It's more fun in the Philippines. It's more fun in Nasugbu, Batangas!
An adventurous gateway to Mt. Batulao. Never Stop Exploring!
Due to the government’s new policy on provincial buses without appropriate terminals, we had to ride a jeepney to the Coastal Provincial Bus Terminal. When we got there, we boarded a bus bound for Nasugbu at around 11:25 a.m.
We arrived in Evercrest, at 1:30 p.m. The weather was already getting worse, and I did not have any raincoat with me. My umbrella didn’t help much either, so I decided to just secure my DSLR using the big plastic bag that a local gave me. After praying, we started the trek.
Even with an uncooperative weather, it was still a wonderful experience, especially for a first time climber like me. More mountains to climb!
Jump-off point: Evercrest Golf Course, Nasugbu
LLA: 14.0408 N 120.8011 E 811 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-4 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 4/9, Trail class 3 with 60-70 degrees assault
Features: Open trails, rolling slopes, scenic views of Batangas
Courtesy of: pinoymountaineer.com
As of August 17-18, 2013 (Traverse via New to Old Trail)
10:00 AM - ETD at MRT GMA-Kamuning Station via MRT Taft Avenue Station
10:59 AM - ETA at MRT Taft Avenue Station
Take a Jeepney bound via Taft Avenue - Coastal Road
(Drop off to Coastal Provincial Bus Terminal)
11:25 AM - ETA at Coastal Provincial Bus Terminal
(Take a Bus bound Nasugbu, Batangas)
1:30 PM - ETA at Evercrest
1:45 PM - ETA at Jump off
(Start the Trek)
4:20 PM - ETA at New Trail's Campsite
(Registered at Registration Area and Put up a Tent)
5:30 PM - Preparing a dinner
7:00 PM - Dinner Time and Social
9:00 PM - Lights Off
4:15 AM - Wake Up Call
6:00 AM - Break Camp and Pack up
7:00 AM - ETD at New Trail's Campsite
8:00 AM - ETA at Summit
8:20 AM - ETD at Summit
(Traverse via Old Trail)
9:20 AM - ETA at Old Trail's Campsite
(Exit Green Light)
10:00 AM - ETA at Stream (Revitalize)
11:45 AM - ETA at Jump off
12:15 PM - ETA at Evercrest
12:30 PM - Board a Bus to Manila (Coastal Provincial Bus Terminal)
3:10 PM - ETD at Coastal Provincial Bus Terminal
3:30 PM - ETA at MRT Taft Avenue Station
4:10 PM - MRT GMA-Kamuning Station
Php 14.00/pax - MRT GMA-Kamuning Station - Taft Avenue Station
Php 10.00/pax - Jeepney via Taft Avenue - Coastal Provincial Bus Terminal
Php 102.00/pax - DLTB Bus bound Nasugbu, Batangas
Php 30.00/pax - New Trail's Registration Area (Includes Environmental Fee)
Php 20.00/pax - Old Trail's Registration Area (Includes Environmental Fee)
Php 25.00/pax - Revitalize (Ligo)
Php 104.00/pax - San Agustin Bus bound Coastal Provincial Bus Terminal
Php 10.00/pax - Jeepney via Coastal Provincial Bus Terminal - Taft Avenue
Php 14.00/pax - MRT Taft Avenue Station - MRT GMA-Kamuning Station
*********Exclusive of Food*********
Mt. Batulao is highly recommended as a mountain climbing destination for dayhikers and novice mountaineers. For its main attraction, the summit of Mt. Batulao offers a spectacular 360-degree view of the Batangas landscape, including Taal Lake and Volcano, and Balayan Bay.
Batulao’s name was derived from “Bato sa Ilao” (Illuminated Rocks) which later on became abbreviated to “Batulao.” According to local residents, every yearend the sun sets right between Batulao’s two peaks, creating a spectacular image of rocks surrounding a disc of red light.
- Height: 811+ MASL (meters above sea level)
- Difficulty Rating: 4 (out of maximum of 9); Minor Climb
- The mountain lies between the Balayan and Nasugbu towns of Batangas.
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