Lombok’s Mount Rinjani puts hiking trails off limits for a year

Mount Rinjani is a popular spot for trekkers
Mount Rinjani is popular with trekkers

Mount Rinjani’s hiking trails are expected to remain close for a year, after the recent Lombok earthquakes triggered landslides and fissures at the park, the Jakarta Post reports.

Head of Rinjani National Park, Sudiyono reportedly told KompasTravel that the park is not safe for visitors now.

Over the span of about a year, landscape and ecosystem recovery will take place, he said. The year-long closure is also expected to give time for the soil to stabilise.

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