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Popular Mountain for Hiking

Mount Apo, Davao del Sur

 

For the Bagobo tribes of Mindanao, “Apo” means grandfather. With a height of 2954 meters, Mount Apo is the highest mountain in the country. Situated in Davao del Sur, it is a dormant volcano, with three major peaks and a wide volcanic crater containing the crystal clear Lake Venado. Climbing Mount Apo requires hiking through thick mossy forests, steep trails and most notably, an endless trek up giant rock boulders below the mountain’s summit. Sulphur vents and deposits are silent reminders of the volcanic past deep under Mount Apo. The mountain is home to several species of plants and animals, including the beautiful, but nearly extinct Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle.

 

How to get there: Fly to Davao City then hire a jeepney for the cities of Digos of Kidapawan.

 


Common dishes

As with most Asian countries, the staple food in the Philippines is rice. It is most often steamed and served during meals.

Leftover rice is often fried with garlic to make sinangag, which is usually served at breakfast together with a fried egg and cured meat or sausages.

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Philippine Top Mountains to Climb: Mount Pico de Loro, Cavite, Mount Daguldol, Batangas, Mount Pinatubo, Zambales, Mount Ugu, Benguet, Mount Pulag, Benguet, Mount Mariveles, Tarak Ridge, Bataan, Mount Kitanglad Range, Bukidnon, Mount Apo, Davao del Sur, Mount Kanla-on, Negros Occidental, Mount Guiting-Guiting, Romblon, Mt. Banahaw, Quezon, Mt. Makiling, Laguna

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