3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS LAKE and HOT SPRINGS

This classic trek takes you to the Crater Lake of Segara Anak. For the people of
Lombok, Sasak and Balinese alike, the volcano is revered as a sacred place and
abode of deities. Segara Anak Crater Lake is the destination of thousand of pilgrims
who place offerings in the water and bathe away disease in the hot springs.
This trek start from Senaru, ends in Senaru.
Highlights are: Segara Anak Lake (crater), Hot Springs and Caves.
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Trek itinerary:
Day 1
Our guide will pick you up at hotel lobby in Senggigi area at 06.00 AM then transfer to
Senaru. Register at the Rinjani trek center (RTC) in Senaru (601m) early in the
morning, meet your guide and arrange national park entry tickets. The RTC staff
briefing explains the route details, local cultural traditions and what you might see,
and lists rubbish management and safety procedures. The first hours of the trek climb
steeply through thick tropical forests rice in flora, bird life and a variety of butterflies.
You might see orchid and, if lucky, the rare black ebony leaf monkey, known locally
as Lutung. Rest stops are taken along the way, and at Pos 2 Montong satas shelter
(1,500m). Village stories and local legends are related by your guide. Features
include the banyan tree Bunut Ngengkang that looks like someone standing with their
legs apart, and the Batu Penyesalan stone. Depending on your preference and
weather conditions, the night’s camp is made either in the forest at pos 3 Mondokon
Lolak (2,000m) after about five hours climb from Senaru, or continue the ascent for
another couple of hours through grassy meadows to Plawangan 1 Senaru crater rim
at 2,641m from the crater rim are sweeping views across the lake Segara Anak
(2,000m) to the summit of Mt. Rinjani. On a clear evening the Gili isles, Bali and Mt.
Agung can be seen to the west. Camp – Dinner – Overnight. ( L/D )
Day 2
After breakfast, down to the lake Segara Anak (2,000 m) within the Rinjani crater. The
trek route in this point is steep and rocky. Your guide and porters will assist and give
you extra attention. Going down the ridge passing numerous Edelweiss plants Bunga
Abadi to the crater rim camp for a well-deserved lunch. It takes two to three hours
down the steep trail to the Crater Lake and day 2’s camp. The rest of the day is spent
relaxing, swimming in the lake and exploring the caves and pilgrimage hot springs,
believed to have healing powers. (B/L/D)
Day 3
Leave the lake and climb for three hours up to Plawangan Senaru (crater rim). Lunch
served on the way. Rest at Pos 3 for a meal break and continue going down with
gentle walk back to Senaru where the car is waiting to take you back to your hotel in
Senggigi area (B/L)