9. Engage in
Mountain Climbing and Nature Trekking
The Philippines with its large forests, pristine wilderness, and rugged
mountains, is an ideal spot for mountain climbing and nature trekking.
On Luzon the Sierra Madre mountains form the longest range of the Philippines,
extending along the island’s eastern coast for 210 miles.
The Cordillera Central Ranges to the west contain Luzon’s highest peak, Mount
Pulog, 9,613 feet.
And of course, don’t forget the
volcanoes. There are 37 volcanoes in the Philippines, of which 18 are still active. Many of these, like Mt.
Pinatubo, have become popular trekking sites.
In 1991 the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo was the most destructive volcanic event of the
20th century. Today, surrounded by a vast expanse of lahar-filled valleys and boulders the size of cars,
Mount Pinatubo offers a breathtaking view of a hidden lake inside its crater - an enchanting reward for
intrepid explorers and trekkers.
Taal Volcano is the smallest active
volcano in the world. You will find it about 70km south of Manila on "volcano island" inside a lake called
This is a popular trekking destination and, compared with other mountains, the
climb is relatively easy. The view from the top is awe-inspiring.