Mt. Sirung on Pantar Island is one of the less visited volcanoes of Indonesia, but one of the most fascinating. The trek from Beang is an easy 5-6 hours hike, mostly through beautiful eucalypt savanna and passing small cashew nut plantations.
A few kilometers to the north you can observe the "birth" of a new volcano:
on a small, featureless hill, a gas eruption occurred for the first time in February 2011, burned the grass in the surroundings, and created a small crater of only 5 to 10 meter in diameter.
I've fallen in love with Pulau Pantar - wonderful people, trekking in unspoiled nature, and world-class diving. See my website for more info: