Mount Rinjani is a mountain located on the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Mountain is the second highest volcano in Indonesia with an altitude of 3,726 m above sea level and is located at a latitude of 8º25 ' LS and 116º28 ' BT is a favorite for mountain climbers Indonesia due to the beauty of the landscape.
Journey to Sembalun Mt Rinjani
Rinjani mountain climbing to be the first of a lifetime of the whole experience of other roads. The journey starts from Sembalun ( 1200 masl ), a small village under the foot of the mountain, past the expanse of savannah with a flat road for nearly six hours to get to Post III, where we put up a tent to rest.
Sembalun Mt Rinjani
On day 2, We ended our treck at Sembalun Mt Rinjani to prepare for the summit that night. At 2639 M high, We were camping above the clouds. While waiting for sunset, my view was often blocked by the fast moving clouds around us.
Milky way at Mt Rinjani
Mount Rinjani track
Descending from the summit of Mount Rinjani
The Last Ray Of Light
A very different sunset at the creater rim of Mount Rinjani. We were indescridible tired from the ascend, that beautiful view was a little a compensation for our tired.
Under the milky way
Our cosy tent for 3 nights. Shooting the night sky in the mountains was tougher than I thought. I was prepared to endure the cold but i didn't realise how difficult it was to find a good composition in total darkness, and to set up my tripod in the dark on uneven grounds with limited space at the camp site made it even more challenging.
The mountain is a place where we can learn a lot to the universe, about the wisdom and peace of mind, as well as the meaning of life we live. Climbing high mountains taught more people about various things in life . Many climbers have become wiser after studying the nature in every mountaineering accomplishments. Mountains like a paradise that in addition to giving us the beauty, also gave a lesson about life .