This 3 days 2 nights trek takes you to the Crater Lake of Segara Anak in Mt Rinjani National Park. For the people of Lombok, Sasak and Balinese alike, the volcano is revered as a sacred place and abode of deities. Segara Anak crater lake is the destination of thousand of pilgrims who place offerings in the water and bathe away disease in the hot springs. This trek start from Senaru, ends in Senaru.
PRE-TREKKING ARRANGEMENT (PICK UP & TRANSFER SERVICE)
For those who stay in Kuta Lombok, the pick up time is at 04.30 am.
For Mataram or Senggigi area, the pick up time is 05.30 am.
For those who stay in Gili Islands, our car will wait at Teluk Nare or Bangsal Harbor at 06.00 am. We will then transfer you to Senaru. Upon arrival in Senaru, meet your guide and porters, get some briefing about the mountain including what do's and what dont's and proceed to RTC to register and get entrance tickets.
Day 1. Senggigi - Senaru - Crater Rim, overnight in tent
The trek start early morning. The first hours of the trek climb steeply through thick tropical forests rich in flora, bird life and a variety of butterflies. Depending on your preference and weather conditions, the night’s camp is made either in the forest at pos 3 Mondokon Lolak (2,000m) after about five hours climb from Senaru, or continue the ascent for another couple of hours through grassy meadows to Plawangan 1 Senaru crater rim at 2,641m from the crater rim are sweeping views across the lake Segara Anak (2,000m) to the summit of Mt. Rinjani. On a clear evening the Gili isles, Bali and Mt. Agung can be seen to the west. Camp - Dinner - Overnight.
Day 2. Crater Rim - Segara Anak Lake & Hot Spring, overnight in tent
After breakfast, down to the lake Segara Anak (2,000 m) within the Rinjani crater. The trek route in this point is steep and rocky. Your guide and porters will assist and give you extra attention. Mt. Baru (2,351m) is an island in the lake and an active volcano, last erupting dramatically in 1994. Going down the ridge passing numerous Edelweiss to the crater rim camp for a well-deserved lunch. It takes two to three hours down the steep trail to the crater lake and day 2’s camp. The rest of the day is spent relaxing, swimming in the lake and exploring the caves and pilgrimage hot springs, believed to have healing powers.
Day 3. Segara Anak Lake - Crater Rim - Senaru - Senggigi/Airport
Leave the lake and climb for three hours up to Plawangan Senaru (crater rim). Lunch served on the way. Rest at Pos 3 for a meal break and continue going down with gentle walk back to Senaru where the car is waiting to take you back to your hotel or your next destination.
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