Saturday, August 22, 2009

Volcanoes > Bali-Lombok-Sumbawa


Bali, Lombok,and Sumbawa are included in Lesser Sunda Islands, located at the edge of the Australian continental shelf. Volcanoes in the area are formed because of oceanic crusts and the movement of the shelf itself.There are 5 volcanoes found in those islands and classified as A-type volcanoes: Batur and Agung in Bali, Rinjani in Lombok,Tambora and Sangeang Api in Sumbawa.

1)VOLCANO BATUR
located in Bali Island, regency Bangli. This is starto in caldera lake volcano, classified as A-type volcano.Caldera of Batur is 13,8x10 km, this ones of biggest and most beautiful caldera in the world. Therefore the caldera is often be visited by international travelers.Hiking up to the peak's crater can be done from many starting point of hike, are: Yehmampeh,Songan,Seked, as well as Kintamani.

2)VOLCANO AGUNG
Located in Bali Island, regency Karangasem,district Rendang.This is starto volcano, and classified as A-type volcano.Elevation of volcano is 3142 m before eruption 1963, and 3014 m after eruption 1963 m.This the highest volcano in paradise
island of Bali.Common route path for hiking up the peak after eruption 1963 is from Besakih with hiking duration 6 hours.

3)VOLCANO RINJANI
Located in Lombok Island, lying over 3 districts: West Lombok,East Lombok,and Midle Lombok.This is starto with caldera lake volcano, and classified as A-type volcano. Elevation of this volcano is 3726 m.The peak of this volcano is actually the highest point of Caldera Segara Anak's rim.Normal starting point for hiking up it's peak are: from Sembalun Lawang or Senaru. Sembalun Lawang is accessible about 4 hours drive from Mataram city, and 14 hours hiking duration to the peak.While Senaru is accessible about 5 hours drive from Mataram city, and 16 hours of hiking to the peak.Starting point of hike via Senaruis more shadow by forest but steeper at beginning then Sembalun Lawang.

4)VOLCANO TAMBORA
located in Sumbawa Island, regency Bima.This is starto with caldera volcano, classified as A-type volcano.Elevation of this volcano is 2851 m above sealevel.Crater name of this volcano is Doro Afi Toi.Hiking up the peak can be done from village Pancasila as starting point of hike.The village is accessible about 7 by public transport from harbor Pototano to Cabang Banggo (toward Dompu) then Pancasila.Actual hiking duration is 9 hours from starting point of village Pancasila.

5)VOLCANO SANGEANG API
Lacated in Sangean Island, regency Bima. This volcano is is Twin Starto, classified as A-type volcano.Elevation of this volcano: Doro Api 1949 m and Doro Montai 1795.Hiking up peak of this volcano normally done from village Toroponda as starting point of hike.


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