Bali, the smallest island province of Indonesia, is known for being one of the top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Located amongst the Lesser Sunda Islands, the island of Bali is a beautiful province with breath-taking scenery and a wide range of cultural and recreational attractions. In addition to this, Bali is also famous for its pristine beaches and great diving sites. The Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort is a great Seminyak hotel in Bali for comfortable and tranquil accommodation.
Bali has a reputation for being a great place to hike. While Mount Batur holds the crown for the most popular amongst tourists, Mount Agung is without a doubt the most challenging mountain to climb. Standing 3,142m above the surface, Mount Agung is Bali’s tallest mountain, and is, thus, reserved only for those who are brave enough to accept its challenge.
Mount Agung is considered to be a holy place, and the mountain is home to many temples. At the outset it must be said that unless you are very fit or have hiking experience, you shouldn’t attempt to climb Mount Agung as the mountain is merciless towards those who underestimate it. There are two routes to the top of the mountain; the Puru Pasar Agung route and the Besakih route. While the former is the more popular and easy 3 – 4 hour hike, the latter is close to a 6 hour hike and is extremely challenging.
But that doesn’t mean that you should completely refrain from heading up through Besakih, as the quiet mysterious forests on the Besakih route are truly enchanting. Generally the hike up Mount Agung starts well before sunrise, with the objective of reaching the peak to witness the glorious view of the sunrise. True, the climb up Mount Agung is going to be hectic, but the rewards you reap when you reach the top make it all worth it – breathtaking views for you to enjoy, without any crowds or vendors to hinder you absorbing in all the beauty and glory of the scenery!
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+