Mt. Hamiguitan

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Located in Davao Oriental, Mt. Hamiguitan is a UNESCO World Heritage. It’s the 6th location in the Philippines to be declared as a UNESCO site. It stands at 1,620 meters above sea level and is a critical habitat for numerous plants and animals.

This mountain has 12 endemic floras and faunas (6 Flora & 6 Fauna) and is home to the endemic Philippine Eagle and Cockatoo. But more than being a habitat, Mt. Hamiguitan is known for its Pygmy forest also called the “Bonsai Forest”. It is composed of the century-old trees that are miniature in size that collectively create a unique landscape. Walking among these trees will make any person feel like a giant!

Here’s a 3-day Itinerary for you to discover the beauty of Mt. Hamiguitan!


• Hike a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Pygmy Forest
• Secret Garden
• Rich Flora and Fauna
• Twin Waterfalls


  • Roundtrip vehicle (Davao City-Mt.Hamiguitan)
  • All registration, DENR, Barangay fees, permits, 
  • Tent accommodation (2 people/tent)
  • Camp meals (Day 1: Dinner, Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Day 3: Breakfast & Lunch)
  • Adventure Guide/Coordinator 
  • Local Guide
  • Porters for group equipment 


  • Porter fees (if requested by the participant)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Any other item not listed in the “Included” section
  • Day 1

  • 02:00 AM Meet up in Davao City.Depart for Mt. Hamiguitan.

  • 07:00 AM Orientation. Start trek.

  • 09:00 AM ETA Puting Bato.

  • 12:00 PM ETA Base Camp. Lunch.

  • 04:00 PM View deck.

  • 05:00 PM ETA Bonsai Garden. Head back to base camp.

  • Day 2

  • 03:00 AM Light breakfast. Start trek along pygmy forest.

  • 04:30 AM head back to Camp.

  • 05:30 AM ETA Lantawan tres. Sunrise.

  • 06:30 AM Head to Secret Garden.

  • 06:30 AM Dinner.

  • 08:30 AM ETA Tinagong Dagat.

  • 10:00 AM ETA Secret Garden. Early lunch.

  • 11:30 AM Head back to Camp.

  • 02:30 PM ETA back at Camp 3. Rest.

  • 03:00 PM Head to Twin falls.

  • 05:00 PM ETA Camp 3. Rest and easy.

  • Day 3

  • 05:00 AM Wake up call. Breakfast. Head to summit.

  • 07:30 AM ETA Davao City.

  • 09:30 AM ETA Summit.

  • 10:00 AM Steep descent. Lunch along the way.

  • 03:00 PM Back at jump-off point.

  • 04:30 PM Head back to Davao City.

  • 08:00 PM ETA Davao City.

Hike equipment:
  • Backpack
  • Backpack cove
  • Hiking shoes
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Trek poles
  • Sleeping bag
Hike Clothing:
  • Inner
  • Wicking, quick-dry underwear
  • Wicking, quick-dry sports bra
  • Bonnet/Beanie
  • Sunhat
  • Drifit shirt or long sleeves
  • Arm sleeves (optional) 
  • Drifit pants
  • Waterproof pants (optional) 
For the cold and rain
  • Windbreaker
  • Down jacket or fleece
  • Additional layer of down jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Raincoat or Poncho
Gear accessories:
  • Fleece gloves
  • Hiking socks above your ankle
  • Buff
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothbrush/ Toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Women’s hygiene items
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Towel
  • Sun block
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Trail food
  • Airtight food container
  • Water
  • Ear plugs
  • Slippers/Sandals
  • Personal medications
  • Power bank
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Additional dry bags or plastic bags for used clothes
  • Pesos in small denominations
  • Neck pillow for the ride
  • Watch (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Umbrella (optional)

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