Ring of Fire Mount Rinjani Trek (5D4N)

 

Suitable Months:

May – November

 

 

Trip Type:

This is a trekking trip Trekking

 

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The mighty mountain of Gunung Rinjani is a massive active volcano which towers over the island of Lombok. A climb to the top is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have in Indonesia. At 3,726 meters tall, Gunung Rinjani is the second highest mountain in Indonesia. It is also the third-largest volcano in Indonesia. The climb to the top may not be easy but it’s worth it, and is widely regarded as one of the best views in the country.

Part of the famous ‘ring of fire’, this mountain also holds spiritual significance for the local people. It’s thought that the name Rinjani comes from an old Javanese term for ‘God’.

Around the slopes of Rinjani there are lush forests sprinkled with waterfalls and surrounded by stunning scenery. The dramatic landscape has been created over millions of year of cone – building, violent explosions and erosion.

Within the mountain is a crescent shaped lake, the breathtaking Segara Anak which is about 6km across at its widest point. This lake of sulfur is located 600 meters below the crater rim. Rising from the waters of this lake is a new volcano, Mt. Baru, which is a result of a series of eruptions during the 1990’s. Segara Anak is a spiritual place. The Balinese come here each year and perform a ceremony called pekelan where jewelry is placed in the lake as an offering to the mountain spirit. The Wetu Telu people also regard the lake as holy and come here to pray on full moon nights.

Trekking up Mt Rinjani is a test of endurance but you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of volcanic landscapes, sulphur lakes and waterfalls and other magnificent scenery along the way. Once you’ve climbed the mountain, you can relax in the resort at Senggigi or the Gili islands.

 

Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrive at Lombok – Transfer to Senaru VillageSenaru village

  • Arrival in Lombok airport and pick up by your driver.
  • Drive for 2 hours to Senaru village where you will be staying for the night.

Meals provided: -

Stay: Pondok Senaru Lombok or similar, Senaru Village

 

Day 2: Senaru – Sembalun – Plawangan II Sembalun Crater RimPos 1 Pemantauan

  • Early breakfast and pick up from hotel at 6am then transfer to Sembalun. The drive to Sembalun will take around 40 minutes.
  • Register at the Rinjani Information Center (RIC) in Sembalun Lawang (1,156m) where you will meet your guide and porter.
  • We will start our trek from Sembalun Lawang with the gentle ascent walking through open grassland used as cattle grazing by local people.
  • Take short rest upon reach Pos 1 Pemantauan (1,300m).
  • Crater rimAfter about three hours, we will reach Pos 2 Tengengean (1,500m) where you can enjoy the beautiful views of Mt. Rinjani summit (3,726m). You will also break for lunch here.
  • After lunch and rest, it is another 1 hour ascent before reaching Pos 3 Pada Balong (1,800m).
  • After Pos 3, it is time for steep climb to the campsite. It is 3.5hrs climb amidst the pine-like Casuarinas species locally known as Cemara, to the camp site at Plawangan II Sembalun crater rim (2,639m).
  • Upon reach the campsite, you will be in time for beautiful sunset.
  • Dinner and rest and overnight at this campsite.

Sunset at crater rim
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Stay: Tent

 

 

 

Day 3: Plawangan II Sembalun Crater Rim – Summit – Segara Anak Lake – Plawangan 1 Senaru Crater RimSummit climb

  • Wake up at 2.30am and get ready for your trek to summit at 3am. Early start is necessary for the hard 3 hours ascend to the summit (3,726m) on volcanic screen. Once there, enjoy proud feelings of satisfaction and the amazing sunrise views across the Wallace Line to Bali, Mt. Agung and Sumbawa.
  • After summit, return down the ridge passing numerous edelweiss plants Bunga Abadi to the crater rim camp for a well-deserved breakfast.
  • After breakfast, we will descend to Segara Anak Lake (2,000m) within the Rinjani crater. It will take 2 to 3 hours of steep descend to the crater lake.
  • Segara Anak LakeEnjoy the lake where you can relax or swim in it or exploring the caves and pilgrimage hot springs, believed to have healing powers, while our porters prepares your lunch. Lunch by the crater lake.
  • After lunch break, leave the lake and ascend 2.5 hours to Plawangan 1 Senaru Crater Rim (2,641m).
  • This is also your campsite for the 2nd night.
  • Dinner and overnight at crater rim if weather permits or if the wind is cold, you may prefer to descend 1 hour to Cemara Lima and camp in the more sheltered forest.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Stay: Tent

 

Day 4: Plawangan 1 Senaru Crater Rim – Senaru Village – Senggigi

  • SengigiAfter breakfast, descend down the long trail to Senaru village (601m) 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 stops are taken along the way.
  • After 7 hours walk from the rim, (or 5 hours from Pos 3 Mondokon Lolak), the trek ends at Rinjani Trek Center at the road head in Senaru, where the car is waiting to transfer you to the hotel in Senggigi.
  • Check into hotel to rest your tired legs.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Stay: Hotel in Senggigi

 

Day 5: Senggigi – Transfer to AirportSengigi town

  • Rest and relax day in hotel and Senggigi town.
  • Transfer you to the airport around 4pm for your evening flight back to Singapore.

Meals provided: Breakfast

 

 

Note: Should you wish to extend the trip to spend more days in Sengigi or Gili islands, we will be able to arrange.

Note: Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants, etc., may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the tour. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort and general well-being by informing the principal agent and with their approval.

 

Tour Price

Please contact us for pricing.

** Prices quoted are for LAND TOUR only. Please refer to package exclusions for more details.

Highlights

  • Standing on top of the second highest mountain in Indonesia
  • Gorgeous sunrise sunset at crater rim
  • Swimming in crater lake
  • Get up close and personal with an active volcano
  • Relax in peaceful Senggigi town

Package Inclusions

  • 1 night accommodation based on double/twin sharing room with breakfast at Senaru village before the trek
  • 1 night accommodation based on double/twin sharing room with breakfast at Senggigi after the trek
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in 2-men camping tent during the trek
  • Pick up from any place in Lombok & drop off transfer with Full AC transport
  • English speaking guide + local porters
  • Full board meals during the trek: breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee/tea, snacks, fresh fruits
  • Entrance fee to Rinjani National Park
  • All camping equipment: 2-men camping tent, mattress, pillow, sleeping bags, toilet tent, camping chair, first aid kit etc

Package Exclusions

  • International airfare (Singapore - Lombok – Singapore) and airport tax
  • Visa fee (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (e.g. drinks, mineral water, liquors, laundry, shopping, cigarettes, telephone calls and etc.)
  • Meals not mentioned in above itinerary
  • All arrangements for trekking as pre-planned and pre-paid. In case of not completion of the trek due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due to the same has to be paid extra
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses
  • Tips or gratuities to driver/guide
  • Optional tours

Flight Recommendations

Important Note: Please note that flight information is purely for information purposes. We do recommend our customers who signed up with us to take the same flight though.

 

Singapore to Lombok:

SilkAir (MI 128) 1545hrs – 1830hrs

 

 

Lombok to Singapore:

SilkAir (MI 127) 1925hrs – 2210hrs

 

 

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