Gunung or Bukit Daun is one of the highest and most prominent peaks in the southern half of the island of Sumatra and in recent years a hike to the lake near the top has been growing in popularity with local hikers. The lower slopes of the mountain are covered in coffee and tea plantations and there are some small, coloured crater lakes on the north-eastern side which could be visited if you have an extra day in the area.

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Dolok Nabibong

Facts Elevation: 2,015 m (6,611 ft)Prominence: 1,010 mRibu category: Tinggi SedangProvince: Sumatera Utara (North Sumatra)Google Earth: kmlRating: Other names: Dolok Tampulonanjing is 2km north-east Bagging It! This is a very remote and undiscovered borderline Ribu. Dolok Tampulonanjing is 2km north-east, and may be more known in the local area. Practicalities Getting there: Unknown Permits: Unknown […]

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Facts Elevation: 2,173 m (7,129 ft) Prominence: 1,366 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Sumatera Utara (North Sumatra) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none    Bagging It! This newly-identified Ribu replaces Sorikmarapi which now (in June 2020) becomes a mere Spesial. Unlike Sorikmarapi, this peak is very obscure and there is very little information […]

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This Ribu is the most active volcano in Indonesia. Its name literally means mountain of fire and it is one of the world’s 16 Decade Volcanoes. It can therefore be very dangerous indeed. There was a major eruption in 2006 but nothing on the scale of what happened in October and November 2010 when a series of devastating eruptions killed over 300 people across a radius of almost 20km from the crater.

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