Spirit of Indonesia – Rinjani 3 Summits Trek.
If you want to win one of the highest peaks in Indonesia, join our Trekking Rinjani Expedition. Experience the unforgettable, experience Lombok’s most striking geographical feature- Mount Rinjani. Mount Rinjani is famous for its beauty.
Spirit Journeys will take to the tour where only sky’s the limit. We offer you adrenaline and adventurous scenery, fabulous waterfalls, rain forests, wildlife, caves, and the volcano since Rinjani is an active volcano.
Health benefits of trekking are numerous. Our Trekking Rinjani Expedition is more than that. Rinjani’ s nature offers you things that are incredible, things that others may not have seen. You’ll never regret you come, but you will always want to return.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Flights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights|
|INCLUDED||9 Nights accommodation at the hotels mentioned on Twin/Double Sharing as per hotels mentioned. Single rooms available at a supplement.|
Meal Plan as stated; [B: Bed & Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner]
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees for mentioned visits
English Speaking certified Adventure Guide
Plenty of water per person per trekking day
Snacks and local fruits
1 first aid kit per guide
Trekking permit and conservation fees
Supporting teams of porters during each climbing with overnight for porterages, camp setting and meals preparation
Nights in camping as mention in itinerary, camping equipment provided (tent, sleeping bag, mattress and flash light)
English speaking guide
|NOT INCLUDED||Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.|
Soft drinks, or beverages beyond water – we can add this into costs at agents request
Beverage and alcoholic drinks at mealtimes
Meals other than mentioned above
Energy drinks or powders, performance bars, or performance gels (Gatorade, Powerbars, Gu, Isostar, etc)
Meals other than those specified above
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;
|Itiinerary||As this is a private tour based on minimum 2 people travelling, the itinerary can be amended to suit. For groups please contact for a group quote|
Day 1: Arrival Jogja – Borobudur (-/L/D)
Your guide and private car will meet you on arrival to Jogjakarta Adisutjipto Airport. Tour starts with the short visit of Jogjato the Sultan’s Palace(possible only in the morning), also known as ‘Kraton’. This building, built between 1756 and 1790, is a fine example of traditional Javanese sultanate architecture. As you walk through the various rooms and chambers, you will learn more about this aspect of Javanese heritage and culture. Lunch will be served at the Gadri restaurant in front of the Kraton. After lunch proceed your drive to Borobudur and check in at your hotel, afternoon and dinner at hotel.
Overnight at your hotel in Borobudur
Recommended flights: Silk Air from Singapore to Yogyakarta MI152 arriving at 0930 on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday(airfares not included and quoted separately). Schedules are subject to notice without prior notice.
Distance & journey times:
Transfer from Yogyakarta Airport to Yogyakarta city center(6 km): 20 minutes
Transfer from Yogyakarta to Borobudur (41 km): 1 hour 20 minutes
Yogyakarta City tour: around 30 minutes walking
Day 2: Borobudur – From Menoreh Hills to Borobudur - Selo (B/L/D)
Early breakfast at the hotel Depart around 7am for a short transfer towards the Menoreh Hills. You will start your first trek and have the chance to observe the massive Borobudur temple from afar along with a view of the volcanoes surrounding the valley, Mt Sumbing, Mt Sundoro, Mt Merbabu and the better known Mt Merapi. You walk past plantations and traditional villages until arriving at the Borobudur Temple. This temple, one of the largest in the world is comprised of thousands of volcanic and river stone blocks and assembled entirely by human labour. These days, the UNESCO Heritage site is still visible in its full glory with magnificent carvings and an unusual, yet surprisingly beautiful bulk structure. After enjoying the beauty of this ancient monument you will have lunch at the BS local restaurant near Borobudur. After lunch we will transfer you to Selo village, the afternoon is at leisure before having an early dinner and some sleep. You will start your Mt Merapi ascent at midnight.
Overnight at guesthouse in Selo.
Distance and journey time:
Transfer from Borobudur to Selo (36 km): 1 hour 15 minutes
Trekking: 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty : Easy
Day 3: Selo – Mount Merapi Summit – Solo (B/L/D)
Departure at night for your sunrise trek to one of Java’s highest mountains – Mt Merapi (the trek and view at sunrise is subject to weather condition). You will departure from hotel around 12 Midnight and start your slow and steady climb to the summit. The trek takes around 3 to 4 hours and just before the sun rises, you will reach the top. Rest your legs and sit down to await the rising sun. As it emerges, you will be amazed at the spectacular landscapes and awe-inspiring views of the area. Your guide will point out the surrounding volcanos, Merbabu, Sumbing, Sindoro, Lawu and the Dieng Plateau.
Local authorities highly recommend to watch the scenery from the last post of Merapi called Pasar Bubrah (2500 meter high) – further on than this trekkers are entering a disaster-prone area, the track is less defined and the final climb to the summit is a very steep scramble over loose and broken rock. This will not be a particular risk for experienced trekkers paying extra care but a disclaimer will have to be signed by anyone that wishes to continue to the top level of Mount Merapi (2930 meter high).
After a light snack, water and coffee at the top, begin your 3 hour descent to the base of Mt Merapi and transfer back to your guesthouse for a deserved rest before lunch. Lunch at your guesthouse. In the afternoon we drive to Solo and check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Diner at leisure in Solo.
Overnight in Solo
Distances and journey time:
Transfer from Selo to Jogjakarta (45 km) : 1 hour 30 minutes
Trekking distance: 4 hour ascent; 3 hours descending
Difficulty : Hard
Day 4: Solo – Mojokerto (by Train) – Tumpang (B/L/D)
An early morning pick up at your hotel in Solo. After breakfast we will transfer you to Solo Train station where you will board to the Sancaka Pagi Train in executive air conditioned class for a scenic train ride to Mojokerto in Eastern Java.
Note: Planned route is aboard Sancaka Pagi, departing 07:55 and arriving 10:55. Schedule subject to change without notice. Your guide will accompany on the journey.
Travelling by train in Java is a wonderful opportunity to meet local people and is also the best way to enjoy the volcanic landscapes of Central and East Java. It is suggested to bring warm clothes as the air conditioning is usually turned on to maximum. Upon arrival in Mojokerto, your driver will be waiting to transfer you by a small track to Tumpang village at the gates of the Tengger National Park. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant en route. Dinner will be provided at your guesthouse.
Overnight in Tumpang
Note: Please provide your passport details to proceed with train tickets at the confirmation of the booking. Without passport details we will not be able to issue the tickets.
Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Yogyakarta to Mojokerto(282km)by train : 4 hours
Transfer from Mojokerto to Tumpang (90km)by car: 3 hours
Day 5: Tumpang – Ranupani – Ranu Kumbolo – Kalimati (B/L/D)
After breakfast you will be required to have a medical check-up. We then continue by Jeep and drive through the scenic caldera to the southern gate of Bromo Tenger National Park and RanuPani. Upon arrival at RanuPani Village, meet your local guide and team of porters and report to the National Park office. After the briefing on the Semeru ascent, and safety and logistics with your guide,we start the tough trek up Mt Semeru. Starting from RanuPani village and heading towards RanuKumbolo village we trek through bush and casuarina forest which dominates the landscape – on the way stop at a stone wall called WatuRejeng (4 hours – approximately 10km). After a picnic lunch our climb will continue from RanuKumbolo (2400m) to Kalimati(2700m) through an undulating landscape of savanna (2 Hours – Approximately 5km), where our tents will be set up for the night.
Dinner is prepared by the team and overnight in tents at Kalimati Base Camp.
Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Tumpang to Ranupani (28 km)by Jeep: 2 hours
Trekking (RanuPani – RanuKumbolo): 4 hours
Trekking (RanuKumbolo – Kalimati): 2 hours
Day 6: Kalimati – Mt Semeru Summit (Mahameru) – Ranupani (B/L/D)
Today we will begin our summit attempt of Mount Semeru (3,676m) at 2am.
The peak of Mt Semeru is 3,676 m above sea level and is the highest mountain in Java and one of its most active volcanoes. Mt Semeru resembles a perfect cone but in fact it is a dome form with a stripe field on the hillsides.
Estimated trekking time is 3-4 hours on sand and stone terrain. Take pictures of the beautiful sunrise and view the magnificent eruption (every 20 minutes!). Descend back to base camp for breakfast and then return to RanuPani Village. Dinner and overnight is spent at the house of the Local Ranger in Ranupani.
Alternative program: If it is not possible to climb Mt Semeru due to natural circumstances we cannot control, we will offer an alternative trek to Welirang Volcano.
Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Ranupani to Bromo: 1 hour
Trekking to summit MountSemeru: 3 hrs
Trekking down to Ranupani: 6 hrs
Difficulty: Very Hard
Day 7: Ranupani – Cemoro Lawang – Bromo Summit – Cemoro Lawang (B/L/D)
After breakfast at the guesthouse we will transfer you by 4WD, crossing the Tengger region and the Caldera of Mount Bromo before your arrival in Cemoro Lawang. Check in to your hotel and freshen up before your next journey. Lunch will be provided at hotel. In the afternoon, walking through the exotic Tenggerese Villages and crossing the sea of sand to the base of Mount Bromo. Climb the volcano and summit the rim of the crater via approximately 250 steps (2329 M). Your guide will help you to discover more scenic viewing points around the crater before descending the volcano. It’s then time to return to your hotel. Dinner at hotel.
Overnight in Cemoro Lawang
Distance & journey time:
Transfer from RanuPani to Cemoro Lawang: 1 hour
Trekking around Mount Bromo: 3 hours
Day 8: Cemoro Lawang – Mount Penanjakan – Ketapang (B/L/D)
Another early start sees you depart by Jeep to Seruni Village the starting point of today’s sunrise trek. Start trekking to Mount Penanjakan (2770 M) for the magnificent sunrise of Mount Bromo. Trekking down after sunrise we enjoy breakfast at the hotel before returning to the Ketapang area. Check-out of the hotel and transfer to Ketapang. Lunch at a local restaurant. Upon arrival, enjoy the rest of day as leisure in the resort. Dinner will be provided at hotel.
Overnight in Ketapang
Distance and journey time:
Transfer from Cemoro Lawang to Seruni (5 km) : 10 minutes
Transfer from Cemoro Lawang to Pasir Putih (126 km): 4 hours
Transfer from Pasir Putih to Ketapang (109km): 3 ½ hours
Trekking to Mount Penanjakan : 2 hours
Day 9: Ketapang – Trek to Ijen Crater – Pemuteran (B/L/D)
Awake early again this morning for an excursion to Mt Ijen. Breakfast is served at the hotel before setting off by 4WD jeep. Reach Paltuding, the basecamp of KawahIjen is located at 1,850m. The trek to the top is 3 kilometres and follows a wide, packed dirt path way for about 1 hour 30 minutes. At the top of MtIjen is a large crater lake surrounded by sulphur mine sand during your walk, you will probably encounter men carrying loads of up to 70kg, often barefooted, down mountainside. Upon reaching the top (2,368m) the rest time to enjoy the views of the Crater Lake, 200 meters deep and contains about 36 million cubic meters of steaming, acidic water. Witness the agility and strength of the miners as they collect and carry the sulphur blocks up to the crater rim.
Local authorities only allow watching the scenery from the rim of the crater – It is strictly forbidden to walk down to the lake shore due to very toxic fumes that are escaping from the lake. Only the sulphur porters are allowed to this area. A disclaimer letter is to be signed for any clients walking down to observe the ‘blue fire’.
Alternative program: If it is not possible to climb Mount Ijen due to natural circumstances we cannot control, we will offer an alternative program to Kaliklatak coffee and rubber plantation.
Return to your hotel late in the morning . In the afternoon, get transferred to Ketapang ferry terminal near Banyuwangi. Check-in before crossing the Bali Straits The Island Of Bali By Local ferry (45mn journey – Bali is +1 hour ahead of Java). Upon Reaching Gilimanuk on Bali’s western shores,you will continue by road to the village of Pemuteran. Check in at your hotel in Pemuteran.
Note: Your Javanese guide and driver will return to Java – You will meet your Balinese guide and driver the next day at 14:00
Dinner and overnight in Pemuteran
Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Ketapang – Banyuwangi – Paltuding Ijen base camp (38km) : 1 hour 15 minutes each way
Transfer from Ketapang harbor East Java to Gilimanuk harbor Bali (6 km)by ferry: 45 minutes
+ 1 hour time difference between Java and Bali
Transfer from Gilimanuk to Pemuteran (32 km) : 1 hour
Trekking: 4 hours
Day 10: Pemuteran – Menjangan Island – Pemuteran (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Spend your day at leisure in Pemuteran to enjoy the beach and relax at your hotel to recover from the strenuous past few days.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance
Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges
Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.
Copy of passport
During trekking, porter will bring trekking & cooking equipment, logistic; porter does not carry the participant personal gear it is advice to carry a lighter bag for all trekking portion.
Prepare a light backpack that you can carry during your trekking. Personal gear must be provided on your own: good trekking shoes, warm clothing, wind jacket, rain gear, hat/cap, sun’s cream, gaiter, personal medicine, and personal toiletries.
All camping material are provide by our local guide team (tent, nap for picnic and camping chairs, toilet tent, sleeping bag, mattress, pillow, toilet paper), should you wish to bring your own camping material please inform your local guide upon briefing. Should you need porter to carry personal belonging please inform local guide on briefing, this will be charge additional 15USD per porter (1 porter max 25kg)
During the important religious festival of Idul Fitri, which falls in 2016 on 6th & 7th July (in 2017: 25th & 26th June) intense travel across the country, especially in Java, has to be expected with the consequence of long traffic jams. Overland travel is not advised during the two weeks from 30th June to 14th July 2016 (and in 2017 from 18th June to 2nd July). Especially the ferry crossing between Java and Bali may be blocked. Service availability during that time may be limited, tour guides may be travelling home, and restaurants may be closed.
During Nyepi Day, an important religious day in Bali , which falls in 2016 on March 9th (in 2017 on March 28th), visitors and the public are not allowed to leave the premises of hotels from 6am to 6am the following day; all public activities will cease, hotels remain operational with limited staff; the airport will not operate any flights.
If connecting to an international flight out of Denpasar Airport in Bali, we strongly recommend spending the last night before your international flight in one of the beaches of South Bali. Afternoon flights from Mataram to Denpasar are often delayed and can result in missed connections.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) prior to travel. Since we are not able to advice on any matters regarding vaccinations or other precautionary medical measures, we recommend the consultation of a travel- or tropical-medicine doctor.
If any proposed service(s) is/are not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.
Room/Bedding-Configuration: Prices per person based on twin sharing relate either to accommodation in a Twin-, a Double- or a so called “Hollywood”-Double Bed configuration. The third bed for accommodation requested in Triple-rooms is often not a full-size single bed, but an extra-bed / roll-away bed / sofa-bed that can vary in size and standard from the regular bedding in the room.
Road conditions in Indonesia are not always very good and this can cause slow driving times. As a general rule we calculate 30 km = 1 hour driving. This can be even less when traveling in very remote areas and jungles with 4WD jeeps. Also some islands are very populated which during public holidays and long weekends can cause traffic problems that can influence your journey time considerably.
Note that visits to volcanoes are always subject to change and may be cancelled due to weather conditions or volcanic activity during time of travel; volcano trekking is not possible during rainy months from November to March, except for Bromo, Ijen and Batur volcanoes, where clearance only depends on the daily weather situation.
During the rainy season, especially during January and February boat transfers between Bali and Lombok or Gili Islands may be delayed or cancelled due to wave conditions in the Lombok Strait. We do strongly recommend using flights during that time! Occasionally cancellations also occur during the dry season. At any time it is strongly recommended to add one interim-night between a speedboat transfer and onward travel. Any flights should not be scheduled on the same day after a speedboat transfer.
Any travel itinerary is generally dependent on weather conditions, and its feasibility may be constrained due to exceptional environmental or social events or circumstances
Visa & Passport: Visitors with certain nationalities are eligible for a 30-day Visa-On-Arrival (VOA) or a Visitor-Pass at certain international entry points in Indonesia. Certain nationalities are eligible for a non-extendable 30-day visa-free stay, if entering and exiting at certain checkpoints, among them Jakarta, Medan, Denpasar, Surabaya (and Batam). This is only possible if both entry and exit are at these ports, why caution is required by visitors on which option to choose! Those nationalities which are not eligible for a VOA need to apply in advance for a visa with the embassy or consulate of the Republic of Indonesia nearest to their place of residence in their country. For further information on visa regulations please refer to the official websites of the Directorate General of Immigration: http://www.imigrasi.go.id/index.php/en/. Since those websites may not always be up-to-date you may check with us on a case-by-case basis for the requirements of your booking. Note that the passport of persons travelling to Indonesia still needs to be valid for at least 6 month on the day of departure.