Mount Rinjani Trek – 3726m (2014)

Gunung Rinjani or better known as Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia. It is one of the most beautiful treks to do in the region (in my perspective) and definitely one summit that is worth to go.

To get to Rinjani, one must first take a flight to Lombok directly or to Bali island and then from there take another domestic flight to Lombok or a local ferry or speedboat.

The trek starts from either Senaru or by Sembalun and will take around 3-4 days depending on your fitness levels. I climbed Rinjani back in 2009 and now this year in 2014, I decided to lead a trek for a group of friends. The group consisted of many of my friends from secondary school to my adventure racing teams to my university and even my teammates from Himalayan expeditions in Nepal and India.

It is a climb that involves a lot of steps and climbing but it is not as serious as Mount Kinabalu. Mount Kinabalu is pretty high and steep like the stairway to heaven but Rinjani is a more gradual climb, spread out within 3-4 days. Rinjani is also an excellent stepping-stone for people who want to prepare themselves for Everest Base Camp Trek and also other Himalayan treks.

It was a beautiful but pretty rushed trip as we wanted to be at Senggigi for one day of R&R but overall, the group made it to the summit with 6/8 people reaching the summit. It was a great adventure, definitely one for the first timer in trekking and great for couples looking for a short getaway.

Published by jeremytongclimbs

I'm an aspiring climber from the tiny island of Singapore looking constantly at different places of the world, looking for places to exploit and fill up my adventure gauge which is always hanging in the balance. I graduated from Republic Polytechnic with a Diploma in Outdoor And Adventure Learning and I believe that I'm a true advocate of the outdoors. The first trip that I did was to Mount Ophir, standing at 1276 metres in Johor Bahru. The feeling of being immersed within nature and actually climbing to the top was just rejuvenating. From then since, I've climbed a total of 41 mountains around the world, highest being Mount Everest South Summit at 8700m and two 7000m peaks called Lenin Peak and Peak Korzhenescaya. Currently, I'm managing sales and marketing at a rock-climbing company and forming my own adventure company, JTrace, focusing on adventure trips consultation, training clients for their own Everest, corporate team building, inspirational speaking sessions and brand ambassadorship.

4 thoughts on “Mount Rinjani Trek – 3726m (2014)

  1. Hi Jeremy, happen to stumble upon your blog. Could you share with me what climbing agency you guys took? Thank you!

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      I had the services of my friend. He is know as Ming from Lombok. The company he works for is Rinjani Pro.

      Hope this helps and let me know if you have any further questions!

      Regards,
      Jeremy Tong

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