Mount Batur
Mount Batur
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This active volcano in Bali, Indonesia, is located at the center of two calderas. Mount Batur, which last erupted in 2000, is located one and a half hours from Ubud by car, and is a popular hiking spot. It’s recommended to make the hour-long climb in the early hours so you can reach the peak in time for sunrise. Just note that visibility may be limited during the rainy season between December and March. Don’t forget to explore Batur’s steaming crater rims and lava fields, or join a tour to enjoy a relaxing soak in a hot spring near Lake Batur. – Tripadvisor
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  • BrookeMorales
    London, United Kingdom1,836 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mount Batur volcano & lake
    Take a day trip to Mount Batur. You can hike here or rent quad bikes with a guide and explore this beautiful volcano. The villages around the area live off the fertile land, and surroundings are quite pretty. Stop at the lake afterwards to admire the view.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Our Wanderings | E&J
    United Kingdom92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most beautiful sunrise at the summit of Mount Batur
    We joined the sunrise trekking tour to Mount Batur. This experience was beyond our expectations. Many tours alike will pick you up from your hotel to arrive at the base for around 2-3am. Our guide provided us with a small bag including gloves, poncho, head light as well as a walking stick. The hike up is steep and slippery because of the volcanic ash and rocks so we would recommend packing hiking shoes or sport shoes. It took around 1.5 hours to the summit including periods of brief breaks. We arrived to the top around 5am and sat in the dark until sunrise which was at 6:30am for us when we went mid August. The silence and darkness is magical and you can see a sky full of stars if the sky is clear. The sunrise is out of this world and nothing is quite like what we witnessed. We were offered a hot drink and a packed breakfast too which was a perfect compliment. We would suggest bringing enough thick layers as it is very cold and windy at the top especially when you are waiting for the sunrise. This is a Bali must experience!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Johanna S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just do it :-)
    We had such a great hiking experience! We started very early in the morning, but our nice guide nyoman did a great job by encouraging us and making sure that we are safe and secure. You should keep in mind that it is a challenge to get on top of the mountain but it is worth it. Male also sure that you wear warm clothes, early in the morning it is colder than expected. Once you climb the mount batur you get a warm drink and good breakfast. Nyoman made sure we had a good place to see the sunrise. We highly recommend the tour!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Peter G
    Ballarat, Australia179 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hot springs, just don't swim in the waterfalls if you value your health!
    It is a long hilly road with lots of bends and turns, but the end destination is worth the drive. You can head there in the wee hours of the morning to trek up the mountain to view the sunrise if that's up your alley, and make a really long day of it if you like. We just went for the hot springs, my partner hiked to the top on a previous visit. The hot springs are lovely at around 37 degrees and overlook the volcano. There are a lot of pools to relax in, some cooler, and there are plenty of food and drink choices to stave off your hunger. If you're Australian, you might not mind the flies that know the exact moment your food comes out. They do provide burning pots to repel them but they are annoying. It is a real maze with lots of stairs so finding your way around can be a challenge, and if your mobility is a problem avoid coming here. The change rooms and toilet facilities are also very average. The toilets often run out of paper so either bring your own or hope for the best, baby wipes are the best option I find. They provide lockers and towels for your use while there. All in all I would say it's worth a visit, and along the way you can visit the coffee farms and waterfalls. A word of caution, if you don't see locals swimming in the waterfalls don't do it, it's not worth the risk of disease, just think of what lies between the source and the waterfall, remember you're in a country that does not have a good sanitation system.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Anant k
    New Delhi, India35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good views but very crowded
    Easy hike to reach the top (depends on fitness level though). But very crowded and the top can get equally crowded as well. Coming down or going up for that matter, you have the option to get a ride on dirt bikes. They are not cheap though but will get you up the mountain or down in less than 30mins (and the ride is fun)
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • RS
    London, United Kingdom76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful sunset, worth the lack of sleep the night before
    The 1.30am wake-up to start climbing at 3.30am is painful, but very much worth it. It’s approximately a 2 hour climb but best to make it in the dark whilst its coolest. The terrain is road and then rocky/sandy for the rest. The guides will provide flashlights to everyone and that is enough to make it up, feel free to bring your own as well if you prefer. Walking shoes are not a must, but trainers with grip are a minimum. The route down is a lot more sandy and very easy to skid/slip on, that happened multiple times to me. The views from the top at daybreak and then sunrise do make the trek worth it. This is a popular attraction running every day/night, so if taking a tour expect to be in a group of 10+ with 100 or so climbers ascending that very morning.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Jordan L
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great site!
    The mountain is majestic. We were also amaze by the lava site and the pine forest. Our tour guide explained the history of the place and drove us around in a jeep which was a great experience. You could hit him up on his Instagram @balijeep_adventure10
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 November 2023
  • Serdar Muradov
    Hong Kong, China62 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    frozen lavas
    With a tourist guide visited the best view mounting Batur. lava volcano since 1963. I took picture in one view, there are the last frozen lavas from the rest of the vulcan. Is it possible use frozen lavas for organic plantation?
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 November 2023
  • mrc282
    World8,913 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    gorgeous and worth the hike
    the hike to mt batur for sunrise is worth it. it is about 1.5h hike each way there are two tracks up and down mt batur that i know off: #1 short and steep, #2 long and gradual. we took #1 while going up and #2 while returning to base. during the hike up, the first section is paved road (but you may bypass it in a vehicle if you know the checkpoint officer), and the second section is volcanic dirt path it was a cloudy and misty day on the day of visit, so sunrise view was non-existent. however, luckily, the mist cleared and everyone up at the ridge cheered. we were rewarded with a gorgeous view of mt agung and abang against the lake backdrop about 15 min after sunrise, floating above a layer of clouds. so dont despair but stay patient if weather is not completely on your side. you will also see volcanic steam vents along the way. there is also an option to visit the hot springs after the hike. we did not do that but instead visited pura segara ulun danu batur. this temple shares a similar setting to pura ulun danu beratan but the temple at beratan is more impressive.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 January 2024
  • anittahole
    Farsoe, Denmark142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and a good exercise
    We walked with our guide from “balivolcanotrekking” from at around 4 am. It was a steep hike in the dark. When we arrived we had breakfast and waited for the sun. We were very cold even though we brought a sweater. But it was worth every bit! It was so beautiful. Our guide showed us where the gas from the volcano came out and we got to feed a monkey with our leftovers. The hike down was difficult and slippery - we fell several times. The lava pebbles roll when you walk. We wore trainers which was fine. There are a lot of people trying to sell something in your face when you are suffering and struggeling. We understand they have to make money but the peace you wish for combined with the view is not there. Our guide took us up early which we appreciated because there are a lot of people up there and we went in the low season. Bring warm clothes!!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 February 2024
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AlexP
Bucharest, Romania16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We did this as part of our Honeymoon and we couldn't end up with a better guide.

We had a great experience on our hike with the fantastic guide KARMA! He's careful, safe and will to please. A fantastic guy who's always on the lookout for your safety!
The only negative experience which we've had was with the drier that picked us up from the hotel at 2 am from Kuta Beach because on the way to the Mt. he took a nap while driving. Not the best thing to witness so I made sure to ask him open answer questions this way he doesn't fall asleep again.
Other than than, the whole experience was beautiful and it is a must! You have to make sure you are well equipped when doing it.

Essentials:

1) Light jacket (it is freezy up, and you will be sweaty) in case you do not have one you could rent from them, but it will be 50,000IDK for it
2) Full Pants and you could have shorts underneath
3) Torch / Headlight (but the guide will provide one for you anyways)
4) Water because it is quite expensive on the Mt. (understandable)
5) Good shoes (it is slippery and a HIGH chance of falling)

Also, I would recommend having an extra shirt that you can change in above. In case you do like your sleep, it is recommended to leave for the tour from Ubud rather than Kuta.

All being said, KARMA is the best guy ever and I suggest if you do this to ask for him. He's well worth his pay and I would recommend tipping him at the end because he's not making much on this.

Have fun and stay safe!
Written 22 April 2020
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Joy H
22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I traveled with a group of 4 and climb Mount Batur in July of 2022. We booked through "safebalidriver" who also handled our airport and city transfers. Here is the real review.

We were picked up at our hotel in Ubud promptly at 2:30 am then drove 1.5 hours to the base of the volcano. There were at least 100 other people at base camp with guides. There are basic bathrooms you can use before you climb but you will be charged to use them. Your guide will hand you a flashlight or headlamp then the trek begins. Initially it is flat paved road, then through a field then the real work begins as you walk up loose rocks and boulders. The climb is challenging even for those who trek - trust us. Wearing hiking shoes is a must. We saw folks in chucks and sandals struggling.

Along the way there are rest stops where Balinese women are selling snacks, water, sweaters and blankets. The first summit takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach. The second summit is roughly 45 minutes later. Our guide made boiled eggs, banana sandwiches and got us coffee. Although you'll sweat from the vertical climb, it is cold once you reach the top - like -5 degrees celsius/high 20s Fahrenheit. I brought an extra pullover and was still freezing. We ended up "renting" a blanket from one of the vendors and huddled under it for an hour until sunrise. Don't underestimate how cold it will be up there. I don't eat egg but spent a good while holding a boiled egg to warm my hands. The sunrise is stunning. There are points where it is obscured as the clouds roll by, but it is a beautiful sight.

The way down is treacherous too. The loose rocks make it hard to get secure footing and folks were sliding, although it is doable if you go slowly.

The last part of our tour was a stop at a coffee plantation where you could try a variety of types of coffee and spices. Overall it felt good to have accomplished the trek and gotten to see the sunrise. However, if I knew hot cold I'd be at the top, I wouldn't have done it. If you like a real challenge, have a strong constitution and are well prepared this is the trip for you. If not, I'd stick to a shorter less taxing hike.
Written 25 July 2022
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Kelly W
Hong Kong, China52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
A must-do when you're in Bali! We came during March 2020 so there weren't very many people (we were told only 150-200 people compared to the usual 1k+). The hike itself is a bit difficult and slippery due to the small pebbles, but get a good guide and you'll be okay. It's definitely a beautiful experience, but make sure to bring a jacket for the top of the mountain as it gets cold, especially before the sun comes up.
Written 30 March 2020
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Meyly Anggraini
Bali, Indonesia170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Ive been here like i dont know how many times hahaha, never been bored here. And this is my second review. This mountain's view is amazing! You can see Abang, right in front of you across the lake. Agung is a bit hide at the back of Abang. If you're lucky, you can see the legend Rinjani! Everyday (if lucky) sunrise is beautiful here. If you want to enjoy the scenery without many people here, i highly recommend you to start the hike around 7 / 8 am or sunset time 3/ 4 pm. You can have the top your own :)
Written 14 January 2020
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,982 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Climbing Mount Batur was not on our itinerary, despite a sunrise hike being the most popular thing to do in the area. I'd read up before our trip and the active volcano seemed reasonably challenging to hike and there was always the problem of us not really having the correct footwear or clothing. We decided to enjoy the view from our pool instead, whilst staying for a few days in the local area.
Written 1 July 2020
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denisetws
Goreme, Türkiye18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
so lucky to have found our guide Bazir who was able to pick us up from our accommodation in north Bali!

booking him was a breeze as he replied really quickly and gave us all the information about the prices and what to bring etc :)

Bazir was really experienced and informative as he lives right at Mt Batur which is where he grew up. i really enjoyed the climb with him as my guide as he constantly reminded us that this is not a competition and we didn’t have to compare our pace to other groups. he also took us on a local route which was much quieter and comfortable for us!

i would highly recommend Bazir as a guide if you are looking for one for your hike up Mt Batur 🙌🏻 contact him on whatsapp at +62 877-6038-1082
Written 24 April 2022
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ChrisThomasTravels
Manama, Bahrain724 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Best views are at sunrise, from the peak. To reach the top before the sun, we hiked through the night. To gaze out across the peaks and valleys with the sun's first rays made all that effort worthwhile. During our descent, we made it a point to peek into the still smoldering heart of this volcano.
Written 16 November 2020
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We didn't expect the temperature to be a low 14c and the area somewhat obscured by a haze. It was still clear enough to enjoy and appreciate the spectacular scenery from various vantage points known to our driver. It is still an active volcano, no tremors felt or rumbles on the day, so it seemed that the gods were happy. Mounty Batur dominates the area, two calderas at its base, the southern caldera contains a lake and the village of Trunyan which is noted for it's unusual custom of laying the deceased on the open ground and covering with cloth and bamboo while they decompose. The surrounding area has changed greatly since we last visited in 1989, I think that I preferred my visit and the rather primitive facilities that existed then .
Written 26 March 2020
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TheHumbleTravellers
Greater Noida, India702 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
One of the best excursion of our Indonesia trip. Trekking to Mount Batur to view sunrise was adventurous and super exhausting but it was once in lifetime experience.

We had chosen our anniversary date for the trek and it was the best choice ever made.

Trekking is to Mount Batur requires decent stamina and some tough terrain specially last 4-5 Kms, so be prepared for the same (please note this trek is suitable even for children with 12 years and above but you need to be very careful while climbing)

Once you reach top you will have one of the best views of Sun, Mountain, Clouds and River, its absolute surreal

And the best thing is boiling eggs in the natural heat coming out of holes of this volcanic mountain.

Its highly recommended for trekkers and nature lovers. Ensure lot of water, stick and umbrella (your guide will definitely help but in case your travelling alone)

We had a superb guide for this trek
Written 2 February 2020
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MADHURKJAIN
Vadodara, India412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Highlights of Ubud Tour. Although we didn't do a trek up to the top, we still enjoyed the beautiful view of Mount Batur and Kintamani lake on a bright sunny day. Also enjoyed some local fruits like passionfruit, mangosteen from local shops. Not to be missed attraction on Ubud tour
Written 12 September 2020
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