This peak is the highest in a vast forested range in Western Sumbawa and is sometimes climbed by local hikers but remains relatively unknown. There are two main routes to the top, one of which is much easier than the other.
West Nusa Tanggara
Given their close proximity to the huge Gunung Rinjani, the grassy mountains to the east of Sembalun are easy to overlook. However, these pleasant ridges provide some outstanding views to both Rinjani and eastwards to the ocean and the island of Sumbawa and are well worth a hike in their own right.
Olet Takan is the most prominent peak in the hilly interior of the island of Sumbawa south of the town of Sumbawa Besar. It is not yet popular with hikers and finding anyone who has been to the top remains difficult. However, the area around Ropang is incredibly scenic and it makes a great day out from Sumbawa Besar.
Doro Dindi (previously mistakenly-known as Doro Oromboha) is located to the west of the town of Bima, about 25 kilometres in a straight line (or just an hour on motorbike). The trailhead is at the hill village of Padende (795m) in the Donggo region. Unlike the roasting hot and often bone-dry treeless lowlands of Sumbawa, this highland area is forested and is apparently excellent for farming.
Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia (after Sumatra’s Mount Kerinci) and easily one of the finest and most popular treks in Asia. The volcano complex, previously known as Samalas, is now thought to have been the location of an enormous eruption in 1257 which caused climatic change across the globe and left the huge caldera which we see today. There are several routes through Mount Rinjani National Park. Sembalun to the east is the better starting point for hikers wishing to reach the rocky summit.
The largest volcanic explosion in recorded history, in April 1815 Tambora erupted so violently that it was heard over 2,000 kilometres away. The evidence of the eruption is the staggering crater – which you can hike down into, based on recent Gunung Bagging trip reports. Following an alarming increase in activity in 2011, people are climbing this amazing Ribu again.
Facts Elevation: 1,949 m (6,394 ft) Prominence: 1,949 m Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi Province: Nusa Tenggara Barat Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Sangeang Api Eruptions: 1512, 1715, 1821, 1860, 1911-12, 1927, 1953-58, 1964, 1966, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2014, 2017-18 Photos Bagging It! Gunung Sangeang (or Sangeang Api) is a very active island volcano, just …
Facts Elevation: 1,433 m (4,701 ft) Prominence: 1,289 m Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi Province: Nusa Tenggara Barat Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Formerly listed as Doro Maria. A grassy spot 3km away at 1,050m is known as Pundu Nence to local campers. Photos Bagging It! According to the Bakosurtanal map, the highest point of …