Scaling the summit of Mt. Kanlaon is a challenging and rewarding experience.

Standing at 2,465 meters, this active volcano boasts breathtaking views, challenging terrain, and unpredictable weather. But with proper planning, physical fitness, and a sense of adventure, you can conquer this mountain and make unforgettable memories.


Pre-Climb Preparation 

Just like any other physical activity, climbing a mountain requires preparation. You must be physically fit and mentally prepared for the rigors of the climb. You must be determined and have a positive mindset to reach the summit.

It is also essential to have the right gear and equipment. Pack everything you need, from sturdy shoes and waterproof clothing to camping gear and headlamps.

Furthermore, it is vital to have a medical and emergency kit. You never know when you might need it, as the saying goes.

Remember, “being prepared is half the battle.”


Simple Itinerary to Climbing Mt. Kanlaon

Day 1: Arrival and Registration

  • Arrive in Dumaguete City
  • Travel to the jump-off point in Canlaon City (about a 3-4 hours drive)
  • Register at the Department of Environment and Natural Resource (DENR) office and attend the orientation
  • Start the trek to the base camp (about 3-4 hours trek)

Day 2: Summit Assault

  • Wake up early and have breakfast
  • Start the trek to the summit (about 5-6 hours trek)
  • Enjoy the view at the summit and take photos
  • Descend back to the base camp (about 4-5 hours trek)
  • Have dinner and rest for the night

Day 3: Descent

  • Wake up early and have breakfast
  • Trek back to the jump-off point (about 3-4 hours trek)
  • Travel back to Dumaguete City

Important Note: 

The itinerary may vary depending on the weather and the pace of the trek. It is recommended to hire a guide and porter for the climb. Also, bring enough food, water, and camping gear for the trek.


How to Arrange a Hike to Mt. Kanlaon

Mt. Kanlaon is considered a major climb and ranks relatively high in difficulty. Book one of our tour packages if you don’t want to be bothered with complex travel arrangements. 



Gleacy March 20, 2023 Travel Destinations no responses

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