SHOULD TO KNOW ABOUT MT. RINJANI
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
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
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 is IDR
150,000/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 peoples.
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 or TELKOMSEL is recommended.