Climbing Mount Batur without a guide

Climbing Mount Batur without a guide
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Climbing Mount Batur without a guide

Mount Batur is one of the beautiful nature beauties in Bali. This mount is a sign that Bali isn’t all about the beach and glamorous nightlife. For those who love mountains and trekking, then visiting Mount Batur will give you a new sensation in enjoying your trip to Bali. Located in Kintamani, Bangli Regency, the mountain is located around the middle of Bali so there will be no beach. Despite the height is just 1.717 meters above sea level, but the natural landscape here is awesome. Climbing Mount Batur without a guide can be a fun thing and here is how to do it.

Safety when climbing the mountain

Safety should be your priority when climbing Mount Batur without a guide. Most of the accidents happened when you do the downhill. Therefore, there are several things you should consider when doing the activity. The most important thing is to take your step carefully and not throw any stones or obstacle when you do the climbing. But sometimes, your feet might be slipped and several rocks will roll down the hill. When this accident occurs, you can lay down to the ground and use your carrier as a shield from the rock.

 

Another important thing to consider is to bring a carrier with good equipment for climbing. The weight management on your carrier can affect greatly when you climbing Mount Batur without a mount Batur guide. A tip, you should put the heaviest part of your carrier close to the back so it can help your center of gravitation to be more balanced.

 

Put your sleeping bag and lightweight equipment or snacks around the lower part of your back. It is suggested that you should never bring any stuff tied on the sides of your carrier. This is because it could affect the balance of your weight, which can make your climbing uncomfortable. Besides that, the tied stuff could also get stuck in rocks or trees.

 

Your bag or carrier cord should also be strapped and folded well. The weight should be around 70% towards your feet and 30% towards your back. If you don’t do the strapping well, you might suffer from back pain when climbing Mount Batur without a mount Batur trekking guide. It is possible that you can’t continue climbing because of this problem.

Keep yourself hydrated

Hydration is an important thing when climbing a mountain. The water source around the top of the mountain can be very limited so you might get dehydrated. Therefore, you should drink a lot even when you are not too thirsty during your progress in climbing Mount Batur without a guide. The recommended amount of water that should be consumed is around 4 liters.

 

To keep your water supply at a safe level, you can do a little research before climbing to know any water resource along the way to the top of the mountain. With this, you can reduce the amount of carriage you will bring because the amount of water you get will be from the water resource along the way to the top of the mountain.

Don’t forget about food

Food is also crucial when climbing Mount Batur without a guide. Your muscle will be tired and the nutrients from the food you bring will help the muscle to be more relaxed, therefore you can continue your way up to the top of the mountain. Knowing what kind of food you should bring is important. Bringing one or two sources of carbohydrate might be the best. You can also bring additional food that can be eaten quickly when climbing Mount Batur without a guide. A bar of chocolate or an energy bar will be a good snack to be eaten along the way. Other recommended food are banana, dried fruits, cereal, raisins, and almonds.

Additional Information about Mount Batur

The main gate of Mount Batur is located in Pura Jati Luhur in Bangli Regency. When you decide climbing Mount Batur without a guide, then the amount of money you need will revolve around supplies and entrance fee. The entrance fee is around Rp.100,000 / person. You can visit the mountain during the dry season for the best experience since the rainy season will make the track wet and slippery. Most climbers start climbing around 3 A.M so you won’t miss the sunrise once you reach the top of the mountain.

 

The estimated time when climbing Mount Batur without a guide should be around two and a half hours to reach the top. During your climbing, the track characteristic is uphill, so you should prepare yourself well. Despite the uphill track, but in general, Mount Batur is a perfect destination for a newbie mountain climber. The track might be friendly to newbie climbers, but most people still breathing heavily when following the path toward the top of the mountain because of several steep roads.

 

But, once you finish climbing Mount Batur without a guide, you will feel extremely relieved. Your heavy breath and tiredness will pay off multiple times once you see the natural landscape from the top of the mountain. Here, you can see a view of Mount Abang and Mount Semeru on the far side. Aside from that, you can also enjoy the beauty of Batur Lake. The lake is quite large and the shape of the lake is quite unique, similar to a crescent moon. If you are lucky, you can enjoy the sea of clouds from the top of the mountain.

 

Well, that is a few thing you should to know before decide to Climb mount Batur without take guide service. Our Bali government and also our company is always suggest to all tourist to take a guide or use mount Batur trekking tour service for safety and better experience.

 

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Daniel577
Daniel577
2024-05-19
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Sunrise/Sunset - Highly Recommend Kliwan was an excellent guide. Very friendly and took great pictures. We didn’t want to wake up so early (most tours start at 1:30a pickup) so we did the sunset/sunrise package. The tour started from DPS airport which was convenient to be picked up directly after landing in Bali as well. You can never predict the weather, but the sunset was beautiful despite a lot of clouds. But the sunrise is definitely the better view with the sun rising out of the ocean horizon. We like to hike and camp and thought the camping accommodation was basic, but sufficient. I may have brought a sleeping bag liner, pad, and a blow up pillow next time. They provide a sleeping bag, pad, and pillow, but I I like a little more cushion in the pad/pillow. But if you’re tight on space, you definitely don’t need it. The hike was tougher than I thought, but not technical. There are hundreds of people that do it every day so even beginning hikers can do it. But prepare yourself for a short, but tough climb. It can be accomplished by anyone, just build in time for lots of breaks on the way up.
Maria E
Maria E
2024-05-13
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A 5 * experience!! It was a 5 stars experience from picking us up to make it to the top of Mount Batur. The driver and the guide were very professional with great knowledge and experience they make us feel very safe at all times. Our driver was Wayan and our guide was Tana.
Roger
Roger
2024-05-12
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Mt Batur jeep+hiking combo We booked the private jeep tour + hiking to the top for 2 people. Waking up at 2.30am is never a nice experience but was def worth it! The transfer then the jeep brings you half way and then there is a further 45 min to walk to the top. Be prepared though the walk up is not easy on sand like lava stones. So take the walking stick offered by your guide. The sunrise and the view from the top is great. It was busy when we did it but I guess that's the downside of any popular activities in Bali. What made the experience great though is definitely our guide Gede who was super friendly and was a great photographer ! Many thanks.
stephanie v
stephanie v
2024-05-09
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Amazing... We had a wonderful experience with our guide Tana. Very friendly guy and took us to a super beautiful place where we watched the sunset with 2 other people. Not in the mega hustle and bustle on top of the mountain. Definitely recommended to climb the mountain with guide Tana. It was a very beautiful experience
Ophelie O
Ophelie O
2024-05-08
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Amazing Mount Batur sunrise trekking with Dul Amazing trekking and moment for the sunrise. Good breakfast with a magical viewpoint. Perfect organisation. We were lucky because we had the best guide, Dul. Very kind, so funny and always in a good mood. He made the experience even more exceptional.
bernard d
bernard d
2024-05-08
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Hike with Carik We had Carik as our guide and he was amazing. Very friendly and easy to chat with. He took great care of us and it was such a lovely hike. Would recommend to anyone visiting Bali
Lim S
Lim S
2024-05-07
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Private Tour Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking, Coffee Tasting and Natural Hot Spring Had an amazing private 2d1n camping tour with guide Jatayu. He made sure everything was ok and I was pacing well hiking up and coming down from Mount Batur. I did not had to worry about my meals, camp and hydration has he has everything well prepared, and just enjoy the hike, the view and the overall experience. I also enjoyed trail running down Mount Batur with Jata. Jata also takes amazing videos and photos throughout my trip and never had to worry about missing any good shots! Also, shout out to my driver Yoga for being endlessly patient with the Bali traffic and being so punctual! I am glad I have experience the other side of Bali with Bagis Bali Tour! Would recommend!
David J
David J
2024-05-06
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Private hike on Mount Batur Had an incredible private hike with Tana today. He was a great guide, friendly, knowledge and went at my pace which was nice as it was a super hot day! Thanks again Tana!
Evi L
Evi L
2024-05-06
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Superb tour packet Good trip with thoughtful tour guide. Good skill in taking pictures for this moments. Not to difficult mountain to hike. I will come back to this tour.
Monica N
Monica N
2024-05-05
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Jata the Best Tour Guide We had such an amazing time doing the Mount Batur Sunrise Hike with Bagus Tours. Our guide Jata was one of the most sweetest, friendliest people we have met on our trip and he really made the experience special for us. He made sure everyone was hydrated and to slow down or stop if anyone in the group got tired. Once we got to the top he cooked us a delicious breakfast and even surprised us with his fantastic photography skills. He was extremely warm and caring, he shared so many personal stories and we had so much fun running down the mountain with him. The driver was also very punctual and patient and he took us to a coffee plantation tasting which was another nice and fun activity. This was really a once in a lifetime experience, possibly our favourite in Bali, thank you to Jata and Bagus for such a great time! We will remember you Jata, thank you for making our trip so memorable. We definitely recommend the hike to anyone else visiting Bali!
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