Fulfil a dream – climbing up the 2nd highest volcano and most famous summit in Indonesia. Mount Rinjani stands 3726 meters above sea level, but one does not need to be an experienced mountain climber to reach its peak.

To climb to the summit of Rinjani, you need to be in a fit and healthy state with a good all-round condition and strong will power. All you really need is the ambition then we are the Rinjani Base Camp a tour and travel company will do the rest for you.

Mount Rinjani Information

Mount Rinjani (Indonesian: Gunung Rinjani) is an active volcano in Indonesia on the island of Lombok. Administratively the mountain is in the Regency of North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (Indonesian: Nusa Tenggara Barat, NTB). It rises to 3,726 metres (12,224 ft), making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia.

On the top of the volcano is a 6-by-8.5-kilometre (3.7 by 5.3 mi) caldera, which is filled partially by the crater lake known as Segara Anak or Anak Laut (Child of the Sea), due to the color of its water, as blue as the sea (laut). This lake is approximately 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) above sea level and estimated to be about 200 metres (660 ft) deep; the caldera also contains hot springs. Sasak tribe and Hindu people assume the lake and the mount are sacred and some religious activities are occasionally done in the two areas. UNESCO has made Mount Rinjani Caldera a part of the Global Geoparks Network in April 2018.

After big earthquake July 2018 Mount Rinjani closed for climber and reopened on June 14th 2019 to crater rim Senaru and crater rim Sembalun, while to the top of Mount Rinjani and lake is still closed

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The adventures should explore the options of staying on the mountain for 1 nights or more with a planned trek that takes in the crater rim, down to the lake shore, the absolute summit and more. Such treks normally start in either Senaru or Sembalun however in the last couple of years some other routes have opened including the Benang Stokel, Timbanuh and Torean routes.

Senaru ascent route
This is by far the most used route as it allows the (relatively) less strenuous trek to the crater rim only. You start at an elevation of 600 m in Senaru village, normally in the late morning or early afternoon and make the 6 hour ascent to the crater rim before dark. First part of the trek is through tropical rainforest. Look and listen out for the lutung, or black monkey, swinging through the trees in the late morning. They are extremely shy, unlike for the common macaques which may gather near rest stops waiting for scraps. The route passes through POSII at 1,500 m, breaches the treeline at 2,000 m (POSIII) and then it is a bit of slog up gravel paths to the camp site just below the crater rim at 2,600 m. There is no clear path at the last section nearing crater rim, at an incline of 45 degrees. There is a POS Extra after POS 3, but it is pretty much gone, and the remaining bits have been chopped up by porters as firewood.

If that has not sapped all of your energy you can then make a very precarious descent down to shores of the crater lake and bath in the hot waters. You need some confidence to do this as it is a steep descent of 600+ m using handrails and ropes.

And then it is back to Senaru the way you came. Local guides claim going down is faster, but speed varies for individuals. Patience is vital for first timers, as it can get frustrating watching porters sail past you with their load balanced on one shoulder, clad in slippers or even walking barefoot. Descent from POS Extra to POS 3 can be slippery when weather is dry, as scree tends to give way under your feet. From POS 3 to POS 2, the descent can take 1.5 to 2 hours, as savannah grasslands fades away, and the humidity and heat from the tropical rainforest begins to set in. Useful tip: request for guides to cut out a wooden trekking pole if you did not bring a trekking pole with you. It will be extremely handy during the descent, especially when legs are aching from the strenuous climb.

There is an option to go on to Plawangan II where you overnight again before making the ascent to the absolute summit. This is not especially recommended from the Senaru side though. If you want to get to the top, the climb to Plawangan II is best made from Sambulan Lawang.

Sembalun ascent route
Starting in the morning from the Rinjani Trek Centre in the village, the climb to Plawangan II at 2,638 m will take about 8 hr via POSI (1,300 m), POSII (1,500 m) and POSIII (1,800 m). Starting altitude is1100 m, so there are no humid conditions to deal with. First half or more of the trek is literally a breeze. The trek through savannah grassland is windy and easygoing, with gentle ups and downs, and the only obstacle to look out for are the “cow pats” deposited by the villagers’ cows along the way. Rolling hills and amazing scenery help to ease the tiredness, unlike the enclosed tropical rainforest of Senaru route.

From POS 2 to POS 3, the climb is still manageable. The challenge for Sembalun route is from POS 3 to POS Extra, as the uphill gradient can be 50 degrees at times. Young children will find this section challenging as some steps are set quite far apart. Cooler weather up here may give the impression that the body does not need fluids, but do drink more to prevent altitude sickness setting in. Overnight at the campsite here and go for the summit starting at 3AM the next day. You need to be well rested as this is a stiff task – the final climb is nearly 1,100 m on difficult ground.

Tour PackageS Start Sembalun

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2D-1N Trekking Summit Rinjani

This route appeals to those short of time, climbing to Mount Rinjani Summit 3726M in Gunung Rinjani National Park. Starting and ending in Sembalun Lawang, it provides spectacular views of the Lake Segara Anak within the volcano’s crater and Best Sunrise over the summit.

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3D-2N TREKKING SUMMIT – LAKE

This program is designed specially for real trekker (advanced). Participant/s must be at good level of fitness and have several mountain climbs experiences. Not recommended for beginners. This trek start from Sembalun ends in Senaru village north of Lombok.

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4D-3N TREKKING SUMMIT – LAKE

Mount Rinjani Hike 4 Days 3 Nights is suggested for feeling more enjoyable and relaxing on the trek, the route start from East Entrance (SEMBALUN), finish at North (SENARU), includes Mt. Rinjani’s summit (3,726 m), Segara Anak Lake (crater), visit to Hot Springs.

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Trekking Mount Rinjani 3 days 2 nights to Summit and Segara Anak lake Group package, the special trekking package we design to you who love join with other people

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Mount Rinjani Honeymoon Trek Via Sembalun 5 Days 4 Nights is special trekking package for beginner or for those who want to have really relaxing time and feel more adventure on Mount Rinjani.

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Tour PackageS Start Senaru

Mount Rinjani Trekking Tour 2 Days
2D-1N Hiking Crater Rim Senaru

Rinjani Trek to Crater Rim Senaru 2 Days 1 Night is the most easiest trek on Mount Rinjani National Park. Starting and ending in Senaru, it provides spectacular views of the Lake Segara Anak within the volcano’s crater and next day return to Senaru village.

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3D-2N Trekking Lake – Summit

Trekking to Crater rim, Lake, Hot Spring and Top Rinjani the Adventure package (3 Dyas 2 Nights) package offers for advanced trekkers or for the person who has very good level of fitness. Its walk long distance of the trails each day covering forestry trail

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4D-3N TREKKING Lake – Summit

Climb Mount Rinjani to Crater Rim, Lake, Hot Spring, cave and Summit is special designed for all trekkers, beginner and advanced. The trek covering Crater rim of Senaru, Lake, hot spring, cave and summit of Mount Rinjani and walk down to Sembalun village.

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Rinjani Short Night Adventure Trekking

Rinjani Short Night Adventure Trekking for those who would like have experience night trek on Mount Rinjani without camping or overnight stay. This trek start from Senaru entrance gate trek up to crater rim 2641 m above sea level in one night.

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GROUP SHARING – 2D-1N CRATER RIM SENARU

Trekking to Crater Rim Senaru 2 days 1 night Group package, start via Senaru village to Crater Rim and the 2nd day back to the Senaru village. This program is the famous trekking package to Mount Rinjani and suitable for beginner trekkers.

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Mount Rinjani Honeymoon Trek5 Days

Mount Rinjani Honeymoon Trek 5 Days 4 Nights start at Senaru and end at Sembalun is special trekking package for beginner or for those who want to have really relaxing time and feel more adventure on Mount Rinjani National Park.

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Mount Rinjani Trek FAQ’S

When the best trekking season?

Any time throughout the dry months from April to December. The mountain is closed for hiking throughout the rainy season from January to March. At rainy the season, we provide Senaru Panorama Walk,hiking Pergasingan Hill Sembalun and other tours within Lombok island.

What is the difficulty level of the trek?

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

How long does it take to climb Rinjani?

The typical route which covers the crater rims, summit and lake takes 3D-2N to cover. The trekking durations are: Day 01 ~ 7 hrs; Day 02 ~ 12 hrs; Day 03 ~ 6 hrs. (Timings are estimated and depends on the trip package and individual trekker’s physical stamina and conditions)

When is the summit day and how is it like?

The summit day is on Day 02 of the trek. You will wake up around 2.30 am for the summit climb. It takes about 3 hrs to reach the summit (for sunrise if you can reach on time) and another 1,5 hours to descend back to the camp site.

Do the guide and porters speaks English?

Our guides are conversant in English but most porters can only understand simple English.

What is the accommodation like on Rinjani climb?

You will be sleep in hotel provided on your arrival day and on the mountain camping in a tent with sleeping bag and sleeping mat provided.

Where can i leave my extra luggage during the trek?

You can deposit them at the our office in Senaru before the trek then after the trek, the driver will drive you back to our office to collect back your luggage before your onward journey.

Is the travel insurance included in the price?

Travel insurance is included in the package price provided by Mount Rinjani National Park

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