We arrived at the village of mount batur and there was a very very bad energie. It's like a scary place! We wanted to climb the mountain by our self, but that was impossible. The mountain is ruled by the mafia of this town. The local are getting very aggressive if you try to do it by your self. And the ask like min.400.000 and no ticket nothing!(don't pay more than 200.000).we meet people who paid 600.000. Anyway I think it's a ridiculous easy climb, you climb with thousands of people step by step up the mountain. The locals see you as dollars notes. They make a really nice business there!