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Manakaay Ug Bukid

Bamboo Peak (lokal: Buntod te Laya)

"Pitch your tent on a wide expanse with an overlooking view, and wake up early to the glorious sunrise and the soothing sound of birds."
"Surrounded by the lush greenness of untouched forest trees, the cold and relaxing mountain air soothes you like a gentle breeze."
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Bamboo Peak is one of the popular three high mountains in Sta. Cruz together with Mt. Loay and Mt. Dinor. It offers a beautiful landscape that climbers can enjoy.

Solo/Joiner/ Group

Dayhike/ Overnight

Weekdays/ Weekends

4-6 hrs trekking

1-2 trail class


  • Indulge in a serene and tranquil journey upward, accompanied by the stunning vistas of the landscape. 
  • Delight in bird-watching opportunities, observing a diverse array of endemic avian species, from diminutive songbirds to majestic raptors soaring across the mountain skies.


The ascent to the summit, standing at 1,106 meters above sea level (MASL), spans a trekking distance of 4.6 kilometers. The trail features moderate to rolling terrain, rated with a difficulty of 3/9, making it accessible to many. Hikers begin their journey at the jumpoff point located in Sitio Centro, Barangay Jose Rizal. This area is deeply rooted in the heritage of the Bagobo-Tagabawa people, who refer to the mountain as Buntod Ta Laya. In the Bagobo language, “Buntod” signifies a mountain, while “Laya” denotes a small species of bamboo prevalent at its peak.

We arrange your permits, local guide, transportation and everything else.

Our basic services include

  • Guide fee
  • Tribal and Environmental Fees

Additional services

We can arrange on the following add-ons:

  • Food (for the whole duration of the climb)
  • Transportation – Roundtrip from Davao to Sta. Cruz
  • Porter (to carry your bag)

Working itinerary


7:00 am – Meet up

7:10 am – Habal-habal Ride to Jump off

7:30 am – Orientation

8:00 am – Trek to Bamboo Peak

12:00 nn – Lunch 

1:00 pm – We reach summit / peak

2:00 pm – Trek back to Jump off

5:00 pm – Back to Brgy. Jose Rizal



Meet up location: Gazz Station

Astorga, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur


07:00AM ↦ Meet up

07:10AM ↦ Habal-Habal Ride to Jump off

07:30AM ↦ Orientation

08:30AM ↦ Trek to Bamboo Peak

12:00NOON ↦ Lunch 

01:00NOON ↦ Peak/Campsite 

05:00PM ↦Preparation for Dinner

07:00PM-SAWA ↦ Socials


05:00AM ↦ Sunrise Viewing

06:00AM ↦ Breakfast

07:00AM ↦ Swimming

08:00AM ↦Trek to back to Jump off

11:30AM ↦ Jump Off

03:30PM ↦ Back to Davao

07:00PM- Home Sweet Home

Additional Information

For individuals arriving by vehicle, parking is available at the Brgy. Jose Rizal parking area.

Please ensure you bring the following items:

  • A minimum of a 1L water bottle
  • A rain jacket, in preparation for any sudden weather changes

Conservation Policy

Adhering to the Leave No Trace policy is crucial while exploring natural spaces, ensuring that our presence does not disrupt the environment. This means packing out all trash, leaving what you find, and minimizing the impact of your visit. Respecting wildlife involves observing animals from a distance, avoiding feeding them or altering their natural behaviors, and preserving their habitats to support their survival and well-being.

For Inquiries and reservations, message


09234805958 (Smart)

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