Most of our guides and porters come from Senaru Village. We’ve selected guides and porters from this area of Lombok primarily because they frequently make religious pilgrimages to Mount Rinjani, and therefore their knowledge of the area is second-to-none. More and more people are using guides and porters from both the Senaru and Sembalun Villages, and all of our employees recruited to work with Green Rinjani have been thoroughly trained in environmental protection and awareness.
Our trek team is owned and operated by young, energetic people that are passionate about keeping our planet’s environment intact, and we firmly believe that we can share our natural and urban environments without leaving a negative impact on our ecosystem.
At times, it is necessary to trek, cook, camp and take a separate car to cover longer distances on our treks, yet even in doing these things, we always seek to limit our environmental footprint and learn new techniques to attentively preserve and nurture the unique environment and ecosystem we have here on Lombok.
Whenever possible, we take the local modes of transport – this injects much-needed funds into the fragile (but growing) local economy, while at the same time providing our clients with the unique opportunity to learn about and interact with the indigenous populations in Lombok and the rest of Indonesia.