Mount Batur

Mount Batur Trek

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  • Embark on an adventurous trek to Mount Batur, the second highest peak of Bali and one of the active volcanoes of Indonesia.

  • Situated about 1717 metres above sea level, the summit of Mount Batur offers a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

  • The trek to Mount Batur is moderately difficult and hence can be enjoyed by beginners as well.

  • The trekking package provides instant confirmation on online.

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  • Location Mount Batur is located in Kintamani sub district, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia.

  • Timings There is no fixed time for Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking . One can climb the summit during any time of the day.

  • How to Reach

By road: Situated in Kintamani district, Mount Batur is easily accessible from all major cities in Bali like Ubud and Kuta. You can board a bus from Kuta and reach Mount Batur in 2.5 hours or rent a cab which will take 1 hour. Similarly, the drive from Ubud to Mount Batur will take only 33 minutes while a bus trip from Ubud to Kintamani will take 3 hours.

By air: Ngurah Rai Airport is the nearest airport from where you can reach Mount Batur by road. You can either hire a taxi, town car or drive to the activity location in 75 minutes.

  • Best Time to Visit The best time to visit Mount Batur is during the dry season between April and September. The weather during these months is pleasant with the temperature varying between 27oC and 35oC. The skies are clear and hence you can enjoy the best views of the scenery during Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking . Monsoon showers in Bali commence from October after which the Trek to Mount Batur becomes difficult.
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Things to Experience at Mount Batur

Mount Batur is a sacred mountain for the Balinese Hindus that bestows its visitors with a plethora of things to enjoy. Known popularly for its astonishing scenery and captivating sunrise view, Mount Batur is a renowned vantage point for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. There are also many natural hot springs around Batur where you can take a dip for refreshment. Soaking yourself in the warm medicinal waters of the springs is a heavenly experience that you will cherish for a lifetime. Further, you can also camp at the base of Mount Batur to spend your nights stargazing.

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Sunrise at Mount Batur
Mount Batur Sunrise

Watching the sun rise to its glory amidst the clouds is one of the most blissful experiences you will ever treasure during the Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking. The Mount Batur Sunrise Trek starts past midnight almost two to three hours prior to sunrise. Though the trek is not so tough, you can take the assistance of a local guide to reach the summit without any hassle. You will forget the tiresome hike as you witness the breathtaking view of the backdrop from the top of the peak. Be mesmerized to see the coral hued sun peeping between the milky white clouds and illuminating the entire sky.

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Mount Batur Hot Spring
Mount Batur Hot Springs

Bali is famous for natural hot springs that are a visual treat to the eyes and soothing for the body. There are so many hot springs around the active volcano of Batur which are known for their healing powers. After a tiresome trek to the peak and picturing the view from the top, descend back to the base and have a dip in the Mount Batur hot springs for a relaxing experience. Famous for their therapeutic powers, the warm waters of these hot springs are touted to be rich in minerals that cure many ailments. Do not forget getting a massage here as it is the best therapy for climbing uphill.

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Camping at Mount Batur
Mount Batur Camping

Camping tours at Mount Batur are often 2 days and 1 night tours that start during daytime. The tour includes camping at the base of the volcano and all the camping equipment like sleeping bags, tents and hiking poles are provided beforehand. Get up early in the morning and hike to the summit to witness the magnificent view of sunrise while you can lay under a canopy of stars gazing at the sky during the nights. You can also go downhill to the main crater to soothe your body aches in the natural hot springs of Mount Batur.

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Things to Do near Mount Batur

Do you know Mount Batur is highly famous not just for its trekking trip but also for the other interesting things to do around it? There are numerous activities near Mount Batur that let you enjoy and explore the beauty of Bali and its culture. If you are a nature lover, pay a visit to the Tegalalang rice terrace, Nungnung Waterfall and Pinggan Sunrise Spot. For an adventurous day around Mount Batur, you can indulge in camping at N’jung or take a dip in the hot springs. Visit the marvellous Besakih Great temple and Tirta Empul Temple to witness the beauty of Balinese architecture.

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Mount Batur Sunrise
Explore the Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Surrounded by lush green paddy fields and cosily nestled between the verdant valleys of Bali, Tegalalang rice terrace is nothing less than an awe-inspiring location which attracts Bali tourists with its charm. It is recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site for its cultural importance. The cool breezy weather and luxuriant vegetation makes the Tegalalang rice terrace a haven for photography enthusiasts and nature lovers. The best time to visit is when the rice crops are green and alive, that is by March and April or September and October which is the harvesting season.

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Besakih Temple
Visit Besakih Great Temple

Besakih Great Temple, also known as Bali’s ‘Mother Temple’, is the largest and holiest temple of Bali. This temple houses 23 temple complexes and 86 small temples portraying brilliant architecture and ancient culture. There are three special shrines dedicated for the Hindu Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Located on the Mount Agung active volcano, the origin of the temple is unknown but dates back to prehistoric times during the Gelgel dynasty. The picturesque landscape, chill breeze and foggy climate make Besaikh Great Temple an important attraction in Bali where millions of tourists flock to every year.

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Camping in Mount Batur
Camping in N'jung Bali

Adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers can go camping near Mount Batur at N’jung Bali. The camp features a dome shaped tent amidst the raw beauty of the jungle near the natural hot springs of Mount Batur. The place offers accommodation in Kubupenlokan featuring luxury rooms with balconies overlooking Mount Batur, authentic local cuisine, a bar and standard amenities like fireplace, front-desk, infirmary and toiletries. The drive to the campsite is two hours long and takes you through a forest surrounded by paddy fields and rice gardens. You can visit Lake Batur and Toya Devasya from N’jung campground.

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Tirta Empul Temple
Visit Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul Temple is a sacred water temple in the Manukaya village of Bali. Dedicated solely to the Hindu God of Vishnu, Tirta Empul is famous for its hot spring pool that is known to sanctify the souls taking a dip in its waters. Besides being a holy shrine, the temple is also a symbol of Balinese culture and is regarded as a national cultural heritage site. It has a gorgeous vista with the hills in the backdrop and is surrounded by a grove of trees. The best time to visit the temple is during full moon night when the moon glistens in grandeur creating a beautiful reflection in the holy spring.

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Bataun Village in Bali
Visit Batuan Village

Batuan Village near Ubud has been the art gallery of Bali for over thousands of years that showcases art in all forms including dance, painting and craftwork. The artwork of Batuan depicts Bali's vibrant culture and lifestyle. The village sells only Balinese handicrafts and is not influenced by the western civilization. Visit the old workshops of the artists here to learn about Bali and its customs. You can also buy souvenirs like clothes, antiques and food from the big shopping complex nearby to give to your friends and family when you head back home.

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Mount Batur
Explore Museum Geopark Batur

If you are an archaeology lover, do not miss visiting Museum Geopark when at Mount Batur. Situated on the slopes of Mount Batur, this museum is a compliment to the volcano on which it stands. Being a member of the UNESCO global geopark network, Museum Geopark exhibits biographical, geological and cultural diversity. As you take a walk through this museum, you can learn about how certain parts of Bali came into existence. You will also learn about the history and formation of Mount Batur with an interactive audio-visual presentation, rock samples and miniature volcano models. This edifying destination is best enjoyed with kids.

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Trekking at Mount Batur
Explore Pinggan Sunrise Spot

Pinggan Village is an ideal destination to enjoy the beautiful view of sunrise with a hot cup of coffee. Make sure you start your trip to Pinggan by 3 AM so that you can reach the spot by 6 AM to see the sunrise. Witness the whimsical sight of the sun rising slowly thus dissolving the mist on the mountain peaks and painting the sky in hues of orange. Pinggan Sunrise Spot is a great location to click Instagram worthy pictures with a charming backdrop to make your followers go wow. Lounge back and spend a couple of hours amidst the mountains and pine trees staring at the sun’s radiance.

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Waterfall in Bali
Visit Nungnung Waterfall

A trip to Mount Batur is incomplete without a visit to the Nungnung Waterfall. Just an hour away from Ubud, Nungnung Waterfall is still a hidden gem among the tourists of Bali. If you are a travel buff who likes going an extra mile to discover a concealed destination, Nungnung Waterfall is the right spot for you. The journey to the waterfall is adventurous as it takes you through thick forests and slippery trekking trails but the end of the hike is rewarding with a pretty view of the scenery. Take a dip in the cool cascade and have fun splattering its waters while indulging in nature photography.

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Mount Batur Sunrise
Enjoy at Toya Bungkah

Toya Bungkah is a natural hot spring near Mount Batur known for its curative powers. The cool breezy climate around Toya Bungkah further elevates your mood when you take a plunge in the warm waters of the hot spring. A dip in Toya Batur is so refreshing that the therapeutic waters of the spring soothe your aching muscles which are sore after a tiresome trek to Mount Batur. It is an ideal location to help you relax and rejuvenate your soul. Feel your body and aura getting revitalized in the quaint and serene ambience of Toya Bungkah.

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Mount Batur Hot Spring
Mount Batur Trek and Hot Springs Combo

Enjoy exploring Bali with the amazing Mount Batur Trek and Hot Spring Combo package. Start your trek past midnight and gear up to climb the second highest peak of the island. The trek takes about three hours and you will reach the summit by the crack of dawn. Witness the sunrise view and spend some time on the top appreciating the beauty of the environment and landscape. After breakfast, go downhill and reach the natural hot springs around Mount Batur. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the therapeutic warm waters of the hot springs for a relaxing massage to soothe your aching muscles.

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Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking with Ayung River Rafting in Bali

The combo package, Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking with Ayung River Rafting in Bali enthrals the adventure buff in you with thrilling activities throughout the day. Get up as early as 1:30 AM and start hiking to the peak of Mount Batur after a small briefing about the trek. Rejoice seeing the first light of the day as the sun slowly peeps out and basks in the early morning sunlight. After a tasty breakfast at the top of Mount Batur, trek down for the spine-chilling river rafting activity at Ayung River. Enjoy the rush of adrenaline as you raft through the rapid waters of the river at a superfast pace.

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Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking with Jungle Swing Bali

Make use of the Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking with Jungle Swing Bali package and experience a memorable and fun trip to Bali. This combo package takes you on the Mount Batur Sunrise Trek as well as to the iconic Bali Swing for a delightful day. Rise up as early as 1:30 AM and gear up for the trek to Mount Batur to catch the sight of sunrise from the peak. Spend a couple of hours at the summit and lounge back gazing at the beauty of nature. Post breakfast, trek down the hill and head to the famous Bali Swing. Enjoy a few moments in the middle of air and get a glimpse of the surrounding rainforest as you swing to a height of 10 to 78 metres above the ground.

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Mount Batur Trek FAQs

How hard is the hike up to Mount Batur?

Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking is moderately tough considering the height, steepness and rugged terrain of the hill. You will be climbing a mountain that is 1717 metres and at the height of 5600 feet above sea level. The real challenge comes after the first twenty minutes of the trek when loose rocks and gravel might roll down as you climb higher. Since it is an active volcano, you can feel the heat from the mountains while ascending up the mountain. So it is important to take a guide along with you on the hike.

What will be the timing for Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking?

The timing of Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking is approximately 10 hours from 1:30 AM to 11:30 AM including pickup and drop at the hotel. The trek starts two to three hours before dawn around 3:45 AM so that you can reach the peak by 6 AM to witness the sunrise scene.

What to wear to hike at Mount Batur?

  • Trek pants

  • Leggings

  • Capris

  • Tees

  • Windproof jackets

  • Warm clothes like sweaters and scarves

  • Shoes with good grip

What to bring to Mount Batur?

  • Flashlight

  • Water bottles

  • Warm clothing like jackets, earmuffs and mittens

  • Toiletries

  • Cash

  • First-aid kit with pain relief spray for muscle aches and tablets to prevent nausea at higher altitudes

  • Camera

  • Snacks and beverages

  • Entry tickets and vouchers

Is it worth going for Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking when visiting Bali?

Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking is undeniably one of the best moments that you will experience in your lifetime. The trek to the summit is quite tiresome but once you reach the top you will realize the worth of going on the Mount Batur Bali trek. The view from the top is exquisite and you will be able to see the magical sunrise scene. The cold and breezy weather is a cherry on top as it makes the trek even more worthy.

What is the age limit for Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking?

Participants of the trek must be over 10 years of age to take part in Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking. It could be a lot more challenging for smaller kids to undertake this activity considering their safety.

How long does it take to climb Mount Batur?

The trekking trail to Mount Batur is approximately 2296 metres in distance which can be covered in roughly 2 hours and 15 minutes. The trek starts three hours before daybreak around 3 AM so that you reach the summit by 6 AM to experience the beautiful sunrise. You can spend a couple of hours atop gazing at the striking beauty of the vista.

How cold is it at the top of Mt Batur?

The weather at the top of Mount Batur depends on the season you are visiting. However, it is quite chilly during all seasons and the cold winds blowing here can even make you shiver. The temperature at the peak varies between 14oC and 18oC during the winter months of December to March. So it is better to carry extra layers of clothing like sweaters and jackets to keep you warm.

Is food or refreshments included in the Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking package?

Yes, food and refreshments are included in the Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking package. The package provides breakfast that includes eggs, banana, sandwich, coffee or tea and mineral water bottles. You can also take additional snacks and beverages to nibble on the way. There are also warungs (food stalls) at the top where you can buy foodstuff and hot drinks.

Does Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking package include the trekking equipment too?

The Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking package provides you with all the necessary trekking equipment including torchlight, hiking pole and essential multi-tools.

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