Mt. Talamitam, Batangas: 2024 Hike Guide, Location, Height, Difficulty

Though, no trees are 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 the wet season and hot during summer. As you can see on the photo above, this mountain is covered with green which brings a relaxing aura to the eyes.

THE TRAILS OF 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 are no hardwood or tall trees that can protect the hikers from the sun's rays, thus, sunblock is recommended. Its highest point measures 630+ MASL with a gorgeous 360-degree view on top. There are a hundred meters assaults to the summit which added a spice called "adventure."

THE STUNNING VIEWS ON THE SUMMIT: There is a wide area that serves as a campsite and at the same time, the summit. There's a breathtaking view of the nearby towns with wide farmlands covered with greens. The slopes of the nearby mountain ranges, like Mt. Batulao, look spectacular as it is being highlighted by golden sunset while the stars and lights from the village houses sparkle like diamonds in the sky.

HOW TO GET HERE: 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.