Lake Holon is an incomparable camping destination in South Cotabato,it would take 4 hour trek to reached the wondrous lake. Lake Holon Campsite have an elevation of 4700 ft. above sea level and been labeled as the cleanest lake in the Philippines. As a guest, we must help T’boli Tourism to preserve and protect the area by a simple gesture of not leaving our trash anywhere.As per advised by the tourism officers, you must make a reservation days or preferable a week/s prior to the arrival date.
For reservations, contact these following:
Website : www.facebook.com/LAKE HOLON
Email : tourismtboli @yahoo.com
HOW TO GET THERE:
*From Davao Ecoland Terminal, ride a bus bound to Gensan or you can also ride a van at Monvoda Terminal near Gaisano mall in Davao.
Travel time : 3hours
*Bus ride from Gensan to Marbel
Travel time: 1 hour
Fare : 75 pesos
*Bus ride from Marbel to Tboli
Travel time: 1 hour
Fare : 60 pesos
After my long journey in the road,I’ve finally arrived at Tboli Tourism office and paid for registration fee of 20 pesos.Tourism staff discussed a brief guidelines before heading your way to jump-off point. You’ll be also given an option what trail would you prefer: KULE TRAIL and SALACAFE TRAIL(easy). Once done, a habal-habal would bring you to the starting point which takes about an hour—quite strenuous road trip.
I reached the campsite around 5am and the rain started to fell down.A local offered me a cup of native coffee and sat near them to had a conversation. All throughout the chitchat,I was awestruck by the lake’s natural grandeur.Amazing. Due to an inclement weather, I decided to setup a hammock on this part of the cottage.
The area was totally peaceful and relaxing as I was expected. A place where you can truly disconnect yourself from reality.
Here are the activities you can do in Lake Holon:
- Swimming (freezing cold)
- Habal-habal to jumpoff point – 300(good for 3)
- Environmental Fee -5
- Trekking Pole -20
- Guide Fee -600
Feel free to email me for questions.