Mt. Guiting-guiting Itinerary


April 1-5, 1999


DAY 1      Thursday April 1, 1999

Details                                     Elevation     Time
Assembly at Wendy's Buendia - Taft                         :00
ETD for Batangas City Port                                 :00
ETA at Batangas City                                       :00
ETD for Romblon Group of Islands                          5:00 PM

DAY 2      Friday April 2, 1999
Details                                     Elevation     Time
ETA at Magdiwang, Sibuyan Island                         10:00 AM
Courtesy call to Mayor*                                  10:00-11:30
Start of trek                                            12:00 PM
ETA at big/small river (last water source)                1:00
ETA at Mayo's Peak                                        7:00
NOTES & REMINDERS:
  1. Trekking time: approximately 7.0 hours.
  2. *Inludes last minute buying of supplies. Permit/guide processing.
DAY 3      Saturday April 3, 1999
Details                                     Elevation     Time
Wake up call                                              4:00 AM
Start of trek                                             6:00
ETA at Balugbog-baboy                       1285 m        7:30
ETA at Mag-asawang Ilog                     1360 m        9:00
ETA at Big Waterfalls*                      1560 m       11:00
ETA at Durungawan                           1825 m        1:00 PM
ETA at Sablayan                             2300 m        4:00
ETA at mini forest                                        4:30
ETA at Knife's Edge                                       5:00
ETA at Sialdang; Camp 3                     2445 m        6:00
Lights out                                               10:00
NOTES & REMINDERS:
  1. Trekking time: approximately 11 hours.

*last water source; minimum water load of 3 liters

DAY 4      Saturday January 13, 2001
Details                                     Elevation     Time
Wake up call                                              4:00 AM
Start of trek                                             6:00
ETA at Sablayan                             2300 m        8:00
ETA at Durungawan                           1825 m       10:00
ETA at Big Waterfalls                       1560 m       11:00
ETA at Mag-asawang Ilog                     1360 m       12:00 PM
ETA at Balugbog-baboy                       1285 m        2:30
ETA at Dulangan River                       1200 m        3:00
ETA at Aplaya; Camp 4                       1390 m        6:00
Lights out                                               10:00
NOTES & REMINDERS:
  1. Trekking time: approximately 11 hours.
DAY 5      Sunday January 14, 2001
Details                                     Elevation     Time
Wake up call                                              4:00 AM
Start of trek                                             6:00
ETA at Mangyan village 2                     565 m        2:00 PM
ETA at Mangyan village 1                                  3:00
ETA at Brgy. Mayabig                          45 m        4:00
ETD for Calapan                                           5:00
ETA at Calapan                                            6:00
ETD for Batangas City                                     6:30
ETA at Batangas City                                      8:30
ETD for Manila                                            9:00
ETA at Manila                                            11:00
NOTES & REMINDERS:
  1. Trekking time: approximately 9 hours.
TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES & FEES  PHP 700.00* (as of April, 2000)

Bus fare: Pasay City - Batangas City                PHP  90.00
Boat fare: Batangas City - Calapan                      180.00
Terminal fee at Batangas City Pier                       10.00
Jeepney rate: Calapan - Brgy. Mayabig                   500.00
Climb fee                                                40.00

*actual amount is PHP 690.00; it is computed as follows:
(bus fare x 2) + (boat fare x 2) + terminal fee + ((jeepney rate / 10) x 2) + climb fee


NOTES & REMINDERS:
  1. Expect to be rained out during this climb. Prepare for wet and cold trekking. Waterproofing of your backpack is a must.
  2. It can be very cold especially in the evening and early morning. Bring sufficient cold weather clothing.
  3. Night trekking is highly probable. Bring adequate batteries, and a spare flashlight.
  4. There are lots of limatiks. Bring insect repellent, alcohol and/or vapor rub.
  5. Bring lots of trail food.

Read also: Halcon Tips



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