Mount Batur is based in an area called Kintamani and located in North-East Bali. The collection of small villages of Batur, Kintamani and Penelokan are based at the large basin-shaped crater rim of Batur. Toyo Bungkah village is also at the lakes edge. This area is traditional Balinese and the utmost respect should be shown to the locals, which means dressing and acting appropriate.
Trekking Mount Batur
This area is popular with trekkers, and the climb to the summit of Mount Batur is 1,700 meters and should take around 2 hours. Local guides are in abundance and will take you up the summit, the most popular being for the amazing sunrises. The climb is rated easy and can be organised from Toya Bungkah village office for the Mount Batur trekking guides. The cost is around 300,000 – 400,000 IDR (barter hard).
Getting to Kintamani
You can book local buses for your trip to Kintamani which is located 1 hour from Ubud. This should cost around 100,000 IDR from most agents and slightly more from Kuta and Sanur. The sunrise tour should cost you 250,000 IDR and includes breakfast.
We use Skyscanner for all our flights. You’re only a short boat ride from the Gili Islands that you can read Here for further information. Another trip to Nusa Lembongan should also be on your radar. It’s an amazing location. There are direct flights to Lombok and Australia.
Check out this posts for further things to do at the Tegalalang rice terraces that are in same area and worth visiting.
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