Mount Batur adjacent to the volcano
is the large crescent-shaped Batur Lake, all surrounded by the
high walls of the crater rim. The place is a great day trips,
trekking or just to get away from the daily activity.
Mount Batur itself is actually just a small volcano, but sets in the heart of a huge crater 14km in diameter. Adjacent to the volcano is the large crescent-shaped Batur Lake, all surrounded by the high walls of the crater rim.
A climb to the summit of Mount Batur - 1,700 metres and still an active volcano - to watch the sunrise is a great experience for more energetic travellers. This is an easy climb of about 2 hours, and local guides abound. You do not need to be in peak physical shape to complete this trek. Which parts of the mountain are safely accessible change according to local volcanic activity.
The temple of Pura Danu Batur
on the rim is dedicated to the Goddess of the Lake. The lake often
becomes shrouded in mist but one can catch breathtakingly stunning views
from the many vantage points along the rim. Hot springs at the lake's
edge reach temperatures of 57 degrees Celsius while the rest of the lake
is somewhat cooler.
A visit to Bali is not complete without seeing Mt.Batur and it's crater lake. The drive takes you through the regencies of Gianyar and bangli, which stretch from the ferrile area between the banks of the Ayung and Melangit rovers all the way up to the central volcanic caldera.
Climb a smoking volcano Trek around a magnificent crater And discover the tranquility of Bali's rural life
It is once in a lifetime to experience the early trekking and admire the best sunrise on the Bali's active Mt. Batur (1717 m above sea level).