Mt. Rinjani General InformationRinjnai Trekking Information
Mount Rinjani Trekking Information
The mount Rinjani trek trail is a challenging mountain walk and you must be prepared with good equipment and appropriate clothing (warm and windproof). Rinjani can attract severe storms, lightening and strong winds. When the weather is settled, the sun is intense and the nights are 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, 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 will 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.
Park Fees : Fees are paid at the Rinjani Trek Center at Rp. 150.000 (USD 17)/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 guides and porters from the nearest villages in the area of Rinjani National Park who have passed the guiding and handling test and hold a valid guide license. Adventure Lombok is keen to develop the Eco Tourism Concept, giving back to the local community to improve their standard of living. A donation of 5% from our net income will go directly to support education for the poor children in isolated villages.
Telephone Communication : Cell phone (GSM) covers most area of Rinjani National Park. Most guides carry their own mobile phone. Not all cellular operators can be used. Pro XL is recommended.
About Our Trek Team : Our trek team is fully operated by a team of young, energetic Indonesians who are fanatical about the environment, while sharing the natural and cultural environments of the places we visit.
Environment Code These guidelines help minimize the impact of your visit on the natural environment and also on other visitors. Help to keep the park unspoiled for future visitors.
Remove rubbish : Litter is unattractive, harmful to wildlife and the environment. Plan your trip to minimize rubbish by not taking bottles and cans. Rinjani has a “pack it in –pack it out” policy, so be sure to carry out whatever you carry in.
Stay on the track : By keeping to the trail, you avoid trampling undergrowth and risking getting lost in the forest.
Camp with care : When camping, leave no trace of your visit. Keep streams and lakes clean; wash well away from the water source by taking water in a container. Soap and detergent are harmful to the creatures that live in the streams. Drain used water into the ground.
Bury toilet waste : In areas without toilet facilities, bury your toilet waste in a shallow hole well away from waterways, tracts, campsites and shelters. We provided a toilet tent for everyone who joint with our Rinjani trekking package. Take care with fires. Portable fuel stoves are less harmful to the environment and are more efficient than fires. If you must use a fire, keep it small and make sure that the fire is out before leaving by dousing it with water and checking the ashes.
Respect cultural and natural heritage : Help protect the spiritual and historical significance of Mt. Rinjani by respecting our local culture. Conserve wildlife and plants of the national park by not removing anything.
Consider other visitors : Walk quietly trough the forest so that you do not disturb the wildlife that you and others have come to see.
Enjoy your visit : Enjoy your visit! Before leaving the area take one last look. Will the next visitor know that you have been here?
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