Mount Rinjani Volcano
The one outstanding feature that can be seen from all over Lombok (weather permitting) is the imposing shape of Mount Rinjani volcano. Last active in 2015 when a new caldera was formed, Mount Rinjani is Indonesia’s second largest volcano, and is so large that it creates its own weather patterns.  Despite the fact that it is located in the tropics, the upper reaches of Mount Rinjani are often shrouded in clouds, and the high temperatures of the lower regions are quickly forgotten in the coolness of its upper reaches. At 3,736 metres (or 12,220 feet), climbing Mount Rinjani is not for the faint hearted! On the top of Mount Rinjani sits within  its caldera a lake measuring 6km x 8.5km… this lake is 2,000 metres above sea level and has thermal pools where climbers can rest and take a break. In the cooler waters, fish abound and can be easily caught using a hand line. Mount Rinjani is withing the Rinjani National Park, a protected area which includes much of the lower slopes and encompasses the famous Sendang Gil and Tiu Kelep waterfalls. While climbing the volcano is not for everyone, it is possible to drive to a high pass on the north-eastern shoulder of Rinjani. Gili Islands Tours offer guests a complete circuit around Mount Rinjani, which includes a stop at the stunning waterfalls, a coffee break at the highest road point, before plunging down into lush tropical rainforest, to emerge amongs rice terraces perched on the middle reaches of the volcano. Rice cultivated in this area of a special variety ideally suited to the short growing seasons which are experienced here. Contact us today to enquire as to availability for a Lombok Culture Tour by  clicking here.
Gili Islands Tours 2012
Mount Rinjani Volcano
The one outstanding feature that can be seen from all over Lombok (weather permitting) is the imposing shape of Mount Rinjani volcano. Last active in 2015 when a new caldera was formed, Mount Rinjani is Indonesia’s second largest volcano, and is so large that it creates its own weather patterns.  Despite the fact that it is located in the tropics, the upper reaches of Mount Rinjani are often shrouded in clouds, and the high temperatures of the lower regions are quickly forgotten in the coolness of its upper reaches. At 3,736 metres (or 12,220 feet), climbing Mount Rinjani is not for the faint hearted! On the top of Mount Rinjani sits within  its caldera a lake measuring 6km x 8.5km… this lake is 2,000 metres above sea level and has thermal pools where climbers can rest and take a break. In the cooler waters, fish abound and can be easily caught using a hand line. Mount Rinjani is withing the Rinjani National Park, a protected area which includes much of the lower slopes and encompasses the famous Sendang Gil and Tiu Kelep waterfalls. While climbing the volcano is not for everyone, it is possible to drive to a high pass on the north-eastern shoulder of Rinjani. Gili Islands Tours offer guests a complete circuit around Mount Rinjani, which includes a stop at the stunning waterfalls, a coffee break at the highest road point, before plunging down into lush tropical rainforest, to emerge amongs rice terraces perched on the middle reaches of the volcano. Rice cultivated in this area of a special variety ideally suited to the short growing seasons which are experienced here.
Gili Islands Tours 2012