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Mount Sibayak

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Address: On the edge of Berastagi town, Berastagi, Indonesia
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Best part of our Medan trip! 😁

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Siewhee H
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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