• Beginning the climbPassing through rolling grasslands on the very lower slopes of Mount Rinjani
  • Lower slopes... passing through the cloud lineThis is where the climbing starts to get harder.
  • Crater RimCamping here for the night.... just above the cloud line
  • Crater Rim camp siteA narrow edge... volcano caldera to one side, and the steep slope up which you climbed to the other
  • Crater LakeCrater Lake is over 200 metres deep... you can swim and fish here!
  • The final climb to the summitSteep volcanic scree and ash make the climb hard, but the summit is within sight
  • Professional mountain guides are here to helpWhen you feel that you can't make it, your mountain guide will offer encouragement and show you the way
  • Crater Lake at sunriseCamping alongside the lake is an amazing experience
  • Almost there!With sunrise coming, you can see the awesome shadow of Rinjani off into the distance
  • Baby RinjaniA new caldera is forming within Mount Rinjani... still active today!
  • Very close now!This is the hardest section of the climb... just 300 metres to go!
  • The summit of Mount RinjaniYou made it! Looking deep into the caldera of Mount Rinjani
  • Relax and take it all inThe 360 degree panorama is just beautiful
  • Rinjani CalderaYou are so high you can see clouds forming around the Crater Rim far below you
  • The edge of the craterThat ridge is what you have just walked across to get to the summit
  • Heading down for breakfastHaving made it to the summit, it is back to the Crater Rim camp site for a full breakfast
  • Crater Rim camp site off in the distanceSpectacular views back to the camp site perched on the Crater Rim of Mount Rinjani
  • Voclanic remnants of a past RinjaniThe most recent eruption of Mount Rinjani reshaped the entire caldera

After your Rinjani trek

What to do now?

So, you have completed your trek, your legs feel like rubber and you are having difficulty climbing the stairs to your room…. what now? Rather than rush home, why not spend a little time relaxing on Lombok, seeing the sights and attractions, relaxing on a beach, swimming in the ocean to stretch those muscles you didn’t know you had?

Gili Islands

Many guests combine a trek with a short break to the Gili Islands.  The Gili Islands are a small group of 3 islands just off the western coast of Lombok, and have something for everyone… Gili Trawangan - better known as the “party island”, Gili Trawangan offers an endless variety of beach bars, loud music, lots of international guests (mostly between 18 and 40 years of age), restaurants, water activities and much more.  If you want a party before going home, this is the ideal location Gili Meno - the smallest of the three islands, Gili Meno is more for romantics and those who just want to chill out, enjoy the tropical island feel, perhaps go snorkelling and enjoy a drink at one of the beach-front bars and watch a sunset Gili Air -  Gili Air is somewhere between Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno… it is much quieter than Gili Trawangan (or Gili T as it is commonly known) but certainly has plenty to do for entertainment

Senggigi tourist area

Senggigi is the main tourist resort area of Lombok.  Located on the western side of the island about 1.5 hours drive from Senaru Village near Mount Rinjani, you will find an endless variety of accommodation options from home stay, to backpackers to 5 star luxury resorts. The Senggigi “strip” had a huge variety of bars and restaurants which stretches for about 500 metres and parties late into the night.

Take a Tour

You have come all this way, so what about experiencing the culture, the people, the history. It seems that everyone on Lombok has an “uncle who will give you best tour and best price”.  Avoid street touts, ticket sellers, beach sellers, etc.  They have no interest in how good your tour is going to be… they just want to make a sale.  Only use professional tour operators so you know there won’t be any additional charges at the end of the day, and they actually know where they are going.  Taxi?  Unless you are going to the airport, don’t bother.  It will cost you more to use a taxi than a professional tour company!

Tour operators we recommend

We recommend only highly reputable tour businesses to provide great tours.  Tour Lombok Lombok Guided Tours Explore Lombok Tours Gili Islands Tours Lombok Private Driver
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