Mt. Manabu, Sto. Tomas Batangas

The name Manabu is said to be an abbreviation of “Mataas Na Bundok” which means High Mountain. It’s a fairly easy climb, with a difficulty level of 2/9 only and with an estimated hike time of about 2-3 hours. You can do dayhike or you can also spend the night up top. The summit’s campsite is also quite spacious and which can accomodate about 20 tents more or less.

How to’s :

  1. Ride a bus from Buendia bus terminal going to Batangas, dropoff at Grand Terminal, Fare : P124
  2. Tricycle from Grand Terminal to Starting Point, fare : P50 per head
    *The tricycle will do a stopover at the Barangay Hall first for registration
  3. Registration fee is P20 per person

We started our hike around 4 or 5pm, and it can already be considered a night hike since the sky had already darkened by the time we reached Station 2. 

Here’s a map on Station 5 where we stopped for a rest.

The highest point of the mountain is marked with a white cross.

My shots aren’t as nice as I intended them to be, but it really is so beautiful up there, and so peaceful. 


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This mountain is a great introduction to hiking for beginners since it has easy access and short trails. This is also my first time to experience a night hike and I prefer night than dayhike already!


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