Crater Lake is over 200 metres deep... you can swim and fish here!
Passing through rolling grasslands on the very lower slopes of Mount Rinjani
This is where the climbing starts to get harder.
Camping here for the night.... just above the cloud line
A narrow edge... volcano caldera to one side, and the steep slope up which you climbed to the other
Steep volcanic scree and ash make the climb hard, but the summit is within sight
When you feel that you can't make it, your mountain guide will offer encouragement and show you the way
Camping alongside the lake is an amazing experience
With sunrise coming, you can see the awesome shadow of Rinjani off into the distance
A new caldera is forming within Mount Rinjani... still active today!
This is the hardest section of the climb... just 300 metres to go!
You made it! Looking deep into the caldera of Mount Rinjani
The 360 degree panorama is just beautiful
You are so high you can see clouds forming around the Crater Rim far below you
That ridge is what you have just walked across to get to the summit
Having made it to the summit, it is back to the Crater Rim camp site for a full breakfast
Spectacular views back to the camp site perched on the Crater Rim of Mount Rinjani
The most recent eruption of Mount Rinjani reshaped the entire caldera
How to get to Lombok for volcano treks…
There are two ways to get to your trek start point…. air and sea
Lombok has an international airport located to the south-central area of the island, so it may be possible to fly direct from your country to Lombok. Please check with the airlines to see if this applies.If you can’t fly direct to Lombok, Denpasar Airport on the nearby island of Bali has direct flights at around US$60.00 per person / each way, so this is a very cost effective way of getting to Lombok. Look for airlines such as Garuda Indonesia, Wings Air, Lion Air.All treks include the transfer from Lombok International Airport to Senaru for your first night’s accommodation (the accommodation is included too!). Your driver will be waiting for you as you exit the main terminal and will take you direct to Senaru where you can settle in to your accommodation for the night, or spend a little time exploring the village.On completion of your trek, a transfer to a Lombok destination of your choice is also included, but does not include the cost of boat transfers to locations such as the Gili Islands, Bali, etc
Fast boats operate all over Indonesia and are a cost effective way to get around between the many islands.Transfers from the island of Bali usually include a short ride in a vehicle to the boat departure point, and this is included in the cost of the boat transfer.Most boats depart from Serangan Harbour on Bali (very close to Denpasar) and travel via the Gili Islands, then stopping at Teluk Nara Harbour on Lombok. This is where your transfer vehicle will meet you for the transfer to Senaru on the day prior to your trek commencing.All treks include a transfer from your boat landing point to Senaru for your first night’s accommodation (the accommodation is included too!). Your driver will be waiting for you as you land and will take you direct to Senaru where you can settle in to your accommodation for the night, or spend a little time exploring the village.On completion of your trek, a transfer to a Lombok destination of your choice is also included, but does not include the cost of boat transfers.As many treks finish late in the day, often too late to catch local boats to the Gili Islands, we are happy to make arrangements for a private speedboat transfer to your island of choice from Teluk Nara Harbour. Please do notify us when making your booking if you require such a service.