Mount Rinjani - 9 Days
Famed for its tremendous beauty and eerie isolation, Mount Rinjani is Indonesia's second highest mountain outside Irian Jaya. Although it is a dominant geographical phenomenon, its peak is rarely seen from the low lands, as it is often shrouded in cloud.
The Mount Rinjani Trekking track is one of Asia's best kept secrets. Comparable to more famous mountain tracks, Rinjani offers the adventurous awesome scenery, waterfalls, rain forests, wildlife, hot springs, caves, demanding hiking, pristine lakes, interesting culture and of course a volcano.
Gunung Rinjani is considered by all in Lombok and Bali as sacred. It is believed that the Gods reside on its summit and that the hot springs that bubble from it contain remarkable healing properties. It is for these reasons that the trek up Rinjani is far more important than just the climb itself; it is a pilgrimage to the Gods and all their powers.
- Climb one of S.E Asia's best kept secrets and site of the 1257 massive eruption
- Visit waterfalls and a high altitude lake
- Swim and snorkel pristine tropical waters
- Marvel at an active volcano and watch the sunrise over Bali
- Have a chance to see Sasak stick fighting
Day 01: Arrive in Bali and transfer to your hotel.
Day 02: Transfer to Denpasar Airport for flight to Lombok. From there we will pick you up and take you to the Sheraton on Sengiggi beach.
Day 03: An early start for the beginning of a challenging day ahead. (8 hours walk)
Day 04: Another early day with a 2 am wake up for our summit attempt.
Day 05: Today will be spent relaxing in the nearby hot springs and exploring the steaming Milk caves. After a satisfying lunch it's a testing trek up the other side of the caldera to the northern rim camp.
Day 06: We head down to Senaru via pristine primary rain forests.
Day 07: Today we head back down to the coast and alight our small boat for Gili Tranwangan.
Day 08: After breakfast we will fly back to Bali. Overnight in Hotel. Free time to shop or relax.
Day 09: Depart for next destination
Day 01: Arrive in Bali and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Transfer to airport for from Bali to Lombok. From there we will pick you up and take you to the Sheraton on Sengiggi beach. There will be a briefing on the climb either today or the following morning. The days is free to shop for last minute things.
Day 03: An early start for the beginning of a challenging day ahead. Our car will pick us up and transfer us to Lawang. From there we will trek through savannah like country, up the steep outer rim and camp at base camp. (8 hours walk)
Day 04: Another early day with a 2 am wake p for our summit attempt. We hope to reach the summit by sunrise, about 630am for the awesome views over the crater lake, Bali and Sumbawa. We then walk down to the shore of Segara Anak.
Day 05: Today will be spent relaxing in the nearby hot springs and exploring the steaming Milk caves. After a satisfying lunch it's a testing trek up the other side of the caldera to the northern rim camp. Sunset from here is awesome.
Day 06: We are not in a hurry anymore as we are satisfied with what we have done. We head down to Senaru via pristine primary rain forests. We have a good chance to see some wildlife today. Overnight in a local guest house.
Day 07: After breakfast we head down to the coast where we will be picked by our small boat and taken to Gili Tranwangan. There we will have lunch, snorkel and relax in complete contrast to the last 4 days. From there we head back to Senggigi and check into the Sheraton.
Day 08: Today we head back to Bali. We farewell Lombok and check into our hotel in Bali. Free time to shop or relax.
Day 09: Transfer to your next destination.
Expedition cost $1600 ex Bali, twin share.
Note : A Single Supplement of $350.00 will apply for this trip at the Sheraton and our hotel in Bali.
If you would like to book a personal porter for your trip a supplement of AUD 250.00 will apply.
Electrolyte supplements such as Gatorade for expedition portion
Return airfare Bali-Lombok-Bali
All transfers in Lombok
1 nights accommodation Senaru
4 days expedition in tents
2 nights accommodation Bali
2 nights accommodation Sengiggi (Sheraton)
All food on expedition component 8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners)
Breakfast in Senaru, Lawang and Sengiggi
Tent and camping equipment
Park fees and Park insurance
Fees for Porters and Guide
Day boat trip to Gili Tranwangan
Note the below items can be added at the time of booking.
MOON LIGHT ASCENTS
Gunung Rinjani is best climbed during the full moon cycle. The early morning start (2am - 3am) on summit day is greatly assisted when you climb using the intense moon light. Did you know that a Full Moon is 9 ties as bright as a Half Moon. This is why a Full Moon expedition is so awesome. The only disadvantage to this timing is in August, when Indonesia celebrates its national holiday, and hundreds of Indonesian campers enter the park for the week long celebrations. We have found any other time of the year is very quiet, with few if any other trekkers in the park.
|Difficulty Rating:||Grade 3 - difficult|
|Comfort Level:||Comfortable camping|
|Season:||Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov,|