Mt. Pico de Loro Open Climb For First Timers Is Successful

Super Mega Uber Late Post: I guess the scheduled post had some issues so I will post this anyway. Hi L.O.S.T. – TM Mountaineers, Greetings Hikers! Well, let me take this opportunity to thank first to all those who first time climbers and support crew of the said climb I’m not gonna mention your names you know who you are ahaha choz lang. I’ve been hearing positive feedback from our climb last Oct. 13-14  at Pico de Loro especially to those first time climbers and those who wasn’t able to join were asking for a part 2.

L.O.S.T. TM MountaineersIf there is a first time definitely there will be a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on… So I’m excited to announce that we are accommodating future climbs for beginners just leave a message on the comments box below or shoot me an email at 🙂

Parrot's PeakI manage to get some Tweets and love Facebook statuses from the participants of the climb and dear friends. Reading all this makes our heart beat faster and sure enough to guide them and climb with then again next time. Thank you so much guys!

From RJ Gutierrez:

Pico de Loro Socials NightA salute for L.O.S.T crew for making this hiking experience safe and possible. Until the next hike 🙂 and possible. Until the next hike 🙂 — at Mt. Pico De Loro.

RJ via Instragam: Lezdodis again TM pips. #picodeloro #hiking #traverse #parrotsbeak #instafree #instacollage. @simpleblackdress @vittopadre @cutiemich1

From RosemarieB:Pico de Loro from simpleblackdress

First climb with this team will make you ask for a 2nd climb. The laughter, support, concern, teamwork, discipline, and the perseverance to reach the peak. Thanks LOST support crew and first time climbers. This is a worthwhile and fulfilling adventure. thanks @iamrjmgutz @cutiemich17 for the pics.󾓃

From TrueFriend (MichRa):

Pico de Loro photo from MichRaI’ve finally embarked on my first ever climb at Mt. Pico De Loro. My experience on the trail was utterly fascinating, simply breathtaking and fully exhilarating. Thank you for the most wonderful outdoor experience. Until next time guys. 🙂 — with Bryan Q. Engay and 13 others.

From Johnley Tan we got Two Thumbs Up…

Pico de Loro via water falls photo from Johnley

ONE, 2, TrEE a YouTube clip  from Vitto:

Watch it here:

Please subscribe to Vitto’s YouTube Channel after watching okay. Thanks Brother Vitto Corleone for documenting our climb. You’re the first to do it man. That’s great!

Corleone Brothers on the movePictures up for grabs below:

From MichRA:

From RJ:

From Vitto:

From Janli:

From JahnJ:

From my camera:

Thank you so much to all first timers that hike, climb and run with us, to all upcoming first time hikers we welcome you and to my L.O.S.T. family thank you so much for making this another successful climb you are truly a great friend and a outdoor family to climb with until our next climbs in the future.

How to get to Pico de Loro, (Ternate, Cavite ~ Nasugbu, Batangas)

Pico de Loro has two jump-off points. One is along Ternate Highway on the way to Caylabne Resort and the other one is via Nasugbu, Batangas. It is accessible from Nasugbu town proper by pump boat or a long jeepney ride along a rough road to Nasugbu. For the second jump-off site, you may take a bus ride from Manila to Nasugbu (BLTB) and from there arrange transportation for Barangay Papaya.

By Bus – Take the bus bound (Saulog) for Maragondon or Ternate Cavite at the Lawton or Liwasang Bonifacio area.  You may hire a jeepney at Maragondon Cavite to take you to the jump-off point.

By Private Car – Take the South Luzon Express way and exit at Carmona. Go towards the road of Puerto Azul. Drive toward the Magnetic Hill sign where the jump-off point is located. This is between the entry point of Puerto Azul and the military barracks.

Bits and Info:

  1. A trip to the Marine Base Beach can be added as a side-trip for this climb. It’s less than 30 minute drive from DENR outpost. The entrance fee is 30 pesos for day trippers and 60 pesos for an overnight stay. (Foreigners are not allowed in the base).
  2. There are two waterfalls in the mountain. One is near the campsite after the nipa hut at the first base camp – a short 3 minute-walk off the main trail and the other is near Maragondon Trail They are best visited during the rainy season.
  3. Traversing Pico de Loro from Ternate, Cavite to Nasugbu, Batangas is also becoming popular. A visit to the beaches of Nasugbu is a good side trip.
  4. The forest reserve is a good place to spot several species birds like hornbill, different species of insects, snakes and monkeys if you’re lucky during your visit.
  5. The 13 coves of Hamilo Coast are, Papaya Cove, Pico de Loro Cove, Santelmo Cove, Subli Cove, Baybay Cove, Etayo Cove, Balibago Cove, Arkaya Cove, Dorado Cove, Bucanita Cove, Limbones Cove, Neela Cove, and Patungan Cove.

About Kalongkong Hiker

I am Paolo Mercado for 20 years I've been riding a bike, walking a lot and running a lot. I am Kalongkong Hiker, a trail runner, mountaineer and a biker that can also write a blog of my travels, adventures and places that I visited through walking, running and biking. I write to encourage others to stay healthy and fit. #KeepOnRunning #ShareTheRoad #KalongkongHiker
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26 Responses to Mt. Pico de Loro Open Climb For First Timers Is Successful

  1. ADB says:

    Hi, do you have any schedule this coming april (weekend) day hike at pico de loro, i’m planning to there. thank you


  2. Correction po. Hindi po Mt. Pico de loro to. Its Mt. Palay Palay.

    May dayhike kami dito this coming Saturday June 6, 2014. Traverse. Feel free to join us if you want.

    Jep Sanchez Erenio


  3. christopher says:

    hi sir. same as others, ,mag ask sana ako ng help about sa pag akyat sa pico de loro. hope you can throw me a message. para makapag inquire about all the needed things sa pag akyat. 1st timers lang po. thanks. more power.


  4. Jrake says:

    hi! maghike kami this weekend sa pico, kaya ba i-traverse yung marine beach resort after namin maka-summit?


  5. aouie says:

    hi, hike kame next week sa pico, plan namin mag traverse to nasugbu, anung trail pinaka malapit na pwede namin daanan pa nasugbu yung may public transport na papuntang pico de loro beach & country club? saka san kme pwd mg hire ng guide? sa denr mt palay field office po b may guide na available? salamat ng madami.


    • Iisa lang po ang jump off sa Pico de Loro which is ung nasa Ternate at meron way papuntang Nasugbu Beach pero wala pong public transportation don.
      Ang ginagawa namin maghihire na kami ng jeep sa Baclaran area papunta then abang ng available na Jeep pagbaba ng Pico sa Nasugbu side me mga nakaabang na din mga jeep or trike. Not sure sa guide sir eh di pa kami naghire ng guide papunta don.


  6. Avi says:

    How to join? I wanna climb also..


  7. Peng says:

    Hi po, Matagal ko na gustong makarating ng Pico de Loro kaso wala akong nakakasama. Hindi kasi ako mountaineer talaga and I was just recently lang ko narealize na may pagkaadventurous din pala ako :D. Baka puwede sumabit sa next climb niyo dun. Day Hike sana kasi wala pa akong gamit pang camping 🙂 Salamat po…


  8. Lorna says:

    Wala bang age limit s pag climb ng mountain like pico de loro? It’s a minor climb lang dba kya kahit beginners kaya nila?


  9. GCruz says:

    Hi! Do you accommodate hikers who need a “tour guide”? We’re planning to do day hiking by the end of February; All four of us are beginners. We are looking for an experienced climber to assist us since all of us are girls and not really the adventurous type so safety is our primary concern. You think you could help us with this? Thanks!


  10. KAPRE says:

    Magandang araw sir, nagbabalak kasi kami ng mga kaibigan ko umakyat sa Mt.Pico. First timer po kaming lahat. Ano ano po dapat namin dalhin sa pag akyat? Tsaka paano po kami pupunta dyan,taga Dasma po kami. Maraming salamat po


    • Magandang tanong yan I suggest na visit and look for information about Pico Loro mas updated un site nila. Hope you climb safe up there Kapre! Dala ka po ng tabako pangbugaw ng lamok sa gabi. lol


  11. Paul says:

    hi sir gud day. may mga mahihire po ba na tour guide sa starting point sa pico de loro? and magkanu po kaya ung estimated amount na bayad sa isang tour guide.


  12. hello po, plan po namin ng mga friends ko na magpunta sa Oct. 19, lahat po kami mga first time climbers, gusto ko po sanang manghingi ng pointers from you sir. May mga mag aassist po kaya sa amin dun? Safe din po bang mag overnight dun? Salamat po.


  13. Mate Boon says:

    I was just looking up for some possible assistance sa pagpunta dito. Any estimate sa budget po? Plan sana namin ng friends ko na magpunta sa Sept. 7 or 8. Would that be a good date to do the day hike? Very timely talaga to!


    • Hi Mate Boon,

      Good day!

      For a day hike 1K is enough naman for food and transpo pero sempre mas maganda un me extra pocket money. For the dates po, weekends po usually marami din climbers so expect a lot of hikers, first timers din at medyo basag ang trail, i mean kung maulan madulas at mapotek at sempre check the weather din sana walang typhoon that date. Good luck.

      KLK HKR


      • julius arpia says:

        maghike po kmi sa pico this holy week. pagdating po ba ng ternate. 1 ride nlang po b ng tricycle ppnta jump off? thanks.


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