Located at the foot of Mount Lesung in Munduk, Tamblingan Lake Bali is a quiet haven in the North. Here’s all the info for visiting.
Tamblingan Lake is located in Munduk, high in the mountainous region of Bali.
The higher you go, the colder it gets, however Tamblingan Lake is well worth the ride.
We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves.
However be sure to read up on our renting a scooter in Bali guide beforehand!
If you’re looking for somewhere to rent scooters from you can book a Bali Scooter or Motorbike Rental with Delivery.
Another option is to hire a Bali Private Car or Minibus Charter With Driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
A popular tour that visits Tamblingan Lake is the Twin Lakes, Handara Gates, and Forest Trekking Tour.
Entrance: 10,000 IDR per person
1/2 Lake Trek (1 hour) + Canoe Back (30 mins): 450,000 IDR
1/4 Lake Trek (30 mins) + Canoe Back (15 mins): 350,000 IDR
Trek to Bali Twin Lake Viewpoint – 600,000 IDR
Canoe ride around the lake – 300,000 IDR
You cannot trek all the way around the lake.
Above prices are for a group of 4 people. If your are less than 4 people the same rate still applies.
The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, the island’s dry season.
Munduk in particular is one of the most popular spots on the island for photographs. So it’s typically pretty crowded with tourists!
However, as with anywhere in Bali the best time to visit is always earlier in the morning to beat the crowds!
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A peaceful paradise!
Tamblingan Lake is situated high in between the mountains of Munduk.
Still very untouched and maintained by locals, the lake and its surrounding area are an ideal way to have an afternoon away from the Bali crowds.
The entrance to Tamblingan Lake leads through a forrest and pops out directly in front of the temple – Pura Ulun Danu Tamblingan.
Accessible to tourists, and still actively used by the local communities, it is one of the most scenic temples in Bali to visit at any time of the day.
However, if you’re a keen photographer, we have seen some incredible photos at sunrise.
Beyond the temple lies Tamblingan Lake itself, where local farmers use the marshland as crops for their cows, and many that visit tend to ride a canoe across the water.
Cool, fresh weather is hard to find in Bali, however at over 1,100 meters above sea level, Tamblingan Lake makes for the perfect place to relax.
We spent over an hour taking photos of the scenic backdrop and enjoying a very ‘different’ side to Bali.
In that time we were the only tourists there and saw just a couple of locals fishing.
We highly recommend Tamblingan Lake for anyone who likes to get away from mainstream tourism.
It’s probably one of the most beautiful spots we discovered in Bali, and very rural compared to most tourist locations in the North.
Where To Stay In Munduk
Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort offers luxurious suites and villas with free Wi-Fi.
An outdoor infinity pool also provides scenic views of the surrounding coffee trees, rice fields and mountains.
The resort also boasts its own spa, restaurant and tennis courts.
Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake are both a 5 minute drive from Munduk Moding Plantation. Munduk Waterfall is just a 15 minute trek away.
Featuring wood flooring and furnishings, each room has a 4-poster bed and floor-to-ceiling windows.
All rooms come with a flat-screen TV and refrigerator with minibar. Private bathrooms include a shower and terrazzo bathtub.
Mid-Budget – Puri Lumbung Cottages
Set in North Bali and surrounded by nature, Puri Lumbung Cottages offers simple yet charming accommodation with a spa and a restaurant.
Each cottage at Puri Lumbung comes with an attached balcony made of solid wood and presents stunning views of the surrounding.
The attached bathroom comes with hot shower facilities and some rooms have a stone bath. Guests can also indulge in a range of traditional Balinese massage at Puri Lumbung Cottages.
You can also join various Balinese culture activities such as cooking class, language lessons and yoga.
Budget – Umah De Madya
Situated in Munduk, 9.3 miles from Banyumala Waterfall, Umah De Madya features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge.
The guest house offers a terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available.
Continental and à la carte breakfast options are available each morning at the guest house.
The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International, 51.6 miles from Umah De Madya, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
For more places to stay in Munduk, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.