For those of you who like to climb mountain will not be perfect if not visit mount Batur Bali. The mountain is being with hits at this moment and it with an elevation of 1,1717 meter above sea level. The mountain has volcanic activity and located in the village of Batur, Kintamani, district, Bangli Regency. The mountain was popularity in Instagram, Facebook and other social media and has an awful of interesting facts you should know.
The mountain is crowded with visitors every day, there are just a bunch of people who climb this mountain. The reason is because this mountain not too extreme and fairly safe compared to other mountains in Bali. Moreover, the fee is so expensive, so it’s no wonder if the attraction is never lonely visitors. Here below the 10 facts that Climbers should know about mount Batur.
1. Mount Batur crowded!
Since this mountain very popular in the word and social media as well, it has increased the number of visitors lately. Especially during July, August and December where many people who suddenly want to know. Usually over 200 visitor everyday want capture sunrise from Mount Batur, if you want to climb when the atmosphere is rather quiet, and then choose January to April.
2. Suitable for beginners
As what I mentioned above, it has only 1,717 meters above sea level. The height of mount Batur is certainly somewhat smaller if compared to other mountains in Indonesia. So in a nutshell, need less than 2 hours to reach the Summit. Not only is suitable for beginners, it also can be the most ideal for professional climbers who want to climb when the condition of the physical or financial, yet allow them to climb higher mountain.
3. Beautiful eucalyptus and pine trees
Most of mountain in Indonesian with dense forest but here in mount Batur you’ll find beautiful eucalyptus and pine trees in the foot till in the middle of the mountain, the rest are grass. This forest could serve as interesting spot to take photos, combination of grassy land and beautiful eucalyptus and pine trees and it make you travel during the climb the cooler.
4. A challenging trek
Although mount batur only 1,717 meter above sea level, the trek that you go through are full of rocks and slippery footing, that almost same as other mountain as usual. However, doesn’t worry about it because there are available experiences local guide who happily to lead you to explore mount Batur.
5. Beautiful scenery from the peak
After passing challenging trek and finally reach the peak, your eyes’ will amazed by stunning scenery entire direction. From the top, you will see the unique landscapes of Batur Caldera, Mount Abang and Agung in the ditancea and Mount Rinjani as well in Lombok Island, the sunrise describe as paradise of Bali, so amazing. So it’s no wondering this mountain known as best destination for watching sunrise in Bali.
6. Although small volcano, but still challenging
Although mount Batur not so high only 1,1717 meter above sea level, but this mountain still offers sensational challenging of climbing which capable to spur adrenalin. This is particularly what most climbers felt after climbing mount Batur both for beginners to professional. Therefore, you are going to hike this volcano should prepare proper equipment and fit physical.
7. Opposite of mount Abang and Mount Agung.
You cannot climb mount Abang or mount Agung? Then climbing mount Batur could be the right solution. In addition to the not less interesting than both other mountains, it just next front of mount Abang and mount Agung. Even if the climb start at night, you will see will beautiful sky wich colored by millions of strat and shooting start as well. Interesting isn’t it? That climbing mount Batur more popolarif compare with other mountain in Bali.
8. On the ascent, there was no toilet
In contrast to other existing mountain in Indonesia, in this mountain you won’t find any toilet if you to pee or etc. So you have to prepare tissue or eat less before ahead to mount Batur, the way if you want go to rest room is go to the grass.
9. It has four peaks
Another interesting fact of mount Batur is has four interconnected peaks, one on the rim of main crater called Nang dip peak, Jero Salin peak, Jero Wage peak and Daja Dauh peak, the best point for cath sunrise are Jero Salin, Jero Wage and Daja Dauh peak. The less crowded is Daja Dauh peak, the crowded one is Jero Salin peak.
10. Hot steam and food stall available at the top
While climbing do not worries if you bring few water because on the top available food stall where you can buy cold drink, water, hot drink and some food. Moreover, on the summit “Jero Wage” available hot steam where people boiled the egg or bananas for breakfast, that interesting right? Just foot the egg or bananas in the ground, closed by grass waiting 10 minutes ready to eat. This will be different experiences you will find on mount Batur.
The 10 facts that Climbers should know about mount Batur, hopefully this review could serve as a reference and helpful to you.