Do you love to hiking? It wasn’t complete if you can’t conquer of Mount Rinjani. The volcano on Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara is quite popular with climbers. Mount Rinjani is located in Mount Rinjani National Park Area. It reaches 3,726 meters above sea level, and offers beautiful natural scenery.
As the name suggests, it is the part of the grandiose Rinjani Mountain and becomes the home of tons of plants and trees. As for tourists, the site becomes a suitable location to conduct exploration and learn many species of tropical flora. Somehow, it is popular among families with kids. On top of that, visitors can enjoy trekking during the exploration.
It is, without a doubt, the most popular activity to do in Mount Rinjani National Park is sightseeing. This means tourists can explore the park (as long as they have enough stamina) and witness lots of variety of plants and animals. The most famous floras include Banyan, Duren, forest orchids, Bayur, etc. As for the faunas, tourists can find deer, tropical birds, reptiles, and some fishes like carps in the nearby lake.
Aside from witnessing the richness of flora and fauna, other fun activities are available including the local myth related to the site. According to the locals, there was a beautiful goddess named Anjani. Being aware of such mythical legend, villagers often come to the site to conduct a ritual. They offer small gold bars to the goddess by throwing them to the Segara Anak Lake. As for tourists, they can witness such ritual as long as they come at the right time. In this case, it is recommended to come with a local guide.
As for the tip, make sure to come between August and December every year. The first reason is that the weather is the nicest to explore the Mount Rinjani National Park. Second, it is the time when the locals often conduct traditional rituals Topat War Performance and an offering ritual for Anjani Goddess. Once again, it is better to hire a local guide to decide the right time to visit this famous national park.