Day 1: Arrive Lombok, transfer to Mangsit
Make your way to Lombok for a transfer to the Mangsit area. In the evening, a trip briefing will be held to introduce you to your guide, Yomads group and to check that you have the necessary gear for the trip.
Day 2: To Senaru
In the afternoon, transfer to Senaru. Here, we will visit Sendang Gile waterfall, one of Mt Rinjani National Park's best known attractions. Located about 600m above sea level, the waterfall is an easy walk from Senaru Village. A pleasant alternative return route winds along the edge of the steep valley, following the irrigation canal. For the more adventurous, the second waterfall Tiu Kelep is another hour's walk upriver from Sendang Gila. Scrambling over rocks through tropical forest rewards you with a swim in the waterfall's deep pool, where it is said locally that every time you swim behind the main waterfall you become a year younger. The evening is spent at leisure before the first day of the Rinjani climb.
Day 3: Begin Rinjani climb, trek to Sembalun's crater rim
In the early morning, transter to Sembalun and register for the climb at the Rinjani Information Center. Starting in Sembalun Lawang, a gentle ascent through open grassland leads to the first resting point at 1300m. Ascending to Tengengean you are rewarded with beautiful views of Rinjani's summit. Here you will find Casuarinas, locally known as Cemara, and might see evidence of wild pigs and the long-tailed grey macaque monkeys on the way to the first campsite at 2639m.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Summit Mt Rinjani, trek to Senaru's crater rim
The climb to Rinjani's summit begins in the early hours of the morning. Arriving at the summit (3726m) in time for sunrise provides stunning views over the crater lake. Descend to Sembalun for breakfast before continuing to Segara Anak Lake for a dip in the hot springs. In the afternoon, climb to the rim of Senaru and the second campsite.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Trek to Senaru Village, transfer to Gili Trawangan
After breakfast, continue the descent to Senaru Village. Upon arrival, transfer to Teluk Kode for the short boat trip to Gili Trawangan.
Days 6 & 7: Gili Trawangan
The most popular of the Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan is home to spectacular sunrises, Indonesian hospitality, idyllic snorkelling and diving spots and a laid back beach vibe. The next two days are spent at leisure, allowing you to discover the island at your own pace.
Day 8: Trip ends Gili Trawangan
The trip concludes after breakfast, leaving you free to head home or continue the adventure on your own. For those with further travel plans, transfers to both Lombok and Bali's airports can be arranged.