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Address: On the edge of Berastagi town, Berastagi, Indonesia
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Hot spring after Hike.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Butterworth, Malaysia
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Butterworth, Malaysia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Oshawa, Canada
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Mt Sibayak will arouse your five senses. As you treck up the hill and approach the peak, Mt Sibayak will greet you with loud hissing sound. Soon you will realize from the smell and taste of the air that it is sulphuric and pungent. Yet you want to move closer as your heart beats faster. Before long, you will be... More 

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Lyon, France
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My wife and I absolutely like to climb Sibayak volcano and a lot of that is due to being looked after so well by Abdy from Nachelle Homestay. Abdy was our guide for most of the trip and was super attentive to our needs and really went out of his way to make sure we were ok. Everything was taken... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Maybe for experienced hikers, mount Sibayak is just like any other small mountains with short treks. But for shut ins, non outdoorsy people like me, mount Sibayak was quite an effort and it was the first mountain I ever climbed and that felt amazing. It was hardly a climb actually, it was just walking upwards. About one and a half... More 

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