Manila Tour

TREKKING MOUNT PINATUBO - If you are looking for adventure, then this trek and tour is awesome, 4x4's, rivers & hills to climb. BOOK NOW!

Trekking Mount Pinatubo

Mount Pinatubo MapPictured here to the left is a map that shows the trekking path that you will follow as you head on up to the Mount Pinatubo Crater Lake.

The Red Line

The line in red indicates the 1.5 hour drive through "Crow Valley", this drive is arranged by your tour guide, and a 4×4 Jeep is provided, expect this drive to be rough, as you will be traversing different types of terrain, including crossing deep river streams.

Your tour guide will stop on a couple of occasions, these stops provide you with a nice opportunity to explore the canyon area within Crow Valley, it's also a great opportunity for each member of your group to take some interesting pictures of the landscape.

4x4 Jeeps

The Yellow Line

As seen on the map, the yellow line indicates where the 2 to 2.5 hour foot trek begins, this trek onto Mount Pinatubo is over very rough terrain, and can be quite difficult for those who are not familiar with exercise. This foot trek is at times quite slow, as you will have to walk across terrain covered with large boulders and rocks, and there are many streams to traverse, some are quite deep, ranging in depth from 12 inches to 30 inches. The water is also quite strong, so it's a good idea to look at where you are stepping, making sure your feet are firmly planted before taking the next step, after all you do not want to fall into cold river water.

Yellow Line

20 Minute Trek Marker

Once you have arrived at the 20 minute marker, there is a resting area where you can use the bathrooms, and refill your water bottle. At this rest area you are about a 20 minute walk from the Mount Pinatubo Crater Lake view point. This is a good chance for you to take a few minutes to rest, remember there is no prize for first place, take the trek slow, conserve your energy. 

Your guide will assist you in your trek, you will now have to traverse some very steep stairs built from sand bags, then there is a short walk through some thick jungle like forest, it's mostly bamboo, then you will again have to cross some very difficult terrain, large boulders, and streams with cold raging water, however once you are past this point, you will arrive at some concrete stairs, about 25 steps upward to the sign that reads, Welcome to Majestic Mount Pinatubo, you will really be smiling when you reach this point, it's a real achievement.

20 Minute Trek Marker

SPECIAL NOTE:

There are websites out there that provide FALSE information regarding the Mount Pinatubo Trek, these websites indicate that you can ride a 4×4 Jeep all the way until the 20 minute trekking marker, this is just NOT TRUE, do not be mislead. Many of these websites proclaiming this information, there agents have not been to Mount Pinatubo, or possibly have not returned to this fantastic Philippines attraction in many years.