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Mount Agung

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Bali's sacred giant, with lush slopes, challenging hikes, and a summit view that stretches across the island.

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192 reviews
Exceptional communication from all involved. Guide and driver along with Sophie platform Everyone went the extra mile in providing an enjoyable and professional experience
Darran West
My driver (Intan) was really friendly and speak very good English. It was really amazing. The sunrise was one of the best moments in my life. Thanks for this amazing trip πŸ˜πŸ™
Natrada T.
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 have good stamina. The driver Wayan was very friendly and the 2-hr drive to and from the hike starting point was very comfortable. The local hiking guide Buda was a bit shy at first but he slowly opened up as we continued and talked on the hike. He even showed me a few tricks going fast downhill. There is a hiking guide for a maximum of two hikers due to the tricky and challenging terrain, so this is a safe and comfortable arrangement. Overall, very highly recommended activity, but only if you are an intermediate and fit hiker.
YH Teh

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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