Mt. Nagsasa and Nagsasa Cove

Sea and Summit trip to jumpstart your adventure!


FUN AT Mt. Nagsasa and Nagsasa Cove

Trail Difficulty: 4/10

Adventure Duration: 1 day/s

Mt. Nagsasa also known as Mt. Bira-Bira as the locals call it, delivers the most scenic views the province of Zambales has to offer. As part of the Zambales Coastal Mountains and Coves (ZCMC), Mt. Nagsasa is part of a mountain range that includes taller mountains like Mt. Balingkilat and Mt. Cinco Picos. Hikers can expect to see beautiful wide-open trails, grassy slopes, and picturesque coves.

Compared to its taller neighbors, Mt. Nagsasa is more forgiving in terms of difficulty, steepness, and trail length; but it still offers enough challenge for beginners and a fulfilling experience for intermediate and advanced hikers. The reward when you reach the climb the summit is immense, as you get the chance to catch the sunrise on the top of the mountain. Mt. Nagsasa also delivers a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountain range of Zambales, and ultimately, your next destination: the beautiful Nagsasa Cove.

At the cove, you can unwind and enjoy the pristine beach after the long walk. Swimming at the beach is highly recommended, since there's no better way to reward one's tired body than a relaxing dip at the sea. Another highlight to end the day is the boat ride going back to Pundaquit, where everyone can enjoy the views of the other coves and mountains of Zambales along the way. This is the ultimate sea-to-summit experience that you cannot miss!


Day 1
12:30 AM Meet up and Registration at McDonald's El Pueblo, Ortigas.
01:00 AM Depart for Mt. Nagsasa jump off.
03:30 AM Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Mt. Nagsasa jump off point.
03:45 AM Final preparations and orientation.
04:00 AM Start trek along flat and open trail.
05:30 AM Start ascent to summit.
08:00 AM ETA Summit. Explore Picture taking.
09:30 AM Start descent to Nagsasa Cove.
01:00 PM ETA Nagsasa Cove. Swim, relax and enjoy. Lunch
02:30 PM Depart for Brgy. Pundaquit by boat
03:30 PM ETA Brgy. Pundaquit. Wash up.
04:30 PM Depart for Manila.
08:00 PM ETA Manila.



Roundtrip private vehicle: Manila-Mt. Nagsasa, Zambales
Boat ride from Nagsasa to Brgy. Pundaquit
Registration, beach, entrance and DENR fees
Adventure Guide/Coordinator
Local Guide
Trail AdvenTours ID




Please email for any inquries and booking.
  • Clothes good enough for the trip (for changing after the hike)
  • A good pair of trekking shoes
  • Jacket 
  • Rain and Sun Protection (Sun block, shades, rain coat etc..)
  • Head Light
  • Water or rehydration fluids
  • Snack/ Trail Food
  • Lunch
  • Trekking Pole
  • Toiletries (tissue, wet wipes, tooth brush etc.)
  • Camera
  • Personal medications
  • Slippers
  • Deposit slip and remaining balance
  • Book donation (optional. This is for our 1 Book Project. We prefer books for elementary students) 
You can download our waiver here.
Waiver (PDF)

1. How hard is the climb?
Mt. Nagsasa has a difficulty scale of 4/10, 10 being the hardest. It is a 3 to 4 hour trek straight ascent to the summit and a gradual descend on the way to Nagsasa Cove. However, the main challenge for this trek is the heat of the Sun. Thus, we will trek before Sunrise to avoid long exposure to the Sun during the trek and for us to be able to witness the Sunrise in Mt. Nagsasa. 

2. How do we get to Mt. Nagsasa?
We will be on private vehicles. Travel time is around 4 hours. 

4. What if it rains?
The trail will be muddy and slippery. Let's prepare accordingly thus we require everyone to bring rain protection such as raincoats and poncho. If a storm signal is raised in the area the climb is automatically cancelled. For other decisions on cancelation the management will announce this to everyone. 

5. Are there restrooms in the mountain?
There's a decent restroom at Brgy. Pundaquit where we can wash up before dpearting for Manila. Aside from these there are no other restrooms.

6. Is there mobile signal?
The jump-off point and majority of the parts of the mountain will have no signal. There is signal at the summit.

7. Is this ideal for beginners?
No. Mt. Nagsasa is a challenging hike especially if it's hot. 

8. Since this is a traverse how do we get back from Nagsasa Cove?
From Nagsasa cove, we will be riding a boat to get to Brgy. Pundaquit. By that time, our van transportation will already be waiting for us.

Destination Date Remaining Slot(s) Status
Mt. Nagsasa and Nagsasa Cove Apr 06,2019 14 Active

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