RINJANI TREKKING ADVENTURE 4D/3N
Rinjani trekking highlight
The people commonly need 3 days 2 nights to climb up the peak of Mount Rinjani. This 4 days 3 nights trekking package is proposed to the visitors who want to have more and different experience during the trek. Mount Rinjani trekking starts from Senaru village and ends in Sembalun. It is different from the regular Lombok trekking package which sets out and ends vice versa. Before trekking up the summit, the visitors firstly explore the crater lake. Near by the lake there is a hot water spring where the visitors may swim to warm up the body as the air on the mountain is quite cold.
Trekking itinerary :
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, lists rubbish management, and safety procedure.
Then we start Rinjani trekking adventure by climbing steeply through tropical forest which is rich of flora, fauna, and a variety of butterflies. Besides, you might also see various species of orchids. Even, if we are lucky we could see 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.
After about five hours walking we make a night camp either in the forest at post 3 Mondokon Lolak (2,000 meters) 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 and Mount Agung of Bali can be seen too. Then enjoy your dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 2. Pelawangan 1 – Crater Lake
After breakfast, walk down to Segara Anak lake (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 which is believed to have healing powers.
Day 3. Crater lake – Summit – Plawangan
Furthermore, we leave the lake and climb for three hours up to Plawangan Sembalun. After that the cook serve you lunch on the way. Afterwards we take a rest and prepare ourselves for an early morning three-hours hard trek to the summit (3,726 meters). Dinner and camping at Plawangan Sembalun.
Day 4. Plawangan – Sembalun – Hotel
As soon as we finish breakfast, we proceed the wonder of Rinjani trekking with the gentle ascent walking amidst the pine-like Casuarinas species locally known as Cemara. You might possibly see wild pigs and the long-tail grey macaque monkeys. Afterwards, we take a rest at Post 3 Pada Balong to have lunch. We suppose to 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, we finish our Rinjani trekking program at Rinjani Information Center at the road head in Sembalun Lawang. Then we drive down to Senggigi to take a rest at your hotel.
Rinjani Trekking fare includes :
~ Transfer from Senggigi area hotel to Senaru village
~ Professional trekking guide, trekking porters, Entrance fee at Rinjani National Park
~ Full board meals as per itinerary, sleeping bag, mattress, and camping tent
~ Transfer from Sembalun village to Senggigi area hotel
Rinjani Trekking fare excludes :
~ Flashlight head, Tips for porters, trekking guide, and driver
~ Airport tax and other personal expenses