Day 02: Sembalun Crater Rim(2.639m) – Summit/Top 3.726m – Segara Anak Lake and Hot springs (2008m).
We woke up at 02:30 am and had some light breakfast, then leave at 03:00 am we started the trek to Rinjani Summit (3726 m). Walking time approximate 3 hours and 20 minutes. The first stage is a moderate climb for 120 minutes, while the second stage is a fairly easy but long trek. The last hour is very steep and difficult. (There are many loose stones, and as you take two steps forward you will slip one step back). From the Summit, you can see all of Lombok island, Bali, Sumbawa and Segara Anak Lake. Such a pity it was so cloudy! After sunrise went down to the Sembalun crater rim and had a hot breakfast.
After breakfast and a rest, we went down to the lake and hot spring. The trail down is very steep and slippery, we needed 3 hours to get down to the level of the lake and hot spring. The lunch was provided by the lake and hot spring just 100m walk from the lake. Then we explored the lake and swam in the hot springs to soak and heal our skin. See the next post for images of this heavenly place.