Berastagi is a sub-district in Karo Regency, North Sumatra. Berastagi is the second largest city in the karo highlands after Kabanjahe City. Berastagi is one of the popular tourist cities in North Sumatra. Berastagi is about 66 kilometers from the city of Medan. Berastagi is flanked by 2 active volcanoes namely Mount Sibayak and Mount Sinabung. Near Sibayak Mountain, there is a hot spring bath. Berastagi itself is at an altitude of more than 1300 masl, making it one of the coldest cities in Indonesia.
Economic activities in Berastagi are centered on vegetable production, fruits and tourism. Berastagi is one of the largest producers of vegetables and fruits in North Sumatra. Even already exported to Singapore and Malaysia. Ethnicity which is dominant in this area is the Karo tribe, and communicates with the Karo language, the gugung dialect.