Mount Napulak is located in Igbaras, Iloilo, 60 kms. from Iloilo city proper, it has virginal forest, and abundant wildlife. Napulak means nipple top because it is shaped like a woman's breast with a huge gray rock nestled at the peak most part.
Mount Napulak or Nipple Rock News
In long gone times , our ancestors, the Malay settlers and the Ati, revered the mountains of Panay. They looked up at the towering peaks of Madjaas, Napulak and Baloy, marveling how they grazed the clouds and touched the sky.
There are even legends claiming that Panays endless mountain ranges are the dwellings of the ancient gods, sacred ground for the supreme bathala Bulalakaw. Old locals mostly feared these soaring columns of stone and green, warning that those who attempt to embark on journeys climbing them may never come back. The tales of caution vary from being kidnapped by engkantos ...
They called it venture, I called it magic. Mt. Napulak is the highest peak in Iloilo, it is located in brgy. Tigbanaba Igbaras and only one of the highest mountain in Panay.Napulak was derived from the word "nipple" because of its rounded rocks that topped it's summit.
From brgy. Tigbanaba, we started our trail 1:30 in the afternoon and reach the summit 6:00 in the evening approximately it takes 4-6hours depending on how fast you trek.
It wasn't an easy trail, it takes a lot of sweat, energy and courage to continue with big back packs and tents at your back. We reached the middle of the ...
Mt. Napulak Escapade and side trip to Nasadjan falls in Igbaras, Iloilo Panay Island.
Unlike our ancestors who viewed the world as a god that needs to be respected, the humans of today are a haughty bunch. The advancement of technology, preservation of status quo, our so-called sophistication, and contemporary lifestyle have made us arrogant, as if we are the alpha species of this planet. The gloated decision makers of Earth's fate. Those arrogant humans include us.
But as Sheila and I traveled all over the Philippines, our perspective on ourselves as dwellers in this world drastically changed. Each lofty mountain, each vibrant reef, each rushing river, or each culture-rich ...
Thanks to thorough planning, organization, and preparation (and a little bit of luck), we safely and successfully reached the summits of all the mountains we plan to climb. All except one. That's the sacred Nipple Rock of Mt. Napulak in Igbaras, Iloilo. It seemed that the first time we tried to reach its sacred pinnacle, the mountain shooed us away, deeming us not worthy to step on her bosom. Five years after our first attempt, we decided to persuade Mt. Napulak that we were truly deserving guests on her slopes.
Why weren't we able to reach the peak of Igbaras' most famous mountain? Well, d ...
Boy's fun climb in Mount Napulak located in Igbaras, Iloilo, Philippines.