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March 27 to 30, 2018 (9 pax)
April 29-May 2, ,2018 (5 pax) OPEN
Outreach to Mangyan Village climb
Down: 1500. Feb 4
Balance: 1698 March 4
For both dates.
PRECLIMB is a must for your safety and enjoyable hiking.
1200+98 commute fare (mnl-jop-mnl), bus, ferry, rented jeep/trike jeep trike
Guide 400 (4 days500=2000/5)
Porter 400 (4 days500=2000/5)
Coor. Fee 250
2 Shirts, bagtag 300 (min of 10 to order)
Trukker's cap 150 (min of 5 to order)
Note: permit and guide porter fees are subject to change due to ordinance. Allocate allowance for price increase. Thanks.
Baco, Oriental Mindoro
Major jumpoff: Brgy. Lantuyan, Baco, Oriental Mindoro
Alternate jumpoff: Brgy. Bayanan, Baco, Oriental Mindoro
LLA: 13° 15.749N 120° 59.703E, 2582 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 3.5-4 days / 15-18 hours
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 9/9, Trail class 2-4
Features: River crossings, mossy forests, rocky ridges
Availability: Open from February 1 to May 31 of every year
(cite: pinoy mountaineer)
Rising to 2582 MASL in Mindoro island just south of Luzon, Mt. Halcon is one of the majestic mountains – and best hiking destinations – in the Philippines, featuring long, often steep trails through dense jungle, crystal-clear waters from its rivers, as well as a magnificent ultramafic summit. Halcon’s biological profile is equally prestigious, being home to a lot of endemic flora and fauna.
Mt. Halcon is also one of the most storied hiking destinations in the country, being traditionally regarded as the toughest hike in the country and an “initiation” for serious mountaineers.
Hikers would go past the forest line to reach the ridges, which offer breathtaking views, stunted trees on ultramafic rocks, and spectacular, narrow trails. Though known as a “Knife Edge”, it actually doesn’t feel intimidating when you’re already there; the trails are not as narrow as the ones in Guiting-Guiting. There is, however, a bit of a crux in the form of a wooden ladder than one has to climb to continue the trek. Past the ladder, there is an epitaph for Neptali Lazaro, and a final 15-minute trek to the summit. Up there, on a clear day, the view is fantastic, opening up to the Southern Luzon mountains including Mt. Banahaw. As the highest mountain in the Philippines outside of Luzon and Mindanao islands, it is truly a lofty place, Sialdang in the local tongues.
It also proves that Halcon is not your ordinary “hike-in-the-park”. Climbing Halcon really demands months of preparation and proper planning to make the ascent not only a successful climb but more importantly a safe one. Though years of experience have shown that it’s not only preparation and planning that counts but it seems like the mountain chooses who will be able to set foot on its sought after summit.
Campsites and waypoints:
(1) emergency campsites
(2) Aplaya campsite
(3) Karawyan camp
(4) Summit camp
Available in Aplaya camp, and some parts of the trail
Sporadic in Aplaya camp
Available at the summit and in some parts of the trail
Sections of the Lantuyan River can swell with heavy rains. Proceed with caution
None but there are parts where ropes might help beginners.
Warning: Limatik will be abundant
Pre-climb: March 24, Saturday Alimall Dairy Queen, Cubao, QC at 4-6pm. (Itinerary, logistics, balances, submission of requirements provide copies for team documentary, shirt & bagtag distribution if ordered any )
1100 pm - assembly place Jam Kamias
11:30 pm - ETD Manila
03:00 am - ETA Batangas Pier
06:00 am - ETA Calapan
travel to Baco municipal hall
07:00 am - ETA Tourism / while waiting sa officer we can buy some supplies sa market. Breakfast
07:30 am - Fill up some form para sa permit
08:00 am - securing permit
10:30 am - eat lunch, buy ulam for dinner, Travel to Jop , Bayanan
11:30 am Bayanan proper
Set guide for climb proper, register at barangay
Set camp rest.
0600 Breakfast / Prepare for the hike
0700 Start Trek
1200 Lunch along the jumpoff, pack lunch
1300 Resume Trek
1700 ETA Aplaya campsite
1830 Dinner / Prepare for packed lunch the next day
2000 Light’s Out
Last water source (assault high)
Karawyan camp (bfast)
Azotea (assault high)
0300 Wake-up call / Light snacks
0400 Start summit assault
0700 Breakfast / 15-minute break at Camp 2
1000 Arrival at ridgeline
1100 ETA summit (allow up to 1300H) / Lunch
1200 Start descent
1500 Dulungan River break / swimming!
1800 Back at Aplaya campsite
1900 Dinner / socials
06:00 am - Wake up call
07:00 am - Break Camp
08:00 am - Start descend
12:00 pm - @ 2nd mangyan Village / Lunch
01:00 pm - resume trek
03:00 pm - @ Jump off / wash up.
05:00 pm - ETD Brgy. Mayabig
06:00 pm - @calapan
07:00 pm - @ calapan Pier
09:00 pm - @ Batangas Pier
11:00 pm - @MANILA
Payment is nonrefundable. But transferable on the same date event provided he/she meets the requirements.
Send it via Metrobank or LBC:
Metrobank .. Alex U. Galapin
Requirements: A must to go!
Two or more major climbs certificates (6-9/9)
Medical certificate (Fit to climb)
What to bring? Pack light materials for your convenience, bring your own food for survival.
Tent (3 seasons) with full plysheet and ground sheet
Citronella oil or lotion for anti limatik
Mini stove, cookset (be equipped at any point, self contained for survival)
Waterproofed clothes 4-5 days
Sauna suite (to keep you earm/night time)
Water 2-3 liters (water sources along the trails)
Radio (if any) group radio is available to team leads
Power bank, batteries
Flashlight and headlamps
Thermal blanket for emergency
Anti limatik citronella spray or lotion (shopwise Human Nature brand 99/50ml)
Please be guided accordingly.
Itinerary is subject to change as advised by guide and tourism office
Rates may subject to adjust as tourism office demands.