Too frequented for its sanguine sunset points, Bali has a gem of a place for its early risers. Mount Batur in Bali, an active volcano is a beautiful hike uphill to its summit of 1,717 m above sea level. A two hour trek leads one to beautiful scenic vistas of lake Batur, mountains, and hot healing springs. Though an active volcano, the last Mount Batur eruption was recorded in 2000. The hike though an easy climb, is advised to be done with a local guide.
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Mount Batur height: 1,717 metres above sea level
The best time to visit Mount Batur is from April till September. The month of October sees the advent of rains which makes the hike to Mount Batur difficult. Also the best views during the trek can be enjoyed when the skies are clear. Mount Batur temperature varies from 27°C to 30°C during these months. There might be a fall in temperatures on the summit before sunrise.
By Air: Ngurah Rai International Airport is the nearest international airport.
By Road: Mount Batur is located in the Kintamani district. Buses run from all the major cities of Bali like Kuta and Ubud to Kintamani. One can also hire private taxis to reach there.
1. Mount Batur Sunrise
Watching the sunrise from Mount Batur is an utmost blissful experience. The views from atop an active volcano are spectacular. The Mount Batur sunrise hike is a must experience for all who are visiting Bali. It is a two hour trek one side to the summit of the volcano. The way is not tough but it is advised to go along with a local guide. The scenes from atop are truly splendid.
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2. Mount Batur Hot Springs
Bali is known to have a collection of hot springs which are both soothing to the eyes and body. Some of these springs are believed to have therapeutic powers and are referred to as holy. Others are located in beautiful locations making for great Bali sightseeing attractions. Mount Batur Hot Springs are a collection of hot springs around the active volcano of Batur and after a trek uphill, a dip in these is quite soulful.
3. Mount Batur Camping
The camping tours in Mount Batur are usually a 2 days and 1 night tour. One can book a guided Mount Batur tour which would begin sometime during the day. The trek is easy and the camping equipment provided, making it a hassle free hike. So layback under the starry sky and enjoy a night in the camps at Mount Batur as you wake up early to catch the morning sunrise. Hike down to the main crater and relax at the natural springs of Bali.
4. Kintamani Restaurant
Bali has some amazing cafes and restaurants serving delightful delicacies. This Mount Batur restaurant has the best Mount Batur view as the seating overlooks lake Batur. Treat your taste buds to tantalizing Balinese cuisine, as your eyes soak in the splendid scenic sights. Enjoy amazing Indonesian buffet with the view of Mount Batur volcano.
5. Batur Mountain View
If you are not camping then staying at Batur Mountain View is a good option. As the name suggests, the property has surreal views of the Mount Batur volcano. Nestled in the mountains, the climate is pleasant here. The rooms are beautifully styled with wooden floorings and private terraces. The place is a mere 2 minute drive from the Batur temple and other Batur points of interest.
Location: Jalan Culali, Desa Batur Selatan, Kintamani 80361, Indonesia
Starting Price: INR 1,583/-
Google rating: 3.8/5 | TripAdvisor rating: 3.5/5
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