Trekking Mount Rinjani 3 days 2 nights to the top of Rinjani and Segara Anak Lake starting from
Sembalun village to Plawangan Sembalun, peak, Lake and down to Torean village.
This program is suitable for hikers in good fitness or for those who can walk up and down hills for
an average of 8 hours per day.
We will pick you up at Lombok airport or other places on the island of Lombok, then drop you
off at your hotel in Senaru.
Wake up at 6:00 and have breakfast. After that, we will visit the Mount Rinjani National Park office in Sembalun to register. The hike starts from Sembalun village around 8:00 am. We start with a light hike through open meadows. After about 2 hours walking, we will reach Pos 1 (1300m), and 40 minutes to Pos 2 (1500m). We will continue to Pos 3 (1800m) and take a break for lunch here. After lunch and rest, we will continue our journey to Pelawangan Sembalun (2639m). It takes 3 hours due to climbing the climbing track which is uphill but safe for tourists. We stay on the edge of the crater or Plawangan Sembalun, from this place you can enjoy the view of the sunset and sunrise and the Segara Anak lake.
Wake up around 2:30 am, Before leaving you will be treated to hot drinks and light breakfast ( toast) . We will start climbing towards the summit of Rinjani at 3:00 am. The beginning of the ascent of the route is quite heavy, Karen is sandy and uphill, then after arriving at the peak of the trail, it is continued with a fairly easy but longer journey, one hour before reaching the top the path is sandy so it requires patience and strong determination to continue the journey. the sandy path makes the footsteps feel heavy plus the energy is drained because it has been walking for 2 hours from the campsite. At 6:00 am We will reach the top (3726 m) with a beautiful sunrise, and amazing views of Lombok island, Bali island, Sumbawa island and Segara Anak lake. After being satisfied with taking pictures by capturing amazing natural portraits, we will go down to Plawangan Sembalun and it will take about 2 hours, rest and have breakfast here. Then we will continue down to Segara Anak Lake for 3 hours. Kitai stopped by the lake to rest. Here we can enjoy the view of the lake, and swim in the lake. Soaking in hot springs can relieve your travel aches and pains and is widely recognized for its natural healing powers. The porters will prepare lunch for us. After lunch, we will rest until dinnertime, then sleep in a tent by the lake.
After breakfast, we will leave Segara Anak lake to go down to Torean village via river, forest waterfall. After a 4 hour journey, we take a break for lunch, then continue our journey to Torean. Arriving at Torean village the car will already be waiting to take you to your next destination.
Climbing Rinjani is tough; but anyone in reasonable shape should be able to manage. Porters will be provided throughout the climb but you are expected to carry your own personal daypack of less than 8 kilograms. Normal trekking throughout except for some scrambling towards the summit. No rock climbing or technical climbing skills are needed. Summit sunrise climb is entirely optional, climbers who would like to conserve their energy instead could choose to have a longer rest and wait for their teammates at the crater rim..
Any time during the dry months from April to November. The mountain is closed for hiking during the rainy season from December to March.
The typical route which covers the crater rims, summit and lake takes 3D2N to cover. The trekking durations are: Day 01 ~ 8 hrs; Day 02 ~ 11 hrs; Day 03 ~ 10 hrs. (Timings are estimated and depends on the individual trekker’s physical stamina and conditions
The summit day is on Day 02 of the trek. You will wake up around 2-3am for the summit climb. It takes about 3-4 hrs to reach the summit (for sunrise if you can reach on time) and another 3 hours to descend back to the camp site. If you do not wish to attempt the summit climb, you may stay at the camp site to wait for the summiteers to return.
The temperature in the day is around 15 – 25 degree Celsius at and below the rims. At night, the temperature at the Rim is usually below 10 degree Celsius. At times, it can be near freezing especially towards the summit.
A quick dry synthetic material shirt (can be either short or long sleeve) as the base layer, a good quality fleece jacket/woollen pull-over as the middle later and a thick wind proof jacket as the outer layer. A waterproof and windproof trekking pants is desirable and a pair of woollen gloves, beanie and scarf for additional cold protection.