Rinjani 3D2N trek
We signed up for the 3D2N crater rim & hot springs trek, but actually ended up doing the summit as well. There is no doubt that this trek is hard. I have done other treks (Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, Salkantay trek in Peru) and I found this probably the hardest because of the constant vertical terrain. Bring warm clothes for the top as it is freezing and a head torch. We were given a walking pole at our request, and tents, sleeping bags, breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided. We did bring sleeping bag innerliners which made it a bit more cosy. Wayan gave us a good briefing the night before our trek and we were picked up on time from our accommodation. There was quite a bit of waiting around at breakfast before being taken to the starting point for the hike. Our guide was good and the porters were amazing carrying all the stuff, however I do question safety standards as quite often one member of our group was left to walk alone and the guide was further in front. If she fell (which would have been quite easy looking at the terrain) then no one would be there to help her. It was just assumed that everyone would eventually catch up. Equally, when coming down from the summit, we had no one to follow as the guide had gone on ahead and we got lost. Luckily we managed to find our way back but I wonder if we didn’t what would happen? The food was good, but there were obviously other tours who (maybe they had paid more?) had chairs and tables and things at the camps which looked so nice after a day of trekking! All in all, I’d recommend to do the trek, just make sure if you are taking part on your own that someone looks out for you!