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Sipiso-piso Waterfall

By Dewi Setyawan in Adventure

Aug 12, 2021

Sipiso-Piso Waterfall is in Tongging Village, Merek District, Karo Regency, North Sumatera. It is one of the 10 highest waterfalls in Indonesia. Sipiso-Piso Waterfall originates from the Pajanabolon River.

The waterfall is located on a hill 800 meters in height. It is 120 meters in height. This place has around 500 stairs. The journey to reach the base of this waterfall takes about 1 hour by walking on stairs. Going down the ridge, the journey to the bottom of the waterfall is about 1 hour. This area is beautiful because there are pine trees on the left and right sides of the waterfall.

Sipiso-Piso Waterfall is formed from an underground river on the Karo Highlands, which flows through a cave. Ripples of water will flow into Lake Toba. In the Batak language, “Sipiso-Piso” means knife. The waterfall flowed down like a knife slicing through the air. Besides, the waterfall looks like a knife from a far distance with small and long-form. At the top of the hill, you can see the beauty of Karo Highlands and Samosir Island.

The water carried by the cold wind touches the skin. The air is cool and fresh during the day. When visiting Sipiso-Piso Waterfall, visit the top of the hill. You can see the expanse of Tanah Karo and Samosir Island. Admission to this tourist area is 6.000 IDR per person. Facilities include public toilets, food stalls, parking lots, guardhouses, inns, and souvenir shops. You can find inns in Tongging and Kabanjahe Villages. From Kuala Namu Airport, continue your journey by private vehicle with the route Medan -Kuala Namu – Lintas Sumatera – Galang – Besar Petumbukan – Sutomo – Sipiso-Piso Waterfall.

From Belawan Harbor, continue the journey by private vehicle with route R. Pelabuhan – Tol Belmera – Lintas Sumatera – Dahlan Tj. – Kelapa Sawit – Irian – Sei Merah – Nagarejo – Paya Itik – Besar Petumbukan – Sutomo – Sipiso -piso Waterfall.