CLIMBING AN ACTIVE VOLCANO: Hiking Mount Batur for sunrise in Bali, Indonesia


The allure of hiking up Mount Batur, an active
volcano, had us out of bed at 2 AM to reach the summit – an impressive 5,630 feet. We made it to the top. The physically demanding hike was totally
worth it the moment we witnessed an unforgettable sunrise. The views were simply stunning. Our attention quickly shifted to the cheeky
monkeys begging for food, playing and wandering around the area where all of the hikers were
clustered. It is not everyday that you get to climb an
active volcano. It was totally worth the long climb up. Before we made our way back down we spent
time enjoying the scenery and taking plenty of photos. If you’re planning on trekking ensure that
you wear proper footwear to counter the sharp volcanic rock. There are plenty of loose rocks
and shale and we almost slipped a few times. Overall, we’d recommend the hike for those
who are physically fit and adventurous.

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