Dolok Pinapan Mountain, the Best Spot to Enjoy the Enchantment of Nature in Humbang Hasundutan

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Address: Parnapa, Kec. Onan Ganjang, Kab. Humbang Hasundutan, North Sumatra.

Mount Dolok Pinapan is one of the mountains in the province of North Sumatra. Even the mountain is the highest mountain in the Regency Humbang Hasundutan. You can really enjoy the beauty of this mountain when you get to the top.

Please note, this mountain is also equipped with a unique cave. Where is the myth or news circulating that the cave has gold. For those of you who are curious about this place and have a hobby of climbing, of course you can visit it right away. Even so, keep in mind that this mountain should not be explored carelessly.

In that sense, you need to prepare your physical condition well. Given the condition of the mountain forest is quite wet and dense. Even the terrain that must be passed is also quite heavy. So that this mountain is considered suitable for professional climbers only. For those of you who are less experienced, there is no need to be sad.

You can still enjoy the natural beauty of Mount Dolok Pinapan from its slopes. Exploring various tourist destinations at the foot of this mountain is also not a loss. Remember, don’t push yourself if you are not experienced in climbing mountains.

The Attraction of Mount Dolok Pinapan

Facilities Mount Dolok Pinapan
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This mountain is a place that is very popular with professional climbers. Even so, there were a lot of people who purposely came too even if it wasn’t for the hike. Of course, this cannot be separated from the charm and appeal of Mount Dolok Pinapan.

1. Stunning Mountain Peaks

Please note this mountain has a height of 2037 masl. So that it becomes the only highest mountain in Humbang Hasundutan Regency. The status of this mountain is indeed inactive. So it is quite safe if you want to climb it.

Even so, this mountain is still not much touched. This is what makes climbing information on Mount Dolok Pinapan not much. It can be said that this mountain is a very suitable place for those of you who love adventure. Especially from the top of the mountain you can clearly enjoy the view of the Tapanuli area.

Apart from the Tapanuli area, you can also enjoy views of the open sea beneath the mountain. Yes, you can enjoy the view of the Barus Sea comfortably from the top of the mountain. Every now and then you really need to let go of all burdens by looking at the open sea comfortably.

2. Beautiful Mountain Slopes

Another attraction that Mount Dolok Pinapan has is the beauty that you can clearly feel even though you have just reached the slopes. You can clearly see various things that are soothing to the heart. Starting from stretching rice fields, towering durian trees, ambacang, salak, petai and many more.

3. Exotic Caves

The next interesting thing that brings many visitors to this place is because of the charm that the cave has to offer. Where there are quite a lot of exotic caves on the slopes of the mountain. Currently, the existing caves are also being developed as tourist objects that can be visited by the wider community.

4. The Plenary Waterfall

This mountain is also very interesting because of the waterfall that is on its slopes. Where when you decide to go see an exotic cave, the waterfall can be seen clearly. The journey to the cave will take you to a complete waterfall.

Address, Route Location and Tour Fees

Address Mount Dolok Pinapan
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The full address of this place is in Parnapa, Kec. Onan Ganjang, right. Humbang Hasundutan, province North Sumatra. If from the city of Medan you need about 7 hours by traveling along 254 km. To get to the top of the mountain you need to spend about 2 to 4 hours more traveling.

Please note, Mount Dolok Pinapan has not been managed by the local government or the private sector as a whole. So there are no fares or tickets charged for entry. Therefore, you can freely explore the beauty of the mountain.

However, one thing to remember is that using the services of a local guide is highly recommended. Considering this mountain is still not much climbed. So that the existing terrain also can not be recognized properly. The use of a guide is of course intended so that you don’t get lost in the forest. Apart from that, your trip will be smooth and hassle-free.

Now for service users or guides, of course you need to spend. Stay cool. The price set is also not expensive. Only around Rp. 15,000 only per person. Of course, you won’t lose by spending 15 thousand rupiah.

Interesting Activities to Do on Mount Dolok Pinapan

Interesting Activities at Mount Dolok Pinapan
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This mountain has extraordinary landscapes. Therefore, it would be a shame if you had to miss Mount Dolok Pinapan. Especially for those of you who like to explore nature.

1. Exploring the Beauty of the Mountain

The first thing you can do, of course, is climb Mount Dolok Pinapan to explore further. Keep in mind, this mountain has a fairly tough terrain. So for those of you who are not used to it, you should just cancel your intention. Wet trails and dense forest are two perfect combinations to make the journey a bit strenuous.

What’s more, there is no adequate basecamp or guard post. So you need to pay more attention to the physical health and logistics that you carry. Do not bring a tent that is not suitable either. Excellent health, logistics and climbing equipment are the three best combinations for arriving safely.

2. Seeing the View from the Peak

The second thing you can do is of course see the view from the top of Mount Dolok Pinapan. For example, the view of the Barus sea is so wide that it reaches the port of Siboy. Apart from that, you can also see a beautiful sunset with fishing boats still floating on the sea coast.

Not only that, the charm of the steep cliffs around the mountain to the green grass is so enchanting. It feels like wherever the eye looks only you can see beauty. Surely this moment will be unforgettable as well.

3. Tracing the Cave on the Slopes of the Mountain

An activity that is no less interesting that you can do if you don’t want to climb Mount Dolok Pinapan is to explore the cave at the foot of the mountain. Yes, there are quite a lot of exotic caves in this place. Even the trip to the cave is also very enjoyable. You can see a unique waterfall whose water comes out of the rock.

This cave with a width of 5 meters and a height of 3 meters is very unique. Where you can clearly see the river is in it. Even fish also swim quietly without sunlight. You can explore this 300 meter long cave with the help of a local guide. Please note, there are two waterfalls in the cave, the first is 1 meter high and the second is 3 meters high.

Facilities Available in Tourist Areas

Mount Dolok Pinapan Attraction
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Keep in mind, the facilities at this place are inadequate, this is because the place has not been fully managed. So there is no basecamp to rest.

However, there is one stall at the foot of the mountain. Where it turns out that the shop is a place for registration to hire guide services before exploring this mountain.

How, already have plans to climb Mount Dolok Pinapan in Humbahas? Do it with good and perfect preparation.