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 b 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