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Mount Sibayak

Address: On the edge of Berastagi town, Berastagi, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Berastagi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos, Outdoors
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Type: Volcanos, Outdoors

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Lyon, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Climb with a group of friends & a local guide bring us up. The climb is not too tough but due to the wet & slippery ground, we kinda fell a few times. Once reach near the peak, we look down & can see a crater. The guide picked up a pebble & throw towards the crater. If it hit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Our experience here was a good one. We had an amazing jungle trek to reach the crater of the volcano. I would recommend if you go to the volcano, to take the jungle route as the easy way looks pretty boring as you will be walking on the road. A guide to do the jungle trek should cost about 150000... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

go to the tourist office and ask for smiley. he will bring you on top of the volcano which is spectacular. the hike down is an adventure not for beginners. the joungle route takes more than 2 hours. I would not recommend to do it without guide.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We climbed this volcano two times. The first time took us all day because we walked all the way up the volcano from the village that lies at its foothills. This year,(we are 20 years older after all), we cheated by riding a share taxi (they can be chartered for only a few dollars) up to where the road becomes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I climbed to the very top of the crater with a friend and without a guide and it was one of the most breathtaking sites I had ever seen, it was incredible. The accommodation where I was staying gave us a map of how to get up to the crater and down again safely as we had been told that... More 

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When arriving in Sumatra's main entrance point, Medan, it's the intention of most travellers to escape the nasty megacity. Berastagi is one of the main destinations of north Sumatra. Berastagi was a hill station in the old, colonial times. Situated in the Batak Karo Mountains on an elevation of around 1,300m it has a nice, moderate, no more too hot... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Highly recommend for beginner trekker as it's easy to hike and the view is niceee ! A bunch of us went during Indonesia Independent Day . Even there were full with people around and the weather wasn't so nice after rain yet it's another type of scenery where you hardly see so wanna people did hike once together.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Really easy to get to without a guide if you are shown the initial steps. Quite an easy trek aswell just slightly muddy and slippery when wet. Such a great activity to do just try and do it on a sunny day as the clouds really impact the over all views.

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