Forest Tourism in Lombok, A Place To Look For Freshness

An island which is located in the east of Bali has a variety of tourist destinations that are well-known among both foreign and local tourists. Some relics in Lombok have a variety of past history. But there are some relics of the past in the form of landscapes with incomparable beauty. One of the heritage of the people of Lombok that should be preserved is a forest tourism in Lombok.

Some of the tourist forests in Lombok can be visited for tourism or research purposes. You can entrust a trip to the jungle tour in Lombok to the Lombok tour package service provider, Nusatourindo. Below will be reviewed a number of tourist forests in Lombok.

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1. Sesaot Forest

Sesaot Forest is a forest area in the village of Sesaot, Narmada District, West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Like other tourist forests in Lombok, Sesaot Forest has beautiful green scenery. This forest has an area of ​​6000 hectares and is a forest that is rarely visited. That’s why this forest is still very natural.

The existence of water flow in the middle of the forest is the main attraction of Sesaot Forest. The source of the spring is called ‘aiq nyet’ which means icy cold water. The temperature of the water in the middle river of the forest is indeed so cold. This water flow is believed to come from Mount Rinjani. Another unique thing is that in addition to the flow of water that comes from Mount Rinjani, some trees in the forest between the roots also produce fresh spring water. The residents use the water source as a bath.

2. Mount Tunak Nature Tourism

One of the wild animals in NTB that is protected from extinction is the Timor Deer. The declining population has made the government intervene and develop conservation areas for the Deer of Timor. One of the areas used as a conservation area for Timor Deer is the Gunung Tunak forest area. For the location of Mount Tunak Nature Tourism Park is located in Tanjung Bungkulan, Mertak, Lombok, Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara.

Timor deer will soon become extinct. This branched deer had originally a large population of cukuos. Along with the increasingly narrow forest land and poaching by the community, the current total population of the Timor Deer is estimated to be less than 2000 individuals.

3. Hutan Raya Nuraksa

Taman Hutan Rakyat Nuraksa is not far from the center of Mataram, which is about 30 km from the city center. Nuraksa Tahura covering an area of ​​3,155 hectares is located in Pakuan Village and Lebah Sempaga Village, Narmada Subdistrict, West Lombok Regency and Karang Sidemen Village, North Batukliang District, Central Lombok Regency. natural attractions in Lombok.

If you are visiting Lombok, you can travel to Tahura Nuraksa. Aside from being a tourist destination Tahura Nuraksa has a function as a place of conservation of biodiversity in Lombok so that if traveling in this place are required to maintain the cleanliness and beauty of the tourist attractions.

Aside from being a place of conservation, it turns out that in Nurura Tahura, there is Goa, which has been used as a destination for pilgrimages for Hindu Hindus, namely Pengkoak Cave. There are several activities that can be done in Tahura Nuraksa such as mountain biking by exploring in the forest, setting up camp or just exploring the depth of the forest on foot. The natural beauty in Tahura Nuraksa is indeed very riveting.

4. Pusuk Forest

Pusuk forest is a tourism forest located at the foot of Mount Rinjani. If you tracking Mount Rinjani you will pass through the forest. Besides having a beautiful view, you can enjoy the cool air in this Pusuk Forest. No need to worry about supplies because on the edge of the forest there are food traders lined up that sell food that can be bought.

Pusuk forest. Source Unsplash

This forest is kept clean because there is a myth circulating that if someone throws away littering, then when he enters the forest he will not be able to return home safely meaning he will get lost. Another attraction is the presence of hundreds of monkeys that are released freely in the forest area. The monkey is very docile and will not attack humans because it is used to human presence.

The preservation of the Pusuk forest is also supported by the local wisdom of the Sasak tribe in Lombok, especially in the Sembalun area, which always preserves its nature from damage. If you are interested in this forest, you can visit it and one of the highlights of this forest is that it is close to Sendang Gile waterfall which is famous for its beauty.

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