Welcome to our Lombok Adventure – a week of fantastic fun and challenges ahead!
Lombok Adventure Itinerary June 2018
Kebun Villas Resort, Senggigi, Lombok, Indonesia
Friday 15th June 2018
Arrive in Bali and relax as we prepare and get an early night for our departure to Lombok on Saturday morning.
Saturday 16th June
We will fly to Lombok, and be transported to Kebun Resort, Lombok where we will relax and discuss the Mt Rinjani Trek over dinner
DAY 3 – DAY 5
Sunday 17th June – Tuesday 19th June
Trek Day 1. Senggigi – Sembalun – Sembalun Crater Rim – Overnight
We will be picked up at 6.00 a.m. and then driven to Sembalun where we will register at the Rinjani Information Centre in Sembalun Lawang, meet our guides and obtain National Park entry tickets. We will be briefed on the route details, local cultural traditions and what you might see, and have explained rubbish management and safety procedures. The trek starts from Sembalun Lawang with the gentle ascent walking through open grassland used as cattle grazing by local people. Resting at Pos 1 Pemantauan (1,300), after about three hours from Sembalun we reach Pos 2 Tengengean (1,500 m) enjoying the beautiful views of Mt. Rinjani summit (3,726 m). After another hours ascent to Pos 3 Pada Balong (1,800 m), we start the steep climb amidst the pine-like Casuarinas species locally known as Cemara, perhaps seeing evidence of wild pigs and the long-tailed grey macaque monkeys to the camp site at Plawangan II Sembalun crater rim (2,639 m).
Trek Day 2. Crater Rim – Rinjani Summit – Rinjani Lake – Crater Senaru
A 03:00 AM starts is necessary for the hard three-hour climb to the summit (3,726 m) on volcanic scree. Once there, we will enjoy our success and the amazing sunrise views across the Wallace Line to Bali, Mt. Agung and Sumbawa, after enjoying the spectacular views down to the campsite. Return down the ridge passing numerous edelweiss plants Bunga Abadi to the crater rim camp for a well-deserved breakfast. After breakfast, we proceed to the lake. It takes two to three hours down the steep trail to the Crater Lake. Enjoy the lake, swimming or exploring the caves and pilgrimage hot springs, believed to have healing powers, while our porters prepare your lunch. Íf the group is progressing quickly, after lunch break, leave the lake and climb for two and half hours up to Plawangan 1 Senaru Crater Rim (2,461 m) for the day 2’s camp. Dinner and overnight at crater rim if weather permitted or another hour down to Cemara Lima. If the group is progressing a little slowly, we will camp overnight at the lake and climb to the Crater Rim in the morning.
Trek Day 3. Crater Rim Senaru – Batu Penyesalan – Senaru Village – Senggigi
After breakfast, descend down the long trail to Senaru village (601 m), through thick tropical forests rich 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 stop are taken along the way, with village stories and local legends related by your guide. Features include the Batu Penyesalan stone and banyan tree bunut ngengkang that looks like someone standing with their legs apart. After seven hours walk from the rim, (or five hours from Pos 3 Mondokon Lolak), the trek ends at Rinjani Trek Center at the road head in Senaru, where the car is waiting to transfer us back to our accommodation.
Wednesday 20th June
A rest day to recover from our trek, enjoy the day by the pool or beach go shopping at Sengiggi, or visit some local craft merchants
Thursday 21st June
Today we are picked up at our accommodation and head towards the North West coast where we will have the opportunity to Kayak to the beautiful Gili Islands.
Friday 22nd June
Mountain Biking is the order of the day, we’ll be picked up at our hotel again and drive north to cycle through villages and rice paddies, visit gorgeous waterfalls and experience an exciting 10km adventure ride through jungle terrain.
Dinner at the hotel tonight to wrap up what you’ve achieved in your Adventure week and to talk about what goals you might have with your fitness in the future. You’ve shared an incredible week and made some fantastic new friends – you now have a support crew for when you get back home to keep you focussed on what you need to do.
There is also plenty of time to chat with Matt about your training and upcoming goals, nutrition and mindset, anything related to achieving what you want to achieve!
Saturday 23rd June
Some last minute shopping to be done, or a couple more hours of relaxing around the pool or beach
Transfer from the villa to the airport. We will return by flight or Fast Boat to Bali late afternoon and then fly from Bali back home late Saturday night, arriving home in Australia around breakfast time on Sunday morning.
You are away for a total of 9 days/8 nights
Please contact Matt Jolley on 0400 207 303 for more information on your Lombok Adventure or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for payment details.
Your Lombok Adventure will be an investment of $3395, which includes Airfares, Accommodation, Adventure Activities, transfers to and from the airport in Lombok, and most meals. Because people may want to explore Lombok and the local restaurants at their leisure you are not obligated to attend all of the activities or dinners.
For your convenience we have a payment plan to ease the budget squeeze!