Mount Sinabung is a volcano that often becomes the target of climbing, located in the highlands of Karo. The height of this mountain reaches 2,451 meters (8,041 ft) above sea level. To see it on the map, click here.
The climbing routes are full of beautiful tropical forest. There are also expanse fields of colorful vegetables, fruits, and flowers. On the way in the jungle, you will also feel the distinctive smell of leaves and trees only found in the tropical forest. Besides, you will hear the chirping of birds that are so tempting that you wish to observe it up close. Mount Sinabung has one of the most challenging peaks, namely the Peak of Batu Segal. This peak is a towering pillar of stone. Not to mention is the charm of Sinabung crater that regularly releases hot steam. The pit is called Kawah Batu Sigala (Batu Sigala Crater).
What to Expect
The temperature at the peak is an average 15° Celsius (59° F). It is slightly difficult to find water on the way, so bring your survival stuff. When you are almost reaching the top, you will be through the challenges of steep rock paths. The ticket price for climbing Mount Sinabung is Rp 10,000 ($0.8). Hire a guide to join your adventure for safety reasons.
Due to the volcanic activity, this point of interest is not open to public temporarily.