Sipiso-Piso Waterfall is one of the tallest waterfalls in Indonesia, located about 4 miles from Tongging, Karo. It is on a hill at an altitude of about 800 meters (0.5 mi) above sea level. It takes 2.5 hours to get there from the town of Parapat. To see it on the map, click here.
It is tall and colorful. The large stream of water penetrates underground then drops as high as 120 meters (40 ft) from the lip of the spring. It looks like a knife (Sipiso-Piso means like a knife) that pierces the forest. The sparks and splashes that occur throughout the day and night have formed an eternal rainbow in the fountain below. Since it is a jungle area, there is also the possibility that you will find apes hanging on trees and watching you from a distance. Before you see this waterfall up close, visit the viewing post located on the top of the hill. You will see landscape views of Karo, Lake Toba, and Samosir.
What to Expect
The ladder down to the fountain is steep so be careful and be mindful of your steps. There are food stalls just before you descend. Grab some food and drink to prepare for your stamina. Accommodations, restaurants, souvenir shops are available around Tongging.