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The Golden Sunrise Traveling Spot of Bali

Wonderful Indonesia – Mount Batur, The Golden Sunrise Traveling Spot of Bali

Mount Batur, The Golden Sunrise Traveling Spot of Bali –

Bali is more than a place… It’s a mood, it’s magical. It’s a tropical state of mind.”

(~Ezdizzy)

Those who ever visited Bali will agree with the quote. As one of the most precious ‘jewel’ of Indonesia, the “Dewata” Island always has interesting places to look up. Located in the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Archipelago, Bali is mostly known by the international communities as one of the greatest tourist destination in the world. It is praised not only because its natural scenic beauty, such as the ‘legendary’ Kuta and Nusa Dua beaches, but also its elaborate settled arts society: the synergistic blend between human and nature makes a perfect travel journey's end.

Aside from all of those cultural things, there are still many ‘hidden gem’ within Bali. Actually, I’m not going to talk about the beaches – of course, they are magnificently astonishing, especially their sunset. But let’s discuss something different this time: a ‘lil bit goes above. Yes, Bali also has a picturesque golden sunrise.

 

The Golden Sunrise Traveling Spot of Bali, Mount Batur 
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It's something different when it comes to sunrise – the topic of rising sun is more identical with mountain area. In Bali, the most requisite hiking destinations will be mostly about Mt. Agung, Mt. Abang, and Mt. Batur. However, in the matter of sunrise traveling, the latter will hit the spot. Sited in Kintamani, Bangli Regency, this 1.717m elevated active volcano is dubbed as the most beautiful sunrise traveling spot in Bali.

In case you are intrigued upon the exquisiteness of Mount Batur, here is the article entitled “Mount Batur, The Golden Sunrise Traveling Spot of Bali” to guide you throughout the enigma – this can convince you to put the Mount Batur in your next Bali itinerary!

The Whereabouts

If we take a look at the Google Maps, the Mount Batur resides in South Batur, Kintamani District, Bangli Regency. But upon the road, you may take the route to Toya Bungkah since it goes all the same. From its shape, the Mount Batur is categorized as a caldera mountain – make it into a tremendous mountaineer and traveling spot. It is formed of two calderas: the outer and inner. Inside, there are three different volcano summits, namely: Batur I (1.717m), Batur II (1.589m) and Batur III (1.410m).

The Golden Sunrise Traveling Spot of Bali, Mount Batur

 

Within those calderas, there are many marvelous tourism spots which can’t be found elsewhere: the crescent shaped lake, Batur Spring; the natural hotspring, Toya Bungkah; the floating temple, Pura Ulun Danu Batur; and etc. Those spots are situated amongst 15 villages of which there are 4 of the most densely populated: Kedisan, Songan, Trunyan and Toya Bungkah.

In order to explore the Mount Batur sunrise travelling spot, visitor may hike from the Toya Bungkah village, in the center of inner caldera, straightforward to the 1.717m elevated summit (Batur I).

The Sunrise Travelling

Every travelers need to register and pay the retribution fee: IDR 100K ($7), before start to hike. Traveler may go independently, whether alone/in group, or accompanied by local guide with service fee ranging from IDR 400K up to 550K (27 - $38) – those numbers may be varied, since many tourism guides offer numerous travel packages and deals.

As a take into account of the elevation, terrain, and facility, the Mount Batur sunrise traveling suits for the novice hikers – they will not discover any extreme hills or inclination along the path. From the village, travelers only need 2-3 hours hiking to reach the summit. In order to arrive at the sightseeing spot within the exact time of sunrise, travelers are expected to reach the starting point (Toya Bungkah Village) at evening or night the day before. Since the sunrise relatively comes at 6.00 am, the most ideal time to start hiking is 3.00 am in the morning.

The hiking track only consist two checkpoints: Post I and the Summit. From the starting point, it relatively needs 1 hour and 40 minutes to reach the Post I. At the first 40 minutes, hikers will face a main village road which increasingly goes uphill. Along the walk, the road is ‘fading’ and turns into a slippery rock-and-sand pathway until it reaches the first checkpoint (Post I). For the last part: the Summit Track is mainly formed of a narrow dirt way. Hikers may through the remaining part in just 50-60 minutes.

The ‘Reward’

With just some hours hiking, we got many ‘mountaineering rewards’. Not only just the golden sunrise, we can also enjoy various spectacular scenic things such as the Ocean Clouds, beautiful calderas landscape, the view of Batur Spring, the silhouette of Mt. Abang & Mt. Agung from a far, the mild sulfuric phenomenon, and etc. – resembling it into a whole ‘complete package’ trip.

 

The Golden Sunrise Traveling Spot of Bali,

Along the way, there are many shelters which can be used by the hikers to unwind. Hikers may also find a food stall at the summit. Nowadays, its volcanic activity is relatively calm – the travelers can see some fumigated sulfuric smoke from crevices. In many cases, it is recommended to bring some fresh eggs, since hikers may find some sulfuric ‘pockets’ along the way. Those pockets can be used to boil the eggs for later snack.

The Golden Sunrise Traveling Spot of Bali, Mount Batur
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These things are the reason why Mount Batur sunrise traveling is so ‘worth it’. We can discover various unforgettable experiences in just a single trip. Many mountaineering trip, even with greater altitude, higher elevation, and longer mileage, cannot offer those experiences all at once – considering the Mount Batur with only 1.717m elevation. Within a glance, some will say that Mount Batur hiking cost is too expensive. But I believe, the cost is quite nothing if we know what we will get.

          And that’s the article about “Mount Batur, The Golden Sunrise Traveling Spot of Bali”. Bali will be always known thru its famous beaches, cultural society, and night live, but it is not always just that – it also has some gorgeous scenic landscapes. Thus, there are still many ‘hidden paradise’ in this ‘god’s heaven’: if you don’t know, now you know! Don’t forget to share, comment, and like the article, alright?!

By: Ezdizzy

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