Mount Sibayak, Berastagi

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Climb to the top of Mount Sibayak for panoramic views of North Sumatra. Anyone of average fitness can manage the trek, which takes about five hours if you climb straight up, or a little longer if you set off through the jungle from a nearby waterfall. You can also take a minibus part of the way up the volcano if you prefer a shorter two-hour climb. At the summit of this stratovolcano is a small crater lake, colored bright green due to the sulfurous gases that seep into it. On the way down, take a dip in the hot springs. Wear sturdy shoes, bring warm clothes, and be prepared for sudden changes of weather. You won't need a guide unless you take the jungle route, but you may still wish to consider one if you are inexperienced or visiting alone. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Berastagi using our trip planner.
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  • The rise lasted about 1 1/2 hours worth, the views of the adjacent Vulkan Sinabung is already breathtaking but also the crater lake of the Sabayak is impressive. We started with our guide at 4:45 and were shortly after 6.00 in time at sunrise on the Summit. Then then worth a detour into one of the thermal spas for relaxation.
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  • Too many quotes and merchants in the neighborhood of Mount sibayak feet still keep clean less ... but for its natural beauty at the top is very menapjubkan ... and amazing
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  • To the top of the volcano is very easy to reach. Even on foot. Better to rise before dawn to catch a little more to see until it accumulates cloud. There are several fumaroles in the crater, which are reasonably well preserved, despite the absence of any system of protection from careless tourists. Back to advise to descend directly to the village on the trail (marked on mapsme) through the forest. In some places, however, rather dirty, but very beautiful! At the foot of the volcano, many thermal spas.
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