Six (6) hiking trails to Mount Rinjani are officially opened by Mount Rinjani National Park: Sembalun, Tetebatu, and Timbanuh hiking trails, in East Lombok Regency.
Torean and Senaru hiking trails, in North Lombok Regency, and Aik Berik hiking trails, in Central Lombok Regency.
From the six (6) official hiking trails to Mount Rinjani, which hiking trail/track is the most suitable for you?
The official hiking trail from East Lombok
- Sembalun: Trekking from Sembalun start at an altitude of 1,150 meters above sea level can be for a 2-days program to Plawangan Sembalun and Rinjani peak or 3 days to summit+ Segara Anak Lake and can exit at Senaru or Torean in North Lombok.
- Timbanuh: The official hiking route from Timbanuh can be for 2-days or 3-days program to Plawangan Timbanuh, Plawangan Tembesi and the southern peak of Mt Rinjani (2nd summit Rinjani) with an altitude of 3,500 meters above sea level. and return to Timbanuh.
- Tetebatu: The official route for hiking from Tetebatu can be for a 2-3 days program start from an altitude of 700 meters above sea level to Plawangan Tetebatu or now called Sangkareang Mountain with an altitude of 3,200 meters above sea level and from this place can see the Segara Anak lake and the peak of Rinjani from the south side.
The official hiking trail from North Lombok
- Senaru: The Senaru trekking route starts from an altitude of 601 meters above sea level for a 2-3 day program to Plawangan Senaru, Segara Anak Lake and Rinjani peak. Depart via the Senaru you can descent to Sembalun if you go to summit and can descent to Torean if you only visit the Segara Anak Lake.
- Torean: The Torean trekking route also starts from an altitude of about 600 meters above sea level for a 2-3 days program to Segara Anak Lake and Rinjani peak and descent to Sembalun for 3 days to summit or return to Torean for Segara Anak lake program.
The official hiking trail from Central Lombok
- Aik Berik: Trekking route from Aik Berik village starts at an altitude of about 650 meters above sea level for a 2-3 day program to Plawangan Aik Berik with an altitude of about 2,600 meters above sea level and return to Aik Berik
Each route has set a maximum limit for the number of tourists who will climb. For example, the Sembalun and Senaru hiking trails each have 75 people per day or 50 percent of the total visiting capacity.
Meanwhile, the Timbanuh and Aik Berik hiking trails have a maximum of 50 people per day. Meanwhile, the two new hiking trails, namely Torean and Tete Batu, only have a maximum of 30 people per day.
Every tourist who will go on a hike is required to buy tickets online through the e-Rinjani application which can be downloaded through the Playstore.
BTNGR (Balai Taman Nasional Gunung Rinjani) also applies a health protocol, namely that every climber must have his body temperature checked, wear a mask, and climbers from outside NTB must show a Covid-19 free certificate.
NON-CLIMB TOURISM OBJECTS
In addition to climbing tours, BTNGR also continues to open eight tourist destinations within the Mount Rinjani National Park area.
The eight natural attractions are Otak Kokok Waterfall, Jeruk Manis Waterfall, Mayung Polak Waterfall, Mangku Sakti Waterfall, Kukus Mountain, Blue Lake, Sebau, and Propok Savanna.
Visitors are also required to apply health protocols, namely wearing masks, maintaining distance, washing hands, or using hand sanitizers.