Hiking to the crater lake of Mount Pinatubo
Exploring the landscape of Mount Pinatubo
The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in Central Luzon on June 15, 1991, was the largest of our lifetime. It was an event of epic proportions and influenced the temperature worldwide for two years. The former summit of the volcano was obliterated and replaced by a caldera 2.5 km wide, which is now a crater lake. The eruption had a devastating effect on the area surrounding the volcano. Local communities have now transformed a natural disaster into a tourist attraction that benefits communities and tour organizers. The one-day journey to the crater lake now attracts hundreds of local and international visitors.