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RINJANI TREKKING

Mount Rinjani is Indonesia’s second-tallest volcano

What to Expect

Located just over 100 kilometers away from Bali separated by Lombok Strait, the 4,514sqm island of Lombok is easily accessible either by fastboat or by taking a 45-minute flight. It is also accessible via direct flights from Jakarta or Surabaya. Lombok is conveniently connected by direct flights to many other great destinations nearby, such as Singapore, Perth and Kuala Lumpur; making the island a perfect addition to any tour of the surrounding area.

Blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches, enchanting waterfalls, great surf, abundant marine life, hiking trails through rice fields and the looming volcano; travelling around Lombok is a journey from mountain peak to coral coast; through tranquil villages, ancient cultural traditions and thriving settlements. With fewer tourists and a noticeably different atmosphere, Lombok offers something different compared to the neighboring island of Bali.

Mount Rinjani is Indonesia’s second-tallest volcano. Dominating the landscape of Lombok at 3,726 metres tall with its dazzling crater lake at the summit, the mountain’s sacred peak attracts pilgrims from the local Sasak tribes and Hindus from neighbouring Bali. Rinjani is also growing in popularity amongst international tourists, who trek the volcanic slopes in search of adventures and otherworldly scenery.

What You Will Do

Day 1

Arrival Senggigi – Free at leisure

(No Meals)

Upon arrival in Lombok, meet with our local representative for your transfer to your hotel in Senggigi. Check in at hotel on your arrival in Senggigi and enjoy your free time at leisure. Take your time to pack and rest up for the trekking activities tomorrow.


Overnight at Living Asia Resort & Spa or other similar

Day 2

Senggigi – Sembalun Lawang – Plawangan II

(B/L/D)

Early breakfast and check out from the hotel. Our guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby at 06:00hrs then transfer you to Sembalun. Register at the Rinjani Information Center (RIC) in Sembalun Lawang (1,156 m), meet your local guide and arrange National Park entry tickets.Your guide will give you a briefing to describe the route details, local cultural traditions and what you might see, whilst also explaining safety procedures. The trek starts from Sembalun Lawang with a gentle ascent, walking through open grassland used for cattle grazing. Take a rest at Pemantauan (1,300 m), then after about three hours from Sembalun we will reach Tengengean (1,500 m), where you can enjoy the beautiful views of Mt. Rinjani Summit.

After another hour’s ascent to Balong (1,800 m), we start the climb amidst pine-like Casuarinas species known locally as Cemara, perhaps seeing evidence of wild pigs and the long-tailed grey macaque monkeys, until we reach the campsite at Plawangan II Sembalun crater rim (2,639 m). Spend the night inside the tents within the campsite.


Overnight in tent at crater rim

Day 3

Plawangan II – Rinjani Summit – Segara Anak – Plawangan I

(B/L/D)

A 03:00 AM start is needed for the hard three-hour climb to the summit (3,726 m). Once there, enjoy proud feelings of satisfaction and the amazing sunrise views over the Wallace Line towards Bali, Mt.Agung and Sumbawa. After breakfast, head down to the lake (2,000 m) within the rinjani crater. Mt Baru is an island in the lake and an active volcano, last erupting dramatically in 1994.

Return down the ridge to the crater rim camp for a well-deserved breakfast. After breakfast, proceed to go down to the lake itself. It takes 2-3 hours to reach the lake in the crater, walking down a steep trail. Enjoy the lake, with some swimming or exploring the caves and a trip to the hot springs, believed to have healing powers, while our porters prepare your lunch. After a lunch break, leave the lake and climb for two and half hours up to Plawangan 1 senaru Crater Rim (2,461 m) for the second day’s camp.


Overnight in tent at crater rim

Day 4

Plawangan I – Senaru – Senggigi

(B/L)

After breakfast, descend the long trail to Senaru Village (601 m), through thick tropical forests rich in flora, bird life and a variety of butterflies. You might see orchids and, if you’re lucky, the rare black ebony leaf monkey, known locally as lutung. Rest stops are taken along the way, with village stories and local legends related by your guide. Features include the Batu Penyesalan stone and banyan tree Bunut Ngengkang that looks like someone standing with their legs apart. After seven hours walking from the rim, (or five hours from pos 3 Mondokan Loak), the trek ends at Rinjani Trek Center at the road head in Senaru, where the car is waiting to transfer you back to Senggigi. Check-in upon your arrival at your hotel in Senggigi.


Overnight at Living Asia Resort & Spa or other similar

Day 5

Senggigi – Departure Lombok

(B)

Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy your morning free at leisure. Check out from the hotel at 10:00hrs and your guide will be waiting to escort you to Lombok International Airport for your on-ward flight.

Accommodation

Living Asia Resort & Spa or other similar

A short scenic drive gets you to the beach resort situated on the quiet Setangi Beach, next to Senggigi Beach. Sleek and rooms with collaged artworks are equipped with free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs and minibars.

Tent on campsite

Overnight stay in a tent provides you a sense of outdoor living. Our porter will assist you with camping equipment and setting up when it’s time. Simple meals and sleeping bags are provided.

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