Climbing Mt Hibok Hibok in Camiguin is a great way to experience the beauty of the island. The views from the summit are incredible. Mt. Hibok-Hibok is a popular tourist destination because of its stunning scenery and dramatic history. If you’re planning to visit Camiguin, make sure to add Mt. Hibok-Hibok to your list of things to see. Here’s all you need to know about climbing Mt Hibok Hibok.
About Mt Hibok Hibok
Mt Hibok Hibok is an active volcano. It has erupted five times since 1827. The most recent eruption was in 1951. Mt Hibok Hibok is one of the highest point on the island of Camiguin. It is 1,332 meters tall.
The jump-off point for climbing Mt Hibok Hibok is Ardent Hot Spring, Mambajao, Camiguin. It takes 3 to 5 hours to hike to the summit. From the summit, you can see the volcano’s crater. On a clear day, you can also see Siquijor, Bohol, and Surigao. Mt Hibok Hibok is a minor climb. The features of the mountain include a volcanic crater, tropical forest and scenic views of Camiguin.
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How to Get to Mt Hibok Hibok
Getting to Mt Hibok Hibok is easy. Simply follow the signs to Ardent Hot Spring. The jump-off point for climbing Mt Hibok Hibok is Ardent Hot Spring Resort.
There are several ways to get to Ardent Hot Spring Resort. You can take a tricycle from Mambajao town proper. You can also rent a motorbike.
To hike Mt Hibok Hibok, you’ll need to get a permit. It currently costs P200 per person. A guide is also required.
Best Time to Hike
The climbing season for Mt Hibok Hibok is from March to May. The best months to hike are March, April, and May. These months have the best weather conditions for climbing.
Things to Pack
When packing for your hike, make sure to bring enough water. It’s also a good idea to pack snacks and lunch. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. And don’t forget to pack your camera!
Here are some tips for hiking Mt Hibok Hibok:
- Start early. It takes 3-5 hours to hike to the summit.
- Bring enough water. There are no water sources on the trail, so make sure to bring at least 2 liters of water per person.
- Wear sunscreen. The sun can be intense, so make sure to wear sunscreen and a hat.
- Pack lunch and snacks. There are no food options on the trail, so pack enough food to last you for the day.
- Hire a guide. A guide is required to hike Mt Hibok Hibok.
- Take your time. The hike can be strenuous, so take your time and rest when you need to.
- Have fun! Climbing Mt Hibok Hibok is an incredible experience. Enjoy the views and take plenty of photos.
Where to Stay Near the Jump Off Point
There are plenty of accommodation options near the jump off point, Ardent Hot Spring. The best place to book would be in Mambajao. Here are our recommendations: