Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Panorama | Distribution of the Top 10 Highest Mountains in the Philippines

The top ten highest peaks in the Philippine archipelago are concentrated mainly on its two largest islands. Luzon Island, home of the grand Cordillera mountains, has the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 10th highest. While the rest, including the highest peak, are found in the island of Mindanao. 
 Mt. Apo, the highest in the country, is shown in this panorama. It was taken from the summit of Mt. Dulang Dulang (2nd), morning of January 26, 2013.  

From the summit of Mt. Kitanglad (4th), one can see 4 of the 10 highest mountains cascade. This photo was taken on the morning of January 27, 2013. 

Mts. Pulag, Tabayoc and Timbac, aka Luzon 1-2-3, is featured in this panorama. These three giants are all part of the extensive mountain system, the Cordillera Mountain Range, found in northern Luzon Island. Photo taken on February 9, 2013.

Mt. Kalawitan, the 10th highest peak, is also part of the Cordillera Mountain Range, under the jurisdiction of Mountain Province. I haven't climbed nor seen this mountain though.

The Top 10 Highest Mountains in the Philippines

1. Mt. Apo  
2956 MASL | Davao and North Cotabato
2. Mt. Dulang-Dulang 
2938 MASL | Kitanglad Range, Bukidnon
3. Mt. Pulag
2922 MASL | Cordillera Range, Benguet 
4. Mt. Kitanglad
2899 MASL | Kitanglad Range, Bukidnon 
5. Mt. Kalatungan
2860 MASL | Kalatungan Range, Bukidnon
6. Mt. Tabayoc
2842 MASL | Cordillera Range, Benguet
7. Mt. Ragang
2815 MASL | Piapayungan Range, Lanao del Sur 
8. Mt. Maagnaw
2742 MASL | Kitanglad Range, Bukdnon
9. Mt. Timbac
2717 MASL | Cordillera Range, Benguet
10. Mt. Kalawitan
2714 MASL | Cordillera Range, Mt. Province

* Mt. Kalawitan being on the 10th spot is highly disputable. Mt. Amuyao is officially considered to be the 10th highest but personal measurement done by Pinoy Mountaineer says that Mt. Kalawitan is the higher mountain. 


Panorama is the newest blog series in Batang Lakwatsero. Featuring panoramic shots of various landscapes in the country.


  1. Gusto ko yong picture ng panorama! Galing!

  2. Aside from the beautiful beaches, Philippines is also gifted with amazing mountains. Philippines is truly every hiker's paradise. Great photos, btw! :)

  3. Nice post very informative, Like the pictures, great shot...

  4. Amazing! I am very fascinated with Mt. Ragang and actually wrote a piece about it.

  5. Wonderful! Thanks for the info Sir.

  6. Please update your list because the IIT Mountaineers #TeamPayong Exploration Team summited Mt. Piagayungan in Lanao del Sur on April 21, 2014 and measure the height of the mountain at 2894 masl. It is much higher than Mt. Kalatungan so it is now the new 5th highest mountain of the Philippines. Here is the link to our video...

  7. Your photos are amazing and informative too! "Mount Apo seen from Mount Dulang" is really a nice shot! ^_^



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