There are 3142 named mountains in the Philippines. The highest and most prominent mountain is Mount Apo. The following is a partial list of the mountains in the Philippines. Several of them are volcanoes, formed by the subduction of the tectonic plates that surround the archipelago.
The Republic of the Philippines is an island country in Southeast Asia. It is an archipelago nation that consists of around 7,641 islands. The islands are classified into three geographical regions, including Luzon, Mindanao and Visaya. The mountainous regions of the Philippines are covered by tropical rainforest and of volcanic origin.
The rainforest and mountainous regions are home to wildlife, including birds, plants and animals. The Philippines is home to more than ten mountains that exceed 8,900 feet. The most notable of these mountains are seen below. The Kitanglad mountain range dominates parts of the north-central province of Bukidnon and encompasses parts of eight of the province's municipalities and cities.
Mount Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest mountain in the Philippines, with an elevation of 9,587 feet above sea level. The mountain is characterized by its majestic clouds and the view of the Milky Way galaxy, which are the main tourist attractions in the area. Human activities such as logging, agricultural activities and poaching are some of the threats faced by these mountains. The distinction between a hill and a mountain in terms of elevation is unclear and largely subjective, but a hill is universally considered to be less high and less steep than a mountain.
Mount Dulang-dulang, or D2, is one of the highest peaks in elevation that forms the Kitanglad mountain range with a height of 9,639 feet. Six indigenous groups of people, including Bagobo, Ubos and Tagacaol, live around the regions of Mount Apo and consider the mountain to be a sacred place and also a place for worship rituals. It is limited to mountain peaks with, if known, an elevation of at least 200 meters (660 feet) above sea level, and may include what are considered hills. The climate around the mountain is temperate with an average of 5,000 millimeters of rainfall per year.
The mountain attracts climbers all year round with four main trails that climb to the top, including Akiki, Ambangeg and Tawangan.