Towering over the beautiful island of Lombok, Mount Rinjani is Indonesia’s second highest volcanic peak. This expedition offers a unique opportunity to summit the Rinjani Volcano. We consider this expedition to be the best short adventure on the planet. It offers the adventurous awesome scenery waterfalls, rainforests, wildlife, hot springs, caves, demanding hiking, pristine lakes, interesting culture and of course a volcano all in one week.
Mount Rinjani lays within the boundaries of the Gunung Rinjani National Park, a 40,000 hectare reserve. The summit reaches a heady 3726m above sea level. The park has a rich variety of plants and animals, including the rare black Ebony leaf monkey, the long tailed grey macaque, ruda deer and porcupine as well as a variety of colour birds. The climb to the rim of the volcano is extremely hard and a reasonable level of fitness is needed, however the trek is truly rewarding.
At the end of the trek we will head to the coast, relaxing on the beach and snorkelling in the crystal blue waters.
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This expedition is led by No roads and are guided by a bi-lingual guide, porters are provided for, so are tents, sleeping bags and cooking utensils. All food is covered for on the mountain. All park fees and admission fees are also included.
Upon arrival at Lombok Airport, you will be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel in Senggigi Beach. Welcome dinner at hotel.
This tour covers northern Lombok. You will experience amazing natural sites and new culture, observing how people have lived in this region for centuries. Start your tour by going along the coastline to visit and look out at Malimbu and continue to the traditional market at Tanjung, a colorful local market with locals fruits and food. Our next stop will be the Sendang Gile waterfall, 600 meters above sea level, on the foot of Rinjani Mountain. The cool and quiet hill is a comfortable resting point. The biggest waterfall in Lombok lies 300 meters below and irrigates the land with it’s clear water. Visit Senaru Traditional Village, where mountain tribal life and the civilization of past centuries still exists. Finally, visit Bayan Old Mosque, one of the unmissable historical Islamic heritage sites in Lombok which is believed to have been built upon the Islamic people’s arrival in the 16 century.
Overnight at guest house Sembalun Lawang Village.
After breakfast, we begin our trek through open grassland to Pos II Tengengean at 1500m. After a one hour ascent, we commence our steep climb to our camp on the crater rim at Plawangan II (2639m). Walking approx 6-8 hours.
Overnight at camp.
After an early morning wakeup call at around 3am, we will begin our hike to the summit of Mount Rinjani (3726m). We leave at this time to make sure we arrive at the top before sunrise, not only to experience this spectacular sight but also to have the best chance of getting clear views. It is a 3 hour steady ascent to the summit. From the summit we will watch the spectacular sunrise with views across to Bali, Mt Agung and Sumbawa, the crater lake below, and the island of Lombok stretching far below. We return to our camp for a late breakfast and continue our descent to Lake Segara Anak within the crater rim below (2000m).Walking 6-7 hours.
Overnight at camp.
Today has been set aside for a rest day around the Lake. You will have plenty of time to spend the day exploring, relaxing, swimming in the cool waters of the lake or soaking in the hot, natural springs, believed to have healing powers.
Overnight at camp Lake Segara Anak.
After breakfast, we ascend to the crater rim at Plawangan 1 (2461m). This is a great place to enjoy the views of the lake from the other side. We then descend the long trail to Senaru Village (601m). We descend through thick tropical forests rich in flora and bird and butterfly life. On the descent, if lucky, you may spot the rare black monkey, known locally as lutung. We arrive at Senaru Village in the late afternoon and spend overnight at a local guesthouse in Senaru Village. Walking time 8-9 hours.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
This morning we drive from Senaru to Bangsal and transfer to Gili Air by boat. There is a short walk to our accommodation, then the afternoon is taken at leisure to soak in the ambiance of this lovely little island. Gili Air is one of the three coral-fringed islands located off the northwest coast of Lombok, and known collectively as the ‘Gilis’. They all have superb white sandy beaches, clear water, beautifully coloured fish and accessible snorkeling and diving.
Overnight at Resort
Today is taken at leisure on Gili Air Island, the idyllic white sand island that can easily be walked around in just a few short hours. For the active there are optional activities of diving and snorkling or you may just wish to find a cosy hammock, relax and watch local life go by.
Overnight at Resort.
Following breakfast, we finish our spectacular trip.
Transfers to Nusa Lembongan Bali by Fast Ferry and your outbound flights will be arranged or you can in fact extend your trip in Bali.
Breakfast at hotel, before continuing on for your beach extension at Tanah Lot or Kecak Dance in Uluwatu with a lovely sunset view.
Overnight at Kuta sea view Hotel.
Free at leisure on the beach or free program at Kuta Beach Bali.
Overnight in similar Hotel.
Breakfast at hotel before transferring to the airport for your flight home.
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