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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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  • Mount Agung is the most high of Bali with 3,142 meters in height. Is a volcano active and the last eruption was in the 1963 causing roughly 1,200 dead. In the foot of this volcano is the temple mother of Besakih, the temple greater, the most sacred and the most important of Bali. Climb the Agung volcano is not recommended during the rainy (November - April) and during the holidays in Besakih. It takes about 4 to 6 hours to reach the Summit. From Besakih or Tulamben there is a magnificent view of the Agung volcano.
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  • Mount Agung is a nice hike up and a little painful on the way down. The view up top is pretty amazing and the vegetation going down is awesome (you don't see it on the way up since you go up at night)...  more »
  • After we done Batur volcano decided to contact Jerro on his number+6281904082208 for our second hike in June 2016. We would say tons thank to him that arrange our trip recently to Mount Batur and Moun...  more »
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  • Really nice peak.... We start from pasar agung at 4am.. And reach the peak before 7am.. Really nice view when sunrise..
  • This is a long and demanding track, but view from the top is totally work it. You need to start around 10pm to catch sunrise from the summit.
  • Great experience, the climb can be done on foot, isn't too bad going up but more challenging coming down because it's actually quite steep. Guide was really sweet and knows her stuff ☺️ take a hoodie for the top, gets cold until sun comes up. DO IT
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