Mt Pico De Loro: Steadier footing

“How did those people get there?” asked one of the participants.

Kuya Wilson, our local guide, led us to the edge of Pico de Loro’s first summit.

“We have to descend here,” pointing down the vertical mountain face steep enough to make you gulp. “Once we reach the monolith, we can climb up the top using a rope.”

Steadier footing – I was wishing for it the entire time. One misstep, a buckling knee, a momentary loss of focus, a gust of wind, and it’s free fall.


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Travel notes:

Mt. Pico de loro, also known as Mt. Palay-Palay, is the highest peak in Cavite. Popular among weekend warriors and day-trippers as it’s just 3 hours away from Manila via Cavitex. It is classified by mountaineers as a minor climb with a difficulty rating of 3/9. They say it’s perfect for beginners, but take this with a grain of salt. The trek up to Pico’s first summitΒ is actually harder than Mt. Pulag‘s Ambangeg trail. So go get those legs, knees, and calves ready!

Easy to DIY, but if you want to do without the hassle, you can book a slot with Travel Factor: Conquer Pico De Loro.


2 responses to “Mt Pico De Loro: Steadier footing

  1. May tour guide po b talaga sa pico de loro?magkano po bayad sa kanila?and may contact number po b kau?salamat po were planning to hike to pico with my friends po kasi and beginners po kmi lahat

    • Hi Khing! There are local guides sa jump off point / DENR office. Not too sure ha ‘coz ours was pre-arranged by Travel Factor, but I think the going rate is nasa 1500 per guide (will depend also on the size of your group). Enjoy!

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