What you should to
The Rinjani trek
is a challenging mountain walk and you must be prepared with good
equipment, warm and windproof clothing. Rinjani can attract severe
storms, lightening and strong winds. When the weather is settled,
the sun is intense and the nights frosty. Parts of the trail are
steep and slippery. Beware of bad weather and risks of exposure to
the wet and cold (hypothermia). If caught in an electrical storm,
take shelter and avoid prominent ridges. Beware of stinging
insects and plants. Leeches can be a nuisance in the wet season.
Although Mt.Rinjani has not erupted in recorded history, Mt.Baru
(2,351m) in the crater lake is an active volcano. It last erupted
dramatically in 1994. Check the notice boards for recent hazards,
and take advice from park staff and guides.
Fresh water springs are a feature of the trek and determine
campsites. Your guide know where these are. During the drier
months (July - September) some springs completely disappear. Park
staff and guides constantly monitor these water sources to
determine their abundance.
Fees are paid at the Rinjani Trek Center at Rp.
60,000/person/entry. They contribute to the protection,
maintenance and management of the national park, rinjani trek
route, village attractions and visitor facilities.
Guides and Porters:
We hire only professional mountain guide and porters from the
nearest villages in the area of Rinjani National Park who has pass
the guiding and handling test and hold a valid guide license.
Lombok Network is keen to develop the Eco Tourism Concept, giving
as much as benefit to the local community to improve their
standard of living. 5% from the net income is donated to support
education for the poor children in isolated villages.
About Our Trek Team
Our trek team is fully operated by a team of young, energetic
people who are fanatical about keeping intact, while sharing the
natural and cultural environments of the places we visit.
We deal largely in ecotourism & adventure travel, but for us
adventures are not just the rugged kind. An adventure can take
many forms and need involve little that is overly strenuous - to
us every trip is a voyage of discovery and hence an adventure. The
guiding philosophy behind each is that the trip be environmentally
friendly and sustainable. This means impacting as little as
possible on the peoples and places we visit, always respecting the
distinctiveness and special qualities of each.
To sum up, we try:
- To learn from nature & other cultures
- To minimize impact on the natural & cultural environments
- To return something to the local community
- To facilitate self-determination for native peoples
- To promote sustainable tourism
- To have fun
The way we do it must be environmentally-friendly as well as
economically and physically efficient. This means we trek, cook,
camp and shows you more of the things with care and attentions. We
use mechanized transport when we have to cover long distances in
limited time; even so, we use local modes of transportation as far
as possible to maximize exposure to the local lifestyles and to
get close to the people. As a consequence, during the tours there
is a lot of opportunity to learn about and from the indigenous
You are advised to ensure that your guide is carrying a radio
handset or mobile phone. Our trek programme equipped with two ways
radio communication. In a group of minimum 6, we also provide a
dinning tents, emergency lamp, trek leader, rangers or Save And
Rescue (SAR) team if necessary.
Cell phone (GSM) covers most area of Rinjani National Park. Most
guide carry their own mobile phone. Not all cellular operators can
be used. Pro XL is recommended.