The majority of visitors climb the mountain peak of Bali to the more famous Mount Batur or Mount Agung, thereby losing one of the most interesting rainforest trails on the island, Mount Batukaru. This volcano is no longer active and is the second highest mountain in Bali, shrouded in rainforests and most are still isolated. With a limited number of cross-country adventurers allowed every day, it is very rare to see other pedestrians along the way. What is sometimes seen by visitors when climbing to the top is deer, around the ant eaters, butterflies, monkeys and mongoose, namely Asian civet animals which are responsible for the most expensive coffee in the world, Luwak coffee.
At the top of Batukaru Mountain is the largest crater on the island, while at its feet is the Batukaru Temple, one of the six most important holy temples in Bali. This Batukaru Temple is located at the foot of the mountain and is much quieter than some of the more accessible temples. Climbing Batukaru Mountain is very challenging and requires a high level of physical fitness.