What is the main attraction of Lombok Island which makes people choose this island as their travel destination? Lombok cannot be separated from the magnificent Mount Rinjani and the beautiful Gilis. There are many people who want to experience hiking for once in their lifetime and Mount Rinjani is chosen as the location due to its superb view offered. The ultimate beach view which can be experienced at the popular Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air cannot be avoided easily by tourists. If you think that hiking Mount Rinjani is not your thing, you can consider hiking Bukit Pergasingan instead. Several great things can be found from this hill which is located in Sembalun, not far from the starting point of Mount Rinjani hike.
The very first thing which makes Bukit Pergasingan interesting to visit must be the view which is super beautiful. From the top of the hill, you will be offered with the view of magnificent Mount Rinjani from far. You are still able to enjoy its beauty without having to spend days hiking it. The view of Mount Rinjani actually is not the only great thing which can be enjoyed from this place. You will be amazed with the beautiful pattern made by the rice fields of the valley. The combination of different colors of the rice field squares can be a perfect background for your photo.
Bukit Pergasingan is kind of hill so it will not be as high as Mount Rinjani. To reach the top of the hill, you only need to hike for 2-2.5 hours. The hiking period is pretty short compared to the Mount Rinjani hiking which makes you have to spare at least three days to accomplish. If you think that you are not ready yet with the hard work for hiking the Mount Rinjani but at the same time they do not want to miss the opportunity to get closer to Mount Rinjani while in Lombok, hiking Bukit Pergasingan can be a great alternative. It can also be the training time for preparing Mount Rinjani hiking.
Yes, Bukit Pergasingan becomes popular since visitors can enjoy the unique view combinations of Mount Rinjani and the rice fields. However, there are more experiences which can be done in this place. Besides for hiking and seeing the beautiful scenery, this place is also utilized for other outdoor activities which can challenge your adrenaline. Bukit Pergasingan becomes the location for paragliding and mountain biking which can offer combination of adrenaline challenge and spectacular view.
To enjoy the spectacular view offered by Bukit Pergasingan, it is recommended for you to spare time to stay the night at this place. This is a perfect place to camp. You will be able to capture the beautiful sunrise behind Mount Rinjani. The light change and the shade will make the rice field squares pattern looks much more impressive. You absolutely cannot miss the opportunity to enjoy this unique experience when visiting Lombok Island.