Do you want to trek somewhere? Well, you can find your best place in Bukidnon. And yes, nestled in the picturesque province of Bukidnon, Philippines lies a hidden jewel to take your breath away – Mt. Millionaire. To check the statistics of its elevation, Mt. Millionaire positions itself at 1,907 meters above sea level. And this majestic mountain stands tall in Capitan Bayong, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon.
In the beginning, Mt. Millionaire is an unfamiliar mountain in Bukidnon. However, the site has gained popularity among adventure seekers and mountaineers over the years. From the legendary tale, the mountain’s distinctive name comes from the story of a treasure being buried in the mountains during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. This local folklore then tells the story of a Japanese soldier who buried his fortune in gold bars somewhere in the mountains, hence the name Mt. Millionaire.
To reach the summit of Mt. Millionaire, trekkers take a challenging journey through steep and rugged terrain. The breathtaking view from the top makes it all worth it. Hikers are treated to a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and rivers. On a clear day, one can even see as far as the neighboring island of Mindanao.
The walk to Mt. Millionaire requires physical strength. In other words, it is not for the faint-hearted. In other words, those hikers are advised to come prepared with appropriate hiking gear, food, and water. As the trail is relatively uncharted, those backpackers and climbers may encounter challenges, such as steep ascents and descents, slippery slopes, and uneven terrain.
Despite the challenges, the trek up Mt. Millionaire offers a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Bukidnon. The mountain is covered with lush vegetation, and hikers can expect to see a variety of flora and fauna, including rare bird species and wild animals such as monkeys and deer.
The local government of Impasug-ong recognizes the tourism potential of Mt. Millionaire and has taken steps to promote the mountain as a tourist destination. The local government has worked closely with local communities to develop hiking trails and establish a campsite at the base of the mountain. There are also plans to develop a visitor center and offer guided tours to visitors.
Mt. Millionaire is more than just a mountain; it is a testament to the natural beauty and rich history of Bukidnon. The mountain’s unique name and the folklore behind it add to its allure, making it an adventure that should not be missed by anyone seeking an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Philippines.
Please contact this number for inquiries: 0935 186 7300. As well, please note to contact the tourism office of Impasug-ong for preparation to trek.