Mt Rinjani Summit Treks
A challenging, yet beautiful trek that will take you to an altitude of 3,726 meters

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Rinjani Women Adventure
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Katni is a force of nature. She is the very first woman guide in Rinjani. When she first started guiding in Rinjani, it was taboo for women to lead hikes in the deeply patriarchal society of Lombok. So she started her own guiding business (still the only female-owned business in Rinjani!), and hired women as guides. Through her work, she's singlehandedly shattered taboos in Rinjani, changed mindsets of men and women in Lombok, and have given women opportunities to earn an income.

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36 reviews

Great hiking trip with Siska today. Nice comfortable tempo. We had a nice chat over the duration of the trip and the route was lovely too.

Great Hiking Trip With Siska

Visiting an authentic village, hearing about their traditions and seeing their day to day lives was so interesting. The countryside and rice farms were beautiful. I loved seeing all the produce like vanilla bean...

Madeleine Parker

Our guide Bruno is very positive and helpful. He is very knowledgeable and always prepared for any situation. Definitely one of the best guides

Winston

My girlfriend and I did our climb with Rudy's team and they really blew us away with their hospitality and their professionalism. We were recommended by a friend who said that Rudy had the best team in Lombok an...

Robert M

Helpful Questions

What is Mount Rinjani?
Mount Rinjani the second highest volcano in Indonesia and one of the most beautiful mountain climbs in Southeast Asia! It is very challenging so you should definitely train up for the hike. Mount Rinjani is an active volcano located on the island of Lombok, in Indonesia. With an elevation of 3,726 meters (12,224 feet), it is the second-highest volcano in Indonesia and a popular destination for trekking and hiking. The mountain is known for its stunning views, including the crater lake of Segara Anak, and its unique flora and fauna.
How can I climb Mount Rinjani?
Climbing Mount Rinjani requires a certain level of fitness and experience, but it is possible to do so with the help of a guide. The most popular route is the Senaru route, which takes approximately two to three days to complete. Along the way, climbers will encounter a variety of terrain, including steep inclines, rocky paths, and dense forests. It is recommended to hire a local guide or join a tour group, as the trail can be challenging to navigate and the weather can change quickly. Mount Rinjani may also be closed off for climbers at certain times of the year - for e.g. if certain trails need to be repaired, so you should definitely plan in advance to go and check with us on the route beforehand!
What can I expect to see on Mount Rinjani?

We've done most of the mountains in Southeast Asia and we think that Mount Rinjani is still one of the most beautiful treks there is. Besides being famous for how difficult it is, Rinjani has one of the most beautiful views to offer in Indonesia. Even if you just make it up to the crater rim and not the summit, the views there alone are so worth it.


The peak of Mount Rinjani offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, including the Segara Anak crater lake, which is located at an altitude of 2,000 meters (6,562 feet). The lake is known for its turquoise-blue color and is believed to be sacred by the local Sasak people.


But even if you don't make it to the summit, there are actually several crater lakes across the mountain which makes it a really picturesque climb the entire way, not only just at the summit.


The mountain is also home to a unique ecosystem, with a variety of plant and animal species, including monkeys, deer, and birds.

Do I need to train to climb Mount Rinjani?
As the second highest volcano in Indonesia, Mt Rinjani is considered a tough trek even for experienced hikers. Don't make the same mistake we did, we hiked 3726m to the summit without any training at all, and our legs almost gave way. We couldn't walk properly for a week... 😂 ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The summit climb is the most brutal bit, because it's super steep and slippery. Oh and you'll be doing it in the dark, before sunrise. It's basically two steps forward, and one step back - in complete darkness! On the way down when your calves are aching, you get to run and slide down from the summit though! If you're reasonably fit (2 hours of cardio regularly once a week), you may still be able to do the trek without training. But it's a lot more fun if you train for it and you're able to enjoy it rather than just focus on survival! So if you're up for training, we would recommend starting 3-6 weeks in advance -with cardio twice a week and strength training 2-3 times a week.
What are the different hiking routes at Mount Rinjani?

There are two main trekking routes - one that takes you up the summit (Sembalun route), and the other that is easier and only takes you to the crater rim (Senaru route). Both take two days, but the Senaru crater rim route is suitable for beginner hikers whereas the Sembalun summit route is more suitable for intermediate hikers. We've done both and even if you just make it up to the crater rim and not the summit, the views there are still very worthwhile!


Route 1: 2D2N Senaru trek (crater rim)

The Senaru trek is an easier trek that doesn't go to the summit, but instead goes to the beautiful crater rim. The trek starts from Senaru village and takes visitors through lush forests and traditional Sasak villages. The highlight of the trek is an overnight stay at Sembalun Crater Rim, where visitors can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. On the second day of the Senaru trek, visitors can enjoy a beautiful sunrise over Segara Anak Lake before trekking back down to Senaru Village.


Route 2: 2D2N Sembalun trek (summit climb)

The Sembalun trek is the more challenging trek that takes you to the summit. The reason why the summit climb is challenging is because of the slippery volcanic ash sand - which means that during your summit climb in the dark, you'll be sliding back for every step forward that you take. The Sembalun route takes you to the Sembalun Crater Rim for the night before heading up for the challenging summit climb in the morning of day 2. Once at the summit you would head all the way back down to Sembalun to end the trek.


Route 3: 3D3N Sembalun trek (summit climb & lake)

If you're a very fit hiker and want to see all the best that Mount Rinjani has to offer, you can also extend your summit climb with an additional trip to the lake. This will take 3 days (instead of the usual 2 days), and you'll head to the gorgeous lake for an overnight stay after you summit Mount Rinjani.

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