Cost of Climbing Mount Batur

The cost of climbing Mount Batur in 2021 has changed slightly if we compare it with previous years. This fee change has been in effect since 2020. This change occurred because we saw that the pandemic situation had not yet ended. Even as we write this article, new positive cases are still emerging. It doesn’t just stop here; several media outlets even report that various new variants of the Coronavirus have emerged, and this is making conditions even more chaotic.

The COVID-19 virus caused a new illness in Indonesia and nearly all countries worldwide at the end of 2019, and we are already cognizant of it. This virus outbreak paralyzed most of the economies of several countries in the world. Indonesia also felt a huge impact if we look at economic developments from 2019 to 2021.

In Indonesia itself, the area or island that has felt the most impact from the COVID-19 pandemic is the island of Bali. As we already know, the majority of people in Bali depend on tourism for their livelihood. Bali tourism has even become very chaotic due to the decline in tourist arrivals. Even from March to July 2020, only less than 10% of visits occurred if we compare it with the previous year.

This condition causes tourist visits, both foreign and local, to various tourist attractions in Bali to be far from normal. As with other tourist attractions, this also happens on Mount Batur, Kintamani, and Bali. Visits or climbing activities on the mountain in Batur Kintamani village are very quiet; sometimes there are only 5 to 10 climbers in a day. This is, of course, a real blow to all the residents who depend on climbing Mount Batur for their livelihood. Seeing this condition, the local government implemented new regulations, which made the cost of climbing Mount Batur slightly cheaper.

Latest Update on Costs of Climbing Mount Batur Kintamani Bali

From year to year, there are more and more tour providers providing Mount Batur climbing services. This is because the activity of climbing this mountain is very popular with both foreign and domestic tourists. Many Mount Batur tour guides also provide various climbing package options. Of the many types of packages available, the climbing package and Mount Batur trekking price, including breakfast at the peak, are the packages most often chosen by local tourists.

So, what exactly do you have to pay to climb Mount Batur? In essence, there are four costs that you will pay or spend when climbing Mount Batur. Let’s look at the explanation below:

  1. Kintamani Area Entry Ticket

If you climb Mount Batur this year, the costs you will incur will be slightly cheaper compared to the year before the pandemic. The Bangli Regency government has temporarily abolished entry tickets to the Kintamani area, which is why this is happening. In the past, local tourists had to pay IDR 25,000 per person, and foreign tourists had to pay Rp 50,000 per person.

For example, if you climb this year with 3 or 4 friends, this also means you will be able to save up to IDR 100,000 in total. However, this entrance ticket may be used again! For the latest information and updates, you can also contact us on WhatsApp.

  1. Tickets to climb Mount Batur

The second fee is the entrance ticket or ticket to climb Mount Batur. The ticket price for climbing Mount Batur has also experienced quite prominent changes. In the past, you had to pay Rp. 25,000 per person for locals; now you only need to pay IDR 10,000 for every adult who has an ID card.

Foreign tourists also get a fairly large discount on ticket prices. Tickets for climbing Mount Batur for foreigners change from Rp. 100,000 to Rp. 50,000 per person. Cheap enough, right?

  1. Fees for Renting a Guide or Local Guide

The next or third cost is the cost of renting a local guide or guide. The rental price for a Mount Batur trekking guide ranges from Rp. 350,000 to Rp. 500,000 per guide. Taking into account the number of participants or climbers with guides is usually required to make adjustments to this rate. For example, if you climb with a total of 5 people in one group, you will pay around Rp. 500,000 to rent a guide.

The rental price for guides who accompany foreign tourists is also slightly more expensive. The price ranges from Rp. 500,000 to Rp. 700,000 per guide. Why is the rental more expensive? The reason is that every guide who climbs with foreign tourists, they are required to pay a certain amount of fee to the existing Mount Batur climbing organization. This is what causes the price of renting a guide for foreign tourists to be more expensive when compared to the price of renting a guide for local tourists.

  1. Shuttle Service Fee

This is a final expense and is only optional. If you already have or rent your transportation, you can just meet our guide directly at the trekking start point. With this, you only need to pay the fee for renting a guide and the entrance ticket to Mount Batur.

However, if you don’t have your transportation, you can also use the pick-up and drop-off service that we provide. Estimated pick-up and drop-off costs from and back to the hotel start at Rp. 200,000–Rp. 600,000 per car. We adjust this price according to the distance from your hotel to and from Mount Batur. If you want to get a cheaper pick-up and drop-off price, then staying in the Kintamani area the night before the climb is the right choice.

How long does it take to climb Mount Batur?

How long does it take to climb Mount Batur from the start point to the peak? This is the most frequently asked question we receive. The duration of climbing Mount Batur is quite short if we compare it with climbing other mountains in Bali. The average duration from parking until we reach the top is around 2 hours of climbing.

The length of time each person needs varies from person to person. As far as our experience goes, some domestic tourists reach the peak in just 2 hours. However, many also take up to 3 hours or even more. Of course, this also depends on the fitness level of the climbers; if you are fit and active enough every day, then climbing Mount Batur will not be difficult.

The second factor that determines the length of time you need is the climbing route or start point of Mount Batur that you choose. Climbing via the Pasar Agung temple route will take a little shorter time compared to via Toya Bungkah. If you are looking for a climb with the longest and most challenging route, then climbing Mount Batur via the Culali route is the best choice.

Conclusion

From the explanations above, we can conclude that four things are the basic costs of climbing Mount Batur. The costs referred to are Kintamani area tickets, Mount Batur tickets, guide rental fees, and shuttle service fees. These four costs then determine the price you will pay for climbing Mount Batur.

So our tip for getting a cheaper price is to compare the prices offered by several tour agents first. Then you can choose the tour that offers the best price, but don’t forget to check what is included.

OK, that’s enough information from us regarding the latest update on the costs of climbing Mount Batur this year. If you have questions about climbing this mountain, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. Healthy greetings to all of us, and see you soon!


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