Mt. Apo

Grandfather of Philippine Mountains


FUN AT Mt. Apo

Trail Difficulty: 8/10

Adventure Duration: 3 day/s

Rising 2956 Meters Above Sea Level, Mt. Apo stands as the highest mountain in the Philippines. Also considered the grandfather of Philippine mountains and a sacred place in local mythology, Mt. Apo is an important climb, especially for local mountaineers. Those seeking to experience its trails will also find themselves immersed in the rich culture of the people living at the foot of the mountain.

With its panoramic views and diverse scenery, Mt. Apo offers an adventure of a lifetime. The area features an array of landscapes, virgin forests, crags, rivers, lakes, mossy swamps, volcanic structures, and crater of sulphuric deposits.

Climbing the country’s summit is not to be taken lightly; the trail to the mountaintop is not advisable for beginners. It takes about three to four days for a hiker to reach the summit and get back to the plains. Yet, the sunrise at the highest point of the Philippines is truly a marvelous sight to behold.

Did you know?
Mt. Apo is the habitat of some of the rarest kinds of animals in the country. If you are lucky, you may even get a close encounter with the Philippine Eagle.


Day 1
01:00 AM Registration in Davao. We suggest arriving in Davao one day ahead.
01:30 AM Departure from Davao City to Mt. Apo jump-off point.
04:00 AM Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Kapatagan. Transfer vehicle.
05:30 AM ETA Jump-off point. Orientation. Start trek.
02:00 PM ETA Camp 1. Set up camp.
05:00 PM Early dinner. Early nights out for the summit assault the next day.
Day 2
04:00 AM Wake up call and final preparation for the trek.
04:30 AM Start trek to summit. Sunrise at the summit. Breakfast. Explore the other peaks.
09:30 AM Start descent to Camp site.
11:30 AM Continue descent back to the campsite.
03:00 PM ETA campsite.
06:00 PM Early Dinner.
07:30 PM Lights out.
Day 3
04:30 AM Wake up call. Breakfast.
06:00 AM Start descent. Descend on the same trail.
04:00 PM ETA jump-off point. Board vehicle back to Davao City.
08:00 PM ETA Davao City.



Private vehicle (roundtrip): Davao City – Mt.Apo
Camp Meals  (Day 1:  Dinner, Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Day 3: Breakfast and Lunch)
Tent accommodation (3 people/tent)
Processing of permits 
Registration fees, DENR fees, and other applicable fees 
Adventure Guide/ Coordinator 
Local Guide
Certificate of Conquest
Trail Adventours ID
Trail Adventours Shirt 

Roundtrip airfare / Airport fees / Meals outside the trek / Personal expenses




Please email for any inquries and booking.
  • Clothes good enough for the trip (Please take into account the shirt you will be receiving from Trail Adventours.)
  • A good pair of trekking shoes
  • Jacket (It is advised to have 2 jackets a cotton/fleece jacket for the cold and a water proof jacket for when you walk at the camp site.)
  • Sleeping bag 
  • Rain and Sun Protection (Sun block, shades, rain coat etc.)
  • Head Light
  • Water or rehydration fluids
  • Tupperware/ Eating utensils
  • Snack/ Trail Food
  • Trekking Pole
  • Toiletries (tissue, wet wipes, tooth brush etc.)
  • Camera
  • Personal medications
  • Slippers
  • Deposit slip and remaining balance
  • Waiver

Please e-mail us at info@trailadventours for tent and sleeping bag rental.

You can download our waiver here.
Waiver (PDF)

*Please be advised that we will be having a preparation climb meeting to discuss the whole climb as well as for us to answer all your inquiries and questions. 

1. How do we get to Davao?
Air Asia, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have daily flights to Davao.

2. What flight is advisable? 
We are leaving at 1:00AM on day 1 and arriving back in Davao at night on day 4. We suggest a flight one day before departing for Mt.Apo and a flight the following day after the hike. 

2. Is the climb ideal for beginners?
No. Since Mt.Apo is a major three day climb we advise everyone to have sufficient knowledge on hiking, to be physically fit and healthy and to be properly prepared. 

3. Are there restrooms?
There are no “rest rooms” at the camp site. There is a designated area for doing your “thing”. 

4. Are there any river crossing? 
No. Since we will be passing by the Kapatagan/Sta.Cruz side there are no river crossing involved. 

5. Is there a water source? 
Yes. There are water sources along the trail as well as in the camp site. 

7. What food will be served?
This will be discussed during the praparation climb meeting. 

8. Can I request for my own tent? 
Tent accomodation is included in the package wherein each tent will accomodate 2-3 hikers. If you wish to have your own tent, the rental would be Php 1,500.00 total. This will also include the porter who will bring your tent. 


Destination Date Remaining Slot(s) Status
Mt. Apo Mar 08,2019 - Mar 10,2019 6 Active

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