• Crater Rim camp site off in the distanceSpectacular views back to the camp site perched on the Crater Rim of Mount Rinjani
  • 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
  • Voclanic remnants of a past RinjaniThe most recent eruption of Mount Rinjani reshaped the entire caldera

5D 4N Crater Lake, Rim & Summit from Senaru to Sembalun Village

This trek is suitable for beginner climbers with good fitness levels.

This trek commences form Senaru Village, and includes a night at Senaru Crater rim, a night at Crater Lake, an overnight camp at Sembalun Crater Rim, and the summit of Mount Rinjani, ending at Sembalun Village.  A very comprehensive trek taking in all of the highlights of Mount Rinjani! SCHEDULE Arrival day:  Guests are picked up at their preferred location on Lombok and transferred to the hotel in Senaru where they will stay overnight.  That evening, your Trek Coordinator will visit to discuss the coming day’s events and planned schedule, which allows guests to know what is required. Day1:  Wake up at 6:30 am and take a light breakfast. After that, we’ll walk for 10 minutes to the Rinjani Trek Centre Senaru to register our trek. Trekking Rinjani starts from the Rinjani Trek Centre at Senaru around 08:00, starting with a walk through dense tropical forest rich in flora, bird life and variety of butterflies, monkeys and a wide variety of other native species. We stop for a rest at Post 2 ‘Montong Satas’ shelter (1,500 metres above sea level) for a cup of tea with some biscuits, before continuing the climb for a further 2 hours Post 3 ‘Mondokan Lolak’ (2,000 m) for a break and lunch.  From here, the views across the lower regions of Mount Rinjani are beautiful as you view down into Sembalun Valley to the east… Rinjani looms large ahead of you. When we have rested and eaten lunch, which has been prepared for you by your porters, we continue walking up the steeper slope for 2 hours to Senaru Crater Rim (2641m).  Senaru crater offers the most spectacular views. We will enjoy an incredible sunset over Mount Agung volcano on the island of Bali and the smoke from the new volcano on the edge of the lake in the Mount Rinjani caldera.  We camp here for the night. Day2:  After breakfast we will continue the trip down to the lake and hot water springs. The trek down to the lake is quite steep and somewhat slippery, and it takes 2.5 hours before we stop on the actual lake shore where the blue waters of the lake are very inviting.  Your porters will establish camp here and begin preparing your lunch which you eat on the waters edge.  Here we can enjoy the view of the lake, perhaps take a swim or bath in the hot waters of the hot spring, which soothe away the aches in your muscles. Spend the afternoon exploring the area, and just before sunset, enjoy the unique sensation of camping inside a volcano.  Dinner is eaten on the shore of the lake. Day3:  We’ll leave the lake after lunch and climb up to the Sembalun crater rim (2639m) for 2.5 hours, where we will camp the night right on the very edge of the  crater rim. We can enjoy the awesome views of sunrise and sunset. On a clear night, we will be able to see the Milky Way stars like you will never have seen them before.  With no lights from towns or cities, the stars are super bright! Day4:  At 2.00am, your guide will wake you in preparation for the final climb to the summit of Mount Rinjani.  This early start means you can be at the summit of the volcano at sunrise! A hot drink and light breakfast, we commence the climb with an easy walk, following a steep ridge along the Crater Rim and then on to a slightly steeper winding path which takes us to the beginning of the prolonged and long volcanic scree and ash section of the climb.  The summit is within sight!  This is the most difficult section of the climb.  You are now only about 400 metres from the summit! At around 6.00am, with the growing light of sunrise appearing on the horizon, we are at the summit, waiting for the first rays of morning sunshine to strike your skin.  It is cold, but your heart is racing as the day dawns and the world appears below you.  Clouds in the distance and below you swirl around the volcano. We spend quite some time at the summit, waiting for the sunlight to shine into the actual crater of the volcano for photographs.  In the distance you can see the islands of Bali, and Sumbawa Island to the east. When you are ready, we commence the easy walk back to the camp site on the rim of the volcano.  The brightly coloured tents which mark your camp are clearly visible about 1 kilometre away.   The descent to the camp site takes about 2 hours. We spend the remainder of the afternoon here… a great opportunity to take photographs or simply relax. Sunset from Sembalun Crater Rim is a spectacular time, and after a hot meal cooked by the porters, we retire to our tents for the night. Day 5:  After a relaxed breakfast, we pack up the camp and the porters go ahead, gradually descending the steep north-eastern slope of Mount Rinjani, heading to Sembalun Village. The walk to Sembalun, which is all down-hill takes us down the steep slope and through the cloud-line, revealing open grassland of long grasses over 2 metres tall, ancient lava flow sites and then out into open short grassland just before reaching Sembalun Village. On arrival at Sembalun, we load into the rear of our vehicle in true trekker style and enjoy the wind in our faces for one hour as we return to Senaru village to end our trek. Trek package includes… 1.  Licensed and Experienced : Mountain Guide Local Porters to transport all camping equipment 2.  One night’s accommodation before the trek at Senaru Village 3.  All camping equipments: Accommodation tent Sleeping bags Bed Mattress Cooking equipment Toilet tent Pillow 4.  All meals ( 3 meals per day) 5.  National Park Gunung Rinjani entrance fee ( IDR 150.000 per person ). 6.  Transport pick up from Airport, Mataram, Senggigi and Bangsal Harbour to Senaru or Sembalun and return Optional Inclusions.. Additional Porter… If you would prefer not to carry a backpack of your personal gear, we can arrange an additional porter at the cost of US$35.00 per day for a maximum of 10kg per pack.  You must supply the pack in a form ready to be carried by the porter. Premium Service… We also offer a premium service which includes such luxuries as tables and chairs, local beer, upgraded food options to suit your tastes and dietary requirements, or any other luxury you would like.  Please enquire with us for this additional service. What you should bring with you… Day pack Torch or head lamp Trekking shoes Toiletries Insect repellent Sun block/lotion, hat/cap, sun glasses Spray for muscle/balm Camera, Handy cam (Manual or Digital) Small towel 2/3 pieces of T-Shirts Long trek pants/wind proof Wind-proof Jacket 2 pieces of shorts Trekking stick (optional) Sandals (optional) Swimming Suite (optional) Binoculars (optional) Extra trail snack (we supply fruits,biscuits ) Plastic garbage bag for personal rubbish (this must be removed from the mountain)
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5D 4N Crater Lake & Summit

departing from Sembalun village

This trek is suitable for beginner climbers with a good fitness

level.

This trek commences form Sembalun Village, overnight at Sembalun Crater Rim, climb to the summit of Mount Rinjani, overnight at Crater Lake, the Hot Springs and ends at Senaru Village SCHEDULE Arrival day:  Guests are picked up at their preferred location on Lombok and transferred to the hotel in Senaru where they will stay overnight.  That evening, your Trek Coordinator will visit to discuss the coming day’s events and planned schedule, which allows guests to know what is required. Day 1: Wake at 6:00am and take breakfast at your accommodation. After breakfast, meet with your trek group and drive to Sembalun Village (1 hour away) where we will register our trek group at the Rinjani Information Centre. The trekking commences from Sembalun Village around 8:00am. We begin with a gentle ascent through open grassland, and after about 2 hours walking, we’ll reach Post 1 (1300 metres above sea- level), where we will take a break.  A further 40 minute walk brings us to Post 2 (1500m) where we again rest to regain our strength.  From here, the slope increases and the long grasses through which we have been walking begin to thin as climb higher and higher. We will continue walking to Post 3 (1800m) where we will have lunch which has been prepared by the porters who have travelled on ahead so that our meal may be ready shortly after we arrive. After lunch and rest, we’ll continue up to Sembalun Crater rim (2639m). It takes 3 hours including a prolonged steep climb with steep slopes and thinning trees, until we are above the cloud line where the clouds form.  We camp this night on the small flat area on the edge of the volcano caldera, which offers incredible views into the volcano, as well as to the north and the sprawling Sembalun Valley agricultural district which is spread out below us. Day 2:  We are awakened around 2:00am under the cover of darkness with hot drinks and light breakfast to commence the climb to Rinjani Summit, leaving the camp site at 3.00am so we can arrive at the summit for sunrise. We begin with a moderate climb, followed by a fairly easy but longer walk. The final approach to the summit involves a steep climb over loose volcanic scree which is where you stamina is put to the test.  At 6:00am. we’ll reach the summit and we can celebrate our accomplishment with a beautiful sunrise, and panoramic view of Lombok island in all directions, with Bali island to the west, and Sumbawa island to the east.  Below us lies Crater Lake (known locally as Segara Anak Lake). After watching the long shadow of the volcano spread to the west as the sun rises, we’ll descend back down to Sembalun Crater Rim in 2 hours, and have breakfast there as the sun rises into the sky. Your porters will pack the camp, and we will continue our journey down into the caldera to Lake and Hot Spring. The trail down is steep and a bit slippery, as it is mostly rock, the walk taking around 2.5 hours to reach the lake edge where we will stop and establish camp. Here we can enjoy the lake view, and perhaps take a swim. The Hot Spring’s waters can soothe away your aches and pains from the trek and are widely known for their natural healing powers. Day 3:  We spend the whole day within the volcano caldera, spending time exploring the lake foreshore, swimming relaxing at the Hot Spring, or investigating the amazing caves that exist here.  If you like fishing, you can even catch fish here (these were introduced by the Indonesian government many years ago and their numbers are quite prolific).  Your porters will happily cook any fish you catch.  (Hint:  If you would like to fish here, please do bring a hand-line and suitable hooks) Day 4: Spending a relaxing morning, we pack camp and prepare to depart for Senaru Crater rim, which entails a 2.5 hour steep climb to the western side of the volcano crater. Senaru  Crater Rim offers the second most spectacular view location on the volcano (after the summit).  Your porters will establish your camp site on the edge of the Crater Rim and we will enjoy an incredible sunset over Mount Agun in Bali, with smoke from the new volcano forming in the bottom of the caldera by the lake slowly rising. Day 5: Our final day on Mt. Rinjani has a relaxed pace. After breakfast on the Crater Rim with a beautiful sunrise, we will trek down to Senaru Village through tropical forest. If we are lucky, we might see rare black monkey. It takes 5 hours of trekking down and we will take rests and lunch along the way. Trek package includes… 1.  Licensed and Experienced : Mountain Guide Local Porters to transport all camping equipment 2.  One night’s accommodation before the trek at Senaru Village 3.  All camping equipments: Accommodation tent Sleeping bags Bed Mattress Cooking equipment Toilet tent Pillow 4.  All meals ( 3 meals per day) 5.  National Park Gunung Rinjani entrance fee ( IDR 150.000 per person ). 6.  Transport pick up from Airport, Mataram, Senggigi and Bangsal Harbour to Senaru or Sembalun and return Optional Inclusions.. Additional Porter… If you would prefer not to carry a backpack of your personal gear, we can arrange an additional porter at the cost of US$35.00 per day for a maximum of 10kg per pack.  You must supply the pack in a form ready to be carried by the porter. Premium Service… We also offer a premium service which includes such luxuries as tables and chairs, local beer, upgraded food options to suit your tastes and dietary requirements, or any other luxury you would like.  Please enquire with us for this additional service. What you should bring with you… Day pack Torch or head lamp Trekking shoes Toiletries Insect repellent Sun block/lotion, hat/cap, sun glasses Spray for muscle/balm Camera, Handy cam (Manual or Digital) Small towel 2/3 pieces of T-Shirts Long trek pants/wind proof Wind-proof Jacket 2 pieces of shorts Trekking stick (optional) Sandals (optional) Swimming Suite (optional) Binoculars (optional) Extra trail snack (we supply fruits,biscuits ) Plastic garbage bag for personal rubbish (this must be removed from the mountain)
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