Adopted and currently being rebuilt
OverviewThis mountain is still an active mountain Well known by the local people in Karo district as the King mountain.The distance from Brastagi to the basecamp at desa Jaranguda around 1.5km but from desa Raja Berneh around 15km
The mountain can easily be reached from Berastagi, a fairly popular traveller’s haunt due to local volcanoes and Batak culture. Berastagi is around 2 hours travel from Medan, the largest city in Sumatra and third largest in Indonesia. Medan’s airport is well connected to other cities in Sumatra and Java, also Kuala Lumpur and Pinang in Malaysia.
The following airlines also have regional flights to Medan:
AirAsia Flights to Medan from KL, Penang and Jakarta
Garuda Flights to Medan from Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta
Lion Air Flights to Medan from Penang and Singapore
Malaysian Airlines Flights to Medan from KL, Penang
Silk Air Flights to Medan from Singapore
Sriwijaya Flights to Medan from Penang, Singapore and Jakarta
Note that schedules regularly change, airlines go out of business and new ones start up.
Buses depart for Berastagi from Medan’s Pinang Baris bus terminal which is 10km west of the city centre. Transport is frequent and finding the right bus or minibus is easy.
There are 3 trails to reach to the summit of Mount Sibayak
First trail started from Aqua factory straight to the corn field then to the summit
second trail with the first point started at Desa raja Berneh 15km from Brastagi
the third trail started at the village of Desa jaranguda 1.5km
Red Tapeat this moment there are no permit to trek this mountain but if the mountain is active and will cause danger to climbers the local people will inform the climbers not to climb.
When To Climball year round
Campingcamping at the summit are allowed for many climbers .Climbers and trekkers have to bring along thier logistic if they want to camp around the craters of mount Sibayak
Mountain Conditionsat this moment no website available about this mountain
- Global Volcanism Program
By the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
- Bonobo2005's Berastagi Page
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