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Rinjani trek to the Summit (recommended for experts)

Herman Trekker - 3 days

    Regular days with
  • More than 20 km per day
What's included
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> Reach the summit
> Camp next to the crater rim
> Enjoy the wonderful views from the top

The summit is now open! Join us in this fast ascent to the top of mount Rinjani. This trek to Mount Rinjani’s summit (3726 m) via Sembalun village is recommended for those who are experienced trekkers and are in good shape. Before the trek you will spend the night in Senaru. On the next day we will drive you to Sembalun. The trek starts and finishes from sembalun village. Join us in this fast trek and enjoy the sunset and the unique views for the top of this wonderful mountain!


What’s the plan?

Day 1: Pick up → Senaru 

We will meet you when you arrive to Lombok airport, any harbour such as Lembar Harbour, Teluk Kodek Harbour, Senggigi Harbour or any main tourist attraction (Mataram, Senggigi, Kuta Lombok, 3 Gilis) and we will drive you in a private car to your hotel in senaru village. Here you will meet your guide and porters and they will explain everything about the trip and how to prepare for it.

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: Senaru → Sembalun → Sembalun Crater Rim (2639m)

We will wake up in the morning, have breakfast, and then we will pack all our stuff. Our mountain car will take you to the start point in Sembalun. We will register at the Rinjani Information Centre in Sembalun (1,156 m) before the trek. The trail initially takes us through undulating, open grasslands, as we get deeper into the mountain. We stop at Pos 1 and Pos 2, pausing for rest breaks and snacks. At Pos 3 (1,800 m) we will make a longer break to have lunch. After lunch we will begin the steep climb up to the crater rim. We will camp at Sembalun Crater Rim (2,639 m), where we will have amazing views of the sunset, Lake Segara Anak, the summit of Mount Rinjani and Northern Lombok.

Day 3: Sembalun Crater Rim (2639m) → Summit (3726m) → Sembalun Crater Rim (2639m) → Sembalun → Transfer to next destination

We will wake up at 2 am for a light breakfast before we start the challenging three hour trek to the summit (3,726 m). We will arrive in time to see the sunrise, the best time to enjoy the spectacular views. We will then return to our campsite next to the crater rim. There we will stop for a hot breakfast and a short rest before we begin our way down to Sembalun. We will stop for lunch at Pos 2 or 3. We will arrive in Sembalun in the early afternoon, from where you will be driven to your next destination.

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 Semabalun. Once you finish the trek, we will drive you back to your hotel or next destination. If you go to Gili after the trek, the boat ride is also included.

√ 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 and the food.

√ Meals
Food and water are included in while trekking in the mountain. Lunch (3), dinner (2), breakfast (2), fruits, soft drink, and biscuits will be provided.

√ 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 (5 cm foam mattress), pillows, and a Toilet tent are included. Our crew will take care of setting up all the camping equipment.

√ Accommodation
On the first day of the trek you will spend the night at a hotel in Senaru. The second you will spend in a camping sites next to Sembalun Crater Rim.

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

√ Rinjani Trekking Certificate
When you complete the trek you will get a Trekking Certificate as proof that you reached the summint of Mount Rinjani.

√ 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.

× Extra porter
Extra porters to carry your personal items/luggage are not included. If you need to hire a porter to carry your backpack, you can do so for USD 25/ 23 EUR per day.

× 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 for the top. It can be quite cold at an altitude of roughy 4000 meters. In this packing list you will find what Herman Trekker advices their clients to take to the trek:

– Torch/Flashlight/head lamp
– Jacket(warm jacket and windproof jacket)and rain jacket
– long trek pants(wind proof suggested)
– 2 or 3 T shirts
– suitable trekking shoes
– gloves(optional)
– extra socks
– towel
– swimming suite(for lake and hotsprings)
– sun block/lotion
– camera
– hat/cap and sun glasses(optional)
– sandals(optional)
– spray/balm for muscle pain
– Trekking pole(optional)
– binoculars
– extra trail snacks(we supplay fruit and menu)
– tips for guide and porter



On the first day of the trek you will spend the night at a hotel in Senaru. The second night you will sleep at the camping site next to Sembalun Crater Rim (2,639 m). We will provide you with all the equipment necessary to camp. Tents, Sleeping Bags, Mattresses (5 cm foam mattress), pillows, and a Toilet tent are included. Our crew will take care of setting up all the camping equiment.



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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