Climb Mount Batur

A climb to the summit of Mount Batur – 1,700 metres above sea level mountain and still an active volcano – to watch the sunrise is a great experience for more energetic travellers. This is an easy climb of about 2 hours, and local guides abound. You do not need to be in peak physical shape to complete this trek. Which parts of the mountain are safely accessible change according to local volcanic activity. All guides will be members of the Association of Mount Batur Trekking Guides which has an office in Toyo Bungkah village. The association runs a cartel on climbing the mountain, and even if you have successfully scaled Everest, you will be obligated to hire a guide for this fairly low key, simple trek. Use your common sense with the weather, but bear in mind that the paths become very slippery when it is raining, and climbs should be avoided altogether in the depths of the wet season (Januay and Februay especially).

There are two commonly used ascent routes. Both are about the same length, but by far the best is from Toya Bungkah itself, as more than half of the climb is through pleasant shady forest. The alternative route from Pura Jati is across ancient lava fields, there is no shade whatsoever, and underfoot conditions can be harsh. Pre-dawn climbs timed to reach the peak at sunrise are popular, and also give you the best chance of avoiding the cloud which often envelopes the mountain from mid-morning onwards.From the peak of the mountain the views in all directions are quite splendid. The sun rises over much higher Mount Agung to the east, while the northerly aspect back towards the crater rim road takes in a large volcanic ash slope with several steaming, active cones. A popular little gimmick from the guides during the climb is to cook an egg on lava-heated rock. Fun, but also a stark reminder of just how active this volcano is.

Far removed from the bustle of Denpasar and the beach parties of Kuta, the volcano Mount Batur sits in northern Bali, large and looming, and tempting travelers to conquer its steep slopes. Mount Batur is home to the popular “sunrise climb” – an early morning trek that brings you to the volcano’s summit just in time to watch the first few rays of sunshine slip over the horizon. It’s an intermediate-level hike, and doesn’t require anything more than some decent stamina and a pair of sturdy hiking boots.

The Mount Batur sunrise climb to the top starts at 4:00 am when, in the darkness of night, guided only by flashlight, you begin the ascent. It starts easy enough along a dirt path, but quickly turns steep, as you pick your way over slippery sand and loose rocks, the chill of early morning draped over you.

Climbing Mount Batur takes about two hours and once at the top, you’re greeted at a small hut, where tour guides offer coffee and pastries for breakfast (to be followed later by eggs cooked in the volcano’s steam vents). You pick a spot along the mountain’s edge, and settle in for your bird’s eye view of a Balinese sunrise.

The sky slowly shifts from black to deep blue, to pink and orange, as the sun rises up over the valley and reveals Lake Batur and the villages below, and the towering Mount Agung next to you. Once the sun is fully raised in the sky, the tour guides begin the second portion of the Mount Batur hike, taking you along ridges where you can get up close and personal with the volcano’s craters.

Mount Batur are 1717 m above sea level mountain. Mount Batur is still active volcanoes eruption issue. Counted seven times eruption that occurred in: 1804, 1849,1926,1953, 1974.1884, 2000.

Largest eruption occurred in 1963 that emit lava that destroyed the village servant. At the bottom of the mountain is a lake volcanic it is called Lake Batur. This lake is the largest lake in Bali that the extent of 22 km2 and 1031 m above sea level.

Mount Batur last erupted in 2000, with eruptions averaging every 10 to 20 years (although there were a few periods where eruptions came almost annually). It is considered Bali’s most active volcano, and one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia. While its eruptions are frequent, they’re generally classified as mildly explosive, and only occasionally emit lava. Mount Batur is what volcanologists refer to as a “double caldera”, meaning it is one crater inside another crater. From atop the mountain, you can see the walls of the larger caldera spanning all around, 14 km across and 7.5 km wide. It looks like Mount Batur rises up from a valley, when really it is a volcano rising up from the crater of another, prehistoric volcano. It is considered to be one of the best examples of a caldera volcano in the world.

Guides will take you across the top of Batur volcano, where you can peer into some of the safer craters. No, you won’t see bubbling lava or billows of dark smoke, but rather, chunks of black rock and puffs of steam that look harmless and make it easy to forget that you’re standing on an explosive piece of land. To witness Mount Batur at sunrise is to experience one of the most endearing displays of the earths eternal awakening.

The best time for a Mount Batur sunrise climb is during Bali’s dry season, from April to September. While the temperature stays warm year-round, it can get quite humid during the wet season. Note that peak tourist season generally runs from July to early September, as well as from late December to mid-January. Prices are usually much higher at these times of year, and accommodations book up fast.

Do not attempt to climb Mount Batur during the wet season, as the trails will be particularly muddy and slippery.

Mount Batur is an active volcano, which means it is prone to frequent earthquakes and tremors. Some areas of the volcano are more explosive than others, and even if the volcano is not erupting, pockets of steam, lava, and sulphurous gases can be released at any time. Tourists should be aware of this and make sure they know the status of the volcano before climbing. Hiking with a registered tour guide will help ensure you stay in the safe zones.

Explore the Active Volcano

Join us for this amazing trek on the active volcano, Mount Batur.  Starting in the dark of the early morning, we’ll ascend to the highest peak and crater for a glorious sunrise and stunning morning views.  During our descent, we will explore the three younger craters and the most recent lava flows while we take in the amazing volcanic landscape.

Rates :

PICK UP AREA
PICK UP TIME
Price per Person
(USD )
Price with
Natural Hot Spring
(USD)
NUSA DUA 01:50 AM 65 80
KUTA 02:00 AM 60 80
SANUR 02:15 AM 60 80
UBUD 02:30 AM 60 80

Rates valid for minimum 2 participant.

* Trekk : Easy – Medium
* Natural Hot Spring located 1 km from basecamp trekking

 

Facilities Include  :

  • Pick up and return to your hotel
  • Experienced Trekking guide
  • Entrance Fee to Kintamani Area
  • All entrance fees
  • Breakfast
  • Drinking water
  • Flashlights
  • Natural Hot Spring   ( optional )

What to bring :  Jacket, Long Pants and Walking shoes and Camera is recommended

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