Mount Manalmon Hiking Tour
If you’re looking for an easy but picturesque day hike, the Mount Manalmon Hiking Tour will not disappoint you. Hiking these twin peaks is easy which is excellent for those starting to climb mountains. You’ll also get to explore a cave nearby and enjoy a picnic by the river.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Mount Manalmon and Mount Gola are located in Biak Na Bato National Park in San Miguel, Bulacan, also part of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. It’s a 2.5 to 3 hours drive from Manila taking the backdoor route. In between these two beautiful mountains is the Madlum River.
Aside from hiking, other activities you’ll enjoy here are spelunking Bayukbok Cave, crossing the monkey bridge, and swimming in Madlum River.
- Private van transportation from Manila and back. Inclusive of fuel, driver, and toll fees.
- Tour coordinator / guide from us
- Local hiking guides
- All entrance fees and environmental fees
- Local caving guide
- Headlight rental fee
- Souvenir from us
- Hydration – bottled water and sports drink
- Trail snacks
- Personal souvenirs and expenses
- Travel insurance
Meet up in Makati
Our tour coordinator and driver will meet up with you at KFC-Caltex Gas Station, Buendia Ave. corner Chino Roces, Makati by 4:00 AM. There are restaurants in the area where you can eat breakfast before we leave.
ETD in Makati for San Miguel, Bulacan
As courtesy to others, please be at the meet up location at least 30 minutes before the departure time. We’ll only allow 10-minute grace period. You can sleep in the car.
ETA in Sitio Madlum, San Maguel, Bulacan
Arrival at the trail head. We will register and meet our local guides. We’ll have a short briefing before we commence hiking.
There are stores in the area where you can buy bottled water and trail snacks.
ETA summit of Mount Gola
Hiking duration up to the summit of Mount Gola is approximately 1.5 hour. This varies depending on the strength of the group.
There are no stores along the trail so we suggest that you bring your own trail food and hydration
Enjoy the view at the summit. We have plenty of photo opportunities there.
ETA summit of Mount Manalmon
Mount Manalmon is the second summit that we’ll climb. There’s a perfect view of the historical Mount Biak na Bato at the background.
Plenty of photo opportunities here.
ETA registration area
We’ll eat lunch at a store near the registration area before we do the caving. You can buy refreshments here and other food. We suggest that you bring your own packed lunch and hydration.
We’ll also get to enjoy the cave of Bayukbok. Our guide will provide you with a headlight or a flash light.
Traversing the cave will take about one hour. Please avoid shouting or loud voices while inside the cave.
Back at the parking lot.
Prepare for the return trip to Makati / Manila. There are rest rooms in the area where you can wash up and change clothes.
Arrival in Manila / Makati. We can drop you off along the way so that you don’t need to go back all the way to Makati.
End of tour.
No, lunch is not included but a safe budget is around P100 for a good meal with a drink at the village. We recommend that you prepare a packed lunch.
We always recommend hiking shoes with threaded sole for comfort and added confidence on the trails especially for those loose soil and rocks.
Only bring the things you need to save on space. Avoid excess baggage.
- Extra set of clothes
- Packed lunch
- Any rain protection like rain-proof jackets and/or raincoat or ponchos (in case it rains)
- Trail food like chocolate bars or granola bars
- Medicines if you are on medication
- 2 liters of hydration
- Mobile phone and camera
- Sunblock (optional)
Yes, we do need a permit-to-climb Mount Manalmon. We will take care of securing the permit for you. You need to confirm at least 1 week before so we can secure the permits.
No permit no climb.
This tour requires a minimum of 10 participants to depart.
If you are less than 10, contact us via email so that we can give you the rate for that particular number of participants.