Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking is one of the most popular things to do when visiting Bali. So here’s all you need to know when planning your trip.
Mount Batur is located in the far north east of Bali, around 40km from Ubud and a 1 hour 30 mins drive by car.
It is not possible to trek Mount Batur without a guide, therefore transport to and from your accommodation will be included in your tour.
Most people choose to do Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking from Ubud, although pick up can be arranged from all over Bali.
Accommodation pick ups start at around 2am. This is in order to reach the starting point of the trek for around 4am.
The trek takes roughly 1 hour 30 mins to reach the summit, with the aim of arriving for sunrise before 6:30am.
Our amazing Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking experience was organised through Your Bali Trekking Tours and we can highly recommend them.
Prices start at around 350,000 IDR per person, and we can personally recommend Your Bali Trekking Tours.
– Transport to and from your accommodation
– Full guided tour
– A Head Torch
It’s important to remember to take something warm for the top because it can be extremely cold no matter what time you visit.
A warm boiled egg in between your palms is nice, but isn’t quite enough to keep your whole body warm.
Tourists and food do attract monkeys, so remember to keep your belongings safe and zipped away in a bag.
Please do not torment the monkeys as it could be an early end to your trip if bitten by one.
If you’d like to see more monkeys in their natural habitat we recommend visiting Ubud Monkey Forest.
What To Pack
DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod
Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50
Sunscreen: Banana Boat Sunscreen SPF-50
Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Rain Jacket: Columbia Lightweight Rain Jacket
Mount Batur is the second largest active volcano in Bali after Mount Agung, and Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking is one of the most popular things to do on the island.
Standing at 1717 metres tall, due to Mount Agung’s consistent eruptions, it is the highest Volcano hike accessible to the public.
There is no need to worry however, as trekking Mount Batur is monitored daily by seismologists and the last eruption was in the year 2000.
The total distance for trekking Mount Batur is a maximum of 9km there and back, depending on which trail you take. There is a harder route and an easier route. Your tour guide is likely to give you the option on the day.
Hundreds of tourists head up to Mount Batur for sunrise to catch the incredible 360 degree landscape from the top.
With views looking out to Mount Abang it will be a breathtaking experience that you’ll remember for a life time.
There have recently been a few tours operating a sunset trek! Which although are less popular, can be incredible if the clouds clear.
What To Expect When Trekking Mount Batur At Sunset
The trek itself is classed at mediocre difficulty level, however we promise it’s really not that hard!
After trekking for roughly 90 minutes, when you reach the summit, you’ll receive some food and a warm drink from your guide.
This is usually a banana sandwich and a boiled egg, cooked by the volcanic steam at the top of the trek.
Overall, having climbed Mount Batur for both sunrise and sunset, we’d recommend sunrise for an almost guaranteed amazing experience.
Sunset is much more of a risk as it’s very rare to catch a good one, but you’ll be pretty much the only tourists on the mountain!
We visited Mount Batur twice, once at sunrise and once at sunset.
The following photos show the trail and journey of our sunset trek in the light of day, so you can envision what it’s like in the dark.
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