Is it safe to trek Mt. Batur at this time?
Yes. Clearly al treks to Mt Agung have been cancelled but the eruption has provided a great opportunity for travelers to see a live eruption from a safe distance on Mt Batur.
Do we really need to hire a guide for this trek?
Yes, but you’re in luck. Bali Trekking Exploration guides are licensed and highly experienced. We know all the hidden photo opportunities and special trails. We’re also trained in first aid and emergency evacuation procedures. Finally, our guides are among the highest rated trekking personnel in Google and Trip Advisor.
Can we camp on Mount Batur?
Yes. Camping on Batur is a lot of fun and you get to wake up to some spectacular views. Please go to our Batur Camping page here or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you sure I will see the eruption?
If you book now, yes. The eruption is happening right now and is expected to go on for another few days, but book as soon as possible to get the best views and photo opportunities.
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?
The Guning Agung eruption has certainly cut back on the number of people traveling to Bali so there are fewer trekkers than normal, but there will still be a few other travelers. No worry, our guides know the best trails to avoid the crowds.
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.
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.