Beautiful sunrise from Mt. Batur in Bali.
This was a fantastic experience in Bali. I feel like I keep saying everything is “my favourite thing”… but THIS WAS TOTALLY MY FAVOURITE THING!!😜 If you like hiking and early mornings, this is for you.
We were picked up from our Villa at 1:30 am and drove for about 2 hours up to the base of Mt. Batur, WHICH IS AN ACTIVE VOLCANO. (Yes, ACTIVE volcano.) 😐 From there, it was about a 2 hour hike up the volcano in the dark. Sounds sketch, and it kind of was haha. All you had was a small flashlight to navigate your way up this volcano (which I would like to point out was VERY close to rock-climbing… “hike” is a loose term😉) I’m one for a challenge so it was great fun for me.
Once you get to the top, you will freeze your ass off, drink some very questionable tea, sing Bob Marley in a hippie guitar circle, and wait for the sun to rise. Once it finally does, it is a thing of beauty. There were lots of people at the top of the volcano but it was so beautiful I honestly didn’t even notice it was crowded.
Can we also talk about the actual volcanic steam that is coming out of the top of the volcano? Yea, that was a thing too. (Again, slightly sketch lol.)
Anyways, if you are ever in Bali this is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you need to carve out some time for. Totally recommend.
What do you think? Would you do this hike?? Comment below!