AT A GLANCE ABOUT MOUNTAIN RINJANI
If you are a true climber, surely you will know Mount Rinjani, the most beautiful mountain in Indonesia, so do not miss it, let know more closely. Come visit Mount Rinjani, get the best experience and the most beautiful in your trekking experience. If you want to climb Mount Rinjani you can do it through some climbing access including access to; Senaru village, Torean village, Sembalun Lawang village, Sajang village, Tetebatu village and Aik Berik village (northern Batukliang) in general, most climbers make the climb through access to the village of Senaru or Sembalun Lawang village especially for climbers who only want to conquer the Rinjani peak at 3,726 m the closest access is via Sembalun Lawang.
In the near future Central Lombok regency government has a discourse to take part in being involved in organizing the climbing of Mount Rinjani through Central Lombok district practically because it already existed but was not as noisy as the Senaru and Sembalun hiking routes which are geographically located in the regency area North Lombok (Senaru) and East Lombok regency (Sembalun) apparently Central Lombok Regency also does not want to be a constant audience until this plan will be pursued with an innovative concept by planning road construction or opening new lanes so that climbers can drive as much as possible near maybe in the mouth of the crater Segara Anak because this is part of the alternative for those who are physically no longer able to climb the terrain such as the Senaru and Sembalun lanes.
Sembalun is the closest access to the trip to the summit, because it means you will start climbing from an altitude of 1,156 m above sea level while climbing through Senaru access starts from an altitude of 601 m above sea level, Mount Rinjani is the highest number 2 volcano in Indonesia after Mount Kerinci in Jambi (Sumatra) 3,805 m above sea level, Mount Rinjani has erupted several times and the volcano experts think that Mount Rinjani before erupting was estimated to be about 5,000 meters cone but after two large eruptions this mountain formed a crater in the middle of a former eruption it resembles a bowl, accommodates rainwater in its crater located in the middle of a rainwater lake called ‘Segara Anak’ lake which is at the elevation level of 2008 m above sea level which has an overflow in the north.
Overflow water from Segara Anak lake forms a small river, the water is white until the local people give the name Kali This is called “kokok Putek” in the sasak language which means white river, where the flow of water that comes from the overflow of Segara lake child raises many waterfalls in the flow there are some popular ones to visit, namely: Mangku Sakti Waterfall and Mayung Putek Waterfall (white deer) and Umar Maya waterfall. Mount Rinjani National Park began to be developed into a tourism industry since 1999 and was followed by the establishment of an RTMB institution (Rinjani Trekking Management Board) which trained and educated all components involved in organizing mount Rinjani climbing.
Mount Rinjani erupted for the umpteenth time in 2004, due to this eruption there was no effect caused only by a small boom that was heard up to the city of Mataram and centered on volcanic cones which were confined by the walls of a high crater and the last eruption on November 3, 2015 for 2 weeks which resulted in disrupted flight traffic, especially at the Ngurah Rai international airport in Bali and Lombok’s international airport (BIL) due to the effects of rain of volcanic ash blown into the air to block visibility for flights but ironically for those living in around the slopes of Mount Rinjani there is absolutely no effect from the rain of dust, only those who most clearly hear every boom when an eruption occurs.
The impact of the eruption of Mount Rinjani was enough to have an effect on the tourism actors who felt the impact of the volcanic ash eruption of Gunung Baru Jari because many travel guests agents and hotel guests canceled their arrival due to flights for the Ngurah Rai international airport route Denpasar (Bali) and Lombok International Airport (BIL) has been temporarily closed, including the climbers of Mount Rinjani, who are definitely tourists who have already paid a down payment for hotel accommodation located on Lombok.
The Gunung Rinjani area is part of a national park consisting of 40 national parks located in the archipelago covering an area of 41,330 ha and also incorporated in a 66,000 ha protected forest with forest conservation and animals protected by the state, around the slopes of the mountain Rinjani has 20 traditional villages surrounding it, the crater of Mount Rinjani is formed so beautifully that many mountain lovers come to visit it, in addition to seeing the enchanting nature of the climbers can also do fishing on the Segara Anak lake.
These fish used to come from seeds sown by the second president of the Republic of Indonesia, namely President Suharto, who until now breed to become large sizes, especially tilapia fish, climbers as they pleased can fish on this lake but according to information from the anglers of the fish found in this lake are slightly different compared to the fish commonly found in fresh water which are below that these fish have a slightly larger head probably due to lack of food intake until the fish found on the lake are very hungry so anglers are very easy to get and certainly these fish when cooked or when served a little smell of sulfur.
This lake is called Segara Anak lake by Lombok people. It can be guessed from giving the name of this lake that what gives the name is local people (people of Lombok). In ancient times Lombok people saw water that was as large as when they saw the ocean. “Immediately” as well as Segara Anak lake whose water resembles a small sea of Lombok people call it Segara, it could be the Lombok people when they saw the lake on the crater of Mount Rinjani resembling a child from the ocean to the name of the sea or “Segara Anak.”
Likewise, the volcanic cone has an elevation of 2,351 m above sea level which is on the edge of a lake named Gunung New finger or New Mountain. So because Lombok people used to think the volcanic cone was a new or emerging mountain without them knowing that it was the geological effect caused by the pressure of magma which pushes the surface of the earth to form like a cone, without ever knowing that the crater was a former eruption that was very powerful, in general 20 years ago Indonesian people had known Mount Rinjani through pictures on paper money worth Rp. 10,000.
For mount Rinjani climbing activities it has been well organized under the auspices of the RTMB (Rinjani Trekking Management Board) where this organization empowers local residents to enjoy the grace of the beauty of the Mount Rinjani National Park that God has given to work as an organizer, tour guide and porter around the villages of Senaru and Sembalun, they were trained (porters and guides) on how to treat tourists during the ascent of Mount Rinjani especially how to cook, make European-style dishes because climbers were also mostly (foreign nationals) the practitioners of climbing Mount Rinjani tourism were trained ways to save, preserve the environment and the surrounding environment, especially to maintain the cleanliness of Mount Rinjani from garbage, especially plastic waste. The packages that we offer for climbing Mount Rinjani are:
PROGRAM: CRATER RIM SENARU (3H / 2M) Rp 1,900,000 / PEERSON
The first day of pick-up to take to the village of Senaru because 1 day before climbing is very good to spend the night in the village of Senaru for preparation, because the village of Senaru in addition to start points there are also 2 well-known Waterfall locations namely: Sendang Gila waterfall and Tiu waterfall Kelep is the most beautiful waterfall on the island of Lombok and also the location of the Sendang Gila waterfall that is closer to the entrance to the waterfall higher than the Tiu Kelep waterfall, so you can do soft trekking 1 day earlier to the location of the two waterfalls that is.
Climbing begins the day after tomorrow morning at 7:00 am from Senaru village 601 m above sea level to Crater Rim 1 by doing 7 hours hiking trip through 70% of tropical forest and 30% of savanna, along the journey there are several posts for resting places, stop at Post 2 at an altitude of 1,500 m asl to take a cooking break for lunch and drink tea or coffee after a while before continuing the journey to Rim 1 or Pelawangan Senaru, until in the afternoon at around 6:00 pm climbers can rest while enjoying the sunset behind Mount Agung which is on the island of Bali and can see the silhouette of the cone of the summit of Mount Agung which is very beautiful.
Stayed one night at Rim Senaru at an altitude of 2,641 m above sea level and in the morning the group of climbers could enjoy the sunrise illuminating the stunning natural scenery and enjoying the crater which was fortified by the very high walls of the crater of Segara Anak lake and the cone view Vulkano Gunung Baru Jari is definitely without hand command and will aim the camera at all directions to capture the surrounding beauty.
After breakfast the group will be invited to return to the village of Senaru on the same road which is expected to arrive at around 2:00 in the representative office in the village of Senaru to take all your back pack items to continue your trip to the next destination to 3 Gili ( Trawangan, Meno and Air) Senggigi, Mataram or other places, but there must be another transport price agreement if the next destination is very far from the agreed location.
PROGRAM: RIM SENARU, LAKE & RIM SEMBALUN (4H / 3M) Rp 2,100,000 / PERSON
The second package is the same as what we did in the first package, only when waking up on the 3rd day at Rim Senaru or Pelawangan Senaru after breakfast, then we continue the journey to go down to the lake through steep cliff walls, here the climbers are required to be more be careful because there are certain parts of the place that appear dangerous when we walk down the track which is very narrow and very steep and high ravines but from the management of the Mount Rinjani National Park have made relling safety with iron in certain places to hold on when we passing, the time we need to get down to the lake is approximately 2.5 – 3 hours but here there is no resting post as we found in the previous track until arriving at Segara Lake Anak is just a resting place and you are at an altitude position of 2008 m asl.
The guide and porter immediately prepares to cook lunch but before the guide will invite the group to the hot water bath for bathing which is below the exact elevation of the lake surface in the overflow area of Segara Anak Lake, from the lake to the location of hot water just by walking about 15 minutes from the lake resting post, here there are 4 ponds that have been simply plotted to distinguish the level of hot water temperature.
In the plots of hot water there is also a flow of pipes to direct warm water to each pool plank pool, here you can dip your body or soak but before you have to ask the guide which levels you should go before, because you have to starting from the first low temperature to the warmest. We recommend that the body be put into a warm water place then after a while you move to the warmer, then to a sufficiently hot level. Soaking here, we will feel all our fatigue feels as if we get the energy we need as if we were just beginning the climb, about after an hour’s soaking, the guide will visit and take the group back to the lake for lunch. About half an hour after lunch we continue the journey to the crater rim Sembalun.
From the lake to Rim Sembalun it takes about 3 hours to arrive at Rim Sembalun at an altitude of 2,639 m above sea level, this trip begins with a not so heavy journey once in a while we turn towards the lake as if there will be a feeling we will leave memories with something that is difficult for us to forget because when walking left the lake little by little the Segara Anak lake disappears from the view behind us.
Then after 1 hour of travel we will feel the terrain getting heavier while walking once in a while we ask the guide the direction we are going to go as if it seemed impossible through a cliff so steep upright like a wall from a rocky distance and heat, when the sun leaned westward, the route it was from a distance like a vertical cliff wall, it turns out there is still a road as wide as 1.5 meters above the cliff and when looking down wow … !!! very steep and deep cliffs, I suggest being vigilant and concentrated, here is not a joking place, getting closer to the destination of the field has changed slightly which was our footing the rock ground this time is rather sandy which makes it a little heavier when standing.
After arriving at Rim Sembalun’s destination here we spent the second night, on this trip the porters usually arrived first because they had to immediately camp tents and immediately prepare the evening dishes, which is definitely a tiring day trip especially when passing through the walls very steep cliffs, leg muscles really felt weak and occasionally heard moans from other participants who were not used to trekking, sometimes there were also climbers with legs cramped including me at that time also experiencing leg cramps and the groaning participants were also me, heheheheee … !!! so embarrassed.
Rim Sembalun is not as beautiful as the rim Senaru because here the Segara Anak lake looks only half and the cone of volcano Gunung Baru Jari does not look at all, after dinner is finished it will be very beautiful if there is a full moon and the wind does not blow then after waking up the guide and porter already
At around 7 am we continue our journey down to Sembalun village by traversing the savanna with almost no trees and the tricks of the sun will be very stinging but we do not realize that because of the vast savanna formed beautifully by the ridge of Mount Rinjani, here there are many the post stops to rest which resembled the post siskamling provided by the manager of the Gunung Rinjani national park which was designated as a place to rest the climbers including the purpose of cooking lunch breaks, usually climbers arrived at Sembalun village targeted around – 2pm had arrived in Sembalun Lawang, Bawak Nao village on the side of the road because Bawak Nao village is a closer access to the asphalt road rather than walking towards the entrance to the Sembalun ascent and here there is a pickup car behind without a roof just to pick up the group to return to Senaru village berken while about 30 minutes to take the safekeeping items and clean the body then the last destination is to transport to Senggigi or to the 3 Gili, if there are other destinations such as Kuta Lombok, Sheet or Airport will be charged an additional fee.
PROGRAM: CRATER RIM, LAKE & PEAK (5H / 4M) IDR 2,250,000 / PERSON
This third package is exactly the same as the second package, there is only a slight difference when arriving at Rim Sembalun or Pelalangan Sembalun. Climbers will be invited to wake up at around 3:00 a.m. to reach the summit by walking midnight by using a flashlight as a lighting tool that was previously prepared. from before starting a definite ascent before the porters prepare warm tea and biscuits before walking in the middle of the night, this trip is estimated that the climbers will arrive at the summit around 6 am to be able to see and enjoy the sunrise from the peak at an altitude of 3,726 m above sea level approximately climbers will be at the summit for only about 15 minutes and at the peak there is already a red plate that reads the peak height figures of Mount Rinjani 3,726 m above sea level.
The journey up to the summit of Pelawangan Sembalun is estimated to take 3 hours and to go down which is definitely faster because the terrain is sandy so when climbing when climbers step foot in the sand your feet will be dragged 1/4 step down and will make the climb longer and will different when the trip down with sandy terrain will be faster, so for trips down from the summit of Rinjani to rim 2 or Pelawanagan Sembalun it will take approximately 2 hours.
Next the trip continued towards Sembalun Lawang but beforehand breakfast first at Rim Sembalun just came down to meet participants who did not go to the summit who had been waiting to accompany the cooking porter on a clear lane, seen former climbers at an uncertain point according to the agreement where to stop to rest for cooking for lunch and after lunch the journey continues towards Sembalun Bawak Nao, at this time we will cross a very wide savanna with views of the shoulders of Mount Rinjani and almost no trees to make this trip a little challenging in the hot sun.
But it is also good to take pictures along the memory road, from the slopes of the Sembalun route it will be clear an artificial lake for agribusiness project irrigation belonging to PT. Sampurna obtained by raising water using a bore well. In the village of Bawak Nao the group had been waiting by a pickup car that resembled a pickup truck because the climbers at that time were in a state of heavy dust and sweating, from Bawak Nao the group would be taken to Senaru by driving about 30 minutes to arrive at Senaru to pick up items safekeeping in the office while cleaning the body before delivering with a more comfortable and air conditioned car to the next destination, namely to Senggigi, Mataram or to Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air (free) if there are other destinations such as Kuta Lombok or the Airport certainly must there is an agreement on the previous package price.
(MINIMUM 2 PEOPLE FOR THIS PACKAGE)
ANY CUISINE MENU DURING THE INCOME:
BREAKFAST; pancakes, flour Martabak, fried banana and fruit salad
LUNCH ; Boiled noodles with vegetables, chicken, fried potatoes, fried chicken and white rice
DINNER ; Special fried rice, omelet, fried chicken and white rice
DRINK; Bottled mineral water, Tea, Coffee, hot oranges, Canned milk (choice after meals)
PACKAGE PRICES ARE INCLUDED:
TRANSPORT: Pick up from all places on the island of Lombok and transport back and forth in all places on the island of Lombok.
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (at any time drinking coffee or tea we also serve food as a class of biscuits or bread)
DRINKING: Drinking water is very important during the climb, when we start the climb we provide bottled water 1 bottle 1.5 liters but after we run out of drinking water we get it from the spring because for water supply it is impossible to bring it from the beginning of the climb.
TENT: For one tent for 2 people (this equipment is carried by the porter)
SLEEPING BAG: Very important when sleeping on a mountain because the weather is very cold.
PORTER: Porters play an important role in climbing, for 2 climbers will be assisted by one porter and already a guide.
ENTRY TICKETS: Each climber is required to pay an entrance ticket for administrative and registration purposes.
ARRIVAL AT AROUND: Before climbing, participants must prepare themselves in the village of Senaru 1 day in advance to prepare everything including meeting the Master of the track so that they can communicate and ask questions about the terrain of climbing on Mount Rinjani.
PRIVATE PACKAGE PRICE
PROGRAM 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT (WiTHOUT HOTEL)
2-4 people IDR 1,500,000 / person
5 people above IDR 1,300,000 / person
PROGRAM 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS (WITH HOTEL)
2-4 people IDR 2,500,000 / person
5 people up to IDR 2,200,000 / person
PROGRAM 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS (WITH HOTEL)
2-4 people IDR 3,100,000 / person
5 people above IDR 2,900,000 / person