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Mt Batur Sunrise Trekking
31 reviews
Mt Batur Sunrise Trekking is owned and managed by Jero, a Mt Batur area local who has come from a farming family. Although he had grown up helping the family with onion and tomato farming, he had always loved hiking the mountain with his cousins and friends. After getting a degree in business at a local university he decided that his own native land was rich with opportunity. He created a website with out much experience and started Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking hoping to share the beauty of the mountain with visitors and make a better living for himself and his family. Jero and his team have been Mt. Batur trekking guides since they were kids, for more than 25 years. He now employs over 20 local guides which he trains for English and deep understanding of the mountain and makes sure they are licensed by the government.

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31 reviews

This was a very memorable and amazing experience for me. The uphill hike was really tough and challenging, whilst the downhill scramble was fun and exciting, so you need to be at least an intermediate hiker and...

YH Teh

Pick up at Canggu area was on time at 8.30pm for a Mt Agung Hike from Besakih Temple. Driver was friendly and got us linked up with the hiking guide. Started hiking at 11pm and managed to have a 2 hour campfire ...

Ang Zi Yuan

Helpful Questions

Where is Mount Agung located and what is its elevation?

Mount Agung, also known as Gunung Agung, is an active volcano situated in Bali, Indonesia. It is located in the northeastern part of the island and is the highest peak in Bali, with an elevation of approximately 3,031 meters (9,944 feet).

What is the significance of Mount Agung in Balinese culture?

Mount Agung holds great spiritual and cultural significance for the people of Bali. It is considered the most sacred mountain on the island and is believed to be the dwelling place of the gods. Balinese Hindu temples are strategically positioned in relation to the volcano, and important ceremonies and rituals are often conducted on its slopes.

Has Mount Agung recently erupted?

Yes, Mount Agung has experienced recent volcanic activity. In 2017, the volcano erupted after being dormant for over 50 years. The eruption resulted in the evacuation of thousands of people from the surrounding areas, and the volcanic ash disrupted air travel. Since then, the volcano has been recently reopened for hikers, and the Balinese authorities are closely monitoring its status.

Are there hiking trails available on Mount Agung?

There are two common starting points one via Pasar Agung Temple and another via Besakih Temple. Pasar Agung Temple is located in Sebudi Village, east side of Mount Agung and Besakih Temple is nested in the southern slope of the volcano.

  • The shorter hike to the peak of Mount Agung is via Pasar Agung Temple. This route passes through to the crater rim, the altitude of which is around 2.900 meter above sea level (around 100 meters from the actual summit). In order to enjoy a spectacular sunrise from this point, climbers must begin hiking around 02.00am, reaching the summit before 06.00 am to catch the sunrise between 06.15 am to 06.30 am. The ascent of Mount Agung Trekking via Pasar Agung takes about 4 hours going up and to 4 hours going down, total of approximately 8 hours. If you stay in the area of Kuta, Seminyak Jimbaran, Nusa Dua or Tanjung Benoa the pick-up time will be 11.30 pm.

  • The more famous and challenging climb to the highest point of Mount Agung is via Besakih Temple through the southern slope of the mountain. The peak altitude here is 3,031 meters (the highest point of Bali) and it takes approximate 5-6 hours to ascend and 5 hours descend. All climbers must begin the hike from 11.00 pm, reaching the summit before 06.00 am for sunrise between 06.15 am to 06.30 am. From this summit one can see 360 degree view point. If you stay in the area of Kuta, Seminyak Jimbaran, Nusa Dua or Tanjung Benoa the pick-up time will be 08.30 pm. To conquering this mountain takes extra effort, physical and mental readiness, stamina and participants should really be fit.
Are there any precautions for visitors planning to visit Mount Agung?

Visitors planning to explore Mount Agung should prioritize safety and take necessary precautions. Due to its active nature, it is crucial to monitor the volcano's status and adhere to any warnings or advisories issued by local authorities. Additionally, hikers should be well-prepared with proper hiking gear, carry sufficient water and food, and inform someone about their itinerary. It is advisable to hike with an experienced guide who is familiar with the terrain and can navigate any potential risks effectively.

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