As found in pinoymountaineer.com
Jump-off point: Evercrest Golf Course, Nasugbu
LLA: 14.0408 N 120.8011 E 811 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-4 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 4/9, Trail class 3 with 60-70 degrees assault
Features: Open trails, rolling slopes, scenic views of Batangas
- take the bus from Coastal Mall to Evercrest (104php)
IF ONE HAS A PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION:
(as found in pinoymountaineer.com)
- From SLEX, proceed to Tagaytay and turn right when reaching Tagaytay Rotonda. From then on, this goes all the way beyond Tagaytay Public Market and past the marker welcoming you to Nasugbu. Evercrest is just a little past KM. 72. When looking for parking, just go inside Evercrest, go straight and make a left turn. One can park by the village (right, downward road) or randomly park in a place with the sign board “parking spaces”. There’s usually a fee for that.
THINGS TO BRING :
FOR DAYHIKE (since it was only dayhike that I have experienced):
- 1.5 – 2 L of water (I suggest you bring 2 bottles of 2L of water)
- If one is still not satisfied with water, you may opt to bring energy drinks (Pocari Sweat, Gatorade, etc)
- Trekking Shoes
- Protective Sleeves (there are tall grasses in the area and you will be really needing this if your skin is prone to getting scratches easily)
- Hiking Gloves (optional but highly recommended)
- Food (trail snacks and lunch)
- Trekking Pole (optional but highly recommended)
- Extra clothes
- Camera (of course)
50php (25 pesos each) – Registration in Camp 1 (when ascending) and Camp 4 (when descending)
5php – urinate
30php – Mountain Dew
TOTAL : 85php (Our expenses turn out to be super cheap since we were already staying in the Cavite area + we had a private transportation)
6:30am ETD from Trece Martires, Cavite
7:45am ETA in Evercrest Golf Course
8:20am Parking inside Evercrest
8:40am Start of trek from jump-off point
10am Reached Camp 0
10:30am Continue trek til summit
12:30pm Reach summit/Lunch
2:00pm Start descent
5:30pm Reach jump-off point
6:00pm Reach parking and freshen up
Do I need a guide?
If it is your first time to hike, I would suggest getting a guide. Please contact Kuya Edwin (09361137238). Aside from our personal guide and a good friend of mine, we decided to get Kuya Edwin since my mom wanted a porter to carry her bag + I also needed his help whenever there were some obstacles we had to pass through. He’s really a good guide, trust me! If you are used to climbing mountains and you know the ins and outs of Mt. Batulao, then you don’t need one.
P.S. Please do not get child guides. Yes you may be helping them for their livelihood but you will be the one who will have a hard time in the end.
Which trail is harder, old or new?
In my opinion, both trails are the same. But experienced climbers in this mountain would usually say the old trail is harder.
Is this mountain safe?
I haven’t heard any news about this mountain being attacked by NPA’s or whatnot so this mountain is really safe. Although you might have read the news about a girl who died during her climb. Rest assured that the local guides are safe to get since they know the mountain at the back of their palms. It was the girl at fault that was why she died.
The start of our ascend towards the summit
Camp 1 – where people usually stay overnight & this starts to lead towards the summit
Mt. Batulao Crew
Seeing this view everyday will give me the sense of fulfillment
Friendship Goals : Mountain Climbing
We have finally reached the Summit !
Forever hiking buddies <3