Mt. Talamitam in Nasugbu, Batangas is a perfect training ground for beginners. The trail is easy and will take approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete the trek up to the summit. The mountain is also considered the sister mountain of Mt. Batulao, which you can see from the terrain of Talamitam.
Jump-Off: Sitio Bayabasan, Brgy. Aga, Nasugbu
Height – 630 MASL
Specs: Minor Climb
Trail Class: 1-3
So what’s with Mt. Talamitam and what sets it apart from the rest? Here’s a quick overview:
Mt. Talamitam is composed of three trails. The first part is a river crossing in woodland and fields. The second part is a vast grassland and the third part is the rolling hills composed of tall cogon grass all the way to the peak.
Though the trail of Mt. Talamitam is very simple, it can also be a very tiresome hike if the sun is already high in the middle of the day because there are few trees to offer shade and for the most part the trail. Especially when you reach the plateau where the peak of Talamitam sits. It is that open area where there’s no tree cover. It can be a very exhausting hike if the sun is up. I suggest you bring enough water and have your sunblock on.
This is what they called Teletubbyland because of the wide green grassland. From here, you can see the summit of Talamitam. Here is also where they set up tents for those who want to take a rest or a campsite for those who choose an overnight stay. From here, you can already see Mt. Batulao.
Mt. Talamitam Summit:
Our final leg up to the summit. It was so hot that day. Honestly, the trail is okay. It’s the direct heat of the sun that made us so exhausted. Nevertheless, we were rewarded by this beautiful view. So awesome, right? ^_^
The summit offers a view of how vast the grassland portion of this mountain is. We have a good clearing and the view is really stunning.
From the summit, a distinct view of Batangas province can be seen including the neighboring mountains. Sure, we take our time to appreciate this amazing view.
After spending enough time at the summit, we decided to descend. We had a quick refresher at the Layong Bato also known as Layong Bilog a portion of the Galo River near Brgy. Aga. We just had a quick dip and relax on the cool river water.
This is our itinerary from our Mt. Talamitam trip.
0400 ETD Coastal Mall bus terminal to Nasugbu, Batangas
0600 ETA Registration area at Sitio Bayabasan, Brgy. Aga (KM. 83)
0630 Start trek
0830 Arrival at summit
1030 Start descent
1200 Head to Layong Bato
1300 Back at registration area – wash up
1430 Head back to Manila
1700 ETA Manila
Bus from Coastal Mall to Nasugbu, Batangas (Php 214) – Php 428 RT
Guide Fee – Php 300 (to be divided by the group)
Shower – Php 20
How to get there:
Take a bus bound to Nasugbu, Batangas.
Tell the conductor to drop you off at Sitio Bayabasan.
Then walk through the jump-off
If you want to take a date with nature, go visit Mt. Talamitam. Cheers to our next adventure!
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