- Elevation: 1,949 m (6,394 ft)
- Prominence: 1,949 m
- Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi
- Province: Nusa Tenggara Barat
- Google Earth: kml
- Other names: Sangeang Api
- Eruptions: 1512, 1715, 1821, 1860, 1911-12, 1927, 1953-58, 1964, 1966, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2014, 2017-18
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 peaks with about 2 kilometres between them, which are named on old topographic maps as Doro Api (1,949m) in the north and Doro Mantoi (1,795m) in the south, but on the Bakosurtanal map the same peaks are name Doro Delatoi (1,909m) and Doro Monggo (1,783m).
- 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
- Travel insurance: We recommend World Nomads insurance, which is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities including mountain hiking.
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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”.