Hiking up to Mt Isarog Malabsay Falls

My trek to Malabsay Falls

Mount Isarog National Park harbors rainforest, endemic wildlife, waterfalls and is also home to nomadic Negrito (Agta) tribes people. I will write about my encounter with an Agta Tribe later on.

Mt. Isarog, an inactive volcano, rises in the heart of the province of Camarines Sur, the central part of the Bicol Peninsula. It is the highest forested peak in Southern Luzon. The Philippine government declared it as a national park since 1938 to preserve the pristine rainforest in the area for the enjoyment of local and international tourists.

I took my brother, my nephew and two other guides with me.  The weather was cloudy and it rained while we were in the falls.  The trip also took back memories of my childhood. Our parents would take all of us to visit this majestic mountain from time to time.  According to my father, during the Japanese occupation, the soldiers would trek this mountain to go to the falls to shower.

I only paid P50 for the entrance fee for the five us.  (Only a little over a dollar) How cheap is that!

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10 Comments

  1. Jenny, very very beautiful, post! I like very much! And I like to do hiking! 🙂

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    1. Hiking is good for our health 🙂

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      1. Jenny, I absolutely agree with you! 🙂

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      2. Nature just sooths my spirit

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  2. This post brought back a lot of memories from those good old days. 😉

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    1. Me too! What I only remember as a child, is walking very carefully on the very narrow pathway..Everyone was very careful not to fall in the ravine.

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  3. I would like to hike this too one day…Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Grace..It is an awesome place to visit.

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