Experience the glory of Bali’s morning and what better place to see this than on the top of Mount Batur, dominating the island’s skyline at 1717 meters above sea level. To witness the sun rising in the east, a midnight wake-up call is required but as soon as you reach the summit, it will be all worth it.
A very early morning pick-up (around 02:00 hrs) from your resort is the start of an amazing hike up to one of Bali’s most alluring landmarks. The last eruption of the Mount Batur was in 1994 and although the volcano is still active as smoke rises from its heart, the climb up is a very safe and secure one. We begin our ascent at around 1200 meters above sea level where temperatures are mild at this time of the day.
An early morning pick-up is waiting for you to drive to the milder climate of 1200 meters above sea level. Begin the 2 hours trek to the top (1717 m) to enjoy the sunrise: this is a challenging trek, which will bring each member of your team closer together. From here you will have a magnificent view of the sunrise over the crater. We walk around the rim of the volcanic cone to see the crater of the last eruption. The trek in total will take around 2 hours before we reach the top of Mount Batur, even before the sun is out. We walk around the rim of the volcanic cone to see the crater with its lake of the last eruption while an unbelievable 360-degree view makes it all worthwhile. With the clock hitting 6am, it is time to sit back, relax and enjoy the arrival of a brand new day.
While enjoying the view, your trekking guide may even show you how to make use of the volcano’s steaming fissures and starts preparing a light breakfast before we descent back to the foot of the volcano. During our descent, we will explore the three younger crates and we take a break at the Toya Bungkah hot spring; the locals living around Mount Batur believe that this spring contains sacred water. A path of black sand and melted lava created by centuries-old eruptions, you slowly gain a deeper appreciation for this mountain. Like you, the people living around the volcano believe strongly that the land and its waters have healing powers and are sacred. These trails have been the result of two extensive volcanic eruptions in the past. We head back to your hotel in southern Bai or Ubud where you will arrive at around 10:00 hrs.