Tongging is a village to relax as well as to stretch. Located at the north end of Lake Toba, it has the height of 900 meters (2,953 ft) above sea level. It is within the Merek District, Karo. It takes 4 hours to travel by land from Medan to Tongging. To see it on the map, click here.
Tongging is ideal for relaxation. It has a panoramic view of the lake, hills, and forest. It is an ideal lodging place for those interested in visiting Sipiso-Piso Waterfall and Gajah Bobok Hill as both are at Tongging.
Tongging is also perfect for stretching. There are many things to do there, from swimming and playing with fresh water, walking around enjoying the scenery around the settlement, fishing, paragliding, to hiking and trekking to the hill near Sipiso-Piso Waterfall. When you feel hungry, you can enjoy the typical Batak cuisine such as Naniura and Arsik at nearby restaurants. The fish is taken directly from the fish farms.
What to Expect
The road from Medan to Tongging is exciting. The asphalt is smooth, but there are many curves and trajectories along the road. And the scenery is decorated with green hills and Lake Toba underneath. Entrance to Tongging is subject to a levy of Rp 5,000 ($0.40) per adult upon arrival at the village gate.