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Manakaay Ug Bukid

Mt. Kiamo view

Mt. Kiamo commonly known as the pitcher plant mountain gives more of a picturesque view of Bukidnon’s ridges and landscape.


2 Days


Fit to Climb



  • Climb to the Palalihan Ridge along the Mt. Kiamo trail.
  • Experience serenity and grandeur at the wide coverage of their campsite that exudes a ‘New Zealand’ pines and hills landscape.
  • Relax and indulge at the wide expanse of land where you can be free and anything.


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 Sitio Centro, Barangay Jose Rizal. The area is an ancestral domain of the Bagobo-Tagabawa, and they call the mountain Buntod Ta Laya.

In Bagobo, the term ‘Buntod’ means mountain, and ‘Laya’ refers to a small species of bamboo that is common at its peak.

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
  • Porter

Additional preferences

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

  • Transportation – Davao to Bukidnon 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 Sabangan 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 rain
  • Umbrella or cap in hot weather

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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Read our blog adventure

Climbing Mt. Kiamo via Palalihan Ridge: The Pitcher Plant mountain