With divine beaches, the majestic Mt Rinjani and spectacular marine life to discover, the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara has no shortage of attractions both in and out of the water. It’s little wonder then that Lombok is the most popular destination in West Nusa Tenggara.
Come here to surf the massive breaks on the south coast. Challenge yourself with a trek up steep volcanic peaks. Hire a bike and cycle through lush evergreen rice paddies. Whichever way you choose to spend your time you won’t be disappointed with the spectacular natural beauty on offer here.
Best known resort area on the island is Senggigi, a township positioned on a sweeping bay that provides magnificent views of a blood-red sunset over neighboring Bali. The view of this spectacular sunset is best enjoyed relaxing with a drink at one of the seafront restaurants or on a hill overlooking the bay.
Other visitors to Lombok choose to spend their time on one of the three Gili islands, – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air – secluded tropical islands of stunning beaches, a short 20 minutes boat ride from Senggigi.
Located immediately east of Bali, the island of Lombok is separated by a deep trench that divides the Asian continental shelf from the Australian shelf. Lombok is also known for its magnificent South Sea cultured pearls grown in pristine waters around the island.
The mighty Rinjani mountain of Gunung Rinjani is a massive volcano which towers over the island of Lombok. A climb to the top is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have in Indonesia. At 3,726 meters tall, Gunung Rinjani is the second highest mountain in Indonesia. The climb to the top may not be easy but it’s worth it, and is widely regarded as one of the best views in the country.
Part of the famous ‘ring of fire’ this mountain also holds spiritual significance for the local people. It’s thought that the name Rinjani comes from an old Javanese term for ‘God’. Around the slopes of Rinjani there are lush forests sprinkled with waterfalls and surrounded by stunning scenery.
Within the mountain is a crescent shaped lake, the breathtaking Segara Anak which is about 6km across at its widest point. This lake of sulfur is located 600 meters below the crater rim. Rising from the waters of this lake is a new volcano, Mt. Baru, which is a result of a series of eruptions during the 1990’s.
Segara Anak is a spiritual place. The Balinese come here each year and perform a ceremony called pekelan where jewelry is placed in the lake as an offering to the mountain spirit. The Wetu Telu people also regard the lake as holy and come here to pray on full moon nights.
Mt Rinjani lies within the Gunung Rinjani National Park. The park covers 41,330 hectares and sits inside a major bio-geographical transition zone (Wallacea). This is where the tropical flora and fauna of South East Asia meets that of Australasia.
For visitors, the three-day Rinjani trek route from Senaru to the crater rim, down to the Crater Lake then on to Sembalun Lawang, is considered one of the best treks in South East Asia. More adventurous trekkers may want to head all the way to the summit of the volcano. This is best reached from Sembalun Lawang and takes four days, finishing up in Senaru.
Danau Segara Anak is a volcanic lake formed in the caldera of Mount Rinjani on over 2,000 meters above sea level. The lake spans across an area of 11 square kilometers, and reaches depths up to 230 meters. The mystifyingly blue colour of the lake gives Segara Anak its name: Small Ocean.
The trek from the Senaru Village, and through the crater to Danau Segara Anak takes two days and a night. It begins with a hike through a lush, tropical rainforest, and up the mountain to the rim of the crater. The trek to the Senaru rim is a challenging climb up steep terrain and high cliffs, but the exhaustion is well rewarded by the breathtaking panoramic view of the sun setting over Mount Rinjani, Bali and the Gili Isles on the horizon, and the dazzling blue waters of Segara Anak glistening hundreds of meters below. The top of the crater is a popular camp site for both foreign and domestic tourists on this journey to spend the night. It is advisable to set a morning alarm so as not to miss the magnificence of dawn from atop Rinjani. From the crater’s rim, it is a sharp descent of about 600 meters to Danau Segara Anak.
Part of Segara Anak flows down a steep ravine forming one large waterfall and several smaller ones. There are also four natural hot springs in the lake which are said to hold magical healing powers, and many make the climb solely for medicinal purposes.
Despite its high altitudes, taking a dip in the lake is not as cold as one might imagine. 2,010 meters above sea level, the surface water of the lake is unusually warm for such heights, at about 20-22 degrees Celsius—well above the mountain’s “room temperature,” which is about 14-15 degrees Celsius.
Like other crater lakes around the world, Danau Segara Anak was born of a violent past, celebrates a brilliant present, and has the potential to lead to a catastrophic future. Yet we remain fascinated by its origin, splendour and unique existence.
Our team will pick you up at Lombok Airport, Lombok; just look for someone with a board with your name on it at the arrival gate.
Breakfast at Hotel – Sembalun – Pos I/II – Lunch (L) – Crater Rim II – Dinner (D)
*Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (B, L, D)
Crater Rim II (Basecamp I) – Summit Attack – back to Basecamp I (Crater Rim II) – Breakfast – Go down to Crater Lake – Hot Spring – Lunch – Crater Rim I ‘Senaru’ (Basecamp II) – Dinner
*Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (B, L, D)
Crater Rim I – Breakfast – Senaru Village – Lunch – Senggigi – Check In Senggigi Hotel
*Meals: Breakfast and Lunch (B, L)
Breakfast at Hotel – Check Out Hotel – Go to Airport – See you!
*Meals: Breakfast (B)
• 4 nights accommodation
4 Star Hotel at Senggigi Beach (1 night)
Senaru/Sembalun Homestay (1 night)
Camp Accomodation at Rinjani Mountain (2 night)
Inclusive of fuel costs, parking & toll fees, and drivers’ expenses
• Explore Rinjani Mountain
• Outdoor Gear (Camping & Trekking Equipment)
Dome Tent, Matrass, Sleeping Bag, Gas stove, Nesting, etc
• Rinjani Hiking Guide
Inclusive of mask, snorkel, fin and life jacket
• Rinjani Porter
Explore Waterfall’s (Optional)
• Explore Senggigi Area
Senggigi Beach, Aan Cape, etc
• Meals as stated in the itinerary
• All permits, entry fees and activities stated in the itinerary
• Drinking Water (Mineral water) during the trip
• Guide and/or Tour Leader
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