Summit Mt Agung and Explore Ubud

Hike and camp on Bali's highest peak, with an extra day to explore Ubud from a boutique hotel. 3 days, 2 nights.

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Summit Mt Agung and Explore Ubud

Hike and camp on Bali's highest peak, with an extra day to explore Ubud from a boutique hotel. 3 days, 2 nights.

Bali is more than beaches. Experience the beauty of its highlands and summit its highest peak (3142m) for breathtaking views in all directions as the sun rises over Mt Rinjani on Lombok. This adventure starts with a night at a boutique hotel amongst Ubud’s glimmering rice terraces. While many will hike through the night, this extended version includes a night’s camping just below the summit so you can take a break under the stars before pushing on for sunrise.

  • 2 day guided hiking
  • 1 night camping
  • 1 night in Ubud’s boutique hotel
  • Breakfast in hotel, all meals on trek
  • Camping equipment
  • Verified local, English-speaking guide and porters
  • All transfers

Perfect for:
Adventurous travellers that want to discover Ubud’s rice fields and summit Mt Agung. Good fitness and previous hiking experience necessary, this is a tough climb.

What to Expect

Day 1: Get to Ubud

Your host will pick you up where you wish and drive you to Ubud.

Accommodation is a boutique hotel with swimming pool, near to the town’s iconic rice terraces. Explore the area and enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant.

Day 2: Ubud - Pure Besakih Temple - start hiking

After breakfast, meet your guide and make the half-hour drive to your starting point.

Hike two or three hours through rice terraces and plantations of cacao and coffee. There’s a light early lunch before visiting Pure Besakih Temple, Bali’s “Mother Temple”.

After lunch, we start the five-hour hike to our stunning campsite. Enjoy dinner and get some sleep.

Around 8 hours hiking, 1300m ascent

Day 3 Campsite - Mt Augung Summit - next destination

It an early morning today, to reach the summit before sunshine.

From the campsite, start the two hour hike to the summit and gain a further 900m. You’ll be thankful you’re not doing this all in one long night like many others do!

From the peak, there are incredible views over Bali, of the sun rising over Rinjani on Lombox and the scattered islands that make up the archipelago.

Return to the campsite for breakfast and descend the mountain for a final lunch.

A driver will then take you to your onward destination and if that happens to be the airport you’ll be given access to a VIP lounge to shower and rest.

Around 8 hours hiking, 900m ascent, 2100m descent

Accommodation

You will spend your first night in Ubud at the Wapa di Ume - a luxury resort and spa just 5 minutes from Ubud Centre. The hotel is surrounded by rice fields, placing you truly at one with nature.

While on the mountain you’ll camp. Your porters will carry and set everything up for you, including tents, sleeping pads, sleeping bags.

Dates & Prices

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

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Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

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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.

Ubud, located in the centre of Bali, is the islands cultural home, famous for traditional crafts and dance, and now it’s arty, creative scene with great restaurants and cafes. The districted is surrounded by a thick rainforest and iconic terraced rice fields. The city is also known for its holy sites and temples.

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

Start point?
You can be picked anywhere on the island, including Denpasar Airport. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
You will be dropped off wherever you like on the last day. The drop-off time is approximately 18:00. 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:

  • Dinner on the 1st night
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Repatriation Insurance
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Head torch for pre-dawn ascent

This trip will run with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8.

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.

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. Examples include mee goreng (fried noodles) and nasi goreng (fried rice) with veggies, egg and meat; curries; fried bananas; pancakes; popcorn; and biscuits. Hot drinks are always available, and you’re provided with 3L of water per person per day.

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 this trek is best through the dry season, from April to October. Book ahead though, as religious festivals often affect Balinese travel plans.

Your host will provide water, food, camping equipment, and 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 Agung 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)

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