Mt. Humarap also known as Tatlong Krus is a popular pilgrimage site in Paete, Laguna. During Holy Week folks from Laguna and nearby provinces flocks to the peak of the mountain to pray and remember the sufferings Jesus Christ on the cross. Over looking the town of Paete, Mt. Humarap is a great place to reflect and relax away from the crowd of the city.
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Located 115 kilomoters south of Manila, Paete, Laguna is mostly known as the Carving Capital of the Philippines and is always overlooked as a destination for climbers and nature trippers.
The town of Paete on the northeastern shores of the Laguna de Bay is known to be the home of some of the most highly skilled wood carving craftsmen and artisans. Shops offering a menagerie of these wonderful wooden and papier-mache products line the streets of the town. Accessible from Manila either via Tanay in Rizal or Sta. Cruz in Laguna, the towa is about 3-4 hours away from the Metro. Being at the foothills of the Sierra Madre, the town lies in the shadow of Mt. Humarap, with the three crosses at the summit overlooking the entire town down below.
Mount Humarap (Tatlong Krus)
Days needed to complete hike: 1 day
Average hike duration to reach summit (From jump-off point): 1 to 2 hours
Jump-off point: Barangay Ilaya Norte, Paete, Laguna
Tatlong Krus is located atop Mount Humarap in Paete, Laguna. It is a popular place for locals and visitors alike during Holy Week. They would hike up the peak to visit the three white crosses that mark the top of the mountain. It gives a nice view of Paete down below, surrounded by Mount Sembrano and Laguna de Bay. The locals have also developed the area to accommoda ...
I have long evaded the eastern part of my hometown province Laguna. Most of the time my thoughts are plagued by it being just within proximity where I live. But then, I know that this area is abound with cultural treasure just waiting to be discovered.
Paete is one of several towns straddling southern parts of the Sierra Madre Range while Laguna de Bay can be seen at the northern part of the town.
As in most old towns, the church is in the center. Paete Church stands along Quesada St., erected facing the waters in the early days.
1. Paete Church
2. Mt. Humarap and its Three C ...