At 3,726 m, Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia, second only to Java's Mount Semeru.
Rinjani is best climbed during the April-November dry season. It's possible to climb during the rainy season as well, but tours are often cancelled at short notice if storms develop.
HOW TO REACH MOUNT RINJANI
Climbing all or part of Rinjani is very popular among Visitors to Lombok. Very few attempt independent travel, as all guesthouses and travel agents on the island can arrange trips, including camping equipment, porters, food and other necessary supplies and logistics.
Most visitors arrive via the village of Senaru (600m), on the northern side of the mountain and thus closer to the main resort area of Senggigi. The other possible entry point is Sembalun Lawang (1150m), on the eastern side, which is closer to the summit.Entry to the park costs Rp. 150,000 per person.
WHAT TO SEE IN MOUNT RINJANI
- Segara Anak Lake, in the crater
- Aik Kalak hot springs, at the crater rim
Most visitors only opt for the hike to the lower Crater Rim (~2600m), about 7 hours one way from Senaru, which can be done fairly comfortably overnight. Going down from the crater rim to the lake (~2000 m) will generally require spending two nights, while going up to the summit will require at least two nights. Many operators offer three or four night hikes covering the lot.
WHERE TO STAY AT MOUNT RINJANI
There is no lodging in the Park itself, but some simple hotels can be found in Senaru.
- Pondok Indah Hotel
- Pondok Senaru
- Rinjani Trekking Lodges
Camping is possible at designated rest shelter areas along the trail and on the crater rim.