Rinjani Trekking in December?
As the direct effect of Climate Change, rain season are nowadays coming very late. Different with Indonesia in the west or our neighbor country like Malaysia, rain falls frequently in Lombok on January, quite late comparing to some parts in west Indonesia which have rain from November or December. So that Rinjani is still safe and is open for hiking activities during December to first week of January.
Rinjani is normally open for trekking and camping activities from 1st of April to 6th of January yearly. Moreover, the park will be closed for any of the activities from the 2nd week of January to the end of March (3 months) regarding to heavy rain which might endanger lives.
When is the Best Time to Climb Mount Rinjani
April to June is considered the best time to climb because of the beginning of hiking season as well as the end of rainy-season. It means the green landscapes can still be seen and lower amount of hikers found during these periods. The very high trekking season is from the early of July and to the late August; the track will be hectic during these two months. Then September to the first week of January are also a good time to do hiking.