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Volcano and Lake Batur in Kintamani

Stunning sunrise at the top of Mount Batur and beautiful landscape in Kintamani - Bali Hello Travel

Stunning sunrise at the top of Mount Batur and beautiful landscape in Kintamani – Bali Hello Travel

Kintamani is one of the most scenic and interesting area in Bali, which has cold weather and a wonderful panoramic view of Mount and Lake Batur. Kintamani is usually approached from the south with 2 routes in from Ubud (45 minutes), and one each from Besakih (1 hour) and Bangli (30 minutes). There is also an easy way in from the north via a turning off the coast road east of Singaraja (1 hour). All private vehicles pay entry charge to get into the area of Rp 30,000 per person. Keep the ticket as this is valid for the whole Kintamani area, and you may be asked to show it again.

The area of north-eastern Bali at the Mount Batur caldera, and which encompasses Penelokan, Toya Bungkah, Batur, Kedisan, Abung, Songan and Kintamani villages, is known widely as just Kintamani. Kintamani, Batur and Penelokan villages sit on the rim of the huge Batur caldera about 1,500m above sea level, and offer dramatic views of the active volcano Mount Batur and serene Lake Batur. Toyo Bungkah village is down at the lake edge.

The Beautiful natural landscape creates an impression of a peaceful, scenic stretch of the valley also Batur Lake is the largest lake in the area of the island and Gunung Batur one of the still active volcano, standing in the middle of the caldera make this area into one of the most favorite tourist destinations, as well as demand. Distance distance to this region is approximately 2 hours drive from Denpasar or Karangasem or Lovina. Lined along Penelokan restaurant offers the advantages of the natural beauty of the valley and mountains, proved to be very attractive, while relaxing enjoying lunch, visitors are treated to stunning scenery.

You are high in the mountains of Bali here and the temperature is usually about 15 degrees cooler than down on the coast, and even more so at night. That, coupled with the often cloudy and drizzly weather, makes a sweater or jacket advisable in the day time and vital after sunset.

The main attraction for visitors is located around Lake Batur where Penelokan village provides spectacular views of this crater lake and Mount Batur, set in a vast volcanic caldera. Photo opportunities abound, but try to be there as early in the morning as you can manage before the cloud inevitably starts to gather.

Kintamani is mostly visited by tourist during day time, as at the day, we can see the beauty of the volcano and the landscape around without misty. And normally they will join a tour (Kintamani tour), Bali Hello Travel is one of the tour operator that provide some different tour program related to Kintamani (volcano and lake Batur). For further information and reservation. Please take a look our Full Day Tour Program, and send us email to: balihellotravel@gmail.com

Mount Batur

Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia. The south east side of the larger 10×13 km caldera contains a caldera lake. The inner 7.5-kilometer-wide caldera, which was formed during emplacement of the Bali (or Ubud) ignimbrite, has been dated at about 23,670 and 28,500 years ago.

The southeast wall of the inner caldera lies beneath Lake Batur; Batur cone has been constructed within the inner caldera to a height above the outer caldera rim. The Batur stratovolcano has produced vents over much of the inner caldera, but a NE-SW fissure system has localized the Batur I, II, and III craters along the summit ridge. Historical eruptions have been characterized by mild-to-moderate explosive activity sometimes accompanied by lava emission. Basaltic lava flows from both summit and flank vents have reached the caldera floor and the shores of Lake Batur in historical time. The caldera contains an active, 700-metre-tall stratovolcano rising above the surface of Lake Batur. The first historically documented eruption of Batur was in 1804, and it has been frequently active since then. The substantial lava field from the 1968 eruption is visible today when viewed from Kintamani, a town that stradles the southwest ridge of the greater caldera.

The caldera is populated and includes the four main villages of Kedisan, Songan, Trunyan and Toya Bungkah. The locals largely rely on agriculture for income but tourism has become increasingly popular due to the relatively straightforward trek to the summit of the central crater. The lake, Danau Batur, is the largest crater lake on the island of Bali and is a good source of fish. On September 20, 2012 UNESCO has made Mount Batur Caldera a part of the Global Geopark Network.

Climbing Mount Batur
A climb to the summit of Mount Batur – 1,700 metres and still an active volcano – to watch the sunrise is a great experience for more energetic travellers. This is an easy climb of about 2 hours, and local guides abound. You do not need to be in peak physical shape to complete this trek. Which parts of the mountain are safely accessible change according to local volcanic activity. All guides will be members of the Association of Mount Batur Trekking Guides which has an office in Toya Bungkah village (tel: +62 81 339 579 437 ), from where the treks commence. Book at the office or ask to see proof of membership to avoid problems later, and expect to pay Rp 300,000 per person

To Eat in Kintamani
There are a large number of identikit buffet restaurants sited on the main road in Kintamani and Penelokan. These are aimed at tour buses. These restaurants serve all-you-can-eat lunch buffets, offer fantastic views across the lake, but most of them are pricey. The normal price for 1 person buffet lunch is IDR 100.000 nett (include tax and service)

To sleep in Kintamani
Few visitors stay in the area but instead take in the sights during the day. Those that do stay do so for the purpose of climbing Mount Batur pre-dawn, and therefore stay down around Lake Batur close to the ascent start point in Toya Bungkah or at Kedisan on the southern shore. There are many small hotel, villas and home stays provide for those who want to spend a night in Kintamani. It is recommended for visitors who want to do Mount Batur climbing in the next morning, as it is started at very early morning before 4 m star climbing. And make sure to make an advance reservation.

PHOTO GALLERY

Orange farm in Kintamani area, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Orange farm in Kintamani area, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano and lake  Batur in Kintamani, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

The main road of Kintamani, Volcano and lake Batur in Kintamani, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano and lake  Batur in Kintamani, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano and lake Batur in Kintamani, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano and lake  Batur in Kintamani, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano and lake Batur in Kintamani, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano and lake  Batur in Kintamani, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano and lake Batur in Kintamani, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batur volcano and lake at beautiful stunning view, in Kintamani - Bali Hello Travel

Batur volcano and lake at beautiful stunning view, in Kintamani – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano and lake  Batur in Kintamani, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano and lake Batur in Kintamani, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Batur volcano and lake at beautiful stunning view, in Kintamani - Bali Hello Travel

Batur volcano and lake at beautiful stunning view, in Kintamani – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano and lake  Batur in Kintamani, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano and lake Batur in Kintamani, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Mount Batur climbing in the morning to see beautiful sunrise and landscape from the top of Batur mount in Kintamani - Bali Hello Travel

Mount Batur climbing in the morning to see beautiful sunrise and landscape from the top of Batur mount in Kintamani – Bali Hello Travel

Stunning sunrise at the top of Mount Batur and beautiful landscape in Kintamani - Bali Hello Travel

Stunning sunrise at the top of Mount Batur and beautiful landscape in Kintamani – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano Batur an Lake Batur at beautiful stunning view, in Bali island – Bali Hello Travel

Volcano and lake  Batur in Kintamani, Bali island - Bali Hello Travel

Volcano and lake Batur in Kintamani, Bali island – Bali Hello Travel