LOMBOK ARRIVAL - SEMBALUN VILLAGE (L, D)
Upon your arrival at Lombok Airport, be welcomed by your trekking tour guide. Start with the Mataram City Tour. First, drive along the centre town of Ampenan as it was the main harbour town during the Dutch occupation. Then we visit Mayura which was built in 1744 and remarked with its floating house. It is also locally called Bale Kambang. Bale Kambang was the royal court of Hindu’s Kingdom – The Ruler of Lombok in the 17th century. Just at the opposite of the road from Mayura lays Meru Temple which was built in 1772. It is the largest temple that unifies all Hindu communities of Lombok. The temple has three highest tiers that represent for Brahma, Civa, and Wisnu, the manifestation of Trinity in Hindu Religion. Your trip continues to Narmada Summer Palace where you can see beautiful landscape and garden duplicating Rinjani Volcano. This palace was built in 1727 by the Hindu King for their holiday resort as well as for ritual purposes. Next is Lingsar Temple which was built in 1714. It is the oldest and the holiest Hindu shrine in Lombok as well as it is regarded as one of the sacred places for people who belief in the faith of Moslem Wektu Telu. After Lingsar Temple, enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant and continue driving east to Pringgabaya Village and turn up to Sapit and Pesugulan Village. Drive further up to Pusuk Pass and down to Sembalun Bumbung and on to Sembalun Lawang Village. Late afternoon, you arrive at your local guest house in Lembah Sembalun for your overnight. Dinner will be served at the guest house.
Overnight: Lembah Sembalun
Tent at Pelawangan
LEMBAH SEMBALUN HIKING - PELAWANGAN SEMBALUN CAMPGROUND (B, L, D)
After an early breakfast, begin your walk gently ascend through an open grass land, where the locals herd their live-stocks freely. Normally there are many cows and buffaloes getting the morning feeds and themselves crowd under the shades when hot temperatures hit the savannah. Around the midday time you approach the Poss. III at Pada Balong. Enjoy the breath-taking view while you have your lunch. Make afterwards a straight short-cut from there through the steeply paths and up to Pelawangan Sembalun Campground. Here, you set your tent.
Overnight: Tent at Pelawangan
TREK TO THE SUMMIT - SEGARA ANAK LAKE (B, L, D)
Wake up early and start to climb to the Peak 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 take a break again to look at the Magnificent Lake and volcanic cone. After lunch, you walk up to the Crater Lake and also visit the refreshing Hot Spring Water. Overnight is again in you tent next to the lake side.
Overnight: Tent at Crater Lake
SEGARA ABAKAN LAKE – SENARU VILLAGE – LOMBOK DEPARTURE (B, L)
Leave the Crater Lake
early in the morning and walk up to Pelawangan Senaru
which is located
on the west rim
. This spot has great views of the Crater Lake
with pinnacle of Rinjani Volcano
in the background. Continue to the village
passing through tropical forest
with many opportunities
to see wild orchids
you reach the village, your lunch
will be served
and you can explore the surroundings by yourself
some traditional villages
, local farms
, and the Sendanggila
and Tiu Kelep Waterfall
. In the afternoon, you drive back to the airport, from where you fly home or to your onward destination.