Mt Salakot

Attraction Thumb Peak Puerto Princesa Palawan Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015

3 hours
08:00 AM
11:00 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Nature
Observation Deck
Outdoor
Free
0.00 USD

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Mt Salakot is mountain that lies at the southern end of the same mountain range that boasts of illustrious peaks such as Thumbpeak and Beautfort.

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Why Mt Salakot is special ?

Mt Salakot is mountain that lies at the southern end of the same mountain range that boasts of illustrious peaks such as Thumbpeak and Beautfort. This mountain is under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Air Force. Mt Salakot is famous for its pure nature and waterfall. Salakot Waterfalls is one of the most popular tourist spot located midway to Napsan about 50 meters from the road. Three layers of water falls plunge into the deep pools perfect for an afternoon bath after a hot ride in the sun.Salakot Waterfalls is one of the most spectacular falls in the Philippines. the waters themselves come down to form a pool that rivals any of the beaches in Puerto Princesa.


Source: http://salakotwaterfalls.palawanshore.com/

What to explore at Mt Salakot?

At Mt Salakot, there's a trail wide enough for a hiker to pass through without hitting the peripheral vegetation, and is consistently clean and open. The environment itself feels like the lower reaches of Beaufort or Thumbpeak. On the way back, visitors can see the Salakot Waterfall, which used to be promoted as an ecotourism spot in Puerto Princesa. While enjoying the sounds of the rushing waters of Salakot Waterfalls you can also take delight in the presence of some of the loveliest and rarest butterflies anywhere in the world. A must see tourist spot in Palawan, enjoy the rush of the falling waters from the mountains into your skin.

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How to get to Mt Salakot?

This mountain is located on the way to Napsan and you can reach here by many kinds of transportation. You can take a van to the Napsan Junction along the Puerto Princesa South Highway. From there, you can catch motorcycle riding to the mountain.

Source: http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/

Selling points

  • Pure nature and waterfall
  • Beautiful primordial tropical forest
  • Solitude and natural untouched beauty
  • A great view of the falls in Salakot
  • A nice waterfall and very refreshing
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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

  • There is no bus or jeepney coming back the city in day, you have to ask the driver to wait for you or you have to spend a night there.
    Transportation
  • You should check weather before your trip to Mt. Salakot, the trail is very slips when it rains and you can't take any pictures in the rain.
    Things to do
  • You should prepare everything carefully when hiking up to the mountain. There's lot of insects and it can hurt your skin.
    Things to do
  • At the peak of Mt. Salakot, you can see the west coast of Puerto Princesa and Aborlan, the surrounding peaks, and Puerto Princesa Bay on the other side.
    What to see
  • You should bring mosquito repellent, sun block, your own towels, food etc. as there is no one there at all to help you or offer you services.
    What to bring
  • After over two hours of trekking, you will reach the military outpost. In keeping with the protocol of the Air Force personnel, you aren't allowed to take photos of the installations.
    Photography
  • On the way back to the city is very dangerous, you should beware of this. It's better to travel in a group or spend a night here if you don't want to get troubles.
    Safety
  • This mountain is located on the way to Napsan. You can ask the locals to show you the way to reach the mountain.
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This mountain is located in Napsan - southwest of Puerto Princesa. Jump off is only right beside the National Rd. We're on a class field trip when we visited the mountain. This is an easy trek for beginners, just 3-4 hours to summit, scales at 1,800ft above sea level. I was amazed when I saw an abandoned concrete military camp on top of it. It was an old 570th Composite Tactical Wing of Phil. Air Force and that made it more interesting. During our visit, there are four members of PAF securing the area. On the ceiling of concrete camps are lots of birds nests "Glossy Swiftlet" if I'm not mistaken - actually the whole ceiling is full of them. On the summit there is a heliport and a crashed helicopter full of bullet holes. Here, you can literally touch the clouds, they pass you by time to time and its cold. You can't even see your friend a few meters from you because of the thick clouds. There is also a water source on top w/c is very cold. =) View on top is 360 degrees where you can view the whole city and the west coast. On the foot of the mountain awaits a lovely waterfall. It is a protected area so please secure a permit before heading here but if you visit only the waterfall then no need to secure a permit.

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On the national hi-way going to Napsan is a nice waterfall and stream up in the mountains. Four wheel drive is recommended. Make sure to bring your swimsuit because the cool waters are very refreshing after the dusty trip up the mountain. I estimate the mountain pass is about 1,000 feet, 300 meters above sea level. Keep your eyes open for monkeys as your four wheel drive vehicle climbs the roads!

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数カ月前に来ました。その時は、周辺の道路工事で働く人々が、滝へ続く道に小さな小屋を作って生活していました。かなりのゴミが散乱していて、滝は、洗濯場や、ある一角はトイレとして使用されていました。本来はとても美しい場所なのですが、残念です。数カ月前のことですから、現在どうなっているかはわかりません。でも、ゴミを片付ける人がいなければ、あのままでしょう。

TripAdvisor View more

This mountain is located in Napsan - southwest of Puerto Princesa. Jump off is only right beside the National Rd. We're on a class field trip when we visited the mountain. This is an easy trek for beginners, just 3-4 hours to summit, scales at 1,800ft above sea level. I was amazed when I saw an abandoned concrete military camp on top of it. It was an old 570th Composite Tactical Wing of Phil. Air Force and that made it more interesting. During our visit, there are four members of PAF securing the area. On the ceiling of concrete camps are lots of birds nests "Glossy Swiftlet" if I'm not mistaken - actually the whole ceiling is full of them. On the summit there is a heliport and a crashed helicopter full of bullet holes. Here, you can literally touch the clouds, they pass you by time to time and its cold. You can't even see your friend a few meters from you because of the thick clouds. There is also a water source on top w/c is very cold. =) View on top is 360 degrees where you can view the whole city and the west coast. On the foot of the mountain awaits a lovely waterfall. It is a protected area so please secure a permit before heading here but if you visit only the waterfall then no need to secure a permit.

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