Rinjani Trekking 3 Days 2 Night Via Sembalun Start in Sembalun village Sembalun crater rim Summit Crater lake & hot springs Senaru crater rim End in Senaru village We recommend you this very popular tour package if you want to experience all impressions of beautiful Mt. Rinjani like climbing the summit, hiking to the crater lake Segara Anak and bathing in hot springs in just 3 Days. This tour is suitable for experienced and average hikers but not for children or beginners unless they have a very good fitness. The ascent from the crater lake to Senaru crater rim is steep and challenging. Tour itineraryOn the first day after an early breakfast at your accommodation we will bring you to the registration at National Geopark office in Sembalun. The journey starts at open grassland of the Sembalun valley and continues for a short time through rain forest where you can see some macaques curious about the strangers passing their homeland. A few short breaks and a lunch break strengthen you for the trek through the savannah and the steep part up the Mt. Rinjani crater with wide views over the Sembalun valley. Depending on your fitness you will reach the Sembalun crater rim where your porters already built up your campsite after around 7 hours. Enjoy your well-deserved and freshly cooked dinner there while watching sunset over Mt. Rinjani. Prepare and strengthen yourself for the upcoming and very challenging hike to the summit after a short night.
You will get up at 2.30am having a small pre-breakfast. All of you equipped with flashlights your guide will lead you during the 3-hours-climb to the summit. Three steps up and two steps down again, annoyed and sleepy you will wish to be back in bed again. But that is out of question, stay patient and strong. You will make it! Your guide will be there to motivate and help you wherever he can. Once you have reached the top of Mt. Rinjani take your time to feel the inner satisfaction and pride while watching the sunrise over Mt. Rinjani‘s countryside. Hug your guide and everyone who is crossing your way. Take as many pictures as you can. In short, just enjoy it!
The way back to the campsite where you will have breakfast takes around 1,5 hours. Another 2,5 hours hike down into the crater leads you to lake Segara Anak with a view on the new volcano Mt. Baru Jari. Once you arrived you can spend your time relaxing at the lakeside and bathing in the hot springs. After lunch time your journey continues for another 3 hours trekking up to Sembalun crater rim. Be prepared for a quite challenging part of your trek. Your guide will assist you attentively on the way up. Enjoy the sunset and your well-deserved dinner at your campsite on the crater rim.
After spending the night there you will get up early to catch the sunrise with a view to Mt. Rinjani summit before having breakfast and going down to Senaru village. The descent starts at open savannah and turns into green rain forest where you can see animals like black ebony leaf monkeys and various bird species as well as a variety of tropical plants like rattan trees, orchids and pandanus trees. This last part of your 3-day-tour to Mt. Rinjani will take around 6 hours and includes short breaks as well as a longer break where your porters will serve you lunch again. Once you arrive in Senaru village we are ready to bring you to your accommodation or to your next destination on Lombok.