Mount Batur sunrise trekking
Climbing Mount Batur, Bali's most famous active volcano, in the early hours of a new day is one of the most adventorous, challenging and rewarding experiences on the Island of the Gods.
Mount Batur (Gunung Batur), located north west of Mount Agung, offers with its "double caldera" (one crater inside another) undoubtedly one of Bali's most stunning vistas. The first historically documented eruption of Batur was in 1804, and it has been frequently active since then with the last major eruption in 1963. The south east side of the larger 10×13 km caldera contains a caldera lake, Danau Batur, the largest crater lake on Bali and an important source of fish. The inner crater is a classic volcano-shaped peak that reaches 1,717 meter. The caldera is populated and includes the two main villages of Kedisan and Toya Bungkah.
The relatively straightforward but physically challenging trek to the summit of the central crater and back takes approximately 4 hours. It is a walk across the black sand and lava deposited by eruption hundreds years ago. As the sun starts to rise, the shadows of Mount Abang, Mount Agung and Mount Rinjani on Lombok island become visible. When reaching the peak around 6h00, the mountains surrounding Gunung Batur in combination with Lake Batur offer an awesome view. At the summit, enjoy a unique breakfast of baked bananas and hardboiled eggs cooked in the natural heat belching from the belly of the volcano.
After the trek, consider visiting Kintamani and its large and colorful market held every 3 days.
- Experienced trekking guide (English speaking)
- All entrance fees
- Torch & safety equipment
- Transportation to Mount Batur (Villa Bossi driver, IDR 650,000)
- Mount Batur trekking is not for the unfit or small children (recommended minimum age: 10)
- Solid footwear is required (no flip-flops or sandals)
- It is recommended to book a Mount Batur sunrise trekking at least 48 hours in advance
- Payment by cash or credit card
- Don't forget sweater and hat