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 to descend to sembalun village, which takes 5 hours to reach. The car will take us to senaru village and transfer you to your next destination.