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Mount Rinjani Expedition (Crater Rim Senaru – Lake)

Duration: 3 Days

Overview

Highlights

Senaru, Crater Rim, Segara Anak Lake (crater), Caves, Hot Springs.

Type of tour: This Lombok Island tour packages will private fully organized (eco adventure, fully guided). You will accompanied by fully license and experienced English Speaking mountain guide. Individual or group departures are available upon request.

Itinerary

Pick up early at your hotel in Lombok, transfer to Rinjani Trek Centre (RTC) in Senaru (601m), meet your describes the route details, local cultural traditions, rubbish management and safety procedures.
The first hours of the trek climb steeply through thick tropical forest rich in flora, bird life and variety of butterflies. Rest stops are taken along the way, and at pos 2 Montong Satas shelter ( 1,500m ).
The night’s camp is made either in the forest at pos 3 Mondokon Lolak (2,000m) after about five hours climb from senaru, or continue the ascent for another couple of hours through grassy meadows Plawangan 1 Senaru crater rim at 2,641m, views across the lake Segara Anak (2,00m) to the summit of Mt. Rinjani. Within the crater, Mt. Baru ( 2,351m) is an active, last erupting dramatically in 1994. On a clear evening the Gili Isles, Bali and Mt. Agung can be seen to the west.

After breakfast, down to the lake Segara Anak (2,000 m) within the Rinjani crater. The trek route in this point is steep and rocky. Your guide and porters will assist and give you extra attention. Mt. Baru (2,351m) is an island in the lake and an active volcano, last erupting dramatically in 1994. Going down the ridge passing numerous Edelweiss plants Bunga Abadi to the crater rim camp for a well-deserved lunch. It takes two to three hours down the steep trail to the crater lake and day 2’s camp. The rest of the day is spent relaxing, swimming in the lake and exploring the caves and pilgrimage hot springs, believed to have healing powers.

After breakfast, leave the Lake and ascend to Senaru Crater Rim for 2,5 hours. Take some rest at the crater and than continue descend the long trail to Senaru village (601 m), through thick tropical forests rich in flora, bird life and a variety of butterflies. You might see orchid and, if lucky, the rare black ebony leaf monkey, known locally Lombok as Lutung. Rest stop are taken along the way, with village stories and local legends related by your guide. Features include the Batu Penyesalan stone and banyan tree bunut ngengkang that looks like someone standing with their legs apart. After seven hours walk from the rim, (or five hours from Pos 3 Mondokon Lolak), the trek ends at Rinjani Trek Center at the road head in Senaru, where the car is waiting to transfer you to the airport or Senggigi.

More Information

  • Return pick up & transfer with Full AC Coach
  • Entrance fee to Rinjani National Park
  • English Speaking Guide + Local porters
  • Full board meals; breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee or tea, hot chocolate, snacks, fresh fruits
  • All camping equipment; double size camping tent, mattress/airbed, sleeping bags, dinning tent, toilet, etc
  • Daily water consumption from safe drinking bottled water

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