Monday, May 5, 2014

LOMBOK, Indonesia

Enchantment fascinated Rinjani

By darmansjah

Vacations can be the most appropriate time to introduce the natural beauty of the soul is dry and miserable. Understandably, the relatively long holiday time to allow the business person or a workaholic visits a schedule more flexible.

The natural charm of the mountains can certainly be one alternative that will benefit the souls of the remorseless, cold and cruel. Of the many mountains that exist in Indonesia, Mount Rinjani is located in the north of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, could be the right choice and promising.

In addition to the volcano is still active and the third highest in Indonesia after the Carstensz Pyramid in Papua, which is churning with the separatist struggle of the morning star who seek the unity of the separation of the sovereignty of the State of RI, Mount Kerinci and charming in parts of the island of Sumatra, which includes the seven summit Indonesia is also well known by tourists trekking enthusiast and mountaineer in the other hemisphere.

Not only beautiful and invite thousands of tourists to climb it, but unfortunately the behavior of the Indonesian people who do not maintain the cleanliness of beautiful natural gift from God to Indonesian is, allowed to pollute the environment and surrounding Rinjani (was not it? Cleanliness is part of the faith). Rinjani also has a caldera. In fact, in this caldera are the stunning beauty of the soul Caldera called "Segara Anakan 'with a fairly wide area coverage, around 11 million m2 and is estimated at 230 m depth.

Not only the natural beauty and panoramic views on offer, Rinjani also store a number of wise and thoughtful stories that circulate in the Sasak tribe. The well-known one is the existence of cultural behavior of people sasak ancestral obtained from the customs culture hereditary culture that is still firmly held by them until now.
Starting from cultures that, to date, Hindu Dharma adherents in Lombok are still fairly frequent ritual 'Mulang Pakelem' is a ritual to invoke rain and fertility gods. This ritual usually marked with the offerings that soon spread to Lake nymphs, and of course, this behavior accounts for the pile of rubbish strewn around the area.
Access to the Rinjani is not as difficult as imagined. Sheets of sea ports, you go to the bus terminal in the city of Mataram which was then followed by a choice of three hiking trails, the path Sembalun, Senaru, or Torean all quite taken approximately 3-4 hours by public transport.

Data and Fact : Mount Rinjani or 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.

On the top of the volcano is a 6 km by 8.5 km caldera, which 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.

A massive eruption of Rinjani in 1258 may have triggered the Little Ice Age.

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