshing bath behind these thundering falls can cure any disease. Along the way, discover tropical plants as your guide explains how the local people make practical use of them.  You come across the cheeky long tailed monkeys and, with a bit of luck, may even spot the rare ebony leaf monkey.

Passing small hamlets where age-old traditions are practiced, you will gain insight into the colorful village life of the Sasak. There is always something interesting happening here as you meet local people and admire traditional houses along the way.

Make sure you bring your camera – the views are simply spectacular!
On a clear day you may even catch a glimpse of Bali’s famous Gunung Agung volcano rising high above the blue waters of the Lombok Strait.  Each turn of the track offers new vistas as finally Rinjani – the sacred mountain of the Sasak people – emerges majestically above rice terraces and rainforest.

This natural and cultural diversity makes the Senaru Panorama Walk an unforgettable Lombok experience.

Hiking starting in Senaru : Rate  Rp. 250.000/person min 02 person
Price included: Lunch Box, Snack, Experiance Guide and Water

Hiking Starting in Senggigi : Rate Rp. 450.000/person min 02 person
Price included: Pick up and Transfer in Senggigi, AC vehicle, Lunch Box, Snack, Experiance Guide and Water

 

Rinjani National Park Photo Gallery

All photos support by our Costumers/Clients/Trekker who been to Mount Rinjani National Park with Us,

We thanks to all of them for all the supports

Rinjani National Park Cultural Tips

Cultural Tips when visit RINJANI NATIONAL PARK LOMBOK ISLAND – INDONESIA

DO
* Smile and greet people, especially elders.
* Shake hands, gently.
* Accept hospitality and food. You do not have to eat and drink, but it is polite to ACCEPT.
* Say goodbye and thank you when you leave.
* Dress modestly. Women should keep upper arms and thighs covered.
* Bend down and walk around seated people when you need to pass.
* Use only your right hand to eat and to hand objects or money to someone.
* Be sure to sit at the same level as other people.
* Wear a sarong when entering the house of Melokaq (Adat leader) and when participating in ritual and adat ceremonies.

DON’T
* Enter houses, building or village without being invited.
* Wear shoes inside a house.
* Point at people with your finger. Don’t ever use your foot to point at objects or people.
* Point the bottom of your feet directly at people whilst sitting on the floor.
* Touch anyone’s head.
* Step over people or food on the floor.
* Eat with your left hand or use your left hand to give or accept objects or money.
* Raise your voice, especially in anger.

Rinjani Trekking Management Board ( RTMB ) By Rinjani National Park

The Concepts of the Rinjani Trek Management Board
The Rinjani Trek is managed by a unique partnership of National Park, tourism industry and the local community. Activities focus in the Community – run cooperatives at Rinjani Trek Centre ( RTC ) in Senaru and the Rinjani Information Centre ( RIC ) in Sembalun Lawang. Under the guidance of the Rinjani Trek Management Board ( RTMB ), each are run by a stakeholders’ committee who look after roster systems for guides and porters, village tours, trek trail maintenance, and handicraft sales. Revenue from tourism activities and entry fees is used for conservation, training and management of the Rinjani Trek, thus ensuring sustainability.

Conceptually, the project started with three stakeholder circles labeled “Park Management”, “Community Development” and “Tourism”. Whit Project assistance, the Park set out to engage with the stakeholder groups in each of the circles, independently at first and then, as the groups got used to deal with each other, increasingly together. This approach recognized that it takes time for the multi-skilled “cross-over” people that ecotourism requires (people who can operate in between the circles) to emerge.

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In 2004, the Rinjani Trek achieved international recognition when it won the World Legacy Award for Destination Stewardship.

Also in 2004, the Rinjani Trek received an Award for innovative Tourism from the Minister of Tourism & Culture.

In 2005, Rinjani Trek selected as a finalist in the British Airways, Tourism for Tomorrow Award from WTTC for Destination Award.

In 2008, again Rinjani Trek selected as a finalist for the same category,  Destination Award in the British Airways, Tourism for Tomorrow Award from WTTC.

Assisting to develop effective partnerships in ecotourism and resource management.

Contributing to poverty alleviation and the economy of North Lombok.

Fact
The Gunung Rinjani National Park covers an area of 41,330 ha on the northern part of Lombok. It is the second highest volcanic peak outside of West Papua; the peak of Gunung RInjani (3,726m) dominates the landscape.

It is surrounded by a further 66,000 ha of Protected Forest and covers the three administrative district of West, East and Central Lombok. The park ecosystem is the transitional zone between Asia and Australia (Walaceae zone). Average rainfall is about 3,000 mm annually.

Gunung Rinjani is rich with a variety of flora, fauna and vegetation. On the south western side of the mountain is the most eastern extent of primary rainforest and drier climate in the east, and savannah in the north east. Notable flora includes the everlasting edelweiss flower (Anaphalis viscid), tiger orchid (vanda sp.), alang – alang grass (Imperata cylindrical), cemara trees (Casuarina trifolia and Casuarina ocidentale)

For the people of Lombok, Sasak and Balinese alike, the volcano is referred as a sacred place and adobe of deities. Its crater-lake is the offerings in the water and bathes away ailments in the hot springs.

The RTMB
The RTMB (Rinjani Trek Management Board) was established after three years consultation with the member of the Gunung Rinjani stakeholders. It is a consultation and coordination forum for ecotourism management in Gunung Rinjani based on participatory principle and integration between government, community and the tourism industry. Under the authority of the Governor of Nusa Tenggara Barat, it embodies the unique partnership of the National Park, tourism industry, non-government organizations, and local communities that have been forged to sustainable manage and protect the Rinjani mountain environment.

The Vision
Establishing credible partnership in increasing trekking activity based on ecotourism principles in Mount Rinjani in order to improve local economy and self-esteem.

The Mission
1. To develop an accountable, transparent, effective and efficient Rinjani Trek Management Board that publicly legitimate as National Park partner

2. To establish Rinjani’s Trekking as an ecotourism icon in West Nusa Tenggara and a world class climbing destination, which is community based and environmentally sound

3. To develop Rinjani’s image through culture value implementation and local wisdom

The Objectives
1. Improving Park management through training, management techniques, and improved infrastructure;

2. Fostering community development on Park boundaries, bringing about benefits to rural women and men, in recognition of the link between national conservation and local development goals; and

3. Development responsible and sustainable Park tourism by encouraging ecotourism based on trekking and Sasak culture

Achievement
* Training 49 trek guides and 140 porters from village communities;

* Issuing 49 guide licenses and 140 National Park Warrants to engage locals with the wider Indonesia tourism industry and improve security;

* Establishing a cooperative as a licensed Indonesia travel agency with 15 local trek organizers, thus regularizing community-based trek operations;

* Introducing a range of eight guided village tour products and one round Rinjani drive to involve more local people in tourism benefits;

* Arranging training for seven small business groups to stimulate local people to produce food, handicrafts, screen printed tee-shirts and weaving;

* Providing credit to about 80 small traders, mostly women;

* Establishing the Rinjani Trek Centre in Senaru and Rinjani Information Centre in Sembalun Lawang as the basis for trek organization on each side of the mountain, each operating as a community-based cooperative.

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