Mount Sibayak: Land of Thousand Charm

Planning to hiking Mount Sibayak? Check out the following information!
10 Jun 2022 · By Ayurizka Purwadhania

Mount Sibayak is an active volcano in Karo Regency, North Sumatra. This mountain is a favorite terrain for hikers, especially those new to this field. Mount Sibayak is known for its many charms and attractions.

Planning to climb Mount Sibayak? Check out the following information!

About Mount Sibayak

Mount Sibayak /
Mount Sibayak / Wikimedia

Mount Sibayak is the highest mountain in North Sumatra, with a currently active status. The crater on Mount Sibayak is also known to still actively emit sulfur gas every day.

This 2,212 masl-high mountain last erupted in 1881; fortunately, until this year, the mountain is still in 'sleeping' status. Did you know the name 'Sibayak' means 'king' in the Karo language? So, literally, this mountain has the meaning of the king's mountain, which is used as a holy place by the surrounding community. So that not just anyone can enter this mountain area except with good intentions.

Location and Route to Mount Sibayak

From Medan City, the distance is 77 KM, with a travel time of about 2 hours to arrive in Berastagi City.

Attraction to Mount Sibayak

Mount Sibayak
Mount Sibayak

In addition to the stunning charm of Mount Sibayak, it turns out that various other things are the main attraction here. Curious what the interest is? Here's the complete information!

Trekking via the rare road

During trekking, you and other trekking participants can witness firsthand the beauty of this mountain's natural panorama. Rows of trees with dark leaves, fresh air, and a beautiful atmosphere ready to refresh your mind.

The beauty of the crater of the hot steam source

Visitors can also hear a shrill sound coming from the magma chamber. The sharp sound appears due to the pressure from the sulfur smoke.

This crater is a volcanic lake with warm water. This lake looks gorgeous, so it is often a photo spot for visitors.

Horse Tack Peak

The highest point of this mountain is the Horse Takal. This peak is often the leading destination because it has a uniqueness, namely the shape of the rocks that are very similar to a horse's head.

You can also take pictures at this point. However, be careful because around the peak, there are many ravines.

That is the full review of Mount Sibayak. Are you interested in visiting?

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