By Vespa you´ll be brought up in the mountains as far as it is possible without you being endangered through the bad roads. Here the trekking-tour starts.
Already from the starting point of our tour you experience great views. As our way constantly steps up, the tropical sun soon becomes noticeable.
Not for a long time though, as we soon enter the shadowy tropical monsun-rain-forest,
which we leave again for a short while. At a staircase - or partially at it´s relicts - we follow right hand a brisk brook even with a waterfall, and nice ricefields left hand.
We reach a natural pool below a waterfall - you could take a bath here but it´s a bit on the shadowy side...
From that point on, the path through the monsun-rain-forest really steps up constantly steep. Conversations stop and every single member of the group is busy struggling with the steepness of the mountain. Good if you´ve got some drinking water with you...
Having arrived at the crest we immediately begin to step down into a side-valley. Our path becomes extremely difficult and is like a fixed rope route without fixed rope. With assistance it is conquerable though. It is worth it: we are already near to the highlight of our tour, the temple-cave Tirta Kuning. Before we´re allowed to enter it we have to have a symbolic lustration a little bit downhill at a brook. And we have to wear "Kamen", Tempelclothing (a Sarong).
We enter a protruding grotto with water in different colours. From the five colours, anounced by locals there are only three in different basins visible - the others are canopied by tempel-clothes.
We are not allowed to enter the real cave, which´s entrance can be seen at the backside of the grotto. Only authorized Hindus are allowed to do that on special days.
You can feel a deep spiritutuality in that holy Hindu place, though.
Having climbed up to the crest again, which is much more easy than the way down for all members of the group, our way is getting not too tiring again. It´s time now for having lunch near a little brook. Following we are having hot coffee and fruits at a nearby Warung.
From now on it´s getting downwards. Literally. On our way down which follows another route than the hike up, we experience some great views down to the northern coast.
We witness the daily life of local mountain-farmers. Finally we meet with our Vespas which will bring us back to the coast.
At Pantai Penimbangan (Penimbangan Beach) the meeting point of Singaraja´s youth we let the day end as harmoniously as it had begun: we´ll have fresh fruit-juices or other drinks directly at the seaside.
|Full daytour||Waterfall||Temple-cave:||Drinking Water|
|8 hours||Option: Swimming in||Tirta Kuning||
Please remind: difficult tour, good shoes recommended, Temple-clothing (Sarong) recommended!
|Price per Person||
The price is valid from two participants - there is a surcharge of 50% for tours with only one participant.
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