Mata.co.id – Sipiso-Piso Waterfall in Karo Regency is one of the highest waterfalls in Indonesia. With a height of up to 120 meters, you can imagine yes travelers if the ripples of water from a distant look of white contagion plunge into the bottom booming hard when colliding with the rocks.
In Batak language, Sipiso-piso means piso or knife. This is used to represent the high and swift waterfall that drains the water like a sharp blade when viewed from a height. Record height of this waterfall also invites local and foreign tourists. That’s why this time Mata.co.id want to explore more about Sipiso-Piso Falls for all travelers.
Location and way to Sipiso-Piso Waterfall
Sipiso-Piso Waterfall is located in Tongging Village, Brand District, Karo District, North Sumatra, or about 24 km from Kabanjahe Town. Sipiso-Piso Waterfall is also quite close to the city of Berastagi because it can be reached within 35 km. The area around him is full of hills and pine forests, and lies at an altitude of 800 mdpl.
You can reach Sipiso-Piso Waterfall by public transport by route: Amplas Terminal Medan – take the bus to Brand (Rp25.000 * per person within 2 hours) – get off at Simpang Merak – ride bentor with Rp6 tariff. 000 * per person. If you want to Tongging you can directly ride the bump of Simpang Brand at Rp30.000 * per person or Rp50.000 * per person.
Or, from Medan – bus to Kobanjahe (Silk / Borneo bus) – take the city bus (Bintang Karo) to Brand – ride bentor (motor rickshaw) to the location. But if you do not want to be noisy, travelers can rent a car as well as driver (fare Rp 400,000 * – Rp 500.000 * per day) to Sipiso-Piso Waterfall. Oh yes, the entrance ticket that must be paid at Sipiso-Piso Falls is Rp5.000 * per person.
Tips on visiting Sipiso -Piso Waterfall
Travelers, you would agree that the best way to get rid of fatigue is by worshiping a green-green landscape combined with a waterfall with natural music splashing water that falls freely into the pools of water at the bottom. One of them is to Sipiso-Piso Waterfall in Karo District. To go to the scene, you do not have to bother because the manager has provided a fairly accommodative path in the form of stairs that supposedly number more than 500s. Wow, lots of huh?
Even if the track is downhill but still needed extra energy because otherwise you will ngos-ngosan along the road because the trip to the bottom Sipiso-Piso Waterfall takes about 30 minutes – 45 minutes. As for climbing back to the top of the hill, it takes more than 1 hour because the track uphill. But it all depends on the stamina you have.
Therefore, just prepare mineral water before leaving to avoid symptoms of dehydration and fill the stomach so you have the energy to move. Not only that, other challenges come from the stairs are irregular because there is a high and there is a low so you must be careful when stepping because next to you is a fairly steep chasm. And while passing through the ridge, you can kick while watching how beautiful Sipiso-Piso Waterfall.
But wait a minute! Before down the stairs it helps you come to a viewing post which is located on the top of the hill that became the starting point Sipiso-Piso Waterfall. Then what can be done here? In this spot you will be treated to a spectacular view and carpet of Karo Land and Samosir Island whose position is in the middle of Lake Toba.
Try taking photos from various angles to get a perfect photo of Sipiso-Piso Falls from a height. You can also selfie with the background of Lake Toba and Samosir Island. The photos will be proof if you ever track foot in one of the highest waterfall in Indonesia. Satisfied taking pictures? Now you can proceed directly to Sipiso -Piso Waterfall, until finally you arrive at the bottom of the waterfall. Just a moment to get there, your heart would immediately mumble ‘waah …’ The place is so amazing because it is surrounded by graded hills of green color so it looks so alive and cool eye. The pounding of the water that sounds so hard into the rock music that will always keep you company while in Sipiso-Piso Falls.
Because of its high enough location, which is 800 mdpl then cool, cool, and refreshing atmosphere is very typical will accompany you while in Sipiso-Piso Waterfall. The large and small rocks that lie and poke around the ponds below the waterfall look so interesting, but please be careful when tracking, because some rocks are slippery so that will make you slip if careless. Moreover, the water is so clear and feels so cold that the heart feels cool even though just sitting around Sipiso -Piso Waterfall. Then where the flow of Sipiso-Piso Waterfall ends? Apparently if traced, Lake Toba became the last stop of thousands of cubic of water that is accommodated in the pools under the waterfall every day.
Most delicious if you can eat food while watching the dashing Sipiso-Piso Waterfall that looks high towering in front of the eyes. Therefore, do not forget to bring lunch or snack and drink. It feels more delicious even if the stock is brought only a piece of bread. Try and prove it!
Perhaps because of its beauty and charm, the echo of Sipiso-Piso Falls fame is not only heard by local tourists, even tourists from the Netherlands, France, Singapore, Malaysia and others flock to it to prove the magnitude of Sipiso-Piso Waterfall. Travelers from various parts of the country were willing to fight to enjoy a super view of beautiful Sipiso-Piso Waterfall.
Facilities and accommodation at Sipiso-Piso Waterfall
Travelers, if you want to explore Sipiso-Piso Waterfall and tourist attractions in Karo District, you can stay in Tongging Village. While staying in Tongging, you can still explore this place, such as trekking into the jungle, catching a fishing boat to circle the lake, bike ride, swim in the lake, or just visit the smaller waterfall of Sipompo Sipogo-piso Waterfall.
And to prove if you ever come to Sipiso-Piso Waterfall, you can buy souvenirs that are sold in souvenir shops around the waterfall. Problem filling the stomach, you also do not need to panic because in this place you can easily find a food stall. So quite comfortable and complete facilities owned Sipiso-Piso Waterfall tourist destination.
Keep Always Sipiso-Piso Waterfall
Although already quite famous, but the beauty of Sipiso-Piso Waterfall is often tarnished by the act of people who are not responsible for arbitrarily dispose of any garbage. Ranging from snack packs, food wrappers, plastic bottles, and other easily found rubbish along the road to Sipiso-Piso Falls.
This is certainly an embarrassing sight for ya travelers. If not immediately addressed, it is not possible charm and image Sipiso-Piso Waterfall worsens and of course this news is not wearing because tourists began to reluctantly come. So from now on be the responsible travelers and appreciate the places you visit by not littering and scribbling, whether inside or outside the country.
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Travelers, interested to ‘Vacation’ to Sipiso-Piso Falls? Prior to that, prepare a prime physical as well as airline tickets and hotel bookings around Lake Toba / Medan at Mata.co.id. Happy adventure!
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