Hi my name is Mr. Awaludin, but I am better known as just “Dawel”. I was born in the northern Lombok village of Senaru, and grew up at foot of Mount Rinjani volcano. In my early years I developed a deep and personal connection to Mount Rinjani, and the whole region around it.
It is no surprise that i started climbing up Mount Rinjani at a young age, and in 1999 I started my career as a porter, assisting climbers to the summit, but it didn’t take long to realize that I wanted more – I wanted to share my passion and personal connection to Rinjani with our visitors. So I improved my English and passed ‘Badan Taman Nasional Gunung Rinjani’ with the Mount Rinjani Trek Management Board – two critical tests to become a qualified guide.
Now, after a myriad of ascents, with shared experiences with visitors from all over the world, and more than 10 years as a guide, I wanted to improve the way Mount Rinjani was presented to visitors. As a guide I could only reach the group I was trekking with, but if I ran my own business, I could consolidate other guides with the same intention as I have and I would be able to reach more than one group.
Our treks create unforgettable journeys, which give you an understanding of this region, and the natural areas around Mount Rinjani while you’re on your way to the summit. Our business has a firm commitment to keep Mount Rinjani clean – and that means that everything we carry up, we will take back home. We leave nothing but footprints, and take nothing but photographs.
We are pleased to be able to provide you a complete trekking service, where you don’t have to worry about anything, and we will do our best to make your stay as comfortable as we can, so that you have a happy and enjoyable time on Mount Rinjani
I looking forward to organising a trip for you, true to the maxim “the journey is the reward”.