Mt. Tapulao


FUN AT Mt. Tapulao

Trail Difficulty: 7/10

Adventure Duration: 2 day/s

Tapulao, aptly called High Peak, is the tallest mountain in Zambales and in Central Luzon. Standing at 2,037 meters above sea level, it has one of highest elevation gains in the country (almost 1900m!). Hiking up Mt. Tapulao is a rewarding experience as it offers a diverse range of environs, from grasslands, to pines forests and mossy forests. Be awed with the views along the pine forest, which is relatively pristine and comparable to those found in the Cordilleras. Be amazed at the sea of
clouds during your summit assault!

Be prepared for a challenging two-day hike. The trail itself is not very steep (mining trucks used to go up the campsite in Tapulao) but the sheer distance of 18kms to the summit will test your mental strength. The temperature can range from hot in the lower parts to freezing near the campsite and summit. Truly, a challenge for every mountaineer out there.


Day 1
09:00 PM Registration (Friday)
10:00 PM Depart for Iba, Zambales
03:30 AM ETA Iba, Zambales. Early breakfast. Board jeepney.
05:30 AM ETA Jump off point. Orientation. Start trek.
09:30 AM Rock trail. first water source
01:00 PM Second water source. lunch.
04:30 PM Pine forest. Sunset viewing on the trails.
06:00 PM ETA ‘Bunker’, Set camp.
07:00 PM Dinner.
Day 2
09:30 AM Start descent
05:00 PM ETA Jump off point. Tidy up. Board jeepney.
06:30 PM ETA Iba, Zambales. Dinner
08:00 PM Depart for Manila
01:00 AM ETA Manila



Roundtrip bus transportation: Manila-Iba, Zambales 
Chartered vehicle: Zambales-Mt. Tapulao 
Camp Meals (Day 1: Dinner. Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch)
Registration fees, DENR fees, and other applicable fees
Adventure Guides/Coordinator 
Local Guide fees
Trail Adventours ID 
Trail Adventours Shirt




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.)
  • 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
  • Book donation (optional. This is for our 1 Book Project. We prefer books for elementary students) 

* Tents are needed. You have an option to rent from us or bring your own.
Please e-mail us at info@trailadventours for tent and sleeping bag rental.


You can download our waiver here.
Waiver (PDF)

1. How do we get to Mt. Tapulao?
A 5 hour bus ride from Manila to Iba,Zambales then another 2 hour ride to the Jump off point of Mt. Tapulao. 

2. What transportation will be used?
The Victory Liner bus line.

3. Where is the bus station?
Bus station is located in Caloocan, near the LRT Monumento Station. 

4. Is the climb hard?
Mt. Tapulao has a difficulty of 7/10. 10 being the hardest. This one oe of the toughest, if not the toughest mountain in Zambales. A non-stop continuous ascent on the jump off point to the campsite. One must be physicall fit and healthy for this climb. 

5. Is there cellphone signal?
Yes. Signal is available most of the time. 

6. Where do we stay?
We will be staying in tents. Your Adventure Guides will be helping you in pitching your tent. 

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

8. How cold does it get?
Usually temperatures at night and early morning range from 10-15deg. If it rains it gets colder. 

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