Mount Sibayak is one of the mountains in the Karo district, North Sumatra. Karo Regency itself is included in the highlands and has cool weather and charming natural scenery. Mount Sibayak is a favorite destination for climbers, besides Mount Sinabung. Usually, this mountain is visited by many beginner climbers because it has terrain that is not too difficult to reach.
This mountain, which is at an altitude of 2,094 meters above sea level, has a natural charm that is no less beautiful than the surrounding mountains. To see it on the map, click here.
Mount Sibayak is an active volcano. It last erupted on August 10, 2020. Nevertheless, it continues to attract climbers and visitors. Why? From the top of the mountain, visitors will see an ocean view of the clouds. At night, the lights from residential areas below illuminate the sky. Seeing the sunrise from the top of the mountain is the most stunning experience that climbers aspire to. The sun’s radiance not only produces a warm atmosphere but also replaces the cold that you feel overnight. The water flowing from between the rocks is fresh, bright, and refreshing.
What to Enjoy
Conquer Mount Sibayak on foot. Start your climbing before down to avoid the late morning hot temperature. Once you have reached the top, enjoy the attractions mentioned above plus the view of Berastagi and Karo highlands.
There are three paths available, namely:
1. Jarang Uda Village – This line is the closest route to Berastagi. To get to the top will take approximately 3 hours. The path is quite good, some of which is already paved.
2. Semangat Gunung Village – The hiking trail through this village is also quite popular among beginner climbers. Although it is located a bit far from Berastagi, the vehicle access is quite easy.
3. Line 54 – Well, this path is more difficult than the two previous routes. If you want to try a more challenging path, you can try Line 54. The path is quite steep, and it takes 4 to 6 hours to get to the top.
What to Expect
This place is only for climbers, not for personal or family vacationers. There are restrictions on the timing as well. For example, the authority may close certain or all routes temporarily due to extreme weather and unusual volcanic activity. Check out the latest information with your travel advisers before packing for the trip.
What Visitors Say
“Lovely place, to feel the atmosphere of nature and if you hiking from Route #54 of Penatapan you will have more chance to enjoy your trip and I was hiked it with my family and it was amazing.” Hery Firdaus (Source)
“Otherworldly scenery with sulfuric clouds at the top. Recommended to climb this before sunrise. Guide recommended if hiking in the dark.” T lu (Source)
“Mount Sibayak in Indonesia they call Gunung Sibayak, it the nice place to shoot sunrise in the morning, and there have beautiful lake, people there call Love lake.” Colguides (Source)
“Want to feel the tour to climb the height of the mountain? If the answer is Yes, then this is the perfect choice for you. Especially those who like to “try hard” to enjoy the majesty of nature created by the Almighty. Mount Sibayak, only by struggling to climb from the beginning to the top, you will be able to witness an extraordinary stretch of scenery with an unforgettable adventure.” Musa Kim (Source)
“Camping on Mount Sibayak can be the right choice with a climb that does not take days but can see the stunning splendor of Mount Sibayak. Camping around the crater of Mount Sibayak will offer a different sensation with sulfur fumes and rumbling sounds around the crater.” Oky Kusuma (Source)
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