Led by Local Guides, this half-day walk explore a Village and Country Side in an ancient Caldera. Located in the foothills of the Spectacular Volcano Mt. Rinjani at 3726 m. It is the second highest Volcano in Indonesia and the sacred mountain of the Sasak People Sembalun Lawang is a gateway to Gunung Rinjani Nasional Park. Most of the communities are farmers who are a mixture of the indigenous people and new comers from other areas of Lombok.
Our walk starts in the fields where the community’s system of farming can be seen. We follow the terraces of the fields and stop for while to talk to the farmers. The walk than leads to the hill where you can gain a beautiful view of Rice Field of the Valley. Further you can enjoy amazing views of Tropical Forest, Neighboring Villages and the Sea. Descending from the hill you will see Bamboo Gardens and a long the way you will also see Coffee Trees. Formerly Sembalun was known as Coffee producer and the community changed to garlic growing because it helped increase their income especially during the garlic boom around 1992.
Along the way your guide will explain what farmers are planting such as Garlic, Onion, Carrot, Potatoes, etc. Next is the Traditional Village, Desa Beleq, which was the original village of Sembalun Lawang. The buildings are replicas of those that stood many years ago. The Village always consisted of seven houses and never more than that so that the following generations had to move away to live. Your guide will explain the architecture and other interesting things that are found inside the houses.
Make sure you bring your camera – the views are simply spectacular! On a clear day you may even catch a glimpse of Sumbawa Island over the Tropical Ocean and the West the lofty Summit of Mt. Rinjani. This natural and cultural diversity makes the walk and unforgettable part of your Lombok experience.
This Easy Half-Day Walk explores the foothills of spectacular Rinjani volcano in Lombok’s northern district of Bayan. Starting near the border of Gunung Rinjani National Park, your route follow old pathways amongst shady bamboo groves and village gardens before entering a wide, open landscape of rice terraces and palms. Following a winding irrigation channel you reach the lush rainforest of the famous Sendang Gila Waterfall Reserve.
Along the way, discover tropical plants as your guide explains how the local people make practical use of them. You came across the cheeky long tailed monkeys and, with a bit of luck, may even spot the rare ebony leaf monkey. Passing small hamlets where age-old traditions are practiced, you will gain insight into the colorful village life of the Sasak. There is always something interesting happening here as you meet local people and admire traditional houses along the way.
Make sure you bring your camera-the views are simply spectacular! On a clear day you may even catch glimpse of Bali’s famous Gunung Agung volcano rising high above the blue waters of the Lombok Strait. Each turn of the track offers new vistas as finally Rinjani-the sacred mountain of the Sasak people-emerges majestically above rice terraces and rainforest. This natural and cultural diversity makes the Panorama Walk an unforgettable Lombok experience.