Mount Rinjani Treks are available for the casual hiker through to the more serious trekker. They range from an easy half day walk through the foothills following old pathways amongst shady bamboo groves and village gardens before entering a wide, open landscape of rice terraces and palms to week long treks including the mountain summit, the crater rim, Crater Lake and hot springs. At 3.726 m.
Mt. Rinjani is the second highest Volcanic peak in Indonesia and is a part of celebrated "Ring of Fire". It's forested slopes rising directly from the sea create their own weather pattern and act as the main water-catchments for the island of Lombok. Gunung Rinjani National Park, one of over 40 throughout Indonesia, was established in 1997. For the people of Lombok, Sasak and Balinese alike, Mt. Rinjani is a sacred place and home of the gods. The Crater Lake is a pilgrimage destination for tens of thousands each year. Pilgrims bathe away ailments in the Hot Springs. For other visitors, the three days Rinjani Trek route from Senaru to the Crater Rim, down to Crater Lake and then on to Sembaun Lawang, is considered one of the best treks in South East Asia.