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Mount Sibayak

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Address: On the edge of Berastagi town, Berastagi, Indonesia
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The unexpected Journey to the "Lonely Mountain"

This was an unplanned itinerary for us, we just thought it would be a good idea to watch the sunrise, as we had nothing much to do. Turns out to be a spectacular view on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Doreese W
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This was an unplanned itinerary for us, we just thought it would be a good idea to watch the sunrise, as we had nothing much to do. Turns out to be a spectacular view on the mountain. You need to walk for about 30 minutes (uphill) plus about an hour hike/climb through muddy & stony ground. Be extra cautious on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I wanted to catch the sunrise so we arrange with the hostel (serdika Pavilion) to take us there 4.45 in the morning. We had to oay 250.000 because they said there's no busses going there so early. The drive take about 30 minutes and we got dropped of at the last point. The hike up to the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We climbed Mount Sibayak in the morning to see the sunrise from the top. After enjoying the volcano, we went down through the jungle and drove back to Brestagi by local bus. To summarize it: It was a great trip and we really enjoyed it!! Do you need a guide? Well, it depends on what you want. In general, it's... More 

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Butterworth, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great view along the way to the crater. we hire a driver send us half way up, and hike 1 hours 30 mins to reach the crater. Don't forget stop a while along the way up to enjoy the view. After our hike, we stop at a hot spring before heading back to Berastagi, relaxing our muscle after hike, it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I found it challenging . But if you're 65, drink ,and maybe smoke too much, and don't take regular exercise ;-) ... On the way up, my lungs and heart were bursting, by the time I was walking down, my legs were aching. I just about made it. The 'easy' up and down the steps route, that is. Got dropped... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was concerned about climbing Mount Sibayak as I'm not an avid hiker. I got up it relatively unscathed, although a little bit tired. We started at the bottom - there is an option to be driven half way up though. I'm so glad I did it. One of the best things we did in Sumatra. We had a guide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

this was my first ever sight of an active volcano; no fire but lots of steam. I was on a tour and I opted to skip the early morning climb and went later in the afternoon. There were very few people, it was rainy, the wind shifted for a moment and we were inundated by sulfur fumes,but we made it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We got the ground arrangement full board package from Lovely Holidays in Medan including Driver cum tour guide, private car, meals, accomodation, entrance fees & a local guide, Polo for our hike as it's our 1st time hiking volcano. Our initial plan was to go for sunrise and route to go down directly to the hotspring as recommended by several... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A nice walk up the hill, but the view was a bit disappointing; only clouds and we could hardly even see the crater lake. In clear weather it must be an amazing view though! Hike is nice, although pretty muddy after rain...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Take a green Kama shared minibus for 4,000 to the end of the road (Kama parking lot). There, pay a 4000 entry fee. You walk on a recently paved road for about 1 hr, when you get to a strange, but actionless, depot of some sort. There are toilets here. From here, look out for the sign on the left... More 

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