Mount Batur is situated in the Bangli region, which is located on Bali’s island. Bali, Indonesia. For years, travelers have been trekking to the top of Mount Batur (a volcano in Bali) for a view of sunrises over the nearby volcanoes Mount Agung and Mount Agung It’s easy to see the reason!
If you manage to wake up early for the trek to the mountain, you will be treated to an adventurous hiking experience in the dark. There is an unforgettable sunrise on the summit. Last week I took a hike on the volcano for the first time , and did not know what to expect.
In this post, I will discuss 6 important things to know before you hiking Mount Batur, including what is required and how to prepare.
How strenuous is the hike up the mountain VOLCANO IN BALI?
The first question is, how difficult is the hike? For many, this will be the foremost question that requires answer. If you’re normally active and you have a decent amount of cardiovascular exercise, you should not think that the hike is too challenging.
It is common to read on forums, travel websites along with blogs about how it’s easy and you could run up the hill! This isn’t the case.
The hike lasts about the duration of two hours (for the most part, faster depending on how many breaks you’ll need) And remember that you are reaching the summit of a volcano, which has a height of 1,717 meters, or 5,633 feethigher than sea level.
Personally, I found the walk to be hard and not an easy stroll as some described it. To be fair, I don’t do too much cardio and if I are at the gym, I’m usually there to take a relaxing Pilates class!
When it comes to understanding how difficult the hike will be really, you must look to your own personal fitness level instead of someone else’s. You are in control of your body and you will be well-equipped to determine in the beginning if you’re going to be finding the hike hard.
There is no need to be preparing for your race in advance (it’s only a 2-hour hike not one! ) In as long as you’re taking breaks when you need them I think anyone can get to the top.
WHAT TO WEAR TO HIT THE VOLCANO
The temperature and climate are likely to vary from one night to the next and also changes during the hike. I would recommend you wear suitable shorts or shorts, or something you typically wear to exercise.
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THINGS YOU NEED TO Know Before Hiking Mount Batur
Mount Batur is situated at the Bangli region, which is located on the Island of Bali, Indonesia. Many years ago, tourists had been trekking through Mount Batur (a volcano in Bali) to watch at the dawn as it rises over nearby volcanoes Mount Agung and Mount Agung It’s easy to see why!
If you are able to rise early for your journey to the summit, you’ll be treated with an adventurous hike in the darkness with an unforgettable sunrise on the summit. The last time I was there I took a hike on the volcano for the first-time and did not know what to expect.
In this article I share six things you should be aware of prior to hiking Mount Batur, including what you should bring along and how to prepare.
1.) HOW HARDY IS IT TO hike up the Mountain Batur VOLCANO IN BALI?
The first thing to consider is how difficult is the hike? Most likely, that’s the most important question that needs being answered. If you’re active and have a decent level of aerobic fitness, then you shouldn’t feel that the hike will be too challenging.
Trekking all the way to Top of Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia
You’ll see on many websites, travel channels along with blogs about how it’s simple to get up the hill! Well, that’s not entirely correct.
The hike lasts about about two hours (for mostpeople, it’s faster when you require fewer breaks) Remember that you’re summiting a volcano which has a height of 1,717 meters, which is 5,633 feet, higher than the sea level.
Personally, I found the hike quite difficult , not the easy walk as others described it. In fairness I don’t perform too much exercise and when I am at the gym it’s usually for a leisurely Pilates class!
So when it comes to knowing how tough the hike will be, honestly you have to look to your own personal fitness level, not someone who else’s. Your body knows what it is and will be aware in the beginning if you’re going to find the hike difficult.
You don’t have to be training beforehand (it’s an easy hike of two hours, not a marathon! ) And as long as you’re taking breaks as needed I’m sure anyone can make it to the highest point.
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2.) WHAT TO wear to hike the VOLCANO
The temperature and weather will differ from one night to the following and is also subject to change throughout the hike. I would recommend wearing comfortable tights or shorts, which is something you would typically wear to workout.
The most crucial thing to put on is proper athletic shoes, or walking shoes! I watched many girls in very silly stylish shoes slip when they tried to climb up the final part of the hike , where the gravel and rocks are loose.
Take a sweater or hoodie to stay warm during the hike. It is likely to be towards the beginning, and the top. Throughout the hike, it is likely that you’ll remove these outer layers.
I also suggest that you bring with you a rain jacket for when you are hiking in the wet season or around it because you could be drenched on!
WHAT TO BRING TO MOUNT BATUR
Use a small rucksack to bring your waterproof gear plus a bottle of water as well as snacks. I also suggest purchasing an earlier headlamp.
You’re provided with a flashlight by your guide, but having an tiny headlamp will make your hike easier, especially toward the end to have your hands completely free as you climb through the rough terrain.
Your guide is likely to have a couple of small water supplies for you, but I think it’s better to bring a few extra in your bag. The guide you meet at the top will be bringing snacks, most likely some simple eggs that have been boiled.
If you think you’ll be hungry, bring along some biscuits or sandwiches. We carried these along, but in the end was waiting to eat till we had a break on our return trip to Seminyak.
Bringing cameras is essential! I currently use the Nikon D850 as well as a Sigma Art Lens, but any quality DSLR will be able to capture the sunrise.
Sunrise at the top of Mount Batur is truly stunning so make sure to bring any cameras Gopros and phones, or whatever else you like to use for photography.
Unless you are a professional I’d recommend leaving the tripod behind. You could still capture a stunning time-lapse however, it’s very busy on the summit and transporting it up the mountain would be a pain.
If you’re really interested in an tripod, I’d suggest you use a smaller , flexible tripod and not a large one. However, I would suggest you put down the cameras and take in the view as the sun rises . at least a couple of photos!