Mt. Tagapo

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The highest peak of Talim Island at the heart of Laguna Bay is Mt. Tagapo. Found at an island in the middle of a lake, the journey to Mt. Tagapo includes an hour of boat ride from Brgy. Janosa in Binangonan, Rizal to the island of Talim. Mt. Tagapo, most commonly known by its locals by its playful name; Mt. Susong Dalaga (Maiden’s Breast Mountain) stands at 438 MASL and rewards its climbers with a spectacular view of the Laguna Bay and its surrounding fishing villages. The mountain is surrounded with bamboo which the locals living on the island live from. The people of Talim Island use bamboo to produce products such as furniture, toothpicks, and charcoal. The name Mt. Tagapo came from the word “taga” which means “to chop” with reference to the activities of chopping bamboo that are scattered around the mountain.
 Mt. Tagapo may not be as tall as other mountains in the Philippines but it definitely does not mean it offers half the fun. Trekking towards Mt. Tagapo’s summit is like having a 2hr walk in the middle of a grove that is field with flowering plants and greeneries.
Be rewarded of the experience of travelling to Mt. Tagapo and the feeling of reaching its peak with Trail Adventours.


  • Roundtrip transfers via private vehicle: Manila- Binangonan, Rizal- Manila
  • Roundtrip transfers via private boat: Binangonan- Talim Island- Binangonan
  • Registration fees, Environmental fees, and other applicable entrance fees
  • Services of our Adventure Guides
  • Local Guide fees


  • Porter fees (if needed by the participant)
  • Meals
  • Tips and donations
  • Day 1

  • 04:00 AM Meet up and Registration an Mcdonald's El Pueblo, Ortigas.

  • 04:30 AM Depart for Binangonan Port.

  • 07:00 AM Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Binangonan port. Board Ferry to Talim Island.

  • 08:00 AM ETA at Talim Island. Final preparations and start trek.

  • 08:15 AM Start trek.

  • 09:30 AM Bamboo forest.

  • 11:00 AM ETA 360 degree Summit. Lunch, relax and explore the summit.

  • 12:00 PM Start descent.

  • 02:00 PM ETA Jump off point. Head back to Binangonan port.

  • 04:00 PM ETA Binangonan Port.

  • 04:15 PM Depart for Manila.

  • 07:00 PM ETA Manila.

Trail Steepness Gradual
Trail Exposure Exposed
Mobile Signal Present in most areas
Water Source None
Restroom/Toilet Present at the jump-off point
River/Water Crossing None
Temperature Cool in the early morning. Hot and humid for the rest of the day
Meals Not provided
Special Equipment/Gear None
Insects Some bugs
Swimming Not allowed
Wash Area at the Jump-off None
A change of clothes
A good pair of hiking shoes
Things for rain and run protection (e.g.Sunblock, shades, cap, raincoat)
Head Light
Water and other rehydration fluids (we recommend a minimum of 2litters/person)
Snacks/ Trail Food
Packed lunch
Personal Medication
Toiletries (e.g tissue, towel)
Trekking pole
Extra plastic or dry bags 
Deposit slip and your remaining balance

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