Trekking in Bali

Trekking in Bali is a thrilling activity that lets you pass through the ultimate natural beauty. Millions of tourists head over to Bali every single year in order to taste the thrilling pleasures of the hiking and trekking trails through rainforests, dry savannas, and dense mangrove forests.

It is also home to some of the secret waterfalls, enchanting rice paddies, sacred volcanic peaks and widespread forest patches that add up in making the most amazing treks. On a Bali trekking trip, tourists indulge in Mount Batur Hiking to capture its amazing sunrise over nearby volcanoes.

You will get to make the most of Mount Agung which is known for its snow-clad mountain peaks, and Tegalalang Rice Field offering family walks across the rice terraces. The trekking expeditions on your Bali trip not only gives you a thrilling adventure experience to remember but also gives you a chance to witness amazing authentic and unique Balinese culture. 

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Which are the best places for Trekking in Bali?

1. Mount Batur Hiking: Mount Batur is situated in the Bangli region on the island of Bali. This is the best hiking spot where people drive for an adventurous hike to the mountains early in the morning waiting to watch an amazing sunrise over Mount Agung.

This hike will land you to the summit of a volcano which is 1717 meters above sea level within almost 2 hours. It is the second-highest point in Bali and an active volcano that stands as a cornerstone for people to experience hiking. This is the best place to capture beautiful pictures with a spectacular view from the top.

Location: South Batur, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali 80652, Indonesia
Price: 350,000 IDR per person

2. Mount Agung: Mount Agung is the highest point in Bali. It's an active stratovolcano with a large and deep crater. From the peak of the mountain, it is possible to seek another peak of a mountain called Mount Rinjani located on the nearby island of Lombok to the east. Both the mountains are covered by clouds frequently. While hiking you will face the mother temple of Bali, Pura Besakih which lies on the slopes of Mount Agung.

This mountain towers 3033 meters above sea level and is the fifth-highest volcano in the whole of Indonesia. The mountain is covered in the lush green forest from the top; the views are exceptional in all directions.

Price: 11,44,619.15 IDR

3. Tegalalang Rice Field Hiking: Tegalalang Rice Field is one of the most touristic and well-known rice terraces in Ubud. It is more likely an amusement park with "I LOVE BALI'' momento, photo spots and Bali swings all over Tegalalang. It's the perfect place to have a family walk across the rice terraces.

You can visit this place at any time of the year but start hiking early in the morning to avoid muddy trails. After passing through the entrance there are stairs leading you down to a bridge and by following the right way you will come across many Bali swings. You can also rent colourful Bali dresses through hiking.

Location: Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Price: 10,000 IDR

4. Tirtagangga Paddy Field Hiking: Tirtagangga literally means "Water of the Ganges". During your visit to Bali, you can start Bali trekking from Tenganan village to witness amazing authentic Balinese culture. This place's splendid view will take your heart away before you unfold your eyes.

This is a great hiking /trekking area that serves you the best walk through the river and lets you vibrate with its natural beauty and interact with the farmers working on their fields. 

Location: Jalan Raya Abang Desa Adat, Ababi, Abang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesia

5. West Bali National Park Hiking: West Bali National Park is situated on the northwest side of Bali. It occupies the whole of the Prapat Agung Peninsula and covers a vast swath of area around the towns of Gilimanuk, Cekik and Banyuwedang. Its official area inside the park boundaries is spread about 190 square kilometres, with a further 580 square kilometres of the protected land reserve to the east.

This place has got a varied atmosphere with different habitats including rainforests, dry savannas, and some dense mangrove forests. This wonderful biogeological green lush forest is home to a hundred and sixty species of birds including the nearly extinct Bali Starling, the only Bali's endemic vertebrate species. This is a whole kingdom for many flora and fauna.

6. Munduk Bali Hiking: Munduk Bali Hiking is considered to be the most popular and best scenic destination in Bali for waterfall lovers. This place is locally known as Air Terjun Munduk and it is located within Bali's lush and forested central-northern upland region in the village of Munduk in Buleleng, North Bali.

There are acres of clove and coffee plantations, and beautiful waterfalls that entice visitors to stop and enjoy its stunning beauty. You can feel rejuvenated by breathing fresh air, as it's an abode of many waterfalls close to each other. You will get to enjoy a refreshing feeling when you are on the top of a mountain watching sunset views and shimmering sea-water in the distance.

Location: Jl. Raya Pancasari, Gobleg, Kec. Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
Price: 20,000 IDR per person

7. Sekumpul Waterfall Hiking: Sekumpul Waterfall is hyped as the most flaunting waterfall in Bali to visit. It is equitably close to Niagara Falls Lemukih, which is only about 2 km away from it. To see Sekumpul Waterfall closely, you have to pave the way out with a bit of effort and struggle as the roads are very curvy.

Water comes from hundreds of meters away from hidden hills to give you a unique feel in the wilderness. After reaching there you will witness a majestic waterfall which is worth the ride. It's a collection of seven narrow small waterfalls that are surrounded by dense green bamboo forest valleys. This place is something to not miss out at any cost when you are in Bali. 

Location: Sawan, Buleleng Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Price: IDR 125,000 per person

8. Sambangan Secret Garden Waterfall Bali: These are couples of villages that significantly still remain unmarked by vogue. It is the Sambangan village in Bali, part of nearby Wanagiri village popularly known as "the secret garden village". This place is untamed at its natural beauty and is a perfect shelter for adventurous ones. There are 400 naturally formed slopes in number.

Sliding down by these screamy slopes landing you into a water body is yet a bewildering escapade to perform. Into the wilds, you will find seven of the most acutely well-preserved waterfalls. Apart from the wild, you can explore numerous rice terraces and plantations.

Location: Jl. Raya Singaraja-Denpasar, Pancasari, Kec. Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81161, Indonesia
Price:  125,000 rupiah per person

9. Twin Lake Jungle Hiking: Twin Lake Jungle Hiking offers you to explore the greatest Bali nature and culture experience. This twin lake is a combination of hiking and two lakes in the north of Bali named Tamblingan Lake and Buyan Lake.

This Bali trekking trip will lead you to the depth of the rainforest. While emerging inside you will be visiting some old legendary temples and also get knowledge about many traditional herbal treatments and medicines. 

Location: Jl. Raya Pancasari, Gobleg, Kec. Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
Price: 8,55,190.25 IDR

10. Mount Lesung Hiking: Mount Lesung is located on the west side of Lake Tamblingan. This will be the starting point of your hike to the Naga Loka Cave. This hiking has been done passing through the dense flourishing rainforest.

This is not a very subtle hiking place so if you are a moderate hiker then this sacred place is best to host your trip. This trip would definitely expose you to an adventurous hike through the local mountains and valley. 

Location: Bedugul Volcanic Region, South of Lake Tamblingan, Thailand
Price: 11,45,085.25 IDR

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Which villages can I see while trekking in Bali?

1. Sekumpul Village: Sekumpul village is located in the northern region of Bali. This village is close to Singaraja and Central Lovina in the northern parts of Bali. Sekumpul village is a well-visited place, especially for the Sekumpul waterfall. The cool temperatures of water create a perfect climate for visitors to blend with nature's beauty.

The cool temperature and its mesmerising panorama of seven waterfalls with different heights and flows of water separated by high cliffs acquire a lot of popularity amongst all the waterfall places. The place endures a smaller number of tourists in the morning so it's the best time to deal with a fresh morning atmosphere.

2. Antungan Village: Antungan village is a well-known excursion tour for rice field Bali trekking and engrossing with its vibrant scenery of Blahbatuh. Gantungan is where you can pamper yourself with delicious fresh coconut while admiring an alluring scenery of a large, fascinating rice field.

You can walk through the quaint tracts of rice paddies and also can communicate with the farmers working on their piece of land. After trekking, you can have authentic Bali lunch at Butterfly Park. You can visit a dreamy waterfall which also offers you to swim for over 30 minutes. Overall, this village is wholesome for a wonderful trip.

3. Songan Village: Songan village is an authentic Bali village located in Kintamani, promptly at the bank of Lake Batur. This very place is the kick start point for the Mount Batur Bali trekking. You have to depart from this place.

From Mount Batur, you can enjoy a stunning view of Songan village all at a glance. But, this place happens to be the most climatic disruption bearer land of Bali as this place anticipates frequent landslides, weathering tephra from the eruption.

4. Munduk: Munduk is a hushed, cooler and greener region in the north of Bali far from the urban streets of Seminyak and Canggu. This village allows you to do a lot of things at night and it is famous for the water temple built in Tamblingan Lake. Munduk region offers you a panoramic view of two connecting lakes named Twin Lake.

Walking around many rice fields is the best part of visiting this village. Pay a sure visit to Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort and Spa which will be worth your while. The organic coffee which is planted by the local farmers has received international recognition, so it's a must-try.

5. Bali Aga Village: Bali Aga village is a remote place in Bali situated in the northwest of Lovina. Bali Aga is supposed to be the original inhabitants of original Balinese and ethnic groups who still live their livelihood with the same old practice of life. There are other smaller villages connected to Bali Aga which you can cover during your Bali trekking trip. Indigenous people living here are very friendly and congenial to others.

What is the best time to go trekking in Bali?

The best time for a Bali trekking trip is from May to June end, and during the dry season of September to October. Tourists are advised to avoid rainy seasons and winters, as frequent showers can make the trek ways dangerous and during winters the mountains are usually covered with snow.

What are the essential items that one must pack for Bali trekking?

- Quick-dry clothing items, in case of rain showers.
- Full charged cameras with extra memory cards, headlights and torch lights.
- Snack items and enough drinking water.
- Hiking poles.
- Trek shoes or sandals.
- Medical kit containing first aid items for emergencies.
- Tourists can also carry important documents which might come in handy like medical certificates, identity cards etc.

What type of clothing is advisable for Bali trekking?

Tourists are advised to take extra pairs of clothes while trekking in Bali. Quick dry t-shirt pants are always advisable. Plastic bags to carry extra clothes should be taken. Thermal weather, fur jackets, caps and hats are also advised. Trek shoes for more comfort and better climb should be worn by tourists.

Can you climb Mount Batur without a guide?

Yes, you can climb Mount Batur while indulging in trekking in Bali without a guide. Mount Batur is a very beautiful and popular hiking location in ubud. This is relatively an easy climb, since the pathways are obvious and is a common nature tour for tourists. Tourists can easily reach the summit without supervision or guides.

How much does it cost to climb Mount Batur?

Prices of trekking in Bali depend on which package deals the tourist chooses. They usually start from 350000 IDR, and include guides and meals. However, tourists can easily climb without guides, and bring homemade meals which can save up the costs!

Is climbing Mt Batur hard?

No, Mt Batur is a very easy climb. It is a 4.2 miles trek to the summit. However, first-time climbers can find it a little tiresome. The climb to the summit offers some of the most picturesque views of Bali, wild flora and lush green forests. Despite the steep climb, the view from the top, especially the sunrise, is a scenic view you wouldn't want to miss.

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