Mount Batur Trekking Itinerary
Anyone who wants to skip the hectic day even for only one or two days, would prefer to go a place he had never visited before. The goal is definitely clear. He wants to give a gift for himself after days of struggling with work. There are few things more rewarding in leisure time than watching tv all day, ‘potato couch-ing’ while browsing the internet through your gadget, taste the food at the new restaurant, or browsing the mall for window shopping. One of them is Mount Batur trekking tour.
Mount Batur is the great place to escape from the daily routine at work. And also the prominent spot to enjoy the beautiful sunrise. Not only for those who used to go hiking up the mountain, but also for the ones who need new experience in hiking or trekking. Everyone who has seen the sunrise on Mount Batur must feel how wonderful it is to reach the top of the mountain and feel the fresh air there.
Some say that Mount Batur trekking is quiet easy. Even for the beginners. But, in reality Mount Batur trekking is quiet risky. The risks that may be faced by the visitors include running out of food, hipotermia, fatigue, and losing small things. However, all of these risks can be overcome by buying food at food stalls at several trekking points. Although the price is quiet expensive. It’s understandable because the sellers also have to climb Mount Batur while carrying food and drinks. They need so much efforts to do this.
And for the fatigue, it is actually has to be anticipated from the start by doing a lot of physical exercise and consuming enough food before the Mount Batur trekking. It is challenging leisure time, isn’t it?
What about you? Do you wanna feel the same way there? Here is the direction to do this amazing trekking in one of the famous mount in Indonesia.
General Itinerary For Mount Batur Trekking
Most people in Denpasar or Kintamani, Bangli, stay at hotel or homestay first before going for Mount Batur trekking in the middle of the night for sunrise. This is the general itinerary you may follow when you do the trekking in Mount Batur.
- At 1 or 2 a.m, you have to leave from the hotel/hostel to basecamp.
- At 3.30 a.m, arrive at the basecamp or gate of Mount Batur.
- Around 5 a.m, arrive at first peak where there is a stone that says Gunung Batur.
- Around 5.30 a.m, arrive at the top of Mount Batur and be ready for enjoy the sunrise.
- Around 7 a.m, be ready to enjoy volcanic steam where the egg and banana are boiled with the heat water from the crevasse
- Around 7.15 or 7.30 a.m, be ready to descent back to the basecamp.
- Around 9 a.m, arrive at the basecamp and be ready to leave.
- Around 11.30 a.m, arrive at the hotel/hostel.
Mount Batur trekking is incomplete without enjoying Lake Batur. Lake Batur is part of Mount Batur kaldera which has shaped like a crescent moon. The lake has a length of 7,5 kilometers, a width of 2,5 kilometers, and 16 kilometers square. The beauty of Lake Batur can already be seen from Penelokan village, Kintamani.
You’re not only being able to to enjoy the beauty of this lake from a distance, but also can enjoy various dishes sold at the bank of Lake Batur. There are so many floating restaurants that provide a variety of delicious fish dishes from the lake.
For those who like water recreation, there are also jet ski and boats that you can rent to get around the lake.
Toya Bungkah. On the second day or after Mount Batur trekking, you can go to Toya Bungkah. This is the natural hot spring bath at the bank of Lake Batur, Kintamani. The hot water comes from the Mount Batur. That’s why it is best known as Mount Batur Natural Hot Spring. The name of Toya Bungkah comes from the word ‘Toya’ which means ‘water’ and ‘bungkah’ which means ‘rocks’. It can be interpreted as water flowing from rock crevices at the foot of Mount Batur.
The local tourists are charged an entrance ticket for Rp 75,000.00. Meanwhile, foreign tourists are 15 dollars. The price is including the welcome drink, towel, soap, and shampoo. They can enjoy a hot shower with a temperature of 38-39 celsius degrees. This is certainly very pleasant in the midst of cold since they descant from Mount Batur the day before. In addition to refreshing the body, hot water from the foot of the mountain is believed can cure disease. Especially skin disease.
A Piece Of Information About Mount Batur
Mount Batur tourism object is located in South Batur village, Kintamani District, Bangli Regency, Bali. The tourists need about one hour and thirty minutes from Denpasar to Kintamani. The distance is about 45 kilometers from the East of Denpasar City.
The peak of Mount Batur is at an altitude of 5633 or about 1717 meters above sea level. On the slopes of Mount Batur there is Lake Batur. Visitors can see the beauty view of this amazing lake even on the half of way to the summit of Mount Batur.
The facilities you get after paying the entrance ticket of Mount Batur trekking include parking lot, resting area, toilets, food stalls, guide, and many more.
For the local people, Mount Batur is considered as the second holy mountain in Bali. Mount Batur has a female symbol. While the male symbol is Mount Agung. Both of them has the difference in size. Mount Batur is smaller than Mount Agung.
Mount Batur trekking can be reached by using a motorbike or your private car. You can use Google Maps as directions for the trip to the starting point of this mountain. From the gate, visitors will walk to the top of the mountain. The cool air around the mountain makes the trip quiet light. Moreover, trekking is usually done in groups so that the trip will be so much fun. But use service from mount trekking tour service in Bali is still reccomended.
Following is the best itinerary for mount Batur sunrise trekking from our company:
- 1:15 am - 3:00 am: Private pick up at the hotel
03.15 am coffee break service with banana chocolate pancakes and hot drinks
- 4:00 am: Arrive at the trekking starting point,meet with our friendly guide and start climbing to the top of mt Batur
- 5:30 am - 6:00 am: Arrive at the peak of mount Batur (1717 mdpl)
- 6:30 am: Breakfast on the top of mountain with the menu: Banana sandwiches, cookies, egg, fruit, and hot drinks (hot coffee, hot chocolate or tea)
- 07:00 am: Walk down with the sort route or long route to around the crater of mount Batur (depend by your request / depend by your conditions)
- 08:30 am: arrive at the finish point or car park
- 8:45 am - 11:00 am: relax and refresh in Toya Devasya Natural Hot Spring
- 11:00 am: drive back to your hotel
Price start from USD 40/ person (contact us for more details)
So, what about you? Do you have a plan to do this challenging leisure time? You will be enjoying Mount Batr trekking so much with our experience team.