Mountains in Bali

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Mountains in Bali

Mostly of volcanic origin, evident from their calderas and craters, the mountains in Bali fascinate climbers, hikers and nature lovers worldwide for their rugged tropical beauty. At an elevation of 3 (Read More),148 metres, Gunung Agung is Bali’s tallest peak. Besides the year-round cool climate, these mountains offer unspoiled forests rich in native flora and fauna, trekking trails for climbers of every aptitude, and picturesque geographical features like lakes, rice terraces and waterfalls.

Here is the list of 9 Mountains in Bali

1. Gunung Abang

Gunung Abang

This is the 2nd highest volcano in Bali, but surprisingly one of the easiest to climb. On the top, there is a sacred temple, but this location with its altitude and scenic beauty can also be used for night camping, assuming you don’t wreck the place as it holds religious importance. It is an excellent place to camp in the shelter of all the trees and away from civilisation. With an altitude of 2200 m, make sure you carry all you need, as there aren't any retail stores close by.

2. Mount Batur

Mount Batur
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Called "Gunung Batur" in the local language, Mount Batur is an active volcano in Indonesia. At 1717 metres (around 5,600 feet) above sea level, it offers a spectacular view of its surroundings - the majestic Lake Batur, nestled amongst black lava from the last explosion in 2000, and adjacent to this all, beautiful mountains.

3. Gunung Adeng

Gunung Adeng
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Gunung Batukaru is the dormant Bedugul volcanic region’s highest peak at 2,276 metres. Flanked by dense tropics, hiking trails with panoramic views of rice terraces, and freshwater streams, Batukaru has a large crater, Bali’s largest, open at the southern end, allowing the Mawa River to escape. On the summit, Pura Luhur Batukaru is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mountain.

4. Gunung Batukaru

Gunung Batukaru
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Gunung Batukaru is the dormant Bedugul volcanic region’s highest peak at 2,276 metres. Flanked by dense tropics, hiking trails with panoramic views of rice terraces, and freshwater streams, Batukaru has a large crater, Bali’s largest, open at the southern end, allowing the Mawa River to escape. On the summit, Pura Luhur Batukaru is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mountain.

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5. Gunung Catur

Gunung Catur
4.7 /5

Popular for hiking, birdwatching and walking, the 2,096-metre-tall Gunung Catur is an adventure enthusiast’s paradise. A 14.5-km out-and-back trail towards Gunung Catur’s peak takes you past the scintillating Lake Beratan, then towards Pucak Mangu, an ornate Hindu temple hidden in the dense forest. The lush mountain overlooks a spectacular view of rice terraces, smaller surrounding hills and mystique clouds.

6. Gunung Lesong

Gunung Lesong
4.5 /5

Located in Gunung Lesung National Park, Gunung Lesong is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a 9.6-km out-and-back trail in the paradisiacal tropics. After hiking for two hours past scenic cliffs, cascading waterfalls, campsites and shrines, you would reach the peak, which stands at 1,865 metres. Gunung Lesong is also famous for sunrise trekking and swimming at the Wong Jampang Waterfall.

7. Gunung Lempuyang

Gunung Lempuyang
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Gunung Lempuyang Mountain in Bali is 1,058-metres-tall. It is a beautiful two-hour walk along proper steps cutting through wooded jungles to the summit, home to Pura Lempuyang Luhur Temple, one of Bali's six holiest worship places. During sunrise, the morning mist lifts, revealing majestic views of Gunung Agung nearby. For non-climbers, a temple at the bottom offers excellent valley views.

8. Gunung Prapat Agung

Gunung Prapat Agung
4.6 /5

Popular among birdwatchers, Gunung Prapat Agung sits within Bali Barat National Park. At an elevation of 1,203 feet, Prapat Agung is relatively small but a special tourist attraction. It is made of limestone amidst rainforests and offers visitors a glimpse of limestone formation. A 24km trail cuts through the mountain’s base, ideal for hiking amongst the park’s flora and fauna.

9. Mount Penulisan

Mount Penulisan
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Puncak Penulisan or Mount Penulisan stands 1,745 metres tall, overlooking spectacular views of the crystalline crater lake, Lake Batur and Mount Batur in the distance. A 300-step-climb to the top takes you to a megalithic Hindu temple, Bali’s oldest and highest temple. Set in a vast volcanic caldera, Mount Penulisan features verdant coffee plantations, rainforests and savannahs for trekking.

These Mesmerising beauty of Bali mountains will surely make your visit worth it!

This post was published by Harshitha

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