5D/4N GUNUNG RINJANI (3,726 m)
3D SENARU > SEMBALUN LAWANG TRAVERSE TREK
D1 : SINGAPORE > SENARU (610 m)
Check in 2 hours before your flight departure. FLY SIN – LOMBOK. Upon arrival, you will pick up and sent to Pondok Indah-Senaru Hotel for the night (2hours drive).O/N in local guesthouse (w attached bathroom).
D2 : SENARU > MONTONG SATAS (1,500 m) > MONDOKON LOLAK > PLAWANGAN I CRATER RIM (2,639 m)
Rise and shine! After breakfast, you travel a short distance to the RINJANI TREK CENTRE (RTC), where you will register your climb. This is where you will meet your guides and porters. The first hours of the Trek Climb steeply through thick tropical forest rich in flora, bird life and a variety of butterflies. If lucky, you might even chance upon the rest Black Ebony Leaf Monkey, known locally is Lutung. Rest stops are taken along the way , and at post 2 Montong Satas Shelter (1,500 m), you break from Lunch. Depending on your preference and weather conditions, the rights camp is made either in the forest at post 3 Mondokon Lolak (2,000 m) after about five hours climb from Senaru, or you continue the ascent for another couple of hours through grassy meadows to Plawangan I Senaru Crater Rim at 2,641 m. at the Crater Rim, you will be meet with sweeping views across the Lake Segara Anak (2,000 m) all the way to the Summit of Mt. Rinjani. Sunset here is awesome. Within the Crater, you will see Gunung Baru (2,351 m) – still an active Volcano, its last eruption being in 1994. on a clear evening, the Gili islands, neighboring Bali and Gunung Agung can be seen to the West. O/N in Tents.
D3 : SEGARA ANAK (2,000 m) > PLAWANGAN II SEMBALUN (2,641 m)
Sunrise at the Crater Rim is a memorable start to the day. After Breakfast you move down to the Lake Segara Anak (2,000 m) within the Rinjani Crater. Return down through the ridge, passing numerous Edelweiss plants a.k.a.Bunga Abadi, towards the Crater Rim camp for a well-deserved Lunch. It takes two to three hours down the step trail to the Crater Lake; Lunch here and visit the Hot Springs – thought to have healing powers. Following some rest, you push on to Plawangan 2, Sembalun. Here you set camp for the night before your Summit attempt. O/N in Tents.
D4 : SUMMIT (3,726 m) > PLAWANGAN II (2,639 m) > SEMBALUN LAWANG (1,156 m) > SENGGIGI
You begin your Summit attempt at 03.00 am. It will be a hard 3 hours climb to the Summit of Mt. RINJANI (3,726 m). You are climbing on Volcanic screen slopes, for every two steps taken, you slide down one. Be cautious. Sunrise will be on your left as you trudge up the slope to the Summit point at 3,726 m. But once you arrive at the Summit, you know it was a well worth 3 hours exertion! After the Summit shots, brace yourself for the descent down to Plawangan Sembalun to have Breakfast. Break camp and commence your downhill trek Sembalun Village. The descent from the Sembalun Crater Rim is amidst Pine trees – like the Casuarina species locally known as Cemara, perhaps seeing evidence of wild pigs and the long tailed gray Macaque Monkeys. After about 3,5 hours, you rich post 3 Pada Balong (1,800 m) through grasslands used for cattle grazing by the local Mt. Rinjani’s Summit (3,726 m) towers above us. From here you get a beautiful view of Sembalun Lawang and Sembalun Bumbung Villages. Proceed down the trail to Sembalun Lawang (1,156 m) where you transport awaits to send you to your Hotel in Puri Senggigi. O/N in Hotel.
D5 : SENGGIGI > SINGAPORE
Today is a free day for you to do as you please. Breakfast is provided in the Hotel. You are free to go on day tours or just relax by the Pool/Beach. Please check out by the noon as your transfer to the airport will only be in the late afternoon. LOMBOK – SINGAPORE. HOME.
DELUXE SERVICE INCLUDES :
Transport (air-condition, returned airport – Senaru – airport) licensed and experience (mountain guide, local porter), equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mad, air mattress or thermo rest, pillows, dining tent, toilet tent), cooking gears, foods, fruits (pineapple, banana, orange juice, apple and rambutan) and drink (3 litters per day)