• Gunung Rinjani National Park

    The park covers an area of 41,330 ha on the northern part of Lombok and locates the three administrative district of West, East and Central Lombok. Read More
  • Seeking Volunteers

    Would you like to stay for a while and work in beautiful place and on hillside station, where the area is close to Gunung Rinjani National Park? Read More
  • Senaru Village

    The cool, flower-filled mountain village of Senaru on the slopes of Mt. Rinjani stretches up a hillside spur along a winding road above Bayan. It is a scenic 2.5 hours drive from Mataram or Senggigi to Senaru. Read More
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Ecotourism is a key to improve people’s welfare and contribute to ecological protection. In fact, ecotourism has succeeded in increasing the income of foreign exchange in many developing countries.

In many places, Ecotourism has been highlighted as a successful way in turning communities away from destructive environmental practices and moving them towards conservation.


The trek to Mt. Rinjani has been closed since January, 10th to March 31st, 2015 by the National Park and it will be opened on April 1st, 2015.

Welcome to Rinjani Trek Management Board

We build a unique partnership among the major stakeholders to promote responsible tourism in Gunung Rinjani National Park

Rinjani Trek Management Board (RTMB)
is an organization that was formed to continue the program of Rinjani Trek Ecotourism. It was established after three years consultation with the member of the Gunung Rinjani stakeholders. It is a consultation and coordination forum for ecotourism management in Gunung Rinjani based on participatory principle and integration between government, community, and the tourism industry. Under the authority of the Government on Nusa Tenggara Barat, it embodies the unique partnership of the National Park, tourism industry, non-government organizations, and local community that has been forged to sustainable manage and protect the Rinjani mountain environment.

Read more: Welcome to Rinjani Trek Management Board

Rinjani Trekkers Statistic

This is a statistic of last three years and it has been separated out Rinjani Trekkers by counting those paying entry tickets to the park at either the Rinjani Trek Center (RTC) in Senaru and the Rinjani Information Center (RIC) in Sembalun.

Rinjani Trekker Statistic

Source: Rinjani Trek Ecotourism Program

About Rinjani Trek Management Board

  • The Vision & Mission
  • The Objectives
  • Achievement
  • Members


Establishing credible partnership in increasing trekking activity based on ecotourism principle in Mount Rinjani in order to improve local economy and self-esteem

The mission of Rinjani Trek Management Board:

  • To develop an accountable, transparant, effective and efficient Rinjani Trek Management Board that publicly legitimate as National Park partner.
  • To establish Rinjani Trekking as an ecotourism icon in Nusa Tenggara Barat and a world class climbing destination, which is community based and environmentally sound.
  • To develop Rinjani image through culture value implementation and local wisdom.

The objectives of Rinjani Trek Management Board:

  • Improving Park management through training, management technique, and improved infrastructure;
  • Fostering community development on Park boundaries, bringing about benefits to rural women and men, in recognition of the link between national conservation and local development goals; and
  • Developing responsible and sustainable Park tourism by encouraging ecotourism based on trekking and Sasak culture.


Rinjani Trek Management Board has achieved the following:

  • Establishing the Rinjani Trek Center, in Senaru and Rinjani Information Center in Sembalun as a basis for trek organisation on each side of the mountain, each operating as a community-based cooperative in 2002 during the Project assistance;
  • Trained 72 trek guides and 400 porters from village communities;
    Issuing 72 guide licenses and 340 National Park Warrants to engage locals with the wider Indonesia tourism industry and improve security;
  • Trained 45 porters in Search & Rescue;
  • Establishing a cooperative as a licensed Indonesia Tour Operator with 18 local trek organizers, thus regulating community-based trek operators;
  • Introducing a range of eight guided village tour products and one around Rinjani drive to involve more local people in tourism benefits;
  • Providing credit scheme to about 300 people includes small traders in the village, mostly women;
  • Increase the infrastructure along the trails through both gates access to the National Park: Senaru and Sembalun such as installed signs, rubbish bin, some shelters, maintained trails, installed handle (pegangan) from crater rim1 to the lake and built some bridges in Senaru trails to the Lake;
  • Carrying out routine clean up by the porters and the rangers from both entry gates: Senaru and Sembalun;
  • Trained 40 people mostly losmen owner or staff of losmen or restaurants with the aim to increase their skill and knowledge to provide standard service to the clients in collaboration with Destination Management Organization (DMO) program from Tourism Ministry;
  • Trained 35 people in Search & Rescue where the participants from 5 villages around Rinjani in collaboration with DMO program from Tourism Ministery;
    Trained 40 participants from 5 villages around Rinjani mostly losmen workers with the aim to be able to provide excellent service in collaboration with DMO program from Tourism Ministry.

The following are the members of Rinjani Trek Management Board:

  • National Park Management
  • RTC Co-operative
  • RIC Co-operative
  • HPI (Guide Association)
  • Senaru Accommodation Association
  • Tour Organization Association
  • West and East Lombok Tourism Office
  • PHRI (Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association)
  • Association of Indonesian Tour & Travel Agencies
  • Lombok-Sumbawa Tourism Promotion Board
  • Perekat Ombara
  • Dept. Mines & Energy
  • BAPPEDA KLU, Lotim, Loteng
  • Senaru Village
  • Sembalun Lawang Village
  • Women's Groups Weaving Groups
  • Interesting Ectourism Experience

Obtain Interesting Eco-Tourism Experiences with Us

We will bring you to the true eco-tourism experiences. Safe in knowledge that:

  • Some of the profit will go to the community to finance the community project such as built latrine for the community to increase their awareness and improve their healthy live. 
  • The community is actively involve in enhancing the experience for the visitors e.g. welcoming with traditional music if they are in group, visiting traditional weaving and offer you to learn how to weave if you are interested. 
  • We offer you a course of weaving for minimum three hours. 
  • All guides, porters are local people. 
  • Observe and learn the Sasak culture, the tribe of Lombok people and practice of cultural tips.
  • Observe and learn how the Bugis people live, they originally came from Sulawesi. These people live close to the ocean because they are fishermen. We invite you to experience to stay in the house of Bugis architecture.