“Mount Rinjani contains the spirits of the land” At a height of 3,726 metres (or 12,224 feet) Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia, and is still very active, with an eruption having occurred as recently as September 2016. Located at the very north of the island of Lombok (in the Regency of North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara), Mount Rinjani has a caldera of approximately 8.5 km x 6 km (or 5.3 miles x 3.7 miles) which is partially filled with water to a depth of around 250 metres, but also contains hot springs where you can swim to ease those tired muscles. The traditional local people, know as ‘Sasak tribe’, as well as local Hindu people, believe that the mountain is sacred and religious rites are performed there. Mount Rinjani’s shape is of the traditional cone shape, but with broken sides as a result of ongoing eruptions.  A small volcanic cone is forming in the existing caldera (known as “Baby Rinjani”) The climb to the summit is from either Senaru village to the north of Rinjani, or from Sembalun to the north east.  While the climb from Sembalun is steeper, it is possible to reach the summit and return in just 2 days, so if you have limited time then this is the option for you!. Climbing from Senaru Village The climb of Mount Rinjani from Senaru village is the easiest with the village already being high on the slopes of the volcano, and at an altitude of 2,000 metres.   Routes from Senaru can vary, but generally climb to the edge of the crater via steep mountain paths cloaked in heavy rainforest.  On reaching the higher levels where you are above the tree-line, there are few plants to be found, and where the ground is mostly rock, volcanic stones and ash which have been built up over many years. Climbing from Sembalun Village The climb from Sembalun commences with gently rolling countryside covered in long grass.  Well worn paths make the trek very enjoyable and easy, but this soon changes into lightly wooded countryside as you approach the foot of the volcano. As the grade increases, it is necessary to take many breaks due to the 40 degree slope.  At some places it is necessary to use surrounding tree roots to hold on to so as to make the ascent.  (guides are always on hand to assist where necessary) The climb ends with your arrival at the crater rim, well above the cloud-line.  Offering spectacular view both into the caldera of Mount Rinjani, as well as views to the ocean lying to the north, this is your first night’s camping location if you are intending to reach for the summit.
“It doesn’t look that big…  but now that I am standing on the top…. it is HUGE !”  GUEST COMMENT While temperatures on the lower slopes of Mount Rinjani may be as high as 30 degrees Celsius, as your altitude increases, the temperatures drop quite quickly. At the top of Mount Rinjani, the temperature can be as low as 6 degrees Celsius, so warm wind-proof clothing is essential. Mount Rinjani is so large that it creates its own weather patterns… while the rest of Lombok may be enjoying sunshine, the top of Mount Rinjani is often surrounded in forming clouds. For a list of items we suggest you bring with you, please see here.
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“I have trekked all around the world, but was the best yet!”  GUEST COMMENT Trekking Mount Rinjani volcano is not for the faint hearted!  You must have a reasonable level of fitness, so you can endure, the what seems at times, and endless uphill battle. While most trekkers on Mount Rinjani are young and fit, we have completed the most difficult of treks with guests in their 60’s, so if you are fit and mobile, reaching the summit of Indonesia’s second largest volcano is within your reach. Many guests from around the world treat a climb to the summit of Mount Rinjani as a “rite of passage”, showing they have internal fortitude, courage as well as the ability to continue on, even when the going is hard and the end is not in sight.  These attributes are highly respected by employers around the world, so a trek to the summit of Mount Rinjani is often included in personal resumes on job seeker applications to potential employers.
“TAKE NOTHING BUT PHOTOGRAPHS…. LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS” Respect Mount Rinjani and the environment… please do not litter
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“Mount Rinjani contains the spirits of the land” At a height of 3,726 metres (or 12,224 feet) Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia, and is still very active, with an eruption having occurred as recently as September 2016. Located at the very north of the island of Lombok (in the Regency of North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara), Mount Rinjani has a caldera of approximately 8.5 km x 6 km (or 5.3 miles x 3.7 miles) which is partially filled with water to a depth of around 250 metres, but also contains hot springs where you can swim to ease those tired muscles. The traditional local people, know as ‘Sasak tribe’, as well as local Hindu people, believe that the mountain is sacred and religious rites are performed there. Mount Rinjani’s shape is of the traditional cone shape, but with broken sides as a result of ongoing eruptions.  A small volcanic cone is forming in the existing caldera (known as “Baby Rinjani”) The climb to the summit is from either Senaru village to the north of Rinjani, or from Sembalun to the north east.  While the climb from Sembalun is steeper, it is possible to reach the summit and return in just 2 days, so if you have limited time then this is the option for you!. Climbing from Senaru Village The climb of Mount Rinjani from Senaru village is the easiest with the village already being high on the slopes of the volcano, and at an altitude of 2,000 metres.   Routes from Senaru can vary, but generally climb to the edge of the crater via steep mountain paths cloaked in heavy rainforest.  On reaching the higher levels where you are above the tree-line, there are few plants to be found, and where the ground is mostly rock, volcanic stones and ash which have been built up over many years. Climbing from Sembalun Village The climb from Sembalun commences with gently rolling countryside covered in long grass.  Well worn paths make the trek very enjoyable and easy, but this soon changes into lightly wooded countryside as you approach the foot of the volcano. As the grade increases, it is necessary to take many breaks due to the 40 degree slope.  At some places it is necessary to use surrounding tree roots to hold on to so as to make the ascent.  (guides are always on hand to assist where necessary) The climb ends with your arrival at the crater rim, well above the cloud-line.  Offering spectacular view both into the caldera of Mount Rinjani, as well as views to the ocean lying to the north, this is your first night’s camping location if you are intending to reach for the summit.
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“It doesn’t look that big…  but now that I am standing on the top…. it is HUGE !”  GUEST COMMENT While temperatures on the lower slopes of Mount Rinjani may be as high as 30 degrees Celsius, as your altitude increases, the temperature drop quite quickly. At the top of Mount Rinjani, the temperature can be as low as 6 degrees Celsius, so warm wind-proof clothing is essential. Mount Rinjani is so large that it creates its own weather patterns… while the rest of Lombok may be enjoying sunshine, the top of Mount Rinjani is often surrounded in forming clouds. For a list of items we suggest you bring with you, please see here.
“I have trekked all around the world, but was the best yet!”  GUEST COMMENT Trekking Mount Rinjani volcano is not for the faint hearted!  You must have a reasonable level of fitness, so you can endure, the what seems at times, and endless uphill battle. While most trekkers on Mount Rinjani are young and fit, we have completed the most difficult of treks with guests in their 60’s, so if you are fit and mobile, reaching the summit of Indonesia’s second largest volcano is within your reach. Many guests from around the world treat a climb to the summit of Mount Rinjani as a “rite of passage”, showing they have internal fortitude, courage as well as the ability to continue on, even when the going is hard and the end is not in sight.  These attributes are highly respected by employers around the world, so a trek to the summit of Mount Rinjani is often included in personal resumes on job seeker applications to potential employers.
We offer SHARED  or  PRIVATE TREKS
“TAKE NOTHING BUT PHOTOGRAPHS…. LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS” Please do not litter