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Avoid the crowds at the public starting point and climb Mount Batur via a more private path starting from Toya Bungkah. Admire the 360-degree view of the surrounding islands and actually make a circle around the crater for a spectacular sunrise!
- Enjoy a more private route to climb Mount Batur (no crowds here!)
- Take in the spectacular sunrise from the summit!
- Taste delicious eggs cooked with the steam from the fissures in the volcano
- Go exploring with the best hiking guides from the Batur area
- Solo Travelers are more than Welcome to book with a Solo Traveler Add-On!
Pick up from your hotel (PLEASE MENTION YOUR HOTEL ADDRESS)
IF BOOKED AFTER 7PM FOR THE SAME DAY, THE TOUR MAY BE RE-SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT DAY
PLEASE KINDLY FILL IN YOUR DETAILED PICKUP ADDRESS OR ANY LOCAL PHONE NUMBERS FOR A SMOOTH PICKUP ARRANGEMENT
Try to sleep early the night before the hike, so you are not too tired when we start at approximately 4am
Solo travellers are welcome!
If you are staying overnight with us, just be sure to bring petty cash with you if you would like to visit the hot springs nearby and for your dinner. All other expenses are included.
What you need to bring
- Strong hiking boots or sports shoes
- Comfortable clothes and bring a sweater and a thin coat as it can get cold at the top.
- Also, don't forget your camera!
- Bahasa Indonesia (Fluent)
- English (Fluent)
Our trekking agency, founded in 2006 is specialized in Batur and Agung Trekking. You will start Batur's hike from a private path, with the best guides on the island. They are all very qualified and English speakers.
By booking with us, we guarantee you that your hike will be the highlight of your holidays !
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You get up really early, and it is a moderately intense/steep hike up, but it is worth it. The light had started to show and I was concerned we would miss the sun rise, but we made it to the top just in time to really see the sun rise.
It gets pretty warm since you're being active, but once you're at the top, the wind (and your sweat) cools you down very quickly, so I recommend bringing layers, and perhaps some mittens to keep you warm.
I added on the hot springs option, and I thought it was worth it. The hot springs resort was gorgeous, relaxing and had a beautiful backdrop of the mountain.
I would highly recommend this trek.
Everything went well, awesome experience!
Helpful and enthusiastic guides.
There were 4 of us for this hike, and our guide, Ketut, was extremely helpful and enthusiastic, especially when the hike got tough for us amateurs. He was extremely patient with us and encouraged us to take our time and was very helpful with picking out the easiest path for us. All round great experience, and 100% worth the effort (and almost tears). The view was spectacular and a spectacular guide just elevated the experience. 10/10.
It was an incredible experience but would not recommend for low fitness. Need at least a moderate level of fitness for this trip and at the very least sneakers. However the tour guides were lovely, spoke good english and helped anyone who was struggling along the way. We followed the hike with the hot springs and it was an absolutely perfect way to relax your muscles after such a hike. Cocktails in the pool at the hot springs just completed the experience! Would absolutely recommend in a heartbeat to those with good fitness!
We had a blast climbing Mt Batur! I'm really glad I wore my hiking boots because having shoes with good grip makes the climbing easier for the rocky parts. The guides were super super nice and super helpful.
The breakfast is good and you see monkeys on the way down and they're cute.
The early wake up, the challenge, the fun!
I had a brilliant time doing this trek. I booked it as a solo traveller and was a little nervous initially about whether I'd be able to do it, etc, but from the outset got to hang out with some really nice people and the tour guides were excellent at making sure everyone had a smaller group to do the climb with. I'm not going to lie, it was challenging, but I found it easier than expected on the way up. I think you do need to have a reasonably good level of fitness and flexibility but only if you want to race to the top like I did. Otherwise, if you need more time, the guides will ensure that they wait for you and help you to reach the top (or to get down, which felt a lot steeper as it was in the daylight!). I just wore trainers but they could have done with more grip, like hiking/walking shoes and ankle support. The view from the top is outstanding and I loved the hot chocolate, eggs, bread and fruit to recharge us for breakfast (but bring some money for the hot chocolate!). They supply water and torches but bring some loo roll if you're a girl and might need a wee... I also only needed a light jacket with me (which I didn't even end up wearing) but check the weather before you go. I'd definitely do this climb again with this tour supplier!
Thoroughly enjoyable, challenging hike with so much to see.
The experience was fantastic, even though it was too cloudy to see the sunrise, there was so much else to see and experience. The hosts were so kind, especially as I messed up the booking with my friends making so many changes, but they accommodated all, even organising an emergency late booking to suit us. Thank you, and I'd do it again!
Great experience and was worth the 1am wake up time. You get picked up from your hotel/resort and they drive you to the base. They serve tea/coffee and take you up in small groups of about 8. This requires good fitness and I struggled up the steep climb. The trek up the mountain takes about 2 hours. They provide torches. Bring your own headlamp if you have one. Hiking shoes and poles are recommended if you have them. They provide one bottle of water but bring 500mL especially on hot days. You need to bring a jumper as it is cold at the peak. I recommend bringing granola bars as you might feel hungry along the way. They provide volcano eggs boiled with the volcano heat along with bread and fruit. Bring cash if you want to buy soft drink, water and hot drinks (coffee, tea and milk). The trek down takes about 1 hour 20 mins but it is still challenging because it is quite steep.
Exhausting hike, but well worth the view.
Overall this activity was well organized and affordable, which was just what we were looking for. Having our own guide for our group of 3 was invaluable as it allowed us to go at our own pace (which turned out to be quite fast, if not a bit sweaty). The hike itself was challenging, but we muscled our way through it and were rewarded with a spectacular view of the sunrise. Our guide was friendly and the breakfast provided at the top was just what we needed before getting ready for our descent and a quick stop off to visit some monkeys. Despite the extremely early wake-up, this was the highlight of the trip for me.
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