3 main campsites on Mount Rinjani,
here are 3 main places on mount rinjani that are usually used as camping spots by climbers
1. Sembalun Crater Campsite
Pelawangan Sembalun is in the eastern part of Mount Rinjani and is the closest camping site to the main peak 3726. To reach this place you will start the journey from Sembalun village (one of the official entrances to mount rinjani) which is in east Lombok, the journey takes about 8 to 10 hours by passing through the savanna from post 1 to post 3, and then after post 3 you will pass Bukit Penyesalan ( the Hill of Regret ).
Pelawangan Sembalun itself is at an altitude of 2668 meters above sea level. You can even see a sea of clouds from this place, but when the weather is not cloudy you will be able to see the beauty of Segara Anak lake with a small volcano in the middle.
2. Senaru Crater Campsite
The next main camp site is at Pelawangan Senaru which is in the northern part of Mount Rinjani. To reach here, you will pass through the vast tropical rain forest from Senaru Village (one of the official entrances to mount rinjani) which is in north lombok, also John Adventure’s office is located in this village.
Pelawangan Senaru itself is located at an altitude of 2641 meters above sea level and is the best place to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Segara Anak and Mount Rinjani. Not only that, from here you can also see views of Mount Agung on the island of Bali.
3. Segara Anak Lake Campsite
Segara Anak Lake is the main crater of Mount Rinjani which is laying at an altitude of 2000 above sea level. This place is usually visited by climbers to relax, camp and also do fishing activities. To reach this place you need at least a minimum of 3 days of hiking, its can be access from Pelawangan Sembalun and also Pelawangan Senaru by walking down the hill.