Mt. Pinatubo Trekking

LATEST COMMENTS

"We had a great time visiting Mt. Pinatubo. Everything was perfect; the driver was on time, it was well organized and all the details were taken care of. I will recommend you to my tour operator in Switzerland"
Dr. Serge, Volcanologist, Switzerland.

"My husband and sons had a fabulous day at Mt Pinatubo. They said it was well organized and we will certainly recommend it to our friends."
Susan - Manila, Philippines.


"Honestly, everything was perfect including the food (which was surprisingly amazing) and the showers (so clean!). This was by far the best tour we have had in Philippines! Thanks again - we will certainly recommend you to other friends who are wanting to do the tour."
Jenny, Expat living in Manila.

"The trip yesterday was great, we really enjoyed the longer trek and incredible scenery. The convenient pick up and drop in your van made the day perfect! We will recommend you to all our friends visiting the Philippines."
Richard, Filipino / American.

"Our GROUP TOUR to Mt. Pinatubo was well organised and the whole team had a good time. It was a an excellent team-building exercise and we will recommend the trip to all our friends."
Raquel, Team Building Trip, Makati.

Mount Pinatubo Private Tour TOUR FROM MANILA

Mount Pinatubo Private Tour

TOUR FROM CLARK
   

RATES

ITINERARY
HIKING MT. PINATUBO
MT. PINATUBO CRATER LAKE
CAPAS NATIONAL SHRINE
MANILA - PINATUBO TRANSFERS
4x4 FILIPINO JEEPS
FOOD & DRINK
WHAT TO BRING
WEATHER & SAFETY
   

TREKKING PINATUBO
Manila Office: +63 2 9182 365
Globe: +63 906 331 8782
Smart: +63 920 547 2178
Clark Office: + 63 45 892 6247

For further assistance email on:
mountpinatubo@filipinotravel.com.ph
 
Please note that it is very important to use a government accredited tour operator such as ourselves when booking a day tour in the Philippines. This is for your safety

   
   


The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo destroyed the volcano's original summit forming a caldera; at first the lake was small, hot and highly acidic, with a minimum pH of 2 and a temperature of about 40 C.  However abundant rainfall led to the creation of a large lake with a cool temperature and normal pH.



Experts feared that the weight of the water could breach the crater walls and flood the homes of up to 40,000 people in the small coastal town of Botolan, located 25 miles from Pinatubo. In September 2001, residents of Botolan and nearby areas were evacuated and the Philippines government ordered a controlled draining of the lake. Authorities dug a 5m-wide channel from the edge of the volcano's crater, draining about a quarter of the lake's volume and diverted the excess lake water into local rivers. Existing lahar canyons serve as water drainage paths to surrounding rivers and creeks, the largest of which is the Bucao River.



Experts predict that the gradual erosion of the caldera may lead to an eventual collapse of the lake walls in the foreseeable future and the destruction of the lake itself.

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