Batur Volcano Sunrise Trek

Trekking on Mount Batur


"Climbing this volcano was an amazing experience. The surrounds were unbelievably beautiful after sunrise. We trekked all the way round… it was awesome and our guide, Ring was a delight. Don’t leave Bali without doing this climb”… Tony Hopkins, Hastings.

There is a reason the sunrise trek to the summit of Mt.Batur (1717 meters) is so popular. Besides experiencing the awesome beauty of an active volcano, trekking in the cool, early morning darkness obscures the difficulty of the challenging hike (torches, hiking sticks and wet weather gear supplied, if needed). The dark also helps to focus walkers to do the one to two hour ascent making it feel less difficult. The bonus is arriving in time to witness a glorious sunrise and experience the stunning morning views of the surrounding crater and lake.

The treks that we run depend on the expected weather conditions on the day, and we only run a few options each day. We are currently running the following options almost at daily basis. If you want a customised tour, feel free to contact us to discuss.

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Difference Summit, Swim & Spa (lunch included) Sunrise Point after Dawn Sunrise & Swim Lava and Ash Walk
Pick up times (approx)

Uluwatu or Canggu 1:15AM
Nusa Dua, Kuta - Legian - Seminyak 1:30 AM
Sanur 1:45 AM
Ubud 2:15 AM

Uluwatu or Canggu 4:15AM
Nusa Dua, Kuta - Legian - Seminyak 4:30 AM
Sanur 4:45 AM
Ubud 5:15 AM
Uluwatu or Canggu 1:15AM
Nusa Dua, Kuta - Legian - Seminyak 1:30 AM
Sanur 1:45 AM
Ubud 2:15 AM
Nusa Dua, Kuta - Legian - Seminyak 1:30 PM
Sanur 2 PM
Ubud 2:30 PM
Trek Start & Finish Times (approx) 4 - 9:30 AM 7 - 11:30 AM 4:00 - 8:30 16:00 - 20:00
Distance covered 12.5 km 11 km 11 km 14 km
Elevation gained 900m 600m 600m 400m
Difficulty level Challenging Easy, with some challenging sections Difficult (some vertiginous sections) Easy, with some challenging sections
Fitness level required Some mountain experience necessary. Can comfortably walk 5 km For experienced mountaineers only Suitable for families and children.
Itinerary

03:00 Light breakfast
04:00 Start trek (torches provided)
06:00 Coffee break at sunrise point
07:00 Crater exploration
07:45 Light breakfast
08:15 Begin descent
09:30 Soak at hot springs pools
Massage at leisure
12:00 Lunch by the pools
Return at leisure

06:00 Breakfast while watching sunrise at The Lookout
07:00 Start trek
08:30 Coffee break at sunrise point (summitting optional) - Explore the crater at leisure
09:30 Begin descent
11:30 Finish trek
12:00 Lunch at the Lookout
Return at leisure

03:00 Light breakfast
04:00 Start trek (torches provided)
06:00 Coffee break at sunrise point (summitting optional) - explore the crater at leisure
07:00 Begin descent
08:30 Soak at hot springs pools
10:00 Brunch at the Lookout
Return at leisure

15:00 Afternoon coffee
15:30 Visit Temple
16:00 Start walk
17:30 Sunset picnic
18:00 Begin descent
19:00 Finish trek
19:30 Dinner

Approximate drop-off times Ubud 1:30PM, Sanur 2:30PM, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua 3PM, Uluwatu or Canggu 3:30PM Ubud 2:30 PM, Sanur 3:30PM, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua 4PM, Uluwatu or Canggu 4:30PM Ubud 10:30AM, Sanur 11AM, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua 11:30AM, Uluwatu or Canggu 12:30PM Ubud 9PM
Sanur 9:30PM
Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua 10PM
Highlights Go direct to the summit for sunrise and reward yourself with a bath and massage at the hot springs afterwards Enjoy sunrise from the Lookout, walk in daylight and witness the large troop of monkeys that live inside the largest crater, explore fumaroles and caves Walk in the cover of darkness to the Sunrise Point and explore the crater before a pre-breakfast dip at the hot springs. Visit the raw, least-visited part of Mount Batur and learn about lava flows and ash cones. Feel the water vapor billowing out of the 1999 crater.
Please bring Propper walking shoes, a wind-breaker, something to swim in, a spare tee-shirt, sunglasses and sunscreen. Propper walking shoes a must, socks that cover the ankles are recommended for the sandy, gravelly-rock terrain. Pack a wind-breaker, a spare tee-shirt and sunscreen. Propper walking shoes, a wind-breaker, something to swim in, a spare tee-shirt, sunglasses and sunscreen. Sun-glasses and sun-screen, propper walking shoes.
Booking Calendar Link: Summit, Swim & Spa  Sunrise Point after Dawn 

Sunrise & Swim 

Earlybird Booking

Lava & Ash Walk 

When sharing a group tour, the guide is responsible to assess the fitness of the group and determine the safety/ ability level. In general, when guests are fit enough and do not suffer from vertigo, we assist all our guests to climb all the way to the summit, safety conditions permitting.

Our own experienced English-speaking guide accompanies you as well as the compulsory local guides on the trek to ensure you are always given the choice of making it to the summit (many other trekking companies who only use the compulsory local guide have no control over this).

Of course, by supplying our own guide we can cater to guests who may not be as fit or as quick to climb the volcano as our other guests. If extra stops are needed one of the two guides will accompany you to the summit and not delay our other guests who can climb with the other guide. Not that this is a challenging hike, especially for those who may experience vertigo.

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We provide snacks and a hearty breakfast of fruit, eggs, bread, jam and tea/coffee. It is included in the price (so you won’t be paying exorbitant prices for food on top of the mountain - another advantage of having our guide accompany you).We supply snacks to keep your energy levels up and of course, ample drinking water is available.

The trek to sunrise point is a relatively easy climb and is suitable for most persons, as well as children ages six or older. It is one of the most attractive volcanoes in Indonesia and one of the easiest to climb. The sunrise, the majestic views of the lake and surrounding mountains in the morning and the rugged beauty of an active volcano make this trip a must for visitors to this fabled island.

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