Mount Batur is considered as an easy trekking side, not only because it only takes 2 hours to reach the summit but also because the climbing are not as hard as other mountains in Indonesia. The hiking usually starts at midnight, as people usually climb this mountain to see the sun rise.
Although the hiking is easy and appropriate for beginner, it doesn’t mean that you can slack off during the preparation as you still need to note the necessary items that you need during the climbing. Each person might need different equipment and preparations, but overall you need to pay attention to the general items that must be prepared before the actual day.
These are some of the tips that you might need to consider before hiking Mount Batur.
Another tips that you might consider is whether you want to hike alone or in a group. Many professional hikers choose to hike Mount Batur by themselves because it is a short track, but it is not recommended for those who are not familiar with the region as you might lost in the middle of the jungle. Before arriving in Batur, it might be better if you book a hiking Batur program from the local tourist agency as they will provide you with local guide who understand the places as well as the historical background of month Batur. Joining a group tor is not uncomfortable as one single group may only exist on 5 people only, so you can book a guide only for your family if you want to and the price is quite cheap.