Hike up Indonesia’s second highest peak and enjoy killer views of the active volcano, crater lake, and the summit.
Mt. Rinjani is an active volcano on the island of Lombok, Indonesia. It has an elevation of 3,726 metres or 12,000 feet, making it a tough mountain to conquer. But the views in its summit are truly worth roughing it out.
Mt. Rinjani or Gunung Rinjani administratively lies in the Regency of North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
Opening Days and Hours
Mt. Rinjani is open daily to host 3-day treks and hikes, with the call time usually set at 02:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Average prices for hikes/treks are:
- 2 Day Summit Trek: USD 200
- 4 Day Summit Trek: USD 235
- 3 Day Crater Lake and Hot Springs Trek: USD 200
- 1 Say Sunrise Hike to Senaru Crater Rim: USD 105
- 3 Day Summit Trek: USD 255
How to Get There
You can reach Mt. Rinjani via:
Air: Flights from Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya (some linking to Kuala Lumpur), and Singapore fly into Lombok.
Land: From Lombok Airport, you can drive for around 2.3 to 3 hours through Mataram to Senaru village, and approach Mt. Rinjani from its west. Another option is to drive for 2 to 2.5 hours via Praya – Kopang – Masbagsik – Aikmel, and finally Sembalun village in the east side of Mt. Rinjani – note that this is the closest ascent route to Mt. Rinjani’s summit. Lastly, the final option is to drive for 1 to 1.5 hours via Praya – Kopang – Terara – Kotajara – Tetebatu or Timbanuh – this is the newest and most challenging route.
Water and land: Other options to include Mt. Rinjani is to board drive-on ferries that regularly operate from Padang Bay in Bali to Lembar in Lombok. Fast boats are also available from Benoa, Serangan, or Padang Bay going to to the three Gili Islands, Telok Kodek, Senggigi, or Telok Nare in Lombok.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
- Hiking enthusiasts and mountain climbers
Time to Spend
Time to spend in Mt. Rinjani will depend entirely on the trekking package you will avail of.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit and hike Mt. Rinjani is from April to December. Although it is possible to hike the mountain all year round, do note that the Mt. Rinjani National Park is closed from January to March due to heavy rains.
- Hiking and see wild flora and fauna
Tour packages come with three meals, snacks, biscuits, fresh fruits, and water per day. You can also try out Rifka Café Rinjani before or after your trek.
Here are some attractions you can visit during your Mt. Rinjani trek:
- Susu Cave, Payung Cave, and Manik Cave (Goa Susu, Goa Payung, Goa Manik)
- Pangkereman Jembangan – Healing Hot Springs
- Segara Anak Crater Lake
- Sandar Nyawa or Eternal Flower or Edelweis
- Rinjani Peak
- Mount Baru Jari (Gunung Baru) – the new volcano in the middle of the Segara Anak Lake
A number of guesthouses, lodges, homestays, and hotels are located near Mt. Rinjani such as Maria Guesthouse, Rinjani Family Homestay, Sembalun Kita Cottage, Rinjani Lodge, and Anak Rinjani Guesthouse. Costs range from USD 6 to 74 per night.