Trekking Rinjani in 4 days and 3 Nights. Recommended for first time climbers

This package was created for people who want to spend a bit more time in the mountains and not rush things. It is also ideal for people who are in the mountains for the first time and want to gain their first trekking experience by reaching Rinjanis beautiful summit. This package is suitable for anyone with average fitness as the long trek is broken down into smaller sections. On this adventure you will get to see lake Segara Anak, take a dip in volcano heated hot springs, gaze from the crater rim and of course marvel at the sights when you reach the summit.
Our route will start from Sembalun Village and end in Senaru Village

Outline Itinerary:

Arrival day

We will pick you up from Lombok airport or any other location in Lombok with a private car and bring you to your hotel in Senaru Village.

Day 1


  • 06:00 AM Wake-up call
  • 06:30 AM Breakfast at Hotel
  • 07:00 AM Drive to the starting point Sembalun. The ride will take approx. 45 minutes. We will also register at the National Park Office.
  • 08:00 AM Trek starts from Sembalun
  • 12:00 PM Lunch at POS 2 Sembalun
  • 05:00 PM Reach overnight camp at Sembalun Crater Rim
  • 06:30 PM Dinner

Day 2


  • 02:00 AM Wake-up call, begin summit push
  • 05:00 AM Summit
  • 08:00 AM Breakfast at Sembalun Crater Rim
  • 11:00 AM Trek to Lake Segara Anak and Hot Springs
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 02:00 PM Reach overnight camp near the lake and hot springs
  • 03:00 PM Visiting the Hot Springs
  • 05:30 PM Dinner
  • 06:00 PM Camp Fire and pleasure time.
  • 08:00 PM Recommended bed time

Day 3


  • 07:00 AM Wake-up call
  • 07:30 AM Breakfast
  • 11:00 AM Lunch
  • 12:00 PM Trek to Senaru Crater Rim
  • 05:30 PM Reach overnight camp at Senaru Crater Rim
  • 06:00 PM Dinner

Day 4


  • 06:00 AM Wake-up call
  • 07:00 AM Breakfast
  • 07:30 AM Trek down to Senaru Village
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 01:30 PM Reach Senaru Village. Transport to your next destination in Lombok will be provided.


Arrival Day: Pick up → Senaru Village

Arrival in Lombok airport or harbour as Lembar Harbour, Teluk Kodek Harbour, Senggigi Harbour or any main object tourist among (Mataram, Senggigi, Kuta Lombok, 3 Gilis) and than will pick up you by our private car then bring you to your hotel in senaru village,is the place for reccoment before the trek and is the place you will meet with your guide and porters then we will explan about your trip procedure and prepare for your trip.

Note: Waterfall Sindang Gile and Tiu Kelep is the popularly waterfall in Indonesia you can see if you arrive at noon and free leisure.

Day 1 → Senaru Village → Sembalun Village → Sembalun Crater Rim

Wake up at 6.30 am, breakfast at 7 am, and than packing. Our mountain car already will bring you to the start point at RTC (rinjani trekking centre) Senaru, only 10 minute drive from your hotel. Registration and than start to climb.

The first 50 minute we walking in the open views and green plant of coffee, chocolate, bamboos and many other of the plant belong to the local people in senaru can be seen, than we reach on “the gate of the jungle” or named “JEBAG GAWAH” than we take short break about 10-15 minute.

For first day we will walk about 8-9 hours (include break and lunch) in the jungle, where we will shadowing by the sun, walk in the humid temperatures and we will pass any pos/shelter (where the place for break and make a lunch).

Pos 1 Senaru (915 m)
Walking time about 40-50 minute from jebag gawah. You can rest here or continue.

Pos extra Senaru (1.165 m)
Walking time about 1 hour from Pos 1
Take a rest here about 10-15 minutes for get some water, biscuit, and fruit from your guide. And than continue to the next pos.

Pos 2 senaru (1.500 m)
Walking time about 1 hours from Pos extra
We stop here for make a lunch about 1-2 hours. Porter and guide cooking, before your lunch ready, your guide and porter served hot tea, coffee or hot milk and some soft drink in the same time you can see the forest view. After finish lunch, we continue to the next pos.

Pos 3 Senaru (2000 m)
Walking time about 2 hours from Pos 2
Take a break here about 10-15 minutes for drink some water and we already out from the jungle and than we walk in the savana hills with open view,the trail quite steeps but beautiful scenery until senaru creater rim.

Pos 4 cemara lima (2.480 m)
Walking time about 1,5 hours from Pos 3
Rest here about 10-15 minute for drink some water and some biscuit from your guide and enjoing the view of savana hill, and than continue to the Senaru crater rim.

Senaru Crater Rim(2.641 m)
Walking time about 25 minute from Pos 4 Cemara Lima
Reach here than you will find a great moment of your life from Senaru crater rim view of:

  • spectacular sunset over 3 gilis and Agung Mountain Bali.
  • smoke that trought out hole from the new volcano in the middle of the lake.
  • peak of rinjani mountain 3726 m.
  • best sleep under the stars.

Your guide and porter set up a tent and prepare for dinner. After sunset then have a dinner than sleep.
Good night and have a nice dream…!

Day 2: Sembalun Crater Rim → Summit → Lake and Hot Spring

After breakfast and enjoying the sunrise, we will go down to Segara Anak lake 2008 m, walking time approximately 2 hours, this route is quite steep down and slippery, then you have tobe careful don’t try to go head and far please wait instruction from your trekking guide and stay close with him or the porters, ask help to hold your hand just incase and make sure that your step on the right way, a long they way down the beautiful scenery in front of you more down and more exciting to taken the picture of the baby of the volcano as if just front of finally after 2 hours down from the crater rim, then you will arrive at the lake than you can do full relaxing as swiming on the lake, swimming in the hot spring, fishing and than have a lunch and over night here

Note: you may change the program to continue the trip to over night in Sembalun crater rim.

Day 3: Lake & Hot Spring → Senaru Crater Rim

Enjoy your leisure In the morning with superb nature view of Rinjani Mountain, lake, volcano, original air with great breakfast and hot coffee or tea. What a perfect…!

After lunch, about 11-12 am at noon. We start climb to Sembalun crater rim, walking time 3 hours climb, route and trail quite top steep up and stony, we need to be carefully. Reach at creater rim than we set up the tent and than enjoy a great sunset with lovely dinner.

After dinner,we have to sleep earlier, keep your energi, because we will wake up early at midnight for climb to the summit.

Day 4: Senaru Crater Rim → Senaru Village → Next Destination

Wake up at 2.30 am and than before we start, your guide and porter served a light breakfast as hot bread with jam or chocolate and hot tea or coffe for your energi climb to the summit. It’s time to go..!

There are 3 stage to arrive on the summit. First stage is a moderate climb with sand, little bit difficult about 1 hours climb. Second stage is easier but prolonged trek about 1,5 hours. The last stage or named letter E, here is very steep and difficult. There are many many loose stones, small rocks and gravels, as you take two steps forward and you will slip one step back, about 1 hour prolonged steep.

And congratulations….! Enjoy proud feelings of satisfaction and be amaze of sunrise view.
From the summit you can see all arround of lombok island, you can see agung mountain bali, tambora mountain sumbawa.

After sunrise and taking pictures, you have to back down to the tent for get breakfast and little rest and than we will return back to sembalun village. About 5 or 6 hours going down (include break and lunch on the way).

Arrive at sembalun village, our mountain car already waiting for us for bring us to senaru village to pick up rest of your luggage and than our private car will drop off you to the next destination as (gilis, Senggigi, Mataram, Kuta Lombok or airport).

End of service…


What this package includes:

  • Transport: Pick up and transfer
  • Accommodation: A night before climb
  • Trekking Guide: English speaking local guide
  • Porters: Local porters to bring logistic and equipment only
  • Trekking Equipment: Tent, Sleeping Bag, Mattress, Toilet Tent, Cooking Gears
  • Food & Drink during Trek: 3 times breakfast, 4 times lunch, 3 times dinner
  • Visit Senaru Waterfall: If your arrival day is at noon
  • Ticket: Entrance fee to Mount Rinjani National Park
  • Gifts: Trekking Certificate if request


What this package excludes:

  • Extra porters to carry your personal items/luggage
  • Tips on included excursions, personal items: laundry, souvenirs, any extras
  • Pre & post tour accommodation, optional excursions, alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter

Irwan Trekker is Experienced Trekking guide in rinjani mountain since 2009 who will guide you To explore rinjani mountain.

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