Top 5 Recommended Mountains for Newbie Hikers

Mountain climbing is a lifestyle sport includes hiking, trekking, climbing over rocks, crossing rivers, and camping. This activity requires of patience, motivation, physical endurance, and presence of mind for beginners who wants to try a new activity on a weekend like going up a mountain and reaching the summit. If you’re looking for a great spots to try out, here are top 5 which are easily reached near Metro Manila.

1. Mt. Pamitinan - Rodriguez, Rizal
Mount Pamitian is a 1,081 ft / 330 m mountain peak near Rodriguez, Rizal, Philippines. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 24th highest mountain in Rizal and the 1635th highest mountain in Philippines.
Highlights: River trekking, Water Falls, Grassland Terraces, views of the rest of Sierra Madre and nearby areas

How to get there
Take a FX enroute to Moltalban Eastwood (50Php), drop off is Eastwood take a tricycle(10Php) or jeep (7.50Php) going to Wawa Dam. Register at Brgy.

2. Mt. Maculot- Rockies - Cuenca, Batangas
Mt. Maculot-Rockies , is offered a breathtaking scenic view, encompassing the whole of Taal Lake including the world-famous Taal volcano. Mt. Maculot is one of the most popular mountain destinations in the Philippines.
How to get there
Ride the Jam Liner bus to Lemery, Batangas. Let them drop you off at Cuenca, Batangas.

3. Mt. Batulao - Nasugbo, Batangas
Mt. Batulao is about 810 meters above sea level and stretches along the town of Nasugbo, Batangas. Its name came from "Bato sa Ilaw" because of the 2 major summits of the mountain that enclose the sun during sunset.
How to get there
Just board any bus going to Nasugbu, Lian, or Calatagan in Batangas and tell the conductor that you are going to alight at Evercrest. From there, you may choose to start hiking or hire a tricycle that will bring you deep into the residential area.

4. Mt. Ayaas -  Rodriguez, Rizal
Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 14th highest mountain in Rizal and the 1137th highest mountain in Philippines.
Highlights: River trekking, Water Falls, Grassland Terraces, views of the rest of Sierra Madre and nearby areas

How to get there
Take a FX enroute to Moltalban Eastwood (50Php), drop off is Eastwood take a tricycle(10Php) or jeep (7.50Php) going to Wawa Dam. Register at Brgy. 

5. Mt. Hapunang Banoi - Rodriguez, Rizal
Mount Haponang Baboy / Mt. Banoi  is a 1,514 ft / 462 m mountain peak near Rodriguez, Rizal, Philippines. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 19th highest mountain in Rizal and the 1344th highest mountain in Philippines.


Highlights: Limestone formations, Bouldering, limestone rock-climbing, views of  Mt. Binacayan, Mt. Ayaas, Mt. Parawagan, Mt. Arayat, Mt. Balagbag, Mt. Pamitinan, and the La Mesa Dam ,and of the rest of Sierra Madre.

How to get there
Take a FX enroute to Moltalban Eastwood (50Php), drop off is Eastwood take a tricycle(10Php) or jeep (7.50Php) going to Wawa Dam. Register at Brgy.

GUIDE:
Mt. Maculot and Mt. Batulao
Guides are readily available (most of them are children aged between 13 to 15)

Mt. Pamitinan, Mt. Ayaas and Mt. Hapunang Banoi
Sir Eman/ Local Guide
09493956589
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