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Guide to Kintamani Volcano (Mount Batur) in Bali

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Kintamani Volcano also known as Mount Batur Volcano, located in north-east Bali, is a famous tourist destination due to its stunning natural beauty, as well as the six historic settlements and the breathtaking Batur Lake that sit atop an active volcano. Penelokan, Toya Bungkah, Batur, Kedisan, Abung, Songan, and Kintamani are some of the settlements that surround the caldera of Lake Batur and represent the timeless beauty of Bali.

The inhabitants demonstrate a strong commitment to preserving the customs of their ancestors. However, they have changed their way of life to deal with the aftereffects of Kintamani Volcano last eruption which was Mount Batur Volcano‘s 24 violent eruptions since 1800. Kintamani is home to a number of communities, some of which are ancient Balinese Aga settlements near Batur Lake. The majority of Bali’s irrigation water comes from Lake Batur, which is also used for local freshwater fish rearing.

Fruits and vegetables are abundant in the Kintamani region, which is known for its rich soil. This mountainous region is around 400 meters above sea level, making it breezy during the day and chilly at night. Seeing one of Bali’s last active volcanoes (Mount Batur Volcano) up close is a unique encounter only available at Kintamani .

Feel free to skip around to the sections that most interest you, but here is all you need to know before visiting Kintamani Volcano in Bali.

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What to Expect at Kintamani

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Located in a massive volcanic caldera, this Crater Lake and Mount Batur are best viewed from atop Kintamani Mount Batur Volcano. Batur’s steep lava slopes and black molten rocks are visible from the village’s roadside. The lake’s blue-green color stands in dramatic contrast to the surrounding greenery. In Kintamani, many visitors ascend Mount Batur. Hikers who ascend this Bali volcano at dawn will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the rising sun.

The view to the northwest, where the enormous and picturesque Kintamani Mount Batur caldera is located, is particularly stunning from above. Southeast of the volcano is where you’ll find Lake Batur. The lake’s width is 16 kilometers, making it a desirable location for anglers. Toya Bungkah, a settlement on Batur, is home to healing hot springs that flow into the lake.

People who want to see the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur often spend the night there. It gives best Kintamani Volcano view. Trunyan is an isolated historic Balinese town located to the west of Mount Abang. This area is well-known for its open cemetery, which dates back to antiquity. One of the highlights of this area is the Pancering Jagat Temple. The four-meter-tall ‘Ratu Gede Pusering Jagat’ statue is the inspiration for the city’s moniker.

Penelokan Viewpoint

Penelokan is a major settlement, and its location on the crater’s southern edge affords visitors breathtaking views of Kintamani. At 1,500 meters above sea level, the contrast between the turquoise lake and the lush green foliage, and the black molten rock and dark lava slopes, is very breathtaking. Kintamani District, Bangli Regency, is where you’ll find Penelokan Village. It takes around 90 minutes to get to Penelokan Village from Denpasar, and about 120 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Penelokan Viewpoint

From afar, Batur Lake takes on the appearance of a human brain, and the lake’s stunning beauty and plenty of eateries further add to the illusion. The natural beauty of Mountain View makes it a popular spot for travellers to stop for lunch. The Kintamani village of Penelokan, whose name means “place to be seen,” is located 1,450 meters above sea level, which gives it a chilly, pristine atmosphere. The 1917 eruption of Batur Mount destroyed Penelokan Village, and since then, it has drawn a steady stream of visitors from all over the world who come to breathe in the clean mountain air and enjoy the stunning surroundings.

The growth of tourism in the Kintamani region affected the village’s economy. Many people in rural areas still work in agriculture, but the commercial sector is growing as well. Tourists in search of delicious fare have found a plethora of stores, eateries, and warungs (stal food and drink) to satisfy their needs.

Penelokan and Kintamani are well-known tourist destinations, and those who have been here in the past agree that they would return someday. On the major route between Penelokan and Kintamani, you’ll find a plethora of buffet eateries. Most of these restaurants are located by the lake and the Batur volcano and offer unlimited lunch buffets.

Kintamani Volcano Address & Map Location

Kintamani is a subdistrict of Bangli Regency on the Indonesian island of Bali. From the major cities of Denpasar, Karangasem, or Lovina, the journey to this area takes around two hours. About 32 kilometers (1 hour) northeast of Ubud, 64 kilometers (2 hours) northeast of Kuta Beach, and 68 kilometers (2 hours) northeast of Ngurah Rai Airport. The valley and mountains that surround the restaurants that line Penelokan are a major draw for tourists who come to the area to relax and enjoy a meal.

How to Get to Kintamani Volcano

Bus travel in Kintamani

Northeast Bali is where you’ll find the Kintamani region, right on the same north-south road that connects Ubud and Penelokan. Kintamani Volcano is a popular destination for day trips from the South Bali beaches. Depending on stops and traffic, the daily bus travel from Ubud to the surrounding villages takes about two hours. Visitors use these routes for Kintamani volcano tour with Ubud village packages. Hiring a car and driver is the most hassle-free option for seeing the sights en route to Kintamani, such as the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Ulun Danu Batur Temple, Tegenungan Waterfall, and many others.

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Kintamani Volcano Entrance Fee

The entrance charge to the Kintamani Volcano Viewpoint is 30,000 IDR for adults and 15,000 IDR for children. Additionally, cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) is required, so bring some with you. For Kintamani Volcano tour price contact Luxury Indo Travel – Bali DMC.

Kintamani Volcano Opening Hours

Visitors are welcome to the Kintamani Volcano at any time. Since afternoons are typically cloudy, it’s best to get there early in the day to get the best lighting for your photographs. In particular, many people travel to Kintamani to climb the volcano or to ascend Mount Batur. The 13-square-kilometer Batur caldera lake is framed by the impressive Mount Batur. There is a winding path that leads down to the lake beach, perfect for anyone with a sense of adventure. A series of hot springs and the temple of Ulun Danu Batur await you at the end of this path.

Best time to visit Kintamani Volcano Bali 

The weather is mild and crowds are manageable from May through August. It is advisable to avoid the Kintamani Mountains during the monsoon season (September–March). Due to the frequent occurrence of cloud cover and fog after late afternoon, we recommend that visitors to Kintamani Mount Batur arrive between 10:00 and 15:00. Sunrise will occur between 6:15 and 6:20 a.m., and sunset will occur between 6:15 and 6:20 p.m.

Lake Batur

Lake Batur

Lake Batur is a crater lake in Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) northeast of Ubud. The volcanic eruptions that occurred thousands of years ago formed this hilly region. The lake is located within the caldera of Mount Batur, an active volcano located along the Ring of Fire. It is crescent-shaped and may be located in the Batur volcano’s smaller, secondary caldera, just at the foot of Mount Abang.

The lake is around 65 meters deep, incredibly cold, and flanked by breathtaking views of Mount Batur. Best to experience Kintamani volcano and lake view. The locals who reside in the little settlements surrounding Lake Batur consider the lake sacred. The settlements that surround the lake rely mostly on agriculture, fishing, and, to a lesser extent, tourism.

Kintamani Village

Kintamani Village

Kintamani Village is a traditional village in Bangli regency, located on a hill 1500 meters above sea level, surrounded by pre and beautiful environment. This settlement is well-known on Bali Island and has been designated as a tourist destination, with many visitors arriving every day to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the Batur Volcano and Lake. It developed somewhere between 30,000 and 10,000 years ago. Two massive volcanic eruptions formed a massive caldera with a circumference of 10 km by 13 km. Mt. Batur, as we know it today, erupted in 1917; the volcano is still active, with multiple minor vents circling its sides. It rises to a height of approximately 700 meters (1,717 meters / 5,633 feet above sea level) when measured from the caldera floor. Kintamani is especially famous for the 1,000-year-old “Rites of Peace” stone tablets at Pura Tuluk Biyu. It is located near Mount Batur.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes, Views of Mount Batur, an active volcano, and the calm waters of Lake Batur are captivating. Visitors can take in breathtaking scenery, see ancient mountain communities, and breathe in fresh mountain air.

A roundtrip hike up and down Mount (mt) Batur Volcano trek is almost 8 km. It takes most people about 1.5-2 hours to climb up and 1-1.5 hours to decent the mountain.

Mount Agung is an active volcano in Bali, Indonesia, located southeast of Mount Batur. It is Bali’s tallest point, dominating the surrounding area and impacting the environment, particularly rainfall patterns. It is a very famous location for its Bali volcano sightseeing.

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