MOUNT RINJANI FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)

Mount Rinjani Faq, Mount Rinjani is an active volcano located on the indonesia island of Lombok. It is the second highest volcano in Indonesia after Mount Kerinci in Sumatra and attracts climbers for its stunning views and the crater lake, Segara Anak, within its caldera.

There are Transportation by Plane, Boat and Car : There are flights from Bali, Jakarta, and Surabaya (some linking to Kuala Lumpur) and from Singapore to Lombok and from these and Bandung, Kupang and Ende to Bima. Garuda, Merpati, Air Asia , Malaysia Airlines and Lion Air all have regular flights to Lombok from Jakarta, Denpasar, Surabaya and Kuala Lumpur. Silk Air has regular flights direct from Singapore to Mataram. Merpati fly five times a day from Denpasar to Mataram as well Merpati offers regular services from Denpasar to Bima. Trans Nusa Air Service flying between Denpasar to Mataram every day, as well as connections to many other Indonesian destinations. Batavia Air is a new airline flying daily between Surabaya and Mataram every day and has connecting flights to many other Indonesia destinations. Take a car or bus from Denpasar to Padangbai and from there by ferry to Lembar in Lombok. To travel on to Sumbawa head eastwards to Kayangan (Labuan Lombok) and catch the ferry to Poto Tano. Passengers can travel to Sumbawa from the east by ferry via Labuhan Bajo (Flores) and Sape. Public transport and air conditioned coaches depart regularly from these terminals.  Drive-on ferries operate regularly from Padangbai in Bali to Lembar in Lombok. From Labuhan Bajo in Flores to Sapi in East Sumbawa.

Boat or Ferry Options : Pelni, the regional coastal shipping line, has some ships that ply between the islands and provinces, completing a ring route including Lembar port and Bima. Fast boats serve from Benoa/Serangan/Padang Bay to Gili Islands then bangsal port and if you book trekking package with Salvin Trekking we will pick you up at any arrival location within Lombok island then transfer you to your hotel in Senaru or Sembalun village and drop off to next your destination within lombok island.

Yes, We recommend booking Mount Rinjani tours in advance to secure your pemits. because mount rinjani has availability quota very limited per day, since the pandemic until today

  • Trekking Trousers (windproof)
  • Windproof jacket
  • Slippers (optional)
  • Flashlight
  • Small towels
  • Trek shoes are good
  • 2/3 paces of short
  • Toiletries
  • Lotion or Sunblock, hat, sunglasses
  • Spray for balm/muscle
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • 2/3 paces of T-Shirt
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Swimming suite (optional)
  • Binocular (optional)
  • Fishing gear (optional)
  • Gerbage plastic can (optional)
  • Power bank etc.

No, it is not allowed to climb Mount Rinjani without a guide for safety reasons.

We prepare transportation pick up at any location on your request in lombok area before trekking and drop off after rinjani to your next destination within Lombok, hotel one night before the climb starts at the foot of Mount Rinjani, all trekking equipment tent, sleeping mats, sleeping bags, chairs, table, pillows, mineral water, food three times a day on mountain (breakfast, lunch and dinner) cooking gear, Rinjani t-shirt, climbing certificate on request, fruits, snacks, soft drinks, popcorn, fried bananas, burgers, crackers, noodles, tea, coffee vegetables, chicken, tempeh, tofu, eggs, chili sauce and pineapple and then normal rice (trekking guides and porters)

1. Private Tour, Price Will Included With :

  • Transportation pick you up at any location at Lombok Area (bangsal Port, senggigi hotel, kuta, lembar port, Airtport praya, mataram, tete batu & selong etc)
  • Transportation drop off (Bangsal port, senggigi hotel, kuta, Lembar port, Airport International, tete batu, selong etc)
  • Entrance Ticket to National Park + asurance during the trek
  • Food & beverage during the trip (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Fruits, soft drink, mineral water, snacks, burgers, spaghetti, fried bananas, popcorn, t-shirt rinjani, climbing certificate on request
  • Trekking equipment, Cooking gear (mattres double size, sleeping bags, tent, toilet tent, pillows, camping chair & table)
  • Professional guide & porters
  • Accommodation 1 night before start the trek
  • Trip senaru waterfall on the day arrival.

Note : If There are items other the above it is excluded from the price and there is the destination after trek done is outside the zone then there is will be an additional costs.

2. Join Group Tour, Price Will Included With :

  • Transportation pick you up at (bangsal port, senggigi hotel & mataram)
  • Transportation drop off (Bangsal port, senggigi hotel & mataram)
  • Entrance Ticket to National Park + Asurance during the trek
  • Food & beverage during the trip (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Mineral water, fruits, snack
  • Trekking equipment, cooking gear (mattres, sleeping bags, Tent, toilet Tent)
  • Professional guide & porters
  • Accommodation 1 night before trek start
  • Trip senaru waterfall on the day arrival.

Note : There is the destination after rinjani is outside the zone, then there is will be an additional costs.

Yes, there are several water sources along the trekking route, but it is recommended to bring water purification tablets or a water filter, the water is fresh, cold that is good for drink.

Send us your identity such as a passport photo or KTP we need that for register to secure your entry ticket

Yes, our guide speaks English, Sasak, Indonesian, even speaks a little bit other of languages, such as France, German, Malaysian, Italian.

Our team of guides and porters will pick you up at 07:00am at your hotel location, then take you to the medical check up, then go straight to the office for check in eRinjani ticket, then after take you to the starting point and start the hike around 8:30 am then continue your journey to the lunch place and then to the camping spot that has been determined by the team until the end of your adventure

Mount Rinjani is generally opening for trekking adventure is from early April to the end of December every year and hiking time is divided into three (3) parts.

April – May Transition from rainy to summer.

This part the weather on Rinjani Mountain from early April to the end of May is still bit rain and it usually rains during the day between 11:30 am – 5 pm and on some treks it becomes slippery like from post extra to post 3 of the Senaru route and the path from campsite down to Lake Segara Anak, Climb in this season you need to bring extra equipment such as a raincoat, waterproof plastic to wrap clothes and use the clothes that dry quickly.

This part the trees and grass in the Mount Rinjani National Park area are still green, the hiking trails are not dusty and hot along the adventure, many water locations are found on the hiking trails and there are not too many hikers but little bit slippery.

June – October Summer.

This part the weather is hot during the day and very cold at night, the hiking trails are dusty, there are springs only at (Post 2 Sembalun, Near Segara Anak Lake and at Post 3 Senaru route) and climbers are very crowded so when climbing to the Summit you have to queue to get the Top of Mt.Rinjani

This part It was sunny all day and Clear views in all directions so you can see all of view in lombok Circle, even the 3 Gili island, Mount Agung in bali and Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa from the Top of Mount Rinjani.

November – December Transition from Summer to rainy season.

This part Early November and December the weather is still hot but it can rain at any time, so you have to prepare extra climbing equipment for this sections.

There are not too many hikers in this part, the hiking trails are not dusty but is slippery especially in the forest, there are many springs along the way, so you should prepare good shoes (boots) and hiking poles.

Rinjani Closed For Hiking generally Is from first day of January to the end of March every year from the Government of Lombok, Indonesia, because the weather is very dangerous, extremely, windy, heavy rain all bad on this part and another activities in lombok area available every day for, daily Lombok tour, trekking to Pergasingan hill sembalun, camping tour to Gili Kondo, trekking to Anak Dara Hill and panorama to waterfalls, snorkling to 3 Gili island, walking around traditional village and wet rice-field in Senaru Lombok at the foot of Mount Rinjani National Park.

Before trekking you can take a walk to the Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls if you arrive at 3 pm before sunset and we offer tour around Lombok if you have enough time then snorkling to the islands (Gili trawangan, Gili Air, Gili Meno, Gili Nanggu and Gili Gede etc).

Yes, to pay the entrance ticket to Mount Rinjani National Park, because availability of Mount Rinjani National Park is very limited every day since the pandemic until now.

Payment Deposit Once we have received your booking details we will request a non-refundable booking deposit per person. How to pay and how much deposit per person?

One day Trek Program 25 USD/per person

2 Days 1 Night Trek Program 35 USD/per person

3 Days 2 Nights Trek Program 50 USD/per person

4 Days 3 Nights Trek Program 65 USD/per person

4 Days 3 Nights Sailing From Lombok to Labuan Bajo 30 USD/per person (For Secure the Boat Ticket etc)

The deposite above is to book and pay:
  1. Secure the Entrance ticket to Mount Rinjani 150.000 IDR perday/person
  2. Transportation pick-up from Airport International, Lembar, Bangsal Harbor or other arrival place on Lombok island
  3. Accommodation one night before the trek start
Noted : After you made a deposit please confirmation to our E-mail or WhatsApp! This deposit via Transfer Wise or Paypal.

The peak of Mount Rinjani stands approximately 3,726 meters (12,224 feet) above sea level.

The temperature in the day is around 15 – 25 degree Celsius at and below the rims At nights The temperature at the Rim is usually below 10 degree Celsius. At times, it can be near freezing especially towards the Summit Rinjani.

Travel duration may vary depending on the route chosen. Typically, the most common trek takes 2-4 days to reach the peak and return, then also a climbing time of 7-8 hours per day.

Rinjani Peak offers stunning views of Lombok and the surrounding islands. It is recommended to start the peak trek at 2 am to watch the sunrise.

The journey to the top of Mount Rinjani is quite challenging and requires a good level of fitness. It involves steep climbs and descents, sandy and gravel terrain.

Yes, Basic toilet facilities are available at some campsites and along the trekking route. However, it is recommended to bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Yes, you can visit Segara Anak without reaching the top. Many climbers choose to camp near the lake and explore the surroundings rather than go to the top.

Yes, Mount Rinjani is considered a holy place by the Sasak people of Lombok. It is important to respect local customs and traditions, such as not disturbing performances or sacred sites and prohibiting rude language and sexual intercourse during the climbing program.

Very much, Mount Rinjani is home to a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, deer, pigs and various types of birds. However, sightings may be limited due to the rugged terrain and volcanic activity. However, what is often encountered are monkeys, pigs, butterflies, black monkeys and other small birds.

There are several trekking routes on Mount Rinjani. The most popular route is the Senaru route, starting from Senaru village through dense forest and the edge of the crater. Another common route is the Torean route, starting through Loloan village passing through dense forests, rivers and waterfalls then stairs and bridges made of wood. And Sembalun, starting from Sembalun Lawang passes through dry rice fields, grasslands, hot open weather during the day and offers a more gradual climb to the peak.

Yes, climbers often have the opportunity to interact with local guides and porters from the Sasak ethnic group. Guides can share stories about the cultural significance and local traditions of the mountain.

If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, or dizziness, it is important to descend to a lower altitude immediately. Rest, hydration, and possibly medication (if recommended by a medical professional) can help relieve symptoms.

Yes, it is very permissible, but it is prohibited to use soap or anything else because it will disturb the fish that live are there and it can be the best trekking experience after a long journey or from summit of Mt.Rinjani, However, be aware of air temperature, currents, and follow the safety guidelines provided by your guide.

Mount Rinjani is a stratovolcano with a large caldera, which contains the stunning Segara Anak lake and a smaller volcano-former called Gunung Barujari (or Bayi Rinjani). The landscape also includes hot springs and fumaroles, which add to its geological appeal.

Vegetation on Mount Rinjani varies according to altitude. The lower slopes are covered by tropical rainforest, while the higher elevations have savanna-like grasslands and mountain vegetation. This area is rich in biodiversity, with many endemic plant species.

Facilities along the trekking route are very basic. The campsite has simple toilets and shelters.

No age limit for anyone who climbs Mount Rinjani, however there is an age limit which includes insurance, namely a minimum age of 10 years and a maximum age of 70 years. climbers must be prepared to face challenging terrain and the weather can change at any time. Family trips with children can choose a shorter route or visit lookout points around the mountain.

Yes, when the weather is clear, the peak of Mount Rinjani offers a panoramic view of Lombok Island and its neighboring islands, such as Bali and Sumbawa, the 3 Gili islands and across the Bali Sea.

Be prepared for sudden weather changes by packing waterproof gear and following your guide’s advice. If the weather is bad, your guide may suggest adjusting your itinerary or seeking shelter for safety.

Yes there is, however cell phone reception is limited, sometimes non-existent on Mount Rinjani, especially in the highlands. Inform family and friends of limited communication availability in advance.

Train first with cardio and strength training to build endurance and strength. Practice climbing on uneven terrain to prepare yourself for the steep trail of Mount Rinjani.

Mount Rinjani’s diverse ecosystem supports various types of birds and wildlife. While sightings are not guaranteed, keen observers may spot unique species during the trip.

Basic health facilities can be found in nearby towns such as Senaru and Sembalun. For serious emergencies, immediately contact a larger medical facility in Mataram, the capital of Lombok, if necessary.

Yes, explore Lombok’s beaches, cultural sites, or nearby islands like the Gili Islands snorkeling before or after your trip to Mount Rinjani for a complete experience.

Reminding anyone who plans to climb Mount Rinjani, various aspects include from preparation to responsible tourism and ensuring they have prepared themselves well and received information about the climbing route and always prioritize safety and respect the natural environment when climbing and this is mandatory. bring your rubbish down from Mount Rinjani for the sake of mutual comfort and for the sake of future generations to come leaving your footprints without trash

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