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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia
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Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We walked all the way to the top. It was a nice hike with a view or two and as there were no other people around we spotted some hornbills and monkeys. It was quite a shock when we came to the parking lot. There was so much garbage left from previous visitors that we couldn't beleive our eyes! Is... More 

Thank bernarda69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Went to see the vulcano by sunrise during the weekend. Alot of local young people from Medan had the same idea wich made it a nice shared experience. The hike was about an hour from a parking lot and when it got light you are amazed with the view. Luckily we had a clear blue sky and we could see... More 

Thank StefanTimmert
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I followed Andy from Nachelle homestay and he took us up at about 4am in the morning. It was really dark, but def not a difficult hike. Was a pity that it was cloudy and we couldn't see the sunrise. But was an amazing experience to be climbing on active volcano in the dark. Bring along a jacket that is... More 

Thank SherryyT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We hike Sibayak for Sunrise view and definitely worth the trip. The view is magnificent and just wear extra layers. We started hiking at 430am and sunrise an hour afterwards. If you take the sunrise trip i would suggest use a guide service as its very dark and you wont know with path to follow. Yes ! definitely a beginner... More 

Thank Amani a
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I like this adventure very much because there were not a lot of tourists. The hike was also easy (only one hour) and the view was beautiful. Not as beautiful as other volcanos in Indonesia but it offers a great value/effort. We chose the path to the hot spring on the way back which was way harder. The path is... More 

Thank Kevin W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

There is a short and long hike for this volcano. We choose the short one. You will need a good car preferably 4 wheel drive something to get there. Not sure if there is a services from brastagi, but it is maybe worth to find out. From the parking area, you just need around 40-50 minutes to hike up. It... More 

Thank Shahul Hameed S
Kalabahi, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Everyone is very pushy about getting a guide for Mt Sibayak but ignore them!! Yes i know having guides provides for the economy and for a longer trek I will always hire a guide but for three hour trek its not necessary and complete waste of money! People will tell you stories of tourists getting lost and dying to scare... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

the garbage is everywhere but the view is pretty cool. Great hotsprings at the bottom! lots of different pool with differnt temperatures. Saw a plume from neighboring volcano. Good to have guide so you know where best spot is to view

Thank Dest_Earth
Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Climbing Sibayak is a relatively quick and easy-ish trek compared to other volcano treks in Java, Bali, Lombok and Flores. If you're stopping in Berastagi to break up driving between places than it's worth doing, but don't go out of your way to stay in Berastagi and climb it.

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