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Important To Know

Important to know !

Telephone Communication:
Cellular  phone covers most area of Rinjani National Park. Most guide carry their own mobile phone. Not all cellular operators can be used. The provider named Indo XL is highly recommended with the strong signal. If you try to do setting from your mobile phone, please select the provider mentioned.

Environment:
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 :
Litters is unattractive, harmful to wildlife, and can increase. 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 of the pack whatever you carry in.

Keep to the track :
By keeping to the trail, you avoid trampling undergrowth and risking getting lost in the forest.

Camp with care :
Camp and leave no trace of your visit.

Keep streams an lake clean :
Wash well away from the water source by talking water in a container. Soap and detergent are harmful to the creatures that live in the streams alike, 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 shelter. 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 and before leaving the area take one last look – will the next visitor know that you have been here?

The equipment and facilities
The best available trek and camping equipment will be provided in order to provide high satisfactory to our valuable clients.

Waterproof Camping Tents
For camping tents, we use  waterproof tents, with Weatherize Technology designed to keep you cool and comfortable in temperate environments.

Portable Toilet & Toilet Tent
This portable easy-to-move toilet. Designed to meet the standard western-style toilet keeps you feel comfortable anywhere, in any kind of environment. To complete this feature, we cover it with toilet tent which we ordered specially to ensure your privacy. This portable toilet is also easy to flush.

Electric Lantern, Tent Lighting
Our electric water resistant lantern will complete your tour. We also equipped our guest’s tents with Tent Light, operates on 4 AA cell batteries last up to 12 hours with on-off switch. To communicate in isolated area, we also provide walkie talkie 2 ways radio (up to 5 miles range).

Cooking Equipment
All food served fresh and well cooked. Processed onsite with clean cooking equipment and use no wood for fire to preserve the nature. We use portable outdoor gas stove. Our well trained porters and guide will feed you with variety of meals during the trek programmed.

Food & Beverages
Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)will be served during the trip, in addition snack break, biscuits & cookies, fresh fruits and minimum of 2 – 3 large bottled water feeding per day per person. Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate are also included.

Drinking Water
Water is essential. Minimum of 3 bottles of bottled water provided for each guest per day that will be purchased from the supermarket in town, so it is safe to drink, ensuring you stay fit during and after the trek.

What to Bring!!
You should be able to carry your own load of personal day pack through the trekking.
During the trip, below are the list that we suggest to bring with you during this adventour trekking tour at Rinjani Mountain.

  • Small towel
  • 2/3 paces of T-Shirts
  • Long trek pants/wind proof
  • Windproof Jacket
  • 2 pcs of shorts
  • Camera, Handy cam
  • 1pair of champ shoes/trek shoes are good
  • Torch or Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Sun block/lotion, hat/cap, sun glasses
  • Spray for muscle/balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Extra trail snack

Optional(s)

  • Trek stick/lekki
  • Sandals
  • Swimm Suite
  • Binocular
  • Fishing Gear
  • Garbage Plastic can

Travel Tips and useful Information during this trekking tour

These applied to minimize the impact of tourism to environment and a way to give back and preserve what we get from local people and environment:

Policies:

  1.  Guide and Porter will carry appropriate load weight for each porter and provide them proper clothes and jacket to adjust the cold temperature and suitable shelter while working.
  2. The porters are obligate to bring all rubbish out, and we expect the same from our clients. During the trekking, We try to minimize using wood to cook and serve local food and drink combination in the serving menu.
  3. It is important to dig hole for toilet tent minimum 150 m from water resources, this way to enable us to keep the gently environment.

You will learn the local culture and it is recommended for you to learn:

  1. Learn some basic words and phrases because this is the most effective and fastest way to get closer to local people. Check out our language section to learn simple and basic Indonesian.
  2. Always ask permission before you take picture or video
  3. We suggest you to tell local people that you think their village, children, dress, culture, or surrounding environments are beautiful or spectacular. This will inspire them to be proud of their culture and to protect the quality of their surrounding environment, hopefully providing an incentive to resist resource exploitation and westernization or lifestyle, and is preserving diversity
  4. Never give souvenirs or gifts (no matter how small its is) directly to children as this creating expectation and dependence that turns into disappointment when future travelers do not do the same. Alternatively, give them to their parents or teachers, local authorities or who you think can best distribute these items, or ask us that we can give to orphanage.
  5. Try to buy locally produced merchandise
  6. Don’t come into price negotiation if you’re not seriously intended to buy. Pay a fair price for the goods and services you buy, don’t go too far on bargaining. Our guides will help to inform you about reasonable price. We don’t get commission from shops we bring you or recommend to you to make sure you’re into fair trade.
  7. Support local community or environmental projects-rather than giving money to beggars.

The Wildlife

  1. Never touch, pat or stretch your hand towards any wild or domestic animals.
  2. Some diseases and parasites are directly transferable from animals to human, and vice versa, especially to primates. If you are visiting a primate colony, wild or captive, you should be in top health with no chest ailments etc.
  3. Never feed them. This can cause many serious problems for the animals and then create dependent on humans, displace other native species, and suffer starvation when the tourist season ends.
  4. Goes to the extent of straining dishwashing water to remove food particles to avoid animals take them.
  5. It is no problem to take a photo of the animals, however please do not approach the animals in a way that causes them to alter their behavior. Your guide will recommend to you the best escape distance for the specified animal and conditions as they are encountered.
  6. Be sure never surrounding an animal or get between mother and off spring as these situations invariably result in defensive, stressful and unpredictable behavior from the animal.
  7. Try to be as quiet as possible when around quiet animal. This increases the value of the experience to your group and limit the disturbance to the animals.

Environment friendly:

  1. Do not buy products made from endangered species, hard woods, shells from beach traders, or ancient artifacts (which have probably been stolen).
  2. If you want to give a present or a gift, we courage you to give seeds of plants, flowers, vegetables to combine on our programs. This way could give value added to people and children to know plants from other countries. As for visitor, it could be long time and live memories.
  3. Carry out litter, take bio-degradable soap, burn toilet paper, don’t throw away plastic bags.
  4. Never collect hollow or partially buried/decomposed logs, these from perfect habitat for countless organisms and are creating soil.
  5. it’s not advisable to throw rubbish onto a cooking fire .plastics give off toxic fumes and aluminum foil burn full .both of these should

The 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.
Guide will be selected from those who has passed the guiding, handling test and hold a valid guide liscence.
Porter will be coming from nearest village in the starting area. this to help local people to get income and share your contribution to them.
They are well trained in their profession through Rinjani National park. Especially Cooks are well, clean food and Take care Cleint for handling during the treks.

The Philosophy
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 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.

Important!
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.