MT. HUMARAP AND MATABUNGKA FALLS - Paete, Laguna


MT. HUMARAP AND MATABUNGKA FALLS
Brgy. Ilaya Norte, Paete
Height of waterfalls: 20-25 meters

The original plan was to ascend through the 1000-step concrete stairs to get to Tatlong Krus, the landmark of Mt. Humarap, but being lost was a blessing in disguise.  We overshoot the jump-off but with the trike drivers instructions, we found out that there is a road all the way to the top.   

MT. HUMARAP Paete Laguna, Tatlong Krus Paete Laguna



From Paete, we proceeded to the Petron intersection then turned left for the uphill road to Tatlong Krus.  After a 20-minute drive, the 3 huge crosses hailed us.  The area is a pilgrimage site and attendants are present to ensure that the cleanliness and sacredness of the place is well observed.  We stayed for 30 minutes enjoying the Laguna Bay scenery while the kids chased butterflies, played the fuzzy cat, blew cogon flowers and had a jump shot as a goodbye.


With Matabungka Falls as part of the IT, we took the stairs down and whew... I can’t imagine how my “height fearing” daughter would have maneuvered her way up should we ascended it as planned.  For sure, a 2-hour trek would not be enough and we will definitely end up exhausted.   Thanks to Daddy for the “lost” episode earlier.

MT. HUMARAP Paete Laguna, Tatlong Krus Paete Laguna

MT. HUMARAP Paete Laguna, Tatlong Krus Paete Laguna

MT. HUMARAP Paete Laguna, Tatlong Krus Paete Laguna

The Matabungka falls was definitely a wonder hidden in Paete’s mountain range.  Even with a small catch basin, my kiddos enjoyed the water with chilling temperature.  


MT. HUMARAP AND MATABUNGKA FALLS Paete Laguna



MT. HUMARAP AND MATABUNGKA FALLS Paete Laguna

By 10:30am, though the scene is irresistibly hard to leave, we rushed down for our San Pablo 7-lakes trip.

Travel Date: July 2012


5 comments:

  1. WOW ANG GANDA NG MT. HUMARAP PALA,, astig ang dami myo na pong napuntahan na kabundukan :)

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  2. hi, thanks for dropping by... happy climbing!

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  3. Hi! Ask ko lang po if stairway lahat ng trail? And pwede po ba ang over night sa summit? Thanks po

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    1. hi, thanks for visiting my post... i'm not sure po kung overnight camping is allowed pero malawak yung area for camping plus there are comfort rooms... yep.. stairway ang trail if through paete.

      hope this helps, thanks...

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  4. good day po!ask po pano po pmunta s tatlong krus fr.dasma cavite po salamat po

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