Mount Rinjani News Updated 2020

Rinjani Closed for Three Months to ‘Recover Ecosystem’ Mount Rinjani National Park in West Nusa Tenggara, a popular destination for hikers, will be closed for three months from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2020, to “recover its ecosystem,” the park’s management has announced. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has also warned of extreme conditions, including heavy rains, that could potentially pose dangers for visitors in the first three months of next year. From Jan. 1 to March 31, 2020, climbing tracks on Mount Rinjani will be closed,” the announcement, released on Thursday, said. Mount Rinjani is part of the Rinjani-Lombok Unesco Global Geopark on Lombok Island. – taken from Jakartaglode.id If there is a person who offers you the trekking trip to Rinjani during the closed period that means ILEGAL with deportation as the punishment. Further notice from the national park management board through our office Balenta Trekking Lombok in Sembalun, Due to some of the trekking trail needs to be a maintenance, especially trekking trail to the summit and down to crater lake the reason to reopen with restriction & limited trekkers. For availability and booking can be made through us on Contact Us, far advance organizes your trip are recommended as it will give you more time to prepare your self to attack the hardest trek trail in South East Asia. Please feel free to contact us if you need further information about Mount Rinjani, our volcanologist is happy to explain to you about the Rinjani volcano for your convenience visit.

rinjanimap 2

Mount Rinjani Wikipedia

 

Mount Rinjani (Indonesian: 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: Nusa Tenggara Barat, NTB). It rises to 3,726 metres (12,224 ft), making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia.

 

Adjacent to the volcano is a 6-by-8.5-kilometre (3.7 by 5.3 mi) caldera, which is filled partially by the crater lake known as Segara Anak or Anak Laut (Child of the Sea), due to the color of its water, as blue as the sea (laut). This lake is approximately 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) above sea level and estimated to be about 200 metres (660 ft) 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. UNESCO has made Mount Rinjani Caldera a part of the Global Geoparks Network in April 2018.