Strive to let loose and invest on experiences that you haven’t attempted to do before. Clear a weekend in your busy calendar. Set goals and try to climb a mountain per month this year.
Scaling these natural land elevations is a physical challenge that will release what is left of last year’s pent-up frustrations and negative energy enabling you to find inner peace and firmer glutes and quads. At their summit, a spectacular reward awaits - a panoramic view to die for, figuratively speaking of course.
Mt. Pinatubo, Pampanga Tarlac Zambales
Ride a 4x4 jeepney before reaching the jump off point of Mt. Pinatubo. At the apex, catch a sight of the beautiful caldera surrounded by astonishing mountains.
Mt. Maculot, Cuenca Batangas
There are various picturesque pit stops before reaching the top of Mt. Maculot. But, the most scenic view is at its peak. You will be in awe to see the Taal Volcano from this vantage point.
Mt. Pico De Loro, Batangas Cavite
Do not miss the parrot’s beak! It looks surreal from afar but conquering it is quite doable. Get that instagram worthy shot.
Mt. Pundaquit, San Antonio Zambales
Wear a hat. Put on your sun screen. The pathway of Mt Pundaquit is bare with nary a tree to provide some shade.
Mt. Pulag, Benguet Ifugao Nueva Vizcaya
Get your windbreakers and gloves ready for temperature in this mountain drops at 1 degree Celcius low. The 4-day trudge, meals and frigid tent-naps including, will be worth it as the sunrise over a sea clouds will surely be one for the books!
Mt. Pamitinan, Rodriguez Rizal
Be careful while climbing Mt. Pamitinan. It is very rocky so might as well wear gloves and thick clothing.
Mt. Daraitan, Rizal
This may be one of our most favorite hikes of all time - the summit, the after-hike dip at Tinipak River, and the side-trip to its cave pools, definitely an all-in-one trip!
Mt. Batulao, Nasugbu Batangas
Picturesque as your most vivid imagination, this mountain in Nasugbu Batangas will surely leave you breathless with its Batanes-like rolling hills.
Mt. Kupapey, Maligcong Bontoc Mountain Province
The trek reaching Mt. Kupapey’s jump off point can be quite exhausting. Better stay a night or two and enjoy Mountain Province’s chilly weather.
Mt. Gulugod Baboy, Mabini Batangas
Easy and pleasing to the eyes, this is what comes into mind when thinking of Mt. Gulugod Baboy, but don't be fooled, the hike to its summit will have you breaking a sweat or two.
Mt. Manabu, Batangas
Mountain ridges forming a stark silhouette against the sunset sky, what more can I say?
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