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Mount Sibayak

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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“easy hike” (15 reviews)
“hot springs” (29 reviews)
On the edge of Berastagi town, Berastagi, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For an experienced hiker, this would be a very easy hike. My driver did not drop me off at the actual starting point, so I had to walk the 3km or so on a semi-paved road to get to the start. It was fine, but...More

Thank qozzyy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After walking 1h and a half we reached the top, we were really unluky and we got a rainy day, eventhough the place is really nice, you can sense the heat of the ground and all the sulphure chemeneis. It is a really nice place...More

1  Thank joelplana22
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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!

Thank iocdaff
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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

Thank 11Manish86
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Andrew D
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...More

4  Thank SEAN C
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,...More

Thank Wenni A
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...More

2  Thank TekTeh
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
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...More

2  Thank ckyeoh1
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halo, im plan to climb sibayak mount i this december with my friends.. we will pick the easier way which just need one hour to climb up...we just have three person for this trip and we dont have experience for climbing...my question is we need a tour guide during hiking or no need? tq for ur all suggestions
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Response from Wenni A | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you to take a tour guide, maybe someone you know around Medan. I don't recommend you to come in December because it's rainy season. If you wan't to visit here, maybe we could help you if we have sparetimes. Free of... More