Rinjani trek via Sembalun (recommended for beginners)

5 days
T2 trails / no difficulty markings
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
250 -500 ascent per day

> Trek to both Sembalun Crater Rim and Senaru Crater Rim
> Conquer Mount Rinjani’s summit
> Swim in the lake and Hot Springs

Join Herman Trekker in this 5 day trek to the Mount Rinjani’s summit and Crater Rims. Spend your first night in Senaru and the following 4 days trekking in this wonderful mountain. During this trek you will visitn both Sembalun and Senaru Crater Rims, the summit, and also the Lake and Hot springs. Take that extra day and enjoy an unforgettable sunrise from the Summit, with its breathtaking views of the whole island, and a unique sunset from the crater rim. Don’t miss this incredible adventure!



Pick up – Senaru Village

For your convenience and security, when you arrive to Lombok Island we will pick you up from the airport, harbours and tourist attractions such as in mataram, senggigi, kuta and others. We will then take you to our office in senaru village so you can register and we can take care of other matters such as payment, directions and your preparation for the trek on the next day. We will then drive you to your hotel room in Senaru which we will arrange for you.

You can visit and enjoy the view of popular and amazing “Sindang Gile ” and “Tiu Kelep ” waterfalls if you arrive in Senaru Village at noon.

Senaru Village


Senaru - Sembalun - Sembalun Crater Rim

Duration: 06:47 h
Distance: 13.1 km
Ascent: 1510 m
Descent: 70 m
We will wake up in the morning, have breakfast, and then we will pack all our stuff. Our mountain car will take you to the start point in Sembalun. We will register at the Rinjani Information Centre in Sembalun (1,156 m) before the trek. The trail initially takes us through undulating, open grasslands, as we get deeper into the mountain. We stop at Pos 1 and Pos 2, pausing for rest breaks and snacks. At Pos 3 (1,800 m) we will make a longer break to have lunch. After lunch we will begin the steep climb up to the crater rim. We will camp at Sembalun Crater Rim (2,639 m), where we will have amazing views of the sunset, Lake Segara Anak, the summit of Mount Rinjani and Northern Lombok.

Crater Rim Sembalun


Sembalun crater Rim - Summit - Lake & Hot springs

Duration: 08:56 h
Distance: 11.7 km
Ascent: 1070 m
Descent: 1650 m

Wake up at 2:00 am for a light breakfast prepared by your guide and porter, consisting of hot bread with jam, chocolate, and hot beverages to energize you for the summit trek. The climb to the summit, segmented into three stages, takes 3-4 hours in total. The initial phase involves a moderate ascent through sand becoming more challenging after the first hour. The subsequent stage, although less taxing, stretches for about 1.5 hours. The final phase, termed “letter E,” is notably steep and treacherous with a profusion of loose stones and gravel, making it a two-steps-forward-one-step-back ordeal.

Upon reaching the summit, reward yourself by taking in the mesmerizing sunrise view, offering panoramic sights of Lombok Island, Agung Mountain Bali, and Tambora Mountain Sumbawa. After a brief photo session, the journey retraces to the camp for breakfast and a rest period. The expedition continues with a descent to a lake and hot springs, demanding a cautious 3-hour trek down a steep path. The day concludes by the lake, where dinner is served and the night spent.

Lake Segara Anak

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  • Accommodation in tents

    During your trek, you will stay in tents. The crew will take care of setting up all camping equipment.

  • Meals

    This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

  • Permits

    The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.

  • Porters

    Porters will be there to assist with carrying all camping and other necessary equipment during your trek.

  • Water

    Enough drinking water will be provided during the trip.

  • Sleeping bag and liners

    Sleeping bags and liners are provided.

  • Pick up and Drop off on Lombok

    At the begining of the trek you will be picked up at Lombok airport, at any harbour such as Lembar Harbour, Teluk Kodek Harbour, Senggigi Harbour, or at any main turistic attraction (Mataram, Senggigi, Kuta Lombok, 3 Gilis) and we will drive you in a private car to your hotel in senaru village. The next day we will drive you to the trek’s starting point. Once you finish the trek, we will drive you back to your hotel or next destination on Lombok.

  • Hotelnight in Senaru

    On the first day, you will stay overnight at a hotel in Senaru.

  • Luggage storage

    During your time in the mountain, you can leave your extra luggage in our office free of charge.


  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Tipping

    Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.


  • Best Season for Climbing Mount Rinjani

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  • Hiking Mount Rinjani Difficulty

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