4-day Rinjani trek via Sembalun (recommended for experts)

Duration: 4 days
Trails: T3 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Sleep under the stars
> Reach Mount Rinjani’s summit
> Swim in the lake and Hot Springs

The summit is now open! Join Herman Trekker in this 4-day trek to Mount Rinjani’s summit. Spend your first night in Senaru and the following 3 days trekking in this wonderful mountain. From Sembalun to the Crater Rim, then to the summit, and finally to the Lake and Hot springs. Enjoy an unforgettable sunrise from the Summit, with its breathtaking views of the whole island, and a unique sunset from the crater rim. Are you ready for this incredible experience? let’s go!



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 - Sembalun village - Crater rim sembalun

Duration: 06:46 h
Distance: 13.1 km
Ascent: 1510 m
Descent: 60 m
The expedition to Rinjani National Park will commence early with a 6 am wake-up followed by breakfast at 6:30 am. After a quick pack-up, a mountain car will transport you to Sembalun Village, a 45-minute journey. Upon arrival around 8 am, we'll check in at the Rinjani National Park Office for tickets before setting out on our trek. The day's journey will cover roughly 8-9 hours, with stops at various POS (shelters) for breaks and meals. The stops include Pos 1 for a short break, Pos 2 for a 2-hour lunch and rest, and brief halts at Pos 3 and Pos 4. Each pause offers a unique view of Rinjani's landscapes, with refreshments and snacks provided. The day culminates with a challenging climb, leading us to the scenic Sembalun crater rim by 5:30 pm. Here, as the sun sets, tents will be set up for the night, followed by a hearty dinner. As darkness envelops the landscape, trekkers can unwind and rejuvenate, gearing up for the next day's early summit trek.

Crater Rim Sembalun

Crater Rim Sembalun

Crater rim sembalun - summit - Crater rim Sembalun - Lake & Hot springs - Crater rim Senaru

Duration: 11:22 h
Distance: 14.4 km
Ascent: 1610 m
Descent: 1660 m

Waking up at 2:00 am, a light breakfast of hot bread with jam, chocolate, and hot beverages will be prepared to fuel your summit climb. The journey to the top typically takes 3-4 hours, varying with your pace, and involves three stages: a moderate initial climb, followed by a relatively easier but longer trek, and finally, the challenging "letter E" stage marked by steep inclines and slippery terrain. Reaching the summit rewards you with a magnificent sunrise view, offering sights of Lombok Island, Agung Mountain in Bali, and Tambora Mountain in Sumbawa.

After basking in the sunrise and capturing memories, you'll descend back to the campsite for a well-deserved breakfast and rest. Later, a 3-hour trek will take you to a lake and hot springs where you can indulge in a relaxing swim and explore the pilgrimage springs, while lunch is being prepared. The post-lunch journey, lasting another 3 hours, leads to Senaru crater rim, presenting yet another mesmerizing view, particularly of Agung Mountain in Bali and the smoky expanse of a new volcano. The day ends with a delightful dinner beneath the vast starry sky.

Crater Rim Senaru

Crater Rim Senaru
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  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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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