Rinjani trekking from north side 4D/3N

The Highlights

  • Climb Mount Rinjani’s summit at 3,726 m above sea level
  • North side route (different from all other trails)
  • Camping at the lake
  • Hot water spring
  • Beautiful sunsets and sunrises
  • An amazing and memorable experience
  • Experienced guides


This 4-day Rinjani trekking is a amazing experience if you like mountains. Mount Rinjani rises 3,726 m above sea level and is Indonesia’s second highest and most beautiful volcano. Climbing Mount Rinjani and camping on the crater rim with its beautiful sunset and sunrise is an experience you will never forget. I – one of the Mundooz owners – did this climb 20 years 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.

The volcano is a world-class tourism destination and has been nominated for a number of international awards, as well as being granted the World Geopark status by UNESCO. In 2004, Mount Rinjani won the World Legacy Award and in 2005 and 2008 the volcano was a finalist for the tourism in the Tomorrow Awards from the World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC).

Most tourists climb Rinjani from July to September (during the European summer holidays and Lombok’s high season), but the season already starts in April.


Day 1: hotel – Sembalun

  • Around noon, you leave your hotel and head to the village Sembalun in East Lombok.
  • Upon arrival, you check in at the lodge and enjoy the great surrounding atmosphere.
  • Overnight stay is at the lodge.

Day 2: Sembalun – rim

  • Today you leave Sembalun towards Tengengean and rest at an open stilted house – the native people call it Berugak.
  • Afterwards, you continue to Pade Balong for lunch.
  • After lunch, you turn left to climb up to Cemara Sewu and Cemara Lima, located at approximately 2,900 m above sea level.
  • You set up camp and spend the night here.

Day 3: rim – summit Mount Rinjani – Segara Anak Lake

  • At 2 am, you set off to climb Mount Rinjani’s summit to see the sunrise.
  • From the top, you descend to Segara Anak Lake; this takes five to six hours.
  • Upon arrival at the lake, you set up camp. There are hot springs nearby to relax, or you may even want to try to catch some fish in the lake.
  • You spend the night in a tent near the lake.

Day 4: Segara Anak Lake – Senaru – hotel 

  • You wake up early to climb the Senaru rim before the sun rises too high.
  • Today you trek five to six hours downhill to Senaru on the north side of Mount Rinjani.
  • A car with a driver awaits you to bring you back to your hotel.


  • Pick-up and transfer
  • Licensed and experience guide
  • Porters (not for personal equipment)
  • All camping equipment
  • Meals during trekking
  • Entrance fee
  • Insurance
  • Accommodation at the Sembalun Lodge


  • Headlamp
  • Small backpack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Trekking jacket
  • Airplane ticket
  • Porter for your own luggage
  • Tips for guide and porter

What to bring

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


  • This climbing trip requires a good level of fitness. Every participant should be in good health.
  • Please contact us at if you would like to do this trip on another day.

Minimum group size

The minimum group size for this activity is 2 people.

Maximum group size

The maximum group size for this activity is 5 people.

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