Mount Rinjani Trekking Information

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Mount Rinjani located on Lombok island Indonesia. Mount Rinjani is the second-highest volcano in Indonesia, rises up to 3726 meters above sea level. The island of Lombok is Dominated by Mount Rinjani! A semi-active volcano with a huge crater lake and an active volcano (Gunung Baru) inside it. Mt Rinjani is quite a tough mountain and needs an extra level of fitness to pass all of the treks.

The trekking tour usually consists of viewing the crater’s rim, lake, and summit. Depending on how many days you spend on the tour, at minimum 2 days are required to do the Rinjani tour both for beginner and expert. Look good reputation tour operator which is run the tour by themselves, own good camping gears and knows well about the volcano before booking the tour are worth, as Rinjani known as the hardest trek trail in South East Asia and weather can change suddenly. The best season to climb Rinjani from April – December.

Rinjani Volcano Trekking

Climbing high over northern Lombok is the immense Mount Rinjani, the second-highest mountain in Indonesia and one of the best treks in all of southeastern Asia. If you want incredible views, challenging trekking and awesome scenery then the Mt Rinjani trek is for you!

Mt. Rinjani is actually made up of the peak of Gunung Rinjani (3726m), which has never erupted, Danau Segara Anak, the crater lake and Mt. Baru (2351m), a much younger cone within the crater lake. Gunung Baru erupted as recently as 2016. Most of the area around Mt Rinjani was declared a national park in 1997. Over 60000 trekkers were drawn to the mystique of the mountain and challenging climbing in 20016 and positive steps have been made to direct some of the tourist dollars towards the upkeep of the park.

Thousands of Indonesians come to Mt. Rinjani every year and the pilgrimage is seen as a sacred journey and a way to pay respects to the mountain. The native Sasak people have a strong relationship with the mountain and may make several pilgrimages a year, particularly around the full moon, to bathe in the hot springs and make offerings.

The national park office stops all treks to Rinjani fo the first 3 months of the year when the tracks are often slippery and dangerous due to the wet season. Adventure Lombok runs organized treks between April and November to maximize safety and give you the best chance of experiencing good weather.

Trekkers can expect awesome views, challenging walking and a deep sense of achievement from finishing one of Indonesia’s best-kept secrets: the Mt Rinjani trek! The Best season to climb Rinjani is from April through December. Mt Rinjani National Park is closed on January – March due to heavy rain nor bad weather.

About Rinjani Trek

You will encounter steep ascents and descents on a fairly good system of tracks whilst on the trek. A good level of fitness is required. Please contact us if you would like some suggestions in relation to pre-trip training or if you are concerned about your fitness level.

All meals will be prepared by your guide and porters on open fires and fuel stoves. Your porters will exhibit superhuman strength in getting all your camping gear up the mountain and is a constant source of amazement to trekkers!

Expect traditional Indonesian style rice-based meals. The meals are excellent relative to what you might expect on a typical western style commercial trek. The staff takes great pride in their cooking skills and presentation of your meal.

Any offers to help are welcome but not expected. All your camping gear is supplied but if you want to take your own lightweight sleeping bag or sleeping mat that’s fine. This can be arranged at your pre-trip briefing in Tetebatu, Sembalun or Senaru following on tour package and trekking route you choose.

Most trekkers will carry a small pack or day pack with personal items such as clothes, toiletries and photography gear. Keep the gear to a minimum and don’t take anything up the mountain that you don’t have to! You will most likely experience hot, sunny days on your trek. Common sense rules in relation to sun care are applicable to ensure you have a good time on the route. Keeping your skin covered up and staying hydrated will stop most problems before they begin.

The Mount Rinjani Summit

One of the highlights of the trek is the guided ascent of the summit from base camp at summit campsite (2639m) to Mt. Rinjani (3726m). Any attempt at the summit will start early in the morning, around 3 AM, to take in the famous view before the cloud comes in and so there is enough time to get to the crater lake in the afternoon.

This will involve using a head torch whilst making the ascent. The last kilometer of the ascent is not for the faint-hearted and involves walking on loose scree just below the summit. The ascent of the summit is hard and extremely rewarding, however, the trek to the base camp is enough for many visitors to Rinjani and you can always discuss your fitness and expectations with your guide on Plawangan Sembalun or summit basecamp.

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  1. Ronie says:

    Dearest Colleagues
    Warm greeting from Lombok.
    Hopefully your time always nice, bright and full in happiness.
    I’m so sorry if my email have been disturb your lovely times.

    KINGS of the MOUNTAIN!
    Rinjani Footprint, recently experienced the challenging climb to the top of the Rinjani mountain and would like to salute the fantastic supports extended by porter who help tourist and visitor achieve new heights.

    Their incredible fitness allows them to climb, bare feet or with flip flops, and even sometimes run, with heavy loads of equipment and food to ensure the best comfort for visitors. When in difficulty in the last few hundred meters to the top, they patiently wait for you; when you are hungry, they cook for you; when you’re tired they prepare your camp so that you can rest.

    When you came across some groups of courageous climbers not using the support of the porter, you can be assured that their experience of the Mount Rinjani is much more demanding and somehow less enjoyable, since they do not have the comfort of climbing unloaded nor the company of truly warm and welcoming sasak people.

    Never tired and always smiling, lets salute to the Kings of the mountains
    ( they waiting for your time )

    Little bit about Lombok.
    At present Lombok is one of the nicest place in Indonesia to visit. If you, your friends or your family want to get away from traffic jams and the hustle and bustle of cities with their pollution problem, lombok is still the stress-free place for your holidays.

    The place as like: the 3 gili’s, the secret island ( gili nangu, gili gede, gili tankong etc), The fantastic and the mighty of the Rinjani mountain view, the friendly of the people around the waterfall or if you have time to cross the sumbawa island to see more about the way of life then just take coffee in dragons island ( Komodo and Rinca ) or you want to have more to the east to island of rising sun or just sightseeing around south of lombok to see the culture sun, beach and real life of lombok.

    Descriptive day to day tour itinerary, price, flight schedule, hotel/accommodation, weather condition etc, Please do not hesitate to contact us to WhatsApp +6281 7573 0415 or email rinjani.fp@gmail.com

    Thank you and look forwards your lovely time to join on our expedition.

    Sincerely yours

    Ronie
    Exp. Manager

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