Mt. Nagsasa and Nagsasa Cove

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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!


  • Roundtrip transfers via private vehicle: Manila-Mt. Nagsasa, Zambales- Manila
  • Boat ride: Nagsasa Cove- Brgy. Pundaquit
  • Registration fees, beach entrance fees and other applicable entrance fees
  • Services of our Adventure Guides
  • Local guide fees


  • Porter fees (if needed by the participant)
  • Meals
  • Shower fees
  • Tips and donations
  • 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.

Trail Steepness Mostly flat and moderate with a few steep segments
Trail Exposure Very exposed
Transportation Private vehicle and boat
Water Source None
River/Water Crossing Possible during the rainy season
Temperature Usually hot and humid
Meals Not provided
Special Equipment/Gear Swimming attire
Swimming Allowed
Wash Area at the ju Present
A change of clothes
A good pair of hiking shoes
Things for rain and sun protection (e.g.Sunblock, shades, cap, raincoat)
Head Light
Water and other rehydration fluids (we recommend a minimum of 3 liters/person)
Snack/ Trail Food
Packed lunch
Personal Medication
Toiletries (e.g tissue, towel)
Trekking pole
Extra plastic or dry bags for your dirty clothes
Deposit slip and your remaining balance

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