Billed as the next best thing along Crow Valley next to Mt. Pinatubo, Mt. Telakawa is the alternative mountain destination for visitors who are up to a more extreme hiking challenge. Standing proudly at 630 meters above sea level, “Telakawa” literally means “a pot placed upside down” because of its shape. You may start your trek at the Aeta community of Dalig and possibly chance upon freshwater turtles at a creek on the way to the summit. Once at the top, get treated to a stunning view of the lahar landscape that both acts as a playground and farm to market road for many.