Things To Keep In Mind When Climbing Mount Apo

Climbing Mount Apo can be both exciting yet exhausting because of the terrain that you need to conquer. However, we can never blame you for considering it as part of your to-do list when it comes to outdoor activities because we know for a fact that it is indeed a fun sport.

Before you get your gear ready, how about reading the following tips first? These practical set of advice might be helpful to you before you hit the road and the foot of Mount Apo with your friends, officemates or relatives.

Learn About The People You Will Meet

When you are on trekking towards the summit of Mt. Apo, you will meet several original inhabitants of the place. At least five (5) groups of indigenous peoples whom you might get acquainted with while mountain climbing. They are the Manobo, Bagobo, Ubo, Ata and Tagacaolo who have been considering the place as their home. Therefore, respect them as well as their home. This means that you need to adopt proper attitude in dealing with them and their surroundings.

So before you start climbing Mount Apo, find time to research about these IPs and learn what you should do and what you should avoid.

Know About The Existing Flora And Fauna

While trekking can be very tiresome, your journey will never be dull because of the many species of flowers and animals that you might encounter.

Based on records, there are 227 vertebrates animals that are under the 69 kingdoms of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Apart from that, it is also home to 272 species of birds, 111 of which are endemic to the area, and 118 species of butterflies.
And we are pretty sure that you have already hear about the Philippine eagle. Well, you can meet the country’s national bird when climbing the majestic Mt. Apo,

Keep These Facts In Mind

Mt. Apo is the Philippines’ highest peak with an altitude of 3, 146 meters encompassing the city of Davao and the provinces of Davao del Sur and Cotabato.

If you are standing on the highest point of this magnificent mountain, you will be overlooking Davao City to the northeast, Digos City of Davao del Sur to the southeast, and Kidapawan City, North Cotabato to the west.


The peak is a recognized national park by virtue of Proclamation no. 59 by President Manuel L. Quezon on May 9, 1936. This was further strengthened with the issuance of Proclamation no. 35 of May 8, 1966 then Proclamation no. 882 of September 24, 1996.

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