The Best Mount Rinjani Lombok Hiking Trails

The Best Mount Rinjani Lombok Hiking Trails

Mount Rinjani is located on Lombok Island , West Nusa Tenggara and is divided into three regions, namely: East Lombok, Central Lombok and North Lombok. Mount Rinjani is also the second highest volcano in Indonesia after Mount Kerinci in Jambi Province. By having a height of 3726 meters above sea level, Mount Rinjani is not easy for climbers to conquer.

Mount Rinjani Lombok is one of the National Parks that has beauty because there is a lake in the middle of its crater. Lake Segara Anak is the result of an eruption in the 12th century ago. Besides having a charming beauty, Mount Rinjani itself has 4 official paths that you can take to enjoy its natural beauty.

1. BAWAK NAO ROUTE, SEMBALUN VILLAGE, EAST LOMBOK REGENCY

HEADING TO SEMBALUN VILLAGE

Towards Sembalun Village from the Airport or Praya City, Central Lombok, you can order or charter a travel car at Lombok International Airport (LIA). The usual trip from Praya Central Lombok to Sembalun Village takes 3-4 hours at a rate of around Rp. 600,000 (for the Avanza type car) depending on what the climbers offer with a travel driver.

If you want to be more efficient, from the airport you can take Damri to the Mandalika Sweta Mataram terminal first.

Arriving at the Mataram Mandalika Terminal, you have to look for an Engkel vehicle (public transportation service) to Aikmel Lombok Timur at a rate of around IDR 30,000 per person

Arriving at Aikmel, East Lombok, you can find a pickup truck that usually transports vegetables from Aikmel Market to Sembalun Village. The fare is also the same as the ankle, around Rp. 30,000 per person.

START CLIMBING VIA SEMBALUN

Starting the journey from Pintu Bawak Nao, you will find the rice fields of residents in Sembalun Village. After passing through the residents’ rice fields, you will be treated to a meadow where the residents of Sembalun herd cows. The Bawak Nao route itself has an estimated time of 6-8 hours to the Rinjani Pelawangan Post.

Walking from the meadow for 30 minutes, you will find the Sembalun forest. From the forest to post 1 Trangeang it is up to 40 minutes-1 hour drive. The track is still sloping so your trip is still normal as usual.

Arriving at Pos 1 Sembalun, you can rest because at Pos 1 there is a shelter where the place is flat and wide so that many climbers can stop by.

Continuing the journey from Pos 1 to Pos 2 Trangeang Sembalun takes 1-2 hours of travel. The climbers will be treated to a view of the savanna stretching to the bottom of the vegetation limit of Mount Rinjani. The path to Pos 2 Sembalun is still fairly gentle, so you can relax and enjoy the trip.

Arriving at Pos 2, you can take a rest, because at Pos 2 Sembalun there is a spring that can be taken under the bridge. At Pos 2 Sembalun there are also several gazebos / berugaks that climbers can use to rest.

If you arrive at Pos 2 in the afternoon, you should spend the night at Pos 2 first.

The journey from Pos 2 to Pos 3 is still through the stunning savanna. So that the feeling of fatigue on the shoulders by carrying a carrier is not so pronounced.

If you have arrived at Pos 3 Sembalun, as usual the national park manager prepares a shelter for climbers to rest.

The normal time that is usually taken from post 2 to post 3 Sembalun is usually 2-3 hours of travel. The condition of the increasingly uphill track makes climbers have to anticipate the energy to conquer Rinjani Peak.

In Post 3 there is a spring that can be dug in dead times. The climbers can take water by digging at dead times at post 3 Sembalun. The water in post 3 is indeed clean by filtering it first.

Furthermore, from Pos 3, it is recommended for climbers heading to Pos 4 / Pelawangan Sembalun to have sufficient water and logistics. Because, the track from post 3 to the Pelawangan post is quite steep so it takes a long time of about 4 to 5 hours of traveling through dusty hills and makes your steps breathless.

The trick is to follow the heartbeat and step slowly will make your stamina stable. On the way to the Pelawangan Post, there are several shady fir trees, so that anytime climbers can rest under the fir trees.

Arriving at the Sembalun Pelawangan Post, you are already at an altitude of 2400 masl. At the Pelawangan Sembalun Post, you can already see the beauty of Lake Segara Anak if it is not foggy. So beautiful.

Pelawangan Post has four hills that are not too high. The climbers can set up a tent to rest and spend the night there. If you want to continue the journey to the highest peak of Rinjani, you can cook the food items that are brought. There are clear springs at the Pelawangan Post so you don’t have to worry if you run out of water.

For climbers who want to reach Rinjani Peak from the Pelawangan Post, it is advisable to get up early at 01:00 in the morning and prepare equipment before going to Rinjani Peak. From Pelawangan to the summit of Rinjani you need extra energy so you have to bring water and logistics to the summit as provisions on the trip. The estimated time to the top is 4-6 hours of travel so that your body needs full stamina.

2. SENARU PATH, SENARU VILLAGE, NORTH LOMBOK REGENCY

HEADING TO SENARU VILLAGE

Heading to Senaru Village from the Airport or Praya City, Central Lombok, is the same as to Sembalun Village, East Lombok. You can order or charter a travel car at the airport.

The usual journey from Praya Lombok Tengah to Senaru Village takes 4 hours. Therefore, climbers usually pay a fee from the airport to Senaru Village, North Lombok, Rp. 500,000 depending on the offer with the travel driver.

It is quite difficult to find public transportation to Seanru Village from the airport or Mataram City. So you should go in groups so that you can share transportation costs with your group friends.

START CLIMBING MOUNT RINJANI VIA SENARU

The Senaru Trail has the longest forest track on Mount Rinjani. From the Mount Rinjani National Park Office in Senaru, you will walk through the expansive Senaru Forest.

From Senaru Basecamp to Pos 1 Senaru, you will be presented with views of trees on the left and right sides of the path. From Senaru basecamp to Pos 1, it takes an estimated time of 1-2 hours to travel. The cool conditions make climbers not have to worry if walking during the day.

From Pos 1 to Pos 2 Senaru is still relatively gentle like the route in Sembalun, but the difference is that you will continue to pass through the forest area.

The maximum estimated time from Pos 1 Senaru to Pos 2 is 2-3 hours of travel. At Pos 2 Senaru, there are two gazebos or shelters for climbers to rest.

Continuing the journey to Pos 3 Senaru, you will pass through the Senaru Forest. Many sounds of monkeys and animals are still preserved that will accompany your climbing steps. From Pos 2 Senaru to Pos 3, it will take a long time. The Pos 2 line to Pos 3 is indeed the longest line on the Senaru Line. Takes 4 hours of travel.

On the Senaru Line, springs can only be found at Pos 2. However, they are also available during the rainy season. Seasonal springs make climbers have to prepare as much water as possible for the journey.

Post 3 Senaru is the boundary of Senaru Forest to Senaru Field. From Pos 3 to the Senaru Pelawangan Post, you can continue your journey through the sandy and rocky track until you reach the Senaru Pelawangan Post. Estimated time is with a distance of 1-2 hours of travel only.

At Pelawangan Senaru, climbers can see Lake Segara Anak as well as Pelawangan Sembalun. The height of the Senaru Pelawangan reaches about 2500 meters above sea level. At Pelawangan Senaru, climbers can set up tents for the night, a fairly flat area that is perfect for resting there.

3. AIK BERIK JALUR, AIK BERIK VILLAGE, BATU KLIANG DISTRICT, CENTRAL LOMBOK REGENCY

HEADING TO AIK BERIK VILLAGE

If you are from Lombok Airport or Mataram City, you can charter a vehicle at a rate of around IDR 500,000. Avanza type vehicles and these prices, of course, you can share with your climbing friends so that they are cheaper.

The route is Mataram Airport/City – Mantang Village, Central Lombok (to be precise at Mantang Market) – Aik Berik Village.

If you want to be more efficient, you can use public transportation from Mandalika Mataram City Terminal, using an ankle-type vehicle (small bus) to Mantang Village at a rate of around Rp. 15,000 per person. From Mantang Market then continue the journey using a motorcycle taxi to Aik Berik Village at a rate of Rp. 20,000.

START CLIMBING MOUNT RINJANI LOMBOK VIA AI BERIK

The Aik Berik Trail in Aik Berik Village, Batu Kliang Utara District coincides with the location of Benang Stokel Waterfall and Yarn Netting in Aik Berik Village, which are members of the Benang Stokel Tourism Area.

From Aik Berik Basecamp to the forest door of the Aik Berik hiking trail, you have to walk about 2 km to the location of the forest door. You can also use an ojek service to go to the forest gate with a fare of around Rp. 20,000 per person.

From the forest gate, you will walk for 2-3 hours to Pos 1 Aik Berik past coffee plantations, orange groves, and banana plantations owned by local residents.

The Aik Berik route itself has abundant water sources. You don’t have to worry about water problems. The reason is, at Pos 1 Jalan Aik Berik itself there is a river flow right next to the shelter where the climbers rest. The clear water makes it easy for climbers to run out of water.

From Pos 1 to Pos 2 Aik Berik is quite far. It is about 3-4 hours drive through the Aik Berik Forest, so climbers will feel cool on the way while climbing. Even so, at Post 2 there is a water source that can be consumed by climbers. you can also pick ferns, which are forest plants that can be consumed as vegetables.

Continuing the journey from Pos 2 to Pos 3, Aik Berik is not far from Pos 1 to Pos 2. Estimated time is 2-3 hours by passing through the wilderness. On the way, you should use shoes and gatters to protect your feet from pacets. Pacet itself can be found under the leaves scattered on the hiking trail. Pacet will stick to the foot of the climber brutally and suck blood until the pacet that was small becomes big.

Before you arrive at Pos 3 Aik Berik, you will be presented with a beautiful and stunning view. Seen from a distance Umar Maya Waterfall which is located next to Post 3. It’s really beautiful.

After you arrive at Pos 3, you can take a rest or put up a tent for the night. If you don’t want to spend the night, you can continue the journey to Plawangan Umar Maya. The Umar Maya Pelawangan itself is named after the Waterfall which is next to Post 3 earlier.

Passing the savanna from Pos 3 for a 2-3 hour journey that is not too uphill allows climbers to enjoy the natural beauty of Rinjani via Aik Berik. Arriving at Plawangan Umar Maya, you can also see the beauty of the lake from the west-south side of Mount Rinjani so that you are directly facing the towering Rinjani Peak.

4. TIMBANUH LINE, PRINGGASELA DISTRICT, TIMUR LOMBOK REGENCY

TOWARDS TIMBANUH VILLAGE FROM AIRPORT OR MATARAM CITY

To get to Timbanuh Village from the Airport or Praya City, Central Lombok, you can charter a travel car at the airport at a rate of around IDR 500,000.

The economical option is to take public transportation from Mataram Mandalika Terminal.

At the Mandalika Mataram terminal, you have to look for an Engkel vehicle that wants to go to Aikmel, East Lombok. From the terminal to Aikmel Village, East Lombok using an ankle, the fare is around IDR 20,000 – IDR 25,000 per person.

Arriving at Aikmel, East Lombok, you must order a motorcycle taxi to Timbanuh Village. The journey to Timbanuh Village from Aikmel is about 1 hour drive and pays an ojek fare of IDR 50,000 per person. Quite expensive because the roads are a bit hollow.

START CLIMBING MOUNT RINJANI VIA TIMBANUH ROUTE

Arriving at the Mount Rinjani National Park Ascent Post in Timbanuh Village, you must register as a requirement to climb Mount Rinjani.

The journey to Pos 1 Timbanuh can be reached within 1-2 hours from the National Park Office through the Timbanuh forest and the plantations of the Timbanuh residents. The path to Post 1 Timbanuh is not so uphill. Pos 1 Timbanuh does not have a shelter but can rest there, because Pos 1 has a flat place.

From Pos 1 to Pos 2 Timbanuh, it will take 2-3 hours to travel through shady forests. You will find quite a lot of excavated wild boars. From that, you are not advised to build a tent in the middle of the forest because it can endanger climbers from wild boars.

In Pos 2 there is also a shelter to rest. The situation under the sloping cliff makes the climbers have to avoid camping under the cliff at Post 2 Timbanuh because at any time it can slide.

At Post 2 Timbanuh, climbers can also take water from the spring just below the shelter. The water dripping from between the rocks makes the climbers have to be patient if taking water from Pos 2. Filling a large mineral bottle can be full in 2 hours.

Heading to Post 3 Timbanuh, you re-enter the forest from Post 2 Timbanuh. You will pass 3 hills which are quite steep, making the climbers have to spend quite a lot of energy. The journey time from Pos 2 to Pos 3 is 2-3 hours of normal travel. On the way to Pos 3 Timbanuh, you can pick forest strawberries on the side along the path to Pos 3.

At Post 3 Timbanuh there are three shelters to rest. However, if the climbers want to set up a tent to spend the night better near the water source under the Pos 3 valley. You have to go down from Pos 3 through 120 steps to the spring. Because under Post 3 there is a large area and the springs are strong enough for bathing and cooking. Under the Pos 3 valley there are also two bathrooms for defecation.

From Pos 3 to Pelawangan Timbanuh can be taken for 2-3 hours normally. Passing through the vast savanna can spoil the eyes of the climbers. The track is quite gentle until the Cemara ‘Nunggal’ climbers can rest and enjoy the Rinjani Orplas Peak under the highest peak of Rinjani.

After passing Cemare Nunggal, you will pass two hills that are not too uphill. The two hills before the Timbanuh Field are decorated with Edelweiss Flowers and Forest Strawberries. Forest strawberries are very sweet and are believed by the people of Timbanuh as a passion enhancer.

Arriving at Pelawangan Timbanuh with an altitude of 2700 meters above sea level, you can enjoy Rinjani Crater which has Mount Baru finger in the middle. If you want to go to Segare Anak Lake via Pelawangan Timbanuh, it is highly recommended that you first go with Timbanuh residents who are experienced through this route. Because, if the climbers go down to the lake, they will pass through steep and dangerous rock cliffs. The climbers will also use a wibing rope so that it takes 4-5 hours of travel.

ADDITIONAL NOTES TO CLICKING Mt. Rinjani

SIGN IN TO MOUNT RINJANI NATIONAL PARK HALL

Before doing climbing activities, you must register yourself/team at the Mount Rinjani National Park Center Post which is on each climbing route.

Or if you want to register online, you can visit the official BTNGR website on the www.erinjani.id page or download the “eRinjani” application on the Google Play Store.

It’s very easy. First, you have to signup or log in on the eRinjani page first by entering the climbers’ identities, such as mobile numbers, emails and others found on the eRinjani website. The second step is to order the number of climbing days. The third step, the climbers want to make payments. This payment can be made by bank transfer on the eRinjani application or website. The final step is, the climbers just wait for the payment notification after registering, until later the proof of payment is checked by the BTNGR officer when entering the climbing door.

The session for climbing Mount Rinjani Lombok is 3 days 2 nights or if the climbers want to stay on Mount Rinjani longer, usually 4-5 days. BTNGR supplies the rates for climbing Rinjani which are quite cheap.

Per day, for one climber only pay Rp 5,000 only. If you watch the climbers for 3 days on Mount Rinjani, the climbers only pay Rp. 15,000 by paying insurance of Rp. 10,000.

In total, 3 days on Mount Rinjani will pay Rp. 25,000, which is quite cheap for local tourists. However, for foreign/foreign tourists the rate is IDR 150,000 per day and insurance is IDR 100,000 thousand.

However, if the climbers want to climb Mount Rinjani on holidays such as Sundays and Red dates, they will be charged Rp. 7,500 per day for local tourists and Rp. 225,000 per day for foreign tourists.

ORDER A GUIDE OR PORTER

After registering, when the climbers are ready for trekking to Mount Rinjani, it is recommended that they are accompanied by experienced people.

For example, climbers need a guide or porter, you can immediately ask BTNGR officers to find a guide or porter if you need one. The cost of the guide itself per day ranges from Rp. 200,000 for a team of climbers.

Or you can order a reliable Mount Rinjani Trekking Package to make your trip easier during the climb.

The guide’s job is to keep the climbers from getting lost and to direct the climbers when climbing to the top of Mount Rinjani. He is responsible for the safety of the climbers while on the climb.

In addition, the porter’s job is to carry the climbers’ equipment, be it logistics, tents, and other climbers’ equipment. The cost for one porter on Mount Rinjani itself ranges from Rp. 175,000 to Rp. 200,000 for a team of climbers with a maximum number of four to five climbers.

Not only that, the porter’s job at Mount Rinjani is to cook for the climbers, set up tents, and fetch water for the climbers while on Mount Rinjani.


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