The Mighty Mount Rinjani Volcanoe Trekking adventure !
The mighty Rinjani mountain of Gunung Rinjani is a massive 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. 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.
Day 01 : Our guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby at 05.00 AM then transfer to Sembalun approximately ± 3 Hours . Register the Rinjani Information Center (RIC) in Sembalun Lawang (1,156 m), meet your guide and arrange National Park entry tickets. Your guide gives you briefing describes the route details, local cultural traditions and what you might see, and will explain to you what is the rubbish management and safety procedures.
The trek starts from Sembalun Lawang with the gentle ascent walking through open grassland used as cattle grazing by local people. Resting at Pos 1 Pemantauan (1,300), after about three hours from Sembalun we reach Pos 2 Tengengean (1,500 m) enjoying the beautiful views of Mt. Rinjani summit (3,726 m).
After another hours ascent to Pos 3 Pada Balong (1,800 m), we start the step 3,5 climb amidst the pine-like Casuarinas species locally known as Cemara, perhaps seeing evidence of wild pigs and the long-tailed grey macaque monkeys to the camp site at Plawangan II Sembalun crater rim (2,639 m) and overnight at tent (L,D)
Day 02 : NIGHT CLIMB TO THE VERY TOP
From the shelter there allow four hours to reach the summit start early morning 03.00am leave Pelawangan for the TOP (Summit). We watched the sun rise over Sumbawa from the junction of paths, before starting the final ascent. The view from the rim is great, but it’s nothing compared with the view from the very top! From the top, you look down into the crater, which fills up with ‘cotton wool’ cloud streaming through the gap in the crater wall at the hot springs. In the distance, you look over Bali in one direction and Sumbawa in the other. And trek down to the lake up to 6 hrs around the hot spring there are several species of small water bird on the lake and the lake has been stocked with fish over the last few years, setting up camp sites at lake, time to soak your body in the spring, overnight. (B, L, D).
Day 03 After breakfast in the morning to do climb to pos III about 2000 m from sea level and continue to
Senaru and direct transfer to Senggigi Area to your next destination. (B,L)