Rinjani trek to summit 3D/2N – option 2

The Highlights

  • Summit of Mount Rinjani at 3,726 m ASL
  • Camping on the crater rim at 2,639 m ASL
  • Camping at Plawangan Hill Senaru
  • Spectacular sunsets and sunrises
  • An amazing experience you will never forget
  • Very experienced guides


This Rinjani trek is a fantastic experience if you like mountains. Mount Rinjani is Indonesia’s second highest and most beautiful volcano. The Rinjani Trek has a lot to offer. Climbing Mount Rinjani and camping on the crater rim with its beautiful sunset and sunrise is an experience you will never forget. I did this Rinjani trek a while ago and it still feels like yesterday. For security reasons, this trip is not available from January until the end of March. Please note that you need to be fit and in good health for climbing Mount Rinjani.


Day 1: Senggigi – Sembalun (1,156 m) – Plawangan Sembalun (2,639 m)

You will be picked up at 6 am at your hotel in the Senggigi area.  From here we drive to Sembalun. Upon arrival, you have breakfast while we arrange final preparations. You leave around 9.30 am and start with a 2-hour walk to post 1. After a rest, you start your climb to post 3 around 1 pm where you have lunch. After lunch it’s time for the day’s final climb to the rim of Plawangan Sembalun. Here you will set up camp and have dinner. You can enjoy a stunning view and a spectacular sunset on the rim.

Day 2: Plawangan Sembalun – the top ( 3.726m ) – lake – Plawangan Senaru

After a short night (you get up at 3 am) you have a cup of coffee or tea before climbing to Rinjani’s summit at 3.726 meters ASL. You should arrive at the summit around 6 am, just in time to see the beautiful sunrise. The view from the summit is mesmerizing. You can see the whole island of Lombok and even Mount Tambora on Bali. After sunrise, you start descending again to your camp on the rim, where you have breakfast before descending towards the lake. You should arrive at the lake around 12 pm. There is a hot water spring close to the lake, where you can relax and loosen any tight muscles. The water from the hot water spring is believed to heal all kinds of diseases, such as rheumatic and skin diseases. We serve lunch close to the lake, and you can even try fishing if you want. Around 3 pm, you start your 2-hour journey towards Senaru Plawangan hill, where you set up camp, have dinner and gaze at yet another fascinating sunset.

Day 3: Plawangan Senaru – Senaru – Senggigi

After a well-deserved rest, you get up at 8 am for the last part of your Rinjani trekking adventure. After breakfast, you hike to Senaru for 5 to 6 hours. You have lunch at post 2. The last part of the trip is through tropical rain forest. In Senaru, cars are waiting for you to bring you back to Senggigi and drop you off at your hotel.


  • Pick-up and transfer
  • Licensed and experienced guide
  • Porters (not for personal equipment)
  • All camping equipment
  • Meals during trekking
  • Entrance fee
  • Safe storage of your luggage


  • Headlamp or torch
  • Small backpack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Trekking jacket
  • Airplane ticket
  • Porter for your luggage
  • Long pants
  • Tips for guide & porter
  • Insurance

What to bring

  • Headlamp or torch
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Muscle spray or balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Small towel
  • Raincoat
  • Warm clothes ( it can be cold and windy at the summit)
  • First aid kit, including dehydration medication


  • The Rinjani trek is a climbing trip that requires good health and an advanced level of fitness from its participants. Every participant should be in good health.
  • Please contact us at if you would like to make this Rinjani trek on another day.

Minimum group size

The minimum group size for this activity is two people.

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Rinjani trek to summit 3D/2N – option 2

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Trekking on the Mount Rinjani

We hiked the Mount Rinjani, an active vulcano and it was the highlight of our Bali-Lombok trip. It was almost easy for our kids (22 and 20 years old) except for the last steep part at the top because of the lavasand and moderate to difficult for the parents (52 and 53). Especially the second day were we got up at 2:00 am in the morning and needed almost 17 hours, arriving in total darkness. Luckily we had a very patient and professional guide, Dedi. Waheed was a wonderful cook and sub-guide for the kids who were getting impatience about our slow speed, so we split and they arrived in a decent time. The kids claim they have eaten the best food of their stay on the mountain. Our porters were great too. They even had taken a portable pottycabin, which was very useful as one of us suffered from Balibelly. Mundooz was very responsive and I would recommend this organisation. Try not to climb the mountain when it is holiday time in Indonesia as it is probably much nicer and cleaner to climb the vulcano with less people on it.

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Un gros challenge qui valait le coup

Rinjani est un gros challenge, mais un challenge qui valait le coup!

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Best climb ever

For me personnaly, this was the hardest but also the best climb ever. Climbing Rinjani in 3D/2N is a challenge, but if you're in good health you should be able to do it. Never rush and listen to your body - slow but steady climbing and drink enough water. The morning view from Rinjani's peak is something you'll never forget, so enjoy every second of it.

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Zware tocht, maar zeker de moeite waard!

De tocht was zwaar, maar het uitzicht was werkelijk adembenemend! Ik kan het iedereen aanraden, maar vergeet zeker niet zowel luchtige als warme kleding mee te nemen (de temperaturen 's nachts en overdag liggen ver uit elkaar!) Neem ook zonnecrème mee, zoniet loop je de kans om te verbranden gezien de grote hoogte (ik spreek jammer genoeg uit ervaring). En stevige wandelschoenen, best op voorhand reeds ingelopen, zeer belangrijk.

Wij vonden het zeker geen gemakkelijke tocht, maar op het moment dat je terug bent en met een welverdiende cocktail op het strand zit, voelt het toch als een persoonlijke overwinning!