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Vandalism at Mt. Batulao
summit. Bigger photo below.
Photo credit: Kerwin Ancero

Mt. Batulao via New Trail

Nasugbu, Batangas (Near Tagaytay)


Previous minor climb




TEAM COMPOSITION (With cellphone number and contact in case of emergency)


Other climbers:
Contact person:




0500 Assembly at BSC bus station at EDSA Taft (back of McDonalds, below MRT northbound)
0530 Board Nasugbu-bound bus
0800 ETA Evercrest, breakfast at the carinderia, commence trek via new trail
1130 ETA summit, rest, snack, photo opp, collect trash
1230 Star descent via new trail
1530 ETA where many sari-sari stores are located, light snack, tidy up
1600 Take jeep to Tagaytay
1630 Post-climb in Tagaytay, plus gimik
1900 ETD for Manila
2100 ETA Manila


1. Day pack - fully water-proofed with day hike essentials
2. 3 liters of water (can bring less because stores abound)
3. Packed meals
    a. Breakfast
    b. Lunch
    c. Snack for Batulao summit - something that can be quickly cooked or heated
4. Headlamp with extra batteries
5. Umbrella/raincoat
6. Arm sleeves, hat, wind-breaker/jacket
7. Trowel
8. Cup for coffee or soup
9. Groundsheet (2) + strings
10. Trash bag (plain, generic without printed brand)
11. First aid kit and personal medicine

COST (As of Nov. 29, 2011)

Bus fare – P120 one way estimate
Registration (Batulao 1) - P20
Registration (Batulao 2) - P20
Jeep from Evercrest to Tagaytay – P24 estimate
Bus from Tagaytay to Manila – P90 estimate


Mt. Batulao is a naked mountain, without trees and mainly covered with cogon via the new trail. Be prepared by bringing something to protect yourself from the sun. Bringing extra water is encouraged.




Vandalism at Mt. Batulao summit

Abide by LNT principles 5: Leave what you find. Avoid any form of vandalism. Gone are the day when you have to put "I was here" wherever you go. No need to leave your mark.

Photo credit: Kerwin D. Ancero