Short Trek to Crater Rim Senaru (recommended for experts)

Duration: 2 days
Trails: T3 trails
Distance: More than 20 km per day
Ascent per day: More than 1000 m ascent per day

> Perfect for those with little time
> Reach Senaru Crater Rim
> Enjoy the the sunrise form the crater rim

Trekking in Mount Rinjani is the most popular program for those of you who are on holiday in Lombok Island.

The simplest and the cheapest way to trek Mount Rinjani is by choosing the One Day Trek program. It suits most for those who are very tight in time and need cost efficiency but can still step your feet on Rinjani and catch its beauty.

You will find a stony and steep trail during your climb, but, it will be such a worthwhile experience after you reach the crater rim. You will enjoy the sunrise from next to the valley of Mt. Sanggka Reyang, and you will experience the smoke coming out the hole of a new volcano in the middle of Segara Anak Lake. You will also have great views of the Summit of Mt. Rinjani, at 3,726m.



Pick up – Senaru Village

For your convenience and security, when you arrive to Lombok Island we will pick you up from the airport, harbours and tourist attractions such as in mataram, senggigi, kuta and others. We will then take you to our office in senaru village so you can register and we can take care of other matters such as payment, directions and your preparation for the trek on the next day. We will then drive you to your hotel room in Senaru which we will arrange for you.

You can visit and enjoy the view of popular and amazing “Sindang Gile ” and “Tiu Kelep ” waterfalls if you arrive in Senaru Village at noon.

Senaru Village

Senaru Village

Senaru Village – Crater Rim Senaru - Senaru Village

Duration: 09:06 h
Distance: 20 km
Ascent: 2030 m
Descent: 2030 m

You'll awaken at midnight and have a light breakfast at your hotel before we transport you to the starting point at 601m altitude. The nighttime journey to the crater rim is through tropical forest, necessitating the use of headlamps. Following your guide's steps, the walk to the rim takes about 4-5 hours, factoring in breaks. Initially, the trek offers open views and exposes trekkers to a variety of local plants such as coffee and bamboo, before leading into the jungle through the "JEBAG GAWAH" gate. Along the way, there are several stopping points named POS 1 through POS 4, each with its own unique elevation and offering brief rest periods.

Reaching the Senaru Crater Rim just before sunrise, you'll be treated to mesmerizing views of Lake Segara Anak, the active volcano, and distant landmarks like Mount Agung and the Gilis. As the sun casts its first light, your guide will prepare breakfast. Post this serene experience, you'll begin your descent to Senaru, which will take another 4-5 hours, with a light lunch served en route. Upon reaching Senaru village, transportation will be arranged to your subsequent destination.


  • 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.

  • Pick up and Drop off on Lombok

    At the begining of the trek you will be picked up at Lombok airport, at any harbour such as Lembar Harbour, Teluk Kodek Harbour, Senggigi Harbour, or at any main turistic attraction (Mataram, Senggigi, Kuta Lombok, 3 Gilis) and we will drive you in a private car to your hotel in senaru village. The next day we will drive you to the trek’s starting point. Once you finish the trek, we will drive you back to your hotel or next destination on Lombok.

  • Luggage storage

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


  • 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.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

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


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