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Mount Agung, Bali

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Climb to the highest point in Bali at Mount Agung, an active volcano. Although it has not erupted since 1964, the volcano still belches smoke and ash occasionally from its large, deep crater. The Balinese believe the volcano to be a replica of Mount Meru, the central axis of the universe according to Hindu mythology. Climb to the lip of the crater, or continue on all the way to the summit to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Along the way, stop at one of the largest and holiest Hindu temples in Bali, which features stepped terraces and courtyards centered around a lotus throne. Unfortunately, a local syndicate operating in and around the temple targets tourists, forcing them to pay for a guide to accompany them to see the majority of the temple. The ascent to the summit does not require special mountain climbing experience or equipment, but inexperienced trekkers should take a guide. Wear sturdy shoes, and warm, layered clothing, including waterproof attire. Note that cloud cover obscures the view from 9 a.m. onwards. To visit Mount Agung and other attractions in Kubu, use our Kubu trip planner .
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  • Imagine...you are so close to a live/sleeping volcano! Getting so close to feel the cool hard rock-form of lava that this mountain erupt! It was a great moment looking at the top part from a top and s...  more »
  • A must climb even if you can't summit. It has many life lessons to teach if you listen to nature and the elements around you.  more »
  • As far as I can see, even the highest mountain in Bali, active volcano. Recent activities to such activities could be observed.
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  • Mount Agung is a volcano that erupted not a long ago. This a really nice place with a combination of green and high land scape. This place also have a nice lake and a also a hot spring. This place is a little colder than other place. If possible you can go for mountain tracking early in the morning.
  • View of the volcano is really spectacular. The mountain is located next to a lake. There are few open air restaurants opposite to the volcano. You can have great view of the volcano from the restaurants. There is nominal entry fee to the view point. Recently the volcano has erupted. Please inquire before planning to visit.
  • Stunning mountain scenery at active volcano. Currently erupting and a no go zone. On top of volcano a major Hindu temple. Able to drive by road to the top during times when Mt Agung is not active. Located in Eastern Bali it is the highest mountain on the island. Stunning views from the top across Lombok Strait and Wallace line. One of the most rewarding places to visit in Bali.
  • I climbed Mt. Agung on 1st August, 2017 with one of my buddies. We chose not to hire a guide and attempt it ourselves. We used the route from Pura Pasar Agung. It is a tough hike. So beginners please be careful. The final part near the summit is particularly difficult because of the exposed rock faces (need to use hands), in addition to the strong winds. It can get quite cold up there so bring more layers. A headlamp is indispensable because it frees up your hands. Otherwise, reaching the top is really satisfying and be thankful for it. Two months ago there was no volcanic activity and I’m grateful to be able to experience Mt. Agung. Take care everyone!
  • We did the hike up in Feb before the volcanic acimtivity started this year and it was fantastic. Highly recommend if it settles down

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