Mount Batur Starting Point – Are you looking for tour to Mount Batur? Do you know where is ideally start from? What time I must start from our hotel or what is the best time starts hike for sunrise? To answer those questions here I share some information regarding that question above! As we know Mount Batur Starting Point is the key of success to hike Mount Batur because if you take wrong way that will be effect of your tour, for example if you start from one of the longer trip, you will take more time to the summit and can be too late for sunrise. So by the article bellow I hope everyone who read my article can follow our suggestion for your Mount Batur Sunrise trekking tour.
Mount Batur Starting Point
There three famous starting point that usual people start for their hike, all of those starting point has own characteristic such as distance, difficulty and also the end of the summit. Here bellow I describe those starting point if base on distance, difficulty and also the end of the summit:
1. Mount Batur Starting Point from Toyabungakah.
This is the famous one starting point for mount batur trekking, nested in the east side foot of Mount Batur and it well known as Natural Hot Spring. If you start your hike from here, you will take approximate 2 hours only until the really top of Batur volcano (1.717 meter above sea level). The distance around 5.5 km one way, if you do medium trip (surrounding the main crater after sunrise) tale 10 km entire trip and class of difficulty from this starting point is easy to moderate. This is stating point the recommended one as from here is the easier one.
2. Mount Batur Stating point from Pura Jati.
This is the second famous starting point to hike mount Batur, precisely located in the southeast foot of Mount Batur, this is the busies one starting point as this the close one from Ubud or Seminyak. Start from here take 2 hours until the rim of the crater (not the summit) and take another 30 minute to the summit, the last 30 minute very challenging and difficult, you have to be fit and strong enough, most of people gave up because they will late for sunrise if they want to go to the actual summit .717 meter above sea level. The distance of hike if you want do medium trip by surrounding the main crater is 12 km in total, if you want avoid crowded people we not recommend start from here, the class of hike is moderate to difficult.
3. Mount Batur Starting point from Serongga
This is the less crowded starting point and the far one from your hotel in Ubud or Seminyak, if you want start from here you have to wake up 30 minute earlier and also the road to the starting point very difficult, driver can be crazy drive to this starting point. The distance from where you start your hike to the summit around 4 km but if you want surrounding the main crater can be longer if compare start from Toyabungkah, it can be 11 Km in total. The end of summit will be on the north part, it same as start from Toyabungkah. The class of hike if moderate to difficult, 1 hour fist will walk on the slippery volcanic sand, this can be problem if you war not fit enough because 2 step can be back one step. Need strong enough if you want choose starting point from Serongga. The best time start from here between 3.45 am to 4 am and will be arrive at the summit before 6 am (before sunrise).
That all about Mount Batur starting point can I share to all of you, I hope by reading this article readers able to decided where they want start their hike, what time they must get u and what time estimate arrive in the starting point. Thank you very much, Jero Susun.