Mount Rinjani Trekking Guide

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Mount Rinjani trekking Guide who will accompany you on adventure. climb to explore Rinjani Mountain from starting point to finish with friendly, helpful a team of porters, we offer when you are visiting Indonesia, you need put Mount Rinjani adventure on your itinerary, Located on the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, this mountain offers a lot of things for tourists. Serenity, beautiful scenery, and even challenges. You can connect with nature during your hike in this second-highest active volcano in Indonesia. But before you do so, here is all the information you need to know about this mountain.

Mount Rinjani Facts

It’s still up for debate whether Indonesia is included in the Ring of Fire or the Alpide Belt. Both are volcanic chains in the world. But either way, there are many volcanoes that are still open for visitors in Indonesia. One of them is Mount Rinjani. With an altitude of 3.726 meters above sea level, this mountain is located inside Mount Rinjani National Park. The mountain itself falls under three different administrative areas which are West Lombok, Central Lombok, and East Lombok. The distribution of area is 30% in West Lombok, 53% in East Lombok, and 17% in Central Lombok.

When you join Rinjani trekking, you will also learn some of the myths in this place. Be mindful of the locals’ rituals because you will witness them a lot along the trekking way. You might also find some sacred places around the corners where you will see offerings placed in traditional trays.


Trekking Rinjani requires a lot of preparation. Especially for you who want to reach the summit. The climb takes at least 3 days and 2 nights for experienced hikers. Some might even need 4 days and 3 nights. You can also do a one-day hike but only up to the crater rim. Most people say that climbing up the summit is not an easy task. The extreme terrain is challenging but the scenery from the top is worth it. So, the first thing you need to prepare is your fit stamina. Hiking is no easy task, especially for beginners. Bring a water bottle for yourself to avoid dehydration. You also need to have comfortable hiking equipment. Shoes are a must. You need to make sure that your shoes are suitable to climb the sandy terrains but also the rocky terrains. These shoes also need to be comfortable for more than a day’s use. You can also pack sandals for when you are taking a long break. It’s essential for Rinjani hike.

For hiking attire, dry-fit materials are the most suitable for this occasion. It helps your skin to breathe better and not collect sweat. However, it gets very cold at night so make sure you pack a jacket if you can’t stand a little cold. Pack additional shorts and shirts if you choose more than a day trip. It will be useful if you feel sticky and want a change of outfit. Don’t over-pack because you will only burden yourself. You can also ask your Rinjani trekking services if they provide porters. You will need a headlamp to help you during the nighttime trekking. If you choose a one-day trip you might need to start after midnight in order to reach the crater rim before sunrise. It is a useful piece of tool that you can also use when you need to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. You can ask your Rinjani trekking company if they provide headlamps. Another thing you might need is a mask to prevent from inhaling too much sand that could make your throat dry.

You can also apply gaiters for your boots to prevent too much sand getting in your shoes. If you have the budget, opt for the waterproof gaiters so that if you accidentally step into a body of water, you don’t need to worry too much about drying your shoes. Another thing you could use is a trekking stick. It helps you to climb more easily. You can shift some of the weight on that stick instead of relying on your knees. Even though it’s not a piece of required equipment, you will be very thankful for this tool. Most Rinjani trekking company will offer you this before starting the hike. For other equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, pillow, chair, table even cooking utensils, you can check if it’s included in your Rinjani trekking package. Most of them do for an additional cost, but others might include it in the package. Either way, you don’t need to collect them all by yourself.

Hiking Trails Option

When trekking Rinjani, there are several trail options you can choose from. Here is the full review of each hiking trail in Rinjani Mountain

  1. Sembalun
    Sembalun is the most famous hiking trail in Rinjani. You will walk through the savanna in the early morning which will wake you up. There are no meaningful obstacles during the first half of Mount Rinjani climbing. After you get to the third post, the terrain will shift drastically.
  2. Senaru 
    The second famous hiking trail is Senaru. This trail is highly recommended for starting the hike for beginners or family trip, It is one of the most exciting trails for trekking in Indonesia and recommended for one day trek special for who have limited time and budget and the trek start midnight at 12:00 to reach crater lake for see the sunrise on time from the campsite senaru 2641m asl and you will walk in the jungle start an altitude 720masl to 2641m asl with cooler temperatures in the morning and evening and then you can see the black monkey in the jungle and go out from the jungle reach to pos 3 we called (mondokan lokaq 2000m) from here to get the crater rim senaru, you’ll walk 1, 8km with hiking time about 1 hours 40 munute to get there, arrive crater rim senaru you can see the Lake Segara Anak and Lava Volcano and from there in the morning and evening you hear various of bird sounds that indicate sunrise and sunset and at Arrival day to Senaru Village There are many sceneries such as panorama walk to sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall and even you may see the black monkey and walk around Senaru Traditional village and to the rice field and sunset, sunrise be seen from the village that you can witness before trek start to the Mount Rinjani or after trek done.
  3. Tetebatu
    Tetebatu is located in the East Lombok area. It is an interesting Lombok trekking trail. It is a hill where you will get a view of the majority of the Mount Rinjani area. This is a great starting point if you also want to witness the Tetebatu Monkey Forest. From this point, you can also visit the edelweiss flower garden. This is a new hiking trail so expect natural surroundings.
  4. Torean 
    Located about 40 minutes from Senaru village, this is a new hiking trail for climbing Mount Rinjani and from here you can go straight to the hot springs and Segara Anak lake. the total climbing time is around 10 -13 hours and it is recommended because it is easier and flatter, lots of springs, can you see the waterfall and pass through the valley between the two cliffs and there is a part also you must climb the wood stairs, through cliffs very steep to continue the journey up to the Segara Anak Lake and if you want return down through this trail you have to be really careful at every step but the scenery of this route is stunning view.
  5. Aik Berik 
    If you want to witness something new in your Rinjani trekking, Aik Berik is recommended and you can try, This trail is new to the public but has been used by locals for years to reach Segara Anak Lake but most difficult trail than via senaru, sembalun and torean village route.

That concludes all the information you need to know before climbing Mount Rinjani. It is essential to have mature preparation because Rinjani is known to be the hardest mountain to climb in Indonesia. Be mindful of your body and know when to take a rest and when to push through. You can also visit other places around Mount Rinjani to explore nature. There are many sceneries such as waterfalls, caves, and even monkey forests that you can witness along the way to the summit 

The Best Time To Climb Mount Rinjani! Rinjani opened for trekking for public starting from April 1st to the end of December every year

April – May transition rain season to summer in this month no dusty, no many climbers, it rain can at any time around 11:30 am – 5 pm and little bit slippery when passing through the forest, founded many spring water on the trek, grass very greens the weather no hot during the day but little bit cold at the night and you need to prepare personal medicine, raincoat, good shoes, warm jacket, sunglasses, bring a quick-drying clothes, plastic bags, extra socks, snack, power bank and hiking poles etc

Juny – October dry season in this month lots of climbers, dusty, limited spring water there are available only at pos 2 sembalun, Near sembalun campsite, Near Lake Segara Anak and at pos 2 Senaru route the weather very hot during the trek and very cold at the night and you need to prepare persoanal medicine, good shoes, sunglasses, sun hat, warm jacket, extra socks, power bank, extra snack,  face mask, gloves and hiking poles etc

November – December transition summer to rain season in this month no dusty, no many climbers, it rain can any time and founded many spring on the trek, grass starting to greens but little slippery when passing through the jungle and little bit cold at the night and you need to prepare personal medicine, raincoat, sunglasses warm jacket, bring a quick-drying clothes, extra socks, snack, plastic bags, power bank and hiking poles etc

Rinjani Closed for climb from first day of January to the end of March because weather extremely, windy, heavy rain all bad in this month and other activities in lombok available every day for Tours around Lombok, trekking to pergasingan hill sembalun, trekking to Bukit Anak Dara, Camping to Gili Kondo, panorama to waterfalls, walking around traditional village and rice-field in Senaru at the foot of Mount Rinjani National Park

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