Rinjani Trekking Route

Mount Rinjani trekking route recommended 2022

After the earthquake that hit Lombok Island in 2018, Mount Rinjani was closed to climbers due to landslides. Several months after the earthquake, the government, through the management of Mount Rinjani, repaired the climbing route.

After the trekking trail was repaired and declared safe for visitors. Although there are some steep parts compared to before the earthquake.

Do you have a plan to visit Mount Rinjani this year?

Here 3 different trekking routes Recommended for you:

  1. Sembalun trekking routes
  2. Senaru trekking routes
  3. Torean trekking routes

Sembalun Trek route

If you would like to start the trekking from Sembalun village. We will start from 1.100 meters to 2.639 meters above sea level at Sembalun Crater Rim. From these trekking routes, the climbers will pass through a wide expanse of Savanna. Amazing views also will be found along the way when the weather is sunny.

There are 4 resting posts on this route, and after heading 3 climbers will face a steep incline which is called Regret Hill with a slope of about 60 degrees. When descending the participants will go through the Senaru route, on this Senaru route climbers can see the full view leading to Lake Segara Anak, Mount Baru Jari, and the peak of Mount Rinjani from Senaru crater. Senaru crater rim is the best spot for sunset

Along the way on Sembalun trekking routes, 4 resting posts will be passed
1. Post 1 1,300m altitude monitoring
2. Post 2 tenngean 1,500m high
3. post 3 on a balloon with an altitude of 1,800 m
4. Post 4 altitude 2100 m
5. Pelawangan sembalun ( sembalun crater rim camping area ) 2,639m

Senaru Trek 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 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 the 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 the 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

Torean Trek 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 LAKE 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 PINTU MASUK 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

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