Hike to the top of Mt. Batolusong in the Rizal province with this day tour. This experience is perfect for novice climbers as only a few parts of the trail are steep. For a hassle-free trip, this package also includes roundtrip transfers from Metro Manila and the service of a guide. Depending on availability, you may also get the chance to use the tour operator's GoPro and drone on your climb.
Your outdoor adventure starts around midnight when your guide fetches you from your chosen pick-up point in Metro Manila. You will then reach the jump-off point in Rizal before dawn, giving you some time to register and enjoy an early breakfast if you packed food. Afterward, you will begin the ascent to the summit.
For the first parts of the journey, you will trek through open fields and paths bordered by tall grass. It is best to get a head start to avoid the heat of the sun. As you continue the climb, you will take a break at Duhatan Ridge. After a short rest, you'll resume the trek to Mapatag Plateau.
This spot features open spaces where you can get a scenic view of the neighboring ridges and feel the breeze on your skin. Feel free to catch your breath here and snap a couple of photos before finally making the final ascent to the summit. After passing through a thick bamboo forest and conquering a steep incline, you will find yourselves at the summit, which is also called Rangyas Peak.
The summit stands at about 883 meters above sea level and provides a panoramic view of the green hills nearby. Following a short break here, you will head back down. On the way to the jump-off point, you will stop by the Sangab Cave and River to swim in its cool waters. Aside from rewarding yourself with a refreshing dip in the river, you may also eat lunch by the riverside.
Finally, you will continue the descent until you arrive at the jump-off point. Feel free to freshen up and change before you are driven back to Metro Manila.
Explore the beautiful mountain ranges of Rizal by booking this day hike to the top of Mt. Batolusong. Check availability by choosing a date.
Strictly practice the leave no trace principle, fine may be charged if caught littering. Optional activities that may be available are to be paid on-site. Bring toiletries and a change of clothes, you may shower at the end of the tour for 20 pesos before heading back to the pick-up. Bring food that won't be soiled immediately. Pack complete but light.
The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Tour cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your scheduled tour subject to approval.
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