HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Talamitam, Batangas

Mt. Talamitam
Though, there are no trees dancing and birds singing, the nude shape of Mt. Talamitam makes it one of the hiking destinations in the Province of Batangas. Considered as a friendly mountain for beginners, this Talamitam can still bring a remarkable hiking experience to those seasoned in this field because of its soil type which is slippery and muddy during wet season and hot during summer. As what you can see on the photo above, this mountain is covered with green which brings a relaxing aura in the eyes.
 
Mt. Talamitam

Mt. Talamitam itinerary
THE TRAILS OF MT. TALAMITAM: The trails are well established while its terrain is covered with tall cogon grass and shrubs, so arm warmer or insect repellent is needed. There's no hard wood or tall trees that can protect the hikers from the sun rays, thus, sun block is recommended. Its highest point measures 630+ MASL with a gorgeous 360 degrees views on top. There's a hundred meters assault to the summit which added a spice called "adventure."

THE SUMMIT AND THE CAMPSITE OF MT. TALAMITAM: There is wide area that serves a campsite and at the same time, the summit. There's a breathtaking view of the nearby towns with a wide farmlands covered with greens. The slopes of the nearby mountain ranges, like Mt. Batulao, looks spectacular as it is being highlighted by golden sunset while the stars and lights from the villages houses are sparkling like diamonds in the sky.

HOW TO GET TO MT. TALAMITAM: Our group met at the bus terminal beside MRT Taft/EDSA and took a bus bound for Bayabasan. Then, had long walk to DENR, for registration and met our two guides.  Going Back to Manila: After the climb, we chartered a jeepney to Tagaytay Crossing for Bulalo break. Then, different jeepney to Olivares and rode in a Van to Alabang.