Gajah Bobok Hill is a hilly landscape that looks like sleeping elephants at Tongging, Merek District, Karo. Gajak Bobok means sleeping elephants. The hill is visible from the Kabanjahe-Sidikalang road, which is about 4 hours from Medan. To see it on the map, click here.
The hill is among the highest landscapes in the area. It offers the unique view of Lake Toba from its northern tip. At night when the sky is bright, you can enjoy the stars shining above the lake, and you wonder if a small ocean is underneath. Lake Toba, the world’s largest volcanic lake, lies with tranquility. At dawn, enjoy the sunrise as the lake wakes up in a bluish tint and stretches wide under the Gajah Bobok Hill. Many visitors come there on camping to unite with nature and enjoy the unique scenery.
What to Expect
Expect to be amazed. You have to walk for 20 minutes from the last road intersection to get to the hill. Entrance is supposed to be free, but local guards charge Rp 10,000 ($0.90) per adult. Lodging is available at Tongging. Road access from Tongging is not too bad.