You Want to Climb Mount Rinjani? Here’s What It Takes

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Mount Rinjani is an active volcano that is located in Indonesia on the island of Lombok. The mountain is in the Regency of North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. It has a height of 3.726 meters, making it the second-highest volcano in Indonesia.

Trekking to the most famous and renowned mountain in Indonesia, you don’t need to be an experienced or skilled mountain climber to reach its peak. To climb to the top of Rinjani mountain, you must be in a fit and healthy condition.

Q: How high is Mount Rinjani?
It has a height of 3.726 meters, making it the second-highest volcano in Indonesia.

Q: When is the best trekking season for Mount Rinjani?
Any time throughout the dry months from April to December. The mountain is closed for hiking throughout the rainy season from January to March. During rainy the season, we provide Senaru Panorama Walk, Gili Kondo island camping – snorkeling, and hiking Pergasingan Hill Sembalun.

Q: What is the difficulty level of the trek?
Climbing Rinjani is tough, but anyone in reasonable shape should be able to manage. Porters will be provided throughout the climb but you are expected to carry your own personal daypack of fewer than 8 kilograms. Normal trekking throughout except for some scrambling towards the summit. No rock climbing or technical climbing skills are needed. Summit sunrise climb is entirely optional, climbers who would like to conserve their energy instead could choose to have a longer rest and wait for their teammates at the crater rim.

Q: How long does it take to climb Rinjani?
The typical route which covers the crater rims, summit, and the lake takes 3D-2N to cover. The trekking durations are Day 01 ~ 7 hrs; Day 02 ~ 12 hrs; Day 03 ~ 6 hrs. (Timings are estimated and depends on the trip package and individual trekker’s physical stamina and conditions)

Q: When is the summit day and how is it like?
The summit day is on Day 02 of the trek. You will wake up around 2.30 am for the summit climb. It takes about 3 hrs to reach the summit (for sunrise if you can reach on time) and another 1,5 hours to descend back to the campsite.

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