Discover the wonder of Rinjani Trekking 4D/3N
Day 1. Hotel – Senaru – Post 3/Pelawangan 1
Drive down early morning to Senaru for a registration at Rinjani trekking center. Then we arrange national park entry tickets. Afterwards, the RTC staff explains the route details, local tradition, what you might see, and lists rubbish management and safety procedure. The first hours of Rinjani trekking adventure is to climb steeply through thick tropical forests which is rich of flora, birds life, and a variety of butterflies. Besides, you might also see orchid, and if lucky, the rare black ebony leaf monkey which is known locally as Lutung. Rest stops are taken along the way include at Post 2 Montong satas shelter (1,500 meters) and at the Batu Penyesalan stone. Depends on your preference and weather condition. Furthermore, we make a night camp either in the forest at post 3 Mondokon Lolak (2,000 meters) after about five hours trekking, or continue the ascent for another couple of hours through grassy meadows to Plawangan 1 Senaru crater rim at 2,641 meters. From the crater rim we can see an amazing views across Segara Anak lake (2,000 meters) to the summit of Mt. Rinjani. Even on a clear evening the Gili isles, Bali and Mt. Agung can be seen too. Then enjoy your dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 2. Pelawangan 1 – Crater Lake
After breakfast, walk down to the lake Segara Anak (2,000 meters) within the Rinjani crater. The trek route in this point is steep and rocky. Indeed, your guide and porters will assist and give you extra attention. Furthermore, we go down the ridge passing numerous Edelweiss plants Bunga Abadi to the crater rim camp for a well-deserved lunch. It takes two to three hours down the steep trail to the crater lake and day 2’s camp. Afterwards, we spend the rest of the day in relaxing, swimming in the lake and exploring the caves and pilgrimage hot springs, believed to have healing powers.
Day 3. Crater lake – Summit – Plawangan
Leave the lake and climb for three hours up to Plawangan Sembalun. After that the cook serve you lunch on the way. Furthermore, we take a rest and prepare yourself for an early morning three-hours hard climb to the summit (3,726 meters). Dinner and camping at Plawangan Sembalun.
Day 4. Plawangan – Sembalun – Hotel
After having breakfast, we proceed the wonder of Rinjani trekking with the gentle ascent walking amidst the pine-like Casuarinas species locally known as Cemara. We might possibly see wild pigs and the long-tail grey macaque monkeys. Rest and lunch at Post 3 Pada Balong (1,800 meters). We reach Post 2 Tengengean (1,500 meters) to enjoy the beautiful views of Mt. Rinjani summit (3,726 meters). Gentle walk continue through open grassland used as cattle grazing by local people to the Resting shelter at Post 1 Pemantauan (1,300 meters). Finally, the trek ends at Rinjani Information Center at the road head in Sembalun Lawang, where the car is waiting to transfer you to the hotel.