TOUR CODE: TRK05 ( Rinjani Trekking 4 Days/3 Nights Top Program )
Mount Rinjani trekking 4 Days 3 Nights program is the most adventure trek program applicable for beginner and advance trekker, aged 10 - 50 years old. Participant must have a good level of fitness and ability to walk long distance. Person with mountain sickness or height phobia are not allowed to join this tour.
The trek start from Senaru village and finish in Sembalun
Early pick up from Senggigi at 5.00 am and then transfer to Senaru village (2 hour’s drive). After breakfast at 7.30 am trekking starts from the Senaru starting point ( 600 m ) The first part of trek will be a steep walk up through thick tropical forest. This is rich with flora and fauna. There is plenty of bird life, black monkeys, wild pig and, if you are lucky, wild deer. There is also a large variety of wild plants like orchid, fern, and many more wild tropical plants. After 2 hours walk the first stop is by POS 01. We have 15 minutes rest here before we continue walking up to POS 02. This takes another 2 hours walk. Here we have another 15 minutes break before we have a steeper trek to POS 03 and this takes us 2,5 hours. Here we stop for lunch. After lunch we walk up through open grassland to the crater rim (2700 m) we will arrive here at 5.30 pm in time to see the sunset over Mount Agung on Bali. We set up camp and stay overnight. Dinner is served at 7.30 pm.
After breakfast at 7.30 am we walk down to he lake side ( 2000 m ). The route is steep and rocky and you have to be careful and pay extra attention. Your guide is there to assist you. The walk going down to the lake side will take 3 hours. The path is adorned by edelweiss plants. The rest of the day is spent on the lake side relaxing, swimming in the lake or going on a pilgrimage to the hot spring (which is believed to have healing powers). Lunch is served at 13.00 pm. In the Afternoon at 15.00 pm we leave the lake side for Sembalun crater rim. This will take us 3 hours walk, and we arrive there at 18.00 pm,. We stay over night here and dinner is served at 19.30 pm.
After lunch at 14.00 pm we leave the lake side for Sembalun crater rim (3 hours walk) and arrive there at 17.00 pm. Stay over night here. Dinner is served at 19.30 pm.
Wake up and start early at 2.30 am. It takes 3 hours of hard walking to reach top of Rinjani ( 3726 m), You must be prepared for cold temperatures ( 0 degrees celcius ) and a steep sandy and rocky trek ( 55 degrees angle ). The first hour is very frustrating and you will find you slide down much of the time, but the second and third hours are a little bit easier. Once you are there, you will feel immensely proud of your achievement and have the satisfaction of amazing views of the lake and all round the mountain, the new volcano, Sumbawa Island in the east and gili and Bali Island on the west site of Lombok. Depending on the weather you may have 30 minutes here for photographs etc. After that we walk down back to the camp, have breakfast at 9.00 am and then we walk down to Sembalun village on the other side of the mountain. We will walk down through open grassland to POS 03 (this takes 2 hours) and then onto POS 02 (2.5 hours) and then to POS 01 (another 2.5 hours walk). Here we stop for lunch. After lunch we walk directly down to Sembalun village and transfer back to Senggigi or your next destination.
The package included :
- Return transfer
- Trekking gear ( tent, sleeping bag, mats, light, walking stick )
- 3 meals/ day, coffee, tea , snack
- Mineral water 3 liters/day / person
- Rinjani national park entrance fee.
WHAT TO BRING :
- 4 T-sirts
- Swim suit
- 1 long pant
- 1 short pant
- Warm jacket
- Mountain / good runner shoes
- Mosquito spray
- Sun block
WHAT TO KNOW :
- The trek route is from 40 – 55 degree angle.
- Temperature from 0 degrees Celcius – 15 degrees Celcius