Mt Tapulao

Hiking in Iba & Botolan

The main trek around here is the ascent up mist-shrouded Mt Tapulao (High Peak; 2037m), the highest mountain in the Zambales range. You can walk or take a 4WD most of the way up the mountain along a mining road that terminates about an hour’s walk from the summit.

The 18km mining road originates in barangay Dampay, a 40-minute tricycle ride (P170) from the small town of Palauig, 14km northwest of Iba.