"Climbing this volcano was an amazing experience. The surrounds were unbelievably beautiful after sunrise. We trekked all the way round… it was awesome and our guide, Ring was a delight. Don’t leave Bali without doing this climb”… Tony Hopkins, Hastings.
There is a reason the sunrise trek to the summit of Mt.Batur (1717 meters) is so popular. Besides experiencing the awesome beauty of an active volcano, trekking in the cool, early morning darkness obscures the difficulty of the challenging hike (torches, hiking sticks and wet weather gear supplied, if needed). The dark also helps to focus walkers to do the one to two hour ascent making it feel less difficult. The bonus is arriving in time to witness a glorious sunrise and experience the stunning morning views of the surrounding crater and lake.
The treks that we run depend on the expected weather conditions on the day, and we only run a few options each day. We are currently running the following options almost at daily basis. If you want a customised tour, feel free to contact us to discuss.
|Difference||Summit, Swim & Spa (lunch included)||Sunrise Point after Dawn||Sunrise & Swim||Lava and Ash Walk|
|Pick up times (approx)||
Uluwatu or Canggu 1:15AM
|Uluwatu or Canggu 4:15AM
Nusa Dua, Kuta - Legian - Seminyak 4:30 AM
Sanur 4:45 AM
Ubud 5:15 AM
|Uluwatu or Canggu 1:15AM
Nusa Dua, Kuta - Legian - Seminyak 1:30 AM
Sanur 1:45 AM
Ubud 2:15 AM
|Nusa Dua, Kuta - Legian - Seminyak 1:30 PM
Sanur 2 PM
Ubud 2:30 PM
|Trek Start & Finish Times (approx)||4 - 9:30 AM||7 - 11:30 AM||4:00 - 8:30||16:00 - 20:00|
|Distance covered||12.5 km||11 km||11 km||14 km|
|Difficulty level||Challenging||Easy, with some challenging sections||Moderately challenging||Easy, with some challenging sections|
|Fitness level required||For experienced mountaineers only||Can comfortably walk 5 km||Some mountain experience necessary.||Suitable for families and children.|
03:00 Light breakfast
06:00 Breakfast while watching sunrise at The Lookout
03:00 Light breakfast
15:00 Afternoon coffee
|Approximate drop-off times||Ubud 1:30PM, Sanur 2:30PM, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua 3PM, Uluwatu or Canggu 3:30PM||Ubud 2:30 PM, Sanur 3:30PM, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua 4PM, Uluwatu or Canggu 4:30PM||Ubud 10:30AM, Sanur 11AM, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua 11:30AM, Uluwatu or Canggu 12:30PM||Ubud 9PM
Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua 10PM
|Highlights||Go direct to the summit for sunrise and reward yourself with a bath and massage at the hot springs afterwards||Enjoy sunrise from the Lookout, walk in daylight and witness the large troop of monkeys that live inside the largest crater, explore fumaroles and caves||Walk in the cover of darkness to the Sunrise Point and explore the crater before a pre-breakfast dip at the hot springs.||Visit the raw, least-visited part of Mount Batur and learn about lava flows and ash cones. Feel the water vapor billowing out of the 1999 crater.|
|Please bring||Propper walking shoes, a wind-breaker, something to swim in, a spare tee-shirt, sunglasses and sunscreen.||Propper walking shoes a must, socks that cover the ankles are recommended for the sandy, gravelly-rock terrain. Pack a wind-breaker, a spare tee-shirt and sunscreen.||Propper walking shoes, a wind-breaker, something to swim in, a spare tee-shirt, sunglasses and sunscreen.||Sun-glasses and sun-screen, propper walking shoes.|
|Booking Calendar Link:||Summit, Swim & Spa||Sunrise Point after Dawn new: Live Crater Morning Walk (Lava & Ash Walk with Sunrise Point after Dawn timing)||new: Live Crater Morning Walk (Lava & Ash Walk with Sunrise Point after Dawn timing) Lava & Ash Evening Walk|
When sharing a group tour, the guide is responsible to assess the fitness of the group and determine the safety/ ability level. In general, when guests are fit enough and do not suffer from vertigo, we assist all our guests to climb all the way to the summit, safety conditions permitting.
Our own experienced English-speaking guide accompanies you as well as the compulsory local guides on the trek to ensure you are always given the choice of making it to the summit (many other trekking companies who only use the compulsory local guide have no control over this).
Of course, by supplying our own guide we can cater to guests who may not be as fit or as quick to climb the volcano as our other guests. If extra stops are needed one of the two guides will accompany you to the summit and not delay our other guests who can climb with the other guide. Not that this is a challenging hike, especially for those who may experience vertigo.
We provide snacks and a hearty breakfast of fruit, eggs, bread, jam and tea/coffee. It is included in the price (so you won’t be paying exorbitant prices for food on top of the mountain - another advantage of having our guide accompany you).We supply snacks to keep your energy levels up and of course, ample drinking water is available.
The trek to sunrise point is a relatively easy climb and is suitable for most persons, as well as children ages six or older. It is one of the most attractive volcanoes in Indonesia and one of the easiest to climb. The sunrise, the majestic views of the lake and surrounding mountains in the morning and the rugged beauty of an active volcano make this trip a must for visitors to this fabled island.