Sembalun Lawang - Pelawangan - Cemara Sewu

Depart from Senggigi at 05.00 and drive to Sembalun Lawang. After breakfast (08.30) directly climb up to Pelawangan II ( east Gate ) which takes 8 hours, then have lunch. Overnight on the rim ( Cemara Sewu ) , at 2900 meters above sea level.


Summit - Pelawangan

At 02.00 climb up to the summit, see sunrise and down to Pelawangan for breakfast. At 07.00, leave Pelawangan and go down to the lake which takes 3 hours. Upon arrival, have lunch and set a tent for overnight ( camping )


Creater - Senaru - Senggigi or Mataram

After early breakfast, leave the lake at 07.00 a.m. and climb up to another crater rim which takes 2 hours.Have a little rest and take some pictures for memory.Continue to Post III and will arrive in Senaru in the afternoon. Perama bus is ready to pick you up for a transfer to Senggigi or Mataram.

Location Sembalun, Lombok Timur
Natural Surroundings Natural Surroundings Village Village

What To Bring ?

  • change of cloths
  • boots / hiking shoes
  • cap / hat
  • flash light
  • candy / snack
  • personal medicine
  • jackets
  • rain coat
  • camera or camcorder

The different of Route between Sembalun Lawang and Senaru

Why Sembalun Lawang :

  1. Trekking point is harder because it is more steeply, hotter (less
  2. shade), and dusty
  3. View point on the way : open view of villages and savana
  4. View point at the rim camp area : apart of the lake view, the new volcano can not be seen clearly
  5. View point at the crater : we couldn't see the pick of Mt Rinjani
  6. temperature at camp area : lower thansenaru(colder)
  7. benefit : we could reach the pick of the mountain on the second day

Why Senaru:

  1. trekking point : rain forest. About 1 hour reach the rim, we will pass the most difficult point (walk through the magma stone and sand dune)
  2. best view point for seeing open view of lake, new volcano from the foot
  3. till the pick,and marvelous sunset.
  4. Needs more energy to reach the pick