Rinjani Trekking 3 Days 2 Night Via Senaru with Summit |Start in Senaru village > Senaru crater rim Crater lake & hot springs > Sembalun crater rim Summit > End in Sembalun village We recommend you this most popular tour package if you want to experience all impressions of beautiful Mt. Rinjani like hiking to the crater lake Segara Anak with bathing in hot springs and climbing the summit 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.
On the first day after an early breakfast at your accommodation and the registration at the National Geopark office with your guide the trek starts through green rain forest before it finally opens to savannah with nice views for the last 1,5 hours. On the way you will 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. A few short breaks and a lunch break strengthen you for the next stage through the jungle. Depending on your fitness you will reach the Senaru crater rim after around 7 hours where you can enjoy sunset and freshly cooked dinner at your campsite.
After spending the night there you will get up early to catch the sunrise and have breakfast before going down the steep, rocky path to lake Segara Anak for about 2,5 hours. Your guide will assist you attentively on the way. Once you arrived you can spend your time relaxing at the lakeside with a view on the new volcano Mt. Baru Jari and bathing in the hot springs. In the afternoon your journey continues for another 3 hours trekking up to Sembalun crater rim where your porters build up the second campsite. During sunset over Mt. Rinjani you will enjoy your well-deserved dinner also made by them. Prepare and strengthen yourself for the upcoming and very challenging hike to the summit next day.
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 down to the campsite where you will have your last breakfast takes around 1,5 hours. Another 6 hours descent through savannah with wide views over the Sembalun valley including a few short breaks and a lunch break will be the last part of your 3-day-tour to Mt. Rinjani. Back in Sembalun village we are ready to bring you to your accommodation in Senaru or to your next destination on Lombok. If you are looking for a more relaxed hiking experience on Mt. Rinjani we recommend you our 4 Days/3 Nights or 5 Days/4 Nights packages from Senaru or Sembalun.