Day 1: Arrival Lombok – Senaru
Upon your arrival at Lombok airport, you will be welcomed by our driver. He will transfer you to Senaru, the slope of Mount Rinjani. Enjoy the rest of the day.
Day 2: Rinjani Trekking
Register at the Rinjani Trek Centre (RTC) in Senaru (601m) early in the morning, meet your guide and arrange National Park entry tickets. The RTC staff briefing explains the route details, local cultural traditions and what you might see, and lists rubbish management and safety procedures. The first hours of the trek climb steeply through thick tropical forests rich in flora, bird life and a variety of butterflies. You might see orchids, the long-tailed grey macaque monkeys and, if lucky, the rare black ebony leaf monkey, known locally as lutung. Rest stops are taken along the way, and at Pos 2 Montong Satas shelter (1,500m). Village stories and local legends are related by your guide. Features include the Bunut Ngengkang banyan tree that looks like someone standing with their legs apart and the Batu Penyesalan (remorse stone). Depending on your preference and weather conditions, the night’s camp is made either in the forest at Pos 3 Mondokan Lokaq (2,000m) after about five hours climb from Senaru, or continue the ascent for another couple of hours through grassy meadows to Plawangan 1 Senaru crater rim at 2,641m. From the crater rim are sweeping views across to Bali and Mt Agung, and down to the Segara Anak Lake (2,000m) within the Rinjani crater. Mt. Baru (2,351m) is an island in the lake and an active volcano, last erupting dramatically in 1994.
Day 3: Rinjani Trekking
Sunrise at the crater rim is a memorable start to Day 2. After enjoying the view, the trek proceeds for a couple of hours down the trail to the crater lake where the rest of the day is spent relaxing and swimming. There is plenty of time to explore the pilgrimage hot springs, said to have healing powers. Camp by the lakeside, enjoying dinner followed by the night sounds.
Day 4: End of Rinjani Trekking – Senggigi
After breakfast, start the three-hour steep ascent up to Plawangan 2 Sembalun crater rim (2,639 m). Look out for edelweiss along the path. Enjoy the view of the lake from the other side and the island of Sumbawa across the tropical ocean. The decent from the Sembalun crater rim is amidst the pine-like Casuarina species locally known as Cemara, and perhaps seeing evidence of wild pigs. After about 3.5 hours reach Pada Balong (1,800m) through grassland used as cattle grazing by local people. Mt Rinjani summit (3,726m) towers above us, Indonesia’s second highest volcanic peak. From here is a beautiful view of Sembalun Lawang and Sembalun Bumbung villages, known for coffee production until the crop was changed to garlic to take the advantage of the garlic boom in early 1990s. The road head is reached after another four hours gentle descent through open country, and the trek ends at the Rinjani Information Centre at Sembalun Lawang.
Afterwards, you will be transfered to Senggigi. Enjoy the night
Day 5: Senggigi
Still a very fine day in Senggigi Lombok for leisure. Enjoy the day as you wish. The area is the most developed tourist area on Lombok. There is now an extensive choice of accommodations to suit all budgets, along with some of the best restaurants and bars on the mainland.
Approx. 3 miles north of Senggigi lies the Kerandangan Nature reserve with marked trails. Quieter beaches just north of Senggigi include Kerandangan, Mangsit, Klui, Lendang, Malimbu and Nipah.
Day 6: Senggigi – Sekotong
From Senggigi, today you will move to Sekotong. Located in the West Lombok, Ntb, Sekotong has a beautiful beach with clear sand that is perfect for leisure.
Day 7-8: Sekotong
Have a free leisure days in Sekotong. Enjoy your last few days in Indonesia in here, with the beautiful beach and serenity of the place, far from the crowd.
Day 9: Sekotong, departure
This is the last day of your beautiful journey in paradise island. You will be transferred to airport. Safe flight!