Mt. Apo

Grandfather of Philippine Mountains


FUN AT Mt. Apo

Trail Difficulty: 8/10

Adventure Duration: 4 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
12:00 PM Registration with Trail Adventours Davao Team.
01:00 PM Departure from Davao City to Mt. Apo jump-off point.
04:00 PM Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Kapatagan. Transfer vehicle.
05:00 PM ETA Jump-off point. Overnight.
07:00 PM Dinner. Lights out.
Day 2
03:00 AM Wake up call. Breakfast.
04:00 AM Start trek.
09:00 AM ETA camp 1. Continue trek. Lunch along the way.
01:00 PM Enter boulder segment of Mt.Apo. Continue trek.
05:00 PM ETA Camp site. Set up camp. Rest.
07:00 PM Dinner.
08:00 PM Lights out.
Day 3
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.
08:30 AM Start descent to Lake Venado.
10:30 AM ETA lake Venado. Explore the area.
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 4
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 and Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Day 4: Breakfast and Lunch)
1 night accmodation at Mt.Apo homestays located at the jump off point 
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  and bag tag

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 do we get? 
Since we are leaving very early in the morning on our first day we strongly advise everyone to be in Davao one day before the climb proper. For flying out of Davao, we advise a flight that is 5pm onwards on our last day (day 4). 

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 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. I don't have a tent. What can I do?
There are different kinds of tents that can be rented. We will help you arrange this. 


Destination Date Remaining Slot(s) Status
Mt. Apo May 14,2018 - May 17,2018 9 Active
Mt. Apo Jul 27,2018 - Jul 30,2018 10 Active
Mt. Apo Nov 01,2018 - Nov 04,2018 10 Active

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