Mt Pico de loro
Ternate Cavite (2,178 ft)
It is a 60-meter natural rock formation often scaled by rock climbers.
One of the most visited mountains for beginners that is near Metro Manila. So if you want a quick escape from your everyday life at the office. If you want to try something new for the first time. Mt. Pico de loro is very much recommended for you. I have below detailed Itinerary on how our day went. Please feel free to apply it on your own trip or use it as a guide.
NEW TRAIL TO OLD TRAIL DAYHIKE
04:00 – Coastal Terminal
05:50 – DENR Station
06:00 – Start Trek from New trail
08:00 – Arrival at the Campsite
08:30 – Lunch
09:00 – Summit
10:20 – Monolith
11:00 – Start traverse to Old trail
01:30 – Arrival at Nasugbu
P90.00 Bus from Coastal to Ternate
P100.00 Trike to DENR Station
P25.00 Registration at the DENR
P500.00/3pax – Trike to Nasugbu Palengke
P65 – Jeep to Tagaytay
A lot of tree crossing on the new trail. The trail is clear and guides are not required but they will still insist that you get one specially for first timers. Nothing to worry about the sun burning your skin because the way up is covered by trees and more trees along the way until you reach the campsite.
In this area you can see the summit and the monolith but it looks far. We took our first groupie picture and continue trekking. If you reach this area that means you’re getting close to the campsite, This photos are captured from the Campsite. We ate our lunch and continue taking pictures under the heat of the sun and when were ready to go to the summit but there’s Halo-Halo for sale so we ate first. There are lot of mountaineers taking photos on this area and using the Summit and Monolith as there background. This photo at the right were taken beside a big flat rock a cliff at the area where there are chairs made by bamboos , while waiting for other climbers to descend from the summit .
If you are confident enough to climb the steep terrain standing up then go on, Its a lot easier standing than crawling your way up. The summit has 360-degree view of the surroundings..
Climbing the rock peak is challenging thrilling and requires a bit of bouldering but is something to be proud of once completed
This part is the one and only way to the Monolith and traverse to Old trail, But there’s the cliff so you have to sit and slowly move your butt down
The 5 seconds terrifying climb to Monolith, I took the picture before I go down I’m waiting for others to climb there way up. This is my selfie photo using the selfie stick on top of the Monolith, I was alone when I climb my way up after the breath taking climb there’s a guy peaking and said ”do you need help ma’am ? I said I’m good . Thank you,
Then after a few seconds It was over actually I thought there is another set of cliff but its over and I saw a girl and said Congratulations ate.
It was the most rewarding feeling that I ever felt in my entire life.