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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  • Place ga ada bosennya create dikunjungin. A place created through ngilangin and not too far from home. Above the already available parking space for motor vehicles and cars.
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  • Sadly too misty for an early start but went up at 6am instead. It's the rainy season now so bear in mind the trail could be slippy. Walking boots may be better. Some scrambling/climbing but the view a...  more »
  • We decided to skip the Sunrise and head up at 9pm instead and was greeted with thick jungles and insects buzzing and rough rocky road and slippery muddy road (well, it's trekking).I love such adventur...  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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