The trek was incredibly fun but also quite the challenge. We took private tour package with Jou Trekking, by far the best trekking company for Mt Rinjani hike! We saw so many other trekking companies that didn't take proper care of their hikers, gave them terrible food and left them stranded when they needed help. We felt truly blessed! First of all, our guide Mr. Gede were very friendly, spoke good English and were there to help me when I struggled descending from the summit due to exhaustion and the altitude. Our food was great. While others ate soup noodles for 3 days, we got a variety of fruit, deliciously cooked warm food, snacks, teas and bottled water. We felt taken care of the entire time, I couldn't recommend more. The best thing of all was to have a toilet tent at our camp, which meant that we could easily go to the bathroom and didn't have to find a bush.
One additional reason to choose Jou Trekking is Eco Friendly Trekking company, that they care for the environment and take all of the rubbish back, the guides even collect the rubbish that others have left on the way and at the camps. So if you want to make an amazing experience and have a great time trekking through an incredible landscape, do this tour and choose Jou Trekking