Vicinity of Toya Bungkah

Walk north to Tirta, where there’s only one losmen. The proprietors are desparate for guests. Take the path from Awangga to the north, crossing over black lava rocks; newer lava flows are along the way. Four km in the other direction, toward Kedisan, you’ll see a sign pointing toward Pura Jati, a Vishnu temple on the lake shore with exquisitely decorated shrines and entrance gates.

Many travelers arrive in Toya Bungkah in the afternoon, stay the night, rise early to climb Gunung Batur, then descend from the mountain and reach Kedisan via Prajurti and Seked by midday. Houseboys and “professional guides” everywhere in Toya Bungkah are available for the climb. A guide will approach you with a “thank you” book for their guide services, informing you the fee is Rp50,000 per person roundtrip. then may “lower” the price to Rp30,000. In fact, the fair price for a guide for one person is Rp10,000-15,000. The final price depends on the age and experience of the guide, the size of the group, your bargaining power, and supply and demand.