Have you ever heard of Mount Abang Bali? Mount Abang Bali is a mountain that is one of the destinations for mountain climbing in Bali. This mountain is located in the Bangli district, Bali. Precisely in the district of Kintamani.
Mount Abang is the second choice of mountain climbing after Mount Batur at this time. Climbing Mount Abang is a trekking activity that is most liked by domestic and foreign tourists.
We can say the hiking route is a bit challenging if compared to Mount Batur. Even so, Mount Abang is actually good to try even if you are still a beginner.
Location of Mount Abang Bali
The location of Mount Abang is on the southeast side of Mount Batur which is separated by Lake Batur Kintamnai. This lake is said to be the largest lake on the island of Bali. While Mount Abang has a height of 2,152 meters when measured from sea level.
Mount Abang itself is part of an embankment of the caldera of Mount Batur which was formed from the devastating eruption of Mount Batur in 1963. If you compare the height of Mount Batur with Mount Abang. So what you find is that Gunung Abang has a height of 2,152 meters while Mount Batur has a height of 1,717 meters above sea level.
When we viewed from various information that says that Mount Abang is the highest mountain, which is in 3rd place in Bali after Mount Agung and Mount Batukaru. Mount Abang is now one of the tourist attractions in Bangli and has become one of the tourist attractions, especially those who like mountain climbing.
Routes and ways to get Mount Abang Bali
If you start from Bangli district, to go to the start point of mountain Abang Bali. Then you have to use transportation. Then to go to the area of the foot of Mount Abang Bali, from Bangli the direction is towards Kintamani. After you arrive at the geopark museum, just turn left the the Suter Village, namely the Start point for Mount Abang Bali trekking.
Bali mountain climbing route
In general, the climbing route of Mount Abang starts from the Suter village Bangli. After arriving at the village of Suter, then you can walking to the hiking route of Mount Abang Bali by choosing the road through the Suter Village route.
This hiking trail is slightly longer and has a sandy path, so you must wear a mask. Buf or can use other protection when we climbing in order do not suck dirty sand.
after passed the sandy road, you will find a place that is quite wide and open. Here you can use for a short break.
And the most important thing is to recover your condition and energy after passing this sandy path, because the road is quite steep too.
Activities to do in Mount Abang
For those of you who are interested in adventure to mount Abang, there are 3 activity options that you can do in the top of mountain area. What is it? Read the options below :
1. Watching the Sunrise from the Top of the Mountain
The first is climb to watch the sunrise. It’s start at dawn at 02.10 am. If you choose to climb before sunrise, we recommend staying at a hotel near bay the starting point of Mount Abang Trekking.
By choosing a hotel location close to the start of the climb, of course you don’t need to get up too early. Some hotels that you can choose one of them: Lake View Hotel. The Cave and Tiing Bali Guest House.
2. Mountain Trekking in the Morning or Afternoon
Second, if you don’t want to get up too early, you can also climb in the morning or even during the day. Here, the best starting time for climbing in our opinion is around 7.30 to 9.00 am.
Of course, before leaving, you can have breakfast at the hotel and you don’t need to bring too many supplies to climb to the top of this mountain.
3. Camping at the top of Mount Abang
The third is by camping at the top of Gunung Abang. overnight stay at the top of Mount Abang. This hike starts at 2.00 pm and you will reach the peak no later than 5.30 pm. Arriving at the top you can build a tent, and prepare equipment for dinner.
For this option, of course, you will bring a lot of equipment, so bring some friends so that the burden you will carry will be lighter. Besides, your camping trip will certainly be more enjoyable.
Other activities Can to do
So that’s a little about the location, hiking trails and climbing routes of Mount Abang in Kintamani Bali. Some tourist attractions that you can visit in other Kintamani areas such as; Trunyan Village is one of the traditional Balinese villages. Then the Kintamani natural hot spring which is specially made with a bathing pool.
While the activities that you can do around the Gunung Abang area are walking along black lava with a jeep sunrise tour. Exciting activities without having to spend energy, you just sit on a 4×4 jeep. However, if you want to see the sun in this area, you can do Sunrise camping activities in Kintamani. This exciting experience is only available at Kintamani Bangli.