The Kintamani Volcano of Mount Batur
Kintamani Volcano of Mount Batur is a popular tourist attraction in the central highlands of Bali, which has a great view of Mount Batur and its fantastic lake. Located in Bangli regency, 2 hours by road from Denpasar in Bali’s northeastern highlands lies the region known simply as Kintamani Volcano. Surrounded by the captivating Batur range, the volcano and range are known collectively as Mount Batur. An active volcano, Kintamani’s main attraction (aside from the volcano itself) is its magnificent views of the 13m² caldera lake. A visit to Kintamani Volcano is a rare opportunity to experience one of Bali’s last remaining active volcanos up close.i, which has a great view of Mout Batur and its fantastic lake.
The Kintamani area consists of three main villages, namely Penelokan, Batur, and Kintamani. There are also some old Balinese villages around Batur Lake, often referred to as Bali Aga villages. Penelokan is a popular stopover. It serves as a vantage point at the southernmost part of the crater rim. From here, you can enjoy the sweeping views over the magnificent mount Batur volcano.
As one best visited tourist attractions in Bali, Kintamani Volcano of Mount Batur is always included in the itinerary of Bali tour pacakages. The charm of beautiful nature create the impression of a peaceful, overlay view of the valley is also Batur Lake is the largest lake in Bali and Mount Batur one volcano is still active, standing in the middle of the caldera make this area into one of the most favorite tourist destinations, as well as demand.
The distance taken into this region is approximately 2 hours’ drive from Denpasar or Karangasem or Lovina. Lined along Penelokan restaurant offers the advantages of natural beauty of the valley and mountains, proved to be very attractive, while relaxing enjoying lunch, visitors are treated to stunning natural panorama.
You can view Batur's rugged features of dark lava slopes and black molten rocks from the village's roadside. The lush green vegetation and the blue-green coloured lake serves as a stark contrast.
Mount Batur is comprised of three volcanic cones and watching the sunrise here, trekking and hiking are all popular activities. Located on the northwest, Batur caldera is both large and beautiful while Caldera II measures an impressive 7km in diameter. On the southeast side of Kintamani Volcano, Lake Batur is 16km wide and is a popular fishing spot. The nearby lakeside hot springs of Toyobungkah can reach up to 45 degrees Celsius and are known for their mineral waters said to have curative powers.
Batur's village of Toya Bungkah has hot lakeside hot springs, known for its curative mineral water. It is a popular choice among trekkers to spend the night before hiking up Mount Batur in time to watch the sunrise.
West of the adjacent Mount Abang is the secluded old Balinese village of Trunyan. It's a place that's known for its ancient burial traditions using an open graveyard. The Pancering Jagat Temple is an interesting site here. Its name is derived from a four metre-tall statue, ‘Ratu Gede Pusering Jagat’.
Good to Know about Kintamani Volcano of Mount Batur
The fertile Kintamani area is a top producer of fruit and vegetables in Bali. This highland area is at approximately 400 metres above sea level. Kintamani is also known as the largest bamboo producer on the island. The giant 'petung' type of bamboo harvested here is widely used for making traditional furniture items.
Lake Batur is the main source of irrigation water for most of Bali. Locals also breed freshwater fish here. The water temperature at the Toyabungkah hotsprings can reach up to 45 degrees Celcius. Kintamani is in Bangli, the only district on the island without a shoreline.
Enjoy the best panoramic views from this Bali volcano from 10:00 to 15:00. Hiking up Mount Batur usually takes three hours. Official guides are recommended. ‘Mountain guides’, however, are self-titled and have a reputation for being rather pushy. You can book climbs from our tour options above. Like Mount Agung, Mount Batur is active. Be sure to check its volcanic activity alert levels before planning a trek.
Visits to the Kintamani Volcano of Mount Batur are subject to an entrance fee of IDR 15,000 for domestic tourists and IDR 30,000 for foreigners.