Mount Rinjani - Lombok

Elevation (feet): 12,224
Elevation (meters): 3,726
Continent: Asia
Country: Indonesia
Range/Region: Nusa Tengarra
Latitude: -8.410225
Longitude: 116.458554
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Most recent eruption: 2nd May 2009
Year first climbed: 1982
Nearest major airport: Selaparang airport - lombok
Convenient Center: mataram

Thanks to Rinjani Trekking Club for adding this peak.

Mount Rinjani, Lombok's highest peak ( 3726 m asl or 12,200 ft. ), draws religious pilgrim and adventure tourist alike. its crater frames a lake, which is 5 miles wide and known as segara anak, which means the lake of child. this crater also contains an active volcano, Gunung Baru.

The people of Lombok believe that the peak of Mt. Rinjani is where Dewi Anjani, the Queen apirit and ruler of Mt. Rinjani live. To the south – east from the peak in a sea of dust called “Segara Muncar” is the invisible palace of the queen Dewi Anjani and her follower, They good spirits. According to a story about the queen spirit Dewi Anjani she was the daughter of a King who would not allow her to marry her boyfriend.

At a spring called Mandala she disappeared and changed from the real world to the spirit worl


Gunung Baru is the name of the new volcano, which emerged in the center of Segara Anak Lake. People believe that gunung baru erupted it will not harm the people of lombok unless the erupted is from the peak of Mt. Rinjani.

Some people said that the 1994 gunung baru erupted was caused by spirits who were building something because the

stones that erupted were arranged in an orderly and attractive way at the foot of gunung baru. (Around September 2004 gunung baru was erupted again).

Segara Anak Lake

Segara Anak Lake is so wide it appears like the sea with its blue water, the name Segara Anak means child of the Sea. Segara anak Lake holds various mysteries and invisible powers. People feel content to stay a long time in this place because of the large community of the mysterious spirits, which live around the lake. The local people believe that if the lake looks wide when seen at a distance, it is sign they will live to an old age; or if the lake seems narrow, it is a sign of a short age.

So in order not to be pessimistic, people quickly purify themselves by lifting up their spirit and calm soul and look at the lake contentedly. In the area of the lake, it forbidden to have sexual intercourse, complain or say dirty things. We mush be patient when facing problem.

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Thanks to Rinjani Trekking Club for this description.