"Mt. Sibayak, Vulcano and tribal villages" Top 5 Page for this destination Berastagi by schlumpf

Berastagi Travel Guide: 62 reviews and 204 photos

Berastagi is a pretty small village, wellknown in the area to be the start point of the excursion at the Mt. Sibayak and his Volcano.

But as not all the people known, nearby the village, at 2 hours ride with a local bus, there is also a tribal village called Serdang where I had the possibility to spend two days/one night in a tipical longhouse.

Serdang is the tipical tribal village, where the population is still not used to see tourist, and moreover, ?white european? or ?boy of the west? as they were used to call me...

All those things make Berastagi a great stop point during your trip in the amazing island of Sumatra....

If you are so lucky to be able to be invited in Serdang village, as you must have the approvation of the ?big boss of the village? to get in, pls do not take with you the video cam as they do not know it yet, and avoid sweets and so on...paper and pens are the wellcome for the kids and our old clothes are the wellcome to mans and womans!!!

For further detials check my tips and the albums....

The ecurion on the Volcano is something that has to be done once in Berastagi, or watching it from the other side, the Volcano is something that makes people stay in Berastagi...so, whatever side you watch, you gotta come!

This is one of the billion beautifull views offered from the way upon the Volcano, such an amazing excursion, that will pay you back of all the difficulties you will find on the way (believe me, you will find?em out!!!)

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  • Pros:beautifull people, quietness, easy way to travel
  • Last visit to Berastagi: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • s_onwiset's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2006 at 4:14 AM

    This is first time for saw vocalno.I think it so beatiful.

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2005 at 10:03 AM

    eat with 'barenaked' fingers = excellent, lu!!! a nice berastagi page amico mio!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2004 at 11:35 AM

    Great tips and travelogues. I would like to climb the Vulcano at Mt. Sibayak someday :-)


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