Mount Batur Sunrise Trek is one of recommended activity in Bali which will involve you to have a fun trekking while witnessing a beautiful sunrise on peak of mount.
Before having the trekking activity, there are surely some important things you should know for safe and fun experience of trekking as below.
1. Preparations before Trekking
Before trekking on Mount Batur, you are required to have complete preparations such as: supporting items and physical conditions.
Situation on the mountain is quite cold and maybe will make your skin shiver. Wear a thick jacket to warm your body during trekking.
- Hiking Special Shoes
The track on Batur Mount is rocky and sandy with sharp rocks from the former of lava eruption in first post.
Wear special hiking shoes to make footsteps easier.
Besides shoes, you also wear hand glove to keep your hands in hot temperatures.
Item for lightning as a torch light is really useful particularly for you want to have a sunset trekking at midnight.
Make sure the battery is in full mode so that may light up along the trek.
Medicine Box is a supporting item in case you have unexpected accidents. There are some kind of medicines that should bring such as ointments for muscle cramps, wound medicine, and bandages.
Camera is also required during the trekking because it will help to capture much worth moments and great images at sunset scenery.
Moreover, you should maintain health as physical condition before trekking so that may get a fun trekking.
Prepare it by exercising about 2 times a week before hiking time in order to make your physical better prepared to conquer the unexpected routes.
2. Best Time to Trek
For getting a beautiful sunrise moment, you have to arrive on the peak at 05.00 O’clock. Best time to start trekking is in the midnight exactly 01.00 - 02.00.
The trekking maybe takes 2 hours from start point. The time more depends on how speed your step and also energy for conquering it.
If you want to have a slow trekking as taking a few breaks along the route, then start it earlier in order not to lose sunset moment.
3. Trekking Route
You may start trekking from Toya Bungkah Village, a start point that located in the slope of Batur Mount.
The hiking route is generally still sloping up to the first 40 minutes from the starting point. Then, You will find rocky, sandy and slippery roads to the top.
It will be full of sandy rocks around the first hour and 40 minutes and start slippery and narrow in the last 50 minutes to the top of Mount Batur.
4. Hire a Private Guide
For the beginner, you can hire a private guide service for trekking procession. The guide will minimize the unexpected risks or get lost along the trek.
Whether you can also take an experienced partner to join and accompany the trekking. A experience partner is required to have a fun and safe trekking.
5. Food Supplies to Trek
Food supplies are required because you probably will feel hungry, thirsty, and also tired long the trip. Take a break for while in the route point while enjoy the foods.
Hence, you may make a food supply list such as bread, oatmeal, fruit, boiled potato, and so on.
Meanwhile, avoid littering after you enjoy the foods and keep it in plastic bag until find trash can. So that, natural environment can be always beautiful.