Mountains in the Philippines are an important part of the country’s natural heritage. The country is home to some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The mountains in the Philippines offer a wide range of experiences and challenges for all types of climbers. Mountains provide an escape from pollution and a congestion-free natural world for people who want to feel closer to nature.

The Best Mountains to Climb in the Philippines

Mt. Pulag | 3rd Highest mountain in...
Mt. Pulag | 3rd Highest mountain in the Philippines | Michael's Hut

Mountains in the Philippines are mostly found in Luzon and Mindanao. but there are also some mountains that are located in the Visayas region. The following list enumerates some of the best mountains to climb in the Philippines.

The Mountains of Mindanao (Mindanao Region)

Mindanao is an island in the southern part of the Philippines. Mindanao has a total area of 115,000 square kilometers and is the country’s second-largest island.


  • Bud Bongao , Bongao
  • Mount Apo
  • Mount Baya
  • Mount Capistrano
  • Mount Dulang-Dulang
  • Mount Galintan
  • Mount Hibok-Hibok
  • Mount Lumot
  • Mount Matutum
  • Mount Minandar
  • Mount Palpalan
  • Mount Puting Bato
  • Mount Wiji
  • Tamayong Prayer Mountain
  • Tuboran Eriberta Spring

Mountains of Luzon (Luzon Region)

Photo of Mt. Pulag, Mountains of the Philippines
Mt. Pulag

The Luzon Region is the largest of the islands in the country. The Luzon Region is home to the Philippine capital, Manila, as well as some of its most populous cities, such as Quezon City and Taguig City. The region is also known for its lush mountain ranges, including Mount Pinatubo and Mount Apo, which are popular among local mountaineers looking for a challenge.


  • Mount Amuyao
  • Mount Arayat
  • Mount Isarog
  • Mount Maculot
  • Mount Makiling
  • Mount Namandiraan
  • Mount Napulauan
  • Mount Pulag
  • The coastal peaks of Zambales
  • The mountains of Wawa

The Mountains of Visayas (Visayas Region)

Osmeña Peak, Mountains of the Philippines
Osmeña Peak

The Visayas region, located in the central part of the Philippines, is one of the most diverse and naturally beautiful landscapes in Southeast Asia. It’s home to some of the country’s most iconic destinations: Boracay Island and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park for tourists; Mount Madia-as and Mount Manunggal for hikers; and Mount Kanlaon and Malindang Hot Springs for those looking to relax.

  • Mount Kanlaon
  • Mount Madjaas
  • Mount Nangtud
  • Mount Napulak
  • Mount Talinis
  • Mount Tres Marias
  • Osmeña Peak