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Mount Batur

Mount Batur, a beauty that peaks at 1,717 metres, is Bali Indonesia’s most active volcano famous for sunrise treks.

Conquering an active volcano may sound intimidating but the rewards are worth it: on top of Mount Batur, one can get a perfect, panoramic view of the clear waters of Lake Batur, the solidified black lava from its last explosion, and the stunning sunset as it stretches its light to the seemingly endless verdant plains and slopes surrounding the area. The 5-kilometre round-trip hike, which can be done in 2 hours, is a fairly easy one except for some difficult bumps and slippery areas caused by some dried lava. While on your way to the top, you’ll be fascinated with two things: by the scenery which looks like it’s from The Lord of the Rings, or by your friendly, and very helpful Balinese hike guides.

 

Location

Mount Batur is located at Bangli Regency, Indonesia, 30 kilometres northeast of Ubud.

 

Opening Days and Hours

Mount Batur can be accessed anytime.

 

Entry Fee and Bookings

For a group of 3 people, a guide and an entrance fee cost around IDR 350,000 (USD 24.50) plus a IDR 40,000 (USD 2.80) extra tip for the guide.

 

How to Get There

  • From Denpasar City, take a bus to Ubud.  
  • From Ubud, you can rent a taxi or rent a motorbike to Mount Batur.

 


Suggested For

  • Solo Travelers/ Backpackers 
  • Couples 
  • Families 
  • Groups

 

Time to Spend

Hiking to the top, seeing the sights, and going back down the plains can take up to 5 hours.

 


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to start the hike is at 4:00 in the morning.

 

Food

There are no restaurants in the mountain so it’s best to pack up enough food for your hike. You can buy water or coke from some tour guides.

 

Nearby Attractions

  • Ubud Monkey Forest 
  • Goa Gajah 
  • Puri Lukisan Museum 
  • Kintamani Highland

 

Stay

Nearby hotels such as Ayu Kintamani Hotel, Shanty Country House, Volcano Terrace, Batur Mountain View, and Surya Hotel and Restaurant offers accommodation starting from USD 30 to USD 200.

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RATING

History and culture    30

Natural Beauty    89

Nightlife    0

Adventure    70

Family Fun    10

Cost -USD   25

History and culture

30

Natural Beauty

89

Nightlife

0

Adventure

70

Family Fun

10

Cost -USD

25

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