Passing through rolling grasslands on the very lower slopes of Mount Rinjani
This is where the climbing starts to get harder.
Camping here for the night.... just above the cloud line
A narrow edge... volcano caldera to one side, and the steep slope up which you climbed to the other
Crater Lake is over 200 metres deep... you can swim and fish here!
Steep volcanic scree and ash make the climb hard, but the summit is within sight
When you feel that you can't make it, your mountain guide will offer encouragement and show you the way
Camping alongside the lake is an amazing experience
With sunrise coming, you can see the awesome shadow of Rinjani off into the distance
A new caldera is forming within Mount Rinjani... still active today!
This is the hardest section of the climb... just 300 metres to go!
You made it! Looking deep into the caldera of Mount Rinjani
The 360 degree panorama is just beautiful
You are so high you can see clouds forming around the Crater Rim far below you
That ridge is what you have just walked across to get to the summit
Having made it to the summit, it is back to the Crater Rim camp site for a full breakfast
Spectacular views back to the camp site perched on the Crater Rim of Mount Rinjani
The most recent eruption of Mount Rinjani reshaped the entire caldera
What to bring to Mount Rinjani?
Less is best
Only bring what you can carry! Climbing Mount Rinjani is hard work, so keeping weight to a minimum is essential.Here are our suggestions… items marked * are essential !You should keep in mind that due to the altitude of Mount Rinjani, it can get very cold, and at times it can also be windy with rain, so warm waterproof / wind-proof clothing is essential.Items marked * are considered essential•Small backpack capable of carrying all the items below *•Torch or head lamp *•Trekking shoes - choose shoes with an aggressive tread pattern *•Toiletries•Warm hat (beanie style is ideal) *•Sun block/lotion•Sunglasses *•Camera•Small towel•2/3 pieces of T-Shirts *•Long trek pants which are wind-proof *•Wind-proof / waterproof jacket *•Warm jumper / sweater *•2 pairs of shorts•Trekking stick (optional but highly recommended)•Swimming Suite (optional if you wish to swim at Crater Lake)•Extra snacks (high energy snacks are ideal) *•3 pairs of thick socks (we recommend wearing 2 pairs for the descent to protect your feet, so ensure your trekking shoes will still fit with 2 pairs of socks)
Anything that you do not wish to take on the actual trek (such as suitcases etc) can be locked up at our Senaru office awaiting your return from the trek at no charge. This is ideal for those continuing on their holiday to other Lombok locations, the Gili Islands, etc. after the trek.