I build up my travel itineraries by reading blogs and watching YouTube videos because I am not one of the unplanned travellers. This same research led me to discovering this amazing activity in Bali which should not be missed at any cost. It is called the Mt. Batur Sunrise Trek and doing this trek was the best decision of my life. I had looked at photographs, but they don’t do justice to what your eyes witness. Mt. Batur is a dormant volcano that had last erupted in the year 2000 and has remained dormant since then. Considering this, it seemed to be an adventure I wanted to go on.
- Making my mind to embark on this journey
You can book this trek from any place in Bali and usually the adventure companies provide hotel pickup and dropping services. I left the trek towards the end of my visit as I was staying in Ubud and it is closer from there. However, as I was not sure if it would be safe to climb a mountain due to rain predictions, I was still contemplating whether or not should I do it. And also, due to limited time in hand, I had either option of sunrise trekking or chasing waterfalls, which I wanted to do as well. However, just one day before I was supposed to catch my flight back to Sydney, I decided that such opportunities may come only once, and I should go for the trek as I had already seen a lot of waterfalls in Sydney. Climbing a mountain at the middle of the night was something I had never done before.
- Where did I book the trek from?
I booked the trek from one of the adventure activities company in Ubud market and there are plenty of them. They quoted 500,000 rupiah for two people, however, I negotiated the price and we settled on 300,000 rupiah for two. This included pick up, drop off, guide, water, the entrance fees, and morning breakfast.
- And the time came