Gajah Bobok Hill

gajah bobok hill

Gajah Bobok Hill is a hilly landscape that looks like a sleeping elephant at Tongging, Merek District, Karo. The hill is visible from the Kabanjahe-Sidikalang road, which is about 4 hours from Medan. To see it on the map, click here.

What’s Special

Gajak Bobok Hill is among the highest terrains in the area. Gajak Bobok means a sleeping elephant. And, that is the reason it got the name. The hill is one of the most favorite camping places in Tongging.

What to Enjoy

Gajah Bobok Hill 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.

Therefore, it is not surprising that Gajah Bobok Hill has been a favorite destination.

What to Expect

Expect to get 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.

What Visitors Say

“Gajah Bobok Hill, very beautiful.” Cerita Dari Mimika (Source)

“It’s better maintained, there are stairs too.” Yoga Aditya (Source)

“Beside of views of the lake, you will also be able to see exotic views of the hills that surround Lake Toba and are equipped with the charm of sunrise and sunset.” DEA KARO (Source)

“I recommend to travel at night because, once you arrive at Bukit Gajah Bobok the day has started to meet the sunrise. The sunrise from between the mountains is one of the moments that are hail for most visitors to the Gajah Bobok Hill. The expanse of view of Lake Toba, the natural greenery of North Sumatra, is starting to be seen clearly decorated with the golden color of the sun in the morning.” Valent Huba (Source)

“The climb is a little tiring. it will pay off after seeing the view from the top of the hill, especially at sunrise.” Pieter Xu (Source)

Next point of interest:

Gundaling Hill

See other attractions in Karo.