Mt. Rinjani Hiking Benang Stokel
Benang Stokel in the village of Aik Berik in Central Lombok is about
27km east of Mataram, a little less than an hours 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 Rinjani starts.
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 accommodate one.
Farmland, dense forest, pine forest, river and waterfalls.
plenty of water sources.
Type of tour:
Fully organized (combination of adventure, leisure, eco tourism,
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
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.