Senaru village – Senaru Crater Rim – Lakeside – Hotsprings – Sembalun Crater Rim – Summit – Sembalun Village.
All our treks include a complimentary night in a home stay in Senaru if you have the time & the waterfall tour on arrival day. That way you can start the trek fresh early the following morning.
If you wish to trek on the same day as pick up we can arrange:
- From Senggigi or 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.
- Pick up is also included from Lombok airport & you can stay overnight in Senaru.
Rinjani Trekking 3 Days 2 Nights Summit Trek (via Sembalun) Itinerary :
The day is started by a good breakfast followed by a full briefing of the trek & registration with The Rinjani Trek Center ( RTC.) Depart Senaru on the first leg of your trek. Initially your journey will take you through small villages & coffee & bamboo planttions. Then in to the rainforest where if you are lucky you can catch a glimpse of the black monkeys that live here. Finally after a good lunch we cross open savannah before reaching the crater rim. The trek takes around 6-7 hours. Here we camp for the night watching a spectacular sunset over the three Gilis all the way to Mount Agung in Bali. Dinner & early to bed.
Leisurely breakfast whilst watching the sun rise over the crater lake. A chance to take some great photos. Then its around a 2-3 hour steep descent to the lakeside. After lunch you have time to relax easing your weary muscles in the hot springs,have a swim in the lake or even try your hand at a little fishing. In the afternoon we climb around 2 hours & make camp for our second night at Sembalun crater rim. Amazing views, dinner & an early night.
An early wakeup call at 2.30am to start the ascent to the summit of Gunung Rinjani ( 3726 m) taking approx two 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.
We make our final descent through open meadows down to Sembalun village stopping for lunch along the way. On arrival in Sembalun you will be picked up by car & taken to Senaru to collect your luggage.
Time to leave Senaru taking with you some amazing memories of the mighty Gunung Rinjani volcano.
Trekking package inclusive of :
- All transfers to and from The Gilis, Senggigi, Mataram & Lombok airport.
- One nights home stay (if applicable)
- Waterfall tour inc guide (if applicable)
- Breakfast, lunch & dinners on the trek.
- Ample fresh drinking water & tea & coffee.
- Qualified English speaking guides.
- All equipment inc tents, sleeping bags, toilet tent etc.
- Warm jackets if required.
What to bring :
- Hiking boots
- Warm clothing
- Extra socks
- Waterproof jacket.
- Head torch
- Small towel
- Swimming gear
- Insect repellent
- Any personal medicine
- Sun cream
- Wet wipes
- Toilet roll.