When planning to visit this majestic natural marvel, you must not forget to hire a Mount Batur Sunrise Trek Guide. Your sunrise trek to the top of Mount Batur offers you a chance to admire and witness the volcanic beauty of this region. The trek in itself is quite exhilarating and adventurous, and traverses through varied terrains, from spectacular hills, to lush green forests. In addition to watching quaint hilly villages and more, it also lets you see the clouds right underneath your feet.
A trained guide, with years of experience, will offer you the required information and everything you need to know about Mount Batur Trek. The trek in itself is quite moderate in difficulty, and you can capture stunning views of the sunrise as you reach the summit. The trek also includes a delicious healthy breakfast at the top of Mount Batur, in addition to giving you a chance to go around the caldera or crater of the mountain.
Also known as Gunung Batur, Mount Batur is a sacred stratovolcano situated towards the northwest of Mount Agun, in the Kintamani district of Bali. Mount Batur is also one of the most popular trekking sites in the region, in addition to being amongst the very few active volcanoes in Bali. With an elevation of 1717 metres or 5633 feet above the sea level, Mount Batur is considered to be over 50,000 years old.
The Caldera of this mountain, which is the collapsed section at its peak, is recognized as part of UNESCO’s Global Geoparks Network Program and is preserved and protected by them. Upon trekking all the way to the top of Mount Batur, you can witness some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets. In addition to the spectacular view from this active volcano, get a chance to admire the small crater here. During the monsoon months, the top of Mount Batur appears to be floating in a sea of clouds, making for a very magical sight. With so much magnificence, read on below to find out everything you need to know about Mount Batur Trek.
Get a chance to trek to the top of the second largest active volcano in Bali, which is considered to be the highest volcano hike accessible to the public in the entire region. Witness exotic flora and the lush natural landscapes formed due to seismic activities over many decades during your hike. You can also get to choose between the easier and more difficult trail to the top and soak in the panoramic aerial views of Bali and its natural wonders. Get to the top of Mount Batur and soak in the spectacular sunrise, along with the incredible 360-degree views from the top. You can also get a chance to see the crater during the hike, in addition to views looking out to Mount Agang.
One of the most important facts in the Mount Batur Sunrise Trek Guide is that there are two different routes to the top. One that is a longer but less steep route, and the other, which is a shorter but much steeper route. While the longer route is 11 kilometres out and back and takes 1.5 to 2 hours in total, the shorter route is just 7 kilometres out and back and takes only 45 minutes to an hour. The longer route of the trek begins at a low altitude and takes you through the dense forests on the mountain, while the shorter route begins from a height of almost 1250 metres at Pura Pasar Agung. The longer route of the trek has an incline of around 700 metres, while the shorter route has 500 metres of incline, both of which makes this trek moderate, with certain areas that are rather difficult
Car: You can drive a car to Mount Batur is a 2 hour drive from Kuta
Bus : Take a bus from Ubud to Kintamani which is the fastest way to reach here. You can also take a minibus which is the cheapest way to reach the location.
The best way to get to the starting point of the Mount Batur Trek is by booking a tour online from us which includes a pick up and drop off from your hotel.
When going on a trek to Mount Batur, one of the best things you can do after that is to visit the Besakih Great Temple. Also known as Bali’s Mother Temple, the Besakih Great Temple is amongst the oldest and most important temples in the region. It is dedicated to the three creators of the universe, lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. It dates back to more than 1000 years, and is home to 86 smaller temples.
Another one of the top things to do near Mount Batur is to explore Pura Ulun Danu Batur. Dedicated to the prime source of water, this temple is amongst the most significant temples in all of Bali. A prime example of the traditional Balinese style of architecture, this temple dates back to the 17th century, and has a total of 9 different temples in its premises. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Dewi Danu, the goddess of Lake Batur.
Commonly known as Lake Batur, Danau Batur is located on the south-eastern side of Mount Batur. This is a crescent shaped volcanic lake, which is also the widest in all of Bali, and has tranquil blue waters, with the Batur and Abang ranges surrounding it. The lake lies in the caldera of the Batur volcano, and is said to have been formed due to an eruption in the year 1971. Situated at an elevation of more than 1000 metres above the sea level, directly on top of the volcano’s collapsed topside, Lake Batur is great for boating, canoeing, swimming and even for picnics.
After a trek to Mount Batur, don’t forget to pay a visit to the Tirta Empul Temple, located in the village of Manukaya which dates back to the 10th century. Surrounded by hills and verdant forests, this temple complex is considered to be an important symbol of the Balinese culture and also regarded as a natural cultural heritage site. You can also find a hot spring pool here, which is used for many rituals and purification baths in the region.
Considered to be one of the most famous and beautiful rice terraces in the world, and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tegallalang rice terraces are amongst the best places to visit near Mount Batur. Managed by the local rice farmers, these rice paddy fields are a sight for sore eyes, and serve as a popular spot for photography. In addition to taking a stroll amidst the lush green fields, you can also have a picnic here.
One of the best things to do after a sunrise trek to Mount Batur is to visit Toya Bungkah, a natural hot spring located in the Batur Village. As opposed to the typically chilly and cool temperatures of the region, the waters of Toya Bungkah generally range between 37 degrees Celsius and 50 degrees Celsius. Therefore, taking a dip here is sure to relax and calm your mind and body unlike anything else, especially after a long trek to the top of the mountain.
The difficulty levels of Mount Batur trek completely depends on the fitness level and experience of the trekkers. The Mount Batur trek is a moderate trek and doable for everyone, even those who have little to no experience in trekking. Additionally, since it is an active volcano, you may feel a little hot and humid as you go your ascent, with the trek becoming more difficult.
The total duration of the hike to Mount Batur depends on the route you take. Generally, it takes around 2 to 3 hours to complete the entire trek, up and down.
Yes, you definitely need a guide to climb Mount Batur. Since the sunrise trek is mostly done in the middle of the night, in a mountainous terrain, with loose rocks and gravel, it is best to avail the services of a guide to climb up to the top.
Mount Batur is famous for being the most active volcano in Bali, with its last eruption being recorded in the year 2000. The summit of the mountain is at an elevation of 1717 metres from the sea level, from where you can enjoy some of the most breath-taking views of Lake Batur, and the surrounding natural landscapes. It is also one of the best places in Bali to catch the sunrise.
The cost of climbing Mount Batur ranges between IDR 377,775 to IDR 755,549.
There are two main routes of the Mount Batur trek. While the longer route is a total 11 kilometres up and down, the shorter route is 7 kilometres long up and down.
Between 1821 and 2000, Mount Batur has had a recorded eruption for around 26 times.
The top of Mount Batur remains quite chilly all year round, with cold winds and low recorded temperatures, regardless of the season you do the trek. Typically, between the months of December to early April, the top of Mount Batur has a temperature between 14 to 18 degrees Celsius.
Yes, Mount Batur is an active volcano.
Mount Batur last erupted in the year 2000, the evidence of which can be seen in the wide lava fields that were created by the eruption and surround the mountain.