RINJANI TREK TIMBANUH ROUTE
Rinjani Trekking Club Conjunction with No Roads Expeditions, In May 2007, we conducted the first ever ascent of Rinjani from the southern village of Timbanuh. This awesome journey took us to the never explored southern rim, down to the shores of the lake, where we used inflatable rafts to take us to Gunung Baru base camp. We then headed to Rinjani’s summit and ended the expedition in the beautiful Senaru.
This expedition was the first of its kind and should still be considered by those with an adventurous spirit, a flexible mind and a strong body.
The expedition will attempt the Rinjani summit from inside the calderas, up to the final summit ridge that is used today. We will approach this side of the mountain from the southern rim via Timbanuh. From there we will head to Segara Anak and then use inflatable to transport us to the shores of our first base camp. This camp will be used to explore the base of the active volcano, Gunung Baru, and then ultimately climb its 500m slope to its rim. We will peer into the calderas of a mountain that only erupted last year.
From base camp 1 we will start our push to Rinjani’s summit from inside the calderas, up its western slope to the present day base camp. We will camp and the following day summit Rinjani, returning to Senaru via the normal route.
On the southern sections, ropes will be used to assist trekkers down the steep cliff faces. This is a truly unique way to climb one of the best volcanoes in the world.
Trek Route 7 days/ 6 Night
Early morning we leave to hotel for Timbanuh village, it takes around 2 hrs driving.
Then start for the beginning of a challenging 8 hour day. We head for Timbanuh on Rinjani’s southern slope. From there we will climb to the south rim. Awesome views over the lake, Bali and Rinjani’s summit.
After a delicious breakfast, we head down to the lake which we believe won’t take too long. From there we set up the inflatable and paddle towards Gunung Baru. Set up camp at the base of Gunung Baru.
Today we will climb to the summit of Gunung Baru and look inside an active volcano. The going will be very tough as the slopes are pure scoria. Back to base camp. Hot spring baths to sooth our bodies.
Today we climb the inner calderas to the present base camp. Great views again and anticipation of summit day tomorrow.
Early morning wake up call, 2am. We head off for Rinjani’s summit and hopefully reach it by sun rise. We will be aided by a full moon. Back down to the lake and other hot springs.
Trek to the northern rim where we will camp for the night and see exactly the journey we have just done.
Back down to Senaru for a nice shower, food and a walk to the local waterfalls. Great little village and a must see. If we are lucky we may get involved in some local Sasak stick fighting.
Rp. 5.250.000,- / person, min 2 person
We run expeditions along the Jati Track anytime between May and October for groups of 4 plus.
- Electrolyte supplements such as Gatorade for expedition portion
- All transfers in Lombok
- 7 days expedition in tents
- 2 nights accommodation in finest hotel Sengiggi
- All food on expedition component
- Tent, foam floor mat and camping equipment
- Park fees and accident donation
- Fees for Porters and Guide
- Personal expenses
- Tips for Porters and Guides
- Travel Insurance
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“…The expedition is exhausting, no doubt, but the sheer size and beauty be seen to be believed. This was definitely a life altering experience …”
Gerrard Neve, Rinjani 2004