Sekumpul Waterfall, Bali

Sekumpul waterfall is one of the best places you won’t risk to miss during your vacation in Bali.

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Sekumpul Waterfall, Bali

Are you planning to visit Bali and not sure what places are you going to visit during your holiday in Bali? We are here to help you with a simple guide to let you know about some popular destinations in Bali.

Which you can add in your bucket list of places you visit in Bali. The place is full to multiple attraction and place to visit during a holiday here. In this blog, we are here to guide you about a natural wonder in Bali which attracts many travellers and backpackers every year in Bali.

Sekumpul waterfall is the most stunning waterfall on the island of Bali, Indonesia. The waterfall is a collection of seven narrow cascades surrounded by lush green rain forest. The waterfall is named after local village Sekumpul, which is located in Buleleng regency of north Bali.

Sekumpul waterfall is one of the best places you won’t risk to miss during your vacation in Bali.

About Waterfall

Sekumpul waterfall is located in the Sekumpul village of Sawan sub-district. The waterfall is named after the local village named Sekumpul, which means a group or collection in the local language. The waterfall is situated at the side of a high cliff which separates the main water flow into seven different waterfalls with different height and water flow.

The waterfall is about 80 meters tall which make it the tallest waterfall in Bali. To reach to the waterfall one has to go through the rain forest. Access to waterfall was not allowed for the outsider in past it was only opened for tourist a few years back.

However, the place gained a lot of popularity among the tourists in a very short period. You will get mesmerised by the view and natural beauty of waterfall and its surroundings. The trek to the location offers some amazing views of the rainforest filled with coffee and cocoa trees.

You can take a guide here to know about the place but if want to go without a guide you won’t miss much about the place. As the place is all about its natural beauty and rainforest.

Entrance fee for the waterfall is around 20,000/- IDS which is approx 104/- Indian rupee. Except that there is no additional cost to visit the place as the parking here is free.

How to Reach to Sekumpul Waterfall

The place is about 72 km away from the Denpasar Internation Airport. Road is the easiest way to reach to Sekumpul. If you are planning to go to Sekumpul waterfall from Ubud, it will take around 2 hours by road.

If you are visiting Sekumpul waterfalls from Seminyak, then it will take about 3 hours. Cars are not directly going to the waterfalls. There is a parking lot from where you have to walk to the waterfalls.

If you want to enjoy the ride and views you can also take a scooter on rent by which you can reach the Sekumpul village. After which you have to walk through the rainforest which can be a little difficult task.

You have to park your vehicle in the parking at Sekumpul village from where you have to get down a muddy road and then climb down hundreds of stairs. You have to cross few streams on the way too.

Best Time to Visit Sekumpul Waterfall

You can visit the waterfall anytime throughout the year. Since Bali is a tropical island, the best time to visit the place is during the dry season which starts from April to October.

If you want to go for trekking we would advise you to start your journey early in the morning. In this time there is enough daylight to explore the beauty of the forest and to take stunning photographs.

Since the waterfall is deep inside the thick rainforest is not advised to visit the waterfall during the cloudy days. As you won’t able to see much in the rainforest which can create a problem.

All seven waterfalls are almost visible throughout the year but you depending on the time you won’t able to see all seven waterfalls depending on the time of year.

Things You Can Do

Lemukih Hills

Lemukih hills rice field & terrace garden

Before going to the waterfall, you will go through the Lemukih hills. The hills itself are very beautiful and the people of Lemukih village converted the hills into rice field by terracing. You can take some photographs of the rice field from the Lemukih hills & enjoy the hills view here.

Lemukih Hills

Trekking

Trek To Sekumpul Waterfall

You have to trek from the parking itself as there is no other way to reach Sekumpul waterfall. After starting the trek you will see rice terrace as it is 10 minutes away from the parking. In course to reach the waterfall, you will have to climb down hundreds of stair to reach the waterfall. You will get plenty of opportunity to take photos and as the place has many good spots to take a picture at.

Lemukih Hills

Lemukih hills rice field & terrace garden

Before going to the waterfall, you will go through the Lemukih hills. The hills itself are very beautiful and the people of Lemukih village converted the hills into rice field by terracing. You can take some photographs of the rice field from the Lemukih hills & enjoy the hills view here.

Lemukih Hills

Trekking

Trek To Sekumpul Waterfall

You have to trek from the parking itself as there is no other way to reach Sekumpul waterfall. After starting the trek you will see rice terrace as it is 10 minutes away from the parking. In course to reach the waterfall, you will have to climb down hundreds of stair to reach the waterfall. You will get plenty of opportunity to take photos and as the place has many good spots to take a picture at.

How to reach

As we know when you visit of any temples in Bali, both men and women should wear a sarong, scarf or sash tied around the waist.

Sarong and sash are provided in Uluwatu Temple, and you can use that for free, as long as you visit the temple.

Other Highlights

Kecak Dance

Uluwatu Kecak Dance a Traditional Balinese Dance Form

Uluwatu Kecak Dance is the traditional Balinese dance form and one of the key attraction of the Uluwatu Temple, that you won’t chance to miss at any cost.

These performances are mainly focused on the tourist only. To showcase the Balinese culture and tradition to travellers. The Kecak dance show starts around 6 PM onwards at the open stage of Uluwatu Temple till the sunset.

A group of around 75 male dancers descend onto the stage with extended arms and shaking hands up in the air while chanting their fast-paced choruses repetitively.

The prelude opens with the five episodes taken from the Ramayana and describes the tale of the Ramayana through the dance.

Entrance fee of the Kecak Dance in Uluwatu is 100,000 IDR (523/- ₹ INR) per person that can be purchased in advance and from the counters too.

Arriving early for the dance is advisable as space has limited space or seatings.

Kecak Dance

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Important

Things to keep in mind before visiting Temple

Don’t Take Photos

Don’t take photos directly in front of worshippers. As long as you remember that the temple you are in is a space of reverence to the Balinese people, and treat it as such, your temple visit is sure to bring you the happiness and enlightenment you seek.

 

Don’t Step Over or Tread on Offerings

Don’t Step Over or Tread on Offerings – Small offerings called canang sari are often left on the ground. Palm leaves are woven into a small box and flower petals herbs, money, snacks are inside. These offerings are to appease the spirits. Be careful where you’re walking.

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