Discover Kintamani and Mount Batur - Bali
Not all travelers share the same idea when it comes to planning the perfect holiday or trip in a different country. Some would prefer soaking up the sun’s rays on a sandy beach, others love strolling around the market places and interact with the locals, while the rest take a spiritual and historical journey by visiting religious sites and buildings. But for the travelers who love hiking and surrounding themselves in the arms of Mother Nature, if they happen to find themselves in the middle of Bali, Indonesia, then Kintamani and Mount Batur are definitely places they will fall in love with.
Found in the north of East Bali, Kintamani offers travelers a majestic yet peaceful view of some of the city’s most beautiful mountain ranges and scenic panoramas. Since it is 1,500m above the sea level, visitors experience much cooler weather than the ones down the coast. Though the climate does call for a jacket and thick socks, it is the perfect temperature to go out and hike through Kintamani’s lush greenery. There are numerous places to see and visit, from the Bali Aga village at Trunyan to the Ulun Danau Batur temple. But if you are the type of traveler who dreams of seeing the white clouds stream between your fingers, then do head towards Mount Batur.
This small volcano is nestled at the center of two concentric calderas, located in the north west of Mount Agung. Because of its landscape, visitors can revel in its natural hot springs and wildlife, and be amazed at the crescent-shaped Batur Lake, which is just adjacent to it. In order to experience the best scenic areas, however, travelers must hike towards the top of Mount Batur. They will be rewarded with a full 360° view of Kintamani, and take in everything that Mother Nature has to offer.
Trip Guru would like to advise first timers to wear the appropriate attire and bring the right hiking gear if you plan to traverse the terrains of Kintamani and Mount Baldur. In order to get here, one can take a daily shuttle bus from Ubud, but must book the ticket in advance. Also, you can catch a bemo or a bus from Batubulan terminal in Denpasar, and it costs around 25,000 IDR.
What our experts tell about this experience.
Seeing a volcano has never been on my list of destinations to travel and see but because of my extreme friends I was invited on this exciting hiking trip of theirs. So we hiked up Mt Butar and wow, what an experience that was! Afterwards we headed to Mt.Agung where I saw a volcano for the first time in my life. It’s amazing! What I liked most though was not the volcano but it was the beautiful long lake of Butar. It was a crescent shape and was the best scene I’ve ever seen. Guess that’s the though from a person who is a fan of waters and rivers. Kintamani is a great to visit, do come!
Hiking is something I am now very interested in. It’s great exercise and leads to a very adventurous adventure. At Mt.Batur was another great adventure that I got to experience. I came here with my tour group with the best guide and saw the sun rising. Luckily on that morning it wasn’t cloudy so we saw the sun of a new day at it’s best. Be sure to wear comfortable and stabled footwear.. The trail wasn’t easy but wasn’t as tiring. It was just damp and a bit slippery. I need to do this more often!
Mount Batur was the very first mountain I have ever hiked on, and truthfully, I feel like I can scale anything after that. Just being up there with the clouds was like being in another dimension. Nothing was separating between me and the unadulterated sounds and sites of nature. It was gorgeous!