Mount Batur sunrise trekking, climbing to mount Batur the most active volcano in Bali, it has
recorded many explosions, at least 3 times big explosions are recorded so far. The biggest explosion was in 1963 at almost the same time with the most detrimental explosion of Mountain Agung. Historically Mount Batur with it's nice lake Batur has attracted people from long times
ago, and the first settlement recorded on the royal edict of Bali was dated back on 984 Caka Year or 1062 AD., refers the name of Turunan, which is now no doubt it is Trunyan village on the bank of the lake.
Trekking up to this mountain is started at 04.00 from the village of Kedisan, near Bukit Jati temple. As long as 1 hour trekking it is still plain with sandy path, then the trek has the elevation of almost 60 degrees with movable hard soil granulation on the path. For an active person at 05.15 will have reached the first crest, which is surrounded by 3 small calderas. From here we can admire the magic of the sun rises above the highest mountain in Lombok, Mt Rinjani. On the precipitous slope of the west of caldera is springing up hot vapour, in some places more then 100 Celcius. From here we still ascend the last peak on west rim, then descend down through the ridge runs downs facing the Batur lake. Around 09.00 return back on the foot of Toya Bungkah hot spring, take a bath or swimming in the lake.
What to wear : Short pants/loose trouser, good and strong walking shoes, sweater/jumper, day pack ( cont. 30 litres ), T-shirt, cap or hat, one changing cloths, electric lighters.
Climbing season : April to October
Departure for midnight trek from hotel at Sanur/Kuta/Nusa Dua at 03.00 or choose
Include 1 Night accommodation near the lake with beautiful view to the mountain, simple breakfast at the restaurant near the lake, Aqua, and Snacks, Mountain Guide, and English if not available.
Please be prepared your fitness physical readyness and be always careful to ensure your safety during trekking, although this trek is not hard but your safety is the most important responsibility by yourselves not others, as by joining this mountain trekking you are aware of all your responsiblity. One who has the problem with high place and other lack of physical condition are advised not to take this trekking. We will not by anyway cover the insurance for this activity.
When tourism started to develop in Bali around 1965 one tour package called " Barong dance and Kintamani tour " was the most popular day sightseeing. The highlight of the tour which is until now still exist are Bali artist's colonies, Tirta Empul Temple, and Batur Caldera. According to some senior tour guides who have been working in the industry for more than 2 decades some tourists from Europe and U.S.A regularly come to Bali, for more than 5 times since 1960s and every times they come they always repeat to see this tour package. It might be the real spirit of Balinese nature and culture are mixed here which can give various inspirations, probably from business of small handicrafts until 5 stars hotels or restaurants for those who saw this as an opportunity. This has been proved by the tremendous development of tourism facilities in Bali from 1980s to 1995. The writer believe very much that what is the value of this trip has been triggering other area of Bali to be known in tourism industry. Below is described shortly how these 3 areas had been attracting people from immemorial times.
Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour. List of these choice is presented at other page