Best parks in Sumbawa

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Explore the most popular parks in Sumbawa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Tambora National Park
Sumbawa, Indonesia
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Established as a national park in 2015, Mount Tambora (also known as Tomboro) is an active stratovolcano in north Sumbawa. It is one of the tallest peaks in the Indonesian's archipelago. The largest eruption in mankind and the largest in the Holocene was during the 1815 Tambora eruption. This eruption killed approximately 71,000 people and its volcanic ash caused the 1816's "year without a summer" for the European and American weather. It also resulted in one of the worst famines in the century killing countless livestock and crops. Nowadays visitors come from far and wide to challenge the trek towards Tambora's peak. This trail to the summit is absolutely stunning. As hikers traverse through the rainforest, keep an eye out for any wildlife or critters you encounter. Note that Mount Tambora is closed during rainy and stormy seasons, so please check before planning a backpacking trip to the crater.Show more