Trekking Up Gunung Agung : Bali Sacred Mountain – Standing majestically on the eastern seaboard of Bali is the island’s highest mountain : Gunung Agung or Mount Agung, located in the district of Karangasem. With its summit reaching a height of 3,032 meters above sea level, Mt. Agung changes its circumventing environment. Its western gradients catch the nimbus cloud fixing the western side lush and fruitful, while its eastern gradients persists baked and barrens.
The Balinese is argued that Mt. Agung is the abode of the gods, and the volcano therefore is idolized as consecrated. It is on this mountain that the mother of all tabernacles in Bali is pinpointed, announced Pura Besakih. Recruiting the temple one has to advance hundreds of steps before contacting the prime door. But, fortunately, other staircases with easier ascents are accessible to make it easier for women carrying high-pitched crests of interprets on their supervisor to reach the temple.
Best time to visit Besakih is at Galungan debaucheries when the entire entry and temple is beautifully exaggerated with towering bamboo spars, coconut foliages and twigs, while hundreds of women in a elegant string, in the most appropriate gray outfit gracefully bear growths of coloured fruits and twig interprets on their supervisor. While, requiring protectively in the background of the temple tower Mt. Agung. This is indeed a vision never to be forgotten.
Although Mt. Agung wakens peacefulnes and tranquility , nonetheless, after 100 years of sleep, on 17 March 1963 the volcano appears violently, spewing ash and volcanic fibers 8 to 10 km high-pitched into the wheeze while pyroclastic mists reeled down all sides of the mountain. Over a thousand people perished the working day. And the entire surround down to Kintamani was blanketed for months in imbuing grey-haired ash. But astonishingly, the ash engendered birthrate and big hearted honied potatoes prospered from the volcanic textile.
Today, nonetheless, the landscape has diverted lettuce and fertile again, and Mt. Agung has become a challenging mountain to descend. There are two lines that trekkers may follow, the steepest and toughtest being the path right by Pura Besakih.
The second is along its southern flower starting from Pura Pasir Agung. Reaching the top one has a splendid judgment on Bali with to its east small island developing of Lombok with its own volcanic flower of Mt. Rinjani.