Rinjani Trekking Update

Last updated: April 12, 2020  Post The Earthquake Period  Cost & Budget  | Closure  |  What's New


If you read about trips to Mount Rinjani, curiosity, nervousness, and longing for adventure in the wild mixed up, that's normal.

Post The Earthquake Period  |  Closure 

Do something bold and different while embracing the fear of discomfort by traveling to conquer mountains and enjoy the sensation of being above altitude or above the clouds.


2 Days 1 Night Trek

SEMBALUN CRATER RIM

Starting and ending in Sembalun, it provides spectacular views of the Summit of Mt Rinjani.
2 Days 1 Night Trek

SENARU CRATER RIM

Starting and ending in Senaru, spectacular views of Segara Anak Lake within the volcano’s crater.

Post The Earthquake Period 

Before the earthquake in August 2018, there were multiple options for trekking to Mount Rinjani in terms of itinerary like 3D2N, 4D3N, 2D1N, etc. However, after the earthquake, trekking to the summit, hot springs and crater lake are closed and there is one choice available from all the routes - ie 2D1N with camping at the crater rim. So you will need 2 days and 1 night for trekking to Mount Rinjani. 

 

Since the corona virus pandemic, all tourism activities are paralyzed. The place where previously the gathering place for tourists, now quiet, quiet streets, uninhabited hotels. For mutual safety (visitors and residents) it is recommended by the authority to stay home, stay safe and avoid crowd. Don't travel, no touching, for now, until we're ready to welcome and serve you again.

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Rinjani's Closure due to corona covid-19 virus 

The Mount Rinjani National Park should be officially opened as of April 1, 2020.

However, due to the increasingly widespread of the corona covid 19 virus, Mt Rinjani National Park has again closed to tourists.

The closure began on Monday (3/16/2020) until further notice.

During this time, visitors are prohibited from passing or entering existing tourist areas to ensure the safety of visitors and residents

This closure is also for other natural attractions in the area of Mount Rinjani:

  1. Otek Kokoq Joben in East Lombok
  2. Jeruk Manis Waterfall in East Lombok
  3. Mount Kukus in East Lombok
  4. Propok in east Lombok
  5. Sebau Hot Springs in East Lombok
  6. Mangku Sakti Waterfall in East Lombok
  7. The entrance gate of Mount Rinjani climbing from Sembalun, Senaru, Timbanuh and Aikberik.

Gunung Rinjani National Park cannot confirm the reopening.


What's New on Mt Rinjani Trek?

1. No more Lake and Hot springs Programs

Currently, you can only travel up to the edge of the crater of Mount Rinjani and limited to the summit.

The trek to Segara Anak Crater Lake and Hot Springs has not yet been opened because the trail was badly damaged after the earthquake in August 2018.

2. Limitation on number of visitors (max 500 per day) + new entry point

The below entry point are officially open for trekking only to the edge of the crater of Mount Rinjani.

- Senaru: 150 trekkers are permitted per day
- Sembalun: 150 trekkers are permitted per day
- Aikberik: 100 trekkers are allowed per day
- Timbanuh: 100 trekkers allowed per day

3. Trekking without a guide is prohibited

Trekking to Mount Rinjani through an official trekking company has become mandatory for foreign tourists given the safety aspect. Therefore, you cannot travel without a guide.

4. Online registration

It is mandatory for climbers (both local and foreign) to register online before traveling through the eRinjani application. This has been implemented to control the total number of trekkers by 500 per day. If you are a foreigner, your trekking company will register online on your behalf.

5. Pack-in, pack-out program. 

To ensure that all trash is taken from the mountains, we (and all track organizers) will appreciate the garbage you bring back with a replacement amount. This rule will be applied immediately after the climbing program is reopened to control the trash in the mountains as an effort to support sustainable eco-based tourism.

6. Revive Culture and Local Wisdom.

For the community around the national park area, the mountain is a sacred place, therefore visitors must respect common practices such as local culture or ask for prayers of salvation and blessings from local customary elders.

Breakdown of costs per person in IDR currency.
Based on 2 Days 1 Night Program
Description  Price QTY Duration Total
Food & Beverages 100,000 3 2 days 600,000
Dome Tent Rental 100,000 1 2 days 200,000
Sleeping Bags 35,000 1 2 days 70,000
Sleeping Mat 25,000 1 2 days 50,000
Tarpaulin Rental 25,000 1 2 days 50,000
Cooking Utensils 85,000 1 set 2 days 170,000
Lighting Lamps & Flashlights 50,000 1 set 1 night 50,000
Trekking Guide 275,000 1 2 days 550,000
Local Porter 225,000 1 2 days 450,000
Ticket / Admission 150,000 1 2 days 300,000
Transport (Pick up service) 450,000 1 1 unit 450,000
Transport (Drop off service) 450,000 1 1 unit 450,000
Gas for cooking 20,000 2 80,000
Total:   3,470,000     

Reasonable Or Just A Trick?

The above prices do not include travel or health insurance and tip for guide and porters.

A profit margin for the operator as a handling fee are vary between 10-20% to be added from the above figure prices.

The above price applies to private groups (not sharing). The more people joining in your group, the price will be cheaper.

 

It is really important that you chose the right trekking company as safety is extremely critical for trekking to a mountain like Rinjani

To ensure safety and comfort, it is recommended that the handling ratio: 1 guest is handled by 1 guide + 1 porter, if 2 guests should be handled by 1 guide + 2 porters. 1 mountain guide can handle up to 5 people (max).

The above prices are calculated by professionals based on current market prices for your consideration to prepare the best possible trip.

If you still find a much cheaper price offered on the web compared to the price details above, then at least you can use your logic to analyze whether what is offered is reasonable or just a trick.

 

Each operator / travel company has a different price and of course different services. Low prices will not guarantee that you will get good service.

As a result of unfair competition, most local operators violate human rights and regulations by suppressing the number of porters and forcing them to carry more than their carrying capacity. They do this because they pursue profit and prestige, sacrificing their porters as a consequence of the low prices they offer to their partners and only that way they can cover costs.

The slide photo below shows how the porters work to transport goods while on the mountain, set up tents, then cook and prepare food, fruit and snacks for you. Each porter must carry 20-25 kilos (max), due to the difficulty level during the trip.

With these additional notes, we hope that visitors can be wiser in choosing trekking operators and the prices offered. Choose a price that makes sense according to logic, not the cheapest.


Mt Rinjani Trekking / Hiking Packages:

Crater Rim Senaru 2D/1N  |  Advanced Summit 2D/1N