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Climbing Mount Batur for Sunrise

G’day fellow adventurers! If you’re looking to add a bit of magic to your Bali getaway, I’ve got just the ticket for you – a sunrise climb up the incredible Mount Batur. My name is Lucy and let me tell you, this journey will be etched in your memory like a fair dinkum Aussie summer barbie!


There’s a certain serenity and thrill to catching a sunrise, and what better place to witness it than from the peak of a volcano? Mount Batur isn’t just any volcano; it’s an active one right in the heart of Bali!


Now, cracking into the nitty-gritty – the climb. You’ll be starting at around 2 or 3 AM. Sounds wild, right? But trust me, climbing in the cool, early-morning air beats the blazing sun any day. If you’re nervous, don’t be. I was, too, the first time. But with a bit of grit and hustle, you’ll be at the top before you know it, boasting to yourself about how you’re now officially cooler than those still in bed.


Here’s a bit of kit advice from my personal experience to hook you up right:
– **Footwear:** Good hiking shoes are a must. The track can be rocky and slippery.
– **Clothing:** Layers, layers, layers. It’ll be cold when you start but warmer as you ascend.
– **Torch/Headlamp:** Put down your phone and grab a proper light.
– **Water and Snacks:** Stay hydrated and energized. Trust me, the banana I had halfway up was like mana from heaven.


Rightio, the climb itself is a mix of excitement and physical challenge. Your guide – yes, get a guide for sure – will lead you along a somewhat rugged trail. I remember huffing and puffing, then looking up and seeing the stars blanket the sky – it was utterly mesmerizing.

At certain points, you might wonder why you left your cozy villa bed. But then you push through, witness the first hints of dawn, and realize you’re literally walking on top of an active volcano. What a ripper of a feeling!


Here’s where the magic happens. Reaching the summit, and the sky starts to paint itself with hues of gold and pink. I can still feel the goosebumps. Perch yourself on a rock, sip on a hot drink (guides often bring you a thermos), and soak in the views. The sunrise itself is worth every bit of sweat – it’s a canvas of colors that words can’t do justice. There’s just something so primal and pure about being that high up, both in altitude and spirits!


Once the sun’s fully up and you’ve snapped about a thousand photos, you’ll start your descent. It’s quicker but can be just as tricky. Back at base, you might want to head over to Lake Batur’s hot springs to soak those weary muscles – an absolute treat!


So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and lace up your hiking boots! Need help organizing it all or booking a banging villa for your stay? Reach out to us anytime! Our contact details are just below. Let’s make that sunrise adventure happen.

Happy travels and catch ya later!

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