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Sekumpul Waterfalls Bali – A Stunning Feast for the Eyes

Bali is considered to be one of the most beautiful tropical destinations in the world and is the home to a lot of waterfalls. Sekumpul Waterfalls is one of them and should undoubtedly be part of your Bali itinerary.

The Sekumpul waterfalls widely known as “The Best waterfall in Bali” by a lot of tourists and locals alike is situated in the Sekumpul village of the Sawan sub-district in the northern part of Bali. The locals refer to these waterfalls as Air Terjun Sekumpul.

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At a height of 262 feet or approximately 80 meters, The Sekumpul waterfall is one of the most extraordinary locations in Bali with 7 beautiful, misty waterfalls all in the same area. Locally, Sekumpul is translated into “group” or “collection” meaning that the Sekumpul waterfall is one of the many in the area.

Until a couple of years back, The Sekumpul waterfalls was one of Bali’s well-kept secrets with only the locals knowing how to reach it. One needs to have complete knowledge about the place or will need to accompany a guide to experience the magnificence of the waterfall in the right way.

The Hike To Sekumpul Waterfall

Whilst the hike to the Sekumpul waterfall is steep and quite a workout, It can be managed by all age groups with the right amount of guidance. The main twin waterfalls stand at 80 meters tall and are surrounded by lush green forests. The other 5 waterfalls are a 5 to 10-minute hike from one another.

As you approach the Sekumpul waterfalls, the roar of the water gushing into the pond, the vast canopy formed by the forests and the freshness of the place is sure to take your breath away. The base of the waterfall is known to be slippery due to the wetness.

The hike back from the Sekumpul waterfall might be the most tedious part as you might be drained from all the adrenaline and excitement. Make sure to take a sufficient amount of water and snacks to keep you going for the entire hike.

How To Reach Sekumpul Waterfall In Bali

The Sekumpul waterfalls are located in the northern region of Bali in the Sekumpul village. The village is close to Singaraja and Central Lovina in the northern parts of Bali. If you want to visit the Sekumpul waterfall, there are two ways to go about it.

  • Tourists usually stay in the southern and central parts of Bali and plan a day trip to the Sekumpul waterfalls. I would recommend you to stay at Ubud and plan a day trip to the waterfalls. The waterfalls is about 2.5 to 3 hours drive from Ubud and taking a car hire is the most recommended mode of transportation.
  • If you are looking to stay in and explore offbeat locations, you can stay at Singaraja in the northern part of Bali. The Sekumpul waterfalls is only a 25-minute ride from Singaraja and Central Lovina. If you are staying in Singaraja, you can also look to club it with git-git waterfalls which is another famous location in Bali.

Irrespective of where you are staying the Sekumpul waterfalls deserves one full day in your itinerary to explore it to the fullest. 

Sekumpul Waterfalls Entrance Fees

The Entrance fees for the Sekumpul waterfalls is 30,000 IDR for visitors ( 140 INR ). You can also choose to enter from the Lemukih waterfall entrance for a lower fee.

Keep in mind that you will come across quite a few fake registration centres trying to scam people. Go only with a trusted guide and pay the entrance fee at the right point.

Best Time To Visit Sekumpul Waterfalls for Trekking

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The Sekumpul waterfalls are open for 24 hours and have no time-bound restrictions for hiking. However, it is best advised to visit the waterfall in the morning till about noon. Visiting the Sekumpul waterfalls in the morning also ensures that you get the experience the place with the least number of tourists. The cool temperatures of the water in the morning make it that much more enjoyable.

Tips for Sekumpul Waterfalls Trekking

  1. Wear the right footwear as the trek can be steep and slippery. Ensure you carry a sufficient amount of water and snacks to keep you going for the entire hike.
  2. Pay the entrance fee only at the official registration point and make sure you are not scammed on the way. 
  3. Ensure that you go with a local guide who knows his way around in the steep jungle. 
  4. Make sure you do your bit to the environment by not littering plastic and other waste, and if you can go an extra mile and clean the path with a waste bag as you go.

The Sekumpul waterfalls is an experience that will stay with you for a long time. The steep jungle trails, ice-cold water, layers of mist and the tress going sky high will make you feel you entered the world of Avatar in real life.

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