Mt. Talamitam

Nasugbu, Batangas

Mt. Talamitam
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Aye T.
4.0 Stars
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I suggest you climb here at night, the first time i climb talamitam it was a night hike, stars was beautiful, cold and romantic, it is different when you climb here 10 am.. No trees just a long trail and its super hot. You need a lot of water I mean a lot, this is the first mountain that made me exhausted.. But the summit is also beautiful.. Read my batulao review for down side of climbing here. 15th summit done!

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Jon B.
4.0 Stars
4

I'll make sure that I'll go somewhere every weekend to distress and get away from the stressful life in the city. We initially planned to climb Mt. Tapulao but due to the bad weather condition, we decided to change our plan. We opted to spend overnight at Mt. Talamitam just for us to relax and escape. I've been here 5 times, yeah, a repeat climb over and over!

One thing that I learned from my last visit is not to hit the trail on noontime because you'll be exposed to sunlight as there's no tree that can protect you from scorching heat of the sun.

We left Manila at 2PM and arrived past 5PM at the registration area since it was an overnight camping. We welcomed and greeted by the locals and asked to register. We didn't get a tour host since the trail is well established and most of us already climbed the mountain. We bought all the things we needed like canned goods, drinking water, and a bottle of emperador128522

We started trekking after securing our needs. The start of trail is more descend down to the bamboo bridge made by the locals. You can see cows, goats along the trail. Going to the summit was very challenging. It's more on assault and cogongrass taller than me. We've arrived at the summit past 7 in the evening. We pitched our tents on the left side facing Mt. Apayang to see the stars at night. The next day, the sea of clouds greeted us! It's very rare that you'll witness a sea of clouds in Talamitam.

TIP:
DAYTOUR- Be here before 5 in the morning. There's no trees that can protect you from scorching heat of the sun. Make sure to light pack and bring more water.

OVERNIGHT:
It is advisable to start trek past 3 in the afternoon and reach the summit before sunset. Sunset here is also nice! Make sure to bring headlamp and a thick jacket.

ALWAYS practice the LEAVE NO TRACE outdoor ethics. Also, don't be too loud as a sign of respect to other campers. Go out of your tent and get to know them under the light of a thousands stars at night.

HAVE FUN!

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Katrina F.
4.0 Stars

Mt. Talamitam got its name from the Filipino word Tala meaning 'star'. According to our guide, at night the brightest star would appear exactly above the peak of the mountain.

The hike is relatively easy for beginners. It took us around 2 hours to the summit with a few 5 minute breaks in between. Once at the summit, breathtaking views of Batangas and Cavite are visible.

Beside Talamitam is Mt. Apayang, which was just opened this year. Since we were feeling adventurous, we did not hesitate to climb the second peak. It only took us 30 minutes to get to its summit.

Going down, have a side trip to Layong Bato River to wash up and have some rest. The river is clean and cold, perfect finish to an exhausting hell of a climb.

#12Days

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Jon B.
3.0 Stars

Super HOT that's how I describe this mountain. Started trekking at around 11 AM and I felt like iniihaw ako sa init. There are no trees here. I saw horses, cows, and carabaos along the trail because its a very grassy mountain. The final assault was the most challenging part. I should have climbed this mountain night trek or early morning. Things that you need to bring: madami water, payong at sunblock.

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Eater F.
3.0 Stars

Hike is very easy 1/10. No muscle pain after the hike. View is great. I spent less 500 for 16pax!

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Fatimah B.
3.0 Stars

Mt. Talamitam was the first mountain I have ever been to. I remember when we climbed this mountain there was a typhoon named Glenda. We started the hike at 3 pm and found our way to the summit at 6 pm. We have a zero visibility that time. We stayed in the summit like 20 to 30 minutes as it would be hard to go down. I remember exactly the time when we were climbing down. There was a heavy downpour and thick mud everywhere. We were even sliding in some parts of the mountain because we don't have a choice. We just laughed at ourselves whenever we fall on our butts. But seriously it was not a safe climb. I even thought at some point I'm gonna die. Night trek with a typhoon should really not be done. But with God's presence we were able to go down at 10 pm. That was the longest 4 hours of my life. Since it's already late, we cannot go home because there are no buses that would depart to Manila. We ended up staying in a sari-sari store in the area. We were lucky that one of the sari-sari store owners opened their house to us. They adopted all of us into their home even if they don't know us. Yes, faith in humanity restored. We left the place at 3 am to catch the earliest bus and left a note in the house saying our thank yous. It was a great experience in general!

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Chrislyn F.
5.0 Stars

I've been very busy with traveling here and there and wasn't able to climb any mountain for more than 4 months. When my friend Kai invited me for a dayhike in Mt. Talamitam, I said yes! Getting into Mt. Talamitam is easy if coming from Manila. It's just a bus away, about 2-3 hours ride. Any Nasugbu-bound or Calatagan-bound bus from Manila (terminal is located in Buendia near MCDO) plies the route, just tell the conductor to drop you at Brgy Bayabasan, specifically at KM 83.

Mt. Talamitam is a bald mountain, treeless, nothing but grass, hence the reputation of a really hot mountain. So right from the start, I tried to condition my mind that we're about to do a dehydrating climb.

The wow part of Mt. Talamitam came as soon as we exited the hot woodland area. The grazing fields, which reminded me so much of the teletubbyland (from the kiddie show Teletubbies). Lol

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Chrislyn F.
5.0 Stars

I've been very busy with traveling here and there and wasn't able to climb any mountain for more than 4 months. When my friend Kai invited me for a dayhike in Mt. Talamitam, I said yes! Getting into Mt. Talamitam is easy if coming from Manila. It's just a bus away, about 2-3 hours ride. Any Nasugbu-bound or Calatagan-bound bus from Manila (terminal is located in Buendia near MCDO) plies the route, just tell the conductor to drop you at Brgy Bayabasan, specifically at KM 83.

Mt. Talamitam is a bald mountain, treeless, nothing but grass, hence the reputation of a really hot mountain. So right from the start, I tried to condition my mind that we're about to do a dehydrating climb.

The wow part of Mt. Talamitam came as soon as we exited the hot woodland area. The grazing fields, which reminded me so much of the teletubbyland (from the kiddie show Teletubbies). Lol

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Jeah Maureen D.
5.0 Stars

Aaaaaaaand I'm back! Mostly because I realized I haven't posted in sooooo long! 128514 and i really do miss |ooloo! Plus me and a close friend recently started a climb-every-mountain project so I thought why not place it in this microblog! 128507

First climb of the year was to Mt. Talamitam! Honestly, my outdoor skills are nearing zero so the first climb had to be pretty easy! Met up at coastal mall at around 5am and started the trek maybe at around 9?

Mt. Talamitam really is a good climb for beginners! 1-3hrs to the summit obviously depending on your pace and the number of "water/sunblock breaks" you take! Our entire trek lasted about 6 hours because we stopped for an hour at the peak to take photos and what not! Plus we stopped by the waterfalls for a quick dip!!! 128556

There are guides just below and from my experience, they were pretty friendly and helped the beginners out a lot! They are an association and have rules and such like revoking membership if your trail babies get injured!! 128582

I started the year with 5 planned hikes and I'm too excited to do them all!!! 9728

PS 3G throughout the trail!! Hahahahah
PPS there ARE chill parts where only the altitude slows you down (see photo) HAHA but dont be fooled
PPPS the trail to the waterfalls = much harder but super worth it!!

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Tin C.
3.0 Stars

Climbed Mt. Talamitam with the |ooloo payong! I almost gave up when we're near the summit because the trail was too steep and the sun seemed like on its hottest point. Thank you |ooloo payong for saving me from the extreme heat! For those who plan to climb, it's a 2-hour climb to the summit so doing it early in the morning will be better. We had a terrible time because we're caught by the 12noon sun. 127774128534

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