Alto Peak : Climbing The Highest Peak In Eastern Visayas that Made Me Cry, Well Almost

PART TWO: What it is Like to Try Major Climb for the First Time


After our exhausting climb in Lake Janagdan, we were met by a spectacular scenery, yet we were also greeted by danger that lurked in the corner. As I trod along the majestic trail, there was an instant when I held on to a thorny plant and the thorns pierced both of my palms. I almost cried because of the pain. Watch that video  ( if you haven’t seen it yet. 

The next day we summitted the peak of the highest mountain in Eastern Visayas, Mt. Aminduen also known as Alto Peak. I thought it would just be an ordinary hard climb but I was wrong. The climb was really tough especially for a beginner like me. It was really, really hard. It was basically a technical climb. There were parts of the trail where we used ropes where we held on while climbing up.

**I’m not a pro, I’m just a beginner in this mountaineering world, in case you are wondering why I’m wearing that kind of outfit, (walk in the park lang ang peg).HAHA!

Anyway,without any further delay, here’s my vlog about my first ever major climb.

Subscribe here 😘 –

 **Since I cannot edit my video, there’ s a bit of correction in my vlog. “Use gloves to have more friction and not reduce. Thank you so much to the one who corrected me. 😘😘”

I apologize in advance for my awkwardness, but believe me I tried.  I’m not good in speaking too, so please bear with me. Hehe 🙂. If you do like my video don’t forget to subscribe my YouTube channel Thank you so much. 🙂♥

Some tips to consider : 

  • Wearing gloves is recommended.
  • Always check the weather and be prepared for any eventuality.
  • Important Note : Always LEAVE NO TRACE

How to get there : 

Book your tour with CALEGUID, contact Kuya Ramil at this number 0921-724-3042. They will not just offer the tour guiding services but also the transportation as well.

Estimated Expenses :

Guide Fee :  Php 300.00 for one day tour , Php 500.00 overnight

Registration Fee : Php 25.00

Transportation Fee : Php 2,000.00 back and forth (since we were 18 in the group we only paid Php 112.00 each) 

If you opted to ride Habal Habal from Ormoc City to Brgy Cabintan ( one way only) : Php 200.00

If you choose to ride Jeepney : I don’t have any idea about the fare but I think it’s lesser than the Habal-habal, you can ride a jeepney to Brgy. Cabintan via Ga-as at the Terminal across Public Market and Ormoc Port.

So I’m all smile now after reaching the peak. 🙂

Some photos taken during our climb in ALTO PEAK

Flowers along the trail
The night sky in Ormoc
Photo taken in Brgy. Cabintan
Lake Janagdan
campsite near Alto Peak
Can you guess where’s Alto Peak?
Photo taken with my smartphone only
Tres Aguas Falls
Hayag amo nawng, haha
Fallen tree caused by strong typhoon
Flowery and milky way

Those naughty potatoes roll so fast that I could hardly catch up with them in ALTO PEAK. I wonder what place will they be venturing next. So stay tuned for my next chasing potato adventure.


Have you climbed a mountain that made you cry??? If so, tell me about it.   I would love to hear from you? Please connect thru  my FB page and Instagram. Join me in my adventure and misadventure. Let’s chase those potatoes. OH YESSS! Thanks for visiting.


Published by

Chasing Potatoes

Why Chasing Potatoes? I’m Chasing Potatoes. I chase time and opportunities because just like round potatoes they roll and get lost. I chase them to store memories to last a lifetime. I make haste, running after them, fearful that they might be gone. That’s why I go places on land or in water.My story tells about the journey of chasing time and saying yes to wonderful opportunities.

12 thoughts on “Alto Peak : Climbing The Highest Peak In Eastern Visayas that Made Me Cry, Well Almost

  1. Damn! That was one strenuous hike! I’m sure it was all worth it once y’all reached the top! Reminded me of my first extreme hike as well, 8 miles hike in total if you count the way going back down. It was crazy but I had a wonderful time. Was so sore the next day though! 😅

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ahahaha adikaaa uy, ako glongpress ang like wala may nigawas na HAHA reaction hahhahaha. wordpress man diay ni LOL!!! uu ako to gdelete ang sulfur sulfur thingy hahahahahahha…. yes super memorable ang rattan hahahahahahaha


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.