Heading down is a straightforward task. We went back more or less the same way (a “back trail”), but we took a short detour to the river where some of us took a dip. I skipped the water and slept by the riverbank instead. After about an hour, Hen and Emil bundled us along to the jump-off station, where we took showers and washed up. After just 6-8 hours, the adventure was done.
A side trip to Tagaytay was in order, where we celebrated a good hike together before our private vans took us back to Manila.
Mt. Talamitam has a difficulty rating of 3/9, meaning it’s a good first hike for many people. Please make sure you’re wearing proper clothes like a Berghaus technical shirt (no cotton tops and bottoms), adequate sun protection (hat and sleeves), proper shoes (trail runners are great here, but hiking shoes are even better), and of course, plenty of water and snacks.
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All photos and footage by me.
License – CC: Attribution, non-commercial.
- This hike was generously sponsored by Trail Adventours.
- Some of my gear are generously sponsored by Berghaus.