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“Amazing experience, Stunning Views”
Review of Mount Agung

Mount Agung
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Mount Agung Hiking Tour
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Reviewed 5 December 2014

A must-see in Bali - Great experience and the best views of the island.
We started very early the ascent (3.00am) with the guide to be able to see the sunrise, what an amazing experience, the spectacle is just on of my best memories ever! It is worse the effort. Bring a good bottle of water, use hiking shoes and trainers with a good grip because it is rocky and not so stable sometimes. Bring also a good jumper as the temperature is very low early in the morning.

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Reviewed 4 December 2014

Mount Agung is another important site in Bali. The temple, Pura Besakih is on this mountain. You can access it either by hiking or taking a car. Views are beautiful and it is the highest mountain on the island. Worth a visit, definitely recommended!

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Reviewed 3 November 2014

We climbed Mt Agung back in 1983.

We were two fit adult males in our early 30's, and two ten year old sons.

Seems like the rules have changed since then.

We got our information from a travel guide book, planned our day, and took off from Kuta with a driver (Madé) whose services we had hired several times. He drove us to a car park at the foot of the southern climbing path. No temple, no buildings, just a lava strewn car park.

We had packed knapsacks with food and drinks, and took some warm clothes. We wore sturdy shoes and arrived at the car park around sunrise.

There, Madé let us out of the van and said he would collect us mid afternoon, which he did. We had no guide. There was a small worn track we followed to the top. There are places where the going is quite steep, and some places where the rock path is very rough and rocks were sharp.

The climb was hard, but we made it in about 5 hours.
At the top, we found some holes at the edge of the crater venting steam and hot sulfur gas. We thought we were real adventurers, until we were approached by a young Balinese girl (about 14 years old), trying to sell us canned Coca Cola or bottled water. To our surprise, we found out she climbs the volcano alone early most mornings and sells drinks to un-prepared climbers. We made a donation to her for her story, then headed down to meet our driver.

I would attempt it again if I were younger.

3  Thank oil710
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Reviewed 29 October 2014

About 2/3 of the way into this hellaciously grueling sunrise climb (after 5 hours of scrambling up dusty, slippery trails in the dead of night) we were forced to light a fire and make camp due to dangerous winds. Be mindful that you may invest 12 hours in this horrendously difficult climb (up/down) only to have to turn around if the weather becomes too windy or otherwise inclement. This trek is easily the hardest one I've ever attempted. Do not attempt unless you are extremely fit and already engaging in *intense* cardio at least 3-4 times per week. Wear excellent hiking shoes, not runners, and do hire a guide as the trail can be confusing and dangerous. Bring 2-3L of water per person and leave some of it halfway up the trail. Plan on 6-8 hours up and an equal amount of time for the incredibly difficult descent. Book your massages for that night or the day after! The difficulty of this hike is not to be underestimated. you'll be clutching at vines and roots and slipping and falling from time to time.

7  Thank LivingAnExaminedLife
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Reviewed 23 October 2014

It is a very difficult climb for me. The route is very sandy and slippery. Very little shade. Sunsreen, Mask, Good hiking shoes and stick, warm clothes, working gloves and 2 litre of water at least and some food is must.
Local guide recommended, Mr. Wayan Dartha, He is a very good man. Very supportive physically and mentally.
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It is very worth it once you get up to the top and see the sunrise.
And definitely a good story to tell your grand kids.

Dan

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