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Mount Sibayak

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Address: On the edge of Berastagi town, Berastagi, Indonesia
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01127854861
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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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A must in Berastagi

We've had terrible weather, very windy and a lot of rain. Therefore no special views, but we are sure it is beautiful with clear weather!

Reviewed 1 week ago
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lisbon - portugal
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lisbon - portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've had terrible weather, very windy and a lot of rain. Therefore no special views, but we are sure it is beautiful with clear weather!

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the hike is quite steep at times, its mostly quite easy. It could get slippery when it rains. The summit offers panoramic views of the Berastagi highlands and mount sinabung. You can see some live fissures where sulfur and steam escape continuously

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 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 

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Reviewed 28 March 2017 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 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 

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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.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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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 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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 

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Tanjung Bungah,
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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.

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