Mount Batur
Mount Batur
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About
This active volcano in Bali, Indonesia, is located at the center of two calderas. Mount Batur, which last erupted in 2000, is located one and a half hours from Ubud by car, and is a popular hiking spot. It’s recommended to make the hour-long climb in the early hours so you can reach the peak in time for sunrise. Just note that visibility may be limited during the rainy season between December and March. Don’t forget to explore Batur’s steaming crater rims and lava fields, or join a tour to enjoy a relaxing soak in a hot spring near Lake Batur. – Tripadvisor
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  • laverysean
    Perth, Australia196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a gentle stroll
    No views when we went due to it being cloudy, but it was a fabulous experience. Went up with my 9 year old daughter. Look, this is not a ‘walk in the park’ and expect it to be tough going if you don’t like walking through the dark, scrambling over rocks, uphill. Even though we didn’t get the whole sunrise thing, we had a great time as it was Pretty wild at the top…
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Lee S
    Pinetown, South Africa1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great
    Yeah, it was great and the walk up was pretty easy (I am fit). It took about 37 minutes to walk up from the base of the mountain ( which is the second car park area). The views were spectacular. Only issue were a few vendors trying to force you to buy there products like water and cool drinks which got a little Annoying as they were getting upset when you said no. The walk down was a little more tricky as there are plenty of loose rocks and stones so be careful…
    Visited June 2023
    Written 10 July 2023
  • BrookeMorales
    London, United Kingdom1,835 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mount Batur volcano & lake
    Take a day trip to Mount Batur. You can hike here or rent quad bikes with a guide and explore this beautiful volcano. The villages around the area live off the fertile land, and surroundings are quite pretty. Stop at the lake afterwards to admire the view.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Our Wanderings | E&J
    United Kingdom92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most beautiful sunrise at the summit of Mount Batur
    We joined the sunrise trekking tour to Mount Batur. This experience was beyond our expectations. Many tours alike will pick you up from your hotel to arrive at the base for around 2-3am. Our guide provided us with a small bag including gloves, poncho, head light as well as a walking stick. The hike up is steep and slippery because of the volcanic ash and rocks so we would recommend packing hiking shoes or sport shoes. It took around 1.5 hours to the summit including periods of brief breaks. We arrived to the top around 5am and sat in the dark until sunrise which was at 6:30am for us when we went mid August. The silence and darkness is magical and you can see a sky full of stars if the sky is clear. The sunrise is out of this world and nothing is quite like what we witnessed. We were offered a hot drink and a packed breakfast too which was a perfect compliment. We would suggest bringing enough thick layers as it is very cold and windy at the top especially when you are waiting for the sunrise. This is a Bali must experience!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Johanna S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just do it :-)
    We had such a great hiking experience! We started very early in the morning, but our nice guide nyoman did a great job by encouraging us and making sure that we are safe and secure. You should keep in mind that it is a challenge to get on top of the mountain but it is worth it. Male also sure that you wear warm clothes, early in the morning it is colder than expected. Once you climb the mount batur you get a warm drink and good breakfast. Nyoman made sure we had a good place to see the sunrise. We highly recommend the tour!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Peter G
    Ballarat, Australia179 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hot springs, just don't swim in the waterfalls if you value your health!
    It is a long hilly road with lots of bends and turns, but the end destination is worth the drive. You can head there in the wee hours of the morning to trek up the mountain to view the sunrise if that's up your alley, and make a really long day of it if you like. We just went for the hot springs, my partner hiked to the top on a previous visit. The hot springs are lovely at around 37 degrees and overlook the volcano. There are a lot of pools to relax in, some cooler, and there are plenty of food and drink choices to stave off your hunger. If you're Australian, you might not mind the flies that know the exact moment your food comes out. They do provide burning pots to repel them but they are annoying. It is a real maze with lots of stairs so finding your way around can be a challenge, and if your mobility is a problem avoid coming here. The change rooms and toilet facilities are also very average. The toilets often run out of paper so either bring your own or hope for the best, baby wipes are the best option I find. They provide lockers and towels for your use while there. All in all I would say it's worth a visit, and along the way you can visit the coffee farms and waterfalls. A word of caution, if you don't see locals swimming in the waterfalls don't do it, it's not worth the risk of disease, just think of what lies between the source and the waterfall, remember you're in a country that does not have a good sanitation system.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Anant k
    New Delhi, India35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good views but very crowded
    Easy hike to reach the top (depends on fitness level though). But very crowded and the top can get equally crowded as well. Coming down or going up for that matter, you have the option to get a ride on dirt bikes. They are not cheap though but will get you up the mountain or down in less than 30mins (and the ride is fun)
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • RS
    London, United Kingdom76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful sunset, worth the lack of sleep the night before
    The 1.30am wake-up to start climbing at 3.30am is painful, but very much worth it. It’s approximately a 2 hour climb but best to make it in the dark whilst its coolest. The terrain is road and then rocky/sandy for the rest. The guides will provide flashlights to everyone and that is enough to make it up, feel free to bring your own as well if you prefer. Walking shoes are not a must, but trainers with grip are a minimum. The route down is a lot more sandy and very easy to skid/slip on, that happened multiple times to me. The views from the top at daybreak and then sunrise do make the trek worth it. This is a popular attraction running every day/night, so if taking a tour expect to be in a group of 10+ with 100 or so climbers ascending that very morning.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Jordan L
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great site!
    The mountain is majestic. We were also amaze by the lava site and the pine forest. Our tour guide explained the history of the place and drove us around in a jeep which was a great experience. You could hit him up on his Instagram @balijeep_adventure10
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 November 2023
  • Serdar Muradov
    Hong Kong, China62 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    frozen lavas
    With a tourist guide visited the best view mounting Batur. lava volcano since 1963. I took picture in one view, there are the last frozen lavas from the rest of the vulcan. Is it possible use frozen lavas for organic plantation?
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 November 2023
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Naveen_3461
New Delhi, India37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Our sunrise trek to Mount Batur in Bali was an unforgettable experience that exceeded all expectations. From start to finish, it was a journey filled with awe-inspiring moments and breathtaking views.

Setting off in the early hours of the morning, we were guided by our knowledgeable and friendly trekking guide, who ensured our safety and comfort throughout the ascent. As we made our way up the trail, the anticipation of witnessing the sunrise from the summit kept us motivated.

Upon reaching the summit, we were rewarded with an unparalleled panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, with Mount Agung and the vast expanse of Lake Batur stretching out before us. The sight of the sun rising above the horizon, casting a golden glow over the landscape, was truly magical and made every step of the climb worthwhile.

After soaking in the beauty of the sunrise, we enjoyed a delicious breakfast prepared by our guide, complete with hot coffee and freshly cooked eggs boiled in the volcanic steam. It was a moment of pure bliss, surrounded by nature's beauty and the camaraderie of fellow trekkers.

I cannot recommend the Mount Batur sunrise trek highly enough. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a novice adventurer, the experience of watching the sunrise from the summit of Mount Batur is an absolute must-do when visiting Bali.
Written 11 June 2024
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Emilie W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
It’s quite a hike and an early start but worth it in my opinion… it’s warm at the bottom so you only want to bring extra (dry) clothes for the very top (which was only a little chilly).
Our guide Cooper was amazing, very knowledgeable (lives local and had done the hike 500 times!) helpful and encouraging. He also took great photos of our group too!
Written 2 June 2024
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TJ P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We booked a guided trip hiking up mt. Batur, natural hot springs and coffee plantation tour. I mostly just wanted to leave a review on our tour guide for Mount Batur, Agus. We travel to foreign lands often and this was our first time in Indonesia and were pleasantly surprised by how kind everyone was. Agus was not only extremely kind. He was compassionate for a person in our group that was struggling. Agus was very informative, while walking up a difficult trail like it was a Sunday stroll he spoke with us the entire time telling us about the land, the tour and the culture of Indonesia. His photography skills honestly blew me away, if I wasn’t already married I’d hire him to do my wedding photos! Haha. He is an all around great person and if you get so lucky to have Agus as a tour guide make sure you ask him if he knows how to play the guitar. Mt. Batur was an amazing experience but having Agus as our tour guide certainly made it unforgettable. Thanks Agus for being you.
Written 1 June 2024
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Daniel L
Atlanta, GA134 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Get up a 1:45 am. Ride to parking lot in town, transfer to another staging area. Get a guide and hike up mountain at 3:30 am with 300 other people - mostly young 20 something's just in time to see a sunrise , then hike down. Path is steep and slippery. Wear good hiking shoes and bring your own hiking poles if you use them. No real scenery...could have been anywhere. Probably good to do for the experience of hiking but doesn't compare to hiking most any mountain in US or Europe. Do this if you are bored of seeing other sites in Bali and don't mind crowds
Written 25 May 2024
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KIOcean
Kangaroo Island, Australia85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We did the sunrise hike from the bottom carpark. Approx 9km return. Arranged a driver from Amed and a guide for the mountain. I would not trek this by myself or without a guide. There were so many different paths to choose from. Pay the money. It’s a challenging hike and very loose and slippery coming back. The sunrise was absolutely beautiful. I read other reviews about the ‘mafia’ of which I was worried about however i found everyone on the path very kind and accommodating. You’re in Asia - just abide by the rules, and pay the very cheap fee for a guide. I hope to do this again soon. It was a really beautiful and scenic walk. I took my 12 year old daughter and she loved it.
Written 23 May 2024
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concubhair2017
Dublin, Ireland130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Beautiful scenery but very VERY crowded hike. It’s not too difficult a trek - 3km up and 3km back down, depending on the route taken - and early morning start (2am from Ubud) is worth it. The loose sandy trail can tough at times but the short distance balances it! The journey via private taxi can be painfully slow, the crowds are unavoidable and the chaotic nature of all the various competing “guides” but the smoking crater and awesome views out towards Lombok are fantastic.
Written 9 May 2024
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Glenn T
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Did a group tour booked with Get Your Guide - I was picked up in Seminyak at 1:30am for a 2 hour drive to Mount Batur and and then a 2 hour hike to to the top. We were given lamps to wear on our head and walking poles as the ground was quite slippery after some rain. I am a fit and active 68 year old man but have to say the hike was far tougher than I was expecting- the trail is steep in places but after quite a few breaks I made it to the top. The weather wasn’t great with lots of mist and steam from the volcano which hid the sun rise but it was still worth it - it was a great experience and our tour included a visit to the local thermal spa to soak in the warm water afterwards
Written 11 April 2024
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Noah S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Our guide, Lubak, guided us expertly up Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia. His upbeat attitude made the climb enjoyable, and his photography skills captured unforgettable moments. Highly recommend for a fun and memorable trekking experience.

His Instagram is lubak_mount_batur
WhatsApp is +62 812 3841 8862
Written 29 March 2024
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Travelling Pixie
Adelaide, Australia905 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The mountain itself and the view we enjoyed from a local restaurant were amazing however be aware when traveling to the mountain either alone or with a driver.
Just driving close will incur a toll from locals sat alongside the road demanding money.

Then if we wish to climb, they will insist you take a guide. You could easily follow the path up yourself however the locals will not allow you. They are sat at every road and junction watching you. They will drive you to a cash point and charge an insane amount of cash to follow you up and down the mountain.
It cost us a 1.5 million to climb.

The climb itself was what I expected from other hikes I've done.
At the top beware of very aggressive monkeys.
Written 26 March 2024
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Kate C
Sydney, Australia22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It would have been fantastic - but it rained! Will do it again when the weather is dryer.
The trip tot he hot springs and coffee plantation was great.
Written 18 March 2024
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