Alto Peak or Mount Amindiwin stands majestically on a beautiful realm and highest in Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) located in the town of Ormoc City, province of Leyte.
Mount Alto Peak or Mount Amindiwin News
On May 5-9, 2017, I was invited by Pocholo Franco, the VP of Tourism council in Ormoc City to explore the hidden gems of Ormoc City. I was on the impression that these are only water escapes. When he sent to me the itineraries, my adventurous spirit was surprised because it was more on mountain climbing/trekking. There are two peaks that I need to conquer with his proposal and those are the Sulpatara Peak and Mt. Aminduen also known as Alto Peak. This peak is known as the tower of the East since it is highest peak not only in the Province of Leyte but in the whole Eastern Visayas Region. This ...
The Destination: Ormoc City, Leyte
Ormoc City is located in the western part of the province of Leyte and is fondly called the "Beauty by the Bay." It is a first class city and the largest city in Leyte by land area. It is approximately 104 kilometres away from Tacloban City, the capital of Eastern Visayas. Today, Ormoc is a progressive city and a major transportation centre in western Leyte. Ormoc City offers many historic and natural attractions.
How to get there
Cebu City to Ormoc City
• By slow boat = ₱430
• By fast craft = ₱800-₱1,000
Tacloban City to O ...
Location: Ormoc, Leyte
Another climb organized by Conquer Outdoor Equipment (COE) which seeks to discover and distribute the impact of mountaineering in far flung mountains in the Philippines.
Sir Mark Manlangit is the Shirt and Events Designer of COE, he invited us to visit his home town (Southern Leyte) to climb the highest peak in Eastern Visayas or Region 8. It is composed of the following islands: Samar, Leyte and Biliran.
It stands 1332 MASL and is located in Ormoc, Southern Leyte.
2 from Cebu, 3 from Southern Leyte, 3 from Ormoc, 7 from Manila was the composition of our Team ...
Alto Peak is the highest peak not only in the Province of Leyte but in the whole Eastern Visayas Region. It has a towering height of 1332 Meters Above Sea Level and considered as one of the hiking destination that many outdoor enthusiast admire today.
It's always a great idea to look forward for a new friend with the same passion as yours. Another adventure has set off in Leyte, to reached the highest point of Eastern Visayas..
Our day started at NAIA around 6am, our supposedly schedule flight got delayed due to unforeseen event. Because of that our itineraries and rest of the schedule g ...
Got a chance to climb the highest peak in Leyte. For only 1300++ masl, it just took us only 2.5hrs to scale the peak and took our lunch on top. After an hour, we headed back to Brgy Cabintan. Thanks to the mountaineering groups in Ormoc for inviting us to scale their peak.
I was invited by a friend in Palompon to join the Unity Climb organized by Ormoc Mountaineering groups. the groups Katkat, Nuloc and Terra. There are two itineraries so one group can visit Mt. Janagdan Lake while the others scale Alto Peak or Mount Amindiuen. This would be my first time scaling this peak even though I am from Leyte.
We all meet at the Trail Sign Outdoor shop in Ormoc. Signed waivers, got the shirt and we are all set.
We arrived at Baranggay Cabintan, left the bigger bags and all we took were water/hydration packs and lunch as the trail was quite technical. Group 1 was al ...