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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. Use our Berastagi vacation generator to add Mount Sibayak and other attractions to your Berastagi vacation plans.
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  • an easy volcano to climb... and lots of fumarolles and gas events in the crater. Nice view around from the rim of the crater. Also nice view on Sinabung volcano. Local people say that we shoud go ther...  more »
  • The trip is worthwhile. One morning you do it. We hired a guide. We got on the one hand, on the other hand went down: steep, wet and dangerous, and have just a few termas.
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  • Bit underwhelming once reaching the top. Not an essential part of your travels, is easily missable, as is Berastagi.  more »

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A broad range of accommodation abounds Berastagi, from the budget-friendly to mid-range to luxury end. Hotels and bed & breakfasts, as well as homestays for those seeking a stronger local flavor to their Berastagi holiday, sit both in the heart of town and close to the town's famed hiking trails. If you’re a light sleeper, avoid lodgings based along the main roads as these experience heavy traffic and subsequently a lot of noise pollution. Air-conditioning is not a standard in Berastagi accommodations, but the naturally cool climate of the region precludes the need for it.
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