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Mount Rinjani & Gili Islands

from $ 1199

Climb to the summit of one of Indonesia's highest peaks and kick back on the Gili Islands

Trip Dates

  • 16.Jul. - 23.Jul.2017
  • 13.Aug. - 20.Aug.2017
  • 03.Sep. - 10.Sep.2017

Trip Dates

16.Jul. - 23.Jul.2017 closed
13.Aug. - 20.Aug.2017 closed
03.Sep. - 10.Sep.2017 available Book now

Trip Highlights

  • Make the classic pilgrimmage up Mt Rinjani, one of Indonesia's highest peaks
  • Soak up the island vibes of the Gili Islands
  • Enjoy the varied scenery of Mt Rinjani's surrounds
  • Take a dip in the natural hot springs near Segara Anak Lake
  • Experience the unique Indonesian culture

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Mangsit

Day 2 - Senaru

Day 3 - Trek to Sembalun crater rim

Day 4 - Summit Mt Rinjani, trek to Senaru crater rim

Day 5 - Trek to Senaru village, transfer to Gili Trawangan

Day 6 - Gili Trawangan

Day 7 - Gili Trawangan

Day 8 - Trip ends Gili Trawangan

Green Is Good

  • Camping throughout the trek ensures minimal impact is left on the environment
  • Support the regional economy through this locally run trip
  • The trip is operated using 'best practice' in terms of sustainable and responsible initiatives and guides are all highly experienced

Sweat Level


Fitness is an important aspect of our trips, and the fitter you are the more easily you will adjust and enjoy yourself. The trip has been assigned a Sweat Level of ‘Moderate’. Trips with this grading include activities such as hiking, cycling, kayaking, canyoning and rock climbing for up to five or six hours a day at a slow but steady pace and may spend a short amount of time at altitudes above 4000m in elevation. These activities involve carrying a day pack for their duration and a good level of fitness and health is required. In preparation of the trip, we recommend you engage in 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three for four times a week for two to three months prior to departure. If you are embarking on a trekking trip, training in variable weather is also recommended.

When To Go

Indonesia is hot year round. While coastal areas are often pleasantly cool, it can get cold in the mountains. The dry season runs from May to September, and the wet season runs from October to April. On Rinjani between April and September you can expect daytime temperatures around 20-25°C and evening temperatures as low as 5°C .

Trip Inclusions

  • 5 nights hotel, 2 nights camping on twin share basis
  • 7 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 2 x dinner
  • English speaking Yomads guide during tours and transfers
  • Transfers as noted in itinerary
  • Local guide, ranger and porter during trek
  • Entrance and park fees
  • Tent and sleeping bag during trek

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Detailed Itinerary

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.

Meals: Nil

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.

Meals: B

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.

Meals: B

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.

Meals: B

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.

Meals: B


Mangsit 1N Hotel
Senaru 1N Hotel
Crater Rim 2N Camp
Gili Trawangan 3N Hotel


The itinerary should be seen as a guide only. This itinerary may change at any time due to inclement weather, forces of nature and other circumstances beyond our control.

The Sweat Level

  • Moderate
Easy – these are pretty relaxed and are suitable for most fitness levels. Expect though to push a little outside of your comfort zone with the included activities, but they are not for lengthy durations.

Moderate - these will include cycling, walking, kayaking and other activities which will put a sweat on the brow. You should do some pre trip training like going to the gym, jogging, brisk walking or cycling at least 3 times weekly for months before you go to get your fitness level up.

Hardcore - these will include sustained walking or cycling over multiple days and that means you’ll need to get into a great fitness regime before your trip. The best preparation you can do is day walks or cycle trips one a fortnight that build your endurance fitness coupled with some hour long ‘cardio’ workouts up to 3 times a week, and continue this for 3 months before departure.

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