Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas northwest of Mount Agung in Bali.
Our afternoon walk takes guests through the moonscape of various lava flows and ash-cones created by the numerous eruptions of Mount Batur between 1963 and 1999.
The hike begins on a path formed between mounds of frozen lava rock and newly grown scrubland, before traversing an expanse of volcanic ash and eventually heading up an ash-cone to the rim of the volcano. From this vantage point guests experience a wonderful panoramic view of the caldera and a 270 degree vista of Lake Batur, Mount Abang and Mount Agung to the east.
Further up the ridge we explore various fumaroles and see not only billowing steam, but also mini stalactites of multi-colored mineral deposits. Whilst exploring the craters the guide will prepare a meal heated in one of the volcano ovens (steam vents that can be blocked to create pressure to cook a meal). While waiting for the meal to cook, afternoon tea is made available.