A Guide to Rinjani Trip
Being the second-highest active volcano in Indonesia, tourists love to explore the surroundings of this area. It is also a famous trekking route that you can enjoy through the Rinjani Trip package. Before you go, here are some things you need to know first.
Rinjani Trekking Trails
Commonly, there are some hiking trails that you can enjoy in Rinjani. Each of these trails offers different scenery and also has a different difficulty level. It is wise to discuss this with the tour guide or you can hire services from Lombok Hiking Tour for recommendations.
Sembalun is people’s choice when hiking Mount Rinjani. It is dominated by savanna. You will also pass through Rinjani National Park. There are a total of 4 stops for everyone who chooses this trail. Oftentimes, Sembalun is only chosen to be the starting point.
The second famous hiking trail in your Mount Rinjani trip is Senaru. Despite being very steep, this hiking trail is always swarming with tourists. After some time, you can witness the open caldera from above which is very pleasing to the eyes. Senaru is also known for having sandy trails.
Before being publicly used as an official hiking trail, Torean was used by locals to reach Segara Anak and other hot water springs. It is the traditional hiking trail of Mount Rinjani. Along the way, you will walk between two cliffs, much like a scene out of Jurassic Park, minus the dinosaur.
From this hiking trail on the Mount Rinjani trip, you can reach Segara Anak in 12 to 14 hours. But you will also witness some waterfalls such as Panimbungan which falls 100 meters. You can also see a river stream with unique colors; milky white and Tosca green.
Tetebatu is an interesting hiking trail because it starts in a monkey forest. You will be walking under a natural roof from high trees. The first stop in this hiking trail is known as “Pondok Belanda” or Dutch Cottage. After that, you will be walking through a meadow with Mount Rinjani ahead of you. From this hiking trail, you can reach Segara Anak in 4 hours.
The last hiking trail on the list is AikBerik. This is for people who wanted to experience the RInjani Trip from the south side of the mountain. This trail offers beautiful scenery where you can enjoy 5 different waterfalls. You will also witness a lot of water springs along the way.
It is also the closest hiking trail if you come from Zainuddin Abdul Majid International Airport and Mandalika. Therefore, you can start right away after you arrive. When trekking here, you will see the beauty of Mount Rinjani summit side by side with the crater lake, Sagara Anak.
Rinjani Trip Tips
There are some things you need to prepare before going to Mount Rinjani. The first thing is to make sure you have enough water and food for your trip. Prepare comfortable hiking footwear if you are taking more than 1-day trip.
That concludes all the hiking trails you could follow when trekking in Rinjani. There are many choices for you depending on what you want to see along the way. It is always wise to discuss with an expert guide especially if it’s your first time.
The Mount Rinjani trip will be the best experience you have. You can explore different hiking trails with different scenery. It will also give you serenity while enjoying nature. You can also visit other places in the area for other beautiful spots, such as the Sagara Anak, and plenty of waterfalls.