See some photo’s below and a video post from the summit of Gunung Rinjani, Indonesia. ‘Gunung’ is the bahasa Indonesian word for ‘mountain’. Gunung Rinjani is a huge active volcano, located on the island of Lombok, right beside Bali. It’s a three-day walk to climb Rinjani. You need to take a guide (I was told it was required by law), and anyway there is not such good maps and many different trails which you would easily get lost on if you were by yourself.
I like this trip much more than Mt Kinabalu in Malaysia. Mt Kinabalu is much more popular for some reason. But Rinjani has more of ‘adventurous’ feeling to it. You stay in tents, cook over campfires and eat fish from the lake.
My only bug bear was that there was a lot of garbage on the trails and around the campsites. Please encourage or maybe tip your staff more if they help, to clean up the trails and pack out what you pack in.