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Entry point: Brgy. Sibulan, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Exit point: Brgy. Kapatagan, Digos, Davao del Sur
LLA: 7°0′30″N, 125°16′33″E, 2,956 MASL (#1)
Days required / Hours to summit: 3-4 days / 14-16 hours
Specs: Major Climb, Difficulty 8/9, Trail class 2-4
BACKGROUND: WALK ON WILDERNESS
Sibulan Trail of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur is one of the entry points to Mount Apo as officially declared by the Protected Area Management Board. A memorable adventure awaits you as you rediscover the trail where the first successful climb to Mt. Apo peak was led by Don Joaquin Rajal, a Politico-Military Governor of Davao with Datu Manib of Sibulan as their guide, dating back to year 1880.
River crossing warns you up as you start the trekking activities, although Tibolo route is an option during rainy days. You will have to cross the river fifteen times and along the way you will see the abandoned dam where time and Mother Nature nurtured the man-made structure as it is now perfectly adapted to the scenery. Trekkers have to climb over the walls of the dam using sturdy vines on the sides as ropes.
Tarzan-like swing can also be tried to cross the rampaging water although the stretch of water maybe crossed by foot.
The school campus of Tudaya Elementary School serves as the first holding camp. While staying in sitio Tudaya, we invite you to go beyond your imagination as you explore the awesome spectacle of Tudaya Falls. It has an estimated 300 feet high that drops to a 50-meter diameter pool. When you go behind the rampaging waterfall you can understand why tourists describe it “as if she is watching a movie in a wide screen where computer-generated nuclear bomb explosion is shown but the difference is that the doom is the farthest thing in one’s mind as lush vegetation abounds, forever battered by the driving wind and mist.” The spray of swirling droplets generated by the strong falling waters get you WET ON WATERS.
Learn the culture of the Bagobo tribe, and witness the WORKS ON WEAVING the abaca clothing as their treasured traditional arts. You can also join their Tribal Day celebrated every last week of October.
Takamuri Campsite of Sitio Colan serves also as your base to pitch your tent. You can view the magnificent gorge of Mt. Apo early in the morning till 9:00 in the morning likewise in the evening if weather permits. To add to your wholesome adventure, you may take a dip at Mundo Apo Hot Spring with its curative attributes.
Tinikaran Holding Camps 1 and 2 are optional places to take your rest within the forest. In case you arrive beyond 3:00 in the afternoon, it is advisable to proceed to the peak the following day for your safety. At Tinikaran, nature welcomes you with the birds chirping in symphony with the swaying of trees and an offer of the sweet wild berries. If you are fortunate enough, you can also have the citing of the Philippine Eagle.
Gain your strength with the nature hug. Your third day brings you to breathtaking expedition as you begin to ascend the boulders of Mt. Apo. On the side is the crater where you will see the sulfur deposits.
When you reach at the peak, your vigorous exercise will surely be rewarded when you seemingly feel you’re on top of the world.
On your way back, an Almaciga century tree is the common landmark that you are still within the Sibulan Trail. If Mother Nature permits, you will be brought to the “Garden of Eden” perfectly landscaped by nature with white sand, wild plants and flowers. You will cherish into your heart the WEALTH OF WONDERS.
Dare Sibulan Trail, the strenuous but challenging route….An experience foe lifetime, the adventure, culture and nature.
Event Fee: P 4,500.00 per head (10 Pax Only)
Reservation Fee: P 500.00
?Van Rental (Davao - Kapatagan - Davao)
?Habal-habal ride to jump-off
?6 Meals from Day 1 - Dinner
?Registration and permit
?Certificate of Completion
MODE OF PAYMENT:
Warren J. Besa
000 900 921 579
Warren J. Besa
Warren J. Besa
CEBUANA / MLhuiller
WARREN J. BESA
TERMS AND CONDITION:
- Down Payment of P 2000.00 is required to secure a slot. It is NON-REFUNDABLE but TRANSFERABLE;
- The event is open for SOLO or Group joiners;
- The Organizer has the right to cancel the event due bad weather or heavy storm because your safety is our priority; Also if the minimum participants is not met (10). Refund may apply once the organizer cancelled the event;
- Cancellation fee of P 2000.00 will be charged to the participants who decided backout 2 days before the event.
3D2N Itinerary :
?03:30 Meet-up at Roxas Cor Ateneo Main Gate
?04:00 ETD Kapatagan
?05:30 ETA Kapatagan
?06:00-07:00 Habal2x ride via Sitio Colan
?07:00-08:00 Preparation for hike - Registration - Briefing
?08:00-15:00 Camp 1/Camp 2 (Depending on the available slot/space); Lunch on trail
?15:00-18:00 Pitch Tent - Wash up
?19:00-22:00 Camp Activites - Socials
?22:00 Lights off
?05:30 Wake-up call
?07:00 Trek to White Sand
?11:00 2nd Campsite (Leave all bags at white sand)
?11:30-13:00 Trek to Summit
?13:00-15:00 Photo op - Rest
?15:00-16:00 Trek back to White Sand
?16:00-18:00 Pitch Tent - Wash up
?19:00-22:00 Camp Activities - Socials
?22:00 Lights off
Optional: Go back to summit for sunrise viewing and photo op, trek starts at 4:30am and must be back to campsite around 7am.
?08:00-15:00 Trek back to Sitio Colan - Lunch on Trail
?15:00-16:00 Wash up
?16:00-17:00 Habal-Habal ride to Kapatagan
?18:00-19:00 Davao bound
?20:00 ETD Davao
Itinerary might change depending on participants' capacity, weather condition and other fortuitous events.
?Things to Bring:
✔️ Extra Clothes
✔️ Trail Foods
✔ Mess Kit (Plates/Spoon/Fork/Cup)
✔ Water/water bottle (Depending on consumption)
✔ Wet wipes/Tissue
✔ Sleeping bag (optional)
✔ Extra money
✔ Phone - Go Pro - SLR
✔ Neck cover - Arm warmer - Compression thighs
✔ Extra Clothes
✔ Garbage bag
✔ Water proof bag
✔ Tent (You can also rent)
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED AND BE READY FOR IT.
LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLE
- Plan ahead and prepare.
- Travel and Camp on durable surfaces.
- Dispose of waste properly.
- Leave what you find.
- Minimize campfire impacts.
- Respect wildlife.
- Be considerate of other visitors.
HIKE AT YOUR OWN RISK.