Lombok Volcano or Mount Rinjani is the second highest active volcano rises to 3,726 metres (12,224 ft) in Indonesia on the island of Lombok.
On the top of the volcano is a wide caldera, which is filled partially by the crater lake known as Segara Anak which has a beautiful blue water and estimated to be about 200 metres (660 ft) deep. Religion activities are occasionally done here because the Sasak tribe and Hindu people assume the lake and the mountain Rinjani are sacred places, and almost every year they visit mount rinjani segara anak lake to worship
Mount Rinjani caldera forming eruption is thought to have occurred in the 1257. This eruption is now considered the likely source of high concentrations of sulfur found in widely dispersed ice core samples and may have been the most powerful volcanic blast since humans learned to write.
Rinjani has the most beautiful view of the mountains in Indonesia. Each year the mountain is visited by many tourists from the local, as well as foreign tourists.
Mount Rinjani trekking or hiking route can be done via the route from the village Sembalun, Torean, tetebatu, timba nuh and the route from the village Senaru. Route from Sembalun village is relatively easy and flat but through savanna blazing and the heat will be quite pronounced in the skin. Route from Senaru village is more challenging because it is a continuously hike, but the weather is cool because through the tropical forest..
Trekking Mount Rinjani Start Sembalun
Trekking the top of Rinjani starts Sembalun more easier because Sembalun located 1,150 masl while Senaru on 601 masl.
Start from sembalun or Via sembalun is better, We would recommend doing the trek this way round as it means you start at a higher altitude so the first day eases you in, and then makes the summit climb on day two when you still feel almost fresh and last day is an easier down hill through the forest where you get lots of shade..
Rinjani Trek Summit 2 Days 1 Night
Mount Rinjani Trek to Summit 3726 meters above sea level for 2 days 1 night package start from Sembalun to the crater rim Sembalun, summit and return to Sembalun village.
Hiking Mt Rinjani Summit – Lake 3 Days
Hiking Mount Rinjani 3 days 2 nights Summit and Segara Anak lake package starting from Sembalun to the crater rim Sembalun, summit, Lake and down to Senaru village
Trek Mount Rinjani Summit – Lake 4 Day
Trekking Mount Rinjani 4 days 3 nights Summit and Lake Segara Anak starting from Sembalun to the crater rim Sembalun, summit, Lake and descend to Senaru village.
Rinjani Trekking Packages Start Senaru
Climbing Mount Rinjani via Senaru is more challenging as the journey will start from Senaru 601m above sea level, towards Plawangan at 2,641m above sea level, then on the second day, will involve a trek down to the lake which is 2,000m away and then hike up to Plawangan Sembalun 2,639m.
The next day, trekkers will climb to the top and descend to Sembalun village.
Hiking Senaru Crater Rim 2 Days 1 Night
Hiking to the Crater rim 2 days start from Senaru village to the crater rim and return to Senaru village at the next day. This program is suitable for beginner climbers and for you who want to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Senaru crater rim
2 Days 1 Night Hike Mt Rinjani Second Summit (Mt. Sangkareang)
New Treks package to the Crater rim Senaru and 2nd Summit 3.126 masl for 2 days 1-night package start from Senaru village to the crater rim, 2nd summit ( Mount Sangkareang ) and return to Senaru village at the next day trekking.
Hiking Mt Rinjani Segara Anak Lake 3 Days/2 Night
Trekking Rinjani to Crater rim Senaru and Segara Anak Lake 3 days 2 nights package start from Senaru village to the crater rim Senaru, Segara Anak Lake and return to Senaru village.
Hiking Mount Rinjani To The Lake & Summit 4 Days/3 Night
Trekking package to summit Rinjani via Senaru 4 days 3 nights start from Senaru village to the crater rim Senaru, Segara Anak Lake, summit Rinjani and down to Sembalun village.
Climb Mount Rinjani In One Day Senaru Crater Rim 2.641 M
Great Views Of The Huge Tropical Rain Forest and Gili Island
Lombok Volcano Trek F.A.Q(Frequently Asked Questions)
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Mount Rinjani Trekking Map
There 3 main gates to enter Mount Rinjani Rinjani National Park,Torean Village, Sembalun Lawang Village on the east and Senaru Village on the north. Both of the these starting point is legal entrance gate for trekkers who would like to do trip to mount Rinjani. If any other visitor trek up through other gate would be considered as illegal visitor.
Mount Rinjani Trekking Map
Mount Rinjani trekking Tour route recommended 2023
There are several routes on Rinjani. The three main routes are the following: from Sembalun Lawang on the eastern side, from Senaru on the northern side and from Torean trekking route on the the middle side of the mountain.
Mount Rinjani Hike Senaru 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 rain forest. 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 rain forest begins to set in.
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 Sambulan Lawang
Mount Rinjani Trekking Tour Torean Route
New trekking route from Torean village 40 minutes from Senaru village West Lombok. Torean trekking route really famous for trekkers who want to direct to The lake in the same days.
The trails flatter then Senaru or from Sembalun route, but the trekking route is more longer then another trekking route. Its take about 9 hours walking in total, from starting point to the lake camping area. The trail is nice and fantastic.
After earthquake 2018 this trekking route the most used route as it allows the (relatively) less strenuous trek to the lake.
We will start at an elevation of 585 m in Torean village in early morning and make the 9-10 hour ascent to the Segarak Anak Lake(Hot Spring) before dark.
First part of the trek is through tropical rain forest. We will found 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 Rinjani Trekking Center(Entrace Gate) at 779 m, breaches the tree line at 821m ( POS I ) and then it is a bit of long up paths to the next ( POST 2 ) Birisan nangka At 1.078m and form this point to get in to the next stop we have passes the famous waterfall ( Penimbungan waterfall ) at 1,299m.
Continue walking to the (post 3 ) 1,355 m and still walking up to get in to Pelawangan Torean ( babanan propok ) 1585m And after take water break at Propok we continue walking up and down hill to the lake camp 2.000m.
We offers three option trekking packages starting from Torean village end Senaru village or Sembalun village. All trekking option will show different view and atmosphere
Mount Rinjani Hike Sembalun Trek route
Starting in the morning from the Rinjani Trekking Centre in the village, the Hike to Plawangan II at 2,639 m will take about 7-8 Hours via POSI (1,300 m), POSII (1,500 m) and POSIII (1,800 m).
Starting altitude is1115 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.