Friday, September 26, 2014

Mount Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia (18 - 22 Sept 2014)

Flight details

Silk Air $423.80

Flight was about 2hr 45min. credits Google maps


18 Sep

MI 128

Take off!

Meal onboard


Touched down

Bandar Udara Internasional Lombok (Lombok International Airport)

Mini van ride

Buy buy buy!


Room at Pondok Senaru cottage

Good night


19 Sep

Good morning Lombok!

Sunrise over Mount Rinjani

Pondok Senaru cottage


Pancake and coffee for breakfast. Similar to Bali, there's significant amount of residual coffee powder that's still in the coffee. Pancake is served with condensed milk

Loading up the lorry

Each basket weigh up to 40kg - the load the porters have to carry

Let's go

Besides carrying the load the porters also cook

Lunch was good, but I had a strained muscle on my right thigh after lunch time.

It gets foggy as we go higher up

Finally reached the tents

Dinner in the tent to hide from the cold

Night sky


20 Sep

With the strained muscle, I decided not to go for the summit climb. The rest set off at about 2am.


Breakfast: Toast, pancake & pineapple


We decided to cut the trekking trip short by one day due to fatigue, muscle cramps and blisters. It was a right decision.

As the saying goes, 上山容易,下山难。

Checked-in to Holiday Resort, Lombok. Finally, a hot shower and a nice bed.


21 Sep

Dive #1
Location: Deep Turbo
Max depth: 28m
Bottom time: 43min (1015H - 1058H)

Dive #2
Location: Meno Slope
Max depth: 20m
Bottom time: 41min (1332H - 1413H)


Blue Marlin Dive, where we dive at Gili Trawangan



Garden eel

Moray eel

Visibility was good


Pizza that we can't finish, we ordered just to make up the total sum to be above 300,000RP so that we can bill by card.

Eagle ray




*other sightings include: Porcupine fish, peacock mantis shrimp, nudibranch, Spiny lobster, blue spotted stingray, lionfish

baby turtles

Dinner at Yessy Cafe. Expensive and not fantastic

Random walkabout


22 Sep



Strong waves

On the way back to Airport

Waiting for the plane at Coffee Bean

MI 127

More pictures: Mount Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia (18 - 22 Sept 2014)

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