3437887652_af3c08cb1d_bMt. Bulusan, or Bulusan Volcano, in Sorsogon, rises to 1565 MASL and is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines. Recent eruptions in 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2011 intermittently closed the mountain for several years, until it reopened in June 2012. In that same month, PinoyMountaineer.com and team visited the volcano, and the stunning beauty of Mt. Bulusan was revealed to us – together with an impressive organization of local caretakers and guides. This article is a product of that climb.
Mt. Bulusan falls under five municipalities in Sorsogon, the southernmost province in the Bicol Region. The municipality of Bulusan covers the most area, and therein lies Lake Bulusan, the major jumpoff of the trek, itself a major attraction in Sorsogon. The trekking program designed by the caretaker NGO actually begins by kayaking across the lake, which is a fun, adventurous, and unique way to warm up before the trek!
At the other end of the lake lies the trailhead, which immediately takes the hiker to a pristine tropical rainforest, wherein a diverse range of flora and fauna can be found. Three kilometers into this forest, which has a moderate slope, brings you the ‘Ranger Station’ which is a small hut that marks the halfway point between Lake Bulusan and Lake Aguingay, which serves as the campsite.


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