The expedition will attempt the Rinjani summit from inside the calderas, up to the final summit ridge that is used today. We will approach this side of the mountain. we will head to Segara Anak and then use rubber boat to transport us to the shores of our first base camp. This camp will be used to explore the base of the active volcano, Gunung Baru, and then ultimately climb its 500m slope to its rim
Our staff or your tour guide will pick you up at hotel lobby at 06.00 AM then transfer to Senaru. Register at the Rinjani trek center (RTC) in Senaru (601m) early in the morning, meet your guide and arrange national park entry tickets. The RTC staff briefing explains the route details, local cultural traditions and what you might see, and lists rubbish management and safety procedures.
The first hours of the trek climb steeply through thick tropical forests rice 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, and at Pos 2 Montong satas shelter (1,500m). Village stories and local legends are related by your guide.
Features include the banyan tree Bunut Ngengkang that looks like someone standing with their legs apart, and the Batu Penyesalan or stone of regret. It is depend on the condition of your body and the weather, the night’s camp is made either in the forest at pos 3 Mondokon Lolak (2,000m) after about five hours climb from Senaru, or continue the ascent for another couple of hours through grassy meadows (savannah) to reach to the Plawangan 1 Senaru crater rim at 2,641m and then from the crater rim, you will have a chance to view across the lake Segara Anak (2,000m) to the summit of Mount Rinjani. If the weather is good enough in the evening time, the Gili isles and Mount Agung in the Bali Island which is located on the west coast can be seen from this place and on this date you will do camping for overnight and having dinner which will be provided by our staff & a porter
After having breakfast, we will go down to the lake Segara Anak (2,000 m) within the Rinjani crater. The trek route for this point is steep and rocky. Your tour guide and porter will assist and give you extra attention. Mount Baru (2,351m) is an island in the lake and an active volcano which last erupting dramatically in 1994. Going down of the slope to reach to the camp on the rim of crater for lunch and on this route, we will pass numerous of Edelweiss plants or it is well-known by local people with Bunga Abadi . It takes two to three hours for going down the steep trail to the reach to the lake of crater for camping on this date. The rest of the day is spent relaxing, swimming in the lake and exploring the caves and hot springs which is believed to have healing powers by natural method
Leave the lake and climb for three hours up to Plawangan Sembalun. Lunch will be served on the way. Rest and prepare yourself three - hours hard climb to the summit (3,726 m) in the early morning. Dinner - Camp (Stay overnight) at Plawangan Sembalun.
After a well prepared breakfast, with the gentle ascent walking amidst the pine-like Casuarinas species locally known as Cemara, perhaps seeing evidence of wild pigs and the long-tailed Grey macaque monkeys. Resting at Post 3 Pada Balong (1,800 m), enjoy a lunch break here. We reach Post 2 Tengengean (1,500 m) to enjoy the beautiful views of Mt. Rinjani summit (3,726 m). Gentle walk continue through open grassland used as cattle grazing by local people to the Resting shelter at Post 1 Pemantauan (1,300). The trek ends at Rinjani Information Center at the road head in Sembalun Lawang, where the car is waiting to transfer you to the airport or Senggigi.
Trekking price is included:
~ Transportation from Hotel in Lombok & back to Hotel in Lombok or Airport
~ Certificate of trekking, food & beverages (three times A day during the trekking program)
~ Equipment for trekking, such as: Tent, sleeping bags, cook gear, mattress, emergency Lamp
~ Porter, tour guide & entrance ticket for national park
Trekking price is NOT included:
~ Tipping for guide and porter
~ Meals before and after trekking program
~ Flight ticket International and domestic
~ Helicopter for accident, other personal expenses & other optional tour program during the trekking
Personal packing: you are required your own personal packing, such as:
– Lotion for sun block, mosquito repellent, hat / cap. sunglasses
– Camera, handy cam, extra roll film for manual camera with fully charged battery for digital camera
– Small towel, 2 - 4pcs of T-shirt, Long trek pants/ windproof, jacket and rain coat
– 2pcs of short, Trek stick & Torch/ flashlight