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The beaches might be pretty, but waterfalls in Bali are definitely something you should look up to. Sekumpul waterfall, is one prime example. Located in the upland region of Buleleng, Sekumpul Waterfall is a charming complex of waterfalls surrounded with lush green foliages. Its secluded area is ideal for those looking for a day away from the hustling beach parties and bars. The lush greens landscape combined with the 10 feet-tall waterfalls in Sekumpul Waterfalls also serve as a scenic spots to take some Instagram-worthy nature shots.
6 Secret Wonders of Sekumpul Waterfalls
During your trekking to Sekumpul Waterfalls, you'll pass by a scenic village with its astounding green hill called 'Lemukih Hill'. Climb up on the verdant hill and witness the most breathtaking view of Lemukih ricefields surrounded with green hills and mountains. Its beauty is simply unrivalled to other Bali's astounding rice terraces attraction such as Tegallalang and Jatiluwih Rice Terrace. Are you looking for some perfect instagramable shots with the background of this scenic nature view? There's a traditional swing on top of the hill serving the best view, making it as a perfect photo ops. You can sit on them with your friend while enjoying the view and have your picture taken.
Sekumpul Waterfalls are located secluded deep in a forest near Sekumpul Village. To reach the fascinating waterfall, you'll need both a strong pair of shoes and feet. The entire journey might be a little bit tedious for those who are not used to trekking, though it doesn't mean it's not possible to be done. You might don't feel exhausted at all, since you'll be protected by the thick foliages along the trail. The paths are not that difficult either, since the trail are mostly paved with stairs and railing. The closest route is on the Northern side after you passed the ticket booth. It only take approximately 10 minutes until you see the magnificent cascade in the distance.
You might want to know what things you can do once you reached the waterfall. Our answer is: a lot! The Sekumpul Waterfalls' stream have a very crystal clear and cool water, it is perfectly safe to hop in for swimming or to just dip your heated feet after a long tiring walk. Sekumpul Waterfalls is also provided photogenic spots to shutter your camera. The environment is so clean, vibrant but also peaceful, it is a perfect to do some yoga. I mean, there are numerous yogis doing some yoga poses. You might as well do the same!
Yes, you might have concluded that you're about to encounter more than one waterfalls. That's true! Sekumpul Waterfall is actually consisting of 7 waterfalls, though they are located quite far from each other. In the first checkpoint, you'll encounter two waterfalls. Follow your guide, and they will guide you to the rest of waterfalls that are even more stunning.
Halfway through your trek, you'll pass small Sekumpul Village. A quaint small village in a mountain slope where you not only can enjoy the sights of traditional houses blend with surrounding greens. You will also find fruits plantation fields owned and maintaned by the local villagers. Most common fruit trees grown in the plantation are cloves, though it's not unusual to find Cocoa plantation and local fruit trees.
If you are joining a tour to Sekumpul Waterfalls, you'll want to stay at a hotel located nearby the attraction. The closest region to Sekumpul Waterfalls is Bedugul, and there are numerous hotels to consider according to your budget. For you with more-than-enough budget, you can stay at the luxurious hotel 'Strawberry Hill Hotel & Restaurant'. For the mid-budget, Handara Golf & Resort Bali offer both luxury and more affordable prices compared to the former. Backpackers on the other hand totally digs The Aura Shanti Retreat.
How to Get Tickets?
To enter Sekumpul Waterfall, you need to pay admission fee Rp 5.000,- or $36 USD per-person.
How To Get Around?
Sekumpul Waterfall's location is quite secluded and only accessible by feet, so you might need some extra efforts and be on top of your health if you want to reach the waterfalls. Lekumih Falls which is located right next to Sekumpul village is accessible by walking.
What Should I Wear?
Wear the most comfortable, light-weight clothes with breathable materials. You should also wear shoes specifically made for trekking activity. If you're carrying backpack, fill it with only the essentials (a bottle of drink, first aid, and maybe small towel) so you don't get bothered with extra weights.
Best Time to Visit
Sekumpul Waterfall is open everyday and at anytime. It's wise to visit the waterfalls during the day in dry season though, since the paths can be dangerous especially when it rains. It is also best to visit in the morning for completely fresh air and less chance of raining.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, the paths are quite clear so there's hardly a chance you'll get lost. But hiring a guide has its own benefit, as they mostly are local people who know secret points where you can discover ancient temples and monuments, some things you may not find if you're touring alone.
How To Get There?
Sekumpul Waterfall is located at Jl. Raya Desa Sekumpul, Buleleng. From Lovina Beach, you can reach the waterfalls only in an hour by car. Just drive to the South East direction from the beach and follow the directions until you reach Sekumpul Village.
The route to Sekumpul Waterfalls don't have permanent road markers yet. The only way to find the correct path is by asking the directions to the locals. Mastering few Balinese (or at least Indonesian) vocabularies will totally helps you communicate with them.