It's Pitch Black . It's Cold . It's Marvellous
Climbing up an active volcano is something unique to Bali. Idea is to chase the Sun and meet it rising at the top. You begin with the hike somewhere at 1:30 am and it's going to be a battle of "Mind over Matter". 1 hour into the hike, the rocks turn into sand and it gets steeper to the top.
Smile. As the Locals would make it easier for you, we got some help from a sweet school kid who climbs up every single day to sell those 4-5 drinks he's carrying.(Got me thinking about my privileged trip to Bali.)
Keep going , every step up will reward you with a beautiful deep orange dawn and the shimmering lake.
One of the Nature's miracles awaits you at the top.
It's a warm welcome with erupting hot steam at Mt Batur Summit, hot enough to boil eggs for breakfast on a cold morning.
Walking down through woods on the cooled lava paths you will be enchanted with the one-of-a-kind experience.