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rinjanidawn Feb 27th, 2020 11:35 PM

What should I pack for the Mount Rinjani trek ?
Most of the leading guiding companies that organize Mt Rinjani expeditions provide camping and cooking equipment. Can anyone suggest what particular things are important that I should pack for the trek?

Moderator3 Feb 28th, 2020 04:56 AM

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crellston Feb 28th, 2020 11:04 AM

I haven’t climbed Rinjani but have climbed several other mountains of similar altitude and a lot higher. The ting to remember with mountains in the tropics is that you will pass through a range of temperatures. Essential to dress in layers as it will be 30 c and humid at the base but very cold at the top, usually reached at dawn or in the middle of the night. I was glad of thermals, warm hat, gloves, fleeces that could be added or removed as temps increase or decrease. Good shoes are essential. Pain relief for the inevitable altitude headache, a torch or headlamp for walking in the dark and, if you are sleeping on the mountain , your own sheet sleeping bag. Sleeping bags on these treks can be pretty gross!

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