Mount Batur Trekking is a tour that only takes the morning and reveals the full beauty of the Batur Volcano in its all of its glory during sunrise. The Batur volcano is still active to this day where the last blast was in 1917 although there is not another eruption expected for a very long time. In this eruption there was a great amount of damage some of which is still visible and there are certainly still some old local people who will tell you about the day that the world shock. Most of the villages and temples and other important structures have now been repaired leaving the area with an atmosphere of good will pushing through which really is one of the fascinating aspects of the Balinese culture. Mount Batur Trekking allows you to witness the most staggering views of Bali that are possible on the island and experiencing this at first light you will be able to stand at the top of the island and watch the day begin as the colors and warmth of this eastern tropical paradise begin to manifest.
You will see some of the most holy temples in the island as well as the diversity of the small traditional villages and of course the fabled rice paddies that lead up to the hills. Beginning this in the dark the walk is exciting and mystic and then only when the sun rises over the Lombok strait will you realize the beauty of the areas that you are looking down on.
Mount Batur Trekking begins with an early pick up from your hotel at 2.00am depending on where you are located, if you stay in the Ubud area then this will be up to an hour later. You will reach the base of the peak at around 4.00am where you will able to have a coffee and any refreshments you wish before beginning the trek. After an hour there is an opportunity for another break followed by before arriving at the top of the peak at around 6am just before the rising of the sun. Here you will eat a well deserved and memorable breakfast that has been packed for you while you enjoy the three lakes of Bali beneath you and a panoramic view that stretches as far out as the Rinjani Mountain on the island of Lombok. When you begin the decent you will see the scenery you have just walked through in a new light and take in different aspects of the journey, there is also a another opportunity for a break on the way down and when you reach the shore you will be able to enjoy a morning swim before you enjoy lunch at a local restaurant then arrive back to your hotel at around 13.00 if you area staying in the south of Bali.