Bali, Rinjani Climb Gili Islands

Starting From

$1,499/person

Number of days

11

Start Location

Indonesia

Group Size

2-12

Operated by

World Expeditions

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Climb spectacular Mount Rinjani, enjoy the cultural highlights of Bali and relax on the tropical beaches of the picture perfect Gili Islands

Operated by:

World Expeditions

World Expeditions is an adventure travel and ecotourism company that offers guided small group trekking and adventure holidays.

Itinerary

Join Bali, transfer to Ubud

Upon arrival in Bali, you will be transferred to your hotel in Ubud. Ubud is Bali’s artistic heart and the center of cultural events. Surrounded by a beautiful landscape it is easy to see where the artists find inspiration. This is a great place for buying special mementos in many small shops and galleries. For those wishing to know more about Balinese art a visit to one of the local museums will be of great benefit. Cultural events such as ceremonies, dances and temple festivals occur frequently and you are always very welcome to observe. Ubud has many good restaurants where you can savor a range from simple Balinese food to sophisticated European dishes. Driving duration to Ubud: ± 2 hours (± 40km) Overnight: Hotel

Morning cycle around Ubud

You will have a bike trip around Ubud today, following small secondary roads downhill. A guide explains about local plants and the way of life during regular stops. Close to Ubud you can choose to continue on your bike, for another hour through beautiful scenery, or drive in the car to the lunch spot. A delicious Balinese lunch in a small restaurant among the rice-fields is included. After lunch you will return to your hotel. And enjoy the evening at your leisure. You will then be driven back to your hotel in Ubud in the late afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight: Hotel Please note the following times are approximate: Pick up time: 07.45 – 08.00am To Kintamani for breakfast: 09.00am To Coffee Plantation: 10.00am Start cycling: 11.00am Cycling duration: 2 – 3 hrs (22km) Lunch time: 02.00pm Return to hotel: 03.00pm

Trek to Subak Sok wayah (approx. 5 hrs)

This morning you will meet your guide from the Widya Guna Foundation around 08.30 at the lobby. Your program today is exploring beyond Ubud center. The trekking will start from Campuhan Bridge near the famous Caphun ridge walk, and then continue to Subak Sok wayah. Here you will see the life activities behind Ubud cities and the changing life of Ubud communities, meet the farmers, see the their activities at Sari Organic garden. You will have a tea/coffee break at the Sari Organic Garden before continuing on. Then the walk will continue to Subak Juwuk Manis to see other farmer group activities, local village life as well as ancient Hindu temples. We’ll have short breaks along the way to enjoy a young fresh coconut. Before heading back to your hotel we will enjoy the lunch at one of the local restaurants. Overnight: Hotel Please note the following times are approximate: Meet the guide and start trekking from hotel: 08.30am Lunch time: Depend on the program (around 2pm) Drop off hotel: 03.00pm Trekking duration: ± 5 hours

Trekking Mount Batur (approx. 6 hrs)

Today you will be picked up in the morning around 06.00am. Your driver will take you to an amazing lookout point so you can witness one of the most beautiful views of Batur while enjoying breakfast. Once we have finished breakfast around 8am we begin our trek of Mt Batur. The walk starts of quite flat, walking through plantations such as tomato and onion. Next we start our ascent to the Point through volcanic sand and rock. Once we reach the point you can sit back and relax with a well-earned coffee break with a view of the Batur Lake, the enormous crater and weather depending a view of Lombok in the distance. At your own leisure its time to explore the fumaroles and caves and keep an eye out for the local Monkeys that live inside the largest crater, or if you want you can make it all the way to the summit which will take another 40 minutes uphill through volcanic sand. Our descent can take a bit longer as it is downhill and a little tricky in some places. We will arrive back at the lookout point at around midday where you can enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to your hotel. Overnight: Hotel Please note the following times are approximate: Pick up time hotel: 06.00am Breakfast time: 07.00 – 08.00am Start trekking: 08.15 Trekking duration: ± 6 hours Lunch time: 03.00pm Drop off hotel: 04.00pm

Boat to Lombok, transfer to Sembalu

Today you will be transferred to Padang bai and take the fast boat to Lombok. Upon arrival in Lombok, you will be transferred to Sembalun, the starting point of trekking Rinjani. Here you stay in a nice simple hotel. Overnight: Hotel Please note the following times are approximate: Pick up time hotel: 07.00 – 07.30am Departure time boat: 09.30am Estimation arrival time: 11.00 – 11.30am Driving duration to Sembalun: ± 3 hours Meet with the guide for trekking Rinjani: 08.00pm

Trek Rinjani, to craterrim (approx. 10.5 km)

In the early morning you’ll have to register yourself at the Rinjani Information Centre (RIC) in Sembalun Lawang (1,156m). Here you will visit the Volcanology Center to check the seismograph, learn about the volcano, how the caldera and lake Segara Anak were formed and its patterns of eruption. Afterwards the RIC will prepare a briefing for you, describing the route details, the local traditions and the things you might see along the way. It also informs you about rubbish management and safety procedures. The trek starts with a gently ascending walk through open grassland used by cattle to graze. After about 3 hours we reach Pos 2 Tengengean (1,500m) from where you can enjoy magnificent views upon Rinjani’s summit. We start a steep 3.5 hour climb towards the campside on the craterrim. Along the way you will see pine-like Casuarina’s, wild pigs and maybe even macaque monkeys. Overnight: Camp Please note the following times are approximate: Pick up time: 08.00am Start trekking: 08.30am Trekking duration: ± 8 – 9 hours Trekking distance: ± 10.5 km Lunch time: 12.00pm – 01.00pm at post 2 Dinner time: Around 07.00pm

Trek to Rinjani summit (3,726m)

An early morning is necessary for the exhausting three hour climb to the summit (3,726m). Once there, you will hopefully see an amazing sunrise. Around 6.30 we return to the crater rim for a well-deserved breakfast. After a rest we will begin our descent to the crater-lake, where the rest of the day is spent relaxing and swimming. There is plenty of time to explore the hot springs, which are said to have healing powers. Tonight you camp by the lakeside. Overnight: Camp Please note the following times are approximate: Early breakfast: 01.30 – 02.00am Start trekking: 02.00am Trekking duration to summit: ± 6 hours Trekking distance to summit: ± 4 km Second breakfast: around 10 – 11am Trekking Sembalun to Lake: ± 3 hrs Lunch time: 01.00 – 02.00pm Lake to Senaru: ± 2 - 3 hrs Dinner time: Around 07.00pm

Descend to Senaru, boat to Gili Air

After breakfast, we start a three-hour steep climb to Plawangan 1 Senaru crater rim (2,461m). You will find edelweiss along the path and enjoy the view of the lake from the other side. From the crater rim you will have amazing views over Bali and over the Segara Anak. We start the descend to Senaru village through grassland and tropical rainforest. After about seven hours from the rim, the trek ends at the Rinjani Trekking Centre in Senaru. Upon arrival in Senaru the driver is waiting for you and drop you to the harbor where you will board by local boat to Gili Air. Overnight: Hotel Breakfast time: 07.00am Start trekking: 08.00am Trekking duration: ± 5 hours Trekking distance: ± 9 km Lunch time: 12.00pm on the way down Drive to Teluk Kodek: ± 2 hours (87km) Boat ride: 30 – 45 minutes

At leisure on Gili Islands

You have two days of free time at your leisure. Enjoy the peaceful beach and the refreshing swimming pool of the hotel! Overnight: Hotel

In Lombok, trip concludes

Following breakfast this morning, the trip concludes. Transfers to the airport will be arranged for your outbound flights. You will be transferred to Teluk Kodek and continue to Lombok International Airport to catch your flight back home. Selamat Jalan and have save flight home!

Additional Information

The small island of Lombok is dominated by the spectacular Mount Rinjani (3726m), Indonesia's second highest volcano, semi active and held in awe by the islanders who regularly ascend the steep trail to the crater rim. We follow in their footsteps completing an introductory trek and wandering the crater to appreciate the bright emerald green waters of Lake Segara Anak. This tour includes time to cycle around Ubud and a scenic trek of Mt Batur. We then travel by boat to the tranquil Gili Islands where we can indulge in some snorkelling or just relax on its beautiful beaches. We complete this exciting journey on Lombok.

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