Crater Rim Senaru in 3 Days

3 days
T2 trails
Distance: 0 - 10 km per day
250 - 500 m ascent per day

> Spend one night in Senaru Village
> Camp in the forest or next to the crater rim
> Enjoy the local cuisine

This is a 3-day tour to Crater Rim Senaru at Rinjani Mountain National Park. This tour is suitable for beginners as well as for experienced trekkers. At the mountain itself, we will spend 2 days (days 2 and 3). On day 1 we will pick you up at the airport or any Lombok arrival port or any hotel in this area (Airport, Kuta, Selong belanak, Praya, Lembar, Mataram, Senggigi, Batulayar, Mangsit, Kecinan, Teluk Nara, Teluk Kode, Bangsal, Tanjung & Tete Batu). We will then drive you to Senaru. Go local with Rinjani Trekking Center and sleep the first night in a homestay (deluxe room) in Senaru. Village life on it’s purest. On this package, you will visit: Senaru, the Crater RIM Senaru & the Tropical Forest.

From the Crater Rim, you will be able to see the lake and the summit of Mount Rinjani, but you will not be visiting them. From the crater Rim you will also be able to enjoy a wonderful sunset and the views of Agung mountain at Bali islands, and Gili Islands.

*This trek is available from April 1st to December 31st due to climatic reasons.

Itinerary

Day
1

Pick up at your arrival point - Senaru Village

Our driver will pick you up at Lombok International Airport or any other area in Lombok, transfer direct to Senaru Village. From airport will take about 3 hours to get to Senaru Village. Check in at Home Stay. If still enough time you can have a Senaru waterfall tour. Senaru’s best known attraction is the Sendang Gila waterfall which attracts many thousands of Indonesian and foreign visitors annually. Located at about 600m above sea level, the waterfall is an easy 20 minutes walk down a graded trail and steps from Senaru Village, a pleasant alternative return route winds along the edge of the steep valley, following the irrigation canal.

For the more adventurous, Senaru’s “second waterfall” Tiu Kelep is another hour’s walk upriver from Sendang Gila. The scramble over rocks through the tropical forest is rewarded by the beauty of the waterfall and a swim in its deep pool. It is said locally that every time you swim behind the main waterfall of Tiu Kelep you become a year younger! (Note: Waterfall Tour is not included)

At 7 pm, you will meet the guide for trekking briefing. If your arrival is late, trekking briefing can be done in the morning after breakfast.

Senaru Village

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Senaru Village
Day
2

Senaru Village - Crater Rim

Duration: 05:40 h
Distance: 11.2 km
Ascent: 2130 m
Descent: 60 m

Our driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby at 07.30 AM (after Breakfast) and will take you to the Gate of Rinjani National Park (about 1km from the hotel). Register at Rinjani National Park Registration Office in Senaru. 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 ( 2,351m) is an active volcano, which 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.

Crater Rim Senaru

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Crater Rim Senaru
Day
3

Crater Rim Senaru - Senaru tropical forest - Senaru village - Your next destination

Duration: 05:05 h
Distance: 11.1 km
Ascent: 30 m
Descent: 2100 m
After breakfast you descend down to Senaru village (601 m). Halfway through the route there is a lunch waiting for you at Pos 1. After six hours walk from the crater rim, the trek ends at Rinjani Trekking Center Office in Senaru, where the car is waiting to transfer you to your next destination. Trip Done!

Included

  • Accommodation in tents

    During your trek, you will stay in tents. The crew will take care of setting up all camping equipment.

  • Meals

    This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

  • Permits

    The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.

  • Porters

    Porters will be there to assist with carrying all camping and other necessary equipment during your trek.

  • Water

    Enough drinking water will be provided during the trip.

  • Sleeping bag and liners

    Sleeping bags and liners are provided.

  • Hotelnight in Senaru

    On the first day, you will stay overnight at a hotel in Senaru.

  • Luggage storage

    During your time in the mountain, you can leave your extra luggage in our office free of charge.

Excluded

  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Tipping

    Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.

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