A curated list of Bali mountains for hiking fans by Bali Villas R Us.
The magnificent landscapes in Bali have become one of the attractions craved by travelers all around the world. Bali summits are perfect for tropical adventure with their lush greenery and the splendid view you can see from above. As beautiful as they are, the Balinese respects mountains as sacred areas where the Gods live. When climbing a Bali mountain, therefore, you will often pass by one or two temples and that’s totally normal. The highest mountain in Bali, Agung Mt. sits tall at 3.412 meters. It’s an active volcanic mountain with an explosive past record that discharged flaming ashes at 20 km high. The presence of mountains brings a generous gift in supporting the agricultural sector in Bali.
Hiking essentials before venturing Bali mountains
The first tip on how to conquer the Bali mountains like a pro is to know your field. This includes understanding when the right momentum to climb. It’s best to plan your trip excluding the rainy season because not only the ground will be slippery and the view be clouded with deep fogs, it is very likely for you to catch an illness afterward. Ambitions will be worth nothing when you risk your life for temporary fun.
Arrange your preparation comprehensively from climbing shoes and special gears to support your hiking journeys like raincoat (in case it rains), jacket, compass, sunglasses, emergency kits, sunscreen, extra clothing, water, and food. Locals in Bali believe that women on their period should be prohibited to join the hike. If this is your first time in Bali, you can book a guide for a sum of money to minimize the chances you might get lost in the wild. Also always make sure your stamina is in its prime state before walking up the mountain by following regular exercises at least a week before the due date.
3 Gorgeous Easy Mountains to Hike in Bali
The following are our selections for your enjoyable mountaineering adventure in Bali. Check out more below.
A novice will be glad about this easy climb mountain. As you venture and enjoy the peaceful forest pathway, you can take the southwest route that is commonly picked by the locals. Facing its predecessor, Abang Mt was originally constituted from the explosion of Batur Mt at 2,151 meters above sea levels, situated in Kintamani – Bangli Regency. To reach the summit, you will have to proceed to two climbing posts established in form of temples, Pura Penyawal and Pura Andong. It takes you around 3 to 4 hours to finally get to the mountain top. The famous Trunyan Village is precisely at the foot of Mount Abang, a village renowned for its unique burial tradition to leave the deceased lay on the ground without any bad odor coming from it.
This 1,717-meter high mountain is one you must visit if you’re tripping to Bali. The peak is quite famous among tourists and it has a relatively easy climbing route. Besides having easy and comfortable hiking trails, this mountain can also be reached from several villages. Mount Batur is romantically known for its beautiful sunrise and is the right spot for beginner climbers with a lake and greenery view in the surrounding.
Mount Catur or also known as Puncak Mangu reaches 2,096 meters above sea level in the Bedugul area. The views that you get to witness at the mountain top are Buyan and Beratan Lake. In addition, you can also see almost all the mountains on the island of Bali because the location of Mount Catur is amid the circum chain of the Bali Mountains. As soon as you find Puncak Mangu Temple at the top, you will meet Hindus praying there. The climbing routes available for Catur Mt are through Bedugul which is at an altitude of 1,220m asl and through Petang at an altitude of 1,330m asl.
Don’t leave any trash behind: care for your environment
To retain its gorgeous views of these mountains requires our mindfulness. Be responsible with your belongings and keep the natural environment clean from plastics.
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