Explore the most popular hiking trails in Indonesia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
12 days ago

nice and chalenging route to the peak of mt. Welirang Volcnao

hiking
scramble
25 days ago

Over two years ago I hiked this trail at 1:30am to start our hike up, and I can tell you with each drop of sweat that I shed everything there, and was rejuvenated. Stay focused every moment with every step and you will be rewarded with the most amazing views and sunrise. I’m so thankful for this hike that truly opened my eyes and opened my heart again.

hiking
rocky
scramble
29 days ago

Definitely not moderate for the average tourist. Amazing, but the hardest hike I've ever done.

amazing

hiking
2 months ago

hard trekking for 31 hour thru and fro with 5hr rest in between and 1hr of sleep. did it for 2d 1n.

hiking
3 months ago

Really amazing place.

Incredible hike, quite challenging. Heat for the first half is tough, and then one becomes fairly chilly at the crater’s edge and last third of the hike. The views are out of this world, especially as you ascend into cloud cover. The porters and guides who work the mountain are some of the hardest working people who do a dangerous task for your enjoyment — don’t forget to tip them generously!

i'm lucky until the top

4 months ago

mantab

beginner friendly, dont have to worry about water supply, toilets at camp site, nice view.. great for family with kids

Good

4 months ago

don’t eat the banana sandwich

hiking
5 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail. I went on a planned trip and this was included. Our guides were great and very helpful. I am not as fit as I used to be so for me it was quite hard and I struggled at some places, but I made it. The sunrise was definitely worh it! I would definitely recommend it!

hiking
5 months ago

Our guide took us a different route than the top. He brought us to a hut where we bought a few eggs from some friendly locals (and a candy bar if I remember correctly). We then went to the side of volcano where there was hot steam coming out of a hole. Our guide put the eggs in a bag and stuck it in the hole for a few minutes. Perfectly cooked eggs (delicious too)!!! The views were still awesome. Fun day.

Summitted Rinjani in 2015. The trail is absolutely brutal at times and the views are worth it. Unfortunately, trash and waste is everywhere. Cleaning the place up would be a monumental task. Still have to give it 5 stars. Humbling experience.

The track until the last camp point (Kali Mati) was easy. The summit attack is harder especially given the sandy and rocky surface. Spent 6 hours from Kalimati to Summit.

The view was great but very dirty tracks.

hiking
5 months ago

Great sunrise hike, going down was super challenging because of magma soot. I wouldn’t however call this a moderate, more hard.

hiking
6 months ago

Done this on 2018Feb07. My first taste of serious hiking . One of the most difficult hike/mountain climb I’ve done. Beautiful sunrise. Good guides.

6 months ago

I did this hike on 2017, we arrived by 10am to the bottom of the volcan, hired a local guide and took us about 7-8 hours to come back. (we are a couple in shape in early 30's) Most of the people do it at night to see the sunrise, but we did it during the day and we had the mountain for us alone!
I recommend this hike only for intermediate-expirences hikers, you have to climb through rocks and cliffs. But the view at the too is really amazing and a lifetime experience!

hiking
6 months ago

Phenomenal views from the top at sunrise. I did this hike in November 2016. The hike is done in the middle of the night with a local guide, so you need headlamps and poles. It gets chilly at the top - recommend to bring layers and gloves.

The trail is short but offers beautiful views of the crater, Lombok and the surrounding islands. Trail is intensely overused and suffers greatly from mass failure to follow Leave No Trace principles. Human and inorganic waste is everywhere in the campsites and common along the trail.

Path is mostly concrete, a mix of large/steep steps and some path for local homes. There's a small portion of dirt trail hiking. There is a lot of up/down involved so the vertical should not be dismissed. The waterfalls it brings you to are beautiful, a long with all the views on the way. Easily worth it!

7 months ago

man5ap

Nice trail, and very creepy when its night

hiking
8 months ago

Most of the guides are excellent and give you local background info. This hike is often crowded, but the views are beautiful. Recommended guides are Bali Trekking Exploration, Mt Batur Sunrise Trekking Company and Bali Tour Activities. They are all good groups with excellent guides. Tip: Be sure to tell your guide you want to include the natural hot springs after your trek. It is well worth it. Also bring a clean change of clothes, even if you don’t do the hot springs.

A lot of whining in this thread about the locals requiring that you take a guide. Get over it. That’s Indonesia. This is their home and when you use a guide service, you help local families and the economy. If you make it to Bali, you can afford it.

Worst experience in Indonesia. I refused to believe what I was hearing from others and reading, but I experienced it for myself. I absolutely refuse to fund the criminal activity occurring at Mt. Batur. There is no fee to enter the site nor is a guide required. A local “mafia” of sorts runs this entire small village. This is confirmed via a visit to the area itself and experiencing it.
When you attempt to hike without a guide, you are physically bullied and harassed by locals. Ultimately, not able to pass as more and more goons come to assist with the multiple types of harassment. Including, but not limited to, being called a “terrorist”, being kicked, being shoved, being spat on. One even kicked my girlfriend - truly unreal.
The best thing you can do for this is to NOT take ANY paid tour. You are directly promoting the criminal activity that is going on here and entitling these criminals to continue their scheme. The stories we heard from locals would astound you, these are not good people!!
Visiting the town is beautiful enough, but for us, hiking to the top is just inaccessible because we refuse to contribute a single penny to the thugs running the village.

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