My First Hike!

Mout Batur Bali

My first time hiking 8km (1717m elevation) @ 2AM to to the top of Mount Batur was totally worth it!

Our driver picked us up at 2:30 a.m. and we drove for an hour to the foot of the mountain. There were so many people climbing up at once.

Our guide was a really funny guy, and he was helping me climb up. We made two stops on our way up, and there was volcanic dust on the trail which was making little tough to climb up. My husband was climbing fast and I was following him slowly. We were also trying to capture the beautiful scenery as going up.

The day was very cloudy. Once we reached the summit, we sat down on mats and waited for sunrise. It was cold and windy at the top of Mount Batur.

In a few minute the clouds moved quickly like ocean waves and sun’s rays began to shine and the mountain view was breathtaking.  We captured those views in our camera and were so happy. We enjoyed being on top of Mount Batur. I was looking at the most amazing thing I had ever seen.

It hiked for about 2 hours to climb to the top of Mount Batur but it was much quicker coming down. And, on our way back to our airbnb,  we stopped by Coffee Luwak Plantation, and fell in love with the baby Palm Civet (Luwak) used to make Coffee Luwak.

Yes! I made it.