Bali Culture – Climb a Volcano
Skorpena Dive Club Climb a Volcano
If to climb a volcano is on your bucket list, then you can tick it off in Bali. Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is the most active volcano in Bali and its last eruption was recorded in 2000. The peak sits at 1717 meters (5,633 ft.) above sea level and offers breathtaking views of Lake Batur, the biggest lake in Bali. Volcanoes in Indonesia are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire with 139 volcanoes in Indonesia and 3 located in Bali, Mt. Bratan, Gunung Agung and Gunung Batur.
The most breathtaking views are at sunrise so the start time is an early one around 2am from Sanur. The trek itself is around 2 hours to the summit to watch the stunning sunrise. It’s cold up there before sunrise so don’t forget to take a sweater or fleece and no thongs or flip-flops, you need running shoes or trainers. You will be accompanied by a local guide on the trek that knows the route well. It is a trek rather than a climb so hiking boots and ropes are not needed.
After the trek you have a well-deserved breakfast of boiled eggs cooked by volcanic steam, a unique experience. But watch out for the playful monkeys who can also be partial to your breakfast!
If your muscles feel a bit tired at the end of the trek then you can relax at the soothing hot springs at Toya Bungkah located right on the lake Batur.
As you can see the Skorpena Dive Club from Poland enjoyed their trek of Mount Batur with Diving Indo.
If you want to climb a volcano yourself check out this trip on Diving Indo’s land tours. But remember you can’t do this trek the same day as you are scuba diving.