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Travel with me to Mount and Lake Batur :::

Travel with me to Mount and Lake Batur in Bali, Indonesia.

In one of my trips to Bali I decided to go climb the active Volcano Batur. Rising to 5,633 feet, Mount Batur can be climbed by physically-fit hikers in around two hours.Starting in the dark of the early morning, around 3:30 am, I ascended to the highest peak and crater for a glorious sunrise and stunning morning views.

Mount Batur  is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia. The southeast wall of the inner caldera lies beneath Lake Batur that is the widest lake in this island. It lies down in the feet of Mount Batur and Mount Abang. At lake Batur you can see the scenic view and feel cool atmosphere. UNESCO has made Mount Batur Caldera a part of the Global Geopark Network.

The caldera is populated and includes the two main villages of Kedisan and Toya Bungkah. The locals largely rely on agriculture for income but tourism has become increasingly popular due to the relatively straightforward trek to the summit of the central crater. Most people begin the climb up Mount Batur from the village of Toya Bungkah. If taking the right way it takes up to 2 hours to reach the top.

My recommendations for trekking Mount Batur:

Leave your hotel at 2am to reach Toya Bungkah Village around 3:30 am to start preparing and hiring a guide. There are many guides and they will have a light and will bring tea and light breakfast for you. You have the option to go in motor bike to go halfway of the trek if you think is too much but honestly is an easy trek. Wear a jacket as it is cold in the morning and wear comfortable tennis shoes and clothing.

If you choose to contact a travel agency – all operating under the same organization – offer early pickup (2:00 am) usually include transportation, a simple breakfast, and a guided walk up the volcano to watch the sunrise.

I just went there with my driver and had a great guide that helped me with my camara bag, the trekking took around 2 hours. On our descent, we explored the three younger craters and the most recent lava flows while looking at the amazing volcanic landscape. After I left Mount Batur we drove down the village I took some photographs of the people starting the beautiful morning and went down to lake Batur where I was astonished by the panoramic views I captured.

Hope you enjoy the photographs and visit the Volcano soon 🙂

Noelia

Sunrise in the top of Mount Batur.
Sunrise in the top of Mount Batur.
The light in me :)
The light in me 🙂
The guide
The guide
Feeling blessed!!!
Feeling blessed!!!
Meditation in the holy caves around the Mount Batur.
Meditation in the holy caves around the Mount Batur.
Morning haze. Amazing views from the top
Morning haze. Amazing views from the top
Views on our descent
Views on our descent
Wild monkeys around Mount  Batur
Wild monkeys around Mount Batur
Monkey in the sky :)
Monkey in the sky 🙂
Local that works up in Mount Batur
Local that works up in Mount Batur
Lava
Volcanic grounds
Volcanic grounds
Volcanic grounds
Views as we descent
Views as we descent
Wild monkey
Wild monkey
Portrait of the girls playing around on their way to school
Portrait of the girls playing around on their way to school
Portrait of the women from the village
Portrait of the women from the village
Beautiful trees around lake Batur
Beautiful trees around lake Batur
Panoramic view of Mount and Lake Batur
Panoramic view of Mount and Lake Batur
Lake Batur in the Morning
Lake Batur in the Morning
Lake Batur Monocrome
Lake Batur Monocrome
Good morning by the lake
Good morning by the lake

6 thoughts on “Travel with me to Mount and Lake Batur :::

  1. Breathtaking and moving.. will be sharing your work and tagging. Thank you for sharing your gifts and for the inspiration my love!!
    -Michelle Lopez

  2. Thanks for sharing. Lovely photos. I bumped into your blog while looking for more information on exploring Mount Batur. Planning to do this with my kids. They are 6yo-16yo. Do you think the track is doable for kids? If you have any other interesting suggestion of things to do there, do let me know. Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Melly
      Thank you for writing to me I am glad this is helpful for you. I will like you to write me an email and I can recommend things to do in Bali. As for the trekking for your 6 year old I think you should ask the tour guide, and make sure it is safe for him to it. Have an amazing time in Bali.
      Best,
      Noelia

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