Climbing the Mount Batur in Bali

When visiting Bali, you can practice much surfing. However, Bali also has beautiful scenery and nature. Especially worth paying a visit is the mount Gunung Batur. This is an active volcano in the north of Bali, but you can choose to climb it on foot or do it with a motorcycle. When you are on the summit, there is a spectacular view over its bigger brother the Mount Gunung Agung and the beautiful lake beneath. The mount Agung is currently active and can’t be climbed at all, but you can see the immense size of the mount Gunung Agung.

You start early in the morning (around 2 am) with a guide that will lead you to the summit. Bring a warm sweater because it can be very cold and windy on the top of the volcano. At the foot of the mountain, you will be given a flashlight because you can’t see anything during the night. The guide will lead you through narrow paths and rock settlements. It is a workout! When reaching the summit, it is 5 am already, and you can see the sunset! This is the most spectacular thing about climbing the Batur volcano.

There’s also a big group of monkeys on top of the summit, which you can feed. Be careful though because some of the monkeys are entirely ‘used to people’ which can lead to having your carried food stolen. So please be careful to put your food in your bag if you don’t want to get robbed.
When going down, you can let the guide choose different paths depending on how long you want the descent to be.

When going to Bali, seeing nature is a must, you can rent a scooter and drive, or you can hire a bus included with a guide and tour. Please inform us if you have any questions