Cleopatra's Needle

Attraction Cleopatra Needle Puerto Princesa Palawan Philippines Published on: 29-07-2016

4 hours
07:00 AM
11:00 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Landmark
Nature
Outdoor
Free
0.00 USD

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Cleopatra's Needle is considered one of the mystical mountains of Palawan; the name came from the obelisk-like rock structure that is found in its peak.

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Why Cleopatra's Needle is special ?

Cleopatra's Needle is considered one of the mystical mountains of Palawan; the name came from the obelisk-like rock structure that is found in its peak. This is the mountain you will pass on the way to the Puerto Princesa Underground River - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous attractions in the province. According to the Suakwal Mountaineers - source of the itinerary for this article - the environment is extensively covered with forests and full of wildlife. At the summit, if the skies are clear, one will be offered a view of Honda Bay and Sulu Sea as well as South China Sea and of course, a panorama of the city proper.


Source: http://mtcleopatrasneedle.palawanshore.com/

What to explore at Cleopatra's Needle?

To experience climbing Mt. Cleopatra's Needle has been described as a 'challenging hike for serious climbers it takes 3-4 days. The trail involves countless river crossings, boulders, and of course, an enchanting biodiversity that has attracted scientists. At least three jump-offs have been described, but the most frequently used starts at Sitio Tagnaya in Brgy. Conception. Travelling to the place is usually done as a night trek on Day one; the next day is a hike to the foot of Cleopatra's Needle. Only on the third day will one be able to assault the summit of Cleopatra's Needle - and back to camp. Finally, Day four covers the treks of the first two days, all the way back to Puerto Princesa.

Source: http://mtcleopatrasneedle.palawanshore.com/

How to get to Cleopatra's Needle?

You can take the van or bus to Brgy. Tanabag, approximately 42 kilometers to go before you reach the jump-off point. You can also hire a motorbike to reach the place.

Selling points

  • One place for eco-tourism
  • A good escape from Puerto Princesa
  • Beautiful sights along the way
  • Nice journey to the top
  • The place itself is worth the trek
A nice 4 day trip to Puerto Princesa

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Duration
4.0 days
Estimated
114.98 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
13 places

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Tips for you

  • You should bring water as much as possible and wear a comfortable shoes since the place itself is worth the trek.
    What to bring
  • This mountain is quite far from the city center, you should prepare all means of transport for your trip as it's hard to find the ones taking you back to the city.
    Transportation
  • For solo travellers, it's recommended that you should spend at least 4 - 5 days to explore the hot spots of this mountain.
    Timming
  • You should beware of Malaria care. Although the province of Palawan is very active in trying to eradicate malaria, PinoyMountaineer still recommends taking prophylaxis. Melfoquine (Lariam S) once weekly - one week before until two weeks after your trip.
    Health
  • You can book multi-day climbing tours or just a day trip into the mountains at your hotel.
    Things to do

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This is one place for eco-tourism. It is a good drive from Puerto Princesa but the sights along the way and the place itself is worth the trek. Bring water. Wear comfortable shoes.

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its called cleopatra's nipple. not cleopatra's needle. we saw this mountain formation along the way to the underground river. this one was called so because it looks like that, a nipple. its a good conversation piece. they have a name for several mountain formation. these help keep the almost 2 hour trip to the river lively, but it depends on the guide. our guide was good at explaining. not so with our group riding on the other 2 vans.

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Palawan ist die westlichste Insel der Philippinen und ein geheimes Naturparadies. Neben vielen Riffs, die die zahlreichen Inseln umgeben und tolle Tauchgebiete bilden, gibt es unberührte Strände und waldbedeckte Hügellandschaften und Berge. Das Leben hier ist recht einfach und die Menschen sehr, sehr freundlich. Die größte Stadt auf Palawan ist Puerto Princesa … hier pulsiert das Leben, es gibt viele Restaurants, Bars und Nachtclubs. Unweit von Puerto Princesa liegt die Gebirgskette Cleopatra's Needle, die vorallem am späten Nachmittag ein tolles Landschaftsmotiv ist. Vor Ort kann man mehrtägige Klettertouren oder einfach einen Tagesausflug in die Berge buchen. Die Transportwege in den äußersten Süden von Palawan sind teilweise so weit, dass die Einheimischen dort sogar von der Nachbarinsel Borneo versorgt werden. Im Norden kann man über gute ausgebaute Straßen versteckte Höhlen, Gebirgsgipfel und einsame Buchten erreichen, die von steilen Kalksteinfelsen umsäumt sind. Palawan ist für einen Abenteuerurlaub unbedingt zu empfehlen. Die Anreise klappt einfach und sehr günstig mit dem Flugzeug ab Manila. Einem tollen Individualurlaub steht hier nichts entgegen, man sollte mindestens 5 Tage einplanen, um die Hotspots der Insel zu erkunden.

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This is one place for eco-tourism. It is a good drive from Puerto Princesa but the sights along the way and the place itself is worth the trek. Bring water. Wear comfortable shoes.

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