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The highest and revered mountain with its height about 3142m, but most reverences says its lost its top in the 1963 eruption. The summit is an oval crater, about 700m across, with its highest point on the western edge above the Mother Temple of Besakih. It’s possible to climb Mount Agung from various directions, but the shortest and most popular route is from Pura Pasar Agung, on the southern slopes. You’ll have to start at night and get to the top before 6am for the best chance of seeing the view before the clouds form and a spectacular sunrise.

Tour Price : US$ 170 / 2 pax
Tour Includes:

  • Air Conditioned return Transfer, Driver and petrol
  • Climbing Guide Fee
  • Breakfast
  • Mineral Drinking Water

What to Bring:

  • Waterproof clothes
  • Warm jumper
  • Strong shoes or boots and manicured toenails
  • Take a strong torch (flashlight) with extra batteries
  • Camera
  • Snack food

Tips:

  • The best time to climb is during the dry season (April-September); July to September is the most reliable months. Climbing Gunung Agung is not allowed when major religious events are being held at Pura Besakih. For a religious reason, the local guides don’t want to do it on the night of the ‘full moon’, but a day before or after is okay.
  • This is a holy mountain and you should show your respect, besides you will want to have everything going for you. Have a fun climbing!!

Vulcanologists described Gunung Batur as a ‘double caldera’, i.e., one crater inside another. The outer crater is an oval about 14km long, with its western rim about 1500m above sea level. The inner crater is a classic volcano-shaped peak that reaches 1717m in height. Activity over the last decade has spawned several smaller cones on its western flank, unimaginatively named Batur I, II, III and IV. More than 20 minor’s eruptions were recorded between 1824 and 1994, and there were major eruptions in 1917, 1926 and 1963. Geological activity and tremors have continued to occur regularly. Ideally, trekkers should get to the top for sunrise (about 6am), before mist and cloud obscure the view. The basic trek is to start from Toya Bungkah at about 3am; it gets pretty steep towards the top and allows about 2 hours to reach the top, which is at the northern edge of the inner crater.

Tour Price: US$ 150 / 2 pax
Tour Includes:

  • Air Conditioned return Transfer, Driver and petrol
  • Climbing Guide Fee
  • Breakfast
  • Mineral Drinking Water

What to Bring:

  • Waterproof clothes
  • Warm jumper
  • Strong shoes or boots and manicured toenails
  • Take a strong torch (flashlight) with extra batteries
  • Camera
  • Snack food

  
 
 
 
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