Tips in 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 goverment 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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