Unforgettable brilliant experience in mount rinjani

rinjani trekking

Here is the second point with the summit senaru crater rim is one of favourite place for camping in mount rinjani.

Gunung Rinjani, at an impressive height of 3726m, is the second highest volcanic peak in Indonesia. The gigantic volcano dominates the skyline of Lombok Island, and is clearly visible from the aeroplane descending to the Lombok Airport. At the center of the mountain is a huge caldera filled partially with a blue turquoise crater lake, known as Segara Anak (Child of the Sea). The trek to the mountain starts from one of the villages at the foot of the mountain. The first part of the trek transverses through open plains of tall grasses – reminiscent of an African savannah – with plenty of cattle grazing about. After the savannah area, the trail starts to ascend through rolling hills of forests, bringing you to the crater rim. The rim is a great viewpoint to appreciate and take in the sheer size of the caldera, and the beautiful Segara Anak, which is occasionally obstructed by the passing clouds beneath you. The final climb to the summit takes place the next day, very early in the morning. It is a challenging climb where you have to overcome the cold, the strong wind, fatigue and the loose slippery volcanic terrains. At the summit, you will be rewarded with the magical views of the surrounding seas, mountains, lake and rim being illuminated by the rising sun. As you descend back to the rim and venture deep into the caldera, you will follow a winding and often misty path with several bridge crossings, eventually reaching a blue serene lake. There is an opportunity for you to refresh yourself with a dip in the hot spring with a waterfall situated near the campsite by the lake. The next day, the trail will bring you up to the caldera, giving you an alternate view of the other side of the rim, before descending through the forests to the village at the base of the mountain.

Trekking Mt. Rinjani is definitely an amazing experience. 

After much deliberation and negotiations, we decided to book a private trek with Lhuna Adventures as we were only 2 persons and did not want to slow down the group for our photography (and our fitness levels. LOL ). The deluxe package was for 4 Days and 3 Nights with the trek starting at Sembalun and ending at Senaru. Based on our experience, we highly recommend them based on the exceptional service provided from the time of pick up 

Lun has been the most accomodating person we have come across in our travels. He arranged for our accomodation at Sembalun (Pesona Rinjani) instead of Senaru (as was the norm with all other operators we contacted) as we arrived late in the night at Lombok and were starting the trek the next morning. We met with our 3 porters and 1 guide (Ipin) after completing the registration at the Rinjani Information Center. Day 1 trek was for 7 Hours (moving time 3 hrs 40 mins) with an altitude gain of 1,541 meters and covering a distance of 10.31 KMs from the start point. The last stage after POS 3 was a steep climb and very exhausting.

Day 2- The night on the crater rim was very windy and cold. We opted to sleep through the night instead of waking up at 2 AM for the summit climb. We started our summit climb around 8 AM in the morning and took 7 Hours (moving time – 3 hours 16 mins) to get to the summit and back to the crater. As per the initial itinerary, we had to descend to the lake after the summit but we decided to stay back on the crater rim as it was quite late by the time we came back to the camp after the summit. Our guide and porters were very accommodating as this was a change from the planned itinerary. 

Day 3 – We descended to the lake and in the morning after breakfast. The descent took 3 hours 45 mins (5.21 KMs)and the last 1 hour was in heavy rain which added to the beauty of the landscape around Mt. Rinjani. We spent some time in the hot springs after lunch and began the steep climb to the Senaru crater rim. The ascend is just 4.11 KMs but takes 3.5 hours. The night on the Senaru crater was very peaceful with not much wind. The sky was resonably clear and we got to enjoy the view of our galaxy which has become a rarity with the amount of light pollution in the cities.

Day 4 – This was a long trek down to Senaru village through forests, covering a total distance of 11.67 KMs and it took us 6 hours 30 mins to reach Senaru. This again was an exhausting day and the trek down through the rainforest was accompanied with very heavy rainfall. 

Few points: 

1. The trek is hard and very exhausting. 

2. Book a deluxe package or private tour for a comfort and setting own pace. 

3. Warm clothes/mittens are a must during the nights. 

4. Sunscreen/Balaclava – There were few who were badly sunburnt. 

5. Pack as light as possible. (We were also carrying tripods and DSLRs). 

6. A good rain jacket to cover till feet. Our socks got wet in the rain and in turn the water seeped into the shoes from inside even though the boots we were using were waterproof. 

7. Pack Bandages for blisters. 

8. Book for a longer package to enjoy the trek than just hurrying to the next point. 

9. Off-season is the best time to visit. 

All data on distance and time is taken from my Garmin Forerunner 235.


Rinjani Batterflay in senaru Accommodation

Discovery An awesome place to stay before hike mount rinjani. in morning time after breakfast we saw srounded accommodation lot of flowers garden with more than hundred type of butterfly is first time in my life to have this.
The butterfly had wedding in morning time on the flowers they love it in senaru from of my room where I stayed and the trek Organizer providing for us.
The beautiful butterfly weddings on the grasses at front of the room.

Many thank to Lhuna Adventure had provided us a great accommodation in senaru before trekking. He provide us lovely place, comfortable and nice garden and awesome in morning the butterfly will come to the gardens at front of room. Actually we just see the butterfly on movies but this time we saw real and taking picture of them is very impressive me. 

We don’t know much about butterfly but we love it so much. But it’s harder to take them picture need to be patients and extra be careful and must be silent.
This is simple accommodation near traditional village and close to waterfalls sindang Gile and tiu klep waterfall in senaru, this place was so lonely and freshly air.
Sindang Gile waterfalls is an impressive waterfalls you might to see and able to do before trekking to mount rinjani if you reach early in senaru.
One of the most impressive you will saw in North lombok senaru villages this is massively waterfalls and nice challenge when we crossing the rivers.

Lhuna Adventure team has great team at day one before hiking the greeting very friendly and provide welcome drink, after rest 30 minutes than the waterfalls guide from lhuna Adventure has ready to guided us to waterfalls sindang gile and tiu kelep waterfalls.  We highly recommended for mountain lover or who reading our articles if you want to hiking to mount rinjani you can booked your trip with Lhuna Adventure Rinjani Trekking Company and you will get free to waterfalls sindang gile and traditional villages.

An awesome trekking experience in nepal

I am typically one of those people who says that she will write a review but never get around to it.
In this instance nothing would prevent me.

From the very beginning contacting Ram by email was such a simple experience. He was always so helpful and genuine. We initially booked a trek to EBC in 2015 but weeks before we were supposed to go the Earthquake happened. Ram was incredible. Even though his country was devastated he answered emails and understood our worry and he let us retain our deposit for a trek in the future. 

Fast forward two years…. we arranged to finally do the EBC trek in March 2017. Once again Ram was always a pleasure to contact. We easily figured out dates and we changed things around loads. Nothing phased him! 
On arrival in Nepal we were taken to the hotel and then collected from the hotel later by Ramesh who it turned out was our guide for the trek (I will save my words about Ramesh for later!) Ramesh took us to the office where we finalised plans for the trek. We instantly felt safe. Ram understood our worry about altitude (I’ve suffered before) and our desire to go slowly. He walked us through what would happen on the trek etc. 

Because I am the least organised person in the world I had most of my trekking gear to buy in Nepal. Ramesh agreed to take me the next day. And he ensured that not only did I get a good deal but that all of the gear was of good quality. On the trek after our flight to Lukla we picked up Khaji (sp?) our porter and started the trek. 

Now I can tell you of how INCREDIBLE Ramesh is. He goes above and beyond to make sure that you are safe and comfortable. With him you don’t just get a guide, you get a friend, a cheerleader, a teacher, a photographer and a healthcare professional. He doesn’t just do his job he goes so much further.
When you are struggling across a suspension bridge he will hold your hand. When you are struggling for breath on those awful Namche steps he will carry your bag. When you are lagging behind he will wait cheerfully and say “no problem”. You never feel like an inconvenience. He always smiles and tells you that it is okay. 

He took us on routes that were off the tourist trail to see the best views. 

He will always get you the best tea houses (even ensuring you get morning views of Everest!). 

He will always get you extra blankets (very necessary)

When you are on your last legs; struggling to breathe at 5000m he will tell you that you can do it and make you believe it. 

We needed to go down one day because my friend was suffering from AMS. I got tearful because I thought that meant it was over. He made me believe that it wasn’t and I would fulfil that childhood dream (I did).

He knows all the mountains, their heights and loads of information about them. He will quiz you (I always failed, especially on Taboche).

On the trek we could not have asked for a more perfect guide. He cares so much about ensuring you see what you came to see and do so safely. 

Which brings me to the end of the trek. My friend became extremely sick in Gorakshep (the highest point of the trek). The decision was made for her to be rescued by helicopter. 

The wonderful Khaji took me to base camp while Ramesh arranged with Ram for the helicopter evacuation. Khaji went above and beyond for me. He carried by bag, held my hand and took me to the top of the world, something I would never forget. I was sad that my friend wasn’t by my side, but Khaji and the little pupper that followed us made it bearable. 

When I got back, Ram and Ramesh had done everything. Ramesh packed our bag, and carried my friend, with the aid of a local man, up to the helipad. Back in Kathmandu we were taken to an incredibly efficient hospital, my friend was treated quickly and to an excellent standard.

Ram came to the hospital and offered to stay. If that isn’t going the extra mile I don’t know what is. Ram and Ramesh were simply amazing. My friend is currently still there for observation (but is fine in her swanky hotel room style hospital room!) I am waiting for Ramesh to pick me up and take me to her and Ram will meet us there. 

Never, ever have I experienced such professionalism and kindness from a company. The people that are attached to this company are just incredible. 

I mean it when I say that trekking with anybody else means you are missing out on an amazing experience. I have spoken to so many people who have had negative experiences or haven’t made it due to their guides. 

Words really aren’t enough. I am crying as I reflect on the kindness we have been shown so consistently. I feel we will be leaving Nepal with friends. 

We will be trekking with you again! Annapurna circuit and Mustang next>

Mount Sanqingshan

Mountain Sanqingshan

Located to the northeast of Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province, Mountain Sanqingshan was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the 32nd session of World Heritage on July 6th, 2008. Apart from that, it is designated as a national key scenic spot, a grade AAAA national tourist area, a national natural heritage and a national geo-park. Mr. Paul, the President of the National Park Foundation of the U.S., remarked that: “Mountain Sanqingshan is one of the few essences and the treasure of the world”. Chinese National Geography recommended it as one of the “top five beautiful mountains in China” and geologists from China and America all agree that it has “the most spectacular granite along the verge of western pacific ocean”.

Mountain Sanqingshan is 89.48 miles (144km) east of Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province, 48.47 miles (78km) west of Shangrao City, 62.1 miles (115km) south of Wuyishan City, Fujian Province and 163.42 miles (263km) north of Huangshan City, Anhui Province. The scenic spot covers an area of 84.89 square miles (220 square km), of which 27.41 square miles (71 square km) is the main scenic area. Yushan County is closest to the mountain.
The three peaks Yujing, Yuxu, Yuhua looks like three divine spirits Yuqing, Shangqing and Taiqing of Taoism resting in a row, hence the name Mountain Sanqingshan. It combines the beauty of Huangshan Mountain, the spectacular of E’mei Mountain, the nimbus of Lushan Mountain and the steepness of Huashan Mountain in one, thereafter displaying a unique quality.

The granite landforms are the most valued component of Sanqingshan landscape. Mountain Sanqingshan has plentiful granite morphological landscape resource, picturesque meteorological landscape resource, ecological landscape resources, rare plant and animal resources as well as landscape resources of lakes and waterfalls and Taoism culture. Visitors can see the pictographic stone landscape here, lifelike natural sculptures, such as the Oriental Goddess, Gigantic Boa, Colorful Screen at Ninth Heaven, Thousands of Peaks Competing for the Best, Three Dragons Rushing to Sea and Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) Enjoys Music. Visitors may also enjoy various special meteorological phenomena, of which the most important ones are: Cloud Sea, Cloud Waterfall, Sanqing Divine Light, Five Colors Road in the Clouds, and Meteor Showers. During winter, you can experience another landscape type, mountain blanketed in snow. Mountain Sanqingshan has been an important spiritual center for Taoism, an ancient religious culture unique to China. The historic Taoist stone structures, such as Sanqing Temple, Dragon and Tiger Palace and Wind and Storm Pagoda remain important relics of the Taoism culture.

Mountain Sanqingshan boasts a particular high biodiversity. There are 2,373 species of higher plant, 1,728 species of wild animals, forming the most diversified ecological environment in East Asia. In addition, 144 species of animal and plant are listed in the China Species Red List, and 79 species are designated as National Key Protection wild animals and plants in China.

Mountain Sanqingshan presents a stunning array of natural beauty combining primeval landscapes and pristine flora. Few, if any, other world sites can rival it in terms of grandeur and majesty of Mother Nature. Come and visit, you will find it a special and beautiful place, not only for China, but also to the world.

Singapore Botantic Gardens

​LOCATION: Holland Road and Napier Road (South), Cluny Road (East), Tyersall Avenue (West), Bukit Timah Road (North)

Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of Singapore’s most popular gardens. Spread over 74 hectare, Singapore Botanic Gardens has many themed gardens, an amazing Orchid garden, Children’s play area, three lakes, performance stage, a museum (SBG Heritage Museum) and a café. A key attraction of the Singapore Botanic Gardens is the colourful National Orchid Garden, which is home to 1000 Orchid species and 2000 Orchid hybrids. This is the only part of the garden which has an entry fee; rest of the park is free for visitors. Mini gardens within Singapore Botanic Gardens include Evolution Garden, Ginger Garden, Rain Forest Garden, Tan Hoon Siang Misthouse, Bonsai Garden, Sun Garden, Healing Garden, Fragrant Garden, Foliage Garden and Trellis Garden. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is the first Children’s garden in Asia. The Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage on Symphony Lake grabs attention. The Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra and others hold musical concerts on the stage with the audience sitting on the gentle slopes of Palm Valley. The three lakes in Singapore Botanic Gardens are Swan Lake, Eco-Lake, and Symphony Lake. The Learning Forest and Marshland are the two new attractions at Singapore Botanical Gardens.