RINJANI TREK - GETTING STARTED
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.
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
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
To sum up, we try:
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.
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