Bit underwhelming once reaching the top. Not an essential part of your travels, is easily missable, as is Berastagi.
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Sibayak is full of surprises. The path is very easy to follow and less adventurous than most but the summit/crater area is Mars-like and the spew of sulfur is deafening. There are also puppies! Oddly roaming around the wasteland. If you're feeling daring you can...More
For an experienced hiker, this would be a very easy hike. My driver did not drop me off at the actual starting point, so I had to walk the 3km or so on a semi-paved road to get to the start. It was fine, but...More
After walking 1h and a half we reached the top, we were really unluky and we got a rainy day, eventhough the place is really nice, you can sense the heat of the ground and all the sulphure chemeneis. It is a really nice place...More
We've had terrible weather, very windy and a lot of rain. Therefore no special views, but we are sure it is beautiful with clear weather!
Even though the hike is quite steep at times, its mostly quite easy. It could get slippery when it rains. The summit offers panoramic views of the Berastagi highlands and mount sinabung. You can see some live fissures where sulfur and steam escape continuously
If you have an extra day to spare, I really recommend to hike up Mount Sibayak. Easy to do even for beginners. And while most people are content with just a short night in Berastagi chilling doing nothing, for those who want a little bit...More
Our original plan was to hike the entire route, 5-7 hours if starting from the town of Berastagi. Instead, upon arrival from Lake Toba, our driver purposely stopped at their main office in Berastagi and a guide pitched his services and I decided to hear...More
It's only 3 hours walking from Berastagi or 2 hours if you take the minibus, I'm not sure how much the fare. Also you can start hiking from Lau Sidebuk-debuk (hot spring sulphuric water) route for 3 hours walking. On the top of the mountain,...More