2017 was my first time trekking. Even I was born and grew up in Bali, I have never climbed Mount Batur before. My parents always brought guests or my family from Java to go to tourist destinations in the south of Bali, such as Kuta, Jimbaran, or near to the north side of Bali, like Bedugul, Candi Kuning, etc. I've been always going around Bali with my parents using a car. I never go around alone either with a motorbike or car. Because I was too young and small to ride a bike. But since grew up and got taller, I am riding a motorbike now.
But then I have had move to Yogyakarta to study at Gadjah Mada University, took French Litterature as a major. Once again, I have lost the chance to climb it.
A few years later I went back to Bali and did it. Yeah, as I said, it was 2017, with my office colleagues.
I was working in Bali's digital agency at that moment as a French SEO specialist and always got a wonderful weekend with my office colleagues to explore Bali. At first hiking, I was trembling. Because it was also my first time I didn't sleep. Well, I never spent my time in a night club and always sleep at 9 pm. Hahah\na.. oh sorry, let's back to mount Batur!
We left Denpasar at 1 am, and must climb at 2.30 am. Oh yes, Mount Batur is located in Kintamani by the way, and we just spent approximately 1 hour riding a bike from Denpasar to Kintamani.
Arrived there, we started to explore Mount Batur at 3 am. Hoping we don't miss the sunrise view at the summit of Mount Batur. And yeah we got it! Even when we were on the way to the summit, I said to my friends that I want to sleep, and ran out the energy. Plus, I cannot see anything because it was really dark and blur with my minus eyes. I forgot my glasses and I can't see anything in the dark. I got help from my friend named Yusnia, to take my hand while climbing, so I didn't get lost with my blurry eyes. Hahhaa. And then the reward was really beautiful! I saw the sunrise at the top of Mount Batur which is 1717m above sea level! (Of course with my sleepy face)
The second trekking was in March 2018. Which I was ready ready!
I slept in the afternoon to charge the energy and then climbed Batur for the second time with my collueges (also with glasses in the eyes hahaha). I was not nervous anymore and didn't need help just like the first time hiking. Then it was really easy to step the summit at the second climbed, cause I think I have adapted and already knew the trick to step up on the Mount Batur. We spent 2-3 hours to arrive at the top of Mount Batur.
We felt like ... A bunch of random persons.
"Owww we are in heaven now!!"
See that beautiful cloud around??
I felt like we were in Avatar Ang's country. 😂 FWI, there's a ticket entry for tourists to do Mount Batur Trekking. It costs IDR 400.000/persons in 2018 accompanied by a local guide. There are also different prices from travel agents in Bali. Could be cheaper or more expensive. After all, I hope my blog gives you enough reference to Mount Batur Trekking.
Happy Ramadhan for all Muslims and also for myself as a Muslim Girl grew up with Balinese Culture. Hehe. 😊🙏
I will share with you later about my lovely cultural life and art in Bali ❤️
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