NATIONAL PARK LOMBOK ISLAND INDONESIA
There over 20 villages surround Mt. Rinjani and there are
many routes up the mountain,
but the main access is from Senaru in the north and Sembalun
Lawang to the east. The challenging three-day Rinjani Trek
route from Senaru to the crater rim (Plawangan), down to the
stunning crater lake then on to Sembalun Lawang, is
considered one of the best treks in South East Asia. Those
heading for the summit usually prefer to start in Sembalun
A model for ecotourism in Indonesia, the community-based
activities are focused on the Rinjani Trek Centre in Senaru,
the most popular starting point for the tough trek.
Developed with New Zealand Government assistance since 1999,
the Rinjani Trek Centre embodies under one roof (satu atap)
the unique partnership of the National Park, tourism
industry and local communities that has been forged to
manage and protect the Rinjani mountain environment.
WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE
Gunung Rinjani National Park lies within the major
transition zone (Wallace) where the flora and fauna of
South East Asia makes a dramatic transition into that which
is typical of Australasia. The Park has a rich variety of
plants and animals, although they can be hard to spot due to
the terrain and rainforest cover.
Sometimes seen early in the mornings is the rare black Ebony
leaf monkey, known locally as Lutung.
The Long tailed grey macaque or Kera is common in Lombok and
older males are seen on the crater rim. Rusa deer are forest
dwellers and are occasionally seen along the Rinjani trek
trail. The smaller Barking deer or Kijang has an alarm call
with a distinct dog-like bark. Look for the disturbed ground
where the Wild pig or Babi hutan has been foraging. Also
found in the forest is the Leopard cat or Bodok alas, Palm
civet or Ujat and Porcupine or Landak.
A variety of colourful birds live in the forests of the
Park. Perhaps the best-known icon of the Park is the Sulphur
Crested Cockatoo that is not found any further west of
Lombok. Many of the forest-dwelling animals, insects, birds,
civets and monkeys owe their survival to the wild fig tree
or Beringin as a provider of food and shelter. The pine-like
Casuarina species, Cemara, are a feature of the grassy
higher slopes. Orchids or Anggrek are also a feature of the
grassland areas, as is Edelweiss or Bunga Abadi growing
above the tree line; it is a beautiful icon of the Park and
one of our best-known sub-alpine plants.
Rinjani Trek Centre:
The Centre is located at the trailhead above Senaru
traditional village. It offers information and displays for
visitors on the trek, the National Park, Sasak culture and a
range of activities available in Senaru.
Displays include maps, Park interpretation, village walks
and environmental guidelines. All trek arrangements can be
made here, cultural tours booked and purchases made of local
produce and handicrafts.
Park Fees: Fees are paid at the Rinjani Trek Centre. They
contribute to the protection, maintenance and management of
the National Park, Rinjani Trek route, village attractions
and visitor facilities.
Guides and Porters: Trained and licensed guides and porters
are available. You will need three days and two nights to
trek from Senaru via the spectacular crater lake, to
Sembalun Lawang (or the other way). More time will be needed
to explore the summit of Mt. Rinjani.
All trek arrangements can be made and paid for at the
Rinjani Trek Centre. If not with a guide, please ensure you
are well equipped and have knowledge of mountain safety.
The Rinjani Trek is a challenging mountain walk and you must
be prepared with good equipment, warm and windproof
clothing. Rinjani can attract severe storms, lightening and
strong winds. When the weather is settled, the sun is
intense and the nights frosty. Parts of the trail are steep
and slippery. Beware of bad weather and risks of exposure to
the wet and cold (hypothermia). If caught in an electrical
storm, take shelter and avoid prominent ridges. Beware of
snakes, and stinging insects and plants. Leeches can be a
nuisance in the wet season.
Although Mt. Rinjani has not erupted in recorded history,
Mt. Baru (2,363m) in the crater lake is an active volcano.
It last erupted dramatically in 1994. Check the notice
boards for recent hazards, and take advice from park staff
Fresh water springs are a feature of the trek and determine
campsites. Your guide knows where these are. During the
drier months (July-September) some springs completely
disappear. Park staff and guides constantly monitor these
water sources to determine their abundance.
You are advised to ensure that your guide is carrying a
radio handset. Radios are available for rent at the Rinjani
Trek Centre. In case of emergency the National Park
authorities are also equipped with radio communications.
There is a satellite telephone at the Rinjani Trek Centre
and the number is 086812104132. This is available for public
use; cost is dependent on call destination and duration
For further information, please kindly Email us at :
Text massage for 24 hours reservation at :
+62 (0) 8180 5712 752
Rinjani Trekking Lodge
Rinjani Trails Maps
Rinjani Trekking Packages
Rim 2 Days / 1 Nights
Lake 03 Days / 02 Nights
Summit 03 Days / 02 Nights
Advance 04 Days / 03 Nights
Rinjani Trekking Fare
What You Should Bring
Our Trekking Team
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