Is it safe to trek Mt. Batur at this time?
Yes. We have cancelled all treks to Mt. Agung as well as other activities within 12 kilometers of that volcano, but Mt. Batur is still safe and well outside the evacuation area.
Do we really need to hire a guide for this trek?
Yes. Even though there is no regulation requiring the use of a trekking guide for Batur, the locals will insist that you use one to help the local economy. We highly advise that you do not attempt to trek Batur without one. If you do not choose to use us, please find an experienced guide before arriving to the volcano.
Can we camp on Mount Batur?
Yes. Camping on Batur is another great experience and we have trekking packages especially for those who want to camp overnight. Please go to our Batur Camping page here or contact us at email@example.com.
Can you guarantee that I see the sunrise?
Unfortunately, because the weather is so unpredictable, we cannot guarantee that you will see the sunrise. The good news is that guests overwhelmingly love this trek, regardless. The beauty of the forest, crater and lava valley makes this a 5-star trek, even on cloudy days.
What happens if I get hurt?
Though we have the highest safety standards of any guides on Mount Batur, sometimes accidents do occur. In the case of evacuation or other serious injury, the local rescue team will be immediately notified to respond to the emergency. The injured person will be cared for and taken to a hospital if necessary.
Our guides are trained to notify family or friends of the injured person as soon as possible and to insure all steps are take to get them treated quickly and safely.
Will there be a lot of other trekkers?
Because trekking Mount Batur is such a wonderful experience, many visitors to Bali have it on their to-do list. This can cause there to be a few more climbers than expected, but the guides manage the groups well and Bali Trekking Exploration does not join with any other trekking parties.
You will be guided along the most enjoyable trail, whether that means better scenery or fewer crowds. Our Batur guides are local and experienced. They know the mountain better than anyone and will find trails to avoid other groups as much as possible. We know crowds can be a concern so we do our best to manage the situation.
What if I’m afraid of heights?
Trekking volcanoes is not recommended for those who have a serious fear of high places. Even though Mount Batur is an easy climb in respect to other mountains in Bali, it is 1717 meters above sea level. Please keep this in mind before you decide to book your trek. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you have. Please contact us here for more information.
Can I wear flips or sandals on this trek?
It is not recommended, but some people do. It is advisable that you wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots if you have them.
Is Mount Batur an active volcano?
Yes. The last eruption was in 1999-2000. International scientists study the volcano so it is highly unlikely that an eruption would occur without warning.