• The edge of the craterThat ridge is what you have just walked across to get to the summit
  • 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
  • Baby RinjaniA new caldera is forming within Mount Rinjani... still active today!
  • 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
  • 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

2D 1N Crater Rim & Summit departing from Sembalun village

This trek is suitable for fit beginner / intermediate trekkers with a good fitness level.

This trek commences from Senaru Village, from where you are transferred to Sembalun Village (1 hour away) to commence your trek.  At the end of your trek at Sembalun, you are then transferred back to Senaru Village. SCHEDULE Arrival day: Guests are picked up at their preferred location on Lombok and transferred to the hotel in Senaru where they will stay overnight.  That evening, your Trek Coordinator will visit to discuss the coming day’s events and planned schedule, which allows guests to know what is required. Day 1: Wake up at 6:00am and take breakfast. After breakfast, we drive you 1 hour to Sembalun Village where the actual trekking begins. Trekking commences from Sembalun Village at around 8.00am, and starts with a gentle climb through open fields of low grass with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and of course Mount Rinjani ahead. After 2 hours of easy walking, the steepness gradually increases and the terrain becomes more undulating, small trees begin to appear on the landscape and evidence of past lava flows from the volcano appear in small creek beds.  We stop for a short rest, then continue on to the next rest point for approximately 40 minutes. Around mid-day, we stop for a rest and to take lunch which the porters have prepared in advance.  Resting alongside an ancient lava flow site, we are at the actual foot of Mount Rinjani, and the climbing is about to begin in earnest.  The steep slope requires stepping around boulders thrown out by past eruptions and as we climb further, the path becomes even steeper.  You are welcome to stop at any time and take a rest, enjoying the clouds swirling around you as you climb through the cloud line. Climbing for a further 3 hours (this is a prolonged steep climb) brings you to the rim of the volcano… the views are spectacular!  Well above the clouds and trees, it feels as if you can see forever. Day 2:  At 2.00am after a much needed sleep, your guide will wake you in preparation for the final climb to the summit of Mount Rinjani.  This early start means you can be at the summit of the volcano at sunrise! A hot drink and light breakfast, we commence the climb with an easy walk, following a steep ridge along the Crater Rim and then on to a slightly steeper winding path which takes us to the beginning of the prolonged and long volcanic scree and ash section of the climb.  The summit is within sight!  This is the most difficult section of the climb.  You are now only about 400 metres from the summit! At around 6.00am, with the growing light of sunrise appearing on the horizon, we are at the summit, waiting for the first rays of morning sunshine to strike your skin.  It is cold, but your heart is racing as the day dawns and the world appears below you.  Clouds in the distance and below you swirl around the volcano. We spend quite some time at the summit, waiting for the sunlight to shine into the actual crater of the volcano for photographs.  In the distance you can see the islands of Bali, and Sumbawa Island to the east. When you are ready, we commence the easy walk back to the camp site on the rim of the volcano.  The brightly coloured tents which mark your camp are clearly visible about 1 kilometre away.   The descent to the camp site takes about 2 hours. After a light breakfast, we collect our packs and commence the descent back to Sembalun Village where our vehicle waits to transfer us back to Senaru Village.  The descent from Crater Rim to Sembalun Village takes about 5 hours. On Completion Once you have completed your trek and returned to Senaru, you will hold a short debrief to discuss your trek with your Trek Coordinator and Mountain Guide. If you should wish to provide a small tip to the porters or mountain guide for their service, they will be very appreciative (this is certainly not compulsory) Your private transfer vehicle will then load your luggage and all possessions and transfer you to your chosen destination on Lombok. Hint:  If your next destination is the Gili Islands, we are happy to make all necessary arrangements for a private speedboat to take you there.  Simply notify us when making your trek reservation.  The cost of this boat transfer is not included in the cost of your trek. Trek package includes… 1.  Licensed and Experienced : Mountain Guide Local Porters to transport all camping equipment 2.  One night’s accommodation before the trek at Senaru Village 3.  All camping equipments: Accommodation tent Sleeping bags Bed Mattress Cooking equipment Toilet tent Pillow 4.  All meals ( 3 meals per day) 5.  National Park Gunung Rinjani entrance fee ( IDR 150.000 per person ). 6.  Transport pick up from Airport, Mataram, Senggigi and Bangsal Harbour to Senaru or Sembalun and return Optional Inclusions.. Additional Porter… If you would prefer not to carry a backpack of your personal gear, we can arrange an additional porter at the cost of US$35.00 per day for a maximum of 10kg per pack.  You must supply the pack in a form ready to be carried by the porter. Premium Service… We also offer a premium service which includes such luxuries as tables and chairs, local beer, upgraded food options to suit your tastes and dietary requirements, or any other luxury you would like.  Please enquire with us for this additional service. What you should bring with you… Day pack Torch or head lamp Trekking shoes Toiletries Insect repellent Sun block/lotion, hat/cap, sun glasses Spray for muscle/balm Camera, Handy cam (Manual or Digital) Small towel 2/3 pieces of T-Shirts Long trek pants/wind proof Wind-proof Jacket 2 pieces of shorts Trekking stick (optional) Sandals (optional) Swimming Suite (optional) Binocular (optional) Extra trail snack (we supply fruits,biscuits ) Plastic garbage bag for personal rubbish (this must be removed from the mountain)
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2D 1N Crater Rim & Summit

departing from Sembalun village

This trek is suitable for fit beginner / intermediate trekkers

with a good fitness level.

This trek commences from Senaru Village, from where you are transferred to Sembalun Village (1 hour away) to commence your trek.  At the end of your trek at Sembalun, you are then transferred back to Senaru Village. SCHEDULE Arrival day: Guests are picked up at their preferred location on Lombok and transferred to the hotel in Senaru where they will stay overnight.  That evening, your Trek Coordinator will visit to discuss the coming day’s events and planned schedule, which allows guests to know what is required. Day 1: Wake up at 6:00am and take breakfast. After breakfast, we drive you 1 hour to Sembalun Village where the actual trekking begins. Trekking commences from Sembalun Village at around 8.00am, and starts with a gentle climb through open fields of low grass with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and of course Mount Rinjani ahead. After 2 hours of easy walking, the steepness gradually increases and the terrain becomes more undulating, small trees begin to appear on the landscape and evidence of past lava flows from the volcano appear in small creek beds.  We stop for a short rest, then continue on to the next rest point for approximately 40 minutes. Around mid-day, we stop for a rest and to take lunch which the porters have prepared in advance.  Resting alongside an ancient lava flow site, we are at the actual foot of Mount Rinjani, and the climbing is about to begin in earnest.  The steep slope requires stepping around boulders thrown out by past eruptions and as we climb further, the path becomes even steeper.  You are welcome to stop at any time and take a rest, enjoying the clouds swirling around you as you climb through the cloud line. Climbing for a further 3 hours (this is a prolonged steep climb) brings you to the rim of the volcano… the views are spectacular!  Well above the clouds and trees, it feels as if you can see forever. Day 2:  At 2.00am after a much needed sleep, your guide will wake you in preparation for the final climb to the summit of Mount Rinjani.  This early start means you can be at the summit of the volcano at sunrise! A hot drink and light breakfast, we commence the climb with an easy walk, following a steep ridge along the Crater Rim and then on to a slightly steeper winding path which takes us to the beginning of the prolonged and long volcanic scree and ash section of the climb.  The summit is within sight!  This is the most difficult section of the climb.  You are now only about 400 metres from the summit! At around 6.00am, with the growing light of sunrise appearing on the horizon, we are at the summit, waiting for the first rays of morning sunshine to strike your skin.  It is cold, but your heart is racing as the day dawns and the world appears below you.  Clouds in the distance and below you swirl around the volcano. We spend quite some time at the summit, waiting for the sunlight to shine into the actual crater of the volcano for photographs.  In the distance you can see the islands of Bali, and Sumbawa Island to the east. When you are ready, we commence the easy walk back to the camp site on the rim of the volcano.  The brightly coloured tents which mark your camp are clearly visible about 1 kilometre away.   The descent to the camp site takes about 2 hours. After a light breakfast, we collect our packs and commence the descent back to Sembalun Village where our vehicle waits to transfer us back to Senaru Village.  The descent from Crater Rim to Sembalun Village takes about 5 hours. On Completion Once you have completed your trek and returned to Senaru, you will hold a short debrief to discuss your trek with your Trek Coordinator and Mountain Guide. If you should wish to provide a small tip to the porters or mountain guide for their service, they will be very appreciative (this is certainly not compulsory) Your private transfer vehicle will then load your luggage and all possessions and transfer you to your chosen destination on Lombok. Hint:  If your next destination is the Gili Islands, we are happy to make all necessary arrangements for a private speedboat to take you there.  Simply notify us when making your trek reservation.  The cost of this boat transfer is not included in the cost of your trek. Trek package includes… 1.  Licensed and Experienced : Mountain Guide Local Porters to transport all camping equipment 2.  One night’s accommodation before the trek at Senaru Village 3.  All camping equipments: Accommodation tent Sleeping bags Bed Mattress Cooking equipment Toilet tent Pillow 4.  All meals ( 3 meals per day) 5.  National Park Gunung Rinjani entrance fee ( IDR 150.000 per person ). 6.  Transport pick up from Airport, Mataram, Senggigi and Bangsal Harbour to Senaru or Sembalun and return Optional Inclusions.. Additional Porter… If you would prefer not to carry a backpack of your personal gear, we can arrange an additional porter at the cost of US$35.00 per day for a maximum of 10kg per pack.  You must supply the pack in a form ready to be carried by the porter. Premium Service… We also offer a premium service which includes such luxuries as tables and chairs, local beer, upgraded food options to suit your tastes and dietary requirements, or any other luxury you would like.  Please enquire with us for this additional service. What you should bring with you… Day pack Torch or head lamp Trekking shoes Toiletries Insect repellent Sun block/lotion, hat/cap, sun glasses Spray for muscle/balm Camera, Handy cam (Manual or Digital) Small towel 2/3 pieces of T-Shirts Long trek pants/wind proof Wind-proof Jacket 2 pieces of shorts Trekking stick (optional) Sandals (optional) Swimming Suite (optional) Binocular (optional) Extra trail snack (we supply fruits,biscuits ) Plastic garbage bag for personal rubbish (this must be removed from the mountain)
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