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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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  • I followed Andy from Nachelle homestay and he took us up at about 4am in the morning. It was really dark, but def not a difficult hike. Was a pity that it was cloudy and we couldn't see the sunrise. B...  more »
  • Amazing volcano with lovely views, without demanding trek and without a crowd of tourists. If you're lucky and the neighbouring mount Sinabung will just start eruptions once again again, it will be an even better view. :)
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  • We hike Sibayak for Sunrise view and definitely worth the trip. The view is magnificent and just wear extra layers. We started hiking at 430am and sunrise an hour afterwards. If you take the sunrise t...  more »