Mt Batur volcano sunrise trek
”Climbing this volcano was an amazing experience. The surrounds were unbelievably beautiful after sunrise. We trekked all the way round…it was awesome and our guide, ring was a delight. Don’t leave Bali without doing this climb”…Tony Hopkins, Hastings.
Join us for a sunrise trek to the summit of Mt.Batur (1717 meters) and experience the awesome beauty of an active volcano. Trekking in the cool, early morning darkness (torches, hiking sticks and wet weather gear supplied, if needed), we begin theone to two hour ascent (not difficult) to arrive in time to witness a glorious sunrise and experience the stunning morning views of the surrounding crater and lake.
Unlike other tour companies, we trek around the whole rim of the volcano climbing to it’s summit, witnessing the large troop of monkeys exit the largest crater, pass by steam fissures (where we cook our eggs for breakfast) and follow the rim to explore the second and third craters and the most recent lava flows. This is one of the highlights of the trip and we can assure that you won’t miss this experience, as our own experienced English speaking guide accompanies you as well as the compulsory local guide on the trek to ensure it happens (unlike other trekking companies who only use the compulsory local guide).
Of course, by supplying our own guide we can cater to guests who may not be as fit or as quick to climb the volcano as our other guests. If extra stops are needed one of the two guides will accompany you to the summit and not delay our other guests who can climb with the other guide. Not that this is a difficult climb at all.
Our breakfast is the finest available: juice, fruit, eggs, bread, jam and tea/coffee and it is included in the price (so you won’t be paying exorbitant prices for food on top of the mountain - another advantage of having our guide accompany you).We also supply snacks to keep your energy levels up and of course, ample drinking water is available.
On the way home from the trek we will stop off at a Balinese plantation to learn of the plants important to the Balinese and their culture, the process of making coffee and see some of those herbs you’re used to cooking with and tropical fruits growing in their natural environment. We also get to sample of them as well as local herbal teas, coffees and the unusually processed Coffee Luwak, the most expensive coffee in the world.
This trek is a relatively easy climb and is suitable for most persons and children. It is one of the most attractive volcanoes in Indonesia and one of the easiest to climb. The sunrise, the majestic views of the lake and surrounding mountains in the morning and the rugged beauty of an active volcano make this trip a must for visitors to this fabled island.
pick up and return transfer to Mt. Batur
breakfast & snacks
Ample drinking water.
local guide fee and our own personal English speaking guide to ensure your trip is enjoyable and fulfilling.
A variety of stunning scenery and photo opportunities!
Mt Agung volcano trek
“The trek to the summit of Agung was not easy, but the experience and views made it worth our efforts. The tour was well organized, we had great guides, plenty of food and water and shared more than our prayers on the top of the volcano” Peter, Germany.
Trekking to the peak of the active volcano, Mt. Agung, Bali’s holiest and tallest mountain (3142 meters) takes four to five hours (eight - ten hours for the return journey). It is a somewhat difficult trek and requires a good level of fitness and some bravado, but is an extremely worthwhile and amazing spiritual experience.
Departing at 1 - 2 a.m. (head torches and wet weather gear supplied, if needed) after making an offering and prayer at the holy Pasar Agung temple, the highest in Bali, we begin the ascent of this impressive volcano to arrive in time to witness the most remarkable sunrise you will see in Bali and to enjoy the spectacular morning views of the neighboring islands of Lombok, Nusa Penida and the whole south and east of Bali. Trekking first through jungle (where you can see wildlife on the return journey) we pass the tree line and trek up the lava flows of the 1963 eruption enjoying the spectacular night views of Bali (the lights are amazing). After sunrise and making an offering and prayer on the summit of this holy mountain we enjoy a well deserved breakfast before beginning our descent.
We serve the finest breakfast available and ample water is supplied during the trek.
At certain times of the month and on auspicious days it is not possible to trek to the summit of Mt. Agung. It is advisable to check as early as possible to ascertain whether it is possible to climb. It is not recommended that anyone tries this climb during the wet season.