Jou Trekking is eco friendly trekking company in lombok which introduces green tourism in Mt Rinjani lombok, protect the environment and go green. Since our establishment, we focus on seriously taking care of and preserving rinjani environment, keeping Mt Rinjani clean and as undisturbed as possible to insure that indonesian communities in future and visitors from around the world will be able to enjoy the essence of beautiful mountain Rinjani.
We are keenly aware of the fragility of environment which we tour and recognize our responsibility in saving them. After all, our business relies entirely on them and we plan to stay in business for a good while yet. All our staff have all been given environmental training and are all very sensitive to the delicate eco-systems we enter.“Take pictures, leave only foot prints” is our motto.
The sad truth is that most trekking companies are not environmentally responsible and these magical locales are suffering for it. Nevertheless we endeavor to be the role models for those around us and hope that our principles can contribute to awareness and change.
Round Trip Distance: 28 kilometers (17.4 miles)
Duration: 2-3 Days
Difficulty: Moderate – Challenging
At 3,726 meters (12,224 feet) above sea level, Rinjani is the second-highest mountain in Indonesia. It’s an active volcano with its most recent eruption in 2016.
But what Rinjani is most famous for is its massive caldera that contains a beautiful sapphire-blue lake called Segara Anak. This lake is the world’s highest caldera lake with an active volcano in its center. However, despite its high altitude, the water is not as cold as you might imagine. It averages around 20o Celsius (68o F), which is several degrees warmer than the surrounding temperature.
When is the best trekking season for Mount Rinjani?
Any time during the dry months from April to November. The mountain is closed for hiking during the rainy season from December to March.
What is the difficulty level of the trek?
Climbing Rinjani is tough; but anyone in reasonable shape should be able to manage. Porters will be provided throughout the climb but you are expected to carry your own personal daypack of less than 8 kilograms. Normal trekking throughout except for some scrambling towards the summit. No rock climbing or technical climbing skills are needed. Summit sunrise climb is entirely optional, climbers who would like to conserve their energy instead could choose to have a longer rest and wait for their teammates at the crater rim.
How long is the trek and how many hours do we trek each days?
The typical route which covers the crater rims, summit and lake takes 3D2N to cover. The trekking durations are: Day 01 ~ 8 hrs; Day 02 ~ 11 hrs; Day 03 ~ 10 hrs. (Timings are estimated and depends on the individual trekker’s physical stamina and conditions
When is the summit day and how is it like?
The summit day is on Day 02 of the trek. You will wake up around 2-3am for the summit climb. It takes about 3-4 hrs to reach the summit (for sunrise if you can reach on time) and another 3 hours to descend back to the camp site. If you do not wish to attempt the summit climb, you may stay at the camp site to wait for the summiteers to return.
What is the temperature like in the mountains?
The temperature in the day is around 15 – 25 degree Celsius at and below the rims. At night, the temperature at the Rim is usually below 10 degree Celsius. At times, it can be near freezing especially towards the summit.
What types of footwear are recommended for the trek?
A pair of trekking shoes (that you have worn before) with good traction. Mid or high-cut shoes are preferred over low-cut ones for better ankle grips and to prevent loose soils from getting into the shoes.
WHY Choose Us
We run all our trips directly therefore ensuring first rate quality service. We do not out source our trips to any other company so we can control the quality and promise you the best service. All our staff are well trained and want you to have a great experience.
We are fully committed to eco-friendly and responsible tourism, keeping things in balance by respecting natural environment. When you book and trek with us, you will be pleased and satisfied knowing that you have contributed for the cause of keeping the Mt. Rinjani environment clean and healthy for generations ahead to come.