Serene white sand beaches, turquoise waters and breathtaking vistas – that’s the beauty of Bali. The Indonesian island has long been a favourite among honeymooners who flock to this mesmerizing destination to enjoy the calm, while the forested volcanic mountains continue to attract the adventure enthusiasts. Beyond the coral reef, iconic rice paddies and beaches are these active volcanoes that offer some of the best trekking trails. If you are looking to trek active volcano in Bali then here is a list of the ones you can climb.
One of the most climbed volcanoes in Bali is Gunung Batur and while the trek is not a cake’s walk, it is comparatively a shorter trek. The climbing time is said to be one and a half hours to two and a half hours. One of the most popular attractions here is the crater-lake, which is the largest in Bali. Among all, Sunrise treks to Batur is the most recommended. The morning trek starts at 4 am and you can behold the stunning sunrise while relishing scrumptious breakfast once you reach the top.
Mount Agung is comparatively a tough trek and is for trekkers who are physical activity enthusiasts and serious mountain climbers. The five-hour trek takes you to the top of the mountain which is Bali’s highest point at 3,031 meters. As the routes are tough, you may consider hiring a guide.
Located in the northwest of Bali, Mount Catur is a must-visit for all the nature lovers as the area has lakes, waterfall, and a botanical garden. You also get to visit one of Bali’s most photographed temples Pura Ulun Danu Bratan which is located at Lake Bratan. The hike starts at Lake Bratan at Gua Jepang and takes about three hours.
The second-highest mountain in Bali, Mt. Batukaru is a dormant volcano. The mountain is loved for its dense forests. You can expect breathtaking views of the crater, Bedugul lakes, Mt. Agung and even Java on a clear day. The five-hour-long trek is a tropical forest which is home to some wildlife which you have a chance to spot around.
Mount Bromo is for the trekkers who wish to behold breathtaking views during your journey. The mountain is located within the Tenger Caldera, which is one of the most scenic locations in Indonesia. To witness the colours of sunset, start early morning and you can also capture Mount Semeru. There is a small set of stairs that you have to climb to reach the crater.
These are some of the most renowned volcanic mountains in Bali that you can trek to feel the adrenaline rush and feel closer to nature.
(Author: Priya Pareek)