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Sunday, November 29, 2015

An active volcano of Mount Batur at Kintamani, Bali

October 2015

Kintamani is an hour drive from Ubud. As you climb up the rad towards Kintamani, changes in weather is clearly felt. The temperature drops with greenery at every direction. At Kintamani, you are already at 5000 feet and it feels good if you are coming from hot and humid Bali lowlands.

Mount Batur and lake
The attraction of Kintamani is Mount Batur and Lake Batur. Mount Batur is an active volcano with the signs of its last eruption in year 2000 is still visible.  Adjoining the mountain is Lake Batur, the widest in Bali.

Signs of volcanic eruptions from Mount Batur
Many restaurants are lined up along the road that offers nice view of the mountain. We had our lunch at one of the restaurants that had “vegetarian buffet”.

View of Mount Batur from restaurant

Trekking to Mount Batur is a popular activity. Trekkers normally start early in morning to reach the summit before sunrise. It takes about 2 hours to reach the top. It is convenient to stay in Kintamani if you are trying to climb the mountain. Else, you have to start very early (2AM!!) from your hotels in Ubud or Kuta. 

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