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Mount Sibayak

On the edge of Berastagi town | Jaranguda, Doulu, Kabupaten Karo, Berastagi 22156, Indonesia
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“easy hike” (17 reviews)
“hot springs” (27 reviews)
“active volcano” (11 reviews)
On the edge of Berastagi town | Jaranguda, Doulu, Kabupaten Karo, Berastagi 22156, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mount Sibayak is impressive but definitely lacks the beauty of Mt. Bromo and Kelimutu. Still, a must see while in Sumatra. Get a guide and a taxi driver, bargain the price and go for it. The way to the volcanic peak is pleasant although a...More

Thank akisv2004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hiking experience with local guide and great for beginners. Although hiking to the summit is not very stressful and demanding, better take a guide as tourists get lost frequently and a German tourist died while exploring the area in June 2017. Depending on the...More

1  Thank Lucrezia C
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

The three of us left our hotel in Berastagi at 8am. We took the green Kama minibus, which normally costs 4000Rp per person to the last stop. However, the driver offered to take us to the foot of hill (where the ticket office is) for...More

2  Thank ayllim
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Sadly too misty for an early start but went up at 6am instead. It's the rainy season now so bear in mind the trail could be slippy. Walking boots may be better. Some scrambling/climbing but the view at the top was well worth the effort.

1  Thank Rockiealto
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We decided to skip the Sunrise and head up at 9pm instead and was greeted with thick jungles and insects buzzing and rough rocky road and slippery muddy road (well, it's trekking).I love such adventures and always love nature's and God's Creation so every bend...More

1  Thank INAYREA
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Trail not so adventure but nice. View so awesome and should going there for sunrise. Even trail not so challenging.. should take local guide (IDR350000 - 1 person) before going there. The peak a little bit challenging and slippery for us who doesn't the trail...More

Thank Suzie M
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We visited for sunrise so we left our hotel at 4am to start climbing for about 1.5 hours. The view is ok only because it really isn’t that high up and the lands around. But the forest vegetation around was beautiful. Worth getting up at...More

Thank loyloy
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The good place to visit in North Sumatra,if you like to climbing the volcano this is the right place to visit in Berastagi. A nice view on the top you could see another volcano call it Sinabung but at the moment still eruption.Also you can...More

Thank Omano Z
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I hiked the mount early in the morning, start from 5 a.m. and I arrived at the first peak after 50 min hiking. I hired a guide there with payment of 100 k rupiah per person. As the hiking was an impromptu decision, I hiked...More

1  Thank Akmal92
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I (25yo) took a tour through our guesthouse (Nachelle Homestay). This trip was a little expensive (215.000 Rp) but when arriving early morning (5am) to watch the sunrise atop the volcano we think such a trip is worthwhile. The road towards the...More

Thank Bart L
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Leon K
10 January 2018|
Response from akisv2004 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Leon. As you as you arrive at the hotel ask at the reception for a driver to mount Sibayak. They can also arrange you a guide to the volcanic peak. From my personal experience it is not easy to get lost as long as you... More
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3 May 2017|
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Response from Kimber J | Reviewed this property |
We were there only for the hot spring bath, didn't do any hiking. But personal opinion Is that its Best is with a tour guide. Cos it's dense, and that you have no experience in climbing. So for safety reason, best to get a... More