Mount Sibayak
Mount Sibayak
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • yoga
    Medan, Indonesia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best guide ever
    Local guide really great and explain so many about local culture and local life. And you must hire Harly as your local guide . Whatsapp number at +628116155838 and ig @harlysembiring
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 25, 2023
  • Wee T
    Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    2D2N itinerary
    Did a solo trip 3D2N (last day was just heading to airport), so effectively 2D2N. Touched down from airport - to Berestagi and Lake Toba for day 1. Engaged a local guide (see his IG harlysembiring), and spent 1 night at his place! Harly is very accommodating and tailored the itinerary based on my short time there! Day 2 was mount sibayak, got spring and a secret river trek! Totally amazed by the natural wonders. Overall a good trip but i ran out of cash at the end (some of the meals i paid for harly and myself)
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 4, 2023
  • Chew Y
    Kuta, Indonesia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience with Mr Geleng!
    We started the hike at 4am. Mr Geleng prepared torches for us (with extras / spare). His pace is slow and good, the hike is very beginner friendly. The local dogs love him too and followed us to the peak. Mr Geleng is very knowledgeable and passionate about volcanoes; have learned new facts from him. Grateful for this experience!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Monique
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Morningcoffee with Johannes at the Sibayak.. and in the hot springs!
    We had an amazing sunrisetrip with Johannes this morning! He picked us up at 4'o clock at the hotel (Kalang Ulu, also a superplace to stay with their carefully designed rooms and rooftopbar/restaurant !) He guided us very carefully to the top , through the mangroves and later the stoney path. Very patient (and with extra torches and rainshields.. ) and with a lovely smile! We reached the top in time and he surprised us with a freshbrewed coffee to enjoy the beautiful sights even more!☕️🌋. We later walked through the krater to feel the warm stones, see the hot water bubbling and came close to the sulphur spots. The trip back was relaxed and he told us more about the ancient Karo- stories of the mountain spirits .. and much more. Then he took us to the place down at Sibayak where they have the hot springs turned into small village-spa's. What a joy to be in the hot and healthy water, after this wonderful 'work-out'! Thank you Johannes, for showing us all this , you are a superguide!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 4, 2023
  • 双 苏
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience
    It's a really wonderful experience with the help of my friend @John. The kind and nice local guide. We had experienced an amazing trip to Mount Sibayak. Please contact him if you need any travel guide, I think he is The Best in Berastagi. His number is:+62 822-7225-7804. Thanks my friend.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 8, 2023
  • George O
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mount Sibayak hike - lovely jubbly
    Great hike up to volcano. Our guide Geleng was great. Very informative about flora, fauna, geology and English slang. Hike to caldera took about 2 hours but only because of frequent stops to examine views, plant-life etc. We climbed to the highest point on Mount Sibayak which was steep and exhirilating - if not confident scrambling or have any vertigo issues you may want to be careful on this. Several of our group stayed at caldera or climbed to ridge at back for further views but decided not to scramble up final 100 feet or so. WhatsApp number for Geleng who I’d recommend is 085297700529
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Adam S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best tour guide so far!
    Riki is a legend! It was a beautiful tour and experience. Riki was a patient, fun and knowledgeable guide. If your looking at doing this tour would highly recommend giving him a call WA +6287863204091 Thanks for everything bro, see you soon
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Rene V
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Nice trip to Sibayak Vulcano. And very special guide.
    We made a tour to the top of the Sibayak Vulcano. Tourguide Geleng told us everything about the Sibayak Vulcano. He knows a lot about vulcanos. He has studied Geology and called himself the “vulcano professor ”. His life is Vulcano’s 4 dogs were walking with us. They were not his dogs but he regarded them as his kids. Our kids loved the dogs. Very Nice trip with a very nice and special guide.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Rob Z
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice en educational experience climbing Mount Sibayak
    We had a wonderfull hike at Mount Sibayak. We started at 6.30 am to walk by daylight. The climb of nearly 400 altimeters is not difficult. During the climb our great guide mr. Geleng told us a lot about the plants and of course especially the vulcano. Amazing how much he knows about the history, the different types of stone and the sulpher geisers. On the way up and back he took care of four lovely dogs who accompenied us. In every way he had great respect and love for the nature.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Carina
    Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mount Sibayak Hike with Johannes and Riki
    Its was our first time visiting Medan, Indonesia & exhilarating experience! The level of hospitality & kindness from the locals are unmatched! Thank you Johannes & riki for showing us the rich culture and the country have to offer! Special shout out to our guide, Riki for going the extra mile to help get us their local delight Bika Ambon & lapis legit! Both pastry tasted moist, light n fluffy. Definitely a must buy when touring in Indonesia! Might be back to see what Medan have to offer!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
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Isaac
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Rented a guide called Johanes’s and Gabriel for the duration of our 6 day trip around sibayak toba and Bukit lawang. Guide was perfect as he spoke fluent English and was very informative very attentive to our needs and would always know what to do to make us enjoy the trip didn’t make us pay extra also and was very transparent about the costs. For 5d4n tour accommodation food hotel and driver included is only 9.3 million rupiah find it hard to beat it for value anywhere else not to mention it’s for two people additional 2 days we hired the driver for extra one million rupiah and it was well worth it as he drove us everywhere and also offered the protection that we needed. Thanks for making our trip fuss free and enjoyable.
Johanes +62 822 72257804
Gabriel +62 821-6717-3001
Written August 24, 2022
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HengFu Ng
Penang Island, Malaysia43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We had a great hike to Gunung Sibayak and a well-organized 5 days tour around Lake Toba and Berastagi with our guide, Mr. Nusan and our driver Uncle Mike. Thank you both for your hospitality and we really enjoyed our short trip very much and hope to come back for more on another trip to hike Gunung Sinabung which was closed during our trip. Highly recommended guide and driver!
Written March 12, 2020
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Evonne
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Definitely worth a trip to berastagi, went and hike before our lake toba tour and this is definitely one of the highlight of the trip! It started with a steep walk up to the road, then followed with some trails in the green and what awaits you infront of the trail is the spectacular view overlooking berastagi town and the hotspring.
We went up at 4am to catch the sunrise, and a cup of hot coffee in the cold wind on the peak of Mount Sibayak, kudos to Johannes for bringing the tools and it definitely help to warm us up❤️❤️
Do look for Johannes if you’re looking for a guide, best guide ever 💪🏽 Engaged him for my subsequent tour in Lake Toba and he did a good job in planning the itinerary for us
Johannes +62 82272257804
Written March 26, 2023
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Serena T
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We climbed Mt Sibayak volcano with our guide Johanes. We had the summit to ourselves to catch the sunset then we explored the volcano before descending. Johanes also organised transport to lake Toba including stops at the Buddhist temple and Sipiso Sipo waterfall. Highly recommend Johanes as a guide, he’s very knowledgeable, replied to our requests quickly and his English is very good.
Johanes can be contacted on +62 822 722 57804
Written March 20, 2023
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Jeanette S. Jensen
Aalborg, Denmark5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
In August 2022 I went to Sumatra with my boyfriend, and we had the pleasue of having Harly (WhatsApp: +62 811 6155 838) as our guide. Harly is a local guide from Berastagi, but we were so lucky to have him with us as well in Bukit Lawang and around Lake Toba.

Harly was very informative about everthing we asked him about, whether is was volcanos or local tribes - and he did always answer with a huge smile. His English is really good, so it was easy to understand him and have a conversation with him.

On our trek to the top of Mount Sibayak and the rest of our trip, we had a lot of fun, shared a lot of stories about our different countries, cultures and nature. In Denmark, were we're from, it's really flat, so we found Mount Sibayak really amazing - even though we didn't got the perfect sunrise, it was still amazing.

After the summit we went to the crater, where Harly told us everything he know and shared the openings, where the gas came out.

When we were done with trekking we went to a local hot spring to relax and enjoy the warm water.

During our stay we had an intern joke by saying: Harly - probably the best guide in Sumatra. We came up with this, since we in Denmark have a beer, where the slogan is: probably the best beer in the world. So if you're going to Berastagi to trek on Mount Sibayak, I would recommend Harly as your guide, because he is the best guide in Sumatra!
Written February 23, 2023
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Iwana Aidil
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We had a short trip around North Sumatra visiting Medan, Berastagi, Taman Simalem and Lake Toba with the help of our guide Johanes (+62 822-7225-7804). As Johanes was able to speak English fluently, communicating with him was easy. Johanes was also great at guiding us along the trip sharing tidbits about the area and Indonesia in general, exposing us to spots that are trendy among local such the Loken Barn and The Kaldera which were not in our lists, and of course food such as Pecel Lele, alpukat juice and local persimmons. We also did a sunrise hike guided his brother, Ricky who was a supportive and helpful guide that make our hike up Mount Sibayak memorable. Our driver, Pak Tamin was amazing as well!
Written December 21, 2022
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PNairVancouver
Vancouver Island, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Our group of 4 from Malaysia had a great hike up Mount Sibayak and thanks to our guide Johanes who made it even more memorable. It’s a relatively easy hike but was unique in terms of terrain and the topography.

We started at 4:15am and reached the top in time to witness a spectacular sunrise. Our guide Johanes was very thoughtful in ensuring we had a safe hike and knowledgeable about the volcanic activities and history of volcanoes in the vicinity of Berastagi. He also made us some delicious, “hit the spot” coffee on the chilly summit of Mt. Sibayak.

Definitely recommend Johanes +62 822-7225-7804 for your hike up Sibayak. The loud sulphur vents were cool to see and hear.
Written November 9, 2022
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Han
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Business
Last August, I climbed Mount Sibayak, saw the sunrise departing at 4 am from Sibayak Hotel. at that time the weather was very good at that time, this trip was taken up 1 hour to the top, after that we went down to the crater, saw sulfur and hot water. my guide Geleng information number WA.085297700529
Written September 28, 2021
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PPS
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Not too difficult to hike up Mt Sibayak, took us slightly more than an hour. Initially paved road, then rocky slopes, and a final bit up near the summit requires some scrambling over rocks.

Went near the sulphur vents around the crater on the way down, great views too.

Totally worth it and especially happy to have Johannes (whatsapp +62 822-7225-7804) as our guide. He not only led us on the climb but also helped us with our itinerary of Medan, Lake Toba and Berastagi area before we reached Indonesia. We had Angus as our driver during our 3 days there and he's ever so obliging to help us stop for durians and great coffee along the way!

If you want to organise tour groups for family & friends, I'd highly recommend Johannes - whatsapp him and he's very responsive to answer all our queries.
Written January 20, 2023
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Bidule05
France1,916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Early in the morning, we started the ascent on foot of the Sibayak volcano with a guide. The path is pleasant, initially in a lushy forest with beautiful views on Karo plateau, and then in a rocky landscape.
At the top of the volcano, the view is splendid. We also saw that tyhe volcano is active with hot fumaroles of sulphur, painting the rocks in bright yellow.
Amazing!!!
Written February 25, 2021
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