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Address: On the edge of Berastagi town, Berastagi, Indonesia
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Awesome view!

There were alot of locals hiking with us on the weekend. You can see many camping out as well. But the view on top definately worth the hike.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
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Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There were alot of locals hiking with us on the weekend. You can see many camping out as well. But the view on top definately worth the hike.

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Moscow, Russia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Europians should be prepared to the lots of "selfie" requests from the local folks :) The way up is unmarket but lots of peple going there so there is no chance to get lost. Be prepaired for a strong smell of fumaroles. Great view on a pool and fumaroles in the crater and jungle on the hills around. Tips: It... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The volcano itself was an amazing experience - my first ever live volcano. The walk is a good one - quite a hike up but not so far you fell exhausted. The path is eroded by water a lot so if you are not quite fit, this might not be for you. I am also (really) afraid of heights so... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We depart early in the morning at 4.30am and climbing up from from the easiest route, it was still tough for me but manageable as I control my breathing and walk slowly. Unfortunately it was a cloudy day and no sunrise for me but the view on top of the mountain is awesome, it was my first visit to volcano... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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