Let’s wander where the wifi is weak.

Things to know:

Name: Mt. Batulao
Location: Nasugbu, Batangas
Jump-Off Point: KC Hillcrest (Evercret) Golf Course
Elevation: 813 m
Difficulty: Scramble

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The start of our journey

Anyone can climb Mt. Batulao anytime you want however during the summer months expect a tree-less trail which means that the temperature is extremely hot so don’t forget to bring sunblock lotion, shades to protect your eyes, and water.

…Oh did I forgot to mention that don’t forget to bring your happy self as well when climbing up the mountain.

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The torn among the roses

 

Based on the articles that I read Mt. Batulao was derived from the word Bato sa Ilaw (illuminated rock), wherein a yearly phenomenon was observed during the last week of December, where the sun sets right in the middle of Batulao’s two crests, producing a figure of rocks surrounding a disc of red light.

 

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When you see it.

 

HOW TO GET THERE:
  • For Commuters – Ride a DLTB bus bound for Nasugbu in Buendia Station. Alight at Evercrest (KC Hillcrest Golf Club). Ride a tricycle or walk towards the registration point.
  • By Car – Follow the way going to Tagaytay via Cavitex or SLEX. At the intersection in Olivares, follow the way going to Nasugbu. Turn left at Evercrest (KC Hillcrest). Take the first right after then drive straight until you see the parking area.

 

ITINERARY : (http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2007/08/mt-batulao-811.html)

0400 ETD Coastal Mall bus terminal to Nasugbu, Batangas
0715 Arrival at Evercrest
0730 Start trek
0845 Arrival at Fork. Take the left, downward trail that enters some woodland
0900 Arrival at Camp 1. Register.
1015 Arrival at Camp 8, commence final assault
1100 Arrival at summit; lunch
1200 Start descent via New Trail, which is opposite the Old Trail at the summit
1300 Arrival at New Trail Campsite. Register again.
1530 Back at Evercrest; clean-up at nearby sari-sari store
1600 ETD for Tagaytay by jeepney (P30.00)
1630 ETA Tagaytay; anything goes from hereNew to Old Trail

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Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other… again and again and again. And if you allow yourself opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit.

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And if you’re lucky enough you will meet some cute guys just like ‘Kyah’ which I met while resting and waiting for the next walk. #NinjaMoves

 

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The guy wearing white top ❤

 

Okay! back to trekking / hiking.

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A piece of advise for first time climbers (like me). when they say “minor climb” it must be understood that all mountains pose some degree of difficulty and risk. Moreover it is a good idea to consult a doctor before climbing the peak.

It is also a must for hikers to register before proceeding to ramble. Leave your name and mobile number to the officials at the registration area. And tell them when you are expected to return.

Optional to have a tour guide that will assist you throughout the adventure.

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Once you get to the peak you will be amazed with the view and will notice the beauty of nature is everywhere. So don’t forget to bring your camera and strike a pose.

 

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It’s all about finding calm in the chaos so,

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because the memories maid in the mountains stay in our hearts forever.