Climbing package via Sembalun is the best route if you want to conquer the summit of Mount Rinjani quickly. Most of the early climbers choose the Sembalun route to conquer the peak.
We will start the hike with a savanna atmosphere which is quite hot, but very beautiful to the eye
The Trekking package options via Sembalun are as follows:
- RINJANI TREKKING PACKAGE (SUMMIT) 3D/2N VIA SEMBALUN – SEMBALUN
- TREKKING RINJANI MOUNTAIN (SUMMIT) 4D/3N VIA SEMBALUN – SENARU / TOREAN
- RINJANI TREKKING (SUMMIT) 5D/4N VIA SEMBALUN – LAKE – SENARU
- TREKKING RINJANI PRIVATE PACKAGE CHARGE VIA SEMBALUN
- Important Requirements that are Recommended to Bring During the Rinjani Mountain Trekking
Preparation for Package Via Sembalun
If you are on Gili Trawangan, in Senggigi, in Mataram City. We can plan a direct trek without having to stay overnight in Senaru or Sembalun villages, we consider this the second day, of course the package price can be reduced.
It’s different if we have to pick up at Lombok airport of course because the flight arrives or arrives on the island of Lombok at 8:30 am at the earliest.
Your arrival or airport pick-up will not have a fixed time if you want to climb on the first day of climbing. The first day of our pick-up will count as the first day in the package we made, the price includes a stay at Senaru.
First Day Package Via Sembalun
On the first day package via Sembalun, pick up at Lombok Airport, drop to Senaru or Sembalun, have lunch and check in at the hotel.
After check in free program. We suggest you to do exercises (soft Trekking) to visit 2 waterfalls in Senaru village. If you stay at Senaru, namely Sendang Gile Waterfall which is only 15 minutes down from Senaru village.
The second waterfall is Tiu Kelep waterfall, which is in the same direction as the Sendang Gile waterfall, taking a half hour drive through a hill gap.
If staying in Sembalun we recommend doing soft trekking to Bukit Selong to see the colorful stretch of rice fields from the top of Selong hill.
ABOUT MOUNT RINJANI AT A GLANCE
If you are a true climber, you will surely be familiar with Mount Rinjani, the most beautiful mountain in Indonesia, therefore don’t miss it, let’s get to know it more closely.
Rinjani crater. Come visit Mount Rinjani, get the best and most beautiful experience in your climbing experience.
If you want to climb Mount Rinjani you can do it through several climbing accesses, including entrance access; Senaru Village, Torean Village, Sembalun Lawang Village, Sajang Village, Timbanuh Village and Aik Berik Village (North Batukliang)
In general, most climbers climb through access to Senaru village or Sembalun Lawang village.
Especially for climbers who just want to conquer the peak of Rinjani which has a height of 3,726 m above sea level, the closest access is through Sembalun Lawang.
In the near future, the Central Lombok district government has a discourse to take part, to be involved in organizing the climbing of Mount Rinjani through the Central Lombok district in a practical way.
Previously, it was already there but not as noisy as through the Senaru and Sembalun climbing routes which are geographically located in the North Lombok (Senaru) and East Lombok (Sembalun) districts.
It seems that Central Lombok Regency also doesn’t want to be a constant spectator, so this plan will be pursued with an innovative concept, by planning the construction of roads or the opening of new lanes.
So that climbers as far as possible can drive as close as possible to the mouth of the Segara Anak crater, because this is part of the alternative for those who are physically no longer strong enough to climb with terrain such as the Senaru route and the Sembalun route.
Sembalun is the closest access to the journey to the summit. because it means you will start climbing from a height of 1,156 m above sea level.
While climbing through the village access “Senaru” starts from a height of 601 m above sea level.
Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcanic mountain in Indonesia after Mount Kerinci in Jambi (Sumatra) 3,805 m above sea level.
Mount Rinjani has erupted several times and volcano experts think that before it erupted, its height was estimated at about 5,000 meters in the shape of a cone, but after two major eruptions, this mountain formed a crater in the middle of its former eruption.
Like a bowl, it accommodates rainwater in its crater which is in the middle of a rainwater lake called the ‘Segara Anak’ lake which is at an elevation of 2008 m above sea level which has an overflow in the north.
The overflowing water from Segara Anak lake forms a small river, the water is white so the local people gave the name this time as “kokok Putek.”
In the Sasak language which means Kali Putih, where the flow of water from the overflowing Lake Segara Anak raises many waterfalls in its flow. Among them, there are several 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 formation of the RTMB (Rinjani Trekking Management Board) institution which trains and educates 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 a small boom was heard as far as the city of Mataram and centered on a volcanic cone enclosed by high cliffs of the crater walls.
The last time it erupted was on November 3, 2015 for 2 weeks which resulted in disruption of flight traffic.
Especially at Ngurah Rai international airport in Bali and Lombok international airport (BIL) because of the effects of volcanic ash rain that was blown into the air to block visibility for flights.
Ironically, those who live around the slopes of Mount Rinjani do not get the effects of the dust rain at all, only those who can clearly hear every boom when an eruption occurs.
The impact of the eruption of Mount Rinjani had quite an effect on tourism actors who really felt the impact of the volcanic ash disaster of the eruption of Mount Baru Jari.
Many travel agent guests and hotel guests canceled their arrival because flights for the Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar (Bali) and Lombok International Airport (BIL) were temporarily closed.
Including the business people climbing Mount Rinjani, of course also the tourists who have already paid an advance for hotel accommodations located in Lombok.
Mount Rinjani from Senaru village, you can see the climbing organizers’ buildings.
Mount Rinjani area is part of a national park which consists of 40 national parks in the archipelago which covers an area of 41,330 ha and is also incorporated in protected forests with an area of 66,000 ha.
The preservation of the forest and the animals contained in it is protected by the state, around the slopes of Mount Rinjani there are 20 traditional villages that surround it.
The crater of Mount Rinjani is so beautiful that many mountain lovers come to visit it, apart from seeing the stunning nature, climbers can also do fishing in Segara Anak lake.
These fish used to come from seeds sown by the second president of the Republic of Indonesia, President Suharto
Slightly different from the fish commonly found in freshwater below, these fish have a slightly larger head.
Maybe due to lack of food intake, the fish in the lake are very hungry. Anglers are very easy to get and certainly these fish when cooked or when served a little smell of sulfur.
This lake is called Lake Segara Anak by the Lombok people, it can be guessed from the naming of this lake that the local people (Lombok people) gave the name.
In ancient times the people of Lombok when they saw water that was inundated widely as when they saw the ocean they called it “segara” as well as the Segara Anak lake whose water resembled a small ocean.
Lombok people call it immediately, it could be that the Lombok people when they first saw the lake in the crater of Mount Rinjani resembled a child from the ocean so it was named the child of the ocean or “Segara Anak.”
Likewise with the volcanic cone whose peak is 2,351 m above sea level on the edge of the lake, which is named Mount Baru Jari or Mount Baru Jadi, because the Lombok people used to think that the volcanic cone was an incipient mountain or had just emerged without them knowing. that it is a geological effect.
Due to the pressure of magma that pushes the earth’s surface to form a cone, without ever knowing that the crater was a former eruption in a very powerful past, in general, 20 years ago Indonesians had known Mount Rinjani through pictures on banknotes worth Rp. 10,000.
Mount Rinjani climbing activities are well organized under the auspices of the RTMB (Rinjani Trekking Management Board).
This organization empowers local residents to be involved in enjoying the beauty of Mount Rinjani National Park given by God Almighty who works as an organizer, tour guide and porter around the villages of Senaru and Sembalun.
They are trained (porters and guides) on how to treat tourists while climbing Mount Rinjani, especially how to cook and make European-style dishes. Most of the climbers are (foreign nationals) and the perpetrators of Mount Rinjani climbing tours are trained in ways of saving actions, preserving the environment and nature, especially keeping Mount Rinjani clean from garbage, especially plastic waste.