Trek to the summit of Mt Rinjani on this 2 day small group, guided hike from Senaru village. Mt Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia and is still active. You will have amazing views of glistening sunrises and sunsets, you may even see the Milky Way on a clear evening.
You will trek up to the Sembalun Crater Rim on day 1 and then up to the summit on day 2 before your descent back down to the bottom.This trek is for experienced trekkers or for people with excellent fitness levels who are able to hike up and down for an average of 8.5 hours per day.
Upon arrival you will be picked up from Lombok Airport or your local Lombok accommodation, you will then be transferred to your hotel for your first night’s accommodation in Senaru or Sembalun. You will then be given a briefing for your 2 day trek by your professional guide.
Day 1: Sembalun (1100m) – Sembalun Crater Rim (2639m)
Wake up at 7:00am and have breakfast before registering at the Rinjani information center. Your trek starts from Sembalun village at 8:00am. Beginning with a gentle ascent through open grassland. After around 2 hours of walking you will reach position one (1300m), after another 40 mins you will be at position two (1500m). You will continue walking to position three (1800m) and have lunch here.
After lunch and a rest, you will head to Sembalun crater rim (2639m). It takes 3 hours including a prolonged steep climb. Camp at the Crater Rim for the night and enjoy the amazing views of the sunset, sunrise and maybe even the Milky Way.
Day 2: Sembalun Crater Rim (2639m) – Summit 3.726 m – Sembalun village.
You will be woken up around 2:00am with hot drinks and a light breakfast before you start climbing to the Rinjani Summit at 3:00am. Beginning with a moderate climb, followed by a fairly easy but longer walk. The final approach to the summit involves a steep climb over loose volcanic scree before reaching the summit at 6.00am to enjoy excellent panorama views of Lombok Island, Bali, Sumbawa Island and Segara Anak Lake.
You will descend into the Sembalun crater rim in approximately 2 hours and have breakfast there before continuing down to the Sembalun Village which will take around 5 hours to reach. Upon arrival at the Senaru Village you will be transported to the airport or your accommodation.