Batur's Youngest Crater - Volcano Cooking
The hike begins on a path formed between mounds of frozen lava rock and newly grown scrubland, before traversing an expanse of volcanic ash and eventually heading up an ash-cone to the rim of the volcano. From
this vantage point you will experience a wonderful panoramic view of the caldera as well as 270 degree vistas of Lake Batur, Mount Abang and Mount Agung to the east. On a clear day the imposing Mount Batukaru and Mangu Peak, part of Bali’s Western Mountain range, can also be seen.
Further up the ridge, you can explore various fumaroles and see not only billowing steam but also mini stalactites of multi-coloured mineral deposits left by the steam. Whilst you are discovering the craters, the guide will be preparing a meal heated in one of the volcano - ovens (specially prepared steam vents that can be blocked to create pressure to cook your meal). While you wait for your meal to cook, afternoon tea is made available. After your meal, begin the traverse back down the mountain, where your vehicle will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.