Mt. Batulao Itinerary: day hike

Mt. Batulao is one of those mountains where you can never shoot a bad photo.
Hiking, Mountain Climbing | Mt. Batulao via traditional trail
Evercrest Subdivision, Nasugbu, Batangas
811 MASL
Specs: Minor climb with 60-70-degree crawling assault to summit
Trek to summit: 3-4 hours


Things to consider:
. Registration fee is collected at camp 1 or camp 7
. There is no public water source, but you can use a public toilet in camp 1
. Potable water for sale is available at camp 1
. Sometimes, the locals carry softdrinks up the mountain to sell to hikers
. Bring all necessities with you since there’s no market nearby (food, condiments)

. You may park your car at Evercrest (subdivision) if you decide to bring one
. If there are no trikes available, you will have to start trekking from Evercrest subdivision (add about 1 hour to trekking time)
. There are plenty of campsites leading to the summit. The biggest ones are camp 1 and camp 7.
. You may leave your packs at the camp 1 (or other campsites) for easier summit assault. Just make sure somebody will stay behind to watch over them.
. There are two trails to get to the summit: one easy sloping assault, passing by all the campsites and a new one, passing through the jagged peaks; You may traverse the mountain starting at the jagged peaks and descending through the campsites but you will have to pay 2 registration fees.
· Some hikers proceed to Mt. Talamitam, Mt. Batulao's sister mountain, which is only a commute away
. Just adjust this itinerary if you want to stay overnight; Add about 30 minutes trekking time up and down the mountain since you'll be bringing a heavier backpack. You may also head to Tagaytay and spend the night in one of its cozy hotels.

Budget: around P426 per pax.
Budget estimate for 5 people:
640 bus to Batangas (~P128 from Taft)
640 bus back to Manila (~P128)
100 barangay fees (P20)
500 food share
250 misc

Mt. Batulao

Jagged peaks view from summit

Mountain Dew refreshment!

Itinerary and expenses recorded on April 1, 2008

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