Trek to Senaru Crater Rim
Rinjani Trekking Center - 2 days
- Trek to Senaru Crater Rim
- 2 days / 1 night
- Max. group: 10 Persons
- Difficulty: Easy
> Enjoy a majestic sunset
> Camp in the forest or next to the crater rim
> Get to know the island’s unique flora and fauna
This is a 2-day tour to the Crater RIM Senaru, at Rinjani Mountain National Park. This trekking tour is suitable for beginners and experience trekkers alike. During this trek you will visit the Crater RIM Senaru & the Tropical Forest. From crater Rim Senaru, you will be able to see the lake and the summit of Mount Rinjani, but you will not visit them. From the crater RIM you can also enjoy a wonderful sunset and the views of Agung mountain at Bali islands and Gili Islands.
With this package, we will pick you up in the morning (around 4 am, depending on you hotel location). This means that you have to be in Lombok at least the day before trekking. We can also pick you up at Gili island (same day) or Bali Island (the day before trekking).
The price of this trek is based on a shared basis, in groups of up to 6 people. You can also opt for a private trek or a deluxe package. The private package is the same as the shared package but the group won't be open for other people to join. The price of the private package is USD 320/ EUR 287 for 1 person and USD 190/ EUR 171 if you are 2 or more people. The deluxe package includes private transportation, bigger tents, and a porter to carry your backpacks. The price of this trek’s deluxe alternative is USD 360/ EUR 323 for 1 person and USD 230/ EUR 207 if you are 2 or more people.
*This trek is available from April 1st to December 31st due to climatic reasons.
What’s the plan?
Day 1: Your Hotel – Senaru Village – Crater RIM Senaru Base Camp
Our driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby between 04:00-04:30 AM and will take you directly to Senaru. You will then check in at our office, have breakfast, and meet the guide and crew for the Trekking Briefing. We will then take you to the Gate of Rinjani National Park (about 1km from the hotel). At the Rinjani National Park Registration Office in Sembalun Lawang (1,156 m) your guide will arrange the National Park entry tickets and then the trekking will begin.
The first hours of the trek are a steep climb through thick tropical forests rich in flora, bird life and a variety of butterflies. You might see orchids and, if you are lucky, the rare black ebony leaf monkey, known locally as Lutung. Rest stops are taken along the way. Under normal conditions, lunch will be served at Post II.
Depending on your physical condition and weather conditions, the night camp will be set either in the forest at post 3 Mondokon Lolak (2,000m) after about five hours climbing from senaru, or continue the ascend for another couple of hours through grassy meadows up to Plawangan 1 Senaru crater rim at 2,641m. From the crater rim you will enjoy sweeping views of the lake Segara Anak (2,00m) and the summit of Mt. Rinjani. Within the crater, Mt. Baru Jari is an active volcano and an island within the lake. It last erupted dramatically in 1994, followed by small eruptions on 2004, 2015 and 2016. On a clear evening, the Gili Islands, Bali and Mt. Agung can be seen to the west. The crew will set up all necessary gear here (tent, sleeping bag, mattress, pillow and toilet tent) and prepare your dinner.
Day 2: Crater RIM Senaru – Senaru Village – Your next destination
After breakfast we start our trek back to Senaru village (601 m). Rest stops are taken along the way. Under normal conditions, lunch will be prepared on Post 1 Extra. After a six-hour walk from the rim, the trek ends at the Rinjani Trekking Center Office in Senaru, where the car will be waiting to drive you to your next destination.
At the begining of the trek we will pick you up at your hotel’s lobby (in the Lombok Area) and we will drive you to the Gate of Rinjani National Park. At the end of the trek we will drive you back to your hotel. The transfers will be in a shared AC Shuttle bus/Car.
√ Guide and Porter
You will be accompanied by an experienced, english-speaking guide at all times. Furthermore, porters will be there as well to carry the camping equipment
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks and snacks are included. During your days in the mountain, our crew will take care of preparing the meals. These will be traditional dishes such as Lombok Mie Kuah and Nasi Campur, prepared with ingredients typical of the region.
√ Entrance Fees
You will need an Entrance ticket to the Rinjani National Park. This is included in the price of the trek.
√ Camping Equipment
We will provide you with all the equipment necessary to camp. Tents, Sleeping Bags, Mattresses, Pillows, Chairs, and a Toilet tent are included. Our crew will take care of setting up all the camping equiment.
We will provide you with 2 liters of drinking water per day during the trek.
√ Luggage keeping
During your time in the mountain, you can leave your extra luggage in our office in Senaru village free of charge.
× Accommodation before and after the trek
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
The tip is not included in the price of the trek. Tipping guides and drivers is common in Indonesia. Try to be generous, they will appreciate it.
× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel.
All personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, loundry, souvenir, and other similar expenses are for your own account.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best months for a trekking on Mount Rinjani are from April to December. In fact, officially you can only book your trekking for these months. This has everything to do with the fact that Mount Rinjani National Park is closed in the rainy season, which lasts from January to March. Although there are providers who nevertheless have access, we recommend avoiding the mountain in the rainy season.
Do you make it to your destinations as planned? Often this depends on the unpredictable weather in the mountains. However, it can also depend on your own physical condition.
Mount Rinjani is principally for everyone, but some physical condition can make trekking lot easier and more enjoyable. One sure way to get fit for trekking and hiking in Indonesia is to, you could have guessed it: hike more. Do you like walking, have you done trekking at an altitude before and do you sport twice a week on average? With a little extra training, you’ll soon be ready for this beautiful trekking in Lombok Island.
Another good idea is to walk a lot of stairs. This will especially help for the first day, when you conquer 1500 meters of elevation. Make sure you are well prepared. This is important for your safety, but also for that of your team. Make sure you start six months in advance with an hour’s hike twice a week.
It is normal to tip porters, guides and chefs. Opinions on how many are divided. We recommend reserving an amount of IDR 200K for porters. A guide will often get a little more and will expect about IDR 300K. Converted this is an amount of approximately USD 20. Be generous. It will be appreciated.
The treks always include entrance to Mount Rinjani National Park. This means that permits are also inclusive. The fee for permits consists of 13% for the National Park, 62% for the Rinjani Ecotourism Program and 25% for the maintenance of the trails.
On your trek to Mount Rinjani packing the right equipment is essential. Make sure you have clothes with you for both rain and sunshine. Wear proper hiking shoes and try to keep your backpack as light as possible. Consider bringing walking sticks with you. Don’t forget to bring warm clothing for the top. It can be quite cold at an altitude of roughy 4000 meters. In this packing list you will find all you need to take with you to this trek.
– Torch or Flashlight
– 1 pair Trekking shoes
– Long trek pants (wind proof is recommended)
– Windproof Jacket
– 2/3 T-Shirts
– 2 shorts
– Light Rain Coat
– Small towel
– Sun glasses
– Sun block/lotion,
– Spray for muscle pain/balm
– Insect repellent
– Trekking poles
– Sandals (optional)
– Swimming Suite (optional)
– Binocular (optional)
The meals on this list will be served by our crew. They will decide how the rotation of those dishes to make different options for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. If you are allergic to any food, just lets us know.
– Pancake (Lombok style Banana or Pineapple Pancake Served with cheese and or chocolate Cream)
– Two eggs any style (Omelet, Fried Eggs, Boiled Eggs Served With Vegetable and Cheese)
– Pisang Goreng (Golden Fried Floured Sweet Banana)
– Fruits Salad (Fresh Fruit)
– Coffee and Tea
Lunch & Dinner
– Lombok Mie Kuah (Lombok’s Noodles Soup Served with Vegetables and Boiled Eggs)
– Lombok Mie Goreng (Lombok’s Fried Noodles Served with Vegetables, Eggs and Fried Chicken)
– Lombok Nasi Goreng (Lombok’s Fried Rice Served with Fried Eggs and Chicken)
– Nasi Campur (Steam Rice served with scrambled vegetables and chicken)
– Ayam Kare (Chicken in Coconut Cream Souse)
– Tomato Soup
– Mix Vegetable Soup
– Coffee and Tea
You will spend one night in the mountain. Depending on your physical condition and weather conditions, you will camp in the forest at post 3 Mondokon Lolak or close to the Crater Rim. We will provide you with all the equipment necessary to camp. Tents, Sleeping Bags, Mattresses, Pillows, Chairs, and a Toilet tent are included. Our crew will take care of setting up all the camping equiment every night.
Rinjani Trekking Center
Rinjani Trekking Center
With more than 10 years experience in the Mt. Rinjani Trekking Industry, we will make sure your have an amazing trekking adventure. We are based in Senaru Village (one of the Rinjani Trekking starting point) in North of Lombok island.
We organize all the camping equipment, professional English speaking guide, porter, meals, transport and all trekking documentation needed. Our friendly guides will make of your trek an experience to remember.
Why trek with Rinjani Trekking Center:
– We are fully licensed and registered under name CV. Nusantara Jaya.
– Trekking Insurance Included.
– Fully qualified and friendly English speaking crew.
– All of our trekking gear are serviced and checked every single use.
– First aid kit and emergency communication devices are provided for each group.
– Selected local food and fresh fruits served for you at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
– All packages include a return A/C transport service (Lombok Area*).
Safety is of the outmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment.
How To Book
How does it work?
On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company.
Bookatrekking.com uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking.
After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on email@example.com
The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.
You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.
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