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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!
- English (Fluent)
- Bahasa Indonesia (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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Average hike but the view at sunrise is just breathtaking.
Absolutely worth it!
This whole trekking experience was tiring but definitely worth it. The view was breathtaking and it's an experience that you will remember. Our guide Ketut was very helpful and friendly. He gives you plenty of encouragement and would go according to your pace. This hike is not easy, but it's possible to go through it so long as you keep a positive mind. There are many other hikers that at times would overtake you, but do not be discouraged by it or start to rush. At all times, go at your own pace that you are comfortable with! Thankfully for us, Ketut was very patient and always checked to make sure we are ok or if we needed a break. All in all, my friends and I would definitely recommend. :)
Highly Recommended! Challenging but worth the climb!
I loved everything about this tour - staffs were friendly and I loved the fact that we were divided into smaller groups. The climb itself was quite challenging but it was totally worth it. Everybody hikes in different pace so it was nice that there were enough staffs and hikers throughout the path that if you want to slow down / speed up, you were able to do so.
All equipments were provided and worked perfectly. I really don't have anything negative to say about this tour! Highly Recommended!
Amazing views and even better experience
We dreaded the 2AM wake-up and climb, but it was honestly worth every single bit of the effort. We had a great tour guide, who's been up Mount Batur over 1000 times. Apart from being a tour guide, he was a mountain hiking enthusiast. We were able to learn a lot about Mount Batur from him. Unfortunately, we did not catch the sun due to overwhelming amount of clouds. Nonetheless, the view was still spectacular. Highly recommend to go to the summit, you literally feel like you are on top of the world.
A truly amazing experience all around.
This was a great trip. My pickup was as described, on time, polite and an air conditioned van. Only had 2 other people in the car besides the driver. We arrived in a timely manner at the starting facility where we were offered free tea/coffee. They provided us with one bottle of water at the beginning, so I would advise you to bring your own water and snacks.
Our guides were awesome, especially the lead guide. I cannot remember his name, but he spoke great English and was very funny. We had the option to go easy or hard and I'm glad our group chose the hard path. Well worth it! When we reached the top, we were given small breakfast boxes with 2 eggs, fruit and toast. Only eggs for me as I gave the rest to my group.
Side note: Myself and two others had the ability to out hike our group so don't be afraid to branch off with a separate guide who can hike fast. Members of our group arrived about 20 minutes after us and the sun was already rising. Don't let this happen to you.
Only thing I was not fond of was that, at the top the guides do hawk you for buying sodas and drinks ("can you help me out..."). I have no problem tipping them but stop selling drinks for 40-50k a piece. That's higher than US prices. I don't drink soda so this wasn't an issue for me. I did tip the supplies guide though, he does this everyday and it's a pretty aggressive hike.
All in all, the overall experience was fantastic. On the way down our lead guide took us the long way and showed us a temple and different spiders that are gigantic. That was cool.
Amazing experience - view well worth the climb!
I booked this trek a little worried that it would be above my fitness level, I'm of average fitness (go to gym several times a week but mostly strength training and little cardio/endurance). Whilst the climb was certainly taxing, it is very doable and you can stop as often as you need. We stopped about 4 or 5times on the way up to the summit, and I took a few short breaks on the final ascent to the peak which is the hardest part.
We were picked up from Seminyak around 1.30am and it is a VERY long trip to/from so be prepared for about 2.5hrs of travel each way.
We booked this on an impulse so didn't have any equipment other than active wear and sports shoes, but our guide was able to find us a backpack which was really helpful.
We were so lucky as we had a brilliant group of girls ranging from 22 - 30 y/o and we spent a lot of the trek chatting and laughing. Our guide Ketut was also very patient and well-humoured (he took a lot of crap from us haha) and once we hit the top, he had some excellent photography skills that he put to good use!
There were quite a few groups on our path so it's not really that private, not sure how busy the other path is.
Brekky at the top is basic - 2 boiled eggs, some oily toast (apparently banana toast but didn't taste like that to me) and some fruit. You can also purchase a coffee or hot chocolate for about 30000 and they come in a big cup, we were very appreciative!
The descent was actually much easier than anticipated - it took us just under 2hours to get up there about probably about 1hr or so to get down.
Sunrise and the views are STUNNING and well worth the trek. My friend and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND the experience :-)
Great way to spend a morning
This is definitely a trek for the reasonably fit. There are 3 paths up Mount Batur: easy, medium & hard. Most tours go through the easy one, which is a longer route. This is medium.
The first 30 mins you're going on an incline through crunchy forest floor, then 30mins of rocky incline, and the last 30 mins is pretty intense. Very rocky steps and in the dark you're going to have to be careful of where you put your feet to get a good grip and avoid gaps in the footpath. Once you're going down I found the middle bit to be the trickiest as it's VERY slippery. Lots of loose rocks. There are 2 summit points, the last 30 mins is the steepest and most slippery as you'll be climbing a very sharp incline of volcanic soil + loose rocks.
The guides walked very fast. This split the group in half with those gunning for the top and those who were slower. For those who don't want to feel the pressure racing up and down, consider going on a private tour. But if not, don't worry as there are 2 guides on the trip who'll take care of both groups.
We were in Ubud so the pick up time was a reasonable (!) 2.30am, it'll be earlier the further you are. It was a smooth hour's drive from Ubud to the starting point where you get a bit of coffee while waiting for everyone to arrive, and from there we started walking directly to the mountain about 5 mins away at around 4am. Yes it DOES get very chilly up there especially if it's very windy, but bring something you can easily tie around your waist during the climb as the workout will keep you warm. My partner borrowed a jacket from the guides as he forgot his. The whole hike is about 1.5 - 2 hours up and 1.5 hours down, and you spend about an hour at the top. The guides brought breakfast which is great, but we gave most of it to the monkeys you'll see at the summit.
I was particularly worried about the weather since I saw lightning in the distance and Google mentioned thunderstorms in certain parts of Ubud in the morning, but our guides assured us that the weather was going to be fine and it was.
There are much cheaper options you can get elsewhere, but for the professionalism (very well organised with pick up, contact number, amenities, clear itinerary and prices) and wonderful guides (our guide G brought us up and Made showed us the hot springs, chatted with us about a cave and a little bit of history of the area) we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and couldn't recommend this enough!
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