The area around Senaru village boasts scenic trekking routes on Rinjani Mountain, picturesque waterfalls and also beautiful walking trails around the foothills of the Volcano and the rice terraces.
Senaru is best known as a base for hiking and trekking Mount Rinjani. The trekking routes are open from April to January and every year many visitors to the area climb the Volcano which is the second highest mountain in Indonesia and is an impressive 3,726 meters altitude at the summit.
Incredible views to East Lombok, the Gilis and Mount Agung in Bali are the reward for a challenging climb. Treks can be from 2 to 5 days and can include the crater rim, the beautiful turquoise crater lake of Danau Segara Anak, and the hot springs known locally as Aiq Kalak. For the more adventurous trekker the challenge of the climb to the summit of Gunung Rinjani is a must.
Only 200 meters walk from Rinjani Lodge is the entrance to the waterfalls at Senaru Village.
The spectacular water fall Sendang Gile is a 20 minute walk and a further 40 minutes on the track is beautiful Tiu Kelep falls and natural swimming pool. Bring swimming costumes for an invigorating bathing experience.
The local women’s organization offer Panorama walks incorporating views of the rice paddies on the lush fertile slopes of the volcano and information of the local area and the culture and traditions. There is a half day or full day program and the walks are great opportunity to meet some of the local people in Senaru and view the local flora and fauna of the area.
1 km away from Rinjani Lodge is the traditional Sasak village of Dusun Senaru, next to the Rinjani trekking office and the entrance to the Rinjani National park where the trekking route begins for the Rinjani Hike. For a small donation guided tours of the village can be arranged.
The site of the oldest Mosque in Lombok, Masjid Kuno Bayan Beleq is in Bayan and is said to date from the 1700s, around the time when Islam first arrived in Lombok. The simple timber, bamboo and palm thatch structure sits on top of a unique foundation of stones, which is interwoven with no concrete. Lombok’s unique Waktu Telu religion is said to have originated from this ancient mosque site.
Our staff is always happy to help with information about Senaru activities, trekking Rinjani Mountain, waterfall walks or Panoramic walks around the area.
Guides can be arranged on request.
Rinjani Trekking packages are also available; please email us for further information about hiking and trekking Mount Rinjani.