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Rinjani Trek Centre :

The Centre is located at the trailhead above Senaru Traditional Village. It offers information's and display for visitors on the trek, the National Park Sasak culture and a range of activities available in Senaru. Display includes maps, Park interpretation, Village walk and environmental guidelines. All trek arrangements can be made here, cultural tours booked and purchases made of local produce and handicrafts.

Park Fees :

Fees are paid at the Rinjani Trek Center (RTC). They contribute to the protection, maintenance and management of the National Park, Rinjani Trek Route, Village Attractions and Visitor Facilities.

Guides and Porters :

Trained and licensed guides and porters are available. You will need three days and two nights to trek from Senaru via the spectacular Crater Lake, to Sembalun Lawang (or the other way). More time will be needed to explorer the summit of Mt. Rinjani.
All trek arrangements can be made and paid for at the Rinjani Trek Centre (RTC). If not with a guide, please ensure you are will equipped and have knowledge of mountain safety.

Warnings :

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 snakes, and stinging insects and plants. Leeches can be a nuisance in the wet season.

Volcanic Hazards :

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.

Spring Water :

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.

Radio Telecommunications :

You are advised to ensure that your guide is carrying a radio handset. Radios are available for rent at the Rinjani Trek Centre (RTC). In case of emergency the National Park authorities  are also equipped with radio communications.

Telephone Communication :

There are Satellite Telephone at the Rinjani Trek Centre (RTC) and the number is 086812104132. This available for public use; cost is dependent all call destination and duration. Ask for the rate chart.

Meet Mr. John
Saturday, July 22 2006

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John is chairman of Senaru Trek Organizer Association and from Indonesian Guide Association in Senaru, He also runs "John's Adventures" which can arrange trekking trips from I up to 4 days all along the years including for families with young children. starting in 1982. Mr. John is the first person who took trekkers to Rinjani Mountain. 3 years as a porter and 14 years as a trekking guide until nowadays. Quality of the trekking equipment is one of John's Adventures top priorities and it is re newer every years. Quality of the service it self is permanently checked through a questionnaire filled up by each trekker at the and of the trip.

Quality of the trekking equipment is one of John's Adventures top priorities and it is re newer every years. Quality of the service it self is permanently checked through a questionnaire filled up by each trekker at the and of the trip.
Most of the porter and trekking guide a members of Mr. John family and all of them from Senaru Village because they have always been to Rinjani Mountain for religious purpose (mediates, sacrifice, etc) they have great experience of the area and professional. More and more people are using John's Adventures "service to go on trekking.  Protection of the environment is John's Adventures number one priority and all porters and trekking guide are particularly cautious in this respect.

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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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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Cultural Tips
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, 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 programmes are sets to minimize the impact on the environment,..............

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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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John's Adventures - Trekking Specialist

Senaru - Lombok - Indonesia (83354)

Mobile : +62 81 757 88 018

E-mail : johnrinjanimaster@gmail.com

Homepage : http://www.lombok-rinjanitrek.com

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