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Challenge yourself with a climb up Mount Agung, the highest (and holiest) peak in Bali for the island's most spectacular sunrise. On a clear day, you will enjoy a 360-degree view of Bali and even Lombok!
- Enjoy the best panorama in Bali with views to Lombok, Mount Rinjani and Java
- See the spectacular sunrise from Bali's highest peak
- Challenge yourself with an amazing hike
- Go exploring with the best hiking guides from the Agung area
- Solo travelers are more than welcome to book
Your hotel (PLEASE MENTION YOUR HOTEL ADDRESS)
==> When you make the booking, please let me know which starting point you'd like. So we can give you the exact pick-up time at your hotel.
Mount Agung is a relatively strenuous hike, so please try to do some physical training before you sign up. We recommend running uphill as much as you can prior to coming. If you are afraid of heights, we strongly recommend you don't come
==> When you make the booking, please let me know which starting point you'd like.
What you need to bring
Good walking shoes
Down jacket because it can get very cold up the mountain (as low as 11 degrees celsius)
- English (Fluent)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Fluent)
Our trekking agency, founded in 2006 is specialized in Batur and Agung Trekking. You will start Batur's hike from a private path, with the best guides on the island. They are all very qualified and English speakers.
By booking with us, we guarantee you that your hike will be the highlight of your holidays !
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I have to say this was one of the most intense experiences I have ever had. My passion is hiking but for anyone even remotely afraid of heights, this is horrific. Having said that, I was blessed with an awesome guide Gede Pastasia who even held my hand at one point at the top to help. Very encouraging and experienced. Thank you Gede and Voyagin for that crazy experience
Breathtaking view and arduous climb, but we paid too much
Our guides were knowledgeable and well-equipped. The climb itself was physically arduous and we barely made it in time for the summit, but the view was truly a wonder to behold. In hindsight however, a guide is not really necessary given that the trail to the summit is very much laid out - but we took it that we were paying for the car ride there and the settling of the toll fees and whatnot. However, given that the guides that could be hired there on-the-spot offered my cheaper rates and that the guides we were provided are paid no more than ~$5 dollars a day, we think that this package needs to be more fairly priced; we paid $100 per person.
Mind over Body.
It seemed like the climb upwards was endless but mind over body, one foot after another, we were at the top. Looking back, it was one of the most memorable journeys I've ever made. Having never scaled a mountain before, I was determined to make my first climb a rather challenging one and Mt.Agung did not disappoint.
Climbing together with one other friend, who like me, is an inexperienced hiker, we were picked up punctually at 10pm from Ubud to make our way to our starting point at Bersakih. Started off braving the humid jungle in the dark and as I climbed higher, the temperature dropped steadily.
By the time I reached the summit, it was close to freezing cold (9 Degrees Celsius). The harsh winds didn't help either and I was shivering uncontrollably; don't let the picture fool you.
However, it was the descend that was more challenging. After the many hours climbing up, my legs felt like giving way. The heaviest strains were on the quads and calves... As a result, I suffered many bruises on my butt from the countless slips on the way down. Body's still aching even 24hrs after the climb.
Overall, it was a hell of an experience. The view was breathtaking and I'm sure to remember this journey for the rest of my life. Actually, I'm looking forward to my next climb! Which mountain shall it be this time...
A long, taxing nevertheless enjoyable hike
Special mention to my guide Gede Mundut, who was extremely helpful, understanding and patient in very very challenging conditions.
The hike is steep - the ascent steep but can be scaled relatively quickly (we did it in 2.5 hoursand had to deliberately take 2 x 40 minute breaks to kill time until sunrise). The descent is more challenging, made even more difficult by the terrain that was giving way under the heavy rains.
I imagine on a clear day (particularly in dry season) the views would be great. Would do again.
Extremely rewarding hike!
Hiking with Gede was amazing! What the other reviewers said is completely on point with how I felt. Normally, I read reviews for hikes and take it with a grain of salt because everyone has their own level of ability. I'd say most people that sign up to hike Agung are fit- these reviews are on point! It was challenging but doable. Lots of sliding on my bum going down, knees definitely hurt, and had to take breaks here and there. It took us longer to go down than up. Gloves were mandatory for me, extra layers, rain coat, hat, good shoes, and lots of water. Despite the challenges, Gede was a perfect guide. He paced me going up so I didnt burn out my legs for the decend. He walked ahead of me moving branches, creating safe steps, and assessing the path. If you're fit, have good endurance, no injuries...you can do this hike! Congrats in advance :)
An incredible challenging hike that's well worth it.
Summitting Mt. Agung to catch the sunrise is an amazing experience. The hike itself is incredibly challenging, both the ascent (about 6-7 hours) and descent (about 4-5 hours). Constantly uphill from the base of the climb, and the gradient kicks in from about the 2nd hour onwards. The descent is really challenging and can take its toll on joints. All in all, a fun hike, but tough.
Couldn't be better
I booked by myself. They are so kind and tried to do all my favor. Trekking was really hard, but the guide helped me and supported me. Actually, I couldn't reach the top, but even though the viewing was beautiful. I'm gonna come back. Thank you for your everything.
Fantastic experience but be warned, not for the faint-hearted!
This was arguably one the most challenging experiences both mentally and physically I have done for a very long time but equally one of the best!
This hike is extremely challenging and should not be attempted without doing some form of exercise or training before hand. However, I would do it all over again as it truly is an awesome test and the rewards at the top are well worth it.
Speaking of which, unfortunately for my trip up we experienced awful weather at the summit, it was foggy, wet and very windy and sadly couldn't see more than 10 metres past our noses and thus no sunrise to watch. We could only imagine how incredible the view from up would have been on any other day. Mother Nature seemed to play a cruel practical joke on us but I suppose that's just the way things go sometimes.
A few more tips should you wish to take this challenge on:
1. regardless of how hot it is when you start, make sure you take some warm clothing (preferably waterproof) with you, it does get cold up there!
2. take along some high energy food/drink as you will certainly need this along the way. (Snacks are also provided by the guides but take some extra)
3. Wear proper shoes!! the route is challenging and treacherous and good quality shoes are a must!
All in all, I would highly recommend this experience to anyone but would equally stress the importance of being in a reasonable shape before attempting. Our guide, Gede was an absolute pleasure and helped us along the way so thanks to him as well.
With most of these experiences, transfers to and from your hotels are included.
Thanks again for an incredible experience, my body was in bits the next day but we were so proud to have completed this challenge and get to the top. Hopefully next time (and we will be back to do it again) we will enjoy a sunrise and the spectacular views over Bali.
Amazing, rewarding sunrise views to be had from the summit of Bali's highest peak. The guide we had was amazing as well.
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