Easy Hike: Mount Talamitam and Mount Apayang Nasugbu Batangas
Hiking is one the things people like to do nowadays to get away from the usual day to day activities. Hiking is way cheaper than the other adventures that is why it’s a hit for those who are in a budget.
I am not a beach or a water person, I prefer to stay on a forest or on a mountain to relax rather than to sit in a sand and play with water. That’s why I like hiking more than anything else.
So anyway, I have 2 hiking buddies that introduced me to this activity. The first mountain we went to was Mt.Maculot but because of the weather, we were not able to reach the peak. We just reached the Groto area which was not even the half way to the peak 🙁 I did not blogged about it because we would like to return to finish the trail.
But instead of going back to Mt.Maculot, last year, we decided to try an easier path which is the Mt.Talamitam in Nasugbu, Batangas.
From Molino Cavite, we were dropped at Daang Hari Emilino Aguinaldo area by my friend’s (ex) boyfriend. With regards to that, sabi nila pag malungkot ka at gusto mong mag move-on, nakakatulong daw ang pag akyat ng bundok. I guess that’s true, kahit papaano naliliwanagan ang utak mo. Sarap kasi ng hangin sa taas, nakakawala ng problema, para kang nasa langit haha.
We rode a bus going to Nasugbu and we were dropped off at Sitio Bayabasan, Brgy. Aga, Nasugbu. We were there as early as 5am. We did not have any contact person to help us on the trail but it’s a good thing that there are guides available. After the registration (which I can’t remember if it’s P40 or P50), we immediately started the trail hoping to reach the top before 10 am.
I did not made any research about this place, I want to be surprised by it plus I trust my companions so much I don’t need to do one 🙂
Our guide is sooo great, he told a good story about the place and even shot some good pictures of us.
The entire hike is easy, perfect for beginners and even adults (ehem). Relax lang talaga, enjoy nyo lang yung mala Batanes na grassland, yung hangin at view.
Bringing a stick to help you walk is recommended for newbies like us 🙂
Taking pictures in every beautiful spot you’ll see is a must especially if you’ll consider not to go back in the same place again
Dapat may iba’t-ibang anggulo….. here’s my pa-cute pose.
stolen kunwari pose
at syempre group picture, para maalala mo ang saya at hirap na ginawa nyo paakyat ng bundok hehe
The mountain at our backs in that picture is Mount Apayang. Since we were there already we decided to do a twin hike, para lubos lubos na.
Here’s our view on top of Mount Apayang
Mas mahangin don, at mas maganda ang view pero mas maliit ang area ng peak kumpara sa Mount Talamitam.
We had our lunch in this place because there is a small nipa hut on the side.
On our way back down the mountain, we saw a small store that sells halo-halo. Grabe na ang init around 11am so we didn’t hesitate to order one and just enjoyed each other’s company. We also met some mountaineers while resting there and they told us some of the mountains they’ve been to. They even asked us if we could join them next time. Hmmmm, if only I’m still that young and carefree, I would love to go on an adventure just like most millenials do now.
Anyway, would you believe that going up is easier than going back where we started? Why? because we were tired and we can feel the pain in our legs already, we could hear cracking bones or feel sore muscles in every step that we do. I tell you if I could hire someone to carry me that day, I will hahaha.
But, the experience is priceless. You should do this once in a while.
I can’t wait for our next adventure. I hope we could do one within the year.
This story took me a year to post because I asked my friend to do the article for me, but she went abroad and got busy so we forgot about it. Thanks to Facebook reminder, I saw this again in my timeline.
I highly recommend Kuya Felix (our guide) if you are looking for one. Please contact him at this number 09755809552.
Since this hike was over a year ago, I can’t remember how much we gave him, but I assure you he is friendly and you’ll feel safe with him.
There are other comprehensive articles about these mountains out there, just check them out.