The six main hiking trails on the Mount Rinjani Volcano in Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara reopened starting on Wednesday, 27 July 2022.
Park Authorities closed the Mount Rinjani National Park to hikers on 29 November 2022 out of fear for visitor safety due to heavy rains and flooding.
Tempo.co reports the Head of the Mount Rinjani National Park Agency (TNGR), Desy Asriady, saying on Thursday, 21 July 2022: “The Mount Rinjani National Park Agency will open for tourism visits for climbing and non-climbing visitors starting 27 July 2022.”
Over the past months, Park authorities have been gradually opening hiking trails to levels of 50% and 75% of estimated capacity. Of the six hiking trails, the following daily visitor quotas have been limited to:
- Sembalun Trail – 150 climbers per day
- Senaru Trail – 150 climbers per day
- Torean Trail – 100 climbers per day
- Aik Berik Trail – 100 climbers per day
- Timbanuh Trail – 100 climbers per day
- Tete Batu Trail – 100 climbers per day
Most trekkers embark on climbs of 2 -3-day duration.
Mount Rinjani, with its majestic volcanic Segara Anak Lake on Mount Baru Jari, is an active volcano that stands at an elevation of 3,736 meters above sea level.
Trekkers can book an available slot to climb the volcano via the eRinjani Mobile Application.
Park officials say plans are underway to open a new hiking trail via the Village of Pakuan.