Dear visitor, my name is Adi and I live in Senaru village together with my lovely family. I started hiking the Rinjani in 2010 as a porter. Soon after, I began helping guests as a guide over the peaks of the volcano and I would love to welcome You as my next guest!
Our Trekking Packages
Frequently asked Questions
The National Park is open from April to December, while those two months are already expected to bring more rain. The best months to hike the volcano are from May to July.
Tours usually start at 8am on day 1 and end at around 4pm on the last day of the booked package (day 2,3 or 4).
It is possible to get a transport from your hotel on the same day of the trek. For example, you can get picked up at 5am from Senggigi and start the trek at 8am. Otherwise, you can arrive a few days ahead and take a bath at the two impressive waterfalls next to the village – or enjoy the sights that are available.
The most popular package is the 3 days 2 nights which contains all major spots of the national park.
If you seek for a more casual experience, you should consider the 4 days package or the 2 days “Crater Rim” package. Either see the summit at lower pace, or simply enjoy the views from the crater rim in only 2 days.
If your time is limited and your body is ready for a challenge, you can try the 2 days summit package. This should only be considered by experienced hikers though.
While the routes are definitely respectable, the big majority of visitors is capable of completing any of the packages itineraries. If you feel overwhelmed during the trek, you can also alter the trek to make it easier for you – for example by omitting the ascend up to the summit. The most impressive and unique view in the national park is possibly the view inside the crater, which can already be witnessed from the crater rim at 2600m – way below the summit.
You should only consider one of the hikes if you do not suffer a medical condition. We also advice pregnant woman to desist from the trek.
While the Rinjani is an active volcano, the hike is equally safe to as on any other mountain. The volcano is being monitored thoroughly by experts, so any change of activity will be registered and can cause a warning – months before a possible eruption. If there is no warning present, the area can be considered absolutely safe.
Tour Related Information
Morst importantly, the shoes need to be a good fit for yourself, as you will be hiking for multiple days straight. Worn in sneakers might be better than brand new hiking boots. In general though, we recommend hiking boots as the terrain requires good traction – especially when there is rain.
You need to bring a light backpack for your personal items and good shoes. It is advised to bring functional clothes suitable for possible rain and low temperatures at the summit. Depending on the season, this also includes a hat and gloves. Example list:
- Light backpack
- Hiking shoes and slippers for the camp
- 1 Shorts for walking
- 1 Long pants for the summit ascend (at night)
- 1 set of underwear per day
- 1 short sleeved shirt
- 1 long sleeved shirt (against sun and cold)
- 1 long hoodie (against cold)
- 1 rain jacket or 1 poncho against rain
- Head Torch
- Toothbrush, toothpaste
- Sun Screen
- Sun Hat
- Toilet paper
- Camera or phone
- First aid kit and medication (in addition to the guide’s equipment)
- Wet wipes to freshen up
- Hat against cold
- Pair of gloves
- Swimwear for Hot Springs
- Pair Trekking Poles
- Lemonade/Chocolate/Energy bar
The porters will carry the camping gear and food provided in tour package. You will be asked to transport your personal items and water (1-2L) for immediate consumption, as the porters will provide you with fresh drinking water along the trek from natural sources. During the ascend to the summit, you can leave unwanted items at Camp 1, as you will come back afterwards. Usually, there will be one porter for every two guests.
Please bring your personal medication. Additionally, these items can come in handy so evaluate if you require them:
- Sun screen
- Tiger balm for the muscles
- First aid kid items (in addition to first aid kid of our guides)
- Magnesium tablets
- Blister band aids
- Lib balm
- Strapping tape for the ankles
The Packages include:
- A Trekking Guide will accompany the group during the whole time of the trek. He will ensure the safety of all guests, make sure everyone is having a good time and help with things like trekking or taking pictures.
- For every two guests, there will be one porter carrying all the gera and food included in the package (read “What is included in the Trekking Packages?”)
- National Park entry fee of 12 USD / day / person
- Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks) will be brought and prepared by the porters. Additionally, a selection of snacks and beverages as refreshment.
- Provided fresh drinking water from natural sources.
- Camping gear such as tent and sleeping bag will be provided. The porters will carry and set up the gear at the camp spots.