Frequently Seen Attraction

1. Spring water
Fresh water spring are feature of the trek and your  guide know where these are during the  drier month (July -Sept)
Some spring completely disappear
Park staff and guides constantly monitor these water sources to determine theirs supply and abundance,many spring are sources of holy are used in ceremonies

2.Hot Spring
The volcanic chemistry of hot spring offers special healing properties,the sasak people believe the spring have  medicinal and spiritual powers

3.Long tailed Grey macaque
This is the most wide -rangging and common  primate  on lombok "macaca fascicularis" is usually seen along the road side of Pusuk pass near Matram they frequent village areas where they scavenge and steal food older meals are often seen high on the creater rim of rinjani

4. Ebony leaf monkey
Found in south East Asia and across western Indonesia as far as Lombok this rare monkey "tracyphitecus auratus cristatus" is found in family groups in canopy of rainforests

5. Wild fig
Look for the disturbed ground where "susvitacus"has been foraging

6. Rusa Deer
Found throughout  most of Indonesia "cervus timorensis" is are forest dweller that is occasionally seen along the rinjani trekking trails

7. Barking  deer
Smaller than Rusa "muntiacus muntjak" is the other species of deer  Found in the park  It's alarm call is distinct dog like bark also found in the forest are  the leopard cat,palm civet and porcurvine

8. Fig trees
Many of the forest-dwelleing animal insects,bird owe their survival to wild fig "ficus sp" as a provider of food and shelter.Bird and animals deposite the seeds of the strangling fig on a high branch where it germinates before connecting to the earth through a curtain of aerial roots that finally overwhelm the host tree

This pine-like species "casuarina junghuniana" is are feature  of the grassy higher slopes where fire and volcanic eruptions have made the environment in hospitable for the broad leafed  species of the rain forest

Found growing above the treeline the edelweis "anaphalis vescida" is are beautiful  icon of the park and one of our best known sub alpine plants

Mt. Rinjani Ascent Routes

Serious trekkers should explore the options of staying on the mountain for 3 nights or more with a planned trek that takes in the crater rim, down to the lake shore, the absolute summit and more. Such treks normally start in either Senaru or Sambulan Lawang however in the last couple of years some other routes have opened including the Benang Stokel, Timbanuh and Torean routes.

Senaru ascent route

This is by far the most used route as it allows the (relatively) less strenuous trek to the crater rim only. You start at an elevation of 600 m in Senaru village, normally in the late morning or early afternoon and make the 6 hour ascent to the crater rim before dark. First part of the trek is through tropical rainforest. Look and listen out for the lutung, or black monkey, swinging through the trees in the late morning. They are extremely shy, unlike for the common macaques which may gather near rest stops waiting for scraps. The route passes through POSII at 1,500 m, breaches the treeline at 2,000 m (POSIII) and then it is a bit of slog up gravel paths to the camp site just below the crater rim at 2,600 m. There is no clear path at the last section nearing crater rim, at an incline of 45 degrees. There is a POS Extra after POS 3, but it is pretty much gone, and the remaining bits have been chopped up by porters as firewood.

Senaru ascent route
Senaru Route
Senaru ascent route
Senaru Route

If that has not sapped all of your energy you can then make a very precarious descent down to shores of the crater lake and bath in the hot waters. You need some confidence to do this as it is a steep descent of 600+ m using handrails and ropes.

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Mt. Rinjani Trek Packages

Trekking via Sembalun
2 Days 1 Night Summit
3 Days 2 Nights Summit
4 Days 3 Nights Summit

Trekking via Senaru
2 Days 1 Night Senaru Crater rim
3 Days 2 Nights Lake & Hot Springs
3 Days 2 Nights Summit
4 Days 3 Nights Summit

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