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Rinjani Climb & Gili Islands

The small island of Lombok is dominated by the spectacular Mount Rinjani (3726m), Indonesia's second highest volcano, semi active and held in awe by the islanders who regularly ascend the steep trail to the crater rim. We follow in their footsteps completing an introductory trek and wandering the crater to appreciate the bright emerald green waters of Lake Segara Anak. We then travel by boat to the tranquil Gili Islands where we can indulge in some snorkelling or just relax on its beautiful beaches. We complete this exciting journey with a fascinating cultural tour on Lombok including the traditional weaving in Sukarara, the Pura Kalasa temple in Narmada, Mataram and the beautiful beach at Tanjung Aan.

Inclusions

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
airport transfers (day 1 and 8 only)
Comfortable accommodation on a twin share basis
Fully supported camping during climb - tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags and cooking equipment
Private air-conditioned vehicle
Sightseeing and entrance fees as listed in itinerary
Expert bilingual guide
Medical kit
Hightlights
Watching the ever changing scenery as you ascend and descend Mount Rinjani
Sunrise on Mount Rinjani taking in the spectacular view of Segara Anak Lake and the island of Lombok stretching far below
Relaxing in the natural hot springs around Segara Anak Lake
Swimming and snorkeling after your trek on beautiful Gili Island
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
8
Price From
AUD $1,980
Start Location
Lombok, Indonesia
End Location
Indonesia
Age Range
Min :14
Group Size
2 to 14
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Adventure
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
08 Jul 201815 Jul 2018AvailableAUD $1,980
05 Aug 201812 Aug 2018AvailableAUD $1,980
26 Aug 201802 Sep 2018AvailableAUD $1,980
11 Apr 201918 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,980
03 Jun 201910 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,980
07 Jul 201914 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,980
04 Aug 201911 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,980
25 Aug 201901 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,980
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
On arrival into Praya airport on Lombok, you will be met in the arrival hall by a World Expeditions representative and transferred to your accommodation at Senggigi Beach. Overnight Senggigi.
Day 2
This morning you will have free time at your leisure. You will meet your guide and group members in the late morning for a pre-trip briefing before departing for the 3- 4 hour drive to Sembalun Lawang. Lombok is dominated by Mount Rinjani, Indonesia's 2nd highest volcano, and Sembalun Lawang, lies on its eastern slopes. After lunch at Sembalun we commence trekking to Savannah camp (approx 2 hours, 9kms). Overnight: Savannah Camp. Distance in KM: Senggigi Sembalun: 118 km Sembalun Savannah Camp: 2.9 km
Day 3
After breakfast, then start our trek with a gentle ascent through open grassland to Pos 1 Pemantauan (1,300m), rest and enjoy the summit views of Mt. Rinjani. We continue our climb towards Pos 2 Tengengean (1,500 m), whjich is about a 1 hour walk from Pos 1 Pemantuan and then another 1.5 hour trek to Pos 3 Pada Balong (1,800 m), for lunch (approx 13:00hrs). After lunch we continue the trek up to Sembalun Crater Rim (2,639m), this is the 3.5 hour hard climb amongst the pine-like Casuarina species locally known as Cemara, with the opportumnity to spot wild pigs and the long-tailed grey macaque. We will reach the camp site of Plawangan II (approx 17:00), set up the tent and enjoy the views of the crater rim. Dinner is served at the camp site, rest and prepare for a early wake up for the trek to the Summit on the following day. Overnight: tented camp Distance in KM: Savannah Camp - Pos 1 Pemantauan (1,300m): 0.5 km Pos 1 Pemantauan Pos 2 Tengengean (1,500 m): 1.2 km Pos 2 Pos 3 Pada Balong (1,800 m): 1.6 km Pos 3 Plawangan II camp site: 2.3 km
Day 4
After an early morning wake up call at around 3am, we will begin our hike to the summit of Mount Rinjani (3726m). We leave at this time to make sure we arrive at the top before sunrise, not only to experience this spectacular sight but also to have the best chance of getting clear views. It is a 3 hour steady ascent to the summit. From the summit we will watch the spectacular sunrise with views across to Bali, Mt Agung and Sumbawa, the crater lake below, and the island of Lombok stretching far below. We return to our camp for a late breakfast and continue our descent to Lake Segara Anak within the crater rim below (2000m). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight: tented camp Distance in KM: Plawangan II camp site Summit of Mt. Rinjani: 3.1 km Plawangan II camp site Segara Anak: 2.7 km
Day 5
After breakfast today we begin the long journey to the island of Gili Air. We ascend to Plawangan (2640m), and then descend down the long trail to Senaru village, passing thick tropical forests rich in flora, bird life and a variety of butterflies. You might see orchids and, if lucky, the rare black ebony leaf monkey, known locally as lutung. Lunch will be served en route. After 7 hours walk from the rim, the trek ends at Rinjani Trek Center at the road head in Senaru. From Senaru, we proceed to Bangsal boat harbour, West Lombok. From here, we journey by public boat to the island of Gili Air. Overnight: Gili Air. Distance in KM: Segara Anak Plawangan II: 2.7 km Plawangan II Plawangan I: 10.6 km Plawangan I Senaru: 10.6 km Senaru Bangsal (by car): 59.2 km
Day 6
Today is at leisure on Gili Air Island. This idyllic white sand island can easily be walked around in just a few of hours and is one of the three coral-fringed islands located off the northwest coast of Lombok, and known collectively as the 'Gilis'. They all have superb white sandy beaches, clear water and brilliantly coloured fish. For the active there are optional activities of diving and snorkling or you may just wish to find a cosy hammock, relax and watch local life go by. Overnight: Gili Air.
Day 7
This morning we will transfer back to the main island and the resort town of Kuta (not to be confused with Bali's Kuta). Lombok is a really diverse island, and during the day we will visit Sukarara, where we will see the various styles of weavings and textiles found on Lombok; the Pura Kalasa temple in Narmada; Mataram and the beautiful beach at Tanjung Aan. Overnight: Kuta Beach, Lombok.
Day 8
Following breakfast this morning, the trip concludes. Transfers to the airport will be arranged for your outbound flights.