STOKEL NEW CHALLENGING TRAILS TO MOUNT RINJANI
Benang Stokel in the village of Aik Berik in Central Lombok
is about 27km east of Mataram, a little less than an hourís
drive. Locally Benang Stokel is well-known for its 2
waterfalls, the Benang Kelambu waterfall and the likewise
named Benang Stokel waterfall from which the trekking up to
The waterfall and starting point for this track can be
reached in about 30 minutes by jeep. Trekking through dense
forest, the ascent up to the crater rim takes around 6
hours. From here, the descent to the crater lake is about 3
hours. This track offers lots of variety, with the famed
Tiara Dewi Anjani waterfall as one of its highlights, and
with some luck one might encounter a herd of deer.
This track is especially favored by those looking for a
completely different angle of approach to Rinjani. For
centuries this route has been used by hunters and fishermen
looking for their prey in the dense forest and crater lake.
This track offers no opportunities for a climb up to the
summit of Rinjani, except if you plan to bring along a
rubber boat to paddle across the crater lake to the Sembalun
side of the lake. Should one wish to do so our team can
Farmland, dense forest, pine forest, river and waterfalls.
plenty of water sources.
Type of tour:
Fully organized (combination of adventure, leisure, eco
Individual or group departures are available upon request.
Day 1 : Our guide will pick you up at hotel lobby
at 06.00 AM then transfer to Benang Stokel, meet your
guide and arrange National Park entry tickets. Your
guide gives you briefing describes the route details,
local cultural traditions and what you might see, and
explains rubbish management and safety procedures.
Trekking through dense forest, the ascent up to the
crater rim takes around 8 hours. This track offers lots
of variety, with the famed Tiara Dewi Anjani waterfall
as one of its highlights, and with some luck one might
encounter a herd of deer. . Lunch served on the way.
Day 2 : Enjoy proud feelings of satisfaction and
the amazing sunrise views across the Wallace Line to
Bali, Mt. Agung and Sumbawa.
Day 3 : After breakfast, descend down the long
trail to Benang Stokel through thick tropical forests
rich in flora, bird life and a variety of butterflies.
You might see orchid and, if lucky, the rare black ebony
leaf monkey, known locally as lutung.
Rest stop are taken along the way, After seven hours
walk from the rim, the trek ends at Jebak Gawah where
the jeep is waiting to transfer you to the Benang Stokel.
It is recommended that all trekkers should have
themselves medically checked before attempting any high altitude
trek. If you have a history of suffering from the following
ailments, it is highly recommended that you should refrain from
trekking to a high altitude.
Hypertension, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Severe Anemia, Peptic
Ulcers, Epileptic Fits, Obesity (overweight). Chronic Asthma,
Muscular Cramps, Hepatitis (Jaundice); or any other disease,
which may hamper the trekker.