Pusuk Buhit Mountain

Tourist Spot   |   Nov 15, 2019

Beautiful scenery of Toba Lake and Samosir Island that you should not miss, especially Pusuk Buhit. It is an active volcano. The height is about 1980 meters above mean sea level. The mountain is surrounded by several villages like Sianjur Mula-Mula, Samosir, and Pangururan. No wonder, today, it becomes an interesting vacation destination in North Sumatra. Since the urban story regarding Batak myth that Pusuk Buhit was the birthplace of Batak Tribe.

View from Pusuk Buhit – Photo credits feelstheadventureinbali.wordpress.com

You can do many things in Pusuk Buhit. For instance, you can go to Tele Obseravation Tower, Aek Sipitu Dae, Hobon Stone and much more. And the most famous activity us trekking, if you love nature. Most all of visitors want to explore and reach the summit of the mountain, where you can see the beautiful and solemn atmosphere. Really an amazing experience! Need about 5 hours to reach the summit. Once you arrive at the top of Pusuk Buhit, you can enjoy nature sceneries like the sunset, sunrise, Toba Lake, etc.

If you interested to come to Pusuk Buhit for trekking, you must know the track. There are two paths, actually. First, you can start from Huta Ginjang Village. Another option is Aek Rangat Village. Most of the tourists choose the first path, though. It is also suitable for beginners. The path is easy. Moreover, it features numerous tourist spots. Even though it is possible to ride a motorcycle, it can only reach the midst of the mountain. From there, the next journey will be by foot. Due to this reason, you need to be in a good shape prior to visiting Pusuk Bukit. Once you reach the summit, you will be amazed by its beauty. The Toba Lake is visible from here. The lake reflects the sky and it is quite mesmerizing! That means your tiring journey gets paid instantly.

Top of Pusuk Buhit – Photo credits instagram/awanikhwan

As mentioned earlier, the mountain is also famous for its history. The locals believe that Pusuk Buhit was the birthplace of the King of Batak. You can learn the story from the villagers. Thus, you should be able to talk locally. But do not worry, you can hire a local guide. He will help you talk to villagers. Not only he becomes a tour guide, but he also becomes an interpreter.

Source: Toba Indonesia

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