Mount Batur
Mount Batur
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Hikers will enjoy climbing this volcano, and the rewards of the views into the crater and of the crystal clear waters of Lake Batur. (Note: visibility may be limited during the rainy season, Dec.-March.)
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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denisetws
Goreme, Turkey18 contributions
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 April 24, 2022
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Abana87
Leeds, UK80 contributions
Although having arranged and organised our Mount Batur Sunrise hike with Discova, the 3am pick up still found us groggy and slightly under-prepared. Nevertheless, on the 2 hour drive from Ubud our Discova guide talked us through what to expect from the climb. Upon arriving at the start of the hike we met our local guide and were offered head torches and extra layers, and began the two hour hike to the summit.

The climb itself is not over strenuous (I swear I saw one girl do it in flip flops); our guide gave us the opportunity for multiple breaks and having come prepared with hiking boots the terrain wasn't overly difficult. In the last 45 minutes a lot of the climb is on a sandy layer, which can definitely take it out of you!

On arriving at the summit with good time until sunrise, we settled in at a suitable spot as our guide brought over a snack of eggs and bread - there is the option to get hot chocolates but these need to be paid for and as we'd brought no cash, we passed. Although the inevitable clouds did roll in as the sun was coming up, the majesty of the setting was definitely not lost. We spend a good hour at the summit before wandering back to the base and our Discova rep, ready for the drive back and a big breakfast to celebrate the hike completion.

Honestly, the factor that brought this review down was the amount of idiotic tourists that were either tormenting the monkeys (although it was incredibly amusing seeing hungover tourists lose their food, and often much more, to those more opportunistic monkeys), flying drones over everyone or just generally not being respectful of those around them. Thankfully, they were in the minority.
Written September 6, 2020
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Martha Rose
14 contributions
Couples
We decided to do the Batur sunrise trekking and we got paired with an excellent guide and a small group of people (5 in total) as a group we had a good laugh and our guide was really fun and nice whilst making sure we stayed safe. The sunrise was beautiful to watch and we were taken to see the craters, monkeys etc. A word of warning - the trek is TOUGH i am a fit person who works out 5 times a week and have good cardio endurance and I struggled! We did so the trek in an hour and a half so would probably be easier if you took longer to get up but the walk is steep and only gets steeper the further you go! If you aren’t fit I wouldn’t advise to do it! We did manage to get a good price for the package of 400K IDR each which our car operator (Bali car/Bali quality tour) sorted for us and we weren’t hassled at all by anyone.
Written January 30, 2020
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Joy H
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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 July 25, 2022
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Ghel
Redlands, CA234 contributions
Couples
Mt Batur itself is undeniably beautiful in its own. Its peak along with Mt Abang dominates the scenery in Kintamani. The most popular thing to do for first timers would be the sunrise hike which is a grueling 2 am wake up call from
Ubud to 45 mins to an hour car ride to base camp which according to tour guide can differ according to tour company your booked into. Nevertheless, all needs a local tour guide to
summit the peak. The initial leg of trail started in sleeping village, passing by cabbage, chili, leek farms then the incline gradually becomes obvious trekking along deciduous forest. As you climb higher, pine trees mostly dotted along the trail. The dirt is black, sandy and rocky with evident dried magma which is really interesting, remembering that I am hiking an active volcano. We were not greeted with sunrise. There’s a strong cloud cover making it misty, almost zero visibility and windy on summit. Its not technical per se but poles are a must especially of steep descent. It will save your knees. I rated in 3/5 because its a sacred mountain and yet it felt exploited. Its not a true hikers paradise since dirt bicycles found its way to lobby it as “taxi service to summit” so we have to stop occasionally to safely pass them. The pollution from the motorcycles also ruined the fresh mountain air. I wish they would not overcrowd this mountain and respect it as it is. I do understand that its a source of income for locals but if you seek real hiking experience, then this is not a mountain for you.
Written May 29, 2022
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Vanessa M
Honolulu, HI17 contributions
It was good but you have to know that you will be hiking with hundreds of people up there mountain. It was noisy at the top with all the tourists who had the same cool idea of watching the sunrise. You’ll him up in the dark with flashlights in single file up Mt. Batur. You’ll miss out on the topography going up, but you’ll see it on the way down. When you get up to the top, you’ll be surrounded by lots of people waiting for the sun rise. It will probably be cold, so you may have to rent a blanket. The views are great though but expect a crowd.
Written July 23, 2022
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AlexP
Bucharest, Romania16 contributions
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 April 22, 2020
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jk973
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Couples
0400 start from hotel for 0620 sunrise, made summit by 0515, so about an hours walk - loose rocks, narrow paths, dark, but worth the climb - if you're unfit, the climb can take 3 hrs.
Lots of groups on the path, well trod trail, if your sunrise isn't blocked by clouds itll be breathtaking, if it is blocked by clouds, it's still a great walk and a nice place to sit and Chill - we went with a guide called Wata and he was awesome.

Back at hotel by 0730
Written April 29, 2022
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,914 contributions
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 July 1, 2020
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ahqin
31 contributions
This is an experience you must allow yourself to try at least once. The view atop the mount is breathtaking. We were lucky to have a clear day when we arrived at the top and had the best 30 minutes up there, soaking in the beauty of nature. Our guide, Mr Lubakk made sure he took great care of everyone, including our dad who is in his 70s and a young toddler! If you need someone to take good care of you and provide you with all the information you need to know about the hike, look for him - +62812 3841 8862
Written June 20, 2022
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