What Makes Holbung Hill Special?

Holbung Hill is a hilly terrain located in the village of Janji Martahan, Samosir, on the southwest shore of Lake Toba. It is about 2 hours from Sisingamangaraja International XII AirportTo see it on the map, click here.

What’s Special

Holbung Hill offers one of the best panoramic views of Lake Toba. Mount Pusuk Buhit looks beautifully majestic from this spot. If you get there when the weather is clear, you will find the sky to look like a green abstract painting bluish. There is also a crack on the hill that adds to its artistic look. Trekking uphill makes the trip even more exciting since it comes with the view of green grass along the way.

But what makes Holbung Hill special? Residents call it Love Hill (Bukit Cinta) because there is a view of the lake edge that resembles the shape of the heart. Many couples use the spot for their special moments.

What to Expect

To get to the top of the hill, you need to walk up the hilly roads. But the path is clear so you won’t get lost. The walk is only 15 minutes. There are no trees that slow down the wind, and it can get cold sometimes. There are also no cafes or stalls in the area. So bring your supplies. The best time to get there is around 3 pm. Avoid mid-morning as sunlight heats up by noon.

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