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Mt Batur, Kintamani

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Trek up Mt Batur, an active volcano situated among impressive natural scenery. Head to its crater on a guided tour, or travel independently--the walk up isn't particularly difficult, even to fairly inexperienced hikers. Set within the much larger crater of a volcano that erupted thousands of years ago, the site offers views from the top that include a crescent-shaped lake and volcanic scenery hemmed in by high crater walls. Arrange to visit Mt Batur and other attractions in Kintamani using our Kintamani trip builder app .
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  • Went to climb with my cousins at midnight. Arranged a tour guide to help with the trail. Its worth the climb and tired-ness for the experience. But its not for lazy people. There are a lot of loose ro...  more »
  • We went trekking to see the sunrise. With 2 average difficult trekking hours, we reached the top where we had a breathtaking view. Very fun and beautiful A must to do in Bali  more »
  • Amazing climb to the top where we witnessed a wonderful sun rise that reavealed a fantastic surrounding formed by the vulcano. Tough climb, but definitively worth it.  more »
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  • We did a group hiking of Mt. Batur to watch the sunrise. It was a tough start as we started really early in the morning around 3am. Everyone got a torch each, some snacks to have at the top and we were on our way. When we reached the top, the views were mesmerizing. It was like you are on top of the world. Could see every other mountain peak around Mt Batur and the rest was just clouds. If you haven't experienced this before but are physically active to do it, I highly recommend it.
  • Hiked up Mount Batur couple of days ago. Started around 3:20 am with a local guide and we reached the sunrise view point by 5:30. Hike to halfway point is easy if you are in decent shape, but after that it gets a bit challenging mainly because of the volcanic rocks. There is a small hut at the sunrise view point where they sell water, coffee, tea and snacks. Local guide provides flashlight which comes handy as it is pitch dark when you start the hike. Depending on the tour you book they may provide water bottles for the hike and breakfast (banana, boiled egg, bread) at sunrise point. Wear layers as it can be chilly early morning. Sunrise is definitely worth the hike and you will enjoy the mountain and lake views hiking down as well. We returned back by 9:00 am. Our guide was very kind and polite. I believe you can hire the local guide directly without going through a travel company or your hotel. You just need to know where the hike starts. Definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Bali!
  • Booked a trip with a tour operator near our hotel with Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking company. They pick you up at 2am in the morning and the ride up there took about 2 hours. They stop at a cafe on the ride up there to eat breakfast. The hike up to the mountain top was kind of rocky and full of gravel. We did the hike with running shoes, but I would recommend wearing hiking shoes for better grip. The view on top was absolutely amazing. It was cloudy so we couldn't see the sunrise, however, we were able to see the Mount Agung volcano. Careful of monkeys at the top because they do jump on you to "steal" food or shiny objects from you.
  • Amazing! I love this place, highly recommended. But just some tips from me, if you never been here before and decided to find way not to go with guide, its better to walk behind group with guide, because the track itself is quite challenging and there are few paths that look like the right way but actually not. The guide will help you to pick the right path so you don't have to spend too much energy and time in a wrong path.
  • An awesome trek. A local guide is required for every 5 (or 6?) tourists. You'll be starting at around 3.30 AM . The guides will provide you with flashlights.There are two points.the first one is the sunrise point which will take you around 1 hour - 1.5 hours to reach. You can either stay here and watch the sunrise or proceed further to the summit itself which will take you another 30 minutes.We succeeded in reaching the summit point from where we observed the sunrise. It is one of the best things you can possibly witness.It happened faster than we expected. While the trek may not be physically challenging, it is difficult because of the slippery rocks . You wont have anything to hold to in a lot of places. But the guides know this trek like the back of their palms and will help you through the shortest possible route. After the sunrise, you'll start your descent. You'll find a variety of crops being cultivated on your way down.Overall, it was a fun experience.

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Where to stay in Kintamani

As most visitors choose to stay in other parts of Bali and make day trips to Kintimani, you won't find a huge range of accommodations in the area. Options consist mainly of small guesthouses and bungalows, with only a handful of hotels. Because of their proximity to the start of the trail up Mount Batur, the villages of Toya Bungkah and Kedisan--on the shores of Lake Batur--have the best range of places to stay.
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