Mount Rinjani Trekking & Gili Island Leisure
This trip designed for those who wish to experience the highest peak on Lombok and get leisure/to relax at the Gili island includes experiencing the island culture.
- Mount Rinjani
- Gili Island
- Island Culture and Tradition
The small island of Lombok is dominated by the spectacular Mount Rinjani (3726m), Indonesia’s second-highest volcano, semi-active and held in awe by the islanders who regularly ascend the steep trail to the crater rim. We follow in their footsteps completing an introductory trek and wandering the crater to appreciate the bright emerald green waters of Lake Segara Anak. We then travel by boat to the tranquil Gili Islands where we can indulge in some snorkeling or just relax on its beautiful beaches. We complete this exciting journey with a fascinating cultural tour on Lombok including the traditional weaving in Sukarara, the Pura Kalasa temple in Narmada, Mataram and the beautiful beach at Tanjung Aan.
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Day 1: Arrival Lombok International Airport – Senggigi Hotel Check In
On arrival at Lombok International Airport, you will be met in the arrival hall by our staff and transferred to your accommodation at Senggigi Beach.
Day 2: Transfer To Sembalun Lawang
This morning will be at leisure. You will meet your guide late morning for a pre-trip briefing before departing for the 2 – 3-hour drive to Sembalun Lawang. Lombok is dominated by Mount Rinjani, Indonesia’s 2nd highest volcano and Sembalun Lawang
Day 3: Trek Sembalun Lawang to Camp Pelawangan II
After breakfast, we begin our trek through open grassland to Pos II Tengengean at 1500m. After a further one hour ascent, we commence our steep climb to our camp on the crater rim at Plawangan II (2639m). Walking approx 6-8 hours.
Day 4: Summit Mount Rinjani – Descent To Segara Anak Lake
After an early morning, wake-up call at around 3 am, we will begin our hike to the summit of Mount Rinjani (3726m). We leave at this time to make sure we arrive at the top before sunrise, not only to experience this spectacular sight but also to have the best chance of getting clear views. It is a 3-hour steady ascent to the summit. From the summit, we will watch the spectacular sunrise with views across to Bali, Mt Agung and Sumbawa, the crater lake below, and the island of Lombok stretching far below. We return to our camp for a late breakfast and continue our descent to Lake Segara Anak within the crater rim below (2000m). Walking 6-7 hours.
Day 5: Rest Day At Segara Anak Lake
Today has been set aside for a rest day around the Lake. You will have ample time to spend the day exploring, relaxing, swimming in the cool waters of the lake or soaking in the hot, natural springs, believed to have healing powers.
Day 6: To crater rim and descend to Senaru
After breakfast, we ascend to the crater rim at Plawangan 1 (2461m). This is a great place to enjoy the views of the lake from the other side. We then descend the long trail to Senaru Village (601m). We descend through thick tropical forests rich in flora and bird and butterfly life. On the descent, if lucky, you may spot the rare black monkey, known locally as lutung. We arrive at Senaru Village in the late afternoon and spend overnight at a local guesthouse in Senaru Village. Walking time 8-9 hours
Day 7: Transfer to Gili Air Island
This morning we drive from Senaru to Bangsal and transfer to Gili Air by boat. A short walk to our accommodation, then the afternoon at leisure to soak in the ambiance of this lovely little island. Gili Air is one of the three coral-fringed islands located off the northwest coast of Lombok and known collectively as the ‘Gilis’. They all have superb white sandy beaches, clear water, brilliantly colored fish and accessible snorkeling and diving.
Day 8: Gili Air Island
Today is at leisure on Gili Air Island. Gili Air is the idyllic white sand island that can easily be walked around in just a few hours. For the active, there are optional activities of diving and snorkeling or you may just wish to find a cozy hammock, relax and watch local life go by.
Day 9: Cultural and Beaches Tour
This morning we will transfer back to the main island and spend the day taking in the sights of Lombok. Lombok is a really diverse island, and during the day we will visit Sukarara, where we will see the various styles of weaving and textiles found on Lombok; the Pura Kalasa temple in the Narmada; Mataram and the beautiful beach at Tanjung Aan. Return to Senggigi.
Day 10: Senggigi – Airport
Following breakfast, the trip concludes. Transfers to the airport will be arranged for your outbound flights.
Lombok International Airport
Lombok International Airport
- Airport pick up and transfer
- Way and return transfer to Rinjani National Park
- Full AC Cocah on Tour
- Experienced guide and porter on trek
- All trekking equipment (tent, sleeping bag, airbed mattress, toilet tent and all cutlery)
- Full board meal on trek
- Unlimited water consumption on the trek
- National park entrance fee
- Experienced English Speaking driver and guide
- Private Boat Charter to Gili Islands
- Accommodation before and after trek
- All Snorkeling Gears
- International / Domestic airfare
- Personal expenses such as Laundry, alcohol drink, etc
- Items does not mentioned on Itinerary
- Optional tours
- Tips and Gratitude
What To Bring
Most trekkers will carry a small pack or day pack with personal items such as clothes, toiletries and photography gear. Keep the gear to a minimum and don’t take anything up the mountain that you don’t have to! During the trek, you will just have to carry your small day pack with essential items such as sunglasses, sunscreen, water, etc. Porters are employed to carry the rest of your gear on the trek. Please keep this to a minimum while on the trek. the following list of items suggested to carry during the Rinjani trek:
- Torch or Flashlight (preferably a head torch)
- Sunblock/lotion, hat/cap, sunglasses
- Water bottle
- Personal prescription medications
- Insect repellent
- Waterproof jacket
- Recommended to carry for Trekking:
- High sided trek boots with good ankle support
- Small lightweight/quick-dry towel
- Max 5 T-Shirts
- Max 2 Trek shorts
- Long trek pants/windproof
- Thermal underwear (polypropylene or wool)
- Personal hygiene products
- Photography gears
- Some cash for tipping the guides and porters are recommended, trekking equipment as a tip also appreciated
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