For those of us seeking real adventure & some of the most awesome views on the planet then trekking on Rinjani volcano has got to be on your bucket list. Rising to a height of 3726 metres it is the second highest volcano in Indonesia. Set in the Mount Rinjani National Park in Lombok, it’s an area of outstanding natural beauty.
- From Senggigi & Mataram in Lombok pick up at your hotel 5am.
- From The Gilis take the 7.30am public boat and our staff will meet you at Bangsal harbor as you disembark.
- We can also arrange pick up from Lombok airport & hotels overnight in Senggigi or Senaru.
Transfer by car to Senaru approx. 1.5 hours.
The day is started by a full briefing of the trek & registration with the Rinjani Trek Center (RTC.) Transfer by car to Sembalun where we start our trek. The first leg of our journey takes approx 6-7 hours of hiking through open grasslands to Sembalun Crater Rim. We camp here for the night. Time to relax & have dinner whilst watching an amazing sunset over the SegaraAnak Lake. Early to bed.
An early wakeup call at 2.30am to start the ascent to the summit of GunungRinjani( 3726 m) of approx 2-3 hours. The terrain is mostly loose scree or stones and the ascent is steep therefore it can be strenuous. If you wish you can always remain at camp for this part of the trek. However it’s certainly worth the effort as you will be greeted by an awe inspiring sunrise with views of Bali to the west and Sumbawa to the east whilst enjoying a great sense of personal achievement. Arrive back at camp around 8.30am, time for a good breakfast and a rest. Descend back down to Sembalun village, a trek of around 5 hours. Transfer by car back to Senaru.