Trekking up Mount Batur in Bali

Trekking Up Mount Batur in Bali

The Mount Batur Sunrise Trek is one the popular tours to do in Bali. This is where you can explore and get up close to an active volcano and this is one of Bali’s most sacred mountains and of course the spectacular views.

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Mount Batur is 1717 m above sea level and can be climbed by a physically fit hikers in around 2 hours, and is one of the sacred mountain according to Hindu believe.

Time To Go Trekking

It started off with use been with us been collected at our hotel at 1:30am. Then just under a 2 hour drive to the base of Mount Batur. Arriving at around 3:20am.

We stocked up on water and then started the trek up Mount Batur following our guide.

At the beginning it was simple trek with only a winding road on an incline for around 25 minutes.

It’s also such a interesting experience to do a trek in the complete dark, with no light to see the path except the one coming from my flashlight.

As we’re walking along, the landscape starts to change with the roads are being replaced by a jungle path. Then replaced by rocky territory which is a mix of walking and climbing up the rocky terrain.

This part of the trek took us about 50 minutes, depending on how many breaks you take.

It had been an hour and a half and we have made it to the “point”. A man made little cabin just ten minutes from the peak. It’s where most hikers take a break before starting the toughest part of the ascent.

We arrived, then our guide shakes my hand and says congratulations, we sat down in a cabin and get a cup of drinking chocolate. Now, we wait for the sunrise.

Mount Batur Sunrise
Mount Batur Sunrise

Time To Go Back

After over an hour at the top our guide informs us that it’s time to walk around the top of the volcano and then work our way down back down.

Our guide showed us stream coming from the mountains and where the monkeys lived.

As we were making our way down we ran into a group of monkeys who were hanging out on the path.

We continued the descent the views just got more and more stunning. And when we arrived back at the starting point. Then, we had breakfast and arrived back to our hotel at 12pm.

Wrapping Up

This was an amazing experience, trekking up on active volcano at night.

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