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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. A visit to Mount Agung represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tulamben itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Decide to go for the real summit and midway through, left with 200m (estimate 2 hours more) too tired to even move anymore. I would suggest either be experienced enough to be properly paced or physica...  more »
  • So we just got back from our attempt to hike to the top of mount Agung. Unfortunately we could only get half way up because of the biblical rain we experienced on the way. Our local guide said he had ...  more »
  • After reading all of the reviews and having recently returned from Everest Base Camp with a moderate level of fitness (I can run 5km well and attend cardio kickboxing regularly) I knew Mt Agung was a ...  more »