Mt. Masalakot and its Nalayag Monolith have recently gained popularity as a new trekking destination with a different eco-adventure. At the end of this mountain in Batangas trek, all your fatigue will dissolve once you marvel at the striking views of nearby beaches and mountains.
Trekking to the highest peak of the monolith involves a lot of rock climbing and rope segments. The higher you climb, the steeper the slopes get. Climbing to the highest peak of Nalayag Monolith takes three to four hours to reach the hiking spot. There are two major jump-off points: Sitio Maligaya and Sitio Punas in Lobo, Batangas. Hiring a guide, which will cost you PhP550 for five hikers, is highly recommended for first-time visitors. The entrance fee to this mountain in Batangas is PhP100. You must also pay PhP20 for the environmental cost of hiking in Batangas and a PhP50 charge for the parking fee for those who come with vehicles.
Whether a first-timer or a veteran at hiking, you will surely enjoy the rewarding experience of climbing for those breathtaking views in Batangas. Bring your friends or family to look out for each other and have as many loved ones sharing the memory with you. Moreover, if you have a memorable hiking experience in any of these mountains in Batangas, share it with us!
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This article was originally published in Yoorekka on March 31, 2018.
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