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Lake Holon crater

Lake Holon, or ‘deep waters’ in the Tboli language, is an undeterred prismatic beauty from afar and up close. It is a sacred place for the Tboli natives, rich in the heritage of their ancestors and folklore.


2 Days


Fit to Climb



  • Climb to the crater lake of Mt. Melibingoy.
  • Experience relaxation at the foot of the eleven surrounding mountains that the people consider their guardians.
  • Nurture yourself with the beautiful, picturesque, and serene lake.


The elevation to the summit is 1,106 MASL with a trekking distance of 4.6 kilometers. Its terrain is moderate to rolling with a difficulty scale of 3/9.

The jumpoff point is at Salacafe or Kule trail. The area is an ancestral domain of the Tboli, and they call the mountain Mt. Melibengoy.

In Tboli, the term ‘Holon’ means deep waters. Upto this time, no one has ever reached the bottom of the crater.

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Tribal and Environmental Fees
  • Meals for
    • Day 1 Dinner
    • Day 2 Breakast
    • Day 2 Lunch
  • Transportation

Price details

Price Does Not Include:

Day 1 Lunch
Other amenities (boating, kayaking, toilet, etc.)

Additional preferences

We can discuss on the following add-ons if you need them:

Transportation – Davao to Tboli roundtrip
Porter to carry your hiking bag


Day 1: About 1,432 MASL from rolling to vertical hike up

4:00 am – Assembly

10:00 am – Registration, Orientation

12:00 nn – Lunch on the trail

6:00 am – Start of Climb

12:00 nn – Lunch on trail

2:00 pm – Arrival at campsite

3:00 pm – Kayaking, Boating, Swimming

6:00 pm – Dinner

7:00 pm – Socials

Day 2

5:00 – Breakfast

6:00 – Go to viewdeck

9:00 – Personal time

12:00 – Lunch

2:00 – Return home 

Additional details

For those with vehicles, you can park them at Salacafe parking area.

For no vehicles, transportation to the start of the trip can be arranged.

Things you will need to bring:
Water bottle
Rain jacket in case of change of weather
Bring extra money

Conservation Rules

  • Leave No Trace (LNT). Bring your own trash bag and take it home with you.
  • Respect other guests by avoiding loud music, especially during sleeping hours.
  • Do not pick plants or flowers.


This is a relatively beginner’s trail where new hikers can start practicing their footwork and endurance in the trail. Though it is still advisable to have a good amount of exercise prior to the climb. 

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