Elevation: 1,949 m (6,394 ft) Prominence: 1,949 m
Ribu category: Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Province: Nusa Tenggara Barat
Google Earth: kml Other names: Sangeang Api
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Eruptions: 1512, 1715, 1821, 1860, 1911-12, 1927, 1953-58, 1964, 1966, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2014, 2017-18


Bagging It!

Gunung Sangeang (or Sangeang Api) is a very active island volcano, just off the north coast of Sumbawa. The island is 13km wide and getting over there from ports in Sumbawa should not be too difficult. There are two main peakes named Doro Api (1,949m) and Doro Mantoi (1,795m).


Getting there Several flights per day to Bima, Sumbawa from Denpasar (Bali) and Lombok.
Accommodation Some basic village accommodation is usually available on the island.
Permits Take a photocopy of your passport photo page to give to the village chief.
Water sources Unknown – assume none
Local Average Monthly Rainfall (mm): bima


Origins and Meaning

‘Sangeang’ means spirits. In Bali, there is the Sanghyang Dance – a trance dance in which a teenage girl is thought to be in contact with the spirits, and an orang sangiang means a ‘spiritual healer’ in Central Kalimantan. “Gunung Sangeang” is basically “Mountain of Spirits”.

Links and References

Wikipedia English
Wikipedia Indonesia

7 thoughts on “Sangeang

  1. I checked out Sangeang Api on June 8 & 9, 2016 with four guys from Sangeang Darat. The vertical true summit cone is impossible to reach.

    Pictures can be viewed at FB: Gunung Sangeang Api.

    • Hi paulina, i am keen in checking out the sangeang api volcano. Would be glad if you could share some information about your trekking experience. thanks !

  2. Hello there

    Sorry to say my ambition to climb Sangeang is still that – an ambition. So you have been on the island and tried. I’d like to hear more. From Google Earth images there appear to be a couple of possible acess routes. Did you have a guide? I know the island has been uninhabited for years but was wondering if the previous inhabitants still go there to plant anything on their former lands. Ant info most appreciated.


    • Just wondering if you climbed Sangeang so how is it was? I tried to climb it too, but unsuccessfully in 2008, when I almost died when gone astray and wade through the impenetrable thicket. So I want to revenge this mountain and plan to conquer it again

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