Mt. Bahile Trekfrom
You will get the chance to see ultramafic rocks and forest characteristics of most mountains in Palawan. From the mountain’s may viewpoints, you can get the chance to see its rich wildlife which is composed of eagles, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and many other avian species.
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Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Private
Palawan is known for being one of the last hiking frontiers in the Philippines, but you do not need to go far to experience what this beautiful island offers. Mt. Bahile is one of the examples of its wonder which is extremely near to the city proper. It is located only 30 kilometers from the city proper of Puerto Princesa which makes it one of the closest mountains to the airport; therefore, making it a good candidate for a day hike for those who are traveling in Palawan.
Mt. Bahile is a “little-explored” mountain where hikers must brace for rattan thorns in some portions of the trail. However, the hike is very rewarding because of the jaw-dropping views it offers. You will get the chance to see ultramafic rocks and forest characteristics of most mountains in Palawan.
From the mountain’s may viewpoints, you can get the chance to see its wildlife which is composed of eagles, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and many other avian species. During the trek, you may also spot many animals that live freely in the wild. Because of its location, the scenery is fantastic.
From Mt. Bahile, you will be able to see Palawan’s most slender area which separates Sulu Sea (separated by Honda Bay) from the South China Sea (separated by Ulugan Bay). At the summit, you will see Cleopatra’s Needle – the monarch of Puerto Princesa’s peaks stands proudly to its north.
While on a clear day, you will get the chance to appreciate the cluster of Thumbpeak and Beaufort. Mt. Tapyas, on the other hand, looms to the northwest of Mt. Bahile; inviting hikers to attempt a traverse in what promises to be another exciting hike in Palawan.
- Jungle Trekking and Palawan Tropical Vegetation
- Mount Bahile
Recommended things to bring along:
- Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses
- Insect repellent
- Comfortable walking shoes or trekking shoes
- Drinking water
- Packable rain jacket or poncho (just in case of rain)
- Daily backpack
Best time to go
The best time to go to if between November and May
Easy / Moderate climb suitable for everyone
- Hotel pick up / drop off
- Activities as per the itinerary
- Local community tour guide
Mt. Bahile Trek
Pick up from your hotel at 5:30 am
This activity is a day hike from Puerto Princesa where you will be picked up from your hotel and will be taken on a one hour and thirty minute-drive to the trailhead of Mt. Bahile which is at the Rural Agricultural Center in Brgy. Salvacion.
After about thirty minutes, you will start trekking your way up to the peak of Mt. Bahile, passing through its ultramafic rocks – indulging you further into a paradise at high altitude.
Upon arrival to the summit, you will be having lunch while breathing in the amazing scenery that you will get after the trek.
After lunch, you will descend from the summit and go back to the trailhead and then will be transferred to your hotel. 6.00pm estimated time of arrival in Puerto Princesa.
Ascent to the summit take about 4-5.5 hours, while descend is about 3-4 hours.
It’s advisable to book this tour at least one month in advance in order for us to arrange the tour.
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