Bali Travel

Volcanic Mount Batur

mount batur BaliThe Volcanic Mount Batur is an active volcano with a very unique location. The volcano lies at the center of two concentric calderas in the northwest portion of Mount Agung, which is found in Bali. On the south east side, there is a large caldera lake, which was formed 23,000 to 28,000 years ago. The volcano and the lake lying quintessentially side by side offers a majestic view, one that many tourists fly to Bali for.

There are many ways to fully experience the Volcanic Mount Batur, the most challenging of which is to climb it. Many volcano climbing tours and treks are available, some of which are scheduled during sunrise, which is the best time to enjoy the amazing view. Mt. Batur peaks at 1717 meters and is an excellent experience for mountaineering enthusiasts. However, since the climb is fairly easy, so even families are free to try the experience, as long as an experienced guide is part of the group.

mount baturAs a tip, look for tours that trek around the entire rim of the volcano while climbing to the summit, as these will offer you excellent 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains. If you’re lucky, you may come across some monkeys who frequent the area near the largest crater. During the trek, you will also see lots of steam fissures and recent lava flows from any of the three craters of the volcano.

Mount Batur Volcano is located in the Kintamani District of Bali. If you want simply to get a good look at it without trekking to the peak, the best vantage point is in Penelokan Village. The volcano has erupted lots of times already, with its biggest eruption occurring back in 1926, when it destroyed the nearby Batur Village. In 1974, it spewed out black lava in what is known as the volcano’s most unique eruption. Although still active, the volcano is fairly calm nowadays, although it is smoking all the time. It is now one of the best natural attractions in Bali.