Tarak Ridge


FUN AT Tarak Ridge

Trail Difficulty: 5/10

Adventure Duration: 1 day/s

 Tarak Ridge is just one part of Mount Mariveles’ many peaks, but it is notable for its rocky terrain, steep cliffs, and jagged rocks. Locals in turn named the ridge Tarak, an amalgam of “Tabak” (hunting knife) and “Tarik” (steep). The climb is actually moderate to hard, in terms of difficulty. The dramatic landscape of the ridge continues to attract more mountaineers every year to Tarak Ridge. From here, hikers can see Bataan, the nearby islands of Corregidor, as well as Manila Bay and Cavite. This is definitely one of the most outstanding treks to be made.
Only the first part of the trail is easy, after which the trek is pure and steep ascents.. The plains are usually burned during the summer months in kaingin (slash and burn). For those who haven’t been to Tarak Ridge since 2006, the typhoons of that year have damaged some sections of the trail, that holding on to roots and branches are needed in some parts. One of the stops is at Papaya River, where hikers can take a breather before continuing on to Tarak Ridge. It takes 2-3 hours from the Papaya River to reach the summit


Day 1
02:30 AM Meet up and Registration at McDonald's El Pueblo, Ortigas.
03:00 AM Depart for Tarak Ridge.
06:30 AM Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Tarak Ridge Jump-off point.
06:45 AM Final preparation and orientation.
07:00 PM Start trek.
09:00 AM ETA Papaya river. Continue ascent.
01:00 PM ETA Tarak Ridge. Lunch and explore.
02:30 PM Start Descent.
06:30 PM ETA Jump off point. Wash up.
08:30 PM Depart for Manila.
11:30 PM ETA Manila.



Roundtrip private vehicle: Manila-Tarak Ridge, Bataan
Registration, entranceand DENR fees
Adventure Guide/Coordinator
Local Guide
Trail AdvenTours ID


10-12 people:  Php 1,800.00/person
8-9 people:      Php 2,200.00/person
6-7 people:      Php 2,700.00/person
5 people:         Php 3,200.00/person
Less than 4 people: Php 14,500.00


Please email info@trailadventours.com for any inquries and booking.
  • Deposit slip and remaining balance
  • A good pair of trekking shoes
  • Sun and Rain Protection (Sun Block, rain coat, shades, cap etc..)
  • Water or rehydration fluids(prescribed is 3L)
  • Extra clothes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Personal Medications
  • Packed lunch
  • Snacks (Trail Food) 
  • Headlamp/ Flashlight
  • Extra plastic
  • Camera 
You can download our waiver here.
Waiver (PDF)

1. How do we get there?
We will be using private vehicles. Travel time is 3-4 hours. 

2. Is the climb ideal for beginners?
No. The trek is difficult and challenging. It is a 5 hour continuous ascent through 40 to 50 degree steep trails to the summit. However, if you are confident with your physical fitness then there will be no problem.  

3. Are there restrooms?
There are restrooms at the jump-off point. It is possible to take a bath here. 

4. Are there any river crossing? 
None. We will pass by a river by will not cross it.  

5. Can we swim on the river? 
Yes. But please follow your guide’s instructions for this

6. Is there a water source? 
Yes, only at the Papaya river. 

Destination Date Remaining Slot(s) Status
Tarak Ridge Feb 23,2019 7 Active
Tarak Ridge Apr 20,2019 13 Active

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