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Travel from Lake Toba to Ketambe
On the road from Tuk Tuk or Tongging via Parapat or Pangururan and Kutacane
To go from Lake Toba's main tourist area Tuk Tuk to Ketambe there are 2 different routes by public transport with minibuses. One includes a trip with a passenger boat. If you start early morning its possible to reach Ketambe in the evening. If you stay in the north of Lake Toba in Tongging its a shorter way to Ketambe, but still includes several parts in minibuses.              

  1. From Tuk Tuk east via Parapat, Kabanjahe and Kutacane - 10 to 12 hours or
  2. From Tuk Tuk west via Pangururan, Sidikalang and Kutacane - 10 to 12 hours or
  3. From Tongging via Merek, Kabanjahe and Kutacane - 8 -9 hours and
  4. From Kutacane to Ketambe - 0:45 hours

Map - From Lake Toba to Ketambe

1. From Tuk Tuk east via Parapat, Kabanjahe and Kutacane
This route starts with a 45 minutes ride with a small passenger boat (picture see right/below) from Tuk Tuk to the Tiga Raja harbour of Parapat. The boat collect passengers from the guesthouses first and departs from the Tuk Tuk jetty from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM every hour.
Near the passenger boat landing of Parapat frequent minibuses depart to Pemenang Siantar. This ride takes about 1 hour. You don't need to go until the terminal inside the city of P. Siantar. Please ask the driver to stop at the junction to Kabanjahe or Berastagi. From this junction catch a big bus (3.5 hours) or a minibus (3 hours) to Kabanjahe or in the direction of Berastagi.
In Kabanjahe you need to change again and take another minibus to Kutacane (5 hours). These minibuses usually come from Medan and pass the main road of Kabanjahe near the bus terminal. To find the right minibus you should ask people at the bus terminal.
How to proceed from Kutacane to Ketambe is written below - please click: Kutacane to Ketambe           

Passenger Boat Tuk Tuk - Parapat

Parapat - Passenger Boat Landing

Tuk Tuk Peninsula - View from Parapat

2. From Tuk Tuk west via Pangururan, Sidikalang and Kutacane
This route goes overland in 4 stages with different minibuses on the west side of Lake Toba. It starts from the main road in Tuk Tuk with a one hour drive in a local passenger car (picture see right/below) to Pangururan.
In Pangururan you need to change. Take a minibus to Sidikalang, which goes via Tele and takes about 2.5 hours.
At the bus terminal in Sidikalang you need to find a minibus to Kutacane (5 to 6 hours). Usually there is one departure in the early afternoon and the route goes via Subulussalam. If there are not enough passengers it could be happen, that no minibus departs. In this case you could try to go to Subulussalam and change over there.
How to proceed from Kutacane to Ketambe is written below - please click: Kutacane to Ketambe

Labi Labi from Tuk Tuk to Pangururan

Local transport on Samosir Island

Pangururan Village

3. From Tongging via Merek, Kabanjahe and Kutacane
Tongging is situated at the northern end of Lake Toba. Only 4 km away is the 100 meters high waterfall Sipisopiso (picture see right/below). From Tongging take a Labi Labi to Merek (20 minutes).
Change into a minibus to Kabanjahe or in the direction of Berastagi. Its arround 1 hour to reach Kabanjahe.
In Kabanjahe take another minibus to Kutacane (5 hours).  Minibuses usually come from Medan and pass the main road of Kabanjahe (picture see right/below) near the bus terminal. To find the right minibus you should ask people at the bus terminal.
How to proceed from Kutacane to Ketambe is written above - please click: Kutacane to Ketambe

Tongging - View from uphill

Sipisopiso Waterfall near Tongging

Kabanjahe - Main road

4. From Kutacane to Ketambe
The distance from Kutacane city to Ketambe is about 30 km. There are frequent mobil or Labi Labi (local transport - see picture beside/below), leaving from a small place near the old market opposite the Telkom office. You can ask the minibus driver to drop you off at this place.
Labi Labi start when full about every 30 minutes. The first Labi Labi departs about 7 AM, the last transport will leave from Kutacane about 5:30 PM. Normal price is 15,000 IDR, but sometimes drivers ask a little more from foreign tourists. The Labi Labi stops everywhere on the way to pick up or drop off passengers. This is the reason that it can take up to 60 minutes to the last stop Ketambe. Please ask the driver to drop you off at Friendship Guesthouse.               

Labi Labi

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