Lombok Volcano Trekking and Climbing InformationsDiscover the mighty Lombok roof top of Mt. Rinjani on a fun and easy going guided tour with us
Lombok Volcano Trekking general Information
Mt. Rinjani, Lombok’s famous volcano, Soar 3726 meters above sea level and is the second highest volcano in Indonesia, attracting thousands of trekkers and climbers annually. The huge crater near the top contains a beautiful lake, Danau Segara Anak ( Child of The Sea Lake ) and a smaller volcanic cone called Mount Baru jari, which was formed a couple of hundred years ago. There are number of caves, small waterfalls and hot springs located around the volcano.
In 2004 Mt Rinjani won the world legacy award and the volcano recognized internationally as an important eco tourism destination. Starting points for such a trek can begin at Senaru in the North or from Sembalun in the East, this two main route mostly used for treks attacks Rinjani from the West with descent to the awesome crater lake before before again climbing up and out onto the summit. The faster more direct route to summit, which is popular for those tourist that don’t want wish to spend days on this expedition can be attempted from Sembalun climbing up Rinjani’s western slopes. Both trekking route offered breathtaking and magic experience.
The Rinjani trek is a challenging mountain walk and you must be prepared with good equipment, warm and windproof clothing. Rinjani can attract severe storms, lightening and strong winds. When the weather is settled, the sun is intense and the nights frosty. Parts of the trail are steep and slippery. Beware of bad weather and risks of exposure to the wet and cold (hypothermia). If caught in an electrical storm, take shelter and avoid prominent ridges. Beware of stinging insects and plants. Leeches can be a nuisance in the wet season.
- Volcanic Hazards:
Although Mt. Rinjani has not erupted in recorded history, Mt. Baru (2,351m) in the crater lake is an active volcano. It last erupted dramatically in 1994. Check the notice boards for recent hazards, and take advice from park staff and guides.
- Spring Water:
Fresh water springs are a feature of the trek and determine campsites. Your guide know where these are. During the drier months (July – September) some springs completely disappear. Park staff and guides constantly monitor these water sources to determine their abundance.
- Our Philosophy
We deal largely in echo tourism & adventure travel, but for us adventures are not just the rugged kind. An adventure can take many forms and need involve little that is overly strenuous – to us every trip is a voyage of discovery and hence an adventure. The guiding philosophy behind each is that the trip be environmentally friendly and sustainable. This means impacting as little as possible on the peoples and places we visit, always respecting the distinctiveness and special qualities of each
To sum up, we try:
– To learn from nature & other cultures
– To minimize impact on the natural & cultural environments
– To return something to the local community
– To facilitate self-determination for native peoples
– To promote sustainable tourism
– To have fun
– To pay more to our Guide and porter for their better live
The way we do it must be environmentally-friendly as well as economically and physically efficient. This means we trek, cook, camp and shows you more of the things with care and attentions. We use mechanized transport when we have to cover long distances in limited time; even so, we use local modes of transportation as far as possible to maximize exposure to the local lifestyles and to get close to the people. As a consequence, during the tours there is a lot of opportunity to learn about and from the indigenous peoples.
You are advised to ensure that your guide is carrying a radio handset or mobile phone. Our trek programme equipped with two ways radio communication. In a group of minimum 6, we also provide a dinning tents, emergency lamp, trek leader, rangers or Save And Rescue (SAR) team if necessary.
Cell phone (GSM) covers most area of Rinjani National Park. Most guide carry their own mobile phone. Not all cellular operators can be used. Pro XL is recommended.