Mount Batur Trekking
Bangli’s mountainous region centers around the spectacular volcanic crater (or caldera’s) of Batur. Mount Batur itself is actually just a small volcano, but its setting is in the heart of a huge crater 14km in diameter. Adjacent to the volcano is the large crescent-shaped Batur Lake, all surrounded by the high walls of the crater rim. As the road rises steadily from Bangli or Tampaksiring, nothing in the surrounding gray landscape of bushes and garden plots suggests the presence of a volcano. But
over one more small ridge a dizzying view awaits the ayes, encompassing the crater and beyond. From Panelokan, the main road runs right round the rim towards Kintamani, the panorama shifting as you circle around the crater.
The sheer size of the crater conjures up images of the massive eruption of the original Mount Batur that occurred tens of thousands year ago. The volcano is still active today as Balinese all over the island who still remember the great eruption of 1917 will ratify. It claimed thousands of lives and destroyed hundreds of temples. Old people might tell you this was “the year when the world shook”. Other eruptions have taken place since, forcing the local population to be relocated, along with several of their temples including one of the main Bali temples, Pura Ulun Danau. Initially inside the huge crater, this temple has been relocated to the top of the ridge overlooking it. Here it now offers an impressive view of Mount Batur.For a complete panoramic view, you can drive half the circumference of the crater along its upper rim. The highest point is Bukit Penulisan. Here, one of the most ancient of Bali’s temples contains the remains of carvings from the earliest Buddhist period. From Penulisan the road continues towards Buleleng and Kubutambahan.
One very interesting excursion in Batur is the climb down the inside of the crater fromPenelokan to Kedisan. You can then drive around the smaller Mount Batur, through Songan. From Toya Bungkah, boats cross the lake to a Bali Age village called Trunyan. This place is notorious for its mortuary traditions. Instead of cremating the dead, as Balinese do throughout most of the island, the Trunyan community leave the bodies to decompose naturally in a special cemetery.There are also hot springs and lodgings in Toya Bungkah. From Songan there is a beautiful trek to Tianyar to the north coast of the island. The adventurous traveler may even wish to climb Mount Batur itself.
BATUR SUNRISE TREKKING
It is once in a lifetime to experience the early trekking and admire the best sunrise on the Bali’s active Mt. Batur (1717 m above sea level).
Hotel pick – up, drive directly to starting point.
From starting point about 1.5 hours to reach the peak of Mt. Batur accompanied by experienced organization trekking guide.
Stop will be made for short break and drinking water.
Arrive at the peak of Mt. Batur, while waiting the sunrise a packed breakfast will be served with a special volcanic steamed eggs.
Descend the path down to other crater, crater 2 & 3 and the last crater which erupted on the year of 2000.
Arrive back on the shore of Lake Batur, where a stop is made and get second breakfast Banana pancake with chocolate or sandwich with cheese , eggs and tomato.
Drive back to your hotel.
Price US$ 35 per person. Minimum 2 Person.
Price US$ 40 per person. Minimum 2 Person (over night at Surya Hotel).
- Private transport your hotel -Lake shore – back to your hotel.
- Drinking water, breakfast tea and coffee.
- Experienced organization trekking guide (English speaking)
What to wear: good shoes, long T-shirt, long trousers, hat, camera don’t forget extra film.
- Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua : 01.30 am
- ubud : 02.00 am
- Lake Batur : 03:30 am