What You Might See
Rinjani mount national park lies within the major transition zone ( Wallace) where the flora and fauna of south east Asia make dramatic transition into the which is typical of Australia,The park has reach variety of plants and animals, although they can be hard to spot due to the terrain and rainforest cover.
Sometimes seen early morning is the rare black Ebony leaf monkey, known locally as Lutung . The long tailed grey macaque or Kera is common in Lombok and older males seen on the crater rim. Rusa deer are dwellers and occasionally seen along the Rinjani trek trail. The smaller Barking Deer or Kijang has and alarm call with a distinct dog- like bark. Look for the disturbed where the wild pig or Babi hutan has been foraging. Also found in the forest is the leopard cat or Bodok alas, Palm civet or Ujat and Porcupine or Landak.
A variety of colorful birds live in the forest of the park. Perhaps the best-known icon of the park is the Sulphur Crested cockatoo that is not found any further west of Lombok. Many of the forest- dwelling animals, insects, birds, civets and monkeys owe their survival to the will fig tree or Beringin as provider of food and shelter. The pine-like Casuarinas species , Cemara, are a feature of the grassy higher slopes, Orchid or Angrek are also a feature of the grassland areas, as is Edelweiss or Bunga Abadi growing above the tree line; it is beautiful icon of the park and one of the our best-known sub-alpine plants .
On there enchating views can be seen stretching from west to east. At west point, 3 gilis (gili air-gili meno-gili trawangan) can be seen by naked eyes ploating in middle of Lombok strait with a sacred Mt.Agung in bali and an ivory sunset. At east point , Mt.Rinjani , Mt.Baru jari and the pascinating lake can be easily seen offering their beauties.
The present crescen-shape of segara anak lake lies at the height +2008m above the sea level, wich has an area of + 11.126 ha and depth 160 up to 230m, eventhough data measured in 1925 yields + 250m in depth. After the explosion in 1994, the lake depth measured in 1951 was 200m in depth, with the area of 11.000 ha as a result of silting of the lake.
Hot spring are formed by surface water the flows deep down to the eart through cracks and contacts with magma then rising to the furface as hot spring.
On the Summit
At 3.726m above sea level the highest point of Lombok, to be on the top of Mt.Rinjani as a pride. At this point many thing can be seen such like:
- Sumbawa island on the eastern part with small gilis and its volcano.
- Bali island on the western part with Mt.Agung.
- And almost whole areas of Lombok including gilis, hills, and the cities will be flicker like mesmerizing pearls in the night