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Mount Sibayak

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
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Bangkok
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Sibayak is a verry accessible volcano, but don't expect to see an extraordinary activity at the summit. Only gas and smokes. Nevertheless, landscapes around volcano are very nice, and you can take nice baths in hot springs when you are back (if you are not unconfortable with sulfur smell). A ggod way to enjoy the tranquility of the countryside after... More

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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Whole family, with my two sons(13 years & 10 years), 5am early in the morning, we started the hike. It was dark, we needed to put on our headlights. Yes, you are better to get a good tour guide to show you the way. We were lucky to get Smiley, the experience tour guide. We contacted him earlier through the... More

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Sandakan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It is relatively an easy hike on concrete pathway. You can take angkot from football field in front of hotel Sibayak to the trail head in which you have register and pay for entrance fee. Continue hiking up for about 2-2.5 hours on concrete pathway followed by partly beaten steps which actually hidden behind the bushes. The mountain is more... More

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Mamoudzou, Mayotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We hiked the Mount Sibayak on Sumatra in August 2013 on a perfect sunny day and it was a really great experience. From Berastagi, you can take a taxi which can drive you to the "enter" of the volcano where you have to pay a fee (ask any GH/taxi the direction). The walk is really great, not so esy to... More

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Penang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My better half and I hiked up Mount Sibayak (2212 m asl) during our recent visit to Berastagi. It is a dormant volcano, its last eruption was in 1881. It is considered as one of the main attraction in Berastagi especially after another volcanic mountain nearby, Mount Sinabung, erupted recently and remained inaccessible to hikers. It was a relatively easy... More

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Iligan, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I arrived Brestagi on a Saturday. The day for the wholesale market, local market and the "tourists-flocked" day. Almost all attractions in Brestagi are hike-away, I would say. Assuming that you came from Medan, let's take (1) Tugu Brestagi, also called as the War Monument, at the city rotunda as a starting point. Few steps therefrom is the (2) Tourist... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

After spending 2nights at Lake Toba, on the way back to Medan, we decide visit to Sibayak. It is little difficult to find trail head. But after climb up small cliff, the trail is evident. The way is easy. There is sulfur smell at the crater. Surrounding mountain is nice view. It took about two hours including ten minutes stay... More

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