West Bali Coastal Loop

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West Bali Coastal Loop

West Bali Coastal Loop

17.7 km

4-5 hours

Moderate

Guide Requirement

Required

Trail Features

Beach Walk | Forest Walk

Total Elevation

365m

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Where is West Bali National Park located?

West Bali National Park is located in the northwestern part of Bali, Indonesia. It covers over 190 square kilometers of land and marine areas.

2. What is the best time to visit West Bali National Park for hiking?

The best time to hike in West Bali National Park is during the dry season, typically between May and September, as the paths are less slippery and the views are clearer.

3. What type of wildlife can I expect to see at the park?

The park is home to a diverse range of fauna, including the endangered Bali Starling, Banteng, wild boar, deer, monkeys, and a variety of reptiles and bird species. The marine park is also rich in coral and marine life.

4. What hiking trails are available at the park?

There are several hiking trails in the park suitable for different fitness levels, including Gunung Klatakan, Gunung Prapat Agung, and Tegal Bunder trails. A local guide is often recommended for longer or more difficult trails.

5. Is it mandatory to hire a guide for hiking in West Bali National Park?

Yes, it is mandatory to hire a local guide for hiking inside the park according to the regulations set by the Park Authority. This is to ensure the safety of the hikers and the preservation of the natural habitat.

6. What are the entrance fees to the park?

The entrance fees vary depending on the type of activities you wish to do. Generally, they range from IDR 20,000 to IDR 200,000. Note that fees are subject to change, so it’s best to check the park’s official website or contact them directly.

7. Are there accommodations inside the park?

Yes, there are accommodations ranging from basic lodges to luxury resorts within the park vicinity. You can also find camping spots if you wish to camp in certain designated areas.

8. What should I bring for a hiking trip in the park?

You should bring hiking boots, light but warm clothing, a rain jacket, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, sufficient water, snacks, and a first aid kit. It’s also recommended to bring binoculars for wildlife spotting and a camera to capture the beautiful scenery.

9. What are the park’s operation hours?

The park is generally open from sunrise to sunset, around 6 AM to 6 PM, although the hours may vary depending on the season and weather conditions.

10. Are there any safety precautions I should be aware of?

Always follow the marked trails, and don’t venture off the path to prevent damaging the flora and fauna. Make sure to respect the wildlife, maintaining a safe distance. Ensure you have enough water, sun protection, and snacks for your hike, and always inform park staff of your hiking plans.

11. How can I get to West Bali National Park?

The park is about a 3-4 hour drive from Denpasar, the capital city of Bali. You can rent a car, hire a driver, or take a bus to reach the park. Some people also prefer to take a boat from East Java directly to the park.

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