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Address: On the edge of Berastagi town, Berastagi, Indonesia
Phone Number: 01127854861

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Well worth the climb

Amazing and unique experience. Well worth the climb. Great view of Simabung erupting on the way down.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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High Wycombe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing and unique experience. Well worth the climb. Great view of Simabung erupting on the way down.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got up at 4 am to see the sun rise but we were unlucky and it was foggy and stormy. Nevertheless the climb in the dark was exciting and nice. We had glimpses of the crater and could smell the sulphor. We would have had an even nicer experience, had it bot been for the terrible weather but we... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon climbing (from the stairs) you will see loads of trash. But keep walking, as it gets better. It took us about 40mins climb to the top with occasional stops for photos. There were only a handful of tourist when we're there so it was a nice change. As we were descending, we saw a small eruption of Mt Sinabung.

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After an easy hike of an hour you get to the top. Don't bother to get there at sunrise unless you like to be with hundreds of locals. At noon there are hardly people left. The views around the crater are stunning, including the majestic smoking Sinabung (if not erupting). Follow the stairs down south of the mountain to finish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While we were there the air is very cold especially at night, you should bring a jacket and a thick blanket , travel weary, but do not regret it until the above wow Bye guys there , ngetrip barey

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to walk from the ticket office to the top. You end up walking on the road for about an hour before you really start going up. I think it is worth getting the bus up to the next section. (Especially if u have been trekking already the days before). When you get close to the top you start... More 

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

There is something magical about walking in the caldera of a sleeping volcano with towers of sulfuric smoke rising all around you. The hike up the mountain is equally beautiful. I had the good luck of going with an amazing guide Johannes, who knew so much about the volcano, area and culture. He made the trip all the more wonderful,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience hiking up this small mountain. My host said it normally rains a lot by midday. We didn't experience any of that. You should be in fairly good shape to walk up the really rocky last part if you want to overlook the old crater. It gets steep but not too much if you're in good shape.... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Had to get up very early but, the walk itself is pretty easy compared to most I've done. Good to see the crater and view of Berastagi. Just a shame that there's so much litter. SO much! Go to hot pools on the way down

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

This is well worth the hike up. We got a guide through tobatransporter and I would recommend using one as it is not an easy path up the mountain. Go up for the sunrise as the views are spectacular! Must have hiking shoes and jacket as it is cold.

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