|Range/Region:||Central Southeast Asia|
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov|
|Most recent eruption:||1994|
|Year first climbed:||1912|
|First successful climber(s):||Oscar Van Wyck|
|Nearest major airport:||Mataram|
|Convenient Center:||Senaru and Sembalun Lawang|
Thanks to Andi Herman for adding this peak.
Standing at a majestic 3726 m, Mt. Rinjani located in the North of Lombok, is the second highest peak in Indonesia. For the people of Lombok, Sasak and Balinese alike, this mountain is a sacred place where, at the summit, the holy gods live.
A large crater lake Segara Anak, located at 2000 m above sea level is the destination of many pilgrims, who make the annual trek up the steep slopes in order to place offerings to the gods in the lake itself. Within this breathtaking crater lake has appeared a new and active volcano, Mt. Barujari. On the north side of the lake is a hot spring (one of 4 Segara Anak hot springs found there) which is said to cure disease.
To climb such an impressive mountain is an unforgettable experience. Starting points for such a trek can begin at Senaru in the North (or from Sembalun from the east) ? this two or three day trek attacks Rinjani from the West with a descent to the awesome crater lake before again climbing up and out and on to the summit.
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Thanks to Andi Herman for this description.