8 Things Mountaineering Preparations For Beginners

If it’s your first time going up a mountain then mountaineering preparation is a must. It is not only for beginners but also for advanced hikers.

The sport of hiking is now increasingly popular and becoming a trend. It feels like if you’ve never climbed a mountain, you’re out of date. Especially now in the era of social media where many young people take pictures on the mountain. One of them is Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok, Indonesia.

If you look at trends in the Southeast Asian region, Indonesia is a destination for mountaineering tourist destinations. Mount Rinjani is the favorite destination for mountain climbing. Because it is not without reason, this mountain on the island of Lombok is an amazing natural destination.

Then, considering that Mount Rinjani is a fairly steep mountain type, you must do mountaineering preparation.

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Beginner Climber Preparation

The enthusiasm of beginner hikers to climb the second-highest volcano in Indonesia is huge. Rinjani Trekking Specialists by Parman Trekker will share preparations for beginner hikers to successfully hike Mount Rinjani.

Parman friends need to know that many of our clients are beginner climbers. We successfully accompanied them to the highest peak of Rinjani at 3726 meters above sea level. Their success cannot be separated from the Mountaineering Preparation they do.

The following is the Mountaineering Preparation that we must do before hiking Mount Rinjani to be successful without a hitch.

Preparing Physical and Mental Health

Mount Rinjani is an open natural forest with fairly steep and challenging land contours requiring a number of health preparations. Which health preparation in question is physical health and mental health.

The Mount Rinjani National Park manager requires hikers to have a health certificate issued by a medical or hospital. If it turns out that the hikers have fitness and health problems then they are not allowed to climb.

To overcome these fitness problems, hikers should do a number of routine Mountaineering Preparations. Do light but routine exercises such as morning running or afternoon jogging, swimming to train breathing, push-ups to strengthen shoulder muscles, and others.

At least do it every day for one month before the hike of Rinjani. That way, you will be physically and mentally better prepared.

Determine Camping Location

one night stay at rinjani mountain (photo: doc)

Mountaineering preparation that is no less important is determining the camping location. You need to know, there are many camping locations in Mount Rinjani National Park. All camping locations in Rinjani are equally beautiful with their own uniqueness.

To reach the camping location, the first thing is to know the distance of the route to get there. The route through the Sembalun ascent door has a trekking length of 31.2 km. While the route through the Timbanuh hiking gate has a trekking length of 10.5 km.

So, mountaineering preparation is also different. It must be better prepared and more mature in preparing for the long hiking trail.

Finding a Hiking Partner and Guide

The most important mountaineering preparation is to find a hiking buddy. Hiking with friends is better than solo hiking or hiking alone. Moreover, accompanied by a guide who is experienced in climbing.

That’s why Rinjani Trekking Specialist by Parman Trekker is here to help climbers reach the top of Rinjani without obstacles. Climbing Mount Rinjani is more fun with everything prepared by this trekking service.

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Preparing Equipment

illustration of rain jacket and bag protector (photo: eiger)

The next mountaineering preparation is to prepare the equipment needed during the hike. The equipment itself is divided into two, namely personal equipment and camping equipment.

Personal equipment is equipment such as a change of clothes, jackets, personal medicines, shoes to coats. Meanwhile camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, and cooking utensils.

So, why do we have to bring cooking utensils because the ascent of Rinjani takes more than one day? if you want to maximize it, try camping on Mount Rinjani for 5 days and 4 nights. because it will get more excitement, there will be many tourist destinations that we can visit such as Segara Anak Lake and hot springs.

Then, there will be a lot of equipment that we have to prepare. Actually not really, if you use Rinjani trekking specialists like Parman Trekker who are experienced. The Parman Trekker team will prepare all the equipment you need.

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Bring Food Supplies and Logistics

No less important thing you should think about is the logistics of food during the climb. This means that this one element is Mountaineering preparation which must be prepared from the beginning. This is about what food ingredients you want to bring along with the equipment.

Actually by using the services of Rinjani Trekking Specialists have covered all the needs of the hikers including food logistics. The Parman Trekker team will prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the hike. Including snacks and refreshing drinks.

That way, the climbers only focus on hiking without having to think about what to cook. Because everything will be prepared by Rinjani Trekking Specialists.

Set the Step Rhythm

The next mountaineering preparation is the ability to set the rhythm of steps and breathing exercises. Because considering that the key to success in climbing mountains is endurance. So, a hiker must have the ability to set the rhythm of the steps.

The guide from Rinjani Trekking Specialists applies a relaxed climb for the climbers who become his clients. This is in order to maintain the endurance of the climbers so that they are not easily exhausted during the climb.

Bring a Trekking Pole

rinjani trekking specialist (photo: doc)

The next mountaineering preparation is not to forget to bring a trekking pole. The function of this one stick is very useful in maintaining the balance of hikers and helps many things.

We never know, how slippery the hike we are going through. By using a trekking pole, it is certainly very helpful to recognize the ground that becomes the hiking trail. Whether the ground is slippery or hollow, trekking poles are highly recommended to be carried by hikers.

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Looking at the Weather Forecast

Looking at the weather forecast is the best way to estimate the best departure schedule for mountain hiking. And preferably if you are planning to hike Mount Rinjani, do it during summer or not during the rainy season.

Then, to see the weather forecast in Indonesia, you can see the recommended reference from BMKG or the seasonal habits of the place.


Those are the eight Mountaineering preparations that you must prepare from the beginning before hiking. Once again there is no such thing as advanced in mountaineering, what exists is preparation. The more preparation, the less you have to worry about your trip later.

In addition, by collaborating with Rinjani Trekking Specialists, the hike feels more fun and safer. Because this one Rinjani guide has been trained and knows the ins and outs of the Rinjani mountain forest. For them, the comfort and safety of hikers is their top priority.

Comfort includes the availability of adequate equipment and satisfactory service facilities. While security includes everything related to the safety of hikers such as first aid in accidents and evacuation. Both of these are in Parman Trekker as Rinjani Trekking Specialist.

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Rinjani Trekking Specialist

North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia Post Code 83354

Mobile Phone: +081353144856



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