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Join a group and embark on a 3-day, 2-night Mount Rinjani trekking adventure.
Begin the climb of Indonesia’s second highest volcano from Sembalun and continue the ascent to the summit, Segara Anak Lake for a revitalizing dip in North Lombok’s hot springs, and a journey to Plawangan Senaru before concluding in the north of Lombok at Senaru village.
Your nights will be spent in tents under starlight, ensuring a truly immersive and unforgettable experience, centred in one of natural wonders of the world.
Two Package Options:
- Direct Trek includes 4:30am collection in Lombok, transfer to Semablun to begin the trek
- Stay 1 night in Senaru before trek begins
It’s worth noting…
Direct treks are best for those short on time, while a stay 1 night before the trek is great for those who would like to go at a slower pace, check out the village of Senaru + visit Sindang Gile waterfall the day before the trek commences.
Best suited to fit and active people, beginner to advanced hikers.
Beginner hikers should check out our shorter Crater Rim Trek instead.
Itinerary 3D/2N Mt. Rinjani Trekking Package:
Crater Rim, Summit, Lake Segara Anak, Hot Spring
Arrival – Stay 1 night before the trek starts here
Beginning with collection from Mataram, Senggigi or Bangsal. Our trekking team will provide you with a transfer to our partner-hotel in Senaru.
Senaru Village serves as our base, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet your trekking guide and porters. They will give you a detailed briefing about the trekking procedure and help you prepare for your adventure. If time permits, we’ll take you to visit the beautiful Sindang Gile waterfall for a refreshing warm-up before you embark on your journey to Mount Rinjani the following day.
Day 1 – Senaru Village to Sembalun Crater Rim – Direct Trek Starts here:
Those choosing the Mt Rinjani direct trek option will be collected at approx 4.30am from hotels in Bangsal Harbour, Senggigi or Mataram. You will be transferred to Senaru/ Sembalun and arrive between 8:30-9:00am for briefing and breakfast.
Those who take the option to stay 1 night in Senaru will begin the day at 6:00 am with a breakfast at 6:30-6:40 am. We will then transfer you to begin your trek from Sembalun village, which takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. You’ll arrive in Sembalun at around 8:00 am, where you’ll complete the necessary registration at Rinjani Information Center (RIC) at 1,051 meters above sea level.
The trek starts with a journey to Pos 1 (Pemantauan) at 1,300 meters, with about 2 hours of walking. We’ll take a short 5-10 minute rest at Pos 1 before continuing to Pos 2 (Tengengean) at 1,500 meters, which takes approximately 1 hour. After a brief break at Pos 2, we’ll proceed to Pos 3 (Pada Balong) at 1,800 meters, which requires roughly 1 hour of walking. We’ll rest for 2 hours at Pos 3, where your guide and porters will prepare lunch and offer hot beverages.
Following lunch and a well-deserved rest, we’ll continue our journey to the Sembalun Crater Rim (Pelawangan Sembalun) at 2,639 meters. The trek takes about 3 hours, including a steep climb. We’ll spend the night at Sembalun Crater Rim, allowing us to enjoy breathtaking views of Segara Anak Lake, Sembalun village, the summit of Mount Rinjani, and the northern part of Lombok. You can witness the stunning sunset, if you’re lucky get a glimpse of the Milky Way and prepare for the sunrise on the next day.
Day 2 – Summit, Segara Anak Lake, and Senaru Crater Rim:
Your day starts early at 2:30 am with a light breakfast. We’ll begin our ascent to the Rinjani Summit (3,726 meters) at 3:00 am, which will take approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes.
The trek to the summit involves a moderate climb in the first stage for 120 minutes, followed by a fairly easy but lengthy trek. The final hour is steep and challenging, with loose stones making the climb demanding. From the summit, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Lombok, Bali, Sumbawa, and Segara Anak Lake. After the sunrise, we’ll descend to Sembalun Crater Rim for a hot breakfast and a break.
After sufficient rest, we’ll make our way down to the Segara Anak Lake and its soothing hot springs. Be cautious, as this descent is steep and slippery. It will take about 3 hours to reach the lake, where you’ll have lunch. The hot springs are just a 100-meter walk away, providing you the opportunity to relax and soothe your skin.
Following lunch and a well-deserved break, we’ll hike up to the Senaru Crater Rim. The trail is challenging, steep, and stony, so careful footing is essential. The trek takes about 3 hours, and you’ll reach a point with a spectacular view. Here, you can enjoy an incredible sunset over Mount Agung in Bali and observe the smoke rising from the new volcano near the lake. You’ll spend the night at this scenic spot, camping and enjoying dinner.
Day 3 – Senaru Crater Rim and Senaru Village
After breakfast, you’ll have the chance to relish the sunrise and capture the stunning lake scenery. We’ll then begin our descent to Senaru village, a journey that takes about 4-5 hours, including breaks and lunch stops along the way. You’ll arrive at Rinjani Trekking Centre office in Senaru between 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm.
Finally, our private car will transport you to your next destination, whether it’s the Gili Islands, Senggigi, Mataram, Kuta Lombok, or Lombok International Airport.
- Transport – collection and return from Lombok locations – Senggigi, Mataram, Bangsal Harbour (if coming from the Gilis).
- 1 nights’ accommodation in Senaru before the trek (if this option is selected)
- Trekking guide
- Food and drink, 3 meals per day, plus snacks, tea and coffee (whilst on the trek)
- Tent, toilet tent, sleeping bag and mattress
- Entrance fees & tax for the national park
- Food and drink (the night before the trek)
- Extra porter for your personal backpack
- Guides and Porters Tipping (recommended – you’ll soon see how hard they work!)
- Head lamp/ hand torch
- Camping chair
- Small backpack for your personal items
- Trekking shoes
- Trekking jacket
- Long pants/trousers
(Please note that much of the above can be rented upon arrival at an additional cost)
Useful things to bring:
- Torch – hand held and/or head
- Trainers or walking boots (advisable)
- Sun block, hat, sunglasses
- Spray/balm for sore muscles
- Insect repellent
- Electronics power bank
- Small towel
- 2-3 t-shirts
- Long trousers/ pants
- Windproof jacket
- 2 pairs of shorts
- Trekking poles
- Plastic bags for rubbish
- Pondok indah senaru – standard room
- Sinar rinjani cottage – standard room
- Bale kayu – standard room
- Pondok guru bakti – standard room
We can collect from Kuta Lombok, the Airport and other Lombok locations, however, we charge an additional 250K / per person.
Usually for our trekking groups, collection from Sengiggi, Mataram area & Bangsal Harbour will use different shuttle busses. On occasion, when trekking groups are small, these trips are combined which means that travellers collected from Sengiggi/ Mataram area will have a longer travel time because they will need to wait for travellers arriving on the first boat from the Gilis to arrive at Bangsal Harbour. This is done to keep the prices low for all travellers.