Summit vs. Second Summit: Trekking Mount Rinjani in 2 Days

Summit vs. Second Summit: Trekking Mount Rinjani in 2 Days

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Mount rinjani trekking 2 day 1 night to summit and 2 day 1 night to second summit what different between!

In this article I will bring you in to deep the most significant differences between the two trekking programs, namely 2 days 1 night summit and 2 days 1 night second summit in terms of route, trek difficulty, scenic situation and my personal opinion while climbing for 9 years.

1. Climbing Gate Route

    • 2 day 1 night to summit

The main aim of this climb is to climb to the real peak of Mount Rinjani, starting from Sembalun Lawang, namely village on east Lombok and very famous trekking route to as starting point to Mount Rinjani National Park. Located on the east side of Mount Rinjani, most of the area is barren and sandy, and much of it is covered by mountain grass vegetation.

    • 2 day 1 night to second summit

Climbing to the second summit of Rinjani, local people know it better as Mount Stampol, it is part of Mount Rinjani which extends from the north to the west side of Mount Rinjani, this route is relatively greener because it is covered with rainforest vegetation, if you like walking in the forest this route is suitable For you to choose, climbing to the second summit of Rinjani must pass through Senaru village as the gateway village to the crater rim for overnight stay.
Because these two paths are separated by a natural landscape in the form of a valley from this mountain, this path becomes separate, as if Mount Rinjani was split into two.

2. .  2 Day 1 night Trek difficulty

Because trek 2 day 1 night to summit ascent involves difficult climbs and exposure to high elevations, it requires a higher level of fitness and climbing experience.

Even though it’s still difficult, the 2 day 1 night to second summit hike is usually easier, allowing people a slower pace and more time to enjoy the views.

3.  2 Day 1 night Situation and scene

The most significant thing about these two trekking programs is the camping situation, in the 2 days 1 night to second summit program the camping situation is very busy and to be honest I as a guide don’t like that kind of situation, while in the 2 days 1 night to second summit program the camping ground situation is relatively quiet and quiet, apart from that, if you really want to enjoy the view on Mount Rinjani more peacefully, I recommend taking the 2 day 1 night to second summit program

Below are photos of the differences between the two programs

2 day 1 night to summit

Sembalun starting point

Starting point to summit

2 day 1 night to second summit

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Which Mount Rinjani Trek  package is right for you?

It’s important to do your research and choose a package that aligns with your capabilities and preferences.

By properly preparing yourself physically and mentally, you can fully enjoy the stunning beauty and unique experience that Mount Rinjani has to level, experience, and budget.

  • If you are a fit and experienced hiker, and you are looking for a challenge, then the 2 Days 1 Night to the Peak package is the right choice for you.
  • If you are a less experienced hiker, or if you are looking for a less challenging hike, then the 2 Days 1 Night Crater Rim package is the right choice for you.
  • Mount rinjani trekking 3 day 2 night this is hardest, you will hike up and down for 12 hours in day two with intent hike, This for advance trekker, and base on my observe as guide many trekkers around 60 % who choose 3 day 2 night they are quite in day two, skip the lake and back home.

Hire a Reputable Guide: A knowledgeable guide ensures a safe and enjoyable experience.
This is crucial, because the trekking company you choose will determine the success of your Rinjani trek.

Many trekking agents offer similar packages, but few provide information about the right trekking package for you. You should also be aware that there is a quality in the price you pay.

Here are some tips for choosing a reputable guide:

  1. Ask for recommendations from friends or family who have trekked Rinjani.
  2. Do your research online and read reviews of different trekking companies.
  3. Make sure the trekking company is licensed and insured.
  4. Ask about the guide’s experience and qualifications.
  5. Be clear about your expectations and what you are looking for in a trekking experience.

Here are some questions you can ask a potential guide:

  • How long have you been guiding treks on Rinjani?
  • What are your qualifications and experience?
  • What is the size of your group?
  • What is the itinerary for the trek?
  • What kind of food and accommodation will be provided?
  • What safety precautions do you take?
  • What is your cancellation policy?

By choosing a reputable guide, you can be sure that you will have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience on Rinjani.

Acclimatization: Consider spending a few days in Lombok to adjust to the altitude.
This is also an important point, because in some cases, many climbers come directly from outside and climb the next morning, and that is a bad scenario.

This is what causes many climbers to get tired before they can finish the program or reach the summit. You need at least a few days in Lombok or Bali before climbing Rinjani to adjust to the local climate.

Here are some additional tips for acclimatization:

  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water.
  • Avoid strenuous activity.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • If you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, or dizziness, descend immediately.
  • The Rewards: Memories That Last a Lifetime

Sure, the climb is demanding, but the rewards of conquering Rinjani are truly unforgettable:

  1. Panoramic Vistas: Witness breathtaking sunrises above a sea of clouds and marvel at the turquoise expanse of Segara Anak Lake.
  2. Volcanic Wonders: Explore the otherworldly beauty of the caldera, a testament to the mountain’s fiery past.
  3. Natural Hot Springs: Soothe tired muscles and rejuvenate your spirit in steaming geothermal pools.
  4. Cultural Connection: Experience the warmth of Sasak hospitality and gain insights into their unique way of life.
  5. A Sense of Accomplishment: Pushing your limits and reaching the summit is a deeply rewarding experience.
  6. Rinjani is not just a trek; it’s an adventure that will test your limits and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. So, are you ready to answer the call?

Travel Enthusiast Pro-Tip:

While Rinjani is undoubtedly challenging, the sense of accomplishment and the breathtaking scenery make it a truly unique experience.

However, it’s important to be honest with yourself about your fitness level.

If you’re unsure, consider starting with a shorter trek to build your endurance before tackling Rinjani.

Ready to embark on your Rinjani adventure?

Our website offers detailed information on trekking packages, essential gear recommendations, and training tips to help you prepare for the climb. Start planning your unforgettable journey today!

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