My father and I did the Mt. Batur sunrise hike with Mr. Mudi and his team in July and had a wonderful, if extremely difficult experience. A few points of reflection:
The hike is very very difficult. You have to be fit. My dad and I are moderately fit and it was a struggle for us. Three members of our group fell down and suffered minor cuts and bruising (I'm a klutz; it was a given that I would fall at some point). Fortunately, Mudi and his team had first aid kits to treat us. We heard that another hiker, in an unrelated group, broke his back on the day of our hike.
Mr. Mudi is AMAZING. Unlike other guides he takes small groups (ours was 6 adults and a 6 mo. old baby!), hires multiple guides (3 guides for us) and will help you make the hike at your own pace (for my dad and I: very slowly). Many of the other groups we saw had 1 guide to 10 or more clients. Because my dad and I were slow, rather than leaving us behind, Mr. Mudi personally guided my dad and I at a pace we could handle. I saw some other guides simply abandon weaker teammates behind to struggle along alone.
Mudi also includes a lot of extras in his trip: you hike down the back of the mountain rather than the front (which you hike up). This gives you a change in scenery and is a longer and safer route. At the end of the hike, Mr. Mudi's three cars were waiting for us with cold drinks and cold towels. Finally, Mr. Mudi will equip you with headlamps, hiking poles and a jacket, if needed. We saw other people struggling in shorts and flip flops and holding flashlights....you will definitely need both hands to climb certain points!
Mr. Mudi is a born guide and extremely professional in his conduct to his clients and his approach to climbing. Don't hesitate to book with him.
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