Rinjani Trekking Update

Last updated: March, 2024  Cost & Budget  |  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. 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.

The Closure of Mt Rinjani National Park

Starting from January 1st to March 30th every year (for 3 months), the Mount Rinjani National Park closes or temporarily stops the climbing program to Mount Rinjani. This is done to coincide with the peak of the rainy season throughout Indonesia and provides balance to nature to grow (flora and fauna) along the route and minimizes the risks that can befall climbers due to extreme weather.

What's New on Mt Rinjani Trek?

1. Torean via Propok; an alternative route that is often used by local residents for pilgrimage purposes

The Torean route is located in a valley between 2 walls of a giant ancient crater which is the former flow from the eruption of Mount Samalas or Old Mount Rinjani in 1257.

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 e-Rinjani 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
Meals / Logistics (for guest and local guide + porters) 100,000 3 ppl 2 days 600,000
Dome Tent Rental for guest 100,000 1 unit 2 days 200,000
Sleeping Bags 35,000   2 days 70,000
Sleeping Mat 25,000   2 days 50,000
Tarpaulin Rental (for guide and porters) 50,000 1 set 2 days 100,000
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 ppl 2 days 550,000
Local Porter 225,000 1 ppl 2 days 450,000
Ticket / Admission (Overseas Visitors) 150,000 1 / pax 2 days 300,000
Transport (Pick up / drop off service) 400,000 1 unit 2 ways 800,000
Transport for local guide + porters 150,000 1 2 ways 300,000
Gas for cooking 20,000 2 days 80,000
Rubbish handling 50,000 1 2 days 100,000

Estimated Total Net Cost:   IDR 3,820,000

Subject to add 10% - 20% for agent's commission/reseller

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