Sago Mountain in North Lintau Buo Sub-District, Indonesia
Sumatra Island is known for its volcanoes including the one that resides in North Lintau Buo called Sago Mountain. The location is in Batu Bulek Village and it belongs to Tanah Datar Regency. It is true that Sago is an active volcano, but (unlike others) it doesn’t show any significant activity since the 1600s. Still, the locals are always on standby due to the fact that the mountain has the potential to erupt in a big scale just like Sinabung Mountain. For tourists, though, this volcano becomes a wonderful object of photography so they often come to the site to take some pictures of it and conduct a short trekking on nearby hills.
In terms of size, Sago Mountain is indeed grandiose having the height of about 2261 meters above the sea level. The last eruption was in 2010, but it didn’t cause significant harms back then. Despite the scary appearance, it offers a stunning panorama that tourists can enjoy during trekking. Not to mention the air feels so refreshing up there, featuring a serene nuance too. When it comes to facilities, tourists can find several local houses on the foot of the mountain for them to rent. Several local stores are also available on such location where tourists can buy some snacks and drinks.
Exploring Sago Mountain
The first allure of Sago Mountain is the green and pristine nature. Once arriving at the foot of the mountain, they may feel such comforting nuance right away. No wonder, the site is suitable for relaxation and finding peace. Plus, it helps them to relieve stresses in an instant as well. Tourists can choose either to relax under the trees or explore the site (trekking) to their heart’s content. What they need to pay attention is the weather, as the rainy season may ruin such fun.
During trekking in Sago Mountain, everyone may find a nice natural bath called Batang Tabik. Make sure to drop by here and spend some time taking a bath on the pond. The water comes from a nearby fountain and it feels quite refreshing. On top of that, the underwater scenery is quite breathtaking! Thanks to the clarity of the water, so tourists can witness such stunning view underwater during taking a bath.
The next thing to do in Sago Mountain is to approach the peak of Ampangan Hill. It resides on about 650 meters above the sea level of the foot of the mountain. Not only it features fresh air, but the hill offers stunning views of nature on the horizon. This spot becomes the best place to take pictures and resting, actually. Thus, don’t miss it when exploring Sago Mountain later.
- Bukik Marapalam
- Batang Sikapuak
- Kubua Jawi
How to Get There
From Padang City, a trip to Sago Mountain may take about 3 hours and 10 minutes as the distance is 118 km. First, travelers need to reach Tanah Datar Regency. The next thing to do is to visit North Lintau Buo Sub-District and get to Batu Bulek Village afterward. In this case, they should take Raya Padang – Solok Street for a faster trip. The last thing to do is to enjoy a short trekking after arriving at the foot of the mountain.
Where to Stay
- Pagaruyung Hotel
- Ngalo de Villa Hotel
- Kolivera Hotel