43 Mountain Peaks to explore in Philippines
The Philippines, island country of Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago consisting of some 7,100 islands and islets lying about 500 miles off the coast of Vietnam.
Bud Bongao is Tawi-Tawi’s most famous mountain, rearing steeply 340 meters above the sea. It’s a revered pilgrimage site for both Christians and Muslims. Today the mountain is a 250-hectare treasure trove of biodiversity and one of the last remaining moist forests in the Sulu archipelago. Now It is an icon of terrestrial biodiversity conservation and eco-tourism in Tawi-Tawi because of the wealth of its wildlife and its unique cultural importance.
Bud Dajo is a stratovolcano and makes the center part of the island of Sulu (right center of photo) in the Sulu Archipelago. Most of the island is blanketed in the volcanic material. Hot springs have been reported and a lake occupies one crater. There have been two small eruptions in 1641 and 1897. It is also the second-highest point in Sulu. The mountain and adjacent lands were declared as Mount Dajo National Park in 1938.
The famed Chocolate Hills of Bohol are not only two but more than 1,268 cone-shaped hills – a very strange geological formation that has baffled a lot of geologists. The hills are spread over an area of 50 square kilometers or more and vary in size from 30 meters to 120 meters in height. It was one of the great trekking destinations in this area and a lot of tourists comes here to enjoy this natural wonder.
The 156-meter high Ligñon Hill has always been one of Legazpi’s most famous landmarks. For years, Ligñon Hill is known only for the PHIVOLCS observatory located in its flanks and an old lighthouse on its summit. Today, it has become one of the city’s prime destinations for sightseers, adventurers, and even fitness peoples.
Mount Apo is the highest mountain that makes the grandfather of all the Philippines mountains and it is an 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur, the Philippines that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is accessible year-round.
Towering at 1,026 meters above sea level is Mount Arayat, an extinct stratovolcano and the only mountain in Pampanga. Dubbed as the roof of the province, it proudly stands in the middle of flat land bordered by the towns of Magalang and Arayat. According to local folklore, Mount Arayat is home to the mystical fairy Mariang Sinukuan, sister of Mariang Makiling of Laguna. But for adventurers, it is a playground! An ideal day hike for mountaineers based in Metro Manila and Central Luzon.
An extinct volcano that was located in the heart of Pangasinan. It is famous among the trekkers and The volcano is located in the flat agricultural region, near the border of the Province of Nueva Ecija. It is the main tourist attraction of the town, along with the Balungao Hot and Cold Spring Resort nearby.
MOUNT BANAHAW, AN OLD VOLCANO, is considered a holy mountain; a keeper of secrets, stories, and cults. Filipinos make the journey to Banahaw’s slopes in an effort to restore their vitality and spiritual health. Belief in its powers draws pilgrims from all over the country year-round, culminating in huge gatherings and en masse rituals during Holy Week (Easter).
Mount Batulao is an inactive volcano in the Calabarzon region of the Philippines. It is a dissected andesitic stratovolcano at the northwestern rim of the Taal Caldera which began to form in the late Pliocene period, about 3.4 million years ago.The mountain is a prominent landmark of jagged peaks, rolling to rugged ridges and deep gorges situated just west of the hill station of Tagaytay at the southwestern end of the Tagaytay Ridge. It is well known for its scenery.
Binuluan volcano belongs to the Ambalatungan volcanic group and is located in the Kalinga Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. A possible steam eruption of the Binuluan volcano in 1952 killed 12 people by a sulphur-rich debris flow. Mount Binuluan is one of the highest peaks in the area. The mountain is surrounded by the municipalities of Lubuagan, Pasil and Tinglayan in Kalinga provinceMount Binuluan is usually covered in cloud or mist and it gives a beautiful view of the mount.
A beautiful mountain in the Philippines which was one of the favourite spots of hikers. Due to its high elevation, several communications companies constructed relay stations and radars at the summit. The summit is also a good vantage point. During fair weather, one can see the whole City of Baguio to the east and could partially see the province of Pangasinan to the west.
Canlaon volcano (also spelled Kanlaon) on Negros Island is one of the most active volcanoes of the Philippines and the most active one of the Central Philippines. It forms the highest peak of Negros Island and is located west of Canlaon about 36 km southeast of Bacolod City and belongs to Canlaon National Park. it was one of the highest trekking destinations in this area and a lot of people visits this place nowadays.
A beautiful mountain that was located in the heart of the Mountain province and this place is formerly known for its great biological diversity and is a place that has long been in the attention of biologists. The mountain and surrounding area have been declared a National Park since 1936. n addition to several rare species of mammals, there are also so many birds wandering here. it is one of the best trekking destinations and people love this area.
Mount Dulang-dulang, similar to other peaks located in the Kitanglad Mountain Range, is covered by lofty forests and is home to a variety of fauna and flora. It is home to 58 mammal species including bats, squirrels, monkeys, wild boars, flying lemurs, shrews, and deer. The Philippine Eagle is also sighted within the vicinity of the mountain. The mountain is regarded by the Talaandig tribe of Lantapan as a sacred place. It is also within the ancestral domain of the tribe.
Mt. Halcon is one of the country’s toughest mountains with its rugged terrains and steep slopes, often made more difficult by the unpredictable weather. Rising at 2,586 meters above sea level, the peak of Halcon is the highest point in Oriental Mindoro. Taking about 4 days to climb, Mt. Halcon features arduous steep trails through dense jungles, ridges, waterfalls, and river crossings, with spectacular scenic views and exotic flora and fauna. Travelers are advised to physically and mentally prep
The Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary has an elevation range of 75–1,637 m above sea level and provides critical habitat for a range of plant and animal species. The property showcases terrestrial and aquatic habitats at different elevations and includes threatened and endemic flora and fauna species, eight of which are found only at Mount Hamiguitan. These include critically endangered trees, plants, and the iconic Philippine eagle and Philippine cockatoo.
Hibok-hibok is a stratovolcano and makes the island of Camiguin, about 12 miles north of Mindanao. The summit is covered with loose ejecta and four small craters are nearby. Sulfur was mined at one of the craters prior to 1948. The other craters contain lakes. Hibok-Hibok has erupted five times in modern history. It is a popular hiking destination in Camiguin island. Nowadays a lot of tourists visit this place.
An old dormant stratovolcano located at Bicol lies a prominent mountain known to mountaineer as Mt.Asog but to local, it is Mt.Iriga straddling into multiple towns of Camarines Sur, in particular, Iriga and Buhi. According to some article, underneath its crater lies 4 fault line and may erupt anytime without warning but as to date, the mountain remains calm. My difficulty rating for this mountain is 4/9 similar to Mt.Cristobal. The summit crater rim is very astonishing as it will offer the hiker
Kalatungan volcano is the second-highest volcano in the Philippines and located 47 km east of Lake Lana on Mindanao Island. The dominantly basaltic volcano forms a broad E-W trending ridge. The age of its last activity is unknown. It is one of the several high elevation peaks in the Kalatungan Mountain Range in Bukidnon on the island of Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines.