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Mount Batur Bali: A Volcanic Wonder!

By Mukti Shah on Sep 20, 2023
Themes:  Interesting Facts  | Category: Places To Visit | Country:  Bali

Beyond the vibrant nightlife and sun-kissed beaches of Bali lies a hidden gem waiting to be explored – Mount Batur. While the beaches have long been the poster child of Bali Tourism, Mount Batur offers a different kind of adventure. A beautiful volcano in Indonesia – Mount Batur, stands as a natural masterpiece. It’s a thrilling journey into the arms of nature, one that gives more than simply a suntan. It should be an essential part of Bali tour packages. So, if you thought that Bali is all about sun and sand keep reading to find out more about Mount Batur in Bali.

Why is Mount Batur in Bali so famous?

Before we delve ahead, let us find out why Mount Batur is famous. This natural wonder is renowned as one of the most popular active volcanoes in Indonesia. Additionally, it is a UNESCO site. What sets it apart is the thrilling experience of Mount Batur’s sunrise trek. For this trek, adventurers hike to its summit in darkness to witness a mesmerizing sunrise that paints the sky with vivid colors. This is truly a spectacle beyond words. But this is not just the reason for its popularity. Mount Batur offers a gateway to explore the rich natural beauty of Bali. Furthermore, it is right next to the stunning Lake Batur. Also, it is an apt location to start your adventures in Bali. All this makes Mount Batur a must in your list of places to visit in Bali.

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How to Reach Mount Batur Bali?

Reaching Mount Batur is quite practical. Most tourists prefer to hire a private vehicle with a driver or take a taxi to reach Mount Batur. A road journey from Kuta or Ubud to Kintamani would take around two hours. A guided tour that includes transportation is another option. However, the most practical way is either you opt for a private option or a guided tour as the sunrise trek starts pretty early in the morning.

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Best Time to Visit Mount Batur

The best time to visit Mount Batur is during the dry season in Bali. It spans from April to October. During these months, the weather in Bali is rather consistent, with little rain and clear skies. This is the optimum weather condition for trekking Mount Batur. These months promise the most favorable weather for an unforgettable experience of Mount Batur in Bali.

Best Places to visit in/near Mount Batur Bali

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From cultural gems to natural wonders, there is so much to explore and enjoy in Bali. Discover a range of exciting places to visit near Mount Batur in Bali. These attractions offer diverse experiences, making your visit to Mount Batur even more memorable.

  • Lake Batur
  • Kintamani
  • Tegalalang Rice Terraces
  • Pura Besakih
  • Trunyan Village
  • Ulun Danu Batur Temple
  • Kintamani Organic Farms
  • Penulisan Temple
  • Kehen Temple

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 Things to do in Mount Batur

Apart from trekking, and hiking, there are many things to do in Mount Batur. It offers a diverse selection of fun activities. Dive into the diverse range of activities below

  • Helicopter Ride
  • Trekking
  • Cycling tour
  • ATV tour
  • Soak your tired muscles and relax at the Natural Hot Springs.
  • Visit Tegalalang Rice Terraces.
  • Explore the local coffee plantations
  • Visit the serene Lake Batur

Best Hotels in/near Mount Batur

There are many comfortable places to stay in and near Mount Batur. There are several hotels in Mount Batur to choose from, ranging from luxurious resorts to modest guesthouses. You will enjoy the scenic beauty and attractions of the area while staying in comfort.

  • Viceroy Bali
  • Kintamani Hotel
  • The Udaya Resorts and Spa
  • Hanging Gardens of Bali
  • Batur Panorama
  • Aloka Bahari Villas
  • Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali

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Tips on visiting Mount Batur in Bali

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  • If you have never hiked before, you should choose a guided tour. These tours generally include breakfast, transportation, guides, etc. It may vary based on the vendor.
  • The trek begins early, and the summit can get chilly. Layer your clothing so you can adapt as necessary.
  • Wear sturdy and comfy hiking shoes to take on the climb.
  • Carry essentials like sunscreen, water, snacks, a camera, and a flashlight.
  • To reach the summit on time, start your hike well before sunrise.
  • It’s essential to maintain hydration levels, so keep drinking water during your hike.
  • If you are not used to heights, take it slow and acclimatize yourself to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Above all, the highlight of this trip is the beautiful sunrise, so find a good spot to take in the moment and create memories.


As we conclude our virtual tour through the adventures and the awe-inspiring landscapes of Mount Batur in Bali, one thing is for sure – this location is a natural wonder waiting to be explored. Bali tour packages offered by Flamingo Travels come alive with the serenity of lakeside experiences, the excitement of sunrise treks, and relaxation at the natural hot springs. The charm of Mount Batur promises an unforgettable experience. So why wait now? Let Flamingo Travels guide you to experience this stunning paradise, where every sunrise is a masterpiece.

FAQs Regarding Mount Batur Bali

What is so special about Mount Batur?

Mount Batur truly special as it is one of the most well-known active volcanoes in Indonesia. It offers a unique blend of natural beauty and adventure with its serene Lake Batur and magnificent sunrise hikes with panoramic views.

What is the height of Mount Batur’s climb?

The top of Mount Batur is 1717 meters above sea level.

How long does it take to hike Mt Batur?

Depending on your expertise and fitness level, the trek up Mount Batur can take two to three hours.

Which month is best to climb Mount Batur?

The best and busiest months to climb Mount Batur are from June to September.

How much does climbing Mount Batur cost?

The approximate cost to hike Mount Batur in INR ranges from 2,000 to 3,000 INR per person. It typically includes auide, transport, and entrance fees. Prices will differ depending on the vendor and the inclusions.

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Mukti Shah
Mukti Shah

Hi, This is Mukti Shah (Social Media Head-Flamingo Travels) I can say I am a lawyer turned travel curator. I completed my BBA in Finance and Marketing from HL college, Ahmedabad University. Later on, I moved to Mumbai to pursue Law. Currently, I work as Social Media Head at Flamingo group of companies as I believe that the Travel and tourism industry is no exception to digital transformation. Social media platforms give travel operators the chance to improve the customer experience.

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