Bali - Indonesia
- Location: Bali - Indonesia
- Categories: Summer / Tropical wet / Tropical wet and dry / Humid Subtropical / Arid / Highland / Mountain / Rural / Volcanic / Lake / Stream
- Duration: 4 Hours
- Distance: 4 miles
Walking the trail:
- Summary: One of the highlights of visiting the Indonesian island of Bali is the sunrise walk up to the top of the Volcano, Mount Batur, standing at 1717m high.
One of the highlights of visiting the Indonesian island of Bali is the sunrise walk up to the top of the Volcano, Mount Batur, standing at 1717m high.
This is an active volcano which last erupted in 2000 so not for the feint hearted! However for such brave adventurers you will be well rewarded with a spectacular Sunrise with the large volcano Mount Agung in the horizon, making the photo snapshot even more impressive!
To take on this trail you need to hire a guide or pay for a trip, you cant go anywhere in Bali without seeing options for this! Please don’t consider doing it solo as its important to put money into the country, its not that expensive! I would 100% recommend getting in touch with Wayan at Bali Culture Tours, He is an amazing tour guide and driver and will make your experience better for sure!
If you are staying in the ubud area the taxi pickup is normally around 2.30am so be prepared for any early one. It was raining when we (myself and hiking buddy Chelsea) got picked up which was a worry but once at the volcano it was totally clear which apparently is normal for the trek.
Now this trail is no walk in the park, it’s quite steep and the ground is very loose( remember its a volcano!) so care needs to be taken especially when descending. (I myself twisted my ankle coming down and fell in a ditch on my ass!) I would definitely recommend wearing ankle support walking boots or any walking boots/trail trainers. It’s certainly not suitable for flip flops etc. Also remember to take a warm base layer for the summit as it can get quite chilly at the top especially after a hot sweaty walk up!
During the trail your guide will take you to various points of interest around the volcano so you can see the steam vents and witness the volcanos thermal activity, its all really interesting. You can also see the massive lava field that was left by the 1968 eruption.
The day we took the tour it coincided with a local ritual where the local Balinese people ascend the volcano and make animal sacrifices which I believe (I may be mistaken) is to make balance between human, nature and god and to also protect the area from evil. It was quite an interesting procession up the volcano albeit a bit sad seeing cattle being pulled up!
Once finished and back down to the taxi, I would fully recommend rejuvenating your legs at the local natural hot spring that Wayan can take you too! Well worth the visit!
Overall an unforgettable experience! Get to Bali and do it!
Bali Culture tours details
Web site: https://bali-culturetours.com/
Whats App: +62 81 236 755 779 – Wayan Sudarta
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