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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, but when the weather is settled, the sun is intense and the nights frosty. Visitors are attracted to the stunning view, panorama and wildlife.

Our trek programs are sets to minimize the impact on the environment, wildlife and plants.  We provide high quality of mountain gear and hire only experience local mountain guide and local porters to give total satisfaction to our clients and supporting the sustainable eco tourism.

Trekking Checklist :

1.

Check your local guide license, make sure that he has a valid Indonesian Guide License. Never go without a local experienced guide.

2.

Check the equipment i.e. tents, sleeping bags, mattress. Due to uncertain weather, make sure that your tent is non-liking or waterproof. Most local trek organizer use very common "basic and old tents". Pay a little more extra for a better handling and comfort is worth. Book your trek through a well organized trek organizer. Make sure you are equipped with the most advanced equipment.

3.

Rinjani have several shelter in each stop point (commonly known as pos). Some of them equipped with toilet, but not well-maintained, dirty. A toilet tent can be useful when camping in open air.

4.

Help keep the environment clean and nature. Rinjani trek is more than simply visit the area, some trek trails are very steep and dangerous, but the views and panorama is worth to be explored.

5.

When you book an organized trekking package, check with your agent in details, what's includes and what's not included in the package. Quality of service and facilities provided are important because the facilities in Rinjani National park is not the same as facilities you can find in well developed countries.

6.

Make sure you have enough drinking water and logistics. Be sure to stay fit before, during and after the trek.


1.

Smile and greet people, especially elders.

2.

Shake hands, gently.

3.

Accept hospitality and food. You do not have o eat and drink, but it is polite to ACCEPT.

4.

Say good bye and thank you when you leave.

5.

Dress modestly. Women should keep upper arms and things covered.

6.

Bend down and walk around seated people when you need to pass.

7.

Use only your right hand to eat and to hand objects or money to someone.

8.

Be sure to sit at the same level as other people.

9.

Wear a Sarung when entering the House of Malakoq (Adat Leader) and when participating in ritual and adat ceremonies.

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Enter House, Building or Village without being invinited.

2.

Wear shoes inside a house.

3.

Point a people with your finger. Don't ever se your foot to point as objects or people.

4.

Point the bottom of your feet directly at people whilst sitting on the floor.

5.

Touch anyone's head.

6.

Step over people or food on the floor.

7.

Eat with your left hand, or use your left hand to give or accept objects or money.

8.

Raise your voice, especially in anger.

 

 

ROUND RINJANI DRIVE

 

This 10 hours day trip circuit drive around Mt. Rinjani passes through Rinjani National Park, and includes beautiful landscape and many highlights of North and Mid Lombok. The scenic route climbs across mountain passes with roadside Monkeys, and you can stretch your legs for a half hour walk to the popular local cultural attraction, the healing Hot Springs of Sebau deep in the forest. Optional include Colourful Local Markets, several Traditional Village visits, the ancient 16th century Bamboo Mosque at Bayan, the Balinese Narmada summer place, and visit to the Rinjani gateway villages of Senaru and Sembalun Lawang.

 

 

SENARU

 

The Village of Senaru, an easy 2,5 hours drive from Mataram or Senggigi, is the main access to the National Park. As a Non-Trekking destination it is also popular – a cool, Flower-filled Mountain village stretching along a hillside spur above Bayan. Senaru has a range of accommodation in simple home stay (Losmen), and a number of cafes serving delicious local specialities. The Rinjani Trek Central at the trailhead offers displays, ecotourism activities, and visitor information. Village Guides, including several local women, escort visits to the adjacent Traditional Village, three Waterfalls, and a number of Village Walks. Circuits include the one hour Rice Terraces and Waterfall Walk, or discover the highlights of Senaru in a lovely half-day Senaru Panorama Walk.

 

 

SEMBALUN LAWANG

 

Sembalun Lawang is set in an ancient and fertile Caldera to the East of Mt. Rinjani, the preferred access route for summiteers. The rich soil produces high quality market garden crops, including the famous garlic and rice, step of local farmers. Seismic activity is monitored daily at the Government Rinjani Volcanology Centre. The beautiful valley of Sembalun is also known for its hill walks, recently restored Traditional Village, active culture performers and local weavers. Some home stay (Losmen) accommodation is available and trek services are based at the Park’s Rinjani Information Centre.

 
Lombok Intro
Monday, July 24 2006

LOMBOK  is a series of small islands in the Indonesian archipelago. It stretches for some 5000 km between Malaysia and Australia. Lombok spans 90 km from North to South and 80 km from East to West. Although this beautiful area is not as well-known as its' popular neighbor, Bali, it boasts untouched, pristine beaches, a bigger Volcano and a huge variety of different landscapes and sceneries...........

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Rinjani Stories
Monday, July 24 2006

At 3.726 m, Mt. Rinjani is the second highest Volcanic peak in Indonesia and is a part of celebrate "Ring of Fire". Forested slopes rising directly from the sea create their own weather pattern and act is the main water-catchments for the island of Lombok. Gunung Rinjani National Park lies within a major bio-geographical transition zone (Wallaceae), where the flora and fauna of South East Asia ................

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Senaru & Beyond
Monday, July 24 2006

The village of Senaru, an easy 2.5 hours drives from Mataram or Senggigi, is the main access to the national park. As a non trekking destination it is also popular a cool, flower filled mountain village stretching along a hill side spur above Bayan. Senaru has range of accommodations in simple home stays (Losmen), and a number of cafes serving delicious local specialties..................

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Rinjani Trek Information's
Monday, July 24 2006

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)..................

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GIli Islands
Monday, July 24 2006

Around the three Gili Islands in the North-West of Lombok (Gili Air, Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan) are more than 15 different dive spots and there are new reefs being explored all the time. Some of our spots are more suitable for advanced divers, but many are also suitable for beginners.  Our experienced dive masters will always find the right spot for you........................... ...........................................................

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Scuba Diving
Monday, July 24 2006

Did you know that 25 percent of all reefs are in Indonesia? With over 3,500 species living in the Indonesian underwater world, we have one of the richest diversities of marine life in the Indo-Pacific region. In comparison, the Great Barrier Reef has just 1,500 species and the Red Sea has only 600 species. Our drop-offs, plateaus and slopes reflect a good cross-section of what Indonesia has to offer............

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Villages & Watefall
Monday, July 24 2006

The village of Senaru is the main entrance to Gunung Rinjani National Park, the most popular start point for the trek to Indonesia’s second highest peak (3,726 m). Within the spectacular crater, the lake Segara Anak is the destination of  many pilgrims who place offerings in the water and bathe away disease in the nearby hot springs. The cool, flower – filled mountain village of Senaru on the slopes of Mt. Rinjani..............

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