Climbing mountain is outdoor activities require physical endurance and mental readiness capable. In addition to having to survive in the mountain, the climber also expends some cost for his hobby. So for everyone who want climb mount Batur or mount Agung Bali you should know the differences both volcano. For you who often climb mountain, Mountbatursunrsetrekking.com would explain 5 differences climb Mount Batur and Mount Agung you should know, who knows you so interested in climbing this both volcano.
1. The fundamental difference is about safety procedures.
For climbing lovers, climb mount will not get trouble to climb this climb this mountain, you need only some preparation such as shoes, jacket, extra T-shirt and hire local guide. Pay the cost of climbing that is not expensive and want stay as long as you want you can and it’s easy to access the mountain.
While mount Agung, you need to be well preparation because this mountain very huge and also the trek is very challenging and steep. The cost of local guide are double if compare with Mount Batur, the view from mount Agung of course much better because this mountain much higers from other mountains in Bali.
2. The distance of climb
As people know, mount Batur only 1,717 meters above sea level but this mountain take more than 2 hours, susally if you are less experiences hike mount Baturm, you will take around 2,5 hoursuntil the really top but you can take 2 hours till the rim of the crater. Hoe about mount Gaung? Of course mount Agung much longer than Mount Batur. If you will take via Besakih Temple, you can do it approximate 6 hours ascent and 5,5 hours descent if you want take the short one via Pasar agung temple can be 4 hour ascent and 3.5 hours descent but the lat pint just till the rim of the crater, it bellow around 150 meter from the actual summit.
3. Number of climber
Lately number of climber who climb those mountains very different, for Mount Batur over 250 climbers climb mount Batur everyday but climb mount Agung around 40 to 50 climber every day before September 2017. So we can see from this facts, mount Batur musch busies and mount Aung less busies, it because of the distance of the mountain or the clast of difficulty of each mountain.
4. The cost of trekking
If you want climb mount Batur you can paid around 50 to 60 USD per person for private guide and you can get cheaper like 40 to 45 USD for share tour. During your tour for priveta you will have own private driver and private local guide and for share of couse your driver and guide will share with others. But for Mount AGung can be double charge, usually between 100 USD to 120 USD per person for private guide but there less people who want to do share tour because the safety of hike is the important one.
5. Mount Batur still active but Mount Agung really active.
As people know mount Batur is the active one mountain in Bali, since 1,963 mount Batur had many time eruptions and the last one is 17 years ago, on 2,000 and till today you can see some smoke on Batur volcano. How about mount Agung? This mountain sleep since last eruption on 1,963 but suddenly on 13 of September mount wake up again. And The PVMBG has authorized said Mount Agung gone erupt and was evacuated around 150.000 peoples who live in danger zone, 10 km from peak of Mt. Agung but sine 20 October Volcano warning downgraded as activity calms, anyone living further than six kilometers (3.7 miles) from Agung’s crater to return to their villages. So everyone who plans to climb Mount AGung should postpone because still not allowed climbing mount Agung.
Well, 5 differences climb Mount Batur and Mount Agung you should know, from the comparison interested to climb mount Batur or Agung? If there have plan to do Agung better change to Batur or postpone till mount Agung open. Thank you and see you on the top 🙂