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After extensive meetings between the Mount Rinjani National Park authority (TNGR) and local government officials, a health protocol and management plan has been agreed to allow for the safe re-opening and management of Mount Rinjani trekking in the post COVID-19 world. The new regulations are listed below.   Mount Rinjani COVID-19 Regulations 2020 The below list outlines official regulations relating to Mount Rinjani Trekking from 7th July 2020. These may be subject to change, so it is worth contacting us for up-to-date requirements. Trekkers will require a valid letter stating that

Mount Rinjani National Park on the Indonesian island of Lombok draws thousands of visitors each year, and for good reason. It is famed for its stunning scenery, and is of cultural and geological importance. Many visitors come to climb Rinjani’s 3726m / 12,224ft summit, whilst others content themselves with experiencing the forests and waterfalls of the lowlands. Mount Rinjani was recently awarded UNESCO Global Geopark status, in recognition of geological significance (more of that later).   Mount Rinjani Trekking Although this article touches on Mount Rinjani Trekking, if you are looking

The official Mount Rinjani Trekking Guide. Climbing a mountain can be intimidating, especially if it is in a different country where people speak a different language! We wrote the Mount Rinjani Trekking Guide to share years of experience safely guiding people up and down one of South East Asia's most coveted summits. Mount Rinjani is Indonesia’s second highest volcano, boasting surreal panoramic views as well as a diverse landscape, flora and fauna. In this article we cover the essentials – how to plan a trek, what to bring,

Mount Rinjani is a summit that draws thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to Lombok's shores every year. Usually climbed in two or three days, the 12,224 ft peak usually leaves trekkers tired but smiling! For more details about how to climb this iconic volcano, please check out our Mount Rinjani Guide. Many people coming to climb Mount Rinjani travel from popular Lombok tourist destinations such as the Gili Isles, Kuta, Sengiggi and Mangsit. These places are awesome in their individual ways, but it is worth considering spending some time in

TNGR, the Mount Rinjani National Park Authority, have recently announced that due to a formal request from officials in Sembalun village, access to Mount Rinjani from Sembalun will no longer be possible on Fridays. People will be allowed to finish a Rinjani trek on the holy day (Jum'at), but not depart. 38 days will be effected due to the restrictions (please refer to the table below for dates). Sembalun village is one of two official start points for climbing Mount Rinjani. It is home to the main Gunung Rinjani

  Mt Rinjani 2019 Trekking Information Mount Rinjani, the 12,224ft / 3726m volcano that dominates Lombok’s skyline is usually open for trekking between April and January (it’s generally closed for the monsoon months of January, February & March). During the season people climb to the summit of Mount Rinjani via two approved routes, one starting in Senaru and one in Sembalun. Climbing to Mt Rinjani’s summit from Senaru is usually done in 3 days / 2 nights (as you go via the crater lake, danau Segara Anak); climbing to the

God knows where the morning went – I think a large proportion of it was spent trying to do something on the Internet. The Internet connection is still marginal at best, making even the simple task of opening and replying to emails painstaking. By lunchtime the battle with the World Wide Web was taking its toll on my sanity – it was waging a war of attrition, my economy fast depleting. I decided to go for a run – burn away some of the stress. I’ve run up

It’s a winding road, the one from Senaru to Sembalun. I wouldn’t say is dangerous, but you definitely have to keep your wits about you – it’s narrow in parts, and there’s often random road works with non-existent warning signs on the approach. Cars and small trucks can take up 80% of the road, which makes cornering a bit of a lottery. I’d decided to take my friend to see a new place, and to speak to some of the local guides in the Sembalun area. The place

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