We are awakened around 2:00 am under the cover of darkness with hot drinks and light breakfast. We’ll start heading to Rinjani summit at 3:00 am. We begin with a moderate climb, followed by a fairly easy but long walk. The final approach to the summit involves a steep climb over loose volcanic scree.
Now it’s 6:00 am. We can celebrate our accomplishment with the beautiful sunrise, and panoramic view of Lombok island, Bali island, Sumbawa island and Segara Anak lake.
After that, we’ll descend back down to sembalun crater rim in 2 hours and have breakfast there. We’ll continue our journey down to the lake and hot spring. The trail down is steep and a bit slippery, which takes 2.5 hours to reach. We stop at the lakeside and camp for the second night. Here we can enjoy the lake view, and swim in the lake. The hot spring can soothe away your aches and pains from the trek and are widely known for its natural healing powers.