Mount Rinjani lies within the boundaries of the
Gunung Rinjani National Park, a 40.000 ha
reserve on the island of Lombok Indonesia.
Being just one of several peaks that are the
remains of extinct volcano that have collapsed
in on themselves, the summit reaches a heady
3,726m above sea level.
Lying within the 6km by 8km caldera is lake
Segara Anak ( child of the Sea ). Covering over
1200ha, Segaqra Anak sink to 190m at its deepest
point. It is essential that the force needed to
have created such an enormous cavity would be
equal to nearly 300 hiroshima atom-Bomb. The
result of such violent is an unforgettable
tropical landscape. This fresh water lake is
home to a variety of fish, with the most
dominant species being Carp and Cat fish.
In the southern shores of Lake Segara Anak grow
Gunung Baru, a relativity new Volcano cone which
only began to appear in 1942. The cone summit is
already approximately 300m above the Lake level
and last eruption was 2004.
In close proximity to the camping ground on the
shore of the lake are thermal pools which are
fed superheat water from the volcano’s
underground ducts. The mineral deposits in the
spring are said to have incredible healing and
The Park abounds in wildlife including the Ebony
leaf Monkey, Long Tailed Grey macaque, Barking
Deer, Leopard Cat, Porcupine, Wild Pig, Sulphur
Crested Cockatoo and an abundant number of plant
and tree species.
Famed for its tremendous beauty and eerie
isolation, Mount Rinjani is Indonesia's second
highest mountain outside Irian Jaya. Although it
is a dominant geographical phenomenon, its peak
is rarely seen from the low lands, as it is
often shrouded in cloud.
The Mount Rinjani offers the adventures(
Rinjani Trekking ), awesome scenery, waterfall,
rain forest, wildlife, hot spring, caves,
demanding hiking, pristine lake, interesting
culture and of course a volcano.
Gunung Rinjani is considered by all in Lombok
and Bali as sacred. it is believed that the gods
properties. it s for these reasons that the trek
up Rinjani is far more important than just the
climb itself; it is a pilgrimage to the god and
all their powers.
All about Rinjani Mountain
The Peak of Rinjani
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 wa the daughter of
a King who would not allow her to marry he
boyfriend. At a spring called Mandala she
disappeared and changed from the real world to
the spirit world.
Mount BARU (new mountain in the meddle of the
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.
the area of the lake it forbidden to have sexual
intercourse, to complain or say dirty things. We
mush be patient when facing problem.
Healing Hot Spring
Kalak means hot water and it is used to cure
various diseases. One of the hot springs named
“pengkereman jembangan” which is means a place
for dipping. The water, which spurts out of the
spring is very hot. Weapon such as kris, sword,
big knives, and lances are dipped in the spring
to test their magic power. If the weapon become
sticky, it mean that the weapon is bad and has
no magical power.
However if the weapon remain unchanged it means
that the weapon has supernatural power and the
strength will be increased.
People also used hot spring to make medicine
from coconut cream. After dipping bottle of
coconut cream in the hot spring if the liquid
become clear and oily it can be use ad medicinal
oil. Than the medicinal oil is used for good
things and is called “Siu satus tunggal”
which means that it can be used to cure a
thousand kinds of siseases.