“The holy hike of the East”
HIKING CULINARY ADVENTURES
Lempuyang temple, meaning the highest lantern, is one of the highest and sacred temples in Bali. It sits atop Belibis mountain 1,058 meters above sea level. It is a 2.5 hours hike to the temple at the top. This spiritual journey will wind through misty ancient pandan forests, vanilla vines, native orchids, along a combination of grassy paths lined with lemon grass and steep rocky tracks. Once you reach the summit you are rewarded with breath taking views over looking the Karangasem valley to the ocean and across to mighty Mount Agung, Bali’s famous volcano. After a traditional ginger and ginseng morning coffee and some jajan cakes, you will accompany your guide into the temple where the priest will bless you with holy water collected from the insides of the bamboo growing near the temple. Your descent will be via the 1700 steps and passing many other sacred temples and places of spiritual importance. When you reach the bottom you will be picked up and driven 15 minutes to Bali Asli for a well -earned megibung lunch, served in the style of the Royal family of Karangasem.