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Mount Batur (Southern Route) is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bangli, Bali, Indonesia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 2,043 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Forest

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Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Rocky

Historic site

Description
Waypoints (1)

This hike reaches the extremely popular Mount Batur. It is located an hour north of the city. The route shown here is less popular than the northern route. Most hikers start the hike at 2 AM so they can reach the top for sunrise. Visitors must use a guide service to hike this trail.

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Reviews (34)
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Recordings (39)
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Rob Scott
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Hiking

Top tip: take a dry top to change into, as you'll be sweating when you get there and the wind chill will start to effect you. It's cold at 1700 metres! Wear hiking shoes/boots if you've got 'em, it's slippery on the way down.

Josh Malpass
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The hike in itself was beautiful and we had only a slightly obscured sunrise but it was beautiful. The hike is a class 1 fairly wide path, the challenge is the amount of people going up at the same time. We did a guide as I’m sure 99% people do and it’s a two sided coin. On one you are supporting the local economy and we had a great guide who cared deeply about the mountain and community. On the other side it is a money driven activity for many and definitely some racketeering going on if you don’t play the game. A beautiful experience that can be remembered two ways. Hydrate

Luis Fernandez de Mesa
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Hiking

We did this hike in 2018 at 3am until 8 am approx stopping at the top for a while. The climb isn’t hard but takes some time (1 hour and a half to 2 hours) but the summit is incredible

Jenny Nicholas
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Amazing hike definitely need to be physically ready for the incline half way up!!! And at the top it might be cloudy or clear you can never be sure! Great hike was definitely a good experience if you love the outdoors and hiking

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Brandon Baltis
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Hiking

windy and a little but chilly at top. nice sunrise

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Eric Boomer
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Hiking

Did the sunrise hike in February. It’s was a great experience that I’d recommend to many. It is a bit challenging on the ascent and there are a lot of people all trying to do it at the same time. Once at the top the view of the sun rising over the lake was great while eating breakfast. The descent is an eye opener when you realize all of the steep/beautiful terrain you past right by on the way up. Great photo opportunities in the way down. Monkeys were very potent at the top.

Andrew T
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First to Review

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.

Justine Freisleben
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Karla Amador
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Karla Amador
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Edward Selvik
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Christine Henry
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B Sirinut
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Blair N
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Mallika Ranjan
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Angee Infante
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Angee Infante
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Michael Moomaw
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Dei Gratia
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Kim Bright
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Romi Maurelli
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Thomas Eros
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YONG SUN SHIN
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Bella Nabilah
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Amanda Cheng
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Stephan Martin
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Stuart Langdon
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Maria Nesztinger
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Ross Dielissen
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Stella Lay
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