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Mt. Batulao tour

Mt. Batulao

Take it to the top

Batulao, a portmanteau of two Tagalog words "bato" (rock) and "ilaw" (light) is the name of the mountain situated in Nasugbu, Batangas that is famous for its lush jagged peaks. With its straightforward and clearly marked paths, this mountain can be considered beginner-friendly. Whether you are taking the old or the new trail (or a combination of both), this mountain will surely whet your appetite for the outdoors.


TRIPinas offers a reasonably-priced, newbie-friendly Mt. Batulao tour. As with all our tours, we guarantee you a fun and safe hiking trip so you can jump-start your trekking lifestyle. We offer two packages. The first one has no transportation for those who plan to bring their own car or commute with public bus. The second one is inclusive of the round trip service from Metro Manila or neighboring provinces (including Tagaytay).



After a two-hour travel from Manila on-board our vehicle, you will arrive at the jump-off where you can take your packed breakfast. A brief orientation will be given by the coordinator. Stuff that you won't need for your climb such as change of clothes can be left in the vehicle. As the trail is pretty exposed, slather on your sunscreen (>SPF 30) to prevent sunburn. Following your guide, you will be entering a barangay of friendly locals. Some small stores selling fresh buko juice (coconut water), lumpia (fried spring rolls) and turon (fried banana fritters) and basic toilet facilities are also available on the early section of the trail. After the first two kilometers, the path will gradually slope up offering a glimpse of the jagged peaks on the horizon. The group can take a breather after the roped section - hydrate, munch on some snacks and re-apply sunscreen before finally making the final summit push. Caution must be exercised here as some portions of the trail are steep with lots of loose rocks. About 30 minutes, you will reach the summit (peak 12 aka camp 10) where you will be rewarded with sweeping views of Batangas and Cavite. On a clear day, you will see Taal lake and Taal volcano. There are stalls at the summit selling halu-halo, cold drinks and lumpia. After taking photos, head back down to return to the vehicle where you will be taken to Tagaytay for a well-deserved lunch. Treat yourself some local delicacies like a bowl of bulalo or a strong cup of kapeng barako.


Where is Mt. Batulao?
It is located at Nasugbu, Batangas - roughly a two-hour drive south of Manila.

How long does the tour last?
We offer a day trip that starts at around 5AM from Manila. With traffic, you should be back in the metro by around 6PM.

What is the difficulty level?
The trail is friendly to those who are just starting to explore the joys of hiking activities.

Is this open for everyone?
If you are comfortable walking for around 5 hours under the sun on continuously rolling hills, then Mt. Batulao is for you. Pregnant women and young kids need not sign-up.

When is it best to go?
You can visit this mountain anytime during the dry season from mid-October to Mid-June. Take note that since the terrain is exposed, the heat can be oppressive during summer and the rains can violently pound on you during the typhoon months. Bring appropriate gears.

What is your cancellation policy?
We are quite easy with that. If we are forced to cancel the trip for any reason and as long as it has not yet started you will get a full refund or the option the reschedule.