If you step out of your comfort zone just once in your life, let it be to climb the most spectacular volcano in Asia. We say you can do no better than join our three-day trek to the summit of Mount Rinjani in Indonesia. Let our skilled guide lead you to the peak of this magnificent 3,762 metre rock. Slip over the crater rim into the volcano's secret inner world, then wind your way to the breathtaking volcanic lake below. A plunge in the natural hot springs to soothe your weary limbs will make it all feel worthwhile.
Conquering Mt Rinjani involves...
Mt Rinjani can be climbed from two directions so this trek involve no backtracking. Expect to be pushed close to your limit. This is not technical climb, but neither is it for the fainthearted-a base level of fitness is highly recommended.
This special Redbox Gifts package includes guide, porters, food and all quality camping equipment for your 3 day/2 night trek.
Your experience Includes :
• Way and return transfer from Senggigi ( Hotel ) to Rinjani National Park
• Experienced guide and porter on trek
• All trekking equipment ( tent, sleeping bag, airbed mattress. Toilet tent and all cutlery )
• Full board meal on trek
• Unlimited water consumption on the trek
• National park entrance fee ( IDR 150.000/Person/Day)
Your experience excludes:
• Airport Tax
• Meal before and after trek
• Accommodation before and after trek
• Personal Expenses
Day 1: Senggigi – Sembalun Lawang
Our guide will pick you up at hotel lobby at 06.00 AM then transfer to Sembalun. Register the Rinjani Information Center (RIC) in Sembalun Lawang (1,156 m), meet your guide and arrange National Park entry tickets. Your guide gives you briefing describes the route details, local cultural traditions and what you might see, and explains rubbish management and safety procedures. The trek starts from Sembalun Lawang with the gentle ascent walking through open grassland used as cattle grazing by local people. Resting at Pos 1 Pemantauan (1,300), after about three hours from Sembalun we reach Pos 2 Tengengean (1,500 m) enjoying the beautiful views of Mt. Rinjani summit (3,726 m). After another hours ascent to Pos 3 Pada Balong (1,800 m), we start the step 3,5 climb amidst the pine-like Casuarinas species locally known as Cemara, perhaps seeing evidence of wild pigs and the long-tailed grey macaque monkeys to the camp site at Plawangan II Sembalun crater rim (2,639m).
Day 2: Crater Rim, Summit, Lake
At 03:00 AM starts is necessary for the hard three-hours climb to the summit (3,726 m) on volcanic screen. Once there, enjoy proud feelings of satisfaction and the amazing sunrise views across the Wallace Line to Bali, Mt. Agung and Sumbawa, after enjoying the spectacular views down to the campsite. Return down the ridge passing numerous edelweiss plants Bunga Abadi to the crater rim camp for a well-deserved breakfast. After breakfast, proceed to go down to the lake. It takes two to three hours down the steep trail to the crater lake. Enjoy the lake, swimming or exploring the caves and pilgrimage hot springs, believed to have healing powers, while our porters preparing for your lunch. After lunch break, leave the lake and climb for two and half hours up to Plawangan 1 senaru Crater Rim (2,461 m) for the day 2’s camp. Dinner and overnight at crater rim if weather permitted or another hour down to Cemara Lima.
Day 3: Crater Rim, Senaru Village, Hotel
After breakfast, descend down the long trail to Senaru village (601 m), through thick tropical forests rich in flora, bird life and a variety of butterflies. You might see orchid and, if lucky, the rare black ebony leaf monkey, known locally as lutung. Rest stop are taken along the way, with village stories and local legends related by your guide. Features include the Batu Penyesalan stone and banyan tree bunut ngengkang that looks like someone standing with their legs apart. After seven hours walk from the rim, (or five hours from Pos 3 Mondokon Lolak), the trek ends at Rinjani Trek Center at the road head in Senaru, where the car is waiting to transfer you to the airport, Senggigi or Gili Island harbor.
Suitability: This experience is high intensity and participants need a high level of fitness. It is not suitable for people who are aftaid of heights or people who don't like camping. It is not suitable for children under 12, and not advised for children under 16 unless they are physically fit and determined. All children must be accompanied by an adult. If you do not participate in regular physical activity, or have any illnesses, medical advice is recommended prior to participating.
Venue: Lombok, Indonesia.
Experience Length: The experience takes 3 days and 2 nights. However, depending on flights, you may need to spend longer in Lombok.
Booking: Please book at least four weeks in advance.
Numbers: This experience is for one person, but participants will be placed in groups of 2-4 people. Participants can form their own groups if they choose.
Spectators: Not suitable for spectators.
Weather: This experience is weather dependant and paricipants should check the best time of year to participate. Generally, taking this trip between November and March is inadvised becasue of expected rain.
What to take: Participants need to bring hiking clothes, good hiking boots, personal toiletries and medications, head torch, wet weather gear, and warm clothes for nights and summit. This experience involved altitiude and it is very cold at night. Walking poles are recommended. Porters will carry all food, water, cooking equipment, and camping equipment, but participants will need to carry their own clothing and personal items. Participants will receive guidelines (including lists of required equipment and clothing) at time of redemption.