Tele is a village in a hilly area west of Lake Toba. Tele Road is the only road to access Samosir island by land from Sumatra. There is a tower (Tele Tower) on the side of the road in Tele village, Harian Boho district, Samosir. To see it on the map, click here.
Tele village offers an unparalleled view of Lake Toba from Tele tower. The lake and Samosir Island are visible from this tower. On the left side, there is the legendary Mount Pusuk Buhit. And on the right side, there are towering mountain rows and deep valleys. There is also a residential area to see at the foot of the sacred mountain.
There are three levels of viewing post on the tower. You can walk up all the way to the top level to get the best view.
What to Expect
Entrance fee to the tower is Rp 2,000 ($0.15). There is no accommodation in Tele as it is mainly a stopover for travelers going to or leaving from Samosir by land.