Mount Batur Climbing Basecamp

The Mount Batur basecamps that are most used by climbers are Toya Bungkah and Pasar Agung. Both of these basecamps have their advantages and disadvantages, and you can consider which place will suit your character and climbing needs. You can read about the advantages and disadvantages of both the Toya Bungkah base camp and Pasar Agung on the Mount Batur climbing route.

Climbing Mount Batur is included in the easy climbing category. If we compare it with climbing other mountains on the island of Bali, the distance is the shortest. If you claim to be a nature lover who has a hobby of climbing mountains, then while on holiday in Bali, climbing Mount Batur is a must.

As we already know, the beauty of the island of Bali is not only found on its beaches. Bali is also famous as a beautiful island with a thousand temples. Apart from that, waterfall tourism and mountain climbing are also no less interesting. Mount Batur, which is located in Batur village, Kintamani subdistrict, is one of the most favorite mountains for tourists.

Two Favorite Mount Batur Basecamps

Mount Batur is a volcano that is still active until 2021. According to records, this mountain, which has a peak of 1717 meters above sea level, has erupted 26 times. The largest eruption that was recorded occurred in 1926. Then after that, there was another eruption in 1963, and in 2000, the last eruption. The volcanic activity of this volcano is still considered very active. From July to August 2021, this mountain emits quite large amounts of sulfur. The sulfur came out of the surface of Lake Batur for more than three weeks and caused some local tilapia fish farmers to suffer losses because many of their fish died.

To reach the top of Mount Batur, you can use four different climbing routes, namely: Toya Bungkah, Pasar Agung, Culali, and Serongga. Of the four choices, Toya Bungkah and Pasar Agung are the two most widely used. These two basecamps are very easy to find, even if you climb without a tour guide. The following is a brief review of the two basecamps:

Basecamp Toya Bungkah

As the name suggests, this basecamp is located in Toya Bungkah Kintamani village. To find this base camp, you can look for Toya Devasya, and then about 100 meters before you will find a parking lot on the left of the road. So, from this fairly large parking lot, your ascent will begin.

From here, the climb will start at an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level. In other words, the height difference between the parking lot and the peak is only around 600 meters. The distance you will travel from the parking lot to the top is approximately 4.5 kilometers when climbing. The descent can be longer if you accompany it with a trip around the peak.

We believe that this climbing route through Mount Batur base camp is the simplest. Since three years ago, local motorcycle taxi and trade associations in the Mount Batur area have made major changes to the climbing route. The trail motorbike can still reach the third post (approximately 15 minutes before the peak) from the car park.

Apart from the fairly easy route, more than half of your journey will pass through shady forests. This will make you feel cool on the way down and back to the Toya Bungkah parking lot or base camp. The beauty of Mount Abang, Mount Agung, Lake Batur, and the villages surrounding Mount Batur will be a treat for your eyes on the journey down.

The estimated travel time when going up is around 1.5 to 2 hours on the way and 2 to 2.5 hours when going down if accompanied by a trip around the peak.

Pasar Agung Basecamp

If you want to climb Mount Batur and are looking for the shortest route, then climbing via this base camp is the right choice. To find this Base camp, you can easily find it on Google Maps. Just look for directions to Pasar Agung temple, but first, please register at the climbing post below the base camp.

Through the Pasar Agung temple parking lot, you will start climbing from a height of 1240 meters above sea level, with a distance of only around 3.2 kilometers to the top. However, you need to know that many climbers feel that the terrain they are traversing is quite difficult. This is because shortly after the climb starts, you will immediately be facing black lava rocks, which are quite steep. Then, after passing the rocks, we will continue our journey along a sandy road, which is quite slippery.

The estimated travel time through this base camp is around 1 to 1.5 hours, both up and down.

For your safety and comfort when climbing, we always recommend using the services of a local Mount Batur guide. If you don’t like the hassle, you can also order the Mount Batur sunrise trekking price package because we provide various types of options that, of course, can be adjusted to your needs and holiday budget.