North Bali is dominated by hilly area with stunning green nature, where it is location of spectacular waterfalls with breathtaking view, as one of the popular is Sekumpul Waterfall in Sawan Regency, Buleleng.
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In Balinese Language, the word of “Sekumpul” means “a bunch”, which it relates to existence of seven waterfalls in the complex and make tourists often called Sekumpul as seven waterfall points.
The seven waterfalls are not lined up all but at points that are close to each other and can be reached in one-way). The main point, the most favorite spot by visitors, there are two waterfalls that line up on the 50-meters cliff with heavy water flow.
In rainy season, the main point offers a unique phenomenon of both waterfalls. One waterfall has clear water because it come directly from natural spring, while another is brown because it flows from river.
The point like so stunning because high trees surrounds and add into green scenery that impress eyes. Many visitors often take advantage of view between waterfall and green nature as photo background.
Getting out the car doesn’t mean you may directly see beauty of Sekumpul Waterfall Point. Every visitor must trek along route from parking area to get the point.
The route will require you to go down the stairs, walk through the winding footpath, and cross the small river. You are expected to wear sport footwear for a comfort when trekking particularly when going down slippery and tilted stairs.
Trekking is indeed tiring but also exciting because you will see green natural sceneries of local community’s plantations, which are dominated by fruit trees namely: Durian, Rambutan, and Banana. The cool atmosphere will calm your mind along the route.
In addition, in a few parts, there are also rice fields and hilly view which they may also impress eyes. When sound of rushing water can be heard loud, it means the waterfall is close.
Sekumpul waterfall entrance fee is IDR 10.000 for domestic and IDR 20.000 for foreigners, only see view of the waterfall from the lookout. For trekking experience, your will be charged additional IDR 125.000 to take a guide in exploration of waterfall points.
Sekumpul Waterfall is officially opened from 08.00 – 17.00 for tourists. The best time to visit the waterfall is the early morning for getting amazing experience.
The early morning offers calmer atmosphere in waterfall point and rain occurs less frequently. Need to remember that the route to waterfall is slippery when it’s rainy, particularly on the stairs. You must be always careful.
Whenever you would like to visit Sekumpul Waterfall, you shouldn’t forget to wear sport shoes which are useful to get a comfort and prevent your feet from slipping during trek. Besides that, you shouldn’t also forget to prepare and bring change of clothes and a camera.
Change of clothes are required if you want to take a dip in the natural plunge under Sekumpul Waterfall. And, the camera is useful to help you in capturing moment.
Sekumpul Waterfall is located in Sawan District, Buleleng Regency. The trip approximately takes 2 hours 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport (Kuta) and 2 hours from Ubud (depend on traffic situation).
Some amazing spots close to Sekumpul Waterfall are Kroya Waterfall, Gitgit Waterfall, Lovina Beach, and Twin Lake.
There are two ways to get the Sekumpul Waterfall from South Bali, those are by hiring a transport service or taking a tour which both cost from IDR 650.000.