Rinjani, one of the tallest volcano mountain in Indonesia. It is the third one after Kerinci, located in Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat. The elevation of this mount is 3728 metres, very high. Well, in this blog, I or we would like to tell you about the story. The story of the adventure, about to climb this mount, about what happen, how and anything, of course about Rinjani. Preparation Before we depart to Lombok (we are from Bali), we accomplished some of preparations. What we have to prepare, of course, the first thing, anything information about Rinjani. According to the information, that day we known, to reach the top of Rinjani, its spent at least 3 days. Well as we known it would be spent that much day, we prepare some accommodations. What we pack: Personal: Clothes(1 piece of short, 2 pieces long-sleeves, 2 pants, jacket, caps, and the others that make you warm), Lamp, Foods, Personal Medicine needs, Sleeping bag, Raining coat, camera, and make sure you are in fit condition Group: Tent, Cooking equipments, Fishing equipments(fishing at lake Segara Anak) We depart from Bali by two groups, by airplane and by ship. By airplane, its cost about 600,000IDR for two ways from to Lombok, 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai to International Airport Lombok, and by ship, its about 200,000IDR per motorbike, 4 hours from Padang Bay to Lembar Harbor. Oh yeah, almost forgot to introduce we, the member of the team, are me(Mande), Laksmi, Diyana, and Suari
Day 1 First, we are grateful to the Nilam and family, Laksmi’s cousin, who has given a place to stay awhile before heading off to the Mount Rinjani national park, and also Aditya who willingly deliver and show us the way. There are two gates to reach mount Rinjani, Sembalun Gate and Senaru Gate. We chose Sembalun, because according to the information, Sembalun has not-really-hard-way to trek :D We also rent a porter, for carrying a lot of heavy things >:). Thanks to Mr. Arifin, because beside as a porter, he also as a guide to us, well, no one of us have trekked this mount before. Porter rent 200,000IDR per day. We have to made a registration too. In Simbalun gate, there is an office, and we made to pay some tickets, each person 20,000IDR for many tickets, I forgot what tickets but one of them is entrance ticket. And we have to tell them what we are packing, it’s regulation, to make sure we aren’t littering, because every single litter should be kept until down from the mountain.
We deliver to start point. We don’t use common start point, we chose the alternative, Mr Arifin said that this start point is shortcut, well because we set off starting at 3 PM, so as not to benighted, then we chose this path. The route is so green, it’s an area of savanna and not really steep. We passed several post, Post 1 Post 2 and Post 3. In each post, of course we were resting awhile. The distance between post is about maybe 20km. In Post 3 the day is already late, we decided to make a camp here.
Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Back To Bali