Mount Apo, also known locally as Apo Sandawa, is a large inactive solfataric stratovolcano on the island of Mindanao, Philippines. With an elevation of 2,954 meters above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the Philippine archipelago, Mindanao, and the twenty-fourth highest peak of an island on Earth. Human activities such as logging, agricultural activities and poaching are some of the threats faced by these mountains. The climate around the mountain is temperate with an average of 5,000 millimeters of rainfall per year.
The most popular are Lake Agco, which used to be called El Lago Azul, and Lago Venado, a popular camping site for mountaineers and a stop to the top. 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. Located between the city of Davao and Davao del Sur in the Davao region, and Cotabato in Soccsksargen, Mount Apo is the most prominent mountain in the Philippines. It has three different forest formations, from lowland rainforest to mid-mountain forests and, finally, high-mountain forests.
Mount Apo is not known to have had historic eruptions and it was incorrectly attributed to it being the source volcano of the eruption of Mount Melibengoy in 1641, also in Mindanao. 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. Subsequently, the mountain recovered after the government and local stakeholders initiated a holistic recovery plan for the entire natural park. The mountain attracts climbers all year round with four main trails that climb to the top, including Akiki, Ambangeg and Tawangan.
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. Mount Apo, an active volcano, in south-central Mindanao, 20 miles (32 km) west of Davao City, is the highest point in the Philippines, with a height of 9,692 feet (2,954 meters). With an elevation of 2,954 meters (9,692 feet) above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the Philippine archipelago, Mindanao, and the twenty-fourth highest peak of an island on Earth.
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.