Welcome to Gunung Tambora

Today from the summit you’ll have spectacular views of the 6km-wide caldera, which contains a two-coloured lake, and endless ocean vistas that stretch as far as Gunung Rinjani (Lombok). A basic climb to the crater rim takes at least two days; if you want to venture down into the spectacular crater – one of the world's deepest – add another three days.

The base for ascents is the remote village of Pancasila near the town of Calabai on the western slope; here you can organise climbs. Contacts to organise climbs include Pak Saiful and Rik Stoetman. Both can rent rooms (from 150,000Rp to 300,000Rp) and handle transport and logistical issues.

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Gunung Tambora in detail