“Mount Rinjani Treks were just fantastic… they were really well organised and professional” Like visiting any other country in the world, there are cultural considerations… what is normal at home is not accepted in the land you are visiting, and being aware of these differences can make all the difference. The last thing any of us want to do is to offend someone, so here are a few tips to keep in mind when visiting Lombok. WHAT YOU SHOULD DO Smile and greet people, especially elders... Respect the fact that you are in someone else’s land, so do show respect for the culture and beliefs Shake hands, gently…  don’t crush their hand (this is not a competition of strength!) Accept hospitality and food. You do not have to eat and drink, but it is polite to accept. Say goodbye and thank you when you leave... Dress modestly. Women should keep upper arms and thighs covered. Bend down and walk around seated people when you need to pass. Use only your right hand to eat and to hand objects or money to someone. Be sure to sit at the same level as other people. Be respectful of the religious beliefs of other people. WHAT NOT TO DO Enter houses, building or village without being invited… the same in any country Wear shoes inside a house (leave them with the other shoes at the door) Point at people with your finger. Don’t ever use your foot to point at objects or people, this is very rude. Point the bottom of your feet directly at people whilst sitting on the floor. Touch anyone’s head. Step over people or food on the floor. Eat with your left hand or use your left hand to give or accept objects or money. Raise your voice, especially in anger. Express racist or offensive beliefs to anyone… like at home, you will offend people Make comments such as “it’s better at home”…  again, like at home, you will offend your hosts Drink water from any taps or streams… stick to the bottled mineral water, even for washing your teeth. Drop litter or leave rubbish on Mount Rinjani.  Everything we take in must be brought out of the Mount Rinjani National Park to preserve it for others
“Coming down from Rinjani was a lot easier than going up!”  GUEST COMMENT The Indonesian people are super friendly and welcoming, but are also a very tolerant people. In some areas where there is less exposure to international visitors, it can be easy to offend through not being aware of local customs and traditions, but if you follow the simple rules above you are sure to have a great time and certainly lots of fun! Simply keep in mind that you are in their country and treat the people as you would like to be treated in your own country.
TIPS AND HINTS TO A GREAT TIME ON LOMBOK
“I would never have made it without the encouragement of our trek guide.  He was just fantastic.”  GUEST COMMENT
“TAKE NOTHING BUT PHOTOGRAPHS…. LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS” Respect Mount Rinjani and the environment… please do not litter
Mount Rinjani trekking - choose your language
JL Tongkol / 15 / BTN Gerya Senggigi, Lombok Indonesia
Phone: +61 88 1200 246    -   24 hours
We offer SHARED  or  PRIVATE TREKS
MOUNT RINJANI TREKS
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“Mount Rinjani Treks were just fantastic… they were really well organised and professional” Like visiting any other country in the world, there are cultural considerations… what is normal at home is not accepted in the land you are visiting, and being aware of these differences can make all the difference. The last thing any of us want to do is to offend someone, so here are a few tips to keep in mind when visiting Lombok. WHAT YOU SHOULD DO Smile and greet people, especially elders... Respect the fact that you are in someone else’s land, so do show respect for the culture and beliefs Shake hands, gently…  don’t crush their hand (this is not a competition of strength!) Accept hospitality and food. You do not have to eat and drink, but it is polite to accept. Say goodbye and thank you when you leave... Dress modestly. Women should keep upper arms and thighs covered. Bend down and walk around seated people when you need to pass. Use only your right hand to eat and to hand objects or money to someone. Be sure to sit at the same level as other people. Be respectful of the religious beliefs of other people. WHAT NOT TO DO Enter houses, building or village without being invited… the same in any country Wear shoes inside a house (leave them with the other shoes at the door) Point at people with your finger. Don’t ever use your foot to point at objects or people, this is very rude. Point the bottom of your feet directly at people whilst sitting on the floor. Touch anyone’s head. Step over people or food on the floor. Eat with your left hand or use your left hand to give or accept objects or money. Raise your voice, especially in anger. Express racist or offensive beliefs to anyone… like at home, you will offend people Make comments such as “it’s better at home”…  again, like at home, you will offend your hosts Drink water from any taps or streams… stick to the bottled mineral water, even for washing your teeth. Drop litter or leave rubbish on Mount Rinjani.  Everything we take in must be brought out of the Mount Rinjani National Park to preserve it for others
TIPS AND HINTS
“Coming down from Rinjani was a lot easier than going up!”  GUEST COMMENT The Indonesian people are super friendly and welcoming, but are also a very tolerant people. In some areas where there is less exposure to international visitors, it can be easy to offend through not being aware of local customs and traditions, but if you follow the simple rules above you are sure to have a great time and certainly lots of fun! Simply keep in mind that you are in their country and treat the people as you would like to be treated in your own country.
We offer SHARED  or  PRIVATE TREKS
“TAKE NOTHING BUT PHOTOGRAPHS…. LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS” Please do not litter