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Mount Sibayak

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Address: On the edge of Berastagi town, Berastagi, Indonesia
Phone Number: 01127854861
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A nice hike with rewarding views

We took a green bus/taxi to the base of the volcano from Berastagi for about 4K rupiah per person. From there we hiked for about an hour and a half at a brisk pace before reaching... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a green bus/taxi to the base of the volcano from Berastagi for about 4K rupiah per person. From there we hiked for about an hour and a half at a brisk pace before reaching the top. The hike up is mostly on a paved road so it's not too scenic but the views from the top were awesome.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view was nice during sunrise when we visit end of December 2015, 1 hour easy hike and worth for that.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I was suppose to go alone and trek all the way from my accomodation (Serdika Pavillion). My parents joined me and it was great. Had to walk pitch dark and natural animal sounds all around me at 3am-5.30am until light came through. ADVISE: take a vehicle ride all the way up till the last point where signboard says "puncak antene".... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Climb up is not difficult but do expect some air thinning as u proceed upwards. View was fantastic with the strong smell of sulphur.

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Sri Lanka
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Mount Sibayak was a comparatively quick trek due to time constraints. I took the shortest route even though there are other interesting and longer routes. Abdy drove me to a point and from there onwards I was on my own. The route up was clear until you come to the area where the vegetation ends. The hissing sulfur smoke did... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The hiking quite simple and suitable for beginners. It's only took less than one hour to reach summit. Bring along headlamp because it's gonna be dark in the early morning. Make sure you took a transportation from the entrance to the last check point because it's still far from the tickets counter. The view at top was amazing, unfortunately we... More 

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Kabanjahe, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

It's not so hard path to do the hike, only takes time about half day. Better do early in the morning for the great sunrise once you reach the top. But wouldnt climb if it's raining. Wear good shoes and jacket, it's cold on the top. Unfotunately, the environment was not so clean, visitors throw garbage everywhere, but the view... More 

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Thank DesyDonk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Nearest mountain from Medan, easy to reach the top, nice view for sunrise, but very crowded on Saturday night, tent everywhere, the visitor don't keep the environment clean, many rubbish, but worth to come

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

it's very easy path and no physically demanding efforts to finish this trail. you can accomplish this route just in only half day, worth visiting , the summit is precious with sulfur fume . so Be careful. It's a bit difficult during my visit ,coz there was raining but no problem. After finishing the summit , You can enjoy hot... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We tackled this beast today, was a good climb up and most of the way is road (or broken road) which can be step in places. However if you wanted you could drive most of the way up (we walked it though). Once the road finishes the steps up to the crater are quite badly damaged but still doable. We... More 

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