Lombok Island is on the eastern side of Bali in Indonesia. Tourism here only began in the 1980s and was interrupted by political and religious conflicts from the late 1990s to 2000. Today the island is keeping a slow and steady pace towards international recognition as a leading Southeast Asian summer destination. One of the island’s many natural attractions is clearly Air Terjun Sindang Gila waterfalls located in Senaru Village along the slopes of the majestic Mount Rinjani.
The more than 3,500-meter high Rinjani mountain is Lombok’s towering pride. It is a candidate and possibly even a future official UNESCO World Geopark, a first in Indonesia if it pushes through. A trek within Mount Rinjani Park and up the mountain normally takes about three days. Within the park are natural hot springs, lush greeneries, the Segara Anak Crater Lake and Air Terjun Sindang Gila waterfalls. [Read more…]