Mount Sibayak

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  • Address: Gunung Sibayak, Sempajaya, Berastagi, Karo Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Lawang

Mount Sibayak is a stratovolcano where the last eruption happened over a century ago. However, geothermal activity in the form of hot springs and steam vents are a frequent occurrence in and around the volcano. The place has been a tourist attraction since the colonial times and by hiking here, you would be rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding. A lot of people hike up early morning so as to catch the impressive sunrise while you can also choose to camp there at night. There are several routes that you can take depending on your hiking skills. If you feel tired after your hike at Mount Sibayak, there’s a hot spring somewhere down the volcano where you can relax.

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  • Mount Sibayak Address: Gunung Sibayak, Sempajaya, Berastagi, Karo Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Lawang
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Mount Sibayak Reviews & Ratings

  • Worth the hike up. Takes roughly an hour to reach to the peak. Took great pics near the sulfur area however do take note that the smell of sulfur is slightly pungent, similar to a rotten egg or durian. Recommend to hire a trekking guide so that you won’t get lost & he/she will gladly explain the history & interesting facts regarding the mountain.

  • Otherworldly scenery with sulphuric clouds at the top. Recommended to climb this before sunrise. Guide recommended if hiking in the dark

  • Nice hike and breathtaking views! There is a lake crater where we can see steam hissing from vents. Gunung Sibayak is a suitable volcano for beginners. We were hiking in a group of 2 adults and 2 kids. It took us about 1.5 hours to the summit. There's a camping site at the foothills to consider for an early start to see sunrise

  • I barely squeezed this stop into my visit to Sumatra, but I'm so glad I did! Mount Sibayak is absolutely beautiful, and the hike is an enjoyable one. I took the local bus (green Kama bus) and hiked from the village. Did the whole thing on an injured ankle and an empty stomach, and found it easy. I do recommend going as early as possible in the day, as the clouds come rolling in and you lose the nice view from the top. I left at 6:30am and had maybe half an hour of nice views once I reached the top.

  • Lovely place, to feel the atmosphere of nature and if you hiking from Route #54 of Penatapan you will have more chance to enjoy your trip and I was hiked it with my family and it was amazing 👍👍

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