Choose Sembalun or Senaru Ascent Route
Serious trekkers should explore the options of staying on the Rinjani mountain for 3 nights or more with a planned trek that takes in the crater rim, down to the lake shore, the absolute summit and more. Such treks normally start in either Senaru or Sembalun however in the last couple of years some other routes have opened including the Benang Stokel, Timbanuh and Torean routes.
Senaru ascent route
This is by far the most used route as it allows the (relatively) less strenuous trek to the crater rim only. You start at an elevation of 600 m in Senaru village, normally in the late morning or early afternoon and make the 6 hour ascent to the crater rim before dark. First part of the trek is through tropical rainforest. Look and listen out for the lutung, or black monkey, swinging through the trees in the late morning. They are extremely shy, unlike for the common macaques which may gather near rest stops waiting for scraps. The route passes through POSII at 1,500 m, breaches the treeline at 2,000 m (POSIII) and then it is a bit of slog up gravel paths to the camp site just below the crater rim at 2,600 m. There is no clear path at the last section nearing crater rim, at an incline of 45 degrees. There is a POS Extra after POS 3, but it is pretty much gone, and the remaining bits have been chopped up by porters as firewood.
If that has not sapped all of your energy you can then make a very precarious descent down to shores of the crater lake and bath in the hot waters. You need some confidence to do this as it is a steep descent of 600+ m using handrails and ropes. And then it is back to Senaru the way you came. Local guides claim going down is faster, but speed varies for individuals. Patience is vital for first timers, as it can get frustrating watching porters sail past you with their load balanced on one shoulder, clad in slippers or even walking barefoot. Descent from POS Extra to POS 3 can be slippery when weather is dry, as scree tends to give way under your feet. From POS 3 to POS 2, the descent can take 1.5 to 2 hours, as savannah grasslands fades away, and the humidity and heat from the tropical rainforest begins to set in. Useful tip: request for guides to cut out a wooden trekking pole if you did not bring a trekking pole with you. It will be extremely handy during the descent, especially when legs are aching from the strenuous climb. There is an option to go on to Plawangan II where you overnight again before making the ascent to the absolute summit. This is not especially recommended from the Senaru side though. If you want to get to the top, the climb to Plawangan II is best made from Sembalun.
Sembalun ascent route
Starting in the morning from the Rinjani Trek Centre in the village, the climb to Plawangan II at 2,638 m will take about 8 hr via POSI (1,300 m), POSII (1,500 m) and POSIII (1,800 m). Starting altitude is 1100 m, so there are no humid conditions to deal with. First half or more of the trek is literally a breeze. The trek through savannah grassland is windy and easygoing, with gentle ups and downs, and the only obstacle to look out for are the cow pats deposited by the villagers cows along the way. Rolling hills and amazing scenery help to ease the tiredness, unlike the enclosed tropical rainforest of Senaru route.
From POS 2 to POS 3, the climb is still manageable. The challenge for Sembalun route is from POS 3 to POS Extra, as the uphill gradient can be 50 degrees at times. Young children will find this section challenging as some steps are set quite far apart. Cooler weather up here may give the impression that the body does not need fluids, but do drink more to prevent altitude sickness setting in. Strangely, there is a guy selling cold drinks for those who crave it. Overnight at the campsite here and go for the summit starting at 3 AM the next day. You need to be well rested as this is a stiff task, the final climb is nearly 1,100 m on difficult ground
- Garuda, Merpati, Air Asia , Malaysia Airlines and Lion Air all have regular flights to Lombok from Jakarta, Denpasar, Surabaya and Kuala Lumpur.
- Silk Air has regular flights direct from Singapore to Mataram.
- Merpati fly five times a day from Denpasar to Mataram as well Merpati offers regular services from Denpasar to Bima.
- Trans Nusa Air Service flying between Denpasar to Mataram every day, as well as connections to many other Indonesian destinations.
- Batavia Air is a new airline flying daily between Surabaya and Mataram every day and has connecting flights to many other Indonesia destinations.
Take a car or bus from Denpasar to Padangbai and from there by ferry to Lembar in Lombok. To travel on to Sumbawa head eastwards to Kayangan (Labuan Lombok) and catch the ferry to Poto Tano. Passengers can travel to Sumbawa from the east by ferry via Labuhan Bajo (Flores) and Sape. Public transport and air conditioned coaches depart regularly from these terminals.
Drive-on ferries operate regularly from Padangbai in Bali to Lembar in Lombok. From Labuhan Bajo in Flores to Sapi in East Sumbawa.
Boat or Ferry Options :
- Pelni, the regional coastal shipping line, has some ships that ply between the islands and provinces, completing a ring route including Lembar and Bima.
- Fast boats serve from Benoa/Serangan/Padang Bay to Gili Islands and Lombok and you can visit their website at :
If you book the Mount Rinjani trekking package with us, we will pick you up at any arrival place or location within Lombok island then transfer you to your hotel in Sembalun village.
Before come trekking to Mount Rinjani you should prepare :
- Day pack
- Torch or head lamp
- trekking shoes
- Glove, extra socks and beanie hat.
- Insect repellent
- Sun block/lotion, hat/cap, sun glasses
- Spray for muscle/balm
- Camera, Handy cam (Manual or Digital)
- Small towel
- 2/3 pieces of T-Shirts
- Long trek pants/wind proof
- Windproof Jacket
- 2 pieces of shorts
- Trekking stick (optional)
- Sandals (optional)
- Swimming Suite (optional)
- Binocular (optional)
- Extra trail snack (we supply fruits,biscuits )
Contact us if you need help to provided the trekking gears above.
Gili Kondo Trip is a small island located in the Sambelia District, 50 km north of Selong. It can be reached from the Sambelia Transat coast by boat in about 25 minutes, or from the port of Pelabuhan Lombok Kayangan in about 45 minutes. Although the beach at Transat is a black sand beach, at Gili Kondo and some of the surrounding islands the beaches are beautiful white sand with unspoiled views and tranquil waters.
In this virtually uninhabited island, we can enjoy the underwater world with activities such as snorkeling, fishing and swimming. In addition to Gili Kondo there are some other small islands around that are lovely ‘untouched’ tourist destinations, you can choose to stay at Gili and explore the islands for longer or go just for a day trip. At Gili we can set up camp and you can enjoy the beautiful night with the waves lapping and the glow of the campfire. You might even be able to enjoy grilled fish for dinner if you have been fishing! Sleeping overnight in tents on the island provides an amazing memorable experience.
Gili Kondo Programs:
1. 1 Day trip.
Explore the Gili and some small islands by boat, walk on the beach and snorkeling..
Included: Boat, guide, transport, snorkeling equipment, lunch, mineral water
2. 2 Days 1 Night
Camping in tent, explore Gili, and other small islands by boat, snorkeling, fishing etc.
Included: Boat, guide and transport, tent, mattress, sleeping bag, meals, mineral water, fruit, snorkeling and fishing equipment.
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You will find all these natural waterfalls at the end of the climb Rinjani mountain adjacent to Senaru village. After trekking mount Rinjani visit to Sindang Gila waterfall and Tiu Kelep waterfalls, two waterfalls is located in Senaru Village, the area of the National Park of Mount Rinjani.
The second waterfall location adjacent to each other. Every day especially on weekends many tourists who visit these attractions. From the ticket sales counter, visitors must enter on foot down the hundreds of stairs to visit the waterfall Sindang Gila.
The origin of the name Sindang Gila i.e. when there is a lion or crazy in the local language is called Sindang Gila create disorders in villages. The citizens of rollicking chasing Lions until into the Woods until they finally found the waterfall. At first glance these two-storey waterfall. However, if we observe carefully, gust indirect water plunging down but rather a bit is stuck on a cliff that is somewhat indented like forming a pool of temporary shelter.
The tourists are usually directly in the body itself so felt a gust of fresh water from the waterfall at its source Lake Segara Anak of Mount Rinjani. Not far from the waterfall Sindang Gila, there is a waterfall that is not less beautiful Waterfall, IE: Tiu Kelep.
Journey to the waterfall takes about 40 minutes walk from the waterfall Sindang Gila. The tourists have to down the stairs, past the trail follow the flow irrigation, crossed the river the Rocky then proceeded across the footpath on the right left leafy trees.
When compared to the Waterfall, Waterfall Sindang Gila Tiu Kelep nicer and bigger its gust. There are myths surrounding communities, the water in the vicinity of the Tiu Kelep can make someone younger would be one year of age in fact. Once satisfied to enjoy the charm of the two waterfalls which are located at the foot of Mount Rinjani, tourists can try a more exciting challenge.
On the side of the bridge there are irrigation water tunnel. A glimpse of the tunnel, the challenge is down the tunnel with water flow quite profusely. If not careful, the water will push our body. If not satisfied, you can return the tunnel down the opposite direction. Flatten down the tunnel against the heavy water flow. Tiu Kelep waterfall at Senaru Sindang Gila waterfall Tiu Kelep Waterfall Tiu Kelep Waterfall video Tiu Kelep Waterfall Tiu Kelep Waterfall
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Two days one night, incredible experience over Pergasingan Hill near Sembalun Village and end in the waterfall Sajang village east Lombok.
Itinerary 2D-1N Camping Pergasingan Hill :
Arrival day : Pick You up at your arrival in Lombok Island, then transfer to Sembalun drive 2-3 hours by private car. Check in Hotel in Sembalun, then meet your guide to get briefing about your trip and walk to Sembalun Village to see Weaver making hand weaving and climb Selong Hill for warming up then back to Hotel and time for your own leisure.
Day 1. We welcome you to join our two–day stroll through the rice fields, to talk with the ranchers and delight in the landscape from the high slope called Pergasingan. The perspective from 637 m over the towns and fields of Sembalun Lawang and Sembalun Bumbung is of the superb display of the old caldera of Mt. Rinjani.
The project for the walk incorporates; a clarification of the neighborhood tree species that develop at different elevations and how these are utilized by the nearby individuals for customary solutions, likewise how we can aid the neighborhood preservation gather by planting a few trees and types of orchids. We visit the area where, as indicated by legend, it was utilized by the lord to play diversions of turning tops. Your aide and watchmen will demonstrate to us generally accepted methods to play the turning top. The overnight camp territory is called Urat Batua where quite a while prior the villagers used to supplicate before beginning to chase wild deer. A profound pioneer will supplicate and offer endowments to all the parts of the gathering before the watchmen and aide introduce the tents. This is an extraordinary spot to watch the nightfall and day break likewise see the summit inclines of Mt Rinjani and inaccessible heap of Agung on Bali.
After dim we see the lights of Sembelia town and the far off port town of Labuhan Lombok. After supper we are entertained by our aide or doormen playing a resonant woodwind other than appreciating the ethereal tropical night sky from around 1,773 m above ocean level.
Day 2. After breakfast trek down through the downpour woodland to Karya sub-town, the town of Sajang for around 3 hours then see seven wells (Sumur Tujuh), go into the woods again to notice the Black Monkey (Ebony Leaf Monkey) other than heard the uproarious of a mixed bag of winged creatures furthermore different vegetation incorporates the plant for pharmaceutical for neighborhood individuals. Lunch in the backwoods and after that the walk proceeds for around 1.5 hours to the waterfall where, as indicated by legend, the lord used to bathe his stallions. There will be time to investigate and appreciate the stay at the waterfall. On the route back stroll through the group’s arrangement, the aide will clarify their traditions and customs of town life and how they help their day by day work by developing espresso, chocolate and vanilla and, contingent upon the season, you will have the chance to work along them. At that point a simple stroll to investigate the foothills of the well of lava, (Gunung) Mount Rinjani where the group have their fields that are still cultivated generally as their precursors did.
Price includes :
- Guide and Porter
- Camping equipment ( tent, sleeping bag, matrass, toilet tent ).
- 3 meals a day during the trekking day.
- Transport pick up and return.
- Accommodation 1 night before the trek in Sembalun.
- Drink and fruits.
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