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You haven't lived until you've trekked up an active volcano at sunrise. Mount Batur or Mount Agung? Get your hiking boots on while you're in Bali and tick this off your bucket list.

Dawn breaks during a sunrise trek on the caldera of Lake Batur in Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia

Dawn breaks during a sunrise trek on the caldera of Mount Batur in Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia.
© 2017 Ubud High.

Sunrise Trekking on Mount Batur

The Mount Batur Sunrise Trek is the most popular hiking trip on Bali – and well within most people's general level of fitness.

Hiking time to the summit of Mount Batur – at 1,717 meters above sea level – will take you between one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half hours, and is therefore doable for novice climbers. Like Mount Agung, the views from the top of this active volcano are stunning – and you will be given a breakfast of fruit, and eggs steamed over hot lava, to give you the energy for your descent.

In order to catch the dawn sunrise, you'll be picked up from your hotel at 2am, and the trek begins at 4am.

Please note that all hikers on Mount Batur must be accompanied by a local, registered guide.

Sunrise Trekking on Mount Agung

Bali's Mount Agung as seen from the shores of Nusa Penida

Bali's tallest and most sacred volcano, Mount Agung, as seen from the shores of Nusa Penida.
© 2017 Ubud High.

Mount Agung – at 3,031 meters above sea level – is not a walk in the park. This impressive volcano is the highest mountain on Bali, and the fifth highest in the whole of Indonesia. It is also Bali's most sacred mountain – with Pura Besakih, or the Besakih Mother Temple, located on its lower slopes.

Please note: You will need an above-average level of fitness to complete the Mount Agung trek.

The routes are also much more difficult to follow than those on Mount Batur. Hiring a guide – even for experienced climbers – is essential for your well-being and safety.

Dawn breaks over Mount Abang on Mount Batur's volcanic crater lip

Dawn breaks over Mount Abang during an early-morning sunrise trek in Kintamani, Bali.
© 2017 Ubud High.

Mount Agung Trekking Routes

There are two main routes to climb to the summit of Mount Agung.

From Besakih Temple to Mount Agung's Summit

The first trekking route begins at Besakih Temple, and will take you between six to seven hours reach to the summit – the final hour being the most challenging.

This hike begins at 11.30pm, and the total climbing time is approximately 12 hours.

From Pura Pasar Agung to Mount Agung's Summit

The second popular ascent starts from Pura Pasar Agung, and is a three-to-four-hour climb. It begins as a trek through the dusty, thick forest before transitioning into a long climb over rocks and boulders. The last section of the trek is the most difficult: a steep ascent to the volcano summit walking over solidified lava.

This trek begins at 2am, and the total climbing time is approximately seven to eight hours.

Sunrise trekking in Kintamani, Bali

Spectacular dawn mountain views during a sunrise trek in Kintamani, Bali.
© 2017 Ubud High.

Ticket Prices for Mount Batur and Mount Agung Sunrise Treks

Mount Batur sunrise trek Rp.350,000 per person
Mount Agung sunrise trek Rp.600,000 per person

Included on your trek

✓ Return trip from Ubud in an air-conditioned car or mini-bus.
✓ Entrance fees to the Mount Agung and Mount Batur areas.
✓ An experienced, friendly, English-speaking tour-and-trekking guide.
✓ Flashlights, drinking water, snacks and fruit.

What to bring with you

✓ Strong hiking sandals, boots or gym shoes/sneakers.
✓ A lightweight waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers in case of rain.
✓ Warm clothing for the summit.
✓ A hat and sunscreen to protect you from the sun after daybreak.
✓ Extra energy drinks and snacks.
✓ Sunglasses and camera.

Book ~ Sunrise Trekking on Mount Batur and Mount Agung with Triupasadana Tours and Travel

↬ Triupasadana Tours and Travel, Jalan Raya Ubud (opposite Anomali Coffee)
☎ (0361) 479 21 77 ~ 081 916 259 877 ~ 081 339 44 00 58
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