Mount Rinjani or Gunung Rinjani is an active volcano in Indonesia on the island of Lombok. The elevation is 3,726 meter above sea level. At 3,726 meters tall, Mount Rinjani is the second highest mountain in Indonesia. A climb to the top is one of the most exhilarating experiences but with its best views in the country, it is worth to climb.
Within the mountain is a crescent shaped lake. Rising from the waters of this lake is a new volcano – Segara Anak, a spiritual place. The Balinese come here every year to perform a ceremony called “pekelan” where they will place jewelry in the lake as an offering to the mountain spirit. It is also a holy lake for the Wetu Telu people who come here to pray on full moon nights. It’s thought that the name Rinjani comes from an old Javanese term for ‘God’.