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Mt Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia

Community service message: Please help to conserve the environment. As more and more people visit these places every week, we need to be more careful to conserve the plants and vegetation. Please educate your friends. Pick up rubbish, keep your own rubbish, don't throw everywhere. Set a good example....
"Kebersihan alam sekitar adalah tanggungjawab bersama"
"Sungai adalah sumber kehidupan ..."

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(24th July 2007 - 1st Aug 2007)
Joined Jungle Message tour, there were 16 of us ...

Andi Herman
www.lombokmarine.com
www.rinjanitrekkingclub.com

Here is ahmet website:
www.rinjanitrekkingguides.com




20 minute flight from Bali to Lombok


Bus from airport to senaru ... few hours..


Evening and we have our dinner in a guesthouse in Senaru.
Rice with egg, beans, fried chicken, nangka curry, keropok .. and pineapple


Briefing on the Rinjani trek by Amet our mountain guide..


First night in Lombok ...


Next morning.. wake up around 6.15am for the sunrise and breakfast.


Mt. Rinjani in the background. Fertile land... with banana trees, kangkung, coconut trees and other vegetables..


Porters getting ready.


Group photo


Took a small van to the starting point of the trek and the registration office...


Start trekking at about 9.30 am


loose rock ..


Gradual climb... hot.. no shade... like savannah


Stop for a break.. and some biscuits...


hehhehe..


Time for lunch break ...maggie mee with egg and vege for lunch


Mr Chin


Group photo


Nice view ...


Ok.. finally reached crater rim... porters chopping firewood


That's the summit... looks so near....


Camp site.. toilet is... anywhere and everywhere...


Evening.. getting very cold... can't see the lake, covered by clouds..


Sunset... no pain no gain...


Me and Jenny, my room mate, in our tent. They provide air matress, so quite comfortable.. getting colder now, having hot cup of tea..
Slept at around 8am after dinner....


Start trekking to summit around 3 am...


Amet our mountain guide following us to make sure we are safe...


Rocky terrain .... at a 45 degree angle ...


hmmm.... the summit is just around the corner ...still looks so far...and look at all the loose rock ... I think I'll stop here...


Ok I give up... I can't take it anymore..
5 others made it to the summit !


Shoo Chan accompanies me on the climb back down...


Mt. Rinjani .... Looks like something on planet mars...


Climb back down... sun has come up... getting warmer and I'm still wearing my 3 layers plus my jacket....


Close up of loose rock / stones ....


Rest a few hours and trek down to the lake in the
middle of the volcano...


People fishing... and that's the baby volcano in the center of the lake..


Wow.. nice scenery on the way to hot springs... beautiful...


Hot spring... and its free... time for a good bath...


Shoo Chan and GK in their tent....


Porters preparing our lunch ... sambal


We bought some fish so they are frying it...


Fresh fish from the lake...


Brush teeth by the lake... and some photoshoot...


Me by the lake with nice reflection...


Lunch time... fried rice, with fried egg.. and fried fish (yummy)... and abit of sambal.. keropok and pineapple ...


Group photo...


Trekking back up to the crater rim .. nice view


Trekking back up to the crater rim .. nice view


Reach crater rim... nice view


Adil our mountain guide.. refill water...


Yay ....


Trekking back down... almost getting dark


GK and Sitt... walking down carefully because of loose rock...


Amet


Me and my sunglasses... alot of dust have to wear sunglasses..


Step on the grass so that you won't slip....


Finally reach campsite for our last night camping....


Jungle trekking home... easy and enjoyable walk ....


Yay .. finish...


Traditional village


Trekking to waterfall...


Wow.. beautiful... fantastic... had a swim in cold water...


Back to Senaru guesthouse...dinner and happy hour... playing dominos, drinking Bintang beer ... and chatting with the locals ...


Next day, stop and local market


Amet and our tour guide, Andy


Take a boat to Gili Trawangan (One of the small islands around Lombok)


Nice view...


Relax


Having lunch in one of the restaurants in Gili Trawangan.
Lots of Mat Salleh here so you can get western food like spegetti, tacos, fish and chips...etc etc...


Check in to Martas guesthouse...


Ride on a horse cart around the island ....


Low tide .... looking at the pools of water for starfish and other marine life..


Next morning... woke up early for sunrise... nice view of Mt rinjani...


Everyone taking photos of sunrise...


Baby Turtles ... in a tank... for turtle conservation...


The three islands... Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air..


Selling Party Drugs...


Some of us went snorkling... renting mask and life jacket


Snorkling... not much corals... got some fish lah.. and we saw a turtle..
But its my first time using flippers so it was a new experience...


Leave Gili Island and taking a boat back to Lombok island


Helping with the luggage..


Photostop on the way to Sengigi


GK and Sitt... drinking coconut


Live band at the hotel .... 'pulang, marilah, pulang, marilah pulang...'


Traditional Lombok food... YUMMY... very spicy stuff.... prawns, fish, chicken, beef satay... kangkung... and different types of sambal/chilli


Sengigi Beach Resort


Next day... go for spa ..... aromatherapy massage, facial, body scrub
and jacuzzi bath...


Leave Sengigi ... lunch .. soto ayam on the way to the airport for
flight back to Bali.


Barong Hotel, Bali


Next day went to visit Bali Bird Park...


Bird of Paradise... elaborate mating display...


Pelican feeding...


Komodo dragon...


Lunch... takeaway ...'babi guling' with rice (suckling pig)
Wow.. lots of chili padi... yum yummmy....


Kuta Beach in Bali... crowded... with many mat salleh / westerners..
Strong waves... good for surfing..


Shopping ... and then go home...

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