For information about climbing Mount Rinjani in 2020, please see our official guide: https://www.rinjanidawnadventures.com/2020/06/18/mount-rinjani-trekking-guide-2020/
Gunung Rinjani National Park
Gunung Rinjani National Park on the Indonesian island of Lombok is a designated UNESCO Geopark. It is home to the second highest volcano in Indonesia, Mount Rinjani (3726m / 12,224ft). Mount Rinjani National Park covers an area of 41,330 hectares (160 sq mi) within in the park boundaries, and a further 66,000 hectares (250 sq mi) of protected forest outside. For factual information about the mountain, please visit our Mount Rinjani page on the website: https://www.rinjanidawnadventures.com/2020/06/30/mount-rinjani-national-park/
Climbing Mount Rinjani
Mount Rinjani trekking is a popular activity, drawing alpinists and aspiring mountaineers from around the world. The summit is usually accessed by from the Sembalun side of the mountain (Plawangan Sembalun). Many people also just climb to the crater rim (which sits at around 2600m elevation). Rinjani is usually climbed in 2 days / 1 night, or 3 days, should you wish to do a full circuit (Senaru to Sembalun), visiting the crater lake (Segara Anak) and the thermal springs en route.
Climbing Mount Rinjani is not easy – the prolonged ascents and elevation gain over a relatively short distance make it challenging for most people. But it is not a technical mountain requiring advanced alpine skills such as rock climbing. If you are reasonably fit and determined, you should be able to reach the summit of this incredible volcano.
Where is Lombok?
Lombok is situated in South East Asia, and forms part of the Lesser Sunda Isles (part of the Indonesian archipelago). Lombok neighbours Bali to the West and Sumbawa to the East.
How do I get to Lombok?
Lombok has a small international airport (Lombok Praya). It is possible to fly direct to Lombok from Australia (with Air Asia), Singapore (multiple airlines), Malaysia, and a few other countries. Many people come to Lombok via ferry or fastboat from Bali (1.5 hours).
How can I prepare for Mount Rinjani?
The Rinjani Trekking Guide published on the Rinjani Dawn Adventures website is an excellent start point, containing useful information and links. There is also Mt Rinjani fitness guide on the website, and a playlist with recommended exercises on this channel (Mount Rinjani Training Guide)
I don’t think I’m ready for Mt Rinjani – are there less arduous options?
Mt represents a genuine challenge, even for gym junkies who consider themselves fit. Should you wish to do some trekking or outdoor adventures on Lombok, but don’t want to commit to the summit trek, we can recommend other options. The Rinjani Dawn Adventures “Packages” page has all of the available options. We would recommend our “I Love Lombok” or “Lombok Explorer” packages as excellent alternatives to climbing to the summit. Please visit www.rinjanidawnadventures.com for more information.
What places were featured on this video?
This video was based around our “I Love Lombok” package. This package combines our “Lombok Waterfall Experience” with the 2 day / 1 night Senaru Crater Rim hike. It was filmed by a group of young adventure lovers in 2019, when Mt Rinjani’s summit was closed. The places visited included Banang Kelambo & Stokel waterfalls, Senaru village, and Senaru Crater Rim (2640m elevation). The panoramic views from Senaru Crater Rim are exceptional!
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