Mount Lamlam, spelled as Lam Lam also, is one of the world’s highest mountains and surprisingly, can be hiked too. No visit to Guam is complete without taking a trip up the Lamlam! With an easy to find trail and beautiful views, the Mt. Lamlam hike is quite easy. This mountain is 1,332 ft above sea level at its highest point, but, since it rises from the Mariana Trench, it is technically the highest mountain on Earth. Lamlam is located near the village of Agat in the southwestern portion of the island.
Even though this hike is not particularly treacherous or strenuous, there are a few things you should bring along on this hike and these include water, sunscreen, camera, long trousers to protect your feet and some snacks. The trail is quite easy to spot as local Catholics do a Stations of the Cross up the mountain each Easter weekend and bring large crosses to the secondary peak, so most of the trail is well-worn. Up on the way to the mountain, is located a shrine to the Virgin Mary. It’s pretty cool looking, and obviously used frequently. A short distance away from this shrine, you can choose to either continue walking to your right, up the worn trail towards the crosses, or bushwhack your way to the mountain’s peak. This divergence happens behind cross XI.
Once you reach the peak, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful, 360 degree views of the entire island. The perfect place for the avid photographer and if you are one, sure that you are armed with one of your best shooting equipments. When you book your flight tickets to Guam, book your stay as well, and book it at Days Inn for a great stay.