There are a number of reasons why people love Bali. Among those reasons are its beautiful beaches, tranquil rice terraces, tasty foods, healing body massage, et cetera. However, the experience of Mount Batur sunrise trekking where you can witness the magnificent sunrise will surely be your unforgettable memory for your entire lifetime. This active volcano is situated 1,717 meters above sea level.
To be able to enjoy the magnificent sun rising from the horizon, you have to start your hiking up to the active volcano at 4 a.m in a total darkness. With the help of a very useful flashlight, our guides and you will go hiking through a narrow pathway that leads you to the peak of the mountain. As you approach to the peak, the pathway is really very steep so that you must be very careful. However, when you step on the summit of mount Batur, all your tiredness will be paid up by the amazing panorama and the truly magnificent sunrise.
To make sure that your trekking journey will be more exciting, the following things should be well considered.
Firstly, you must be aware that mount Batur sunrise trekking is not as easy as common hiking through a flat paved pathway you may imagine. Actually the pathway is narrow and steep and you have to go hiking through it for more than 2 hours. The pathway is about 12.5 kilo meters long. Other challenges are the darkness and energy demanding journey. When you go back hiking down the mountain, another challenge is the slippery, narrow and steep route.
Secondly, you have to sleep earlier as you have to start your trekking journey early before dawn at 4 a.m. This is very important to ensure that you are physically well-prepared for the tiring yet exciting journey.
–Thirdly, the trekking journey will be carried out in the darkness in a narrow and steep route so that you have to make sure that handy flashlights are with you.
-Fourthly, being in the right outfit is important. Please remember that Bali is generally warm and humid. Therefore, comfortable trekking shoes, tank top, long pants are recommended for your safety and exciting journey.
-The fifth thing is that please look up a sky which is full of stars during your trekking journey. This will help you ease your mind and feeling during a long and tiring journey that lasts for 2 hours. So, just enjoy the journey by looking up and gazing at the twinkling stars.
-The sixth thing is that you have to watch out your steps. The loose ground and steep slopes require your alertness. One mistaken step will probably make you fall to the ground.
-The seventh thing is that you always have to be close to your guide both when you are on your way hiking up and down as well as during on the summit of the mountain. This is important to avoid getting lost.
-The eighth thing is that you have to be aware of the wild monkeys. There are quite many adorable monkeys in Batur Mountain that you possibly meet during your trekking journey. However, please don’t provoke them as they can be aggressive to you moreover if they know that you bring foods.
-The last and ultimate thing is a compact camera. Surely you do not want to miss the panorama of the truly magnificent sunrise and the tranquility of caldera lake panorama. Taking pictures is then a must thing to do.
Before you start your way hiking down the mountain, you will have awesome breakfast of hard boiled eggs, bread and coffee or tea. Your descent down the mountain will be a bit quicker and easier than the climbing hiking up. When you arrive back at the foot of the mountain, Cars will be waiting for you to take you back to your guest house for your third breakfast of the day and beers to celebrate the challenging yet exciting journey that you have made.