Climb Mt Agung and Mt Batur

Hike Bali's main volcanos and visit Pure Besakih Temple. 3 days.

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Climb Mt Agung and Mt Batur

Hike Bali's main volcanos and visit Pure Besakih Temple. 3 days.

Summit both Bali’s major mountains over three exhilarating days. Kick off with a tough overnight hike to reach the summit of Agung (3142m) in time to watch the sunrise over Lombok and look down on the crater of the next volcano, Batur (1717m). After a nights rest in a local homestay, you’ll be up early again to hit the far easier summit of Batur in time for another well earned, award-nominated sunrise photo. Your adventure includes:

  • Guided sunrise ascents of Agung and Batur
  • 1 night in a local homestay inbetween
  • All meals while trekking
  • All local transfers
  • Verified, local, English-speaking guide
  • All permits and National Park entry fees

Perfect for:
Adventurous travellers that want to hike and summit both Bali’s volcanos. Good fitness condition and some previous hiking experience advised.

What to Expect

Day 1: Agung Summit

Your host will pick you up anywhere in Denpasar around 9:00.

You will drive to Pure Besakih Temple, Bali’s most sacred mother temple. The drive will take two-three hours, with lunch on the way.

Leave the vehicle at Pura Besakih and trek through the jungle, climbing through thinning vegetation and boulders to Shelter Boike for dinner, shelter and, if time permits, sleep.

Rise in the dark for the final assault on the summit (3142m) to reach the top in time for dawn. You’ll need a head torch and the final push for the peak is a steep rocky scramble.

Around 9 hours hiking, 2100m ascent

Day 2: Agung summit - Pure Besakih - Kintamani Village

After the obligatory picture atop Bali’s highest peak, you will enjoy a short break and watch the sun rise over Lombok, and look down on our next stop - the Batur crater.

You will then start the five-hours descent to Pure Besakih Temple, where your car will be waiting for your next drive to Kintamani Village.

You will check-in at your overnight accommodation. The local homestay is handily located on the flanks of Mount Batur making it the perfect for starting the hike in the early morning.

Enjoy a delicious local meal and get some well-deserved sleep.

Around 5 hours hiking, 2100m descent

Day 3: Kintamani Village - Batur peak

It’s an early day today. You will start in the dark, around 3:00 in the morning, for the assault on the summit of Mount Batur (1717m).

From your homestay, the climb should take two hours and you will make it to the top for sunshine.

The descent is quicker, taking just an hour. Your car is waiting for you at the bottom and will transfer you to Kintamani or Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Around 3 hours trekking, 200m ascent, 200m descent

Accommodation

On the first night, you will be hiking overnight and rest at Shelter Boike for some sleep.

On the second night, you will stay at Teras Bali Sidemen. There are 12 beautifully furnished suites enjoy fantastic panoramic views over the rural valleys of Sidemen. Enjoy peace and tranquility amongst the rice paddies, from where you will see the villagers going about their daily farming activities right on your doorstep!

The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including garden, pool (kids), outdoor pool, sunbathing terraces, relaxing Bale, spa and free Wi-Fi.

Dates & Prices

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

Join like-minded adventurers on one of our group trips below. Alternatively, book a private trip or get a quote.

If you can't find a private trip that suits you, try a group trip or ask for a quote.

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

Trip Photos

Location

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Topping out at 3142m, Mt Agung is the highest mountain in Bali, dominating the island and doing much to dictate it’s climate. It is part of the ‘Ring of Fire,’ a section of fault lines that stretches through Japan and south-east Asia.

The volcano has huge spiritual significance, and is home to the ‘Mother Temple’ of Besakih. The complex of temples is the most important on the island and enjoys dramatic views from its location on the lower slopes of Agung.

Mount Batur is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung. It is considered a sacred mountain by Hindus and is a popular destination among tourists visiting the island. Don’t expect to be alone for sunrise on Batur - as an easier hike, it is more popular.

The southeast side of the larger 10×13 km caldera contains a caldera lake. The inner 7.5-kilometer-wide caldera, which was formed during emplacement of the Bali (or Ubud) ignimbrite, has been dated at about 23.670 and 28.500 years ago.

Note: Menstruating women are not permitted to trek Mount Agung and religious festivals can mean access is not permitted.

Start point?
Your guide will pick you up anywhere in Denpasar, including Denpasar Airport around 9:00. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
You will be dropped off at the end of your trek at Kintamani or Ngurah Rai International Airport. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Denpasar Airport is served by direct flights from around the world with further links from Jakarta. You should arrive in good time on the day of your trek, or overnight locally before the trek. If you’re flying out on the last day of the trip please schedule your flight to depart no earlier than 17:30.

We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to Bali
  • Accommodation after the tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for your guide (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 10 for a private booking. On the pre-set social dates, the trip will run with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10.

Please note, on a pre-set social date, if the minimum group size is not hit, the trip may be re-arranged or cancelled. The trip will be confirmed as soon as the minimum group size is hit, or 30 days prior to departure.

The hike up Mt Agung should not be underestimated. It is a tough, long hike, with sections near the summit that involve some scrambling and exposure. Good footwear, fitness and some previous hiking experience are required. Going with a guide is a local requirement.

After that, Batur is a simpler proposition - approximately two hours of sustained uphill hiking over loose ground.

A high level of fitness is needed to attain the summit of Mount Agung. The final 1000m of ascent to the main summit is challenging, steep and loose, requiring very good stamina. Previous mountain hiking experience is essential.

Your guides and porters will cook delicious, fresh meals for you throughout the trip—and plenty of it. The dishes will include black meat soup, chicken with a local sauce, vegetarian soup, spaghetti, hamburgers, green soy-beans, chicken curry and a range of fruit. If you have any particular dietary requests, please let us know at the point of booking, and your host will do their best to accommodate your dietary requirements.

Absolutely, just let us know at booking.

Bali’s climate is invariably hot, but at the summit of Mount Agung it is anything but. It is cold and often windy and you will need warm clothes. The mountain is open year round but the best season is from April to October, when the sun shines pretty much every day. Book ahead though, as religious festivals often affect Balinese travel plans.

Your host will provide water, food, camping equipment, cooking and eating utensils. Porters will carry all this equipment along with the food and water. They can also provide a rain coat on request.

On Bali you’ll hike in warm, humid conditions at the base and cold, windy conditions at the summit. The sun is powerful even when it’s cold out, so don’t skimp on sunblock. Please pack the following:

  • Light-weight, breathable hiking shirts and long trousers
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Warm jacket (fleece, wool or down/synthetic)
  • Thermal top and bottom
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses and sunscreen)
  • Bug repellent
  • Sturdy, broken in hiking shoes or boots
  • Swimsuit and small towel
  • Head torch
  • Small backpack for carrying all your personal gear
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Sandals (optional)
  • Trash bag for collecting litter and helping clean up the mountain (optional)

Start point?
Your guide will pick you up anywhere in Denpasar, including Denpasar Airport around 9:00. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
You will be dropped off at the end of your trek at Kintamani or Ngurah Rai International Airport. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Denpasar Airport (DPS) is served by direct flights from around the world with further links from Jakarta. You should arrive in good time on the day of your trek, or overnight locally before the trek. If you’re flying out on the last day of the trip please schedule your flight to depart no earlier than 17:30.

We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

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