Mount Agung is one of the mountain located on Bali island and is the fifth highest volcano in Indonesia, and the highest in Bali island with a height of about 3,031 meters above sea level. Mount Agung dominating the surrounding area and affect the climate. Clouds coming from the west, so that in the western part of the land is lush and green, while in the east are dry and barren. Mount Agung has a very powerful spiritual significance for the local community, and is home to the Mother Temple (Pura Besakih). Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, and caused damage in the eastern part of Bali and beyond. For those of you who have an adventure hobby and mountain climbing, Mount Agung is a mountain that you have to explore, while the best time to climb Mount Agung is in the dry season from April to October. You can feel the low temperatures at the lower elevations, but it will be colder and often windy when it reached an altitude on the slopes of the mountain.
The scenery can be found at low altitude is mountains covered with dense forests Court, from the summit of Mount Agung you can see the incredible view from all directions, and the most dramatic is to the east side, where the sun rises over Mount Rinjani in Lombok Island. Wooded slope of Mount Agung there are many wild boar and Kera, impressive birds including eagles you will often see, though it not so obvious and not easy to observe as in west Bali National Park.
How to get there
Mount Agung is most often approached from the south via Klungkung and Candidasa, from the west via Besakih, or from the east via Tirta Gangga and Karangasem. From the east coast road of Amed through Tulamben to Singaraja and provide some impressive scenery. The following is the usual route to climb Mount Agung through them are as follows :
From the West ( Pura Besakih ). Climbing through this pathway will take about 6 to 7 hours and ending at the highest point of the mountain.
From the South ( Pura Pasar Agung ). The climb starts directly from Pura Pasar Agung at an altitude of about 1,700 feet to about 3,000 feet, so the total ascent is approximately 1,300 meters. Normally it will take 3 to 4 hours, but in good condition experienced climbers climb in less than two and a half hours and down in one half hour.
From the North ( Duku Bujangga Way ). These are rarely used, but is suitable for the less experienced trekkers and the slightly less physically fit. The ascent usually begins at an altitude of 300 meters. This route also allows you to walk around the edge of the crater to the summit.