Sibayak mountain is a mountain overlooking the city Brastagi in North Sumatra. Karo Batak people call the mountain Sibayak with sebutuan “mountain king”. Sibayak mountain is an active volcano and last erupted in 1881. The mountain is located at about 50 kilometers southwest of the city of Medan.
One of the most famous natural attractions in North Sumatra is Mount Sibayak. Sibayak mountain is located in the Karo plateau of land, with the height of 2094 m above sea level. Sibayak mountain is an active volcano and the crater has enough ramps to descend and appear to be too dangerous as long as not too close. Mountaintop Sibayak already shattered, caused by eruptions in the past.
Mount Sibayak can be reached from two places, namely: from the village of King Berneh (Spirit Mountain) and from the city Brastagi. The mountain is not so difficult to climb even by a novice though. As with Mount Gede in West Java, the mountain is always crowded by local hikers on Saturday night. They usually start climbing at around 2:00 am to get a view of the sunrise at the top of this mountain.Medan is the capital of North Sumatra. If you’ve climbed Mount Sibayak, you can see the beautiful city of Medan at a distance from the top of Mount Sibayak.
To achieve this mountain we can climb out of the two places, namely, from the village of King Berneh (Spirit Mountain) and from the city Brastagi. Both can be reached by public transport from the city of Medan. From the beginning of the ascent Brastagi trail located behind a hill Gundaling. However, the fastest ascent was from the village of King Berneh located about 7 km from Medan highway – Brastagi. Passing the hot water bath Lau Sidebuk-debuk. The state of the village is very heterogeneous in religion, with synagogues, Catholic, Protestant and Muslim side by side.
King’s Village Berneh dam produces vegetables fruits. Right at the foot of the mountain met a hot spring area which is also the entrance to the path to the summit.The trail to the summit is clear. Along the way there are no special features, just at the waist there is a small cave mountain that juts into the meter. Then entered a dry creek, continues through a bamboo forest area before entering the actual forest. From this area there is a road that turns to the right path towards the hill Pertektekan.
Entering the plants begin to lower the peak area and entered the gravel and rocky areas that are not so compact. The path is not so clear, and it helps you to be careful in this area.
Besides the view at the top of the crater and the views of the field at the foot of this mountain there is also a hot water bath frequented by tourists that the local thermal baths Lau Sidebuk-Debuk.
In addition to the two paths mentioned above, there is another route Sibayak munuju mountaintop. the track 54. pathway is located in the tongkoh (burnt corn) located in Medan-Brastagi highway, Route 54 in the path of a route full of challenges. Steep slope is a challenge that must be passed the climbers, but it was still very beautiful forest. On the path to the top of many rattan plants encountered, other than that this route many students use for training members of nature lovers in Medan and surrounding areas. After passing through lush green forest, then we will see local rock (almost munuju peak). For spring, the line has little springs. By because it is required to carry a lot of water supplies from the foot of the mountain.
In the ascent to Mount Sibayak we will pass the tropical jungle and challenging cliffs and peaks there is a stretch of plains camping spot. From the mountain peaks visible craters are still active magma issued and a beautiful and charming. Distance from city Berastagi to the beginning of the climb from the village Jaranguda 1.5 km and from the village of King Berneh 15 km. Long ascent estimated at between two to three hours.
That is one of the natural attractions in the province of North Sumatra friend. Come and enjoy the natural attractions of Mount
if you want to visit tourist areas Gunung Sibayak, you should not hesitate a hotel that is close to the Gunung Sibayak. The following list of names we inform the hotel that you can make a place to stay overnight.Hotel Sibayak Internasional Jalan Merdeka, North Sumatra, 22156 Berastagi Sinabung Hills Berastagi Jalan Kolam Renang, 22156 Berastagi Grand Mutiara Hotel Jalan Peceren no 168 Kab. Karo, 22156 Berastagi Hotel Sibayak Internasional Jalan Merdeka, North Sumatra, 22156 Berastagi