Mount Batur Trekking has long been one of the highlights of the active travelers’s trip to Bali, and Gede starting taking people up Mount Batur when he was just a child. The Mount Batur Sunrise Trek is one of our most popular tours for good reason. Not only do you get to explore an active volcano and get up close and personal with one of Bali’s most sacred mountains, but you also get to experience spectacular views of the sun bursting onto the horizon in a riot of oranges and yellows and slowly spreading over the caldera and lake below. Your adventure starts with a briefing at Geopark Village, which is located at the foot of the mountain at 1,000 metres above sea level. After a quick pick-me-up of coffee and tea at the starting point, we’ll make our way up Mount Batur in the cool pre-dawn air under a blanket of stars. The trek takes about one to two hours to reach the peak at 1,717 metres above sea level. Once you arrive at the highest point, it really feels as though you are on top of the world, as you can see the majestic peak of neighbouring Mount Abang hovering above the clouds, the distant cone of Mount Agung on the horizon, and the caldera lake spread out below. At the top of the mountain we’ll soak up the beauty of the sunrise and refuel with a light breakfast of fruit and eggs boiled in volcanic steam. There will be plenty of time to relax and take photos of the sunrise and incredible scenery.
Rough Itinerary and estimated time schedule
Pick up time: We pick you up at your hotel and transport you directly to the starting point at Geopark Village, at the base of Mount Batur.
03:15 – 03:30: Our English-speaking guides will give you a quick briefing with information about your trek and the safety procedures.
03:30 – 03:45: We set off on the trail that leads up Mount Batur.
04:00 – 06:00: We continue our climb to the crater summit.
06:15 – 06:45: Arrival at the crater summit where we soak up the spectacular sunrise and views and enjoy eggs boiled in volcanic steam. There are several small traditional shops, or warung, at the summit where you can buy hot tea, coffee, or soft drinks.
07:00: We continue our trek with the possibility to trek around the entire crater.
08:00: We begin our descent to Geopark Village, the finishing point of our trek.
09:00 – 09:30: We arrive at Geopark Village and board transport back to your hotel.
- Driver and air-conditioned car or mini-bus (if pickup selected)
- Entrance fee to the Kintamani area (if pickup selected)
- Coffee or Tea Before Trekking
- Government fee for Batur trail access.
- One English speaking guide per group of 4 people
- Drinking water
- Snacks during trek (exact contents may vary, usually includes fruit and eggs to boil in volcanic steam)