Hajar Trekking hires only professional Rinjani mountain guide and porters from the nearest villages in the area of Rinjani National Park who have passed the guiding and handling test. We are keen to develop the Eco Tourism Concept, giving as much as benefits to the local community to improve their standard of living.
A professional Rinjani guide who has passed physical and mental examination will have a good ability to ensure the trip as safe as possible. The guides also have been noted their track-record.
A guide will lead the trekking tour and be responsible of the safety of clients. If you have personal expectations, please keep consulting with your guide then any misunderstanding can easily be minimized.
Same with mount Rinjani Guides, porters are also the people who are living on the foot of Rinjani area. They have been doing climb to mount Rinjani for many many times and for various of purposes.
Since Rinjani becomes popular, lot of tourist come to climb and it is surely has a valuable contribution to the people economy. Many locals get the positive effects.
Now they have routine job which allow them to earn money to improve their quality of life. School age-children are now rarely found break their school. Even more and more local students go studying in many universities in the capital of the province.
Our guides are the representative of our organization, they will lead your trekking trip: giving best assist, showing you the ways and telling what you wish to know. Please follow your guide advice. Do not leave him especially on the hard climb to the summit. Always do a good communication. Then be a solid team.
While our porters will carry all of trekking equipment and logistics, with your guide, they set your tent up, prepare for your meals and help you in some ways. Some of them might not able to talk in your language but their expression shows that they are truly respect and appreciate your visit.
Is it Compulsory to Hire Rinjani Guide and Porters?
The authority of Rinjani National Park has issued a notice which is clearly signed in the front of Rinjani Trek Centre (RTC) office in Senaru. the notice stated “Foreigners are not Allowed to Climb Mount Rinjani without a Guide or Local Porter”.
From the notice we got to know that climbing without guide is forbidden, even we can see some tourists climb solo.
“An organized trek is by far the easiest, safest and most popular option but it is also quite possible to make all of your own arrangements and just hire equipment from one of the trekking centers on the mountain. Rinjani Park regulations stipulate the use of a certified guide so the people at the centers at the start of the hike are not happy to let you climb Rinjani without. With a lot of patience and explanations you can sign a paper which says that you are responsible for yourself and not the organization. You will still pay the entrance fee, but it is by far the cheapest option to walk by yourself.” – Wikitravel
For tourists it’s easier and far more practical to join a trek organized by a commercial company. You get a complete package including the entrance fee, guide, porters, food, water, tent and sleeping gear as well as transport to the mountain and back. You can book these packages at any tourist office in any city on the island of Lombok, and they will pick you up from your hotel, do the tour with you, then drive you to the Gilis, Sengiggi, Mataram, the Airport or Kuta afterwards. Bojidar (1001 Unforgetable Trips)