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THE RINJANI TREK ECOTOURISM STORY

At 3.726 m, Mt. Rinjani is the second highest Volcanic peak in Indonesia and is a part of celebrate "Ring of Fire". Forested slopes rising directly from the sea create their own weather pattern and act is the main water-catchments for the island of Lombok. Gunung Rinjani National Park lies within a major bio-geographical transition zone (Wallaceae), where the flora   and   fauna   of   South   East   Asia   meets   that    of    Australasia.

The National Park, one of ever 40 throughout Indonesia, was established in 1997. For the people of Lombok, Sasak and Balinese like, Mt. Rinjani as sacred place and abode of deities. The Crater Lake is a pilgrimage destination for tens of  thousands each year. Pilgrims place of Rims in the water and bathe away ailments in the Hot Springs. For visitor, the three days Rinjani  Trek route from Senaru to the  Crater Rim, down to Crater Lake  then on to Sembaun Lawang, is  considered one of the best trek  in  South East Asia.

More adventurous trekkers aim for the summit, best reached from Sembalun Lawang returning after four days to Senaru. To assist with conservation and ensure that communities o the boundary of the National Park benefit from tourism revenues, the Rinjani Trek is managed by a partnership of National Park Officials, the Public and Private Sectors of the Lombok   Tourism Industry and Community representatives. Communities - run cooperatives coordinate the trek at the Rinjani Trek Centre (RTC) in Senaru and the Rinjani Information's Centre (RIC) in Sembalun Lawang. Each has roster systems for Guides and Porters, Villages, Tour Activities and Handicraft Sales. Revenue from Tourism activities and entry fees is used for Conservation, Training, Management and Assisting the National Park with maintenance of the Rinjani Trek, thus ensuring sustainability.

Overseeing and supporting these activities is the Rinjani Trek management board, combining the authority of the Central Government (National Park) and Local Government (Tourism Office) with the voices of Lombok Tourisms private sector, and the boundary communities. This institutional model is unique in Indonesia and considered an example for practical implementation of the ideals of ecotourism.


IMPORTANT PLACES ON THE JOURNEY

BUNUT NGENGKANG

Bunut Ngengkang is the first place to rest, located where departs from Senaru and Semokan meet. Here is are Bayan tree with a wide space on the lower part, which looks like a person standing up with legs apart. that is way it is called Bunut Ngengkang. Andongan Tambing is one of the forest entry duties and the first camp on the Rinjani Trek. At this point the Trekkers are warned to be careful of the step slopes.

MONTONG SATAS (POS II)

HALF WAY POINT (CAMP II)

At the second resting places (Camp II) is a stone with is called Batu Penyesalan. This marks the place where the Trekkers feels a conflict about weather to continue or to turn back because we still have as far to go to our destination as we have already walked. Usually it takes about two hours to walk here from Bunut Ngengkang.

SENGGAH BASONG

BARKING DEER (Muntiacus Muntjak)

This type of Deer lives in Gunung Rinjani National Park. Its body looks similar to other Deer but its udder has five nipples, whilst other Deer have four nipples. The face of the Deer looks like a Dog, its home curve backward, and its smells like a Dog.

GOA

CAVE

One of the three famous Caves (Goa Susu, Goa Puyung and Goa Manik), Susu Cave is a good place for self reflection and is often used as a place to meditate. The people with unclean and envious mind will have difficulty entering Susu Cave which has a narrow entrance, but people with Noble and pure mind will easily enter the Cave.

Inside the Cave water drips from the tip of a stone which looks like a nipple, so people say the water in Goa Susu tastes different. Inside Goa Susu is hot and there is a lot of smoke which looks like cooking steam, so people call this Mengukus (Hot House) and sometimes people call it Roentgen (X-Ray).

AIQ KALAK

HEALING HOT SPRINGS

Aiq Kalak means Hot Water and it is used to cure various diseases. One of the Hot Springs is named Pengkereman Jembangan which is meant a place for dipping. The water which spurts out of the spring is very hot. Weapons such as Kris, Swords, Big Knives, and lances are dipped in the spring to test their Magic Power. If the weapon becomes sticky it means that the weapon is bad and has no magical power. How ever if the weapon remain unchanged it means that the weapon has Supernatural Power and the power and the strength will be increased.

People also use the Hot Spring to make medicine from Coconut Cream. After dipping a bottle of Coconut Cream in the Hot Spring if the liquid becomes clear and only it can be used as Medical Oil. Then the Medical Oil is used for good things and is called Siu Satus Tunggal or in Bayan language Siu Satunggal which means that it can be used to cure a thousand kind of disease.

DANAU SEGARA ANAK

SEGARA ANAK LAKE

Segara Anak Lake is so wide it appears like the sea with is Blue Water. The name Segara Anak means Child of the Sea. Segara Anak Lake hold various mysteries and invisible powers. People feel content to stay a long time on this place, because of the large community of mysterious spirits which live around the lake. The local people believe that if the Lake looks wide when seen at a distance it is a sign they will live to an old age; or if the lake seems narrow it is a sign of short age. So in order not to be pessimistic, people quickly purify themselves by lifting up their spirits and calm soul and look at the lake contentedly.

In the area of the lake it is forbidden to have sexual intercourse, to complain or say dirty things We must be patients when facing problems.

GUNUNG BARU

MOUNT BARU

Gunung Baru is the name of the New Volcano which emerged in the centre of Segara Anak Lake. People believe that Gunung Baru is the navel of Mt. Rinjani. That is why Gunung Baru erupted it will not harm the people of Lombok unless the eruption is from the Peak of Mt. Rinjani. Some people said that the 1994 Gunung Baru eruption was caused by spirits who where building something, because the stones that erupted were arrange in an orderly and attractive way at the foot of Gunung Baru.

PUNCAK RINJANI

THE PEAK OF RINJANI

The people of Lombok believe that the Peak of Mt. Rinjani is Where Dewi Anjani, the Queen spirit and rule of Mt. Rinjani lives. To the South-East from the Peak in a Sea of dust called Segara Muncar is the invisible place of the Queen Dewi Anjani and her followers. They are 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 change from the real world to the spirit world.

SANDAR NYAWA/BUNGA ABADI

ETERNAL FLOWER or EDELWEISS (Anaphalis Jvanica)

The plant or the flowers should not be taken because it grows in the perk and in the mysterious world of the spirit kingdom. In the past, someone who wanted to get this flower must be brave enough to fight and gamble his soul. That is why the flower is called Sandar Nyawa. The Flower has never and is as old as the mysterious spirits.

KALIMANTONG

LOCAL STRAWBERRY

This plant grows along the route to Mt. Rinjani. It has thorns like the Rose and the Fruit is red like a Strawberry. It has a sweet and slightly sour taste and is good to eat when Trekkers are hungry and thirsty.

 

Lombok Intro
Monday, July 24 2006

LOMBOK  is a series of small islands in the Indonesian archipelago. It stretches for some 5000 km between Malaysia and Australia. Lombok spans 90 km from North to South and 80 km from East to West. Although this beautiful area is not as well-known as its' popular neighbor, Bali, it boasts untouched, pristine beaches, a bigger Volcano and a huge variety of different landscapes and sceneries...........

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Senaru & Beyond
Monday, July 24 2006

The village of Senaru, an easy 2.5 hours drives from Mataram or Senggigi, is the main access to the national park. As a non trekking destination it is also popular a cool, flower filled mountain village stretching along a hill side spur above Bayan. Senaru has range of accommodations in simple home stays (Losmen), and a number of cafes serving delicious local specialties..................

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Rinjani Trek Information's
Monday, July 24 2006

The Rinjani trek is a challenging mountain walk and you must be prepared with good equipment, warm and windproof clothing. Rinjani can attract severe storms, lightening and strong winds. When the weather is settled, the sun is intense and the nights frosty. Parts of the trail are steep and slippery. Beware of bad weather and risks of exposure to the wet and cold (hypothermia)..................

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GIli Islands
Monday, July 24 2006

Around the three Gili Islands in the North-West of Lombok (Gili Air, Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan) are more than 15 different dive spots and there are new reefs being explored all the time. Some of our spots are more suitable for advanced divers, but many are also suitable for beginners.  Our experienced dive masters will always find the right spot for you........................... ...........................................................

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Scuba Diving
Monday, July 24 2006

Did you know that 25 percent of all reefs are in Indonesia? With over 3,500 species living in the Indonesian underwater world, we have one of the richest diversities of marine life in the Indo-Pacific region. In comparison, the Great Barrier Reef has just 1,500 species and the Red Sea has only 600 species. Our drop-offs, plateaus and slopes reflect a good cross-section of what Indonesia has to offer............

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Cultural Tips
Monday, July 24 2006

The Rinjani trek is a challenging mountain walk and you must be prepared with good equipment, warm and windproof clothing. Rinjani can attract severe storms, lightening and strong winds, but when the weather is settled, the sun is intense and the nights frosty. Visitors are attracted to the stunning view, panorama and wildlife. Our trek programmes are sets to minimize the impact on the environment,..............

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Villages & Watefall
Monday, July 24 2006

The village of Senaru is the main entrance to Gunung Rinjani National Park, the most popular start point for the trek to Indonesia’s second highest peak (3,726 m). Within the spectacular crater, the lake Segara Anak is the destination of  many pilgrims who place offerings in the water and bathe away disease in the nearby hot springs. The cool, flower – filled mountain village of Senaru on the slopes of Mt. Rinjani..............

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