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Mount Agung, Besakih

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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 Besakih, use our Besakih trip planner.
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  • Ok so the first thing you need to know about this hike is that it's not I hike, I repeat this is not a hike, it's a climb! They advertise this alongside Mt Batur's hike as just being the taller one.....  more
    Ok so the first thing you need to know about this hike is that it's not I hike, I repeat this is not a hike, it's a climb! They advertise this alongside Mt Batur's hike as just being the taller one.....  more »
  • Nice trip,best experience,we have great hiking trip to Mount agung bali Indonesia,evryting was amazing and beautiful view from the top. 
    Nice trip,best experience,we have great hiking trip to Mount agung bali Indonesia,evryting was amazing and beautiful view from the top.  more »
  • The pick up was at 11.30am from my hotel in Ubud. I am a 51 year old female with good fitness and hence was anxious that I would be able to summit. I was introduced to my guide Wayan who had limited.....  more
    The pick up was at 11.30am from my hotel in Ubud. I am a 51 year old female with good fitness and hence was anxious that I would be able to summit. I was introduced to my guide Wayan who had limited.....  more »
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  • 🇮🇩 I will be back
  • Rooftop Bali! Finally, we did it to the top.
  • Great place to visit. Amazed by the views
  • Crazy spot
  • Cold 🥶😰⛄☃️🌨️🧊🏔️💧

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