The life of a celebrity can be really hectic – shooting series and/or films, doing endorsement projects and/or vlogs, attending various media appearances, and, at the same time, making sure to still allot a portion of your busy schedule with your love ones and other personal ganaps.
It can be pretty exhausting, so just like us ordinary people, they also crave for at least a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life. While many seemingly prefer hitting the beach most of the time, there are others who opt to try the unfathomable thrill and sense of calm that hiking or trekking provides, such as the adventurous actresses listed in this Kapamilya Snaps feature!
Erich Gonzales made it to the top of Mt. Batolusong and Mt. Balagbag
In September 2017, photos of Erich during a hiking trip in Mt. Batolusong in Tanay, Rizal went viral online as she remained mesmerizingly glowing despite being sweaty and exhausted after the climb.
The Kapamilya actress seemingly enjoyed it and even invited her celebrity friend Janella Salvador and their other pals to go up Mt. Balagbag in Rodriguez, Rizal the following year. Her exhilaration was evident in the two photos of her that she posted on Instagram and captioned one, “in my happy place, reminding me of what's important”.
Anne Curtis and Erwan Heusaff spent their honeymoon exploring and hiking in Africa
Being adventure junkies that they both are, Anne and husband Erwan flew to Africa in 2018 to have their long overdue honeymoon – a year after their rustic garden wedding in New Zealand in 2017. The couple delighted their followers as they shared some snaps and clips they captured during their safari tour and hike on Lions Head Mountain in Capetown, South Africa.
But even prior to that wonderful trip, the two have been conquering mountains together, such as the El Chalten in Argentina in 2016.
Nadine Lustre’s first-ever climb was up Mt. Ulap in 2017
Aside from being a talented actress and performer, Nadine is also admired for her awesome personality. She is definitely game for anything, may it be climbing up mountains. In 2017, she had her first-ever hiking experience in Mount Ulap in Itogon, Benguet along with her friends.
Angel Locsin has already conquered several mountains in the past years
She wouldn’t be called a real-life Darna for nothing. Apart from showing her strength in facing the challenges in life, Angel also displayed her might in conquering several mountains in the past years.
In 2016, she ended the year by hiking the adjacent mountains of Mt. Cayabu and Mt. Maynoba both in Tanay, Rizal – which are known for being beginner-friendly and the staggering eight waterfalls that Mt. Maynoba showcases – along with her friends.
And she obviously enjoyed being in her element as she seemed to climb different mountains in consecutive days. Just on the second day of 2017, she posted a photo of her atop Mt. Maculot-Rockies in Cuenca, Batangas. The following day, she wowed followers when she was seen at one of the summits of Mt. Pamitinan in Rodriguez, Rizal, which – according to her – was already her “4th mountain in 3 weeks”.
In 2018, she reminded her followers to “Wander often. Wonder always” as she posed for a snap at the Marlboro Country in Sagada, Mountain Province.
Kim Chiu and Xian Lim went on a hike during their Holy Week 2018 trip in South Korea
Another actress who’s always enthusiastic in trying out different activities is Kim, who has already joined various athletic events and explored different places in the past years.
While others opt to hit the beach or stay at home during Holy Week, the It’s Showtime host and her beloved boyfriend Xian went on a hiking trip in Bukhansan Mountain during their vacation in South Korea in 2018.
Angelica Panganiban’s first-ever hiking experience in 2017 was truly unforgettable
She’s known as one of the fiercest actresses in the industry, and Angelica was also able to display that during her and bestie Glaiza de Castro’s hiking adventure in Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan.
The proud first-timer shared their exhausting yet fulfilling journey on IG by posting photos and chronicling in the caption how she made it despite only having one foot that was “willing and able”.
“…Habang umaakyat ako, naiiyak na ko. Iniisip ko, bakit ko ba ‘to ginagawa? Nanginginig na ‘yong isa kong binti dahil pilay ‘yong kanan kong paa. Umulan pa ng paulit-ulit. Pero wala e, napasubo na ko e. Nandyan na ‘yan. At ang pinaka-malupit, naunahan ko pa ang mga guide at ‘yong kaibigan kong wala naman pilay. Puro harot kasi. Malupit! Malupit ka, Bhutan!” she wrote.
Nevertheless, Angelica looks forward to “more mountains, adventures and sunrises”.
Barbie Imperial explored the beauty of Mt. Batolusong in 2019
Barbie also enjoyed her escapade in Mt. Batolusong in 2019, as seen in the two gorgeous selfies she posted on IG. In another photo, she was seen on the rocky peak of the said mountain and captioned it, “I love places that make me realise how tiny you and your problems are.”
Aya Fernandez recently survived Mt. Ulap
And lastly, Aya made her followers amazed (and even envious, perhaps!) when she shared snaps and clips from her recent trip to Itogon, Benguet to climb up Mount Ulap, aptly named because you will get to experience being up in the clouds.
In her Instagram post, the A Family Affair actress encouraged others to explore and get to know more the beauty of the Philippines.
Did these gorgeous yet tough actresses encourage you to go on a hike on your next adventure?