Let’s face it, that when you hear Indonesia, it’s always BALI – it’s more on watching sunsets in the beach, seeing monkeys everywhere, party all night long and beautiful temples which they are known for. But looking on its other side, Indonesia is also known for having the most active volcanoes in the world and you can actually find one in Bali – Mt. Batur.
If you’re an adventure junkie, Mt. Batur (Gunung Batur) must be in your bucket list – hiking to the top of an active volcano and watching a beautiful sunrise to start your day.
What to bring:
- Self with determination
- Proper hiking attire, sandals will do
- Wind-breaker (it’s cold at the top)
- Sunblock lotion
Here’s our proposed Itinerary if you’re doing a DIY:
2:00 AM – Leave your hotel
3:30 AM – Drop-off at the trekking starting point
4:00 AM – Start to trek
6:00 AM – Mount Batur’s peak and watch sunrise
7:30 AM – Start to descend
10:00 AM – Trekking Starting point
Usually, it takes 1.5 – 2 hour drive to the trekking starting point if you’re coming from Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud area. From the starting point, there are a lot of tour guides waiting and actually presenting themselves as it became the local’s means of living. You can also rent wind-breaker and jackets as there are locals lurking while you’re figuring out the next thing to do.
There are motorcycles that can be rented to help you reach the peak, but it’s always sweeter to watch the sunrise when you earned it – sweating. Promise, the trek isn’t hard and you need not to be physically fit in order to reach the peak, you just need determination and you’ll thank yourself for actually adding this in your itinerary.
These are some snaps of the view, sunrise and another active volcano in Bali, Indonesia – Mt. Agung.
And since, you started the trek in the dark, you’ll be surprised on what more you can see within the area.
When you descend and reach the halfway point, you’ll then take a different road – a flat road and some crops that are well planted.
There you go, the best sunrise in Bali, Indonesia is in the peak of Mt. Batur.