We were called for Lunch by the guides at aboout 1:30. It would have been an hour and a half nap in my hammock, and now, lunch is ready. Thank goodness we're having rice this time, and noodles (and plentiful of it); just more than enough carbs for the descend trekk to the lake.
Our guide, Adi, said it may take 3 hours to get to the lake.
The descend was kind of steep at half of the time, requiring huge steps from the rocks on the mountain ridge. Thereafter, midway through, it was a simple walk in the grasslands.
In just about 2 hours, we reached the lake.
The lake was so wide it gave the impression that we're camping on a beach. The campsite is not as breezy and cold as that of the first night as we are on a lower altitude, plus we have the mountains surrounding us.
Just while we're waiting for our dinner to be prepared, we walked about 10minutes to the hotspring... just the kind of immersion we need after a tiresome day of trekking.
It was actually a waterfall (source of water would be the pristine lake) and just down the drop, next to it, are the spring holes. Water would have been around 60-70 degrees i'd say from the very part where it is coming from.
There was a group who camped right in the hotspring. as for us, it was an hour and a half splurge.
By the time we're back, we had our dinner, and afterwhich, looked for a spot very close to the lake, where we can drink the remainder of the rice wine that was given to us.
The stars were great, but I was just too lazy to take out my SLR for long exposure shots of the skies and the surrounding.
The following day, we were called at 6:00. Breakfast is ready and were reminded to be ready to leave by 6:30.
I would have wanted to stay about 2 more days in this lake had I not been in agreement with an itinerary.
Meantime, From the lake, it took us about 4 hours to climb at the very top of the hill; Quite steep and rocky, and again, the rails that don't really give you 100% assurance. At some point, it would have been almost rock climbing, as you'll literally have to crawl up.
|en route to Senaru from in Lake Segara Anak in Mt Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia|
|en route to Sinaru from in Lake Segara Anak in Mt Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia|
We took some rest from the top of the hill, and were told that we'll have lunch at either post 2 or post 3 depending on our pace from there.
It was exactly 12 o'clock when we had lunch, and later, I realized it was post 2 where we had it.
Then, from post 2, It was another 4 hours walk. We had a few stops from some of the posts we passed by as we have been so tired.
Whenever there was the opportunity to run, me and my 4 other folks would run in the trail just to make it quicker. We had to be very careful though as some of the trees' roots could tangle with our feet that might just cause some emergencies.
There was that last break at some post, but we decided not to take it. We let the 3 european guys stay, and we 5 asians continued running.
After around 1 hour, we were seeing some arch. It was it.. the end, we said.
So, about 500meters before this arch, just right where we spotted it, everybody put their videos on as we kept running.
Funny thing though is, as we reached the arch, the view doesn't seem to be the same as where we stayed the first night (where we were told it is exactly where we'll end the trail). We were misled. There's a kilometer more to go.. whoof!
Then again, it was just a kilometer, so by 5:30, we were at the village in senaru. Finally!
This post is part of the #limbonisASIA trip. See here for detailed expenses and more info