Benang Stokel in the village of Aik Berik in Central Lombok is about 27km east of Mataram, a little less than an hour’s drive. Locally Benang Stokel is well-known for its 2 waterfalls, the Benang Kelambu waterfall and the likewise named Benang Stokel waterfall from which the trekking up to Rinjani starts.
The waterfall and starting point for this track can be reached in about 30 minutes by jeep. Trekking through dense forest, the ascent up to the crater rim takes around 6 hours. From here, the descent to the crater lake is about 3 hours. This track offers lots of variety, with the famed Tiara Dewi Anjani waterfall as one of its highlights, and with some luck one might encounter a herd of deer.
This track is especially favored by those looking for a completely different angle of approach to Rinjani. For centuries this route has been used by hunters and fishermen looking for their prey in the dense forest and crater lake.
This track offers no opportunities for a climb up to the summit of Rinjani, except if you plan to bring along a rubber boat to paddle across the crater lake to the Sembalun side of the lake. Should one wish to do so our team can accommodate one.
Farmland, dense forest, pine forest, river and waterfalls.
plenty of water sources.
Type of tour:
Fully organized (combination of adventure, leisure, eco tourism, safety).
Individual or group departures are available upon request.
Day 1 Our guide will pick you up at hotel lobby at 06.00 AM then transfer to Benang Stokel, meet your guide and arrange National Park entry tickets. Your guide gives you briefing describes the route details, local cultural traditions and what you might see, and explains rubbish management and safety procedures.
Trekking through dense forest, the ascent up to the crater rim takes around 8 hours. This track offers lots of variety, with the famed Tiara Dewi Anjani waterfall as one of its highlights, and with some luck one might encounter a herd of deer. . Lunch served on the way.
Day 2 Enjoy proud feelings of satisfaction and the amazing sunrise views across the Wallace Line to Bali, Mt. Agung and Sumbawa.
Walk down to the lake, enjoy swimming in Segara Anak lake and after lunch with rubber boat, paddle to the other side of the Lake which is take 1.5 hours. Visit Rinjani hot spring and enjoy the natural spa.
Spend the rest of the afternoon at the lake and camp
Day 3 After breakfast and after lunch, walk up to Plawangan Sembalun which is takes 03-04 hours walk. arrive in the afternoon at the camp site and overnight.
Day 04, At 02.30 Am, You will be woken up with a hot drink and a light breakfast. We starts the climb to the Peak at 03.00 Am in time to see the spectacular sunrise at the Summit. The effort is well worth it when you can see Java on one side and over to bali on the other side. On the way down you can see pause to look at the Magnificent lake and volcanic cone. After breakfast you will descent to Sembalun village where you car provide for your transfer back to Senggigi.
End of Services.
Price included :
– Entrance fees.
– 3 Meals a day ( Mineral water and soft Drinks )
– Return transport with air conditions coach.
– Experience Guide since 1984
– Tent ,sleeping bag and mattress/Air mattress
– First Aid
– Portable Sitting Chairs
– Cooking Equipments / Flameless Cooking Stove
Not Included :
– Accommodation before and after trek ( We help you to book )
– Tips for porter and guide
– Other personal expenses
What to bring :
– Extra film
– Toilet paper
– Hat / cap
– Sun cream.
– Warm Clothing ( fleece ) wind jacket.
– Flash light
– Rain Coat ( during Rain Season Nov-March )