Rinjani Trekking 4 Days 3 Nights Via Senaru | Start in Senaru village > Senaru crater rim Crater lake & hot springs > Sembalun crater rim Summit > End in Sembalun village We recommend you this tour package if you have more time and want to experience all impressions of beautiful Mt. Rinjani like hiking to the crater lake Segara Anak, bathing in hot springs and climbing the summit with a more relaxed trekking schedule. You will have additional leisure time at the crater lake and the hot springs. This tour is suitable for average and experienced hikers as well as for beginners and children with a 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 the rest of the day relaxing at the lakeside with a view on the new volcano Mt. Baru Jari and bathing in the hot springs. Your porters will build up the second campsite directly at the lake and serve you with lunch, snacks and dinner. Your journey continues the next day after lunch time with 3 hours trekking up to Sembalun crater rim where you will find the third campsite. Enjoy your 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 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.