Officially Bans Tourists from Hiking 22 Mountains on the Island

Bali Governor I Wayan Koster Takes Bold Step: Officially Bans Tourists from Hiking 22 Mountains on the Island

The discussion about the closure of mountains as tourist destinations by Bali’s Governor, Wayan Koster, is still ongoing.

Climbing activities on several mountains have already started to be closed, even though there is no official regulation yet. However, there are still some hiking trails on other mountains that remain open.

For example, at Mount Batur in Kintamani, the hiking trail is still open as usual amidst this ongoing discussion. This was revealed by the Head of the Kintamani Conservation Forest Management Unit, from the Bali Natural Resources Conservation Agency (Balai KSDA), named Made Budiadnyana Putra.

He stated that until now, there has been no closure yet on the hiking trail since it was reopened after the Covid-19 pandemic at the end of 2022. Despite the closure of hiking trails on other mountains, such as Mount Agung, Made Budi said that there has been no increase in the number of hikers to Mount Batur.

“The number of hikers to Mount Batur averages around 50 to 60 people per day from the Pura Jati trail,” he added.

Regarding the closure of hiking trails on Mount Batur, Made Budi admitted that they are still waiting for guidance from the ministry. However, until now, there has been no response from the ministry. “We are waiting for instructions from Jakarta because the governor has sent a letter to Jakarta, to the minister, to support the governor’s policy. But there has been no response yet,” he said.

Mount Batur Trekking is one of the most popular volcano activities in Bali. Relax with your own Private Guide and Vehicle on this Adventure

Mount Batur Trekking is one of the most popular volcano activities in Bali. Relax with your own Private Guide and Vehicle on this Adventure

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