Head into the mountains from Metro Manila! Includes 50 of the most popular peaks climbable in a day from the Metro Manila area. Note: Mount Banahaw is currently closed to mountaineers (reopening date unknown) but still included here.


Highest peak

Mount Banahaw

7,080 ft / 2,157 m

Most prominent peak

Mount Banahaw

7,080 ft / 2,157 m

Most summited peak

Mount Batulao

67 summits

Most difficult peak

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Difficulty breakdown

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Top climbing months

July   11%

March   10%

June   9%

"Dayhike turned 22-hour hike at Mt. Balingkilat traverse to Nagsasa Cove via Baculi. Lost and e-camp at Kapatagan. Still, had fun swimming, camping and observing Leonids at Nagsasa Cove. " - Mount Balingkilat, MJGPresto, Nov 17, 2018
"Hiked with some of our friends who wants to experience mountaineering. Forest trail is perfect for beginners, rich in flora and fauna, amazing view of the towering Mt. Banahaw and Mt. Cristobal and the lakes on its foot." - Mount Mabilog, frankoie, Jul 14, 2018
"Hiked with my wife, and a some friend. Enjoyed the calming sound of the forest all the way up to the hut. The grass part of the summit and the 360-view of Laguna de Bay is its main feature. Locals are kind and accomodating." - Mount Tagapo, frankoie, Jun 24, 2018
"Philippines. Started in Los Banos at the university. It was Good Friday, Holy Week, lots of people! First part is a paved road. Lots of shops. Bought some bananas. Went to mud pool first. At Agila Base the path got small. Climbed through forest. A lady gave some information: watch out for leeches and need to come down at 14 o clock! Oh ooh. Detour between station 16 and 17 because of landslide. On the way up went hardcore, left everyone behind. Wanted to make the summit before deadline. Climbed like crazy, passed lots of people. Did not wait for people coming down. Got to Peak 2 at 13h45 uff! " - Mount Makiling, Pieter, Mar 30, 2018
"Philippines. Took tricycle from Tagaytay to Taal Lake. A catamaran took us to the Taal Island. Got a guide who took us on a dusty path up. Some people on horses. Had a beatiful view over the surroundings just before sunset." - Mount Taal, Pieter, Mar 14, 2018