It is with sadness that we are updating you in regards to the 6.4 magnitude earthquake which struck the island of Lombok, resulting in 14 deaths and 162 injuries.
The quake struck the east coast of the island away from any major tourist areas and fortunately no guests were injured as a result.
Our team on the ground has been working closely with guest in country who are currently on Lombok or due to travel there, answering any questions and reassuring them of their safety on the island.
The earthquake has resulted in a landslide on Mount Rinjani and currently all tours to Rinjani have been stopped until further notice.
There have been a number of mini aftershocks since the quake struck, however geologists do not anticipate another quake and we therefore deem that it is safe to travel to Lombok and all bookings made will operate as per usual.
For those travelling by boat to Lombok and the Gili Islands the boats are still not operating and this has been extended again until the 1st August, however this is likely to be extended again. We will continue to monitor the situation and work with clients in country on a case by case basis.
Please speak with your Asian Trails representative for any further information or to discuss any clients which may be affected by both of these incidents.
Our thoughts are with the families of those who lost people in Saturdays earthquake and we wish a speedy recovery for all that were affected.