MOUNT RINJANI - FLORES
Mount Rinjani National Park
Gunung Rinjani National Park lies within the major transition zone (Wallacea) where the flora and fauna of South East Asia makes a dramatic transition into that which is typical of Australasia. The Park has a rich variety of plants and animals, although they can be hard to spot due to the terrain and rainforest cover. Sometimes seen early in the mornings is the rare black Ebony leaf monkey, known locally as Lutung. The Long tailed grey macaque, Rusa deer , Leopard cat or Bodok alas, Palm civet or Ujat and Porcupine or Landak are occasionally seen along the Rinjani trek trail.
The challenging three-day Rinjani Trek route from Senaru to the crater rim (Plawangan), down to the stunning crater lake then on to Sembalun Lawang, is considered one of the best treks in South East Asia.
The other Trek from Sembalun Lawang Village suggested for novice climber is dominated by the savanna and the winding mountain ridge with the abyss on the left and right of the line. your eyes will be spoiled by the beautiful Straits of Alas and Sumbawa island in the distance along trekking.
Trekking 4-6 hrs to reach Wae Rebo village , an old Manggaraian village, situated in pleasant, isolated mountain scenery is something to be memorized and can’t be forgotten. Located 1200m above sea level with ascending pathway , passing the dense rain forest along the narrow path to Wae Rebo is one of a stunning biological diversity. Not only does it host interesting vegetation, including orchids, palms, and different ferns, but also an impressive population of singing birds. All tiredness disappear when you find beautiful 7 mbaru niang – traditional, circular cone-shaped houses with very unique architecture on the top. The village offers visitors a unique opportunity to see authentic Manggarai housing and to experience the everyday life of the local community.