5. 3 days and 2 nights trekking to summit Sembalun -senaru
DAY 1 Meeting With Local Guide at 7:20 am Brefing and Be ready to go to Sembalun village with our special mountain car. The trip to Sembalun village will spend 45minutes to hour. We will arrive at approximately 8.00 am. The registration in Rinjani Information Center (RIC) is 1051 m and Post 1 (Monitoring Post) is1300 m which will take 2 hours. We take a rest for 5/10 minutes at Post 1 (Monitoring Post,) and then continue to Post 2 (Tengengean) 1500 m for about 1 hour. We take short break for 5 to 10 minutes at Post 2 ( Tengengean ) and then continue our journey to Post 3 (Pada Balong ) 1800 m for approximately 1 hour. We take a rest for 2 hours at Post 3, the guide and porters then prepare for lunch, and a hot drink (tea, coffee, hot chocolate or lemon tea). After having a lunch and rest, we continue to Sembalun Crater Rim (Pelawangan Sembalun) 2639M, for 3 hours including a prolonged steep climb. Spending the night by camping at Sembalun Crater Rim, then we can enjoy the awesome views there as sunset, and sunrise for the next morning , Segara Anak lake, Sembalun village, the summit of mount Rinjani half of north Lombok. DAY 2 Wake up at 02.30 am and have some light breakfast. Leave Sembalun Crater Rim at 03.00 am and start the trek to heading Rinjani Summit (3726 m). It will take time for approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes. The first stage is a moderate climb for 120 minutes, while the second stage is a fairly easy but long trek. The last hour is very steep and difficult. (There are many loose stones, and as you take two steps forward you will slip one step back). From the Summit, you can see all of Lombok island, Bali, Sumbawa and Segara Anak Lake. After sunrise we will go down to the Sembalun Crater Rim and have a hot breakfast. After having a breakfast and rest, we will go down to the lake and hot spring. The trail down is very steep and slippery so that we should beware and extra carefully. We need 3 hours to get in to the lake and hot spring and the have lunch provided by the lake. We can enjoy hot spring and explore the lake or swimming after walking 100m from the lake as well as healing our skin as medicine. Leaving the lake after lunch time and going up to the Senaru Crater Rim for 3 hours. We need to be careful of walking up the route and trail quite top and steep up and stony. After reaching the point of the place, we will be pampered by nice views from the summit, where you can enjoy the incredible sunset over the Mt. Agung in Bali and the smoke trough tout from the hole of the new volcano by the lake camping and enjoy your dinner here. DAY 3 After having breakfast and enjoying the sunrise, as well as capturing the beautiful scenery of the lake, we will go down to Senaru village for 4-5 hours back down. We will have break and lunch on the way between Post 1 or Post Extra ,then we will arrive at Senaru Rinjani Trekking Centre around 12.30 am to 13.00.