Budget Friendly Rinjani Trekking

Our Crater Rim Trek provides spectacular views of the sacred lake, Segara Anak, which is located within the volcano’s crater. 

Watch the the sun set over the 3 Gilis – Gili Trawangan, Gili Air & Gili Meno before disappearing behind Bali’s Mt. Agung. The next morning, marvel as the sunrises over the valley of Mt. Sanggkareyang, whilst smoke rises from the new volcano in the centre of the very lake we are trekking.

This trek is recommended for beginners, and families with children (please note that children must be 7 years old and older to be eligible to trek). This trekking option starts and finishes in Senaru. 

Treks are 2 Day and 1 Night.

Crater Rim Trek – 2D/1N

The day before your trek you will be collected by private car (let us know where you need collecting from) and transferred to your hotel in Senaru where you will meet your trekking guide and porters who will brief you on the climb, helping you to prepare for your trip.

We have two different Budget Friendly options for Rinjani Trekking:

Stay 1 Night in Senaru before the Trek
This includes 1 nights accommodation before the trek and the Rinjani climb. This option is great for those who have a bit more time and would like to stay 1 night in Senaru before the trek, starting their trekking day a bit later, it’s also great for those with a smaller budget.

Direct Trek
This doesn’t include a nights stay in a homestay before the trek, instead, you will be collected from Mataram at 5:00am or Sengiggi at 5:20am (approx.). You will arrive in Sanaru to register and begin trekking at 7:30am. Bangsal pick ups will be at 8:00am (approx.). You will arrive to register and begin your trek in Senaru at 10:00am. This option is best for those with a limited time in Lombok and smaller budget.

Day 1 – Rinjani Trekking Centre Senaru Village POS 1 – POS 2 – POS 3 – Senaru Crater Rim  

  • Begin your day with breakfast at your accommodation, you will then be picked up by your guide who will take you to register at the Rinjani Trekking Centre POS 1 (601m). The trip will begin at 7:30am – 8:00am. For 1 hour you will walk the open plains of the landscape you’ll see lots of vegetation growing – local trees such as bamboo and coffee. We will have a short break of 10 – 15 minutes before continuing through tropical jungle terrain, shading you from the sun. Along the way you will see many giant trees, and hear the sounds of wildlife, keep your eyes peeled for black and brown coloured monkeys. You’ll walk through this dense rainforest for approx. 3 hours until you reach POS 2 (1,500m). Here we will take a break, and your guide and porter will prepare soft drinks, crackers and fresh fruit for you. 
  • You’ll now need to make your way to POS 3 and this takes approx. 2 hours, along the way you will see strawberries growing. When you arrive at POS 3 (2,000m) your porter and guide will prepare your lunch and you will also get to eat fresh fruit, biscuits and take a long rest. Be careful of the naughty monkeys because sometimes they can steal your backpack if you’re not watching it. We will begin walking again for 25 minutes leaving the jungle to now walk on savanna type hill top terrain with open panoramic views. The trail gets quite steep here but there’s beautiful scenery to take your mind off it, you will be able to see Senaru village from a bird’s eye view perspective. Here we will take a short break before walking further until we reach Senaru Crater Rim (2,641m) which will take around 1 hour. Once we reach Senaru Crater Rim we will set up camp for the night and prepare dinner. 

Day 2 – Senaru Crater Rim – Senaru Village 

  • After enjoying breakfast, the sunrise, and photo taking, we will make our way down to Senaru village. This walk will take 4-6 hours and will include a break and lunch stop on the way. We will arrive at Senaru Trekking Centre at around 12:30 – 13:00 pm where a private car will be waiting to bring you to your next destination (please let us know where this will be).

Includes

  • Transport – collection and return from Lombok locations – Senggigi, Mataram, Bangsal Harbour (if coming from the Gilis).
  • 1 nights’ accommodation in Senaru before the trek (direct trek doesn’t include accommodation before the trek)
  • Trekking guide
  • Porters
  • Food and drink (whilst on the trek)
  • Tent, toilet tent, sleeping bag and mattress
  • Entrance fees & tax for the national park

Excludes

  • Food and drink (the night before the trek)
  • Head lamp/ hand torch
  • Camping chair 
  • Small backpack for your personal items
  • Trekking shoes
  • Trekking jacket
  • Long pants/trousers
    *Please note that most this can be rented upon arrival for an additional cost*
  • Airplane ticket 
  • Extra porter for your personal backpack 
  • Tips for guides and porters

Useful things to bring 

  • Torch – hand held and/or head
  • Trainers or walking boots (advisable)
  • Toiletries
  • Sun block, hat, sunglasses
  • Spray/balm for sore muscles
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Electronics power bank
  • Small towel
  • 2-3 t-shirts
  • Long trousers/ pants
  • Windproof jacket
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • Trekking poles
  • Sandals
  • Binoculars
  • Plastic bags for rubbish

Sample meal plan for trekkers

Breakfast

  • Banana pancakes
  • Omelette with toast
  • Scrambled eggs with toast
  • Fried eggs with toast
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Special fried chicken (or egg for vegetarians) with vegetables and rice
  • Special fried noodles with chicken (or egg for vegetarians) with with vegetables and crackers
  • Gado-Gado with tofu, tempe, boiled vegetables, boiled egg and rice
  • Special fried rice with chicken (or egg for vegetarians) with with vegetables and crackers
  • Dessert: Fruit – orange, apple, banana, pineapple

Dinner

  • Appetiser: Fried banana with cheese and chocolate
  • Special fried noodles with chicken (or egg for vegetarians) with with vegetables and crackers
  • Noodle soup special with boiled egg, vegetables and chicken
  • Chicken curry with vegetable and rice
  • Special fried rice with chicken (or egg for vegetarians) with with vegetables and crackers
  • Gado-Gado with tofu, tempe, boiled vegetables, boiled egg and rice
  • Snack: Popcorn

Soft Drinks

  • Water

Hot Drinks

  • Tea
  • Coffee

Sample Hotels for night before trek – Standard Package

  • Pondok indah senaru – standard room
  • Sinar rinjani cottage – standard room
  • Bale kayu – standard room
  • Pondok guru bakti – standard room

Note

We can collect from Kuta Lombok & the Airport, however, we charge an additional 150K / per person for our Budget Options.

Usually for our budget option collection from Sengiggi/ Mataram area, & Bangsal Harbour will be using 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 price low for all travellers.

Packages for Budget Friendly Rinjani Trekking

Crater Rim Trek 2D/1N - Sharing Package - Direct Trek

Includes: Transport – collection and return from Lombok locations - Senggigi, Mataram, Bangsal Harbour, trekking guide, porters, food and drink (whilst on the trek), tent, toilet tent, sleeping bag and mattress, entrance fees & tax for the national park.

Min number of people: 1

Crater Rim Trek 2D/1N - Sharing Package - Stay 1 Night

Includes: Transport – collection and return from Lombok locations - Senggigi, Mataram, Bangsal Harbour, 1 nights’ accommodation before the trek, trekking guide, porters, food and drink (whilst on the trek), tent, toilet tent, sleeping bag and mattress, entrance fees & tax for the national park.

Min number of people: 1

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