Fun in adventure Lombok Trekking 05D/04N
Day 1 : Arrival – Senggigi Area Hotel
Meeting service at Lombok International Airport. Then drive down to Senggigi to find hotel accommodation. You may enjoy your time at hotel.
Day 2 : Senggigi – Sembalun – Pelawangan II
We leave the hotel early morning for Rinjani Trekking Information Center located at Sembalun Lawang village for registration and National Park entry ticket arrangement. The guide will explain you the route detail, rubbish management, safety procedures, local culture & tradition, and what you might enjoy during the trek.
Lombok trekking package starts from Sembalun Lawang with the gentle ascent walking through open grassland used as cattle grazing by local people. We take a rest at post 1 Pemantauan (1,300). Afterwards we go on walking for about three hours to reach post 2 Tengengean (1,500 m) to enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Rinjani summit (3,726 m). Then continue walking up to post 3 Pada Balong (1,800 m) to reach the forest of pine-like Casuarina species which is known as Cemara tree. If we are lucky we could see the wild pigs and the long-tailed grey macaque monkeys around the camp site at Plawangan II Sembalun crater rim (2,639 m).
Day 3 : Pelawangan II – Summit – Lake
Due to it is a hard three hours trek we will start climbing the summit at 03.00 AM. Once we get on the top we enjoy proud feelings of satisfaction. We might see amazing sunrise views across the Wallace Line to Bali, Mount. Agung and Sumbawa island. After having breakfast we walk down to the crater lake (2,000 m). Within the lake we will see Mount. Baru Jari, a newly form island in the middle of the lake and it is an active volcano. The last eruption is in 1994.
We walk on the ridge passing numerous edelweiss flowers to the crater rim camp for breakfast. Afterwards we go down to the crater lake through a steep trail which take two to three hours. We can swim in the lake or explore the caves and pilgrimage hot springs. The people believed that it has a healing power. After having lunch we leave the lake and climb for two and half hours up to Plawangan 1 senaru Crater Rim (2,461 m) for the second day camp. If the weather is good we will have dinner and overnight at crater rim or another hour down to Cemara Lima.
Day 4 : Lake – Senaru – Hotel
After having breakfast we walk down on the long trail to Senaru village (601 m) through thick tropical forests rich in flora, bird life, and a variety of butterflies. We might see orchid and if we are lucky, we will also see the rare black monkey which is known as lutung. Rest stop are taken along the way. Features include the Batu Penyesalan stone and banyan tree bunut ngengkang that looks like someone standing with the legs apart. After seven hours walk from the rim, or five hours from Pos 3 Mondokon Lolak, Lombok Trekking Package ends at Rinjani Trekking Center at the road head in Senaru. Finally we drive back to the hotel.
Day 5 : Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy your last day leisure time while waiting for the guide taking you to the airport to onward the trip to next destination. End of your Lombok trekking package.