Mnt. Rinjani – part 3.

Day 03: Segara Anak Lake and Hot springs (2008m) – Senaru Crater Rim(2.641m)

On day three we got to wake up to this stunning lake with baby volcaon Baru Jari in it, and we got to enjoy the hot springs. Heavenly…

30663792610_1f28f2f8df_c

25329496509_327103815b_c

30951935561_112efdf40e_c

31066092705_41d915874b_c

31097143516_fbfcd4820c_c

After lunch time we left the lake and went up to the crater Rim of Senaru. We walked for 3 hours up this route, a steep and stony way up to the summit. Here were some more great views over the lake and Baru Jari.

31068523531_ae4ef13795_c

31085034952_cdebb1c27c_c

31228863275_5e7438f6e2_c

30989401500_f221df5dac_c

30989401650_caf5632561_c

We spent our last night here, before hiking the last part down through some lush forests on day 4.

An absolute amazing hike with some of the most stunning views I have ever got to see. So happy we did this in 4 days. There is a 3 day trek but then you do not get to spend the night dawn by the lake and the hot springs. Which would be a total miss out!!

Mnt. Rinjani – part 1.

Day 1 of 4: Sembalun Village (1.150.m) – Sembalun Crater Rim (2.639.m).

A four day trek always starts with day 1. Starting at 1150 meter of elevation in Sembalun village, we walked up about 1500m of elevation in one day to the Sembalun Crater Rim. With my good friend Kate Crompton, who amazingly decided to join me on this big power endurance mission only a week before our adventure. Respect lady. It was tough.

Addy was our guide for the whole trek, joined by 4 more porters who are crazy skilled walking this trail on flip-flops and each carrying a bamboo pole with two baskets attached that balances off one shoulder. These hold all our food, cooking and camping gear for our group of 4 and guide. Kate, myself, Tenile, Jon & Addy. To see these guys walking like this was absolutely amazing.

30030708774_7e1efd8c73_c

Pos 2 (Tengengean) at 1500m elevation. So far so good. Beautiful views and easy walking. The weather was great. Dry but not too warm.

30661870835_51df28296d_c

We had a lunch break at Pos 3 (Pada Balong ) 1800 m. After which we started a much steeper trail.

30661871135_e27b8fdcdd_c

After lunch and a rest, we continue to heading Sembalun Crater Rim (Pelawangan Sembalun) 2639M, walking time 3 hours including a prolonged steep climb. We camped the night at Sembalun Crater Rim.

30362083330_21cf256e2e_c

30362083520_4d9f5d5e29_c

30545001182_ef35f8a6ed_c

30028166053_de2892e0f1_c

30661872715_ecef49e523_c

The end of day 1.

Around Ubud

The Campuhan Ridge Walk around Ubud, Bali. A wonderful walk with Melanie & Indigo through this beautiful and lush green scenery of temples, jungle, forests and rice fields.

28548571765_0e1fe293af_c

28264672170_65340292f4_c

28548571455_f1423e6fff_c

28470766701_290648fc53_c1

Bali, Indonesia.
June 2016.

Pentacon six TL.
FujiChrome Provia 400.