Climbing Espadong Bato rock formation at Montalban, Rizal is definitely an experience for those who are seeking for a day of adventure but afraid to go on a grueling hike. You can reach the summit in a short period of three hours. Yes, three hours! So you have all the time to take a break while on a trek if you already feel tired. Or take all pictures you want during the hike.
You will first have to take a short trek to a cement road going to the jump off. It’s just 10 minutes away from the Barangay Hall, where you will stop to register and pay for environment fee of PHP 50.
You will find happiness once you reach the jump off because no cement road anymore. This is it! This is the start of the climb. The first part is somewhat flat trail with some ascending areas. You will definitely enjoy the rolling terrain of this mountain. What I like about this destination is that it has different beauties to offer in every hour of your trek. There are also parts of the trail full of bamboos and banana trees. You’ll also pass through a house in the mid of your climb where you can score a fresh coconut![Read more…]