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
"We did it" - those were the first words I uttered to myself, after our triumphant climb to Mount Aminduen. Overjoyed, relieved and extremely proud, we were all on a state of unadulterated bliss, as we were savoring the best moments of our major hike in Alto Peak. For the first time, most of us scaled a high profile summit thats been classified as a major climb. In spite of the howling winds, thick fogs and intermittent rain drops in Alto Peak, there wasnt anything going to stop us from relishing this memorable climb to the top.
Mt. Amindueuen a.k.a Alto peak is the highest peak in Eastern Visayas Region at 1332 masl. It is technically part of the Municipality of Jaro, Leyte but its jump off is in Brgy. Cabintan, Ormoc City.
After our exhausting climb in Lake Janagdan, we were met by a spectacular scenery, yet we were also greeted by danger that lurked in the corner. As I trod along the majestic trail there was an instant when I held on to a thorny plant and the thorns pierced both of my palms. I almost cried because of the pain. Watch that video if you havent seen it yet.
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 ...