I’ve made it all the way to the summit of Batur, can you guarantee that I see the sunrise?
No. Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather and at high altitudes, predicting it gets very tricky. Fortunately, no guest has ever been disappointed with the trek. The views are spectacular regardless of weather conditions.
Is it really necessary to hire a guide for Batur?
Mount Batur gets a lot of positive reviews in trip Advisor. Any negative feedback from trekkers almost always results from people who decided to trek it alone. it is perfectly legal to do so, but not advisable.
Hiring a guide will help you get the best views, the most education about the history and culture of the area and will prevent you from getting lost. Furthermore, if you are injured, you’re more likely to get assistance as well as insurance coverage if you have a guide. Finally, the locals are very protective of the volcano and may be a little aggressive if you try to trek it without a guide.
Are we allowed to camp on Mount Batur?
Yes. Mount Batur camping is highly recommended. Waking up to the sunrise is even better than climbing up to see the sunrise. Please contact us if you want to camp and do white water rafting in the same trip as this is a special package.
Can I drink the water in the river?
Please do not drink any water in Bali that is not filtered. You will almost certainly get sick. We know that in some Malukat ceremonies, the Mangku will have you drink the water from the river, but without the protection of the Mangku, drinking water from the river is not advised.
Are children allowed on this tour?
Yes, but please let your guide know at the time of booking how old your children are. Even though we provide life vests and helmets, we do not advise this package for children who cannot swim.
Are there any crocodiles or snakes in the river?
No. These creatures are very rare in this area. Snakes can be found anywhere in Indonesia, but on these treks they are rarely, if ever seen.
What happens if I am injured?
Injuries rarely happen with this package. If an accident does occur, there are both mountain rescue and river rescue teams that are available to help guests in any emergency situation. If an injury occurs, our guide will immediately assess the situation and make a call to the rescue team for assistance. If needed, next of kin will be notified and we will help the injured person return safely back to their hotel.
Will there be a lot of other tourists?
We know our guests often don’t want to see a lot of other tourists so our guides make every effort to find trails and views that are less crowded. Sometimes the crowds cannot be avoided, but our guides have enough experience to make sure you still enjoy your time.
The river is limited to a particular number of tour groups so overcrowding is not a problem.