• Baby RinjaniA new caldera is forming within Mount Rinjani... still active today!
  • Beginning the climbPassing through rolling grasslands on the very lower slopes of Mount Rinjani
  • Lower slopes... passing through the cloud lineThis is where the climbing starts to get harder.
  • Crater RimCamping here for the night.... just above the cloud line
  • Crater Rim camp siteA narrow edge... volcano caldera to one side, and the steep slope up which you climbed to the other
  • Crater LakeCrater Lake is over 200 metres deep... you can swim and fish here!
  • The final climb to the summitSteep volcanic scree and ash make the climb hard, but the summit is within sight
  • Professional mountain guides are here to helpWhen you feel that you can't make it, your mountain guide will offer encouragement and show you the way
  • Crater Lake at sunriseCamping alongside the lake is an amazing experience
  • Almost there!With sunrise coming, you can see the awesome shadow of Rinjani off into the distance
  • Very close now!This is the hardest section of the climb... just 300 metres to go!
  • The summit of Mount RinjaniYou made it! Looking deep into the caldera of Mount Rinjani
  • Relax and take it all inThe 360 degree panorama is just beautiful
  • Rinjani CalderaYou are so high you can see clouds forming around the Crater Rim far below you
  • The edge of the craterThat ridge is what you have just walked across to get to the summit
  • Heading down for breakfastHaving made it to the summit, it is back to the Crater Rim camp site for a full breakfast
  • Crater Rim camp site off in the distanceSpectacular views back to the camp site perched on the Crater Rim of Mount Rinjani
  • Voclanic remnants of a past RinjaniThe most recent eruption of Mount Rinjani reshaped the entire caldera

General information

What is included in the treks?

1 nights standard accommodation at Senaru for the night prior to the trek All food (3 meals per day) while trekking All water (bottled mineral water) All camping equipment Transfers to and from the trek commencement location Any vehicle transfers required to reach the trek start point (Sembalun or Senaru Village) Porters to carry all camping and cooking equipment, and of course food A licensed mountain guide When do I need to be at the start point of the trek? You must be in Senaru the night before your trek. Your transfer to  Senaru is included in the price of the trek from locations such as the airport, boat arrival areas etc., but an additional charge applies if you need to be picked up from the very south of Lombok. This allows you to meet with your trek co-ordinator the night prior to the trek, who will discuss the coming days so you know what to expect. At this meeting he will discuss all necessary points so that you are informed of what time to be ready, make arrangements for any items you require stored during the trek (such as luggage, heavy items etc.) Secure storage is available at the trek office and can be collected on your return to Senaru.  There is no charge for this storage. How much should I carry in my pack? Sometimes, less is simply best! You know yourself how much you can carry… put it all in the back-pack, and think “can I carry this for 8 hours each day”?  If the answer is “no”, start taking less essential things out until the answer is “yes”. This sounds simple, but that 10kg backpack can get very heavy on the steep sections, and keep in mind that everything you carry into Mount Rinjani, you MUST CARRY OUT AGAIN. It is against Mount Rinjani National Park and our company policy that ANYTHING be left behind on the mountain. How fit do I need to be? While you don’t need to be a super athlete to successfully complete a trek to Rinjani, you must have a reasonable level of fitness. As a guide, if you can walk uphill for around  8 hours, you should be good to go. It is essential that you tell us if you have any medical issues that may cause problems too… you will be going into a high altitude area where altitude sickness may affect you, so issues such as asthma etc., can suddenly become very important. While not everyone climbing Mount Rinjani is super fit (we have completed treks with people in their 60’s + many times) being in reasonable condition is essential. If you are very over-weight, these treks are definitely not for you… the slopes are steep, slippery at times, and very long. What about insurance? Yes !  All guests are responsible for their own personal insurance.  It is essential that you have travel insurance to cover things such as personal injury, loss or damage of personal items, missed flights etc.  Check also that your policy covers high risk adventure trekking. It must be kept in mind that you will be entering an area where there is no medical support except from us and your fellow trekkers, so if you happen to twist an ankle or the like, the only way out is for you to be carried! More serious injuries may require an emergency evacuation which in anyone’s language is extremely expensive. The nearest helicopter is approximately 250km away and medical evacuations are extremely difficult to arrange, not to mention expensive. What is not included? All the essentials for the trek are included, but there are some things which are not… Personal items Senaru accommodation other than a standard room at our chosen supplier Boat or air transfers to Lombok for the trek Boat or air transfers on completion of your trek Transfers to the very south of Lombok such as Kuta.  (Please inform us if you do require a transfer to this area… we are happy to offer this but at an additional cost) Note:  As our treks usually finish mid-afternoon on the last day, it is not possible to take a “local boat” from any harbour to the Gili Islands as the last boat leaves at 4.30pm sharp. If you wish to arrange a transfer to the Gili Islands on completion of your trek, it is necessary to use a private speedboat from Teluk Kode or Teluk Nara harbours. We are happy to make this arrangement for you… please note that this cost is not included in the price of your trek as it is an additional cost.  Please inform us if you would like this arrangement to be made, and check with us for current pricing.
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Mount Rinjani Volcano
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Mount Rinjani volcano... Sustainable tourism practices
The lower slopes of Mount Rinjani Volcano... approaching from Sembalun village
Mount Rinjani Volcano

MOUNT RINJANI

VOLCANO TREKS

Mount Rinjani Volcano
Mount Rinjani volcano... Sustainable tourism practices

General information

What is included in the treks?

1 nights standard accommodation at Senaru for the night prior to the trek All food (3 meals per day) while trekking All water (bottled mineral water) All camping equipment Transfers to and from the trek commencement location Any vehicle transfers required to reach the trek start point (Sembalun or Senaru Village) Porters to carry all camping and cooking equipment, and of course food A licensed mountain guide When do I need to be at the start point of the trek? You must be in Senaru the night before your trek. Your transfer to  Senaru is included in the price of the trek from locations such as the airport, boat arrival areas etc., but an additional charge applies if you need to be picked up from the very south of Lombok. This allows you to meet with your trek co-ordinator the night prior to the trek, who will discuss the coming days so you know what to expect. At this meeting he will discuss all necessary points so that you are informed of what time to be ready, make arrangements for any items you require stored during the trek (such as luggage, heavy items etc.) Secure storage is available at the trek office and can be collected on your return to Senaru.  There is no charge for this storage. How much should I carry in my pack? Sometimes, less is simply best! You know yourself how much you can carry… put it all in the back- pack, and think “can I carry this for 8 hours each day”?  If the answer is “no”, start taking less essential things out until the answer is “yes”. This sounds simple, but that 10kg backpack can get very heavy on the steep sections, and keep in mind that everything you carry into Mount Rinjani, you MUST CARRY OUT AGAIN. It is against Mount Rinjani National Park and our company policy that ANYTHING be left behind on the mountain.
Summit of Mount Rinjani Volcano
How fit do I need to be? While you don’t need to be a super athlete to successfully complete a trek to Rinjani, you must have a reasonable level of fitness. As a guide, if you can walk uphill for around  8 hours, you should be good to go. It is essential that you tell us if you have any medical issues that may cause problems too… you will be going into a high altitude area where altitude sickness may affect you, so issues such as asthma etc., can suddenly become very important. While not everyone climbing Mount Rinjani is super fit (we have completed treks with people in their 60’s + many times) being in reasonable condition is essential. If you are very over-weight, these treks are definitely not for you… the slopes are steep, slippery at times, and very long. What about insurance? Yes !  All guests are responsible for their own personal insurance.  It is essential that you have travel insurance to cover things such as personal injury, loss or damage of personal items, missed flights etc.  Check also that your policy covers high risk adventure trekking. It must be kept in mind that you will be entering an area where there is no medical support except from us and your fellow trekkers, so if you happen to twist an ankle or the like, the only way out is for you to be carried! More serious injuries may require an emergency evacuation which in anyone’s language is extremely expensive. The nearest helicopter is approximately 250km away and medical evacuations are extremely difficult to arrange, not to mention expensive. What is not included? All the essentials for the trek are included, but there are some things which are not… Personal items Senaru accommodation other than a standard room at our chosen supplier Boat or air transfers to Lombok for the trek Boat or air transfers on completion of your trek Transfers to the very south of Lombok such as Kuta.  (Please inform us if you do require a transfer to the very south of Lombok… we are happy to offer this but at an additional cost) Note:  As our treks usually finish mid-afternoon on the last day, it is not possible to take a “local boat” from any harbour to the Gili Islands as the last boat leaves at 4.30pm sharp. If you wish to arrange a transfer to the Gili Islands on completion of your trek, it is necessary to use a private speedboat from Teluk Kode or Teluk Nara harbours. We are happy to make this arrangement for you… please note that this cost is not included in the price of your trek as it is an additional cost.  Please inform us if you would like this arrangement to be made, and check with us for current pricing.