Malaybalay LGU wants to reopen trail to Mount Dulang-dulang
The City Government of Malaybalay City and several stakeholders want to reopen the trail leading towards the peak of Mount Dulang-dulang, the second highest peak in the Philippines and the highest in the Kitangland Mountain Range. This, in the hope to help tourism efforts in Bukidnon.
The Kitanglad Integrated Non-Government Organizations, in a statement, said that the proposed route to be reopened would start from Barangay Dalwangan.
Part of the statement said: “Tourism is really a business, and our capital is nature itself, so we must be responsible about managing it and have a really deep cultural sensitivity in terms of dealing with the indigenous peoples.”
Image of Mount Dulang-dulang courtesy of Wikipedia
Mount Dulang-dulang has an elevation of 2,938 meters and is nicknamed “D2” by seasoned mountaineers. The trail leading towards the said mountain is considered extreme.
So far the Malaybalay Tourism Office is coordinating all stakeholders for this proposed reopening.