If you visit Batur volcano what will is your purpose? I think your purpose are stunning amazing sunrise, find out the best spot to capture views, self pic, experiences the hit of volcanic steam etc… Here 6 best spot Mount Batur trekking you must capture while you visiting Mount Batur:
1. From the first point trek via Pura Jati.
To each the summit of mount Batur you may strat from 2 trail, one via Pura Jati and the other one via Toya Bungkah, in this case I will explain a bit about first point to capture amazing views. This spot is just on the rim of main crater, precisely in south part of Batur volcano. Altitude 1,600 meter above sea level, from her you can see Mount Abang, Mount Agung behind of Mount Abang, Mount Agung is the biggest mountain in Bali and the tall one. Beside of that, you can Rinjani mountain in the distance, wide lake batur just bellow of Mount Batur, precisely in east pat or Mount Batur.
In additional, wide black lava field from 1,963 on south part of volcano amaze your eyes, that lava look very nice if you are love to capture your self then upload on your social media account or if you are Instagram lovers.
2. Second point of sunrise spot from south peak of Batur volcano.
This is the second peak of Mount Batur trek via Pura Jati trail, this is best sunrise point in the south part of volcano, the altitude about 1,710 meter above sea level. From this place you can stunning wonderful sunrise over Lombok strait and Mount Rinjani as background. As much beautiful, wide Caldera Batur, both mount Agung and mount Agung include Mount Rinjani in Lombok Island. From here you can capture the amazing picture of Sunrise, main crater of batur from 1,804 and 1,919. Beside of that you can see 8 village surrounding the entire Batur Caldera. That are Songan, Toya Bungkah ” Natural Hot Spring”, Trunyam, Abang, Buahan, Kedisan, Batur, Batur, Pinggan and Blandingan village. Beside of that, you can see smoke from the volcano, it’s mean the volcano still active.
You can reach this point approximately 2,15 hours via Pura Jati and 2 hours via Toya Bungkah, we recommended took starting point via Toya bungkah, Why? Because from Toya Bungkah the distance much close and much easy, you will walk through jungle about half way and after that rocky trail half way left but all of that still manageable. If you start via Pura Jati, first you will walk on the flat trail but afterward will very steep trail and the you will reach the fist point just on the rim of main crater, its bellow about 100 meter straight up. If you want to go the second point you have to keep your energy because this last trail the challenging one, you will walk on volcanic ask, it very difficult while going up, you must have double effort because 2 step will back step, its effect of sliding sand during you hike.
3. Summit spot via Toya Bungkah
This is the best point if to capture sunrise, mountain, hot steam, crater or everything you want, from here you may see from the best one amazing views of Denpasar city and Sanur beach, Mount Agung, mount abang as well mount Rinjani in the distance. Huge Batur Caldera with example of big erupted happen in pass and west part of mountain amaze our eyes.
Here available small kitchen you can buy Hot tea, coffee or chocolate, the price 1 big glass of hot drink is 25,000 IDR, beside of that there also available soft drink and egg or bananas.
4. Spot from west part of volcano
On the west you may see Mountain in Java, Batur village ans black lava field on the button, beside of that you can see lucky temple too.
If you want avoid busy people this places is the best one for you, from here the views truly awesome.
5. North west point of Mount Batur
If you are strong enough I suggest to take this trip, this is medium trip, surrounding the main crater, you see whole Batur caldera from one corner to another corner.
After stunning wonderful sunrise, to completing your journey this spot you must visit, just need 20 minute more from the first sunrise point via Toya Bungkah trail.
6. Decent point
After explore long journey to surrounding the main crater but this place you must capture and share to your friends, this is just 25 minute decent from the last point, usually every visitor who took Toya Bungkah trail their will pass this places during their decent.
This places very easy, you must prepared you camera and took picture as much as you want, let your guide to capture your self during your decent.