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Expedition to the summit of the Rinjani vulcano

Island: Lombok

Duration: 6 days

Day 1 : Bali - Lombok
Depending on the location of the hotel we take or the fast boat from Padang Bai or the short flight from Ngurah Rai airport over the Strait of Lombok after breakfast. Upon arrival we drive to Senggigi and take up the room in the Jayakarta Hotel. Sengiggi is the only real touristic centre in Lombok and especially after sunset breaths a real holiday atmosphere. Dinner at our own leisure.

Day 2 : Sengiggi - Rinjani
Early breakfast. Our transport comes to pick us up in front of our hotel and brings us to the southeast of Lombok, in the mountains at the foot of the Rinjani we prepare ourselves to start our 3 day trekking up the Rinjani. We start from the village of Sembalun at 1.156 meter above sea level. After registration at the Rinjani Information Centre we depart to go in the Rinjani National Park and up the Rinjani Volcano. After approx. 3 hours trek we stop for a rest, have coffee or tea with a snack. Later, 1 hour more up, at 1.800 meter we prepare our lunch. We enjoy the stillness and the surrounding nature. Our last part of the trek for today will be approx. 3 hours more before arriving at the Crater Rim ( 2.639m). Here we will set up camp enjoying the stunning view of the Segara Anak Lake deep down the crater. Dinner and overnight at the base camp Sembalun Crater Rim. |
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Day 3 : Sembalun Crater Rim - Summit - Segara Anak Lake
We wake up very early, around 2.00 am to tackle the summit of this second highest volcano in Indonesia. The summit, at 3.726 meter, is not meant for everybody and takes around 3 hours to reach. From here we can see the sun rise over the whole island , with the Agung Volcano of Bali in the west and the Tambora Volcano of Sumbawa in the east. After our descend back to our base camp we enjoy a good breakfast before departing for Segara Anak lake ( 2000m). We arrive there round noon and enjoy the natural hot water baths before lunch. Afterwards we can relax along the lake or try our chance at catching a fish.Dinner and overnight at the lake.
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Day 4 : Segara Anak Lake - Senaru Crater Rim - Senaru Village – Gili Trawangan
After breakfast we start our final day of the trekking back up the rim on the north side. Being so close to nature makes us forget our tiredness and gives us new energy. Approx. 3 hours later we arrive at the Senaru Crater Rim (2.641m) from where we once again have a stunning view of our surroundings. From here we descend the whole time and find ourselves in dense forest. Lunch. Our final descend will take us approx. 3 hours. We arrive at the Office of the rangers from where we are transported to Bangsal. From here we make a short trip by ‘jukung’, the local trimaran boat to the tiny island of Trawangan where we will spend the next few days for relaxing and enjoying. Dinner at our own leisure. Overnight at the accommodation of our choice.
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Day 5 : Trawangan
Breakfast. Free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : Trawangan
Breakfast. Round noon time we take the fast boat to Bali. From the harbor of Padang Bai we are taken to Sanur where we spend the night at the hotel. Dinner at our own leisure.