Rinjani Trekking Package to Summit and Crater Lake 3 Days 2 Nightsstart via Senaru village to crater rim Senaru, lake, hot spring, crater rim Sembalun, summit and trek down to Sembalun village.
Rinjani Trekking Package to Summit 3 Days itinerary
Following is day-by-day Rinjani trekking to summit and crater lake program.
Day 1: Start Trekking Rinjani from Senaru Village – Camping at Rim 1 Senaru
After an early breakfast we register at the Rinjani Trekking Centre in Senaru (601 m) before commencing our trek. The trail initially passes through dense tropical forest. We stop at Pos 1 and Pos 2, pausing for rest breaks and snacks. At Pos 3 (2,000 m) we stop for a longer break for lunch. After lunch we continue the trek to the crater rim. As we climb higher forest is replaced by grassland and the trail becomes increasingly steep. We camp the night at Senaru Crater Rim (2,641 m) with views of the sunset, Mount Agung in Bali and the Gili Islands, the summit of Mount Rinjani, Lake Segara Anak and Gunung Baru, the small volcanic cone within the crater.
Day 2: Descend to Crater Lake – Camping a Night at Rim 2 Sembalun
After enjoying the sunrise and breakfast we commence our descent into the crater. The trail is steep and rocky and passes through thick forest. We stop for lunch on the shore of Lake Segara Anak (2,000 m) where we can swim in the hot springs. After lunch we commence our climb out of the crater. The trail is steep and slippery in places. We camp the night at Sembalun Crater Rim (2,639 m) with amazing views of the sunset, Lake Segara Anak, the summit of Mount Rinjani and northern Lombok.
Day 3: Trekking to Rinjani Summit – Completing Program to Sembalun Village
We wake at 2:30 am for a light breakfast before commencing the challenging three hour trek to the summit (3,726 m). We arrive in time for sunrise, the best time to enjoy the spectacular views. Returning to our campsite on the crater rim we stop for a hot breakfast and a rest before commencing our descent to Sembalun. We pause for lunch at Pos 2 or 3 and arrive in Sembalun (1,156 m) in the early afternoon, from where you will be transported to your next destination.