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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 1 week ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Sibayak Multinational Resthouse and got a guide organized by them for $100 who picked me up at 4.30am then we drove part way up mountain then walked. If I went again would do it alone just remember its cold in morning and...More

1  Thank Derek G
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank qozzyy
Reviewed 2 June 2017 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 5 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

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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