Location: Doulu Village, Tanah Berastagi Regency, Martelu, Kec. Sibolangit, Karo Regency, North Sumatra 20357
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North Sumatra City is a place that has various interesting tourist objects, some artificial and natural.
One of the natural attractions that is owned by the city of North Sumatra is Sikulikap Waterfall, located in Berastagi, Martelu, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
Sikulikap Waterfall is no less beautiful than Sipiso-piso Waterfall in North Sumatra City as well.
Sikulikap Waterfall is very interesting because it is located in the middle of a Dense Tropical Rainforest. In addition, in the vicinity of the area there are many gibon monkeys roaming freely.
This tourist spot is very beautiful and interesting. But unfortunately many people began to forget. Whereas in the past it was very popular among the general public.
Apart from being forgotten, Sikulikap Waterfall has also been neglected. This can be seen when you travel to tourist sites. There are many resting chairs made of moss and unkempt stone.
Even so, spending vacation time with your family at Sikulikap Waterfall is no less fun than having a vacation in various other tourist objects.
Because you can use these attractions to do activities barbeqyu which of course is very suitable for spending free time with family and friends.
The location of Sikulikap Waterfall has a complete address at Jalan Jamin Ginting Km.54, Doulu Village, Berastagi, Martelu, Sibolangit, Karo Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
Sikulikap Waterfall or commonly referred to by another name, namely Sampure Sikulikap, is a very beautiful and exotic tourist attraction.
This Sikulikap Sampure has a height of approximately 30 m, the water flow comes from the Bukit Barisan People’s Forest Park (Tahura), one of the protected forest areas.
The water that fell from it was so heavy that it hit the rocks below.
The rocks are mostly mossy, so they are quite slippery and can slip if not careful. Many visitors do not dare to bathe in this area because besides that the rushing water also makes tourists afraid.
The average visitor who visits here comes only to see the beauty of the Sikulikap waterfall. They relax and take pictures while enjoying the scenery.
In addition, there is a forest around this area which is the Leuser Ecosystem (KEL) so that it adds to the natural beauty here.
The beauty of this tourist spot is very exotic coupled with the existence of rock walls which are rocky and of course very stunning.
In the past, the wall was used by nature lovers for rock climbing and climbing activities climbing. In this area there is also a hut whose shape symbolizes the characteristics of the Karo tribe.
This tourist spot is under the Penatapan gorge and is one of the most famous places in Berastagi.
Penatapan itself is a culinary place that is usually visited by visitors who want to enjoy boiled or grilled corn while watching Gibon monkeys roaming or the beautiful views of the Berastagi hills.
Even though the location of this tour is under a cliff, you don’t need to worry about road access. Because the central government has taken good care of the route to the tourist area.
This can be proven by the presence of an iron fence handle that makes it easy for you to get down safely.
Apart from that the road that was once steep has also been paved and made stairs by the local government. The edge of the ravine has also been given a fence for security.
In this tourism object, there was an accident which resulted in minor injuries. The incident occurred when two visitors were doing trekking.
On the way they both stopped to get spot very nice photo.
They both had fun taking pictures. Soon one of them slipped so that he spontaneously grabbed his lover’s hand which caused them both to fall into the abyss. But finally it was saved by the residents.
You don’t worry because the incident is not due to a mystical mystery but because of the slippery road. If you are not careful it can cause you to slip and fall.
Route to Location
If you want to spend your holiday in 2020, Sikulikap Waterfall can be one of the destinations worth visiting.
Even though it is in a forest and ravine area, there is no need to worry about the route of the journey. Because you can get to this location by road that can be traversed by two-wheeled or four-wheeled vehicles.
If you are from downtown Medan, you only need to travel towards Martelu. If you have arrived at the border gate of Deli Serdang Regency and Karo Regency, follow the directions to the Sikulikap Waterfall tourist attraction.
For more details you can see the floor plan or map on link at the beginning of the article.
For those who bring a vehicle, don’t worry about a parking space, because you can leave the vehicle at the Penatapan around the entrance to the waterfall.
From Penatapan you only have to walk to the location of Sikulakap Waterfall. The distance from the entrance is only about 1 km and has to do trekking.
When doing trekking from the entrance, you will pass through the forest as well as stairs. This trip takes approximately 15 minutes.
After doing trekking for 15 minutes, you can already see the beauty of Sikulikap Waterfall.
Price of admission
The waterfall entrance fee is free of charge. This means that you can enjoy the natural beauty of this area for free.
Advice and Tips
If you are on vacation to Sikulikap Waterfall, you must be aware of the roads you are traveling on. Because the route to be passed is quite slippery and the road is already mossy.
And if in the middle of your trip you meet Gibon’s moyet, don’t be afraid and run because the Gibon monkey is not dangerous.
The Gibon monkey can be driven away easily by stomping its feet or throwing food at it.
If you are already at a tourist location, you also have to be careful when playing because the rocks are mostly mossy so they are very slippery.
It is also recommended for visitors to pay attention to the weather conditions before going here.
It is better to come during the dry season. If the rainy season is heavy, even though the road has been paved, there is a concern that landslides will occur.
For those who vacation here are expected to always keep the environment clean, by not littering.
This is necessary to maintain comfort and cleanliness together. It is also recommended that you always carry medical equipment to overcome unwanted things.