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Mount Banahaw

About 130km southeast of Manila, near Dolorez in Quezon province, is 2188-metre Mount Banahaw. Considered a sacred mountain by seventeen religious sects with different beliefs and rituals, Banahaw has spawned a vast number of legends and superstitions: one says that every time a foreigner sets foot on the mountain it will rain. Every year at Easter, thousands of pilgrims flock to the mountain. If you want to climb Banahaw yourself, you can take a jeepney from the town of San Pablo to the jump-off point at Santa Lucia, near Kinabuhayan town. Treat this mountain seriously because although the early part of the trail looks wide and well-trodden it soon peters out into inhospitable rainforest – even experienced climbers allow three days to reach the summit and get back down safely. You will need to hire a guide in Santa Lucia and sign a logbook before you are allowed to proceed. If you haven't got time to reach the summit you can trek to Kristalino Falls (Crystalline Falls) and back in a day. One-and-a-half hours further is a second waterfall, whose surroundings are ideal for a campsite.

Mount Banahaw (alternatively Banáhao) is a dormant volcano located on the boundary of Majayjay, Laguna and Lucban, Quezon in Luzon, Philippines. It is considered to be sacred by the local residents. It has another of this mountain and it was named as Mount Banahaw de Lucban.

Mt. Banahaw in 1989
Elevation 2,158 metres (7,080 feet)
Location Lucban, Quezon, Luzon, Philippines
Majayjay, Laguna, Luzon, Philippines
Coordinates 14°4′0″N, 121°29′0″E
Type Complex volcano
Last eruption Unknown

 

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Mount Banahaw

Mt. Banahaw in 1989
Elevation 2,158 metres (7,080 feet)
Location Lucban, Quezon, Luzon, Philippines
Majayjay, Laguna, Luzon, Philippines
Coordinates 14°4′0″N, 121°29′0″E
Type Complex volcano
Last eruption Unknown

Mount Banahaw (alternatively Banáhao) is a dormant volcano located on the boundary of Majayjay, Laguna and Lucban, Quezon in Luzon, Philippines. It is considered to be sacred by the local residents. It has another of this mountain and it was named as Mount Banahaw de Lucban.

 

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