Rinjani Climber's Log

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arosusi - Apr 3, 2020 1:03 am

First high altitude climb  Sucess!

2 nights 3 days program


shanebuzz - Sep 27, 2018 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2015

The band back together  Sucess!

AMAZING - tough section at the end, but a great 1.5day hike


seancau - Sep 4, 2016 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2011

Spectacular  Sucess!

It's a real shame about the amount of rubbish at the campsites, because this is one of the most beautiful places in the world, just a breathtakingly beautiful place. I was pretty new to hiking back in 2013 so did Rinjani with a guided group tour. I enjoyed every minute of the hike until the final summit push, a relentless climb up fine loose volcanic scree. The hike down was also painfully long on extremely tired legs, but so so worth it.


teddycricket83 - Aug 9, 2015 2:53 am

One of my favorite hikes  Sucess!

Such an amazing hike. Camping on the rim was spectacular. Watching the lava eruptions at night was amazing! Swimming in the beautiful crater lake and soaking in the hotsprings. Watched a wildfire rip through the area from near the summit, which was crazy


apachedino - Jul 13, 2015 11:57 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2014

5 day traverse + Baru Jari  Sucess!

Didnt get a guide despite constantly being told we needed one in Mataram, Gili's etc. Glad we didnt, just paid the park entrance and it was a cinch. As most of the trash is actually coming from the porters I didnt want to support that anyways. We did see a park cleanup crew. Summited early while a french girl somehow broke her foot and had to be carried down. I guess its good she had porters! The hot springs are a little trashed around them, but still very nice. Camped on the lake for 2 nights and met alot of domestic tourists that were a delight to share meals and stories with. Spent a day climbing the center Baru Jari (child of Rinjani) and it is HIGHLY recommended. It involves a bouldery traverse to avoid falling in the lake. No problem unless you have a camera. The center island is wild and relatively untrodden exceppt for the wild macaques that frequent the beautiful hot springs in the bay. DO NOT bushwack through the grass and forest it is heavily overgrown and chasmed at unknowable intervals. Very dangerous and difficult travel. Just take the ridge and enjoy the central view and solitude! If going solo make sure you know where the springs are located, although you could ask around.

goleary - Jan 30, 2015 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2014

Too fast  Sucess!

Started to the summit from the rim around 2 am and ended up passing every group on the way up. Also ended up reaching the summit (first) a good 2 and half hours before the sunrise and had to cuddle in a ball to keep warm until the rest of the group arrived. One of the most unforgettable sunrises of my life.

Peety - Jan 7, 2013 4:08 pm

Neuer Anbieter (ehemaliger Guide

Hi zusammen,
als ich 2012 in Lombok war, wollte ich mir den Mount Rinjani nicht entgehen lassen. Je nachdem welche Tour (ob bis zur Spitze oder nicht) und wie viele Tage man bucht, ist der Trip mehr oder weniger anstrengend. Gutes Schuhwerk ist jedenfalls empfehlenswert. Man sollte auch etwas sportlich und vor allem begeistert an der Natur sein. Dann ist dieser Trip etwas wunderschönes.
Wir haben damals über einen fragwürdigen Anbieter gebucht, bei dem wir erst auf dem Trip feststellten, dass die Träger und der Guide vollkommen ausgenommen werden und fast nichts verdienen. Unser Guide (Sunny) war allerdings erstklassig und besteigt nun schon seit Jahrzehnten den Vulkan. nun will er sich auf Grund des gehobenen Alters und der körperlichen Anstrengungen vom Guide zum Anbieter dieser Reisen weiterentwickeln. Was der Vorteil bei ihm sein wird, ist, dass er die Träger und seine Guides nicht so mies behandeln wird (wenn ihr die Träger und Guides erst einmal in Eiseskälte in der Nacht lediglich unter einer Plane habt schlafen sehen etc. dann wisst ihr was ich meine.).
Er bietet verschiedene Touren an und ich würde mich sehr freuen, wenn ihr, als kommende Reisende, ihn unterstützen könntet und die Tour bei ihm buchen würdet.
Selbst wenn die Preise vielleicht 200.000 Rp. höher könnten, wäre es mir das fürs nächste Mal Wert, da ich wüsste, dass die Träger besser behandelt werden.
Anbei findet ihr seine Nr. und ein paar Preise. Ruft ihn am
besten an, der Rest ist Verhandlungssache ;)

Sunny: mobile number:+6287864356690 or

Destination:crater rim
1 pax :3.100.000
2 pax :1.800.000
3-5 pax. :1.500.000
6-10 pax. :1.350.000
11-18 pax. :1.200.000
Destination:crater rim,lake and hot spring
1 pax. :3.500.000
2 pax. :2.100.000
3-5 pax. :1.750.000
6-11 pax :1.550.000
11-18 pax :1.380.000
destination:crater rim, sumit,lake and hot spring
1 pax. :3.700.000
2 pax. :2.350.000
3-5 pax. :1.900.000
6-10 pax. :1.650.000
11-18 pax. :1.500.000
Destination:creter rim,sumit,lake,hot spring and cave
1 pax. :4.100.000
2 pax. :2.500.000
3-5 pax. :2.100.000
6-10 pax. :1.850.000
11-18 pax. :1.650.000
Rate includes
*mountain guide
* local porter
*transport riturn from/to(round lombok island)
*1night accomodation before the trek in(senaru/sembalun village)
*all camping equipment
-sleeping bag
-sleeping mats
-cooking gear
*All meals(3 times daily)
*national park gunung rinjani entrance fee

mobile number:+6287864356690 or

sunshine - Jan 1, 2013 9:04 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2007

2 night trek

Unreal trekking, hot springs, the crater lake, the summit, monkeys and dogs, bit of rain. Absolutely loved it.


johan - Jan 31, 2012 11:43 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2011

Rinjani  Sucess!

Successful climb of the Mount Ranjini.
From Sembalun to Senaru.

Beautiful hike but scorched by fire close to Sembalun. Some parts were as well dirty due to garbage but they are working on a cleaning / awareness program.

Rather tough second day with a summit bid, down to the lake (and the nice hot springs) to continue up to the ridge and down to the last camp a few hours to the exit (entrance to the park).


tws - Sep 23, 2010 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2009

From Senaru to Sembalun  Sucess!

Took a bit of time to convince the guys in Senaru park entrance we can climb the volcano alone. But the path was always dead easy to follow. Lots of people with guided tours on the mountain, porters carrying umbrellas and picnic baskets. Spent four quite hungry days there (monkeys stole quite a bit of our food) and got a lot of rain inside the crater. Saw a bit of lava, eruptions happened every half an hour, swam in the crater lake and the hot water springs. Started at 3:30 am from the high camp on the crater rim at 2800 metres and reached the summit by sunrise. The hardest bit of the route was a never-ending descent down to Sembalun village.


rockrat2 - Jun 1, 2010 2:18 am Date Climbed: May 21, 2010

Awesome climb!  Sucess!

Incredible scenery unlike anything I've experiences in the states. The view from the ridge and the summit are amazing and was awesome to have Gunung Baru erupting while on the ridge. Awesome sunrise!


atavist - May 11, 2010 4:01 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2010

Holy Cow! It's a beautiful place.  Sucess!

Easily one of the most beautiful non-glaciated mountains I've ever seen. Many volcanoes are barren but this volcano is fecund - the forest is in bloom and crawling with birds and monkeys, and the lake fell out of a fairy-tale. Not to mention the symphonic rumbling and artillery blasts from Gunung Baru resonating off the steep enveloping walls.

I climbed from Senaru and descended to Sembalun. Approximate splits: Station 1 at 5:30am, north rim at 8:00am, lakeside at 10:00am, Plawansan II at noon, summit and back to Plawansan II at 4:00pm, Sembalun at 7:15pm. I would have liked to have more time to spend at the lake and hot springs. Three days or more is definitely not wasted inside this beautiful caldera.


radson - Aug 20, 2008 5:29 am Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2005

Sembalun to Senaru  Sucess!

Climbed at the very end of the rainy season. Was lucky as showers cleared on summit morning. Was harder than I expected.


hyperbolictans - May 13, 2006 9:23 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2006

sembwlun lawang-summit-senaru  Sucess!

We set off for the summit from the crater rim (Palawangan II) @ 0345hrs and reached the summit at 0645hrs. Slight wind. Clear views of the whole island Lombok and Gunung Agung in the neighbouring island.

bdarma - May 9, 2006 8:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2005

from Sembalun to Senaru - August 2005  Sucess!

trekking from Sembalun Lawang village. First, we stayed at Sembalun Nauli guesthouse (Rp70.000). Day 1 - Sembalun Lawang village through the savanna, finally arrived at camp Plawangan Sembalun at 9 pm.
Day 2 - At 2 am, we climbed to the peak and reached it at around 8 am. Went back to Plawangan, camping.
Day 3 - went down to the lake. It's Independence day, and Indonesian climbers met near the lake to celebrate.
Day 4 - still in the lake, went to Milk Cave
Day 5 - trekking up to Plawangan Senaru and arrived at Senaru Village at 7 pm.

Rob Fauber - Feb 5, 2006 12:51 pm

Date Climbed: June 1999  Sucess!

Three days, two nights. Summitted in time for sunrise on Day 2. Tough scree scramble to the top.

tuan walter

tuan walter - May 22, 2004 5:02 pm

Route Climbed: Sembalun Lawang Date Climbed: August 1998  Sucess!

I did a 4 days / 3 nights trek: Gili Meno - Sembalun Lawang - summit - Lake Segara Anak - Senaru - Gili Meno. Magnificent scenery!


zaleha - Jun 20, 2003 4:17 am

Route Climbed: Started the trek at Sembalun Lawang and ended at Senaru Date Climbed: 5 June 2003  Sucess!

Mount Rinjani3726M among the Sasak tribe from Lombok consider this mountain as a sacred mountain.There are some ceremony taking place at the Lake Danau Segara Anak where they believes that the soul of the love one will come back and they send some offering such as gold and waded it to the lake for offering to the Mountain of Gunung Baru.

On the way trek down the summit we can view from far the tip peak of Mount Agung in Bali.The craters surrounded this mountain was fantastic and beautiful and many fishing activities are taking place at the beautiful clear lake.

Also there are some hot spring at the camping side near the Danau segara Anak where climbers and visitors can have a dipped and enjoy the hot water bath.It was belief that this hot spring water can cure those who have skin problem too.

David Donaldson

David Donaldson - Jul 20, 2002 8:48 pm

Route Climbed: in from Sembalun Lawang and out via Senoro Date Climbed: October 2001  Sucess!

Don't climb this mountain alone. Get a local guide and porter. There have been too many problems with robbers and several deaths. The track is uneven and strenuous. Water is hard to find. Conditions near the top can be very windy, wet and cold. First time I went up in 1977 there were 5 bodies (locals) on the trail just under the summit. They had died of exposure. It is a big mountain and it is hard work to get to the top. Probably only 40% make it. Be prepared.


UlrichPrinz - Jan 9, 2002 10:34 am

Route Climbed: Normal Route from the North (hiking) Date Climbed: June 1999  Sucess!

Although every other person on this mountain we met

was with a group and a tour guide, we comfortably

did the tour on our own (me and my girlfriend, who is no climber).

The path is easy to find (contrary what locals tell you)

and the hike is not by far as strenous as the

German GuideBook Horror-Story.

We did it in 2 days with one overnight stay there.

Beautiful Shadow of the mountain at sunrise over Bali !

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