Trekking to the Top of Mt. Sinabung

On 21-22 November 2011, i was trekking to the top of Mt. Sinabung (2,460 m or 8,071 ft)) located at 3°10′12″N 98°23′31″E. It needed 7 hours from the base camp to the top of  the mountain. Unfortunately when i had arrived at the top, on 22 November morning, the weather was very cold and made me difficult to take the pictures. I hope you can enjoy this pictures.

Top of Mt. Sinabung (photo: joko guntoro)
Top of Mt. Sinabung (photo: joko guntoro)

trekking through the forest at night to the top of the mountain. (photo: joko guntoro)
trekking through the forest at night to the top of the mountain. (photo: joko guntoro)
take a rest to drink a cup coffee about at 01.am (photo: joko guntoro)
take a rest to drink a cup coffee about at 01.am (photo: joko guntoro)
From the Top of Mt. Sinabung, we can see the light of Town of Berastagi. This picture is taken about 5 am. (photo: joko guntoro)
From the Top of Mt. Sinabung, we can see the light of Town of Berastagi. This picture is taken about 5 am. (photo: joko guntoro)
after spent about two hours at the top, then we are going bakc to the base camp, interesting trail was not it? (photo: joko guntoro)
after spent about two hours at the top, then we are going bakc to the base camp, interesting trail was not it? (photo: joko guntoro)

Mount Sinabung (Indonesian: Gunung Sinabung) is a Pleistocene-to-Holocene stratovolcano of andesite and dacite in the Karo plateau of Karo Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 25 miles from Lake Toba supervolcano. Many old lava flows are on its flanks and the last known eruption, before recent times, occurred in the year 1600. Solfataric activities (cracks where steam, gas, and lava are emitted) were last observed at the summit in 1912, but no other documented events had taken place until an eruption in the early hours of 29 August 2010.With the 2010 eruption, Sinabung joins other, long inactive volcanoes such as Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska which have erupted in recent years.

going down to the base camp in the morning (photo: joko guntoro)
going down to the base camp in the morning (photo: joko guntoro)
going back to the base camp (photo: joko guntoro)
going back to the base camp (photo: joko guntoro)
going back to the base camp (photo: joko guntoro)
going back to the base camp (photo: joko guntoro)
in the base camp area, there are a lake Lauk kawar. we can see this lake from the top of the mountaion if the weather in good condition. (photo: joko guntoro)
in the base camp area, there are a lake Lauk kawar. we can see this lake from the top of the mountaion if the weather in good condition. (photo: joko guntoro)
about fifteen minutes before reaching the base camp (photo: joko guntoro)
about fifteen minutes before reaching the base camp (photo: joko guntoro)
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