I arranged the hike with lhuna is the owner of lhuna-dventure.com Expedition, via email. He quickly addressed my concerns and was very accommodating with my requests.
I was fetched by an A/C van in Lembar port, after arriving from Bali, and was driven all the way to Senaru. Ram, the driver, was very friendly. Lhuna was my hiking guide for the two-day trek to Mt. Rinjani crater rim. He was a great guide who knew how to adjust to my pace, as I liked to take my time to take photographs. We spotted some endangered ‘lutung’ (ebony leaf monkeys) along the way! The meals were good and generous; we had ‘nasi goreng ayam’ cooked at the campsite for lunch and dinner.
The crater rim was foggy during our ascent and the view of the volcano was not clear, but I still enjoyed the hike nonetheless. I plan to climb Mt. Rinjani again with lhuna adventure again during the dry season! The HQ of Lhuna Adventure in Senaru is right across the trailhead to nearby waterfalls, providing a convenient homebase if you wish to see more of the village. It’s also a good place to eat and drink after a tiresome climb.