This trek start from Sembalun (East Lombok), end in Senaru (North Lombok). This is really challenging program.
The route is long but somewhat flat and the weather is hotter because through the sunny savanna. Sun cream is highly recommended to be carried along the trek program to protect your skin from sunburn.
PRE-TREKKING ARRANGEMENT (PICK UP & TRANSFER SERVICE)
For those who stay in Kuta Lombok, the pick up time is at 04.30 am.
For those who stay in Mataram or Senggigi area, the pick up time is 05.30 am.
For those who stay in Gili Islands, our car to will wait at Teluk Nare or Bangsal Harbor at 06.00 am. For private speedboat charter from or to gili islands, available at USD $35 per trip (max 5 pax). Upon arrival in Sembalun, meet your guide and porters, get some briefing about the mountain including what do's and what dont's and proceed to RIC to register and get entrance tickets.
Day 1. Sembalun > Crater Rim, Overnight in the Tent
The trek start with gentle ascent walking through open grassland to Pos 1 Pemantauan (1,300m), rest and enjoy the summit views of Mt. Rinjani from here. After rest onto Pos 2 Tengengean (1,500 m) about 1 hour walk up from Pos 1 Pemantuan than on another 1,5 hours to Pos 3 Pada Balong (1,800 m), reach this point around 1 pm. Rest and Lunch. After lunch continue the trek up to Sembalun Crater Rim (2,639m), this is the 3,5 hours climb amidst the pine-like Casuarinas species locally known as Cemara, perhaps seeing evidence of wild pigs and the long-tailed grey macaque monkeys along the trek to the camp site at Plawangan Sembalun (Sembalun crater rim 2,639 m).
Reach the camp site around 5pm, set up the tent and enjoy the views of the crater rim.
Dinner served at the camp site, rest and preparing your self to early wake up for the trek to the Summit on the following day.
Day 2. Crater rim > Rinjani Summit > Segara Anak Lake > Senaru Crater Rim.
Wake up early morning and start the trek at 03:00 AM to the summit (3,726 m), a hard trek trail on volcanic screens, some part are steep and loose sands. It takes around 3 hours to reach the summit. Once there, enjoy proud feelings of satisfaction and the amazing sunrise views across the Wallace Line to Bali, Mt. Agung and Sumbawa. Stay at the summit 30 minutes to 1 hour to enjoy the views around and than going down to the campsite Sembalun crater rim through same route. After breakfast, proceed to go down to the lake (Segara Anak Lake, 2000m). It takes two to three hours walk down through the steep trail to the crater’s lake. Enjoy the lake, swimming and exploring the pilgrimage hot springs, believed to have healing powers, while your porters preparing for your lunch.
After lunch break, leave the lake and trek up to Plawangan Senaru (Senaru Crater Rim 2,461 m) camp site..Set up the tent and enjoy the views around and the lake from the other side, relax, explore and await the sunset. If the wind is cold, you may prefer to descend one hour to Cemara Lima and camp in the more sheltered forest.
Day 3. Senaru Crater Rim – Senaru Village – Senggigi/Airport
After breakfast, descend down 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 orchid and, if lucky, the rare black ebony leaf monkey, known locally as lutung.
Rest stop are taken along the way. Lunch served en route. The trek ends at Rinjani Trek Center at the road head in Senaru, where the car is waiting to transfer you to the airport, mataram, bangsal or Senggigi.
End of program.
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