02 Sep Mount Batur Trekking Preparation
There are a lot of activity you can do along holiday. You can visit new tourism destination, try a new sport, learn and practice new recipes, visit old family or friends, DIY crafts, make videos, and many others. Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking is one of the challenging choice.
Trekking In Mount Batur
Mount Batur trekking can do in Kintamani District of Bali, Indonesia. You can start the journey from Pura Jati Luhur. From this starting point, the path almost flat. But then it slowly getting steep, more and more, until summit. The path is rocky in some part. In other part, it has slippery sands. Trakkers should walk very carefully.
The parth surrounded by rock or land. The rock are in many size. There are big rocks that formed naturally like stairs. They covered by green plants and offer you beautiful view. The small rock spread almost everywhere. But those natural arrangement is so beautiful. The land also covered by many kind of plants, especially the grass family.
Maybe you won’t see the plants and rocks when you trek at night. As the change, you’ll see the lamplight from the city. It will looks like stars that you’re higher than them. Mount Batur is 1617 m from sea level. It’s not too high, but it’s high enough to make you able to see many places around.
Sometimes, mount Batur got fog. This make you can’t see the beautifull lamplight around. But think about the challenge of trekking in foggy condition. You must concentrate to your steps. Looking around will devide your attention. You may make yourself in dangerous because of this.
Mount Batur Trekking Tour offer you difficult path to overcome. If you trekking at night, maybe you’ll be enable to see the rocks and the plants. You’ll got chance when you back from summit. Along the way home, you can see them.
The best time to start this Bali sunrise trekking is at dawn, about 2-4 a.m. Hikers that physically fit can finish this route in 2 hours. But newbie may need more times. Arrange your trekking schedule so that you don’t need to press your body that much.
Hikers that start at dawn, may reach summit on time of sunrise. Meet sunrise from mount Batur summit is different then other mountain. Batur surround by other mountain. So, sunrise in Batur’s summit will make you able to see it combine with mount Abang and Batur Lake. That will be an unforgetable sunrise moment.
5 Things You Should Prepare For Mount Batur Trekking
Every hikers that do mount Batur trekking must dream to get the best experience. To make this able to be remembered, be sure you’ve arrange your trip.
Here are 5 things you should prepare before do mount Batur trekking especially for sunrise trekking tour. This a global guide. You may need more or less.
1. Flash Light
If you choose dark time for trekking, be sure to bring flash light. Also prepare the batteries and extra flash light only to prepare if the main flashlight die.
The flashlight will help you to see the path clearly. Mount Batur has flat and steep path. Prepare yourself to beat them with flashlight.
Flashlight also able to use as the dangerous sign. Arrange flash light to the sky.
2. Safe And Comfort Shoes
Some people love to hike with sandals, or without any foot cover. If they’re already get use to it, that’s okey. But junior hikers must cover their feet with appropriate shoes. This will help them keep the body’s heat. Shoes also protects feet from grash, rocks, and cold weather, too.
Shoes with good sole will help hikers in slippery path. Light weight shoes will help hikers walk with less energy. They can save energy, so that can be use for other activity.
Batur located in highland. Usually the weather is cold. Prepare jacket that can cover your body. This will help to keep the body’s heat.
Have adventure jacket that can protect you from cold and water. These kind of jacket made from fabric that resists to water. This will be very helpfull when you trakking in rainy season. But for preparation, have raincoat, too.
Some jackets has head cover. Use this to close your ears from wind and cold air. If your jacket don’t have it, use ears or head cover.
Trekking jacket shoul protect body, keep you warm, and have no affect to the move. Be sure to have jacket that can make you feel free to do your activity. This must be prepared in case the weather or temperature in mount Batur is cold.
4. Water And Food
It’s not easy to find water in mountain. Prepare enough water to suply your body’s need, but don’t need to bring too much. Too much water in your bag will make it heavy. This will take your energy.
1-2 liters for every person is enough, except you very love to drink water. Try to bring only drinking water, not tea, coffee, or others.
To help your body suplying energy, bring snacks that contain high level carbohidrate. It helpfull for energy suply. You can bring bread, cookies, or other energy food.
5. Documentation Equipments
In this digital world, documentation take big part. Especially when you visit special place. Come to mount Batur will become a longterm memory if you have the documentation.
Bring good camera to make you get the best picture. The view from mount Batur summit is so beautiful. Make it immortal by photos.
There are a lot of object to memorize, such as the kaldera, the lake, the sky, the mount Abang, the village, the plants, the rocks, and many more.
You can make video that can make you trusted more. If you can’t bring cameraman, use a stick that design for this activity.
Mount Batur trekking will help you to get new good memory. The photos will remind you the rocky path, the slipery part, the rocks, the plants, the lake, the kaldera, and many more. Be sure to prepare everything before you choose to do mount Batur trekking. Even new hiker able to reach mount Batur’s summit. Just prepare yourself for any surprise.
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