Best trek for bird watchers and wildlife lovers! Climb through the tropical forest and look for forest eagles, civet cats (luwak), deer, monkeys, butterflies and more!
Also known as Pucak Mangu, Mount Catur is located in Bali’s central highlands, and it is the fourth tallest mountain in Bali at 2,096 meters. The trek starts at Lake Bratan and follows a trail along the edge of the lake before making its way up the mountain in a gentle incline that steadily increases as you get higher. Most of the mountain is covered in forest, but every so often you can catch glimpses of the lake below. From the top you can see all of Lake Bratan and Bedugul spread out before you. The trek up takes about 2 to 3 hours, and for the most part the trails are clear and easy to follow.
Good for: Trekkers who are in relatively good shape and want something a little bit different than the usual Mount Batur climb.
Check Pickup Area: Pickup at your hotel
8:00-8:30 AM : Arrival at the start point, briefing, procedure by our local mountain guide.
8:30 AM: Begin Trek. Along the route will hike through tropical rain forest, and enjoy the sounds bird calls through the trees. Guests have sometimes spotted forest eagles, civet cats (luwak), deer, monkeys, butterflies and more. Great opportunity for bird watchers!
9:00-9:30 AM: Arrival at Beji Temple (holy water) Pray & cleansing. *
9:30-10:00 AM : We continue our hike to the summit.
11:00-11:30 AM : Arrival at the summit of Mount Catur and visit the Puncak Mangu Temple .* Visit with mountain monkeys, and enjoy the view of Bratan Lake and the surrounding area.
12:00-12:40 PM : Begin our descent down to the finishing point / village.
14:00-14:30 PM : Arrival at finishing point / Tinggan Village and enjoy a traditional Balinese boxed lunch.
15:00-15:30 PM: Board transport back to your hotel.
* Please note that it is forbidden to enter temples during menstruation. Please let us know if you would prefer to skip the temple portions of the itinerary
- Driver and air-conditioned car or mini-bus (additional charges may apply for certain areas)
- Entrance Fees
- Hiking / Walking Sticks
- English Speaking Mountain Guide
- Drinking water & hot tea or coffee
- Light breakfast / snacks en route
- Boxed lunch