Mount Tapulao

Palauig, Zambales

Mt. Tapulao is located in Palauig, Zambales. Mt. Tapulao, standing at a height of 6,683 feet (2,037m) above sea level with temperature cooler than Baguio at 12 - 16 Celsius (53.6 - 60.8 Farenheit), is veritably a garden of nature abundant with century-old pines, locally known as Tapulao, hence, the name of the mountain.

It plays host to species of orchids, ferns, mossy forest and a ...

secret garden of Bonsai trees, wild strawberry farm, home to monkeys, wild deers, birds, wild boars, upland horses, cattles, wild cats and lizards. Truly, a perfect paradise for nature lovers. It is located at the rolling terrain of Mt. Salaza, Palauig, Zambales. Ideal for biking, driving, trekking, camping and kayaking at the Wild Water River.

Mount Tapulao News

  • Mt Tapulao Zambales Travel Guide

    Mt Tapulao Zambales Travel Guide


    How to get to Mt. Tapulao:
    - Ride a bus from Metro Manila bound for Iba or Santa Cruz, Zambales (i.e. Victory Liner in Monumento, Caloocan; travel time is 5 - 6 hours).
    - Alight at Iba bus terminal.
    - Hire a tricycle to Dampay-Salaza which serves as the jump-off (travel time: 45 minutes to 1 hour).
    - Register and secure guide/s.

  • Hiking Matters 528 Mt Tapulao Dayhike In Zambales

    Hiking Matters 528 Mt Tapulao Dayhike In Zambales

    After my 10-volcano expedition in Central America, I was eager to climb my home mountains again and what better way to spend my first day in the Philippines outdoors than to do a Mt. Tapulao dayhike! Featuring a stated 18 kms (I think it's slightly shorter) and over 1800 MASL altitude gain, the only reason I haven't been able to do this more often is its distance from Manila.

    And so we headed to Zambales via NLEX and SCTEX, reaching Subic at around 0500H and the trailhead at 0700. Alas, we were delayed by the poor road conditions leading to the Sitio Dampay jumpoff. Undaunted, we started hi ...

  • Mount Tapulao Dayhike

    "Ang pagmamahal na kasing tigas ng mga Bato sa Mt Tapulao"

    Mt Tapulao
    December 4 2016

    Mount Tapulao is the tallest mountain in the Zambales Mountain range and in the province of Zambales in the Philippines. The peak, which rise to an elevation of 2,037 metres, is located in the municipality of Palauig, Zambales. Wikipedia

    Elevation: 2,037 m
    Specs: Major Climb, Difficulty 5/9, Trail Class 1-3

    Thank you Team Tuklas Sir Edward Guitering and Maam Rosdie Mae Maralit Castro! Sa susunod na ahon ulet!

    #jtiuTravel #choosePhilippines #mtTapulao #dayhike #teamTuklas

  • Hiked To Mount Tapulao

    Hiked To Mount Tapulao

    Whenever this mountain is brought up in conversation, those who have already been here would almost always say that it's a very long and rocky climb up. But with my curiosity always set to high, I know that I had to experience it myself. Well, I finally had the chance. I won't spare you any details. This is my Tapulao climb.

    I booked my slot a few weeks in advance after meeting one of the organizers in a new team (Shoutout to Team Choloflight!). Tapulao has always been in my climb list and after knowing that the event will also be an outreach for the local children, I was sold. Thank you, u ...

  • The Rainy Hike To Mount Tapulao

    The Rainy Hike To Mount Tapulao

    Hi everyone! Over the weekend, I went with my friends to an overnight hike in Mt. Tapulao, my 41st mountain, after more than a month of being away from the trails. I had an idea of what I should expect coming from the stories of my other friends who were already done with this mountain but of course no matter how much I prepared myself mentally, I was still completely caught off-guard.

    Mountain Stats
    Elevation: 2,037+ MASL
    Location: Brgy. Dampay-Salaza, Palauig, Zambales
    Difficulty: 5/9
    Trek to Summit: 10-12 hours

    Easily, Mt. Tapulao has one of the most leg-straining trails because i ...

  • Mount Tapulao Dayhike

    Mount Tapulao day hike located in Palauig, Zambales. 2,037+ MASL 6683+ FASL Major climb with 18km+ Trail to summit. Total of 36km+ back trail. Unli rocky and forever trail.