Standing at 2,421 meters (approximately 8077 feet), Mayon Volcano gained popularity for being the most symmetrical volcano in the world. To add to its international limelight, Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines, having had erupted 47 times in the past 400 years! Mayon’s last major eruption was in 1993 and the last recorded major activity was in December 2009. Due to Mayon’s volatility, the volcano is continuously monitored by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOLCS).
Treks Offered and Inclusions:
- Day Trek – suggested meeting time in Legaspi is 8AM and expected arrival time back to Legaspi is 4PM; Legaspi-Mayon-Legaspi transfers, guide, registration fees, packed lunch, and refreshments;
- Overnight Trek – suggested meeting time in Legaspi is 8AM (on Day 1) and expected arrival time back to Legaspi is 3PM (on Day 2); Legaspi-Mayon-Legaspi transfers, guide, registration fees, meals while on Mt Mayon, and refreshments. Tents and sleeping bags can be provided but advance notice is required.
- 3D2N Crater Trek – suggested meeting time in Legaspi is 8AM (on Day 1) and expected arrival time back to Legaspi is 3PM (on Day 3); Legaspi-Mayon-Legaspi transfers, guide, registration fees, meals while on Mt Mayon, and refreshments. Tents and sleeping bags can be provided but advance notice is required.
What to expect:
- Experience traversing on different kinds of terrain. The terrain diversity of Mayon Volcano includes forests, grasslands, rocks, sand, and boulders.
- There is a natural spring on Mt Mayon where you can bathe and relax.
- Great scenery. Being such a high point in the Bicol region, one can enjoy the view of the different towns and the surrounding ocean. As commented by most trekkers, the exhilaration brought by the scenery increases with your distance up the mountain.
- You will be provided with a local guide who knows the area well and can share wonderful stories about living near Mt Mayon.
- For those that opt for the Overnight Trek and the 3D2N Crater Trek, the evening(s) will be spent camping on the slopes of Mt Mayon (at the designated camping sites).
- For the less experienced mountaineers, a path has been paved out and there are several camps where one can sit and rest before proceeding.
- Climbing with ease. For a less strenuous climb, a porter will be made available. We do trust our staff, but for your peace of mind, we suggest that valuables are not given to the porter.
- We keep you safe.
- Prior to your trip, Donsol Eco Tour checks with the local authorities on the safety of climbing up Mt Mayon.
To enjoy the trek, it is highly suggested to pack light. The basic must brings are:
- Sun Block Lotion (especially in the summer)
- Insect repellent
- Jacket or Wind Breaker (it can get chilly at higher altitudes)
- Swimsuit, towel, and extra clothing, especially if you wish to take a dip in the natural spring
- Extra water and snacks (Donsol Eco Tour provides drinks and snacks. However, to avoid dehydration or hunger, we always suggest that guests also bring some drinks and snacks also. There will be no place to purchase drinks or food during the trek.)
Mayon Camp Levels:
- Base Camp – approximately 250 meters or 800 feet above sea level. Vehicles can drive up to this area. As per Department of Tourism rules, trekkers will also have to register in this area.
- Camp 1 – Approximately 700 meters or 2,300 feet above sea level. For overnight treks, guests will be spending the night here. It is common that guests trek past base camp 1 on Day 1, but the guests will have to return to this area for the evening’s rest.
- Camp 2 – Approximately 1,800 meters or 5,900 feet above sea level.
- Knife’s Edge – Approximately 2,200 meters or 7,300 above sea level.
Mt Mayon is definitely an exciting mountain to climb. For the adventurous and those ready for their next challenge, a trek up Mt Mayon is a must try!
Contact us for more details.