The first documented eruption was in 1804 and the most recent was in 2000
Active volcano and Lake Batur in the caldera
The eruption that brought this volcano to be visible above the ocean is one of the most forceful across the earth. This volcano is marked by a collapsed top, called a caldera. The southeast wall of the inner caldera lies beneath Lake Batur; Batur cone has been constructed within the inner caldera to a height above the outer caldera rim. The Batur stratovolcano has produced vents over much of the inner caldera, but a NE-SW fissure system has localized the Batur I, II, and III craters along the summit ridge. Historical eruptions have been characterized by mild-to-moderate explosive activity sometimes accompanied by lava emission. Basaltic lava flows from both summit and flank vents have reached the caldera floor and the shores of Lake Batur over its history. The caldera contains an active, 700-meter-tall stratovolcano rising above the surface of Lake Batur. The first documented eruption of Batur was in 1804, and it has been frequently active since then, most recently in 2000. The substantial lava field from the 1968 eruption is visible today when viewed from Kintamani, a town that straddles the southwest ridge of the greater caldera. The lake, Danau Batur, is the largest crater lake on the island of Bali and is a good source of fish, as well as drinking water for Bali.
Villages in the caldera
The caldera is populated and includes the four main villages of Kedisan, Songan, Trunyan and Toya Bungkah, among a total of 15 villages. The locals largely rely on agriculture for income but tourism has become increasingly popular due to the relatively straightforward trek to the summit of the central crater
MOUNT BATUR HIKING ITINERARY:
- 01.40-03.00 AM: Pick up time (depend on your hotel location).
- 03.45 AM: Arrival at starting point of Toyabungkah village.
- 06.15 AM: Arrival at the summit of Mount Batur (sunrise point).
- 07.00 AM: Continue our trek around the entire crater.
- 08.00 AM: Begin our descent to the finishing point of our trek (Toyabungkah village).
- 09.00 AM: Arrival at Toyabungkah village and board car. -
- 11.30 AM: Stop off at a Balinese Coffee plantation.
- 01.30 PM: Return arrival at your hotel.
Rate : USD 100/person/twin share/minimum 2 person
- Pick up and return to your hotel by PRIVATE air conditioned car
- Experienced private trekking guides English speaking
- Entrance Fee to Kintamani Area
- Breakfast & Drinking water
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING :
- Hiking shoes or sport shoes.
- Warm jacket & Long pants.
PICK UP TIME:
Ubud : 02:30 AM
Sanur : 02:00 AM
Kuta : 01:40 AM
Nusa Dua : 01:40 AM
Legian: 01:40 AM
Seminyak: 01:40 AM
- Activity Level: Moderate.
- Hiking Duration: 4 hours (up & down)
- Temperature: 8 – 15° Celsius (At the summit).
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