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Lombok & Gunung Rinjani Trek

The island of Lombok is dominated by Gunung Rinjani (3726m), Indonesia’s second highest volcano which can be seen from every corner of the island. This whole mountain complex, its steep slopes covered in dense forests, has been declared a National Reserve and has became a classic trek in the South East Asian region.

Standing in eerie isolation, Gunung Rinjani has a huge crescent-shaped crater with a large turquoise green lake, hot springs and a number of smaller volcanic cones. The enormous crater of this semi-active volcano is about 4km across at its widest and the view from the rim is stunning – it takes in the amazing view of the crater as well as the whole north coast of Lombok and Gunung Agung, which is the highest mountain in Bali, its next-door island. The beauty of the place has to be seen in person to believe it; the photos don't do justice to it ! You can also see the beautiful turquoise Lake Segara Anak inside the massive crater, with the small perfect cone of Gunung Barujari or 'New Mountain' (2375-m) rising on the far side. At the end of the hard summit trek, all the aches & tiredness will be swept away after a fabulous soak in the therapeutic sulphuric hotspring waterfall at Lake Segara Anak before the real descent.

Along south-eastern Lombok is Senggigi, the premier tourist beach resort area on Lombok and well-known for its marine tourist activities such as fine white sandy beaches, decent diving & snorkeling spots and cozy island cottages/guest-houses. The sunsets over the Selat Lombok Straits are superb, and you can enjoy them from the beach, or from one of the beachfront restaurants. This is where we will relax for a day or two after our hard mountain trek for the 8-day program. Great for a cheap & good massage, spa treatment or getting a tan !

For those short on leave, arrangements can be made for a shorter trip by taking out the Gili Islands beach resort stay.

Included

  • Airport transfers to hotel and transfers to trek trailhead at Sembalun Lawang
  • Full accommodation arrangement : guesthouse in Senaru, hotel in Senggigi & Gili Islands and tent-camping during trek
  • All meals during 4D3N trek and breakfast in hotel at Senggigi
  • Full Rinjani mountain trekking arrangement ( including licensed and experienced guides, porters for group equipment porterage, park entry fees & all group camping-cooking-dining equipment )
  • Porterage fees for personal backpack / luggage
  • Full camping equipment provided: camping chairs, dining tent, camping toilet, foam camping mat, sleeping bag)

Excluded

  • 2-way international airfares between Singapore & Lombok ( on Silkair )
  • All airport taxes & surcharges
  • All meals except those indicated in 4D3N trek program and breakfast in hotel in Senggigi
  • Personal trekking wear & gear ( eg. baselayers, waterproofs )
  • Tipping & gratuities to guide & local staff
  • Personal travel insurance, pre-trip medical immunizations
  • All expenses of a personal nature

Duration : 6 or 8 days
 
Dates :  
   
           
Maximum Altitude : 3726-m Rinjani Summit
 
Grading :
 
Best Season : May - Oct
Peak Season* : June/July/August
Shoulder Season :  May/October
 
Group Size : Min 2 persons
 
Group Size
6 Days
06 - 10 persons
$690
03 - 05 persons
$790
02 persons
$890
   

* Surcharge of $50 applies during peak season month of June, July & August.

  • Return international airfare on Silkair can be arranged on behalf. Silkair flies to Lombok on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • AIG Travel Guard insurance can be applied on your behalf.


Day 1

Depart Singapore in the afternoon for Lombok Airport. Transfer to Senaru village & overnight at comfortable Senaru guesthouse. (D)

Day 2 - 5

Gunung Rinjani Summit 4D 3N Trek
Day 2 - Early morning transfer to Sembalun Lawang. Trek up to the crater rim & camp overnight. (L/D)

Day 3 - Rise early for pre-dawn trek to summit & then down to the beautiful Crater Lake where we can take an invigorating dip in the hot springs. Camp overnight by the beautiful serene lake. (B/L/D)
Day 4 - Trek up to Crater Rim after a hearty breakfast. Lunch at crater rim Pos 3 camp & camp overnight at Pos 2. (B/L/D)

Day 5 - Morning trek down to Senaru village & transfer to Senggigi for the night. (B/L)

 

Day 6

Day 6-7
(8 Days program)

 

6 Day Rinjani Trek Program 8 Day Rinjani Trek & Lombok R&R Program
Morning at leisure at Senggigi. After lunch, transfer to Lombak Airport for evening flight back to Singapore.
Morning transfer to Gili Islands and spend the next 2 days exploring the beach. The options are many: swimming, snorkeling, scuba-diving at nearby Gili Islands, and/or pamper yourself with local massage and spa services. Overnight in hotel on the island.

Day 8

  Transfer to Lombok Airport for evening flight back to Singapore.

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Gunung Rinjani should be treated with respect and is notoriously unpredictable in its weather changes. The views are outstandingly beautiful and unforgettable.  Do take note that the summit trek itself is pretty taxing due to the loose volcanic gravel / scree trail which saps the energy out of a lot of its summit aspirants. Participants should possess good fitness and be mentally fit.  Previous trekking experience with a loaded backpack ( 8-12 kg ) will be a bonus.

Our trek package is ideal even for trekkers who are less than optimally fit or strong ( ie. with weak back or back problems ).   Our trek arrangement is similar to that of a Nepal trek.   All group camping as well as heavy personal items (ie. big backpacks/duffel bags) are carried by porters in our special trek package arrangement.  Participants need only carry a small daypack (2-5kg) which contains their essential personal gear and this will ensure that they have a much more enjoyable time on trek to soak in the scenery and take more photographs !

 

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