Mt Rinjani Summit
- Climb one of S.E Asia's best kept secrets and site of the 1257 massive eruption
- Visit waterfalls and a high altitude lake
- Swim and snorkel pristine tropical waters
- Marvel at an active volcano and watch the sunrise over Bali
- Have a chance to see Sasak stick fighting
What a fantastic trip. No roads staff were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. they paid for taxis that they did not have too. Peter Miller is an exceptional host. You should be shouting about this one to all spice members. Ones that had been to grand canyon said this was better. I've been lucky enough to travel all over but this was the best holiday of my life. Thank you. Tony (UK)
Famed for its tremendous beauty and eerie isolation, Mount Rinjani is Indonesia's second highest mountain outside Irian Jaya. Although it is a dominant geographical phenomenon, its peak is rarely seen from the low lands, as it is often shrouded in cloud.
The Mount Rinjani Trekking track is one of Asia's best kept secrets. Comparable to more famous mountain tracks, Rinjani offers the adventurous awesome scenery, waterfalls, rain forests, wildlife, hot springs, caves, demanding hiking, pristine lakes, interesting culture and of course a volcano.
Gunung Rinjani is considered by all in Lombok and Bali as sacred. It is believed that the Gods reside on its summit and that the hot springs that bubble from it contain remarkable healing properties. It is for these reasons that the trek up Rinjani is far more important than just the climb itself; it is a pilgrimage to the Gods and all their powers.
No Roads Expeditions takes small groups through this wonderful national park to the summit of Mount Rinjani. We are the only trekking company that takes you that much further, to the summit of a truly magnificent mountain.
All expeditions are guided by a bi-lingual guide, porters are provided for, so are tents, sleeping bags and cooking utensils. All food is covered for on the mountain. All park fees and admission fees are also included.
Day 01 Arrive in Bali and transfer to your hotel.
Day 02 Transfer to Denpasar Airport for flight to Lombok. From there we will pick you up and take you to the Sheraton on Sengiggi beach.
Day 03 An early start for the beginning of a challenging day ahead. (8 hours walk)
Day 04 Another early day with a 2 am wake up for our summit attempt.
Day 05 Today will be spent relaxing in the nearby hot springs and exploring the steaming Milk caves. After a satisfying lunch it's a testing trek up the other side of the caldera to the northern rim camp.
Day 06 We head down to Senaru via pristine primary rain forests. Overnight in local guest house.
Day 07 Today we head back down to the coast and alight our small boat for Gili Tranwangan. Overnight at Sheraton Senggigi.
Day 08 After breakfast we will fly back to Bali. Overnight in Hotel. Free time to shop or relax.
Day 09 Depart for next destination
RINJANI NATIONAL PARK
Mount Rinjani lays within the boundaries of the Gunung Rinjani National Park a 40,000 hectare reserve on the island of Lombok. The summit reaches a heady 3726m above sea level, yet it is just one of several peaks that are the remains of extinct volcanoes that have collapsed in on themselves. These include Gunung Senkereang Jaya (2900m), and Plawangan (2687m) to the north, Gunung Buanmangge (2894m) just south east of the lake, and Gunung Baru (2375m) which dominates the lakeside peninsula.
Lying within the 6km by 8km caldera is lake Segara Anak (Child of the Sea). At its deepest Segara Anak is 190m and covers over 1200 ha. This fresh water lake is home to a variety of fish, however the most dominant species are carp and cat fish. It is estimated that the forced needed to create such an enormous cavity would be equal to nearly 300 Hiroshima bombs. The result of such violence is an unforgettable tropical landscape.
On the southern shores of lake Segara Anak grows Gunung Baru, a relatively new volcano cone which began to appear in 1942. The cone's summit is already approximately 300m above the lake and last erupted in 1994.
In close proximity to the camping ground on the shores of the lake are thermal pools which are fed superheated water from underground ducts. The mineral deposits in the springs are said to have incredible healing and medicinal properties.
Mount Rinjani National Parks 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. Ruda deer are forest dwellers and are occasionally seen along the Rinjani trek tail. 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, Pam civet or Ujat and Porcupine or Landak. These species are usually only found on the northern slopes of Rinjani which is covered in pristine rain forest and jungle. The western and southern slopes are more reminiscent of an African savannah with high grasses and few trees.
A variety of colorful 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.
MOON LIGHT ASCENTS
Gunung Rinjani is best climbed during the full moon cycle. The early morning start (2am - 3am) on summit day is greatly assisted when you climb using the intense moon light. Did you know that a Full Moon is 9 ties as bright as a Half Moon. This is why a Full Moon expedition is so awesome. The only disadvantage to this timing is in August, when Indonesia celebrates its national holiday, and hundreds of Indonesian campers enter the park for the week long celebrations. We have found any other time of the year is very quiet, with few if any other trekkers in the park.
Day 01: Arrive in Bali and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Transfer to airport for from Bali to Lombok. From there we will pick you up and take you to your hotel. There will be a briefing on the climb either today or the following morning. The days is free to shop for last minute things.
Day 03: An early start for the beginning of a challenging day ahead. Our car will pick us up and transfer us to Lawang. From there we will trek through savannah like country, up the steep outer rim and camp at base camp. (8 hours walk)
Day 04: Another early day with a 2 am wake p for our summit attempt. We hope to reach the summit by sunrise, about 630am for the awesome views over the crater lake, Bali and Sumbawa. We then walk down to the shore of Segara Anak.
Day 05: Today will be spent relaxing in the nearby hot springs and exploring the steaming Milk caves. After a satisfying lunch it's a testing trek up the other side of the caldera to the northern rim camp. Sunset from here is awesome.
Day 06: We are not in a hurry anymore as we are satisfied with what we have done. We head down to Senaru via pristine primary rain forests. We have a good chance to see some wildlife today. Overnight in a local guest house.
Day 07: After breakfast we head down to the coast where we will be picked by our small boat and taken to Gili Tranwangan. There we will have lunch, snorkel and relax in complete contrast to the last 4 days. From there we head back to Senggigi and check into the Sheraton.
Day 08: Today we head back to Bali. We farewell Lombok and check into our hotel in Bali. Free time to shop or relax.
Day 09: Transfer to your next destination.
- Electrolyte supplements such as Gatorade for expedition portion
- Return airfare Bali-Lombok-Bali
- All transfers in Lombok
- 1 nights accommodation Senaru
- 4 days expedition in tents
- 2 nights accommodation Bali
- 2 nights accommodation Sengiggi (Sheraton)
- All food on expedition component 8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners)
- Breakfast in Senaru, Lawang and Sengiggi
- Tent and camping equipment
- Park fees and Park insurance
- Fees for Porters and Guide
- Day boat trip to Gili Tranwangan
Note : A Single Supplement of $350.00 will apply for this trip at the Sheraton and our hotel in Bali.
- International airfares
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Porter. The porter for your pack is generally included in the trip unless you are bringing extensive luggage like camera equipment etc. If you would like to book a personal porter for your trip a supplement of AUD 250.00 will apply.
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