Trunyan Village is one of the villages located in Kintamani sub-district located near Batur Lake. This village has a very unique cemetery where a dead body of human is not buried or burned like any in other villages in Bali. But it is only placed under the taru menyan tree where taru means tree meanwhile menyan means fragrant because the trees smell aromatic. The tree only grows in that area and it is able to neutralize the smell of corpses which is still in the process of natural decomposition.
DO YOU KNOW that there is a magnificent hill on the top of the village?
Of course, the hill is known as Trunyan Hill. Its height is about 1355m above the sea level. The summit can be reached by normal physically hikers in around 1 hours and the track is not hard to be beaten. We can start our journey to the top from Trunyan Pancaran Jagat Temple, which is located below the hill.
Furthermore, we will see an unforgettable sunrise on the summit. The views that we can see from there, are tulamben beach located in Karangasem, Mt. Batur, Batur Lake, abang hill, and the highest mount in Bali, Mt. Agung.
The summit is very recommended for camping to enjoy billion stars in the evening. The cold weather, the breath-taking scenery, and the short travelling time to the top are the reasons why it is suitable for camping. It can accommodate for 4-5 camp or 20-25 people. Moreover, we can bring our guitar to accompany us in singing around the campfire and also some food such as sausage that can be grilled naturally on the fire.
Access to Trunyan Pancaran Jagat Temple can be reached without using a boat approximately 4 hours from Kuta or 1.5 hours from Ubud. We can travel by using car or minibus and it can be parked near the temple.
Here are some pictures taken from the summit while camping!
What to bring:
- Hiking shoes or sport shoes.
- Warm jacket & Long pants.
- Backpack & camera.
Pick up time:
- Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran: 6 PM
- Ubud: 7 PM