Many people ask, ‘How high is Mount Rinjani?’ Mount Rinjani is located at an altitude of 3,726 meters above sea level. To reach the peak at this elevation, people generally start their climb from the Sembalun, Senaru, Torean, Timbanuh, Sajang, or Aik Berik routes.
Before the 7.0 Richter scale earthquake that hit Lombok, Senaru was known as the longest, easiest, and most fun trekking route. However, after the earthquake, its reputation was overtaken by the Torean route.
If you want to climb Mount Rinjani on a shorter route, you can start from Pelawangan Sembalun Lawang or Sembalun Bumbung on the east side of the mountain. This route is indeed shorter, but you will encounter quite an extreme trek, a challenging journey that you will never forget.
If you start trekking Rinjani from Sembalun Bumbung, you will enjoy some beautiful scenery with very fresh air. Sembalun Bumbung is located on the east side of the mountain, where you can find a village surrounded by several hills.
As for Sembalun Lawang, it is more known as an agro-tourism area. There are many areas used for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables. In Sembalun Lawang, many homestays have been built for tourists.
By climbing Mount Rinjani, you will experience a different kind of beauty and adventure in the world, and you will be greeted with super luxurious views when you reach the peak of Rinjani.
Mount Rinjani has a very large lake on top of it. The lake is named Segara Anak. In the middle of Segara Anak, there is a smaller mountain, and people call it Gunung Baru Jari, which means the New Finger Mountain. When you climb Mount Rinjani, it’s like visiting many places.
So, when is the best time to climb Mount Rinjani? The dry season runs between May and September, but the best time to climb Mount Rinjani is from June to August.
Although the temperature will be lower during the dry season, you don’t have to worry about rain during this time. Rain can be a serious issue when you’re climbing a mountain in a tropical region.
During the rain, the mountain will become slipperier. But the good side is that the need for drinking water will be less compared to the dry season.
If you feel less capable of carrying equipment and supplies, many Rinjani porters can assist you.
Mount Rinjani's elevation is 3,726 meters above sea level (MDPL).
Mount Rinjani is located on the island of Lombok in the West Nusa Tenggara province.
Mount Rinjani falls within three administrative regions, namely East Lombok Regency, Central Lombok Regency, and North Lombok Regency.
The cost is Rp 5,000 per day for Indonesian citizens (WNI) and Rp 150,000 per day for foreign nationals (WNA).
It is not mandatory, but highly recommended to use Rinjani porters during the ascent.
Rp. 200,000 - Rp. 300,000 per day depending on negotiation
Mount Rinjani last erupted in 2016.
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Prepare a minimum budget of Rp. 500,000 per day for the sake of consumption safety during the climb.
Climbing Mount Rinjani requires a minimum of 2 days for the ascent.
A minimum of 2 days to reach the summit from the Sembalun route, 3-4 days if coming from the Torean, Senaru, Aik Berik, Timbanuh, and Tetebatu routes.
7 hours each days
There are 7 famous trekking routes to Rinjani: Torean route, Sembalun route, Senaru route, Timbanuh route, Tetebatu route, Aik Berik route, and Sajang route.
Dewi Anjani is a mythical figure who rules over Mount Rinjani in the folklore of the Sasak people on the island of Lombok.
It is generally safe to be on the hiking trails of Mount Rinjani alone. However, we still recommend not hiking alone to have a companion to share the load and minimize the risks.