Berastagi Located in the Karo Highlands, Berastagi, meaning ‘rice store’, is a lovely tourist town known for its various kinds of flowers, vegetables & fruits specifically the ‘Marquisa’ passion fruit.
Located 66kms southwest of Medan, main attractions are its two active volcanoes Mt. Sibayak, with its hot springs & Mt. Sinabung.
At 2094m, Mt. Sibayak is one of Indonesia’s most accessible volcanoes for trekking. The round trip can be completed in five hours. A guide is not essential but is highly recommended, especially if you’re trekking alone as trails are not well marked.
As of June 2015, Mt. Sinabung has been actively erupting so hiking is not possible at this time.
Get In Berastagi.
From Medan: For a bus go to Jalan Ginting, Padang Bulan Medan. A taxi from the city center takes about 30 minutes and costs 45.000 Rp. From here take the bus company “Borneo” The drive takes between 1.5 and 2 hours and costs 20.000 Rp per person.
From Parapat: At the pier for Tuk Tuk ferries there is a booking agent. From here you can go every hour ( 7am – 7 pm) with mini busses. The price 150 000.North Sumatra Indonesia
The solution for those of you who travel by individuals. Prices based per person.
Kuala Namu Airport Medan-Berastagi (20 Euros)
Bukit Lawang-Berastagi (20 Euros)
Berastagi-Lake Toba (25 Euros).
Place To Stay.
Hotel CitiHoliday Stoomvaart.
Hotel Sibayak Internasional.
Mikie Holiday Hotel.
Green Garden Hotel
Berastagi Nachelle Homestay.