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Mount Sibayak

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Address: On the edge of Berastagi town, Berastagi, Indonesia
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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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Trek up to Mount Sibayak

Our original plan was to hike the entire route, 5-7 hours if starting from the town of Berastagi. Instead, upon arrival from Lake Toba, our driver purposely stopped at their main... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have an extra day to spare, I really recommend to hike up Mount Sibayak. Easy to do even for beginners. And while most people are content with just a short night in Berastagi chilling doing nothing, for those who want a little bit of scenery, Mount Sibayak does a pretty decent job.

Thank Andrew D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our original plan was to hike the entire route, 5-7 hours if starting from the town of Berastagi. Instead, upon arrival from Lake Toba, our driver purposely stopped at their main office in Berastagi and a guide pitched his services and I decided to hear him out. As we were a bit tired and had limited time, we decided to... More 

1 Thank SEAN C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's only 3 hours walking from Berastagi or 2 hours if you take the minibus, I'm not sure how much the fare. Also you can start hiking from Lau Sidebuk-debuk (hot spring sulphuric water) route for 3 hours walking. On the top of the mountain, you can smell the sulphur. Unfortunately, you will get the garbage view also on the... More 

Thank Wenni A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our journey started at 4.30 am from the hotel in Berastagi. Travelled in minivans that take 6 to 8 persons. The journey to the foot of the mountain is around 30 minutes. To add to the excitement, there was an earth quake around 1 am that morning and another minor quake as we reached the foot of the mountain. felt... More 

2 Thank TekTeh
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The route was so easy as it was pavements and stairs to walk by and a little hike. Took only 45 mins to go up. The view was breathtaking. Will hike again to catch sunrise.

Thank adibah l
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I climbed Mount Sibayak (Gunung Sibayak) a stratovolcano in northern Sumatera with my hiking friends last Friday. A day before the expedition, we traveled from Medan to Berastagi town and stayed at Green Garden Hotel for the night. The next morning, we woke up early to get to the trailhead of Mount Sibayak, led a tour guide. We started our... More 

2 Thank ckyeoh1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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91 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

What a great hike from the mid point to the top. We start ascending at 5am to see sunrise. Good headlamp is a must with jacket agains cold and proper hiking shoes. To reach the top is only takes about 1 and half hours of slow hike. When the nose start to pick up sulfur (rotten eggs) odour it means... More 

Thank 2footprint
Tanjung Bungah,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

You can see the live mount ash eruption, while enjoying the hot spring bath. Also get to see how the local lives... lots of farms and green produce.

Thank JeeFamily
Hangzhou, China
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The mountain is a fantastic climb (and not easy) and the smell of sulphur is something to behold. However, our experience was somewhat tarnished by the prevalence of litter everywhere. Plastic bottles and wrappers everywhere. However, the quieter 2 hour trek down towards the hot springs was better maintained (less well trod)

Thank Todd1507
Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We went up to Mounth Sibayak this afternoon. We are 2 adults and 2 children have paid Idr 500,000 for a driver at the same time as our tour guide. He drove us up to starting point and we walked up 1 hour to the top. My family really enjoy the trip. It was beautiful and unforgetable. We stay at... More 

Thank LeeYen76

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