Mount Kitanglad – a biodiversity sanctuary in Bukidnon

Mount Kitanglad is one of the country’s highest peaks and a protected area. It is one of the highest peaks of the Kitanglad mountain range. According to PHIVOLCS, it is an inactive volcano with an impressive height of approximately 2,938 meters (9,640 feet) above sea level. This makes Mount Kitanglad the fourth highest mountain in the Philippines.

The Kitanglad mountain range is encompassed by the Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park, a protected area that spans over 47,270 hectares. This park serves as a crucial habitat for many endemic species including the critically endangered Philippine Eagle. The lush forests, grasslands, and diverse ecosystems found within Mount Kitanglad are essential to preserving the region’s rich biodiversity.

It offers a range of outdoor activities for adventure seekers. Trekking enthusiasts can embark on an exhilarating climb to the summit, passing through dense forests, mossy slopes, and panoramic viewpoints along the way. The journey rewards climbers with awe-inspiring vistas, cool mountain air, and a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the peak.

Efforts to protect and conserve Mount Kitanglad’s natural treasures are paramount. Local communities, government agencies, and environmental organizations collaborate to implement sustainable practices, raise awareness, and promote responsible tourism. These initiatives aim to strike a balance between preserving the mountain’s pristine ecosystems and offering opportunities for visitors to appreciate its beauty and importance.

Where is Mount Kitanglad located?

Mount Kitanglad is located in the province of Bukidnon, which is situated in the northern part of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. The mountain range spans across several municipalities in Bukidnon, including the municipalities of Lantapan, Malaybalay, Impasugong, and Sumilao.

To visit this attraction, it is advisable to make arrangements with local authorities, tour operators, or experienced guides who can provide the necessary information and assistance for a safe and memorable journey.

Map of Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park

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Kitanglad Mountain Range

Cover photo by Francisco M. Pajares, Jr.

Additional Information

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