Hiking on Mt. Daguldol, the summit of the gods

Mt. Daguldol
Mt. Daguldol is situated in Brgy. Hugom, San Juan, Batangas, Philippines. This mountain is one of the assets of the province, in terms of mountain ranges with gorgeous beaches on the sides. This mountain is perfect for the first time hiker because the trail is simple to moderate, but the beauty on the summit was remarkably beautiful. 

Beach Resorts in San Juan Batangas
Since we arrived in Batangas at around 7PM, after the registration, we proceeded to one of the beach resorts in Brgy. Hugom and opted to camp by the beach, instead of having a fully air conditioned room. Prepared our dinner while having our socials. We rested early to wake up early for our morning hike.

Mt. Daguldol Trail
The trail of Mt. Daguldol is composed of almost assault (some parts) and hopping on and off the boulders. The trail is not just for hikers or residents, it also serves as the trail of the horses that is being used in transporting goods going to the low lands. There are rivers, but there's no water on it during our ascend.

Trail of Mt. Daguldol

Mt. Daguldol

Batang Hamog

Best Hiking Shoes
Hiking shoes or boots are just one of the essentials that a hiker should have. But look on the photo above, it's not a hiking shoes but Janneth was able to reach Mt. Daguldol's summit using her Advan Shoes. Photo above, the battle between the Advan Shoes and Team Salomon. Who do you think got the title??

Tents for Sale
There were groups who spent overnight on the camp site and they were more than 30 in total. Upon our arrival, they almost done with break camp. While they were taking group shots on the other side, we had our own poses on the boulders. We stayed at the summit for less than an hour.

Mt. Gulugod Baboy
Mt. Daguldol is almost the same with Mt. Gulugod Baboy. The summit is a wide open area, covered with green grass. Aside from this wide camp site, it also serves as the pastulan of the horses. #conyomode A lot of poops scattered in the area, so it is advisable to bring and turn on your head lamps if you're planning to do a night trek.

Mt. Daguldol

Mt. Daguldol Summit
On the summit, there's a 360 view of Province of Batangas. The stretch of the white sand beaches and the coastline can be seen from afar. The wind is cool and refreshing. Boulders are also available for those people who loves buwis buhay shoots. What's amazing on the summit? It's like a mountain of the gods because of its gorgeous and clean slopes.

Descending was a bit easier and faster than ascending, but it was dangerous. The trail was really dry and the sand was slippery, so balancing is important. There are stores on the trail who sells buko juice, halo-halo and other samalamig that can quench your thirst.

Resorts in Batangas
After the super hot and tiring hike, it's time for us to enjoy the cold and refreshing waters in Batangas. In Brgy. Hugom, there are a lot of beach resorts and hotels available for tourists, depending on budget. There are people who offer services like scuba diving and island hopping for a friendly price.

Beaches in Batangas
How to Get Here | We rode in Alps Bus (Cubao-EDSA) going to Alps Terminal in San Juan, Batangas. Approximately 3 hours travel. From Alps terminal, we chartered a tricycle going to Brgy. Hugom.  Travel time: 1 hour 10 minutes.

Going back to Manila | We chartered an L300 Van going to Lipa City, Batangas;. Van Rental: 1,500 pesos. Travel Period: 1 hour and 40 minutes. The new terminal in Lipa is located in SM City - SM City Grand Terminal. 

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