Mount Pusuk Buhit

mount pusuk buhit

Mount Pusuk Buhit is a sacred mountain located in Samosir. It has a height of 1,800 meters (5,900 ft) above sea level and 1,077 meters (3,533 ft) from the surface of Lake Toba. To see it on the map, click here.

The Regent of Samosir, Vandiko T. Gultom appreciated the Gebyar Long Beach which was held at the Vantas Hotel Complex on 23rd December 2022. The Long Beach Gebyar featured Vocal Solo, Trio competitions and tourist attractions, culinary, UMKM, and spectacular stages entertained by local artists and the capital.

Also as a promotion of tourism in Samosir Regency. This festival was held by the private sector, hotelier Vantas as support for beach tourism in Samosir Regency. Long Beach along 22 KM will be arranged as a tourist attraction to Samosir Regency. According to him, this activity proves that the cooperation between the Regency Government and the private sector is going well. The arrangement of Long Beach is the protection and preservation of the Lake Toba border. The long beach will integrate a 22 KM long beach, and along the coast will be arranged as one of Samosir’s tourist attractions.

What’s Special

Mount Pusuk Buhit is a place of origin of Batak, according to legend. The legend said, Bataks are descendants of exceptional humans namely Siraja Odap-odap (also known as Siraja Batak, or King Batak) and Siboru Panujar. They were the first Batak to come to earth. The couple built their first settlement between Sagala valley and Lintong Maulana valley, which was on the foot of Mount Pusuk Buhit. The village was known as Sigulanti or Sianjur Mula-Mula. From there, Bataks have grown and spread out to what they are today.

There are also other sacred objects in the area, such Aek Sipitu Dai, Hobon Stone, and Sawan Stone.

What to Enjoy

One of the most popular activities here is tracking to the top of Mount Pusuk Buhit for the best whole view of the area. You will take a motorbike ride for the most part, and walk a bit. Be willing to venture along the soil trek on the way to the top.

But, the beautiful and cool atmosphere along the trekking route is amazing. According to analysis daily, not only does it offer the beauty of Lake Toba, but also rare plants. They include Eternal Flowers or Edelweiss Flowers.

What to Expect

There is a triangular building on top of the mountain. In every corner as well as in the middle of the house there is a white bowl filled with water and lime. Beside the bowl, there are sheets of betel leaf and lime fruit. On the left side of the building, there are two pillars each flying two flags of the same colors, i.e., white, red, and black. The colors represent spiritual symbols, i.e., white for heaven (purity), red for earth (tranquility), and black for underground (death). The site is for those who wish to take part in the prayer.

If you are looking for the breathtaking beauty of Lake Toba and the Bukit Barisan mountains at sunrise from the top of Pusuk Buhit, start climbing before dawn. To get there, you can ride a motorbike and trek for about 2 hours.

What Visitors Say

“Best place ever visited.” Welly Lee (Source)

“Almost all parts of Lake Toba can be seen from this place.” Gothman Tambunan (Source)

“Adrenaline-challenging hills for climbers.” Maduma Tourism Travel (Source)

“Pine trees that grow sparsely and hills from the remnants of the volcanic activity of the Ancient Toba Volcano make a very extraordinary natural panorama. From this mountain, we can also watch the sunrise (sunrise) or at sunset (sunset).” sohibcamp (Source)

“view of Lake Toba that spoils the eye and pine trees and weeds so that the eyes never get tired of looking.” bajalang (Source)

Next point of interest:

Sawan Stone

See other attractions in Samosir.