Mount Rinjani Trekking – All You Need To Know

Mount Rinjani Trekking – All You Need To Know

Mount Rinjani Trekking Experience will be one of the most rewarding challenges of your life. So here’s everything you need to know before trekking Rinjani!

Mount Rinjani Trekking – All You Need To Know

Where Does The Mount Rinjani Trekking Start?
Which Mount Rinjani Trek Shall I Choose?
Who Shall I Book My Mount Rinjani Trek With?
What Shall I Take With Me?
Our Experience Trekking Rinjani

Where Does The Mount Rinjani Trekking Start?

The start point for Mount Rinjani Trekking is just an hours drive from the town of Senaru.

Most trekkers tend to stay in Senaru a night before and a night after the big hike, with guides collecting them from their guesthouses the morning of the trek at around 7am.

Senaru is a small town on a hill with a few scattered restaurants and shops and gives access to Tiu Kelep Waterfall & Sendang Gile Waterfall.

Which Mount Rinjani Trek Shall I Choose?

There are 3 options for the Mount Rinjani Trek…

2D1N Mount Rinjani Trek

For those short on time or solely interested in climbing the summit and getting back down to safe ground again.

Day 1: You trek all day to the crater rim, stopping throughout for snacks and lunch, where you set up camp ready for an early rise the next morning.

Day 2: You start at 2am and complete the 3 hour trek to the Mount Rinjani summit just in time for a beautiful sunrise. After sunrise you head back down to camp for breakfast before heading back down to Senaru to complete the trek.

3D2N Mount Rinjani Trek

For the whole experience packed into a compact package.

Day 1: You trek all day to the crater rim, stopping throughout for snacks and lunch, where you set up camp ready for an early rise the next morning.

Day 2: You start at 2am and complete the 3 hour trek to the Mount Rinjani summit just in time for a beautiful sunrise. After sunrise you head back down to camp for breakfast before visiting the lake and hot springs and heading back up another peak to set up camp for another night.

Day 3: Finally you set off at 6am and head back down to Senaru on a 6 hour trek to town.

4D3N Mount Rinjani Trek

For those with plenty of time and that want to take their time and not kill their bodies.

Day 1: You trek all day to the crater rim, stopping throughout for snacks and lunch, where you set up camp ready for an early rise the next morning.

Day 2: After enjoying the sunrise and breakfast you commence your descent into the crater. You stop for lunch on the shore of Lake Segara Anak and set up camp. The afternoon can be spent swimming in the hot springs, fishing, exploring the lakeshore or simply relaxing.

Day 3: After a leisurely morning you enjoy lunch on the lakeshore before commencing your climb out of the crater. You camp the night at the crater rim ready for a 2am summit climb.

Day 4: You start at 2am and complete the 3 hour trek to the Mount Rinjani summit just in time for a beautiful sunrise. After sunrise you head back down to camp for breakfast before heading back down to Senaru to complete the trek.

Who Shall I Book My Mount Rinjani Trek With?

We booked our 3D2N Mount Rinjani Trekking Tour with @jou_trekking and cannot recommend them enough!

They provide transfers to and from any location in Lombok, a nights accommodation before the trek in an A/C room with hot water and send you fully equipped with jackets, poles and PLENTY of food and water!

The guides and porters that carry the camping gear were extremely friendly and spoke great English and Jou was a credit to his company!

You can check out all of their tours at www.joutrekking.com

What Shall I Take With Me?

Honestly DO NOT underestimate this trek. Most equipment can be rented from your trekking Rinjani tour guide but here’s what we recommend taking:

To rent from your guide:
– Trekking shoes!
– A thick jacket!
– A trekking pole!
– Torch or flashlight! (you’ll need one at 2am)

To take yourself:
– Plenty of warm clothes and layers
– Snacks
– Toiletries (you won’t be showering but brushing your teeth could be nice)
– Sunscreen
– Hat
– Lip Balm
– Wet wipes
– Camera
– Swimwear and flip flops (for the lake and at camp)

Our Experience Trekking Rinjani

So off we set on our 3 day 2 night trekking Rinjani experience. It was one of the toughest few days of our lives but what an achievement it was at the finishing line!

With no previous trekking experience, and having sat around Canggu eating avocado for the past 5 months, we’ll let the photos tell the story…

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Day 1: Let the journey begin – look at that smile!

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Day 1: Our first lengthy stop for lunch at Pos 3 – 2000m

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Day 1: Dinner with a view

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Day 1: Camping at the crater rim – 2641m

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Day 1: Who doesn’t love a mountain campfire

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Day 2: Around 5am, 500m from the summit and the smile has disappeared

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Day 2: WE MADE IT! – 3726m

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Day 2: A moment to take in what just happened!

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Day 2: More trekkers hurdling the final 500m

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Day 2: 3 hours later and a well deserved hot springs bath

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Day 3: Waking up at 6am for the trek home

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Day 3: Mission complete!

WHERE TO STAY IN SENARU 

Luxury – Rinjani Lodge – The most luxurious spot in the whole of Senaru and if you’re planning on doing the Mount Rinjani Trek, you’re going to need it!

Mid-Budget – Rudy Trekker – An affordable hotel with all the amenities and luxury you need, with a restaurant serving delicious food.

Budget – Shambhala Rinjani – A cheap and cheerful guesthouse centrally located to all your needs!

For other places to stay in Senaru you can check the latest prices here.

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This trip was sponsored by Jou Trekking
@jou_trekking
www.joutrekking.com


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