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North Sumatera

Will be flying to Medan next month and spend almost a month in Sumatera before flying back to Malaysia.

I have the bike rental organized ... a Yamaha NMAX 155 scooter.
I have my routes planned as follows.

Medan - Berastagi 2 nights
Berastagi - Ketambe 2 nights
Ketambe - Takengon 2 nights
Takengon - Sigli 1 night
Sigli - Banda Aceh 1 night
Banda Aceh - Melauboh 2 nights
Melauboh - Tapak Tuan 1 night
Tapak Tuan - Sidikalang 1 night
Sidikalang - Tuktuk Siadong, Samosir - 3 to 4 nights

I still have about 5 days after Tuktuk Samosir and don't want to go to Bukittinggi,Padang in West Sumatera as it's a long ride from Lake Toba and then rush back to Medan.
I would prefer to do West Sumatera for another trip.

So, where do I go in North Sumatera for another few days after Tuktuk Siadong,Samosir?

Thought of heading towards the south a bit and then loop back to Medan.

Any recommendations?

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I spent a couple of days in Bukit Lawang and did amongst other some orangutan trekking. Thought Bukit Lawang was a cool place to hang out for a couple of days…

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@snakeboy,
Thanks for your recommendation.

I'll take the advice.

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Currently in Medan and I pick up my bike in 2 days to start the tour.

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Currently in Medan and I pick up my bike in 2 days to start the tour.

Enjoy the trip, hope you're going to put up some photos?

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@lonerider,

Thanks mate.

I will post pictures and a ride report.

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Currently in Medan and I pick up my bike in 2 days to start the tour.

Waiting for your tripreport!

Indonesia was the very highlight of my RTW trip - so need a tripreport from there asap!????
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Will do.

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