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Hiking trail on Mount Rinjani, Indonesia to be reopened

THE JAKARTA POST Thu, November 15, 2018

The crater of Mount Rinjani, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Tourism Indonesia

One of the hiking trails on Mount Rinjani in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), is to be reopened on Nov. 19.

Tempo.co reported that the hiking trail is located in Aik Berik village, Central Lombok. Previously, all the hiking trails on Mt. Rinjani were closed to hikers following severe earthquakes that rocked Lombok Island.

Mount Rinjani National Park Agency head Sudiyono Hardjo Puspito said the hiking trail would be opened until Dec. 31, adding that, similar to previous years, the trail would be closed during the rainy season from Jan. 1 to April.

The hiking trail in Aik Berik is considerably less popular than other trails located in Senaru, North Lombok, or Sembalun, East Lombok.

However, Sudiyono said that the hiking time via the Aik Berik village route is similar with the other two locations.

The park currently allows a maximum of 150 hikers per day. Those who plan to hike Mount Rinjani can obtain tickets online via the e-Rinjani application, which is available on Play Store.

The cost to hike Mt. Rinjani is Rp 5,000 (less than 50 US cents) per day for locals and Rp 150,000 per day for foreigners. (jes/kes)

http://www.thejakartapost.com/travel/2018/11/15/hiking-trail-on-mount-rinjani-to-be-reopened.html

 

From: THE JAKARTA POST (Indonesia) Thursday November 15, 2018

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