Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara. (Photo courtesy of the Tourism Ministry)

Mount Rinjani Closed for Three Months to 'Recover Ecosystem'


DECEMBER 28, 2019

Jakarta. Mount Rinjani National Park in West Nusa Tenggara, a popular destination for hikers, will be closed for three months from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2020, to "recover its ecosystem," the park's management has announced.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has also warned of extreme conditions, including heavy rains, that could potentially pose dangers for visitors in the first three months of next year.

"From Jan. 1 to March 31, 2020, climbing tracks on Mount Rinjani will be closed," the announcement, released on Thursday, said.

Mount Rinjani is part of the Rinjani-Lombok Unesco Global Geopark on Lombok Island.