IndonesiaDestinations.Com, Mount Rinjani Trekking Information for Tourists – Mount Rinjani, one of the most popular active volcanoes in Indonesia is located in a beautiful island known as Lombok. Rises up to 3.726 meters above the sea level, this mountain has always been one of the most favorite tourist destinations in Lombok. Thousands of tourists visit and trek this mountain every year. Not only popular for its beautiful scenery but also for its dramatic crater lake known as Segara Anak which is located near the top. There are hot springs in the caldera as well which makes it even more beautiful and attractive.
Why Should You Be Trekking Mount Rinjani
When you decide to come to Lombok, don’t only focus on exploring the underwater and beaches beauties. Make sure to do trekking to Rinjani as well. This mountain offers beautiful underdeveloped highlands with forest clad and highly cultivated lowlands with vanilla, cotton, cinnamon, tobacco, coffee, soybeans and rice. It is popular among the tourists to visit the rim and trek their way to the caldera and to reach the highest point of the mountain. What the Rinjani trekking offers is not only beautiful scenery but also adventurous respect scenery filled with rain forest, waterfalls, caves, wildlife, hot springs, interesting culture, pristine lake, demanding trekking path and the volcano for sure.
The best months to visit and trek Rinjani is between June and August as it is known as the dry season in Indonesia so there will be no raining or much less raining. Despite being among the highest mountains in Indonesia, the temperature in this mountain is still normal as it the lowest temperature is only around 12-degree celcius. But watch out for the high winds in August especially when you have reached the top.
Most Popular Route
To reach Mount Rinjani, there are some different routes to take. The most popular route starts from Sembalun Lawang village and ends in Senaru. This route is recommended as the trails are already well configured and you will meet many tourists taking the same route so it makes a safer option.
It mostly involves flat trekking trails which make it ideal for family. However, it will not pass throughout too many forests so it is necessary to use sun scream during the trekking to avoid sunburn. Make sure to spend one night near Segara Anak by building a tent. It will be such a peaceful experience that you will never regret having.
Basically, you can decide how long you want to spend trekking in Rinjani. It can be just two days one night or longer. However, the recommended option is three days two nights trekking as it gives you enough time to climb to the top while visiting the hot springs and crater lake. Don’t worry about the food as the guides and porters are ready to prepare full-on camp kitchens to make sure you are well fed. The meal consists of various foods including meat, vegetables, fruits, rice and other freshly cooked meals. All these special treats will make you want to visit Mount Rinjani again.