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Short Trek to Crater Rim Senaru (recommended for experts)

Herman Trekker - 2 days

    Regular days with
  • More than 20 km per day
What's included
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> 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.



What’s the plan?

Day 1: 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.

Day 2: Hotel – Starting Point (601m) – Crater Rim Senaru (2641m)

You will wake up at around 12 am and have a light breakfast in your hotel. We will then pick you up to take you to the starting point (601m). The trail to the crater rim is through the tropical forest. Since we will be walking during the night, you must use headlamp.

The guide will lead the group, so you just need to follow his footsteps. The walk to the crater rim takes approximately 4 to 5 hours (including breaks at each stop). It depends mostly on your walking pace.

The first 50 minutes we walk in the open views and green plant of coffee, chocolate, bamboos and many others of the plant belong to the local people. Then we reach “The Gate of the Jungle” or named “JEBAG GAWAH” then we take a short break about 10-15 minutes.

POS 1 (915 m)

Walking time about 40-50 minutes from Jebag Gawah. You can rest here or continue to Pos Extra.

POS EXTRA (1165 m)

Walking time about 1 hour from Pos 1, take a rest here about 10-15 minutes to get some water, biscuit, and fruit from your guide, then continue to Pos 2.

POS 2 (1500 m)

Walking time about 1 hour from Pos Extra. We stop here to break and lay down to recover our energy while waiting for the guides and porters to serve hot drinks, biscuits and fresh fruit and Then we continue to Pos 3.

POS 3 (2000 m)

Walking time about 2 hours from Pos 2. Take a break here about 10-15 minutes to drink some water. We are already out of the jungle and then we walk in the savanna hills with open view. The trails are quite steep but with beautiful scenery until Senaru Crater Rim.

POS 4 (2481 m)

Walking time about 1,5 hours from Pos 3. Rest here about 10-15 minutes to drink some water and some biscuit from your guide and enjoy the view of savanna hill. We then continue to the Senaru Crater Rim.

We will arrive at the crater rim before sunrise, where you will enjoy the spectacular views of the lake Segara Anak, the active volcano, the summit, Agung mountain, Bali, and Gilis.

While you enjoy the view, your guide will prepare breakfast.

Once you have taken in the beauty of Mount Rinjani, you will descend to Senaru. This will take between 4 and 5 hours, depending on your walking pace.

Lunch will be provided on the way down in the form of fruits, soft drinks and some biscuits.

Once in Senaru village, you will be taken directly to your next destination.

Trekking Summary :

  • 12:00 am: Weak up and breakfast at the hotel and drive to Rinjani Trekking Centre
  • 00,30 am: Start trek from Rinjani Trekking Center
  • 06,00 am: Arrive at Senaru Crater Rim before sunrise
  • 06,30 am: Get breakfast on Senaru Crater Rim while enjoying the sunrise
  • 08,30 am: Go down to Senaru Village or Rinjani Trekking Center
  • 13,30 am: Arrive at Senaru Village and then drop off to your next destinations

What's included


√ Transport
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.

√ Guide
You will be accompanied by an experienced, english-speaking guide at all times.

√ Meals
Breakfast, fruits, water, soft drinks and biscuits will be provided while trekking in Mount Rinjani.

√ Entrance Fees
You will need an Entrance ticket to the Rinjani National Park. This is included in the price of the trek.

√ Accommodation
On the day before the trek, you will spend the night at a hotel in Senaru.

√ Waterfall
Visit two famous Waterfall on your arrival day if you arrive in senaru village at noon.

√ Luggage keeping
You can store your belongings and luggage before the climb at the office of Herman Trekker.


× Accommodation after the trek
1 night Accommodation before the trek is included, in Senaru Village. However, before that and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Porter to carry personal luggage
Extra porters to carry your personal items/luggage are not included.

× Tipping
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.

×Personal Expenses
All personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, loundry, souvenir, and other similar expenses are for your own account.


Frequently Asked Questions

Best season

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.

Packing List

Packing List

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, it can get quite cold at the Crater Rim. In this packing list you will find what Herman Trekker advices their clients to take to the trek:

– jacket (warm jacket and windproof jacket)
– long trek pants (windproof preferably)
– torch/flash light/head lamp.
– suitable trekking shoes.
– camera
– spray for muscle/balm
– stick/pole (optional)
– binoculars
– extra trail snack/energy bar
– tips for your guide and porter



On the day before the trek, you will spend the night at a hotel in Senaru.



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.

Herman Trekker

Herman Trekker

My name is herman from senaru village.I am a friendly person, I smile easily and I get along with anyone. I work as a trekking guide in rinjani mountain since 2009, after previously working in gili trawangan for 2 years as a waiter.

I was born and live senaru village,a village located at foot of mount rinjani and a village that became the main line for climbing Mount Rinjani.
After a long time being a guide at Rinjani Mountain serving and helping the climbers, I became understanding and have enough experience in how to serve, organize and give what my customers need while on the mountain.Therefore, I took the initiative to provide climbing services to Mount Rinjani with my experience as a guide.

I know and care about what customers need while climbing mount rinjani. Therefore, I am committed to providing the best servicefor you to have an exciting experience while climbing Mount Rinjani with an experienced mount rinjani trekking team.

With my team we will take you to Mount Rinjani and to very interesting places in the island of Lombok, with emphasis on safety, comfort and satisfaction as well as maintaining and respecting nature.

How To Book

How does it work?

On 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 you make a deposit of 20% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company. 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

The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

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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