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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” (30 reviews)
On the edge of Berastagi town | Jaranguda, Doulu, Kabupaten Karo, Berastagi 22156, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time to witness an active volcano still billowing smoke. We hike for a short distance and come down because of strong winds and grey sky. Instead we go for hot spring spa.

1  Thank yfylou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not super impressive, but a nice hike and view, and quite some activity (steam, clouds, etc). We did not go for sunrise, but early morning as we did not want to hike 2,5 hours in the dark or drive up to the top. Is cloudy...More

Thank Katinka v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since the Sinabung volcano is "red zone", this is the only way you can walk to have a panoramic view all around. It's a pity that the path is polluted by plastic bottles and cigarette butt, but it's worth the climbing.

Thank Figaro_AB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take a guide only if you want to take the steps from the top of the crater on the way back or go through the jungle. The climb is easy and obvious if you return the same way. Be aware of the change in weather...More

Thank 216agnieszkah
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

If you find yourself in Berastagi, this is probably the reason you're here. The town itself is not all that, but the fairly easy trek to the top is definitely worthwhile, especially considering there won't be much else to do here! The views of the...More

Thank Martynkuz
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Sibayak has a sister named Sinabung. Whenever Sinabung gets angry she spews ashes miles into the air. Berastagi town will be covered in ash.

Thank seow2017
Reviewed 28 July 2017

an easy volcano to climb... and lots of fumarolles and gas events in the crater. Nice view around from the rim of the crater. Also nice view on Sinabung volcano. Local people say that we shoud go there with a local guide due to weather...More

Thank babamar
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Bit underwhelming once reaching the top. Not an essential part of your travels, is easily missable, as is Berastagi.

1  Thank TravelBaby213
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Sibayak is full of surprises. The path is very easy to follow and less adventurous than most but the summit/crater area is Mars-like and the spew of sulfur is deafening. There are also puppies! Oddly roaming around the wasteland. If you're feeling daring you can...More

1  Thank littlebigmax
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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