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Trek to Crater Rim Senaru (recommended for beginners and experts)

Herman Trekker - 3 days

    Regular days with
  • 10 - 15 km per day
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> Sleep next to the Crater Rim
> Spend your first night in Senaru
> Enjoy the wonderful views

Hiking Rinjani Crater Rim in 2 Days 1 Night is a special and recommended Trip Package for Beginner, Families, or climbers who just want to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mount Rinjani from the edge of the western Rinjani crater, without going to the Summit. The place to see the most spectacular view in Mount Rinjani after the peak, is from Rinjani crater Senaru, at 2641 meters above sea level.

This hiking Package To crater rim Senaru in 2 Days can be done by anyone, from novel climbers to children over the age of 10, families or groups.

What to Expect?

Crater Rim Senaru, 2641 m, is the second most amazing place, after the summit, to get a wonderful view of mount Rinjani. Why? Because only here you will be able to get a close look at all of the Rinjani mountain area, such as the wide Segars Anak lake and the edge of the crater that surrounds it, the new volcano mountain, and the peak of Rinjani. Moreover,  you will also be presented with an incredible sunset view over the clouds.

What Do You get on The Trek?

  • A pleasant trip inside the Rinjani wilderness area
  • Up-close views of the lake and all Rinjani area
  • Enjoy an incredible sunset above the clouds
  • Overnight under the stars


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)

We will wake up at 6.30 am, we will have breakfast at 7 am, and then we will pack all our belongings. Our mountain car will already be waiting to drive us to the starting point at RTC (Rinjani Trekking Centre) Senaru. This is only 10 minute drive away from your hotel. We will register and then we will start the trek.

The first 50 minutes we will have open views and will see green plants of coffee, chocolate, bamboos and many other plantations belonging to the local people in senaru. We will then reach “the gate of the jungle” or “JEBAG GAWAH”, We will then take short break of about 10-15 minutes.

On this first day we will walk about 8-9 hours (including breaks and lunch) in the jungle, which will protect us from the sun. We will pass some pos/shelter along the way, where we will make the breaks and will have lunch.

POS 1 (915m)

Walking time: about 40-50 minute from jebag gawah. You can rest here or continue to pos extra.

POS EXTRA (1165m)

Walking time: about 1 hour from Pos 1. We will rest here for about 10-15 minute. You will drink some water and your guide will provide you with some biscuits and fruit. We then continue to pos 2.

POS 2 (1500m)

Walking time about: 1 hours from pos extra
We stop here for lunch for 1-2 hours. The porter and guide will cook. Before your lunch is ready, your guide and porter will serve you hot tea, coffee or hot milk and some soft drink. In the meantime you can enjoy the forest view. After lunch, we continue to Pos 3.

POS 3 (2000m)

Walking time: about 2 hours from Pos 2. We will take a break here for about 10-15 minutes. We will drink some water. By now we will be out of the jungle and will be walking in the savanna hills with open views. The trail here is quite steep, but surrounded by a beautiful scenery.

POS 4 (2481m)

Walking time: about 1,5 hours from Pos 3.
We will rest here for about 10-15 minutes to drink some water and eat some biscuits, while enjoing the view of the savana hills. FInally, we continue to the Senaru crater rim.

Crater Rim Senaru (2641m)

Walking time: about 25 minute from Pos 4 Cemara Lima. Once here you will be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful views you will ever see, from the senaru crater rim:

– spectacular sunset over 3 Gilis and Agung Mountain Bali.
– smoke coming out of the hole from the new volcano in the middle of the lake.
– Summit of Rinjani Mountain (3726 m).
– To to it all off, you will sleep under the stars.

Your guide and porter will set up the tents and prepare dinner. After the sunset we will have a dinner.
Good night and have sweet dreams…!

Day 3: Senaru Crater Rim (2641m) – Senaru Village (601m) – Drop off

We will wake up at 6 o’clock in the morning to enjoy the sunrise over the peak of Rinjani mountain and then your guide and porter will serve breakfast, hot tea, coffee or hot milk.

After breakfast we will pack our belongings and we will descend to Senaru village.

Walking time: about 5-6 hours (including break and lunch on the way).

We will reach Senaru village, where our private car will be waiting to take you to your next destination (gilis, Senggigi, Mataram, Kuta Lombok or airport)

Trek Summary

Day 1: Senaru village 601 m – crater rim Senaru 2641 m.

  • 06.00: Wake up
  • 06.30: breakfast
  • 07.00: start trek
  • 11.00: lunch at Pos 2 Senaru
  • 16.00: arrive in crater rim Senaru

Day 2: crater rim Senaru 2641 m – Senaru village 601 m – Drop off.

  • 06.00: wake up to enjoy the view of the sunrise with a cup of coffee or tea
  • 07.00: breakfast
  • 08.00: start descent to Senaru village
  • 12.00: lunch at pos 1 Senaru
  • 14.00: 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 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. The number of porters will equal the number of trekkers.

√ Meals
Food and water are included in while trekking in the mountain. Lunch, dinner, breakfast, 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 equiment.

√ 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 Senaru 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.

One sure way to get fit for climbing Mount Rinjani is to, you could have guessed it: hike more. 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:

– 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 Senaru 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

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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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