Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park is located between Malaybalay City and the municipalities of Lantapan, Impasugong, Sumilao, Talakag, and Libona in the province of Bukidnon. This natural treasure is the 3rd highest peak in Mindanao, the 4th highest in the Philippines, and is considered the ancestral domain of the seven tribal communities of Bukidnon.
The Kitanglad mountain range was declared an ASEAN Heritage Park in 2009 because it is one of the few remaining rainforests in the country and it hosts over 600 important diverse species of rare and endemic wildlife in the country such as the Bukidnon woodcock, the Philippine Tarsier, the pygmy fruit bat Alionycteris paucidentata, two native mice, the Crunomys suncoides and the Limonmys bryophilus, and the Rafflesia schadenbergiana, the world's second largest flower. It is also most importantly a nesting place for the critically endangered Philippine eagle.
When we can go out and aim for peaks and above the clouds again, join us in a trek to Mt. Kitanglad and together let us marvel at the beauty of one of the highest mountains in the Philippines.
Bukidnon’s Panimahawa Ridge astonished the internet with captivating panoramic shots of its peak and the ridges surrounding it. Who would not be captivated with the 360-degrees picture-perfect landscape of this mountaineer’s dream which stands at a total height of 2,687 feet in the Municipality of Impasug-ong.
People usually start trekking to Panimahawa Ridge in the afternoon and reach the peak by sundown to camp overnight. If the climate allows it, you would be signing the day off with an amazing display of a sea of clouds which will slowly render into a heart-melting starry display.
The most magical portion of the Panimahawa experience is at dawn, when campers wait for the sun to rise on the peaks of the surrounding ridges and paint Panimahawa with dashing golden colors that reveal the amazing natural beauty of Bukidnon. This view is indeed incomparable and the lucky campers often pair it with their morning coffee and take photos to take with them back home.
MT. TIMPOONG AND HIBOK-HIBOK NATURAL MONUMENT
The backdrop of every angle of the Camiguin Island features the majestic Mt. Timpoong and Mt. Hibok-Hibok in grand colors at every hour of every day. These two mountains make up the Mt. Timpoong and Hibok-Hibok National Monument which was declared as an ASEAN Heritage Park in 2015 for being home to a wide range of flora and fauna that is endemic to the island-province.
Mt. Timpoong stands at 1,580 meters while Mt. Hibok-Hibok, is an active volcano that rises at 1,200 meters. The heart of this national monument is home to the Camiguin Hawk Owl, Camiguin Hanging Parrot, Camiguin Forest Mouse, Camiguin Narrow-mouthed Frog, medicinal trees like Kalingag and Duguan, and various other birds, rodents, amphibians, dipterocarps, rattan, and ferns which make the Mt. Timpoong and Hibok-Hibok National Monument an eco-wonderland like no other.
Mt. Malindang holds court over this province. It is an Asean Heritage Park imposing at 2,428 meters above sea level highlighting the long Malindang Mountain Range. The entire range covers an area of more than 53,262 hectares of protected areas composed of several mountains, peaks, ridges, canyons, gullies and volcanic craters located at the central western part of the Province. Before reaching the peak, one has to pass the serene Lake Duminagat, a sacred place for the Subanens. Here, one can go boating, kayaking or enjoy a swim in its cool waters. Trekking this mountain offers one an experience of being in commune with nature. Watch out for the elusive Philippine Eagle and the tarsiers and check out the seventeen major winding rivers, hot and cold springs, waterfalls and huge old trees along the path to the peak.