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Mt. Batur (Gunung Batur)
Mt. Batur (Gunung Batur)

Mt. Batur (Gunung Batur)

Mt Batur, Bali

The Basics

To best appreciate the Mount Batur experience, sign up for an early-morning trek to the summit. Such excursions typically depart from Ubud at 2am or 3am and arrive at the base of the volcano while it’s still dark. Trekkers then make the 2-hour journey to the top of the volcano using headlamps and the light of the moon, an effort rewarded with amazing sunrise views of Mt. Agung and the surrounding mountains. Since Mt. Batur is an active volcano, you’ll likely also get to experience a very unique breakfast of eggs boiled on the lava-heated rocks. After you’ve made the trip, nearby Lake Batur offers hot springs perfect for relaxing tired muscles. It’s also possible to combine your Mt. Batur sunrise trek with whitewater rafting on the Ayung River or a coffee plantation tour.

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Full-Day Bali Island Tour Including Mt Batur the Sacred Monkey Forest and a 2-Hour Spa Treatment
Full-Day Bali Island Tour Including Mt Batur the Sacred Monkey Forest and a 2-Hour Spa Treatment
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$88.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great Experience
Our guide Kana and the driver were fantastic. Great experience overall. I would strongly recommend this trip. Answered any questions we had about the island and local culture.
plbarry52, Feb 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Bali

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Amazing experience
463cesaref, Aug 2019
Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking with Breakfast
Our driver was right on time for pick up in a nice big clean car. Dropped us off with our guide Adi who made the experience absolutely incredible. He was so funny and made the climb in the darkness brilliant. Once at the top he made us a great breakfast in the hot springs and took fantastic pictures of us. I hope other people are lucky enough to have Adi as their guide.
star-5
My partner and I had a fantastic...
Kristie N, Oct 2017
Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking Tour
My partner and I had a fantastic time at Mt batur. Our driver wayan was very friendly and got us there safety. He went out of the way to stop off at some beautiful viewing points. The tour guide Ari was fantastic. Charismatic, informative and hospitable. Tough hike but worth the views
star-5
This was a fantastic day trip. It...
Matthew E, Jul 2017
Private Day Trip: Highlights of Ubud & Mount Batur Volcano
This was a fantastic day trip. It allowed us to see a different side of Bali and it's beautiful scenery. Our driver Pancha was great and had a concise knowledge of his country and people. His van was very comfortable and clean. Great service. Highly recommended.
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Wayan, our guide was very good. He...
Dianne C, Jan 2018
Private Day Trip: Highlights of Ubud & Mount Batur Volcano
Wayan, our guide was very good. He ensured we saw everything that was on the itinerary and was helpful finding items that were on our shopping list. He was punctual, the car was clean and comfortable and we really enjoyed our time with him.
star-5
amazing sunrise
Kelly_P, Apr 2020
Mount Batur Sunrise Hiking
the climb was just the right amount of challenging. it took a little less than 2 hours but could be doable for any skill level. even little kids made it up to the top. the view at the top was amazing and had so many good places to take photos. the guide was helpful in getting up and down. gotta get up to get down, thats what i always say! but back to the review. the sunrise was amazing and itseemed like you could see the whole island.
star-5
Fantastic Trek
Sarah_J, Mar 2020
Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking
A wonderful tour guide, Tri and beautiful weather to make for a memorable trek. This is my second time doing the trek, and this company was fantastic! Would definitely recommend
star-5
Favorite Activity in Bali
Camille_K, Mar 2020
Mt Batur Sunrise Trekking & Natural Hot Springs
This morning hike was the highlight of my trip to Bali. Our guide, Kuas, was fun, cheerful, and helpful during such a strenuous activity -- he's largely why we had so much. I'll never forget the sense of accomplishment of reaching the top! Thank you for a wonderful time
star-4
Reaching the summit and feeling the steam
Herk_S, Mar 2020
Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking
Call time was quite early with only 2 hours of sleep....Good trek! Sadly it was quite cloudy when we get to the summit. Did enjoy it! Tour guide was good. You need to have a good pair of trekking shoes to get up there.path can get really slippery.
star-5
Great tour and guide
Sujay_M, Mar 2020
Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking (Private Tour and Buffet Breakfast at Restaurant)
Great experience! Our guide Ketut was very helpful. Highly recommend this tour and having him as a guide!
star-5
Fantastic trip
sineadloughnane, Jan 2020
Mt Batur Sunrise Trekking and Visit to Luwak Coffee Plantation
We absolutely loved the sunrise hike and our guide Carma was great. We would recommend him and this tour
star-5
very nice tour
sarahlrattray2, Jan 2020
Highlights Mt. Batur and Natural Hot Spring Private Tours
very good driver speak english, very good guide very nice batur good tour ,good area ubud very nice good
star-5
Fantastic experience.
marksV2676ZJ, Dec 2019
Sunrise in Bali: Mount Batur Hiking and Coffee Plantation Tour
A great experience and well worth the early start. Our driver aryl was there on time and explained everything. Our guide wayan was excellent, very informative and helped us up the mountain. Reasonable level if fitness needed but very achievable. Wear good shoes (not sandles)

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Climbing Mt. Batur volcano is a must for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure travelers.

  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.

  • Dress in layers; it’s chilly before sunrise but will warm up significantly once the sun comes up.

  • Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat for the trek down.

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How to Get There

While it’s possible to climb Mt. Batur without a tour guide, it’s much more convenient (and safe) to visit as part of a guided tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Ubud, as well as breakfast at the top. The starting point for the hike is usually the village of Toya Bungkah, about an hour by bus from Ubud.

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When to Get There

Since Mt. Batur remains one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes, it’s important to inquire about current activity before making the trek. For the best chance of clear skies and dry weather, plan to visit between April and October. July and August tend to be busiest on the trails.

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Who Can Make the Climb

It takes about two hours to make the ascent to the top of Mt. Batur, and the hike is almost entirely uphill over jagged volcanic rocks. It’s a moderately difficult hike suitable for those with at least an average fitness level.

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