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MT. AMUYAO (BARLIG-BATAD TRAVERSE)
Mountain Province and Ifugao
Entry point: Sitio Macalana, Barlig, Mt. Province
Exit point: Batad Junction, Banaue, Ifugao
LLA: 17.0123N, 121.1297E, 2702 MASL (#10)
Days required / Hours to summit: 3-4 days / 5-7 hours
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 8/9, Trail class 1-3
Mt. Amuyao is the country’s 10th highest mountain and an important physical and cultural landmark in Mountain Province. Together with a traverse of Mt. Ugo and Mt. Napulauan, a traverse of Mt. Amuyao is one of the great hiking trails of the Cordilleras. Of the three, it is considered the most challenging, taking the hike from the mountainous town of Barlig, Mountain Province to the summit of Amuyao, then off to a lengthy but well-maintained trail to the scenic villages of Pat-yay and Cambulo and finally to Batad, home of the amphitheatre-like rice terraces that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The entire trip takes 3-4 days – a real challenge – but the cultural and natural wonders seen in the trek make it a worthwhile expedition. Highlights include the pine forests up from Barlig, the summit views of Mts. Pulag, Napulauan, and even the Kalinga mountains north, the enchanting flora on the traverse trail, and of course, the villages. Sidetrips to Tappiyah waterfallls, the viewpoint at Banaue, as well as the other wonders of Barlig and Batad, creates possibilities for an even deeper ‘immersion’ into the heartland of Ifugao culture.
Max of 12 pax
EVENT FEE: P3,000.00
- Van Transfer (Manila-Banaue-Manila)
- Local Registration Fees
- Rented Jeep
- Guide Fee
- Batad Entrance Fee
- Tourism fee
Traverse from Barlig to Batad
2100 Assembly at Autobus Station in Dimasalang, Manila
2200 ETD for Banaue, Ifugao
0700 ETA Banaue/ Breakfast
0900 ETD for Barlig, Mountain Province, via rented jeep
1100 ETA Macalama, Barlig. Lunch before trek.
1200 Start Trek (may be deferred if sun’s heat too intense)
1700 ETA Barlig Viewpoint (~2400 MASL)
1800 ETA Summit. Either stay at bunkhouses or camp outside.
1900 Dinner / socials
0700 Wake-up Call / Breakfast
0800 Start descent to Pat-yay
1200 ETA Pat-yay village; lunch
1300 Proceed to Cambulo
1800 ETA Cambulo village, dinner and set camp
0600 Wake-up Call / Breakfast
700 Break camp0800 Head to Batad
1130 ETA Batad; take pictures; visit Tappiyah Falls (optional). Lunch.
1500 Proceed to saddle
1600 ETA ‘Saddle’, take rented jeep to Bontoc or Banaue
1730 Back in Banaue, wait for 1730hr, 1900hr, or 2000hr trips to Manila
*It is argued that a 4-day AmTrav would be more advisable: in this setup, one can spend more time at the summit on the morning of Day 2; it is a relaxing 5 to 6-hr. trek down to Pat-yay on that day, and the next day is devoted to reach Cambulo. Basically, this just expands what would’ve been a strenuous Day 2 into two relaxing legs.
- Slot reservation is on "First come, First serve Basis"
- Reservation fee is "50% of the Budget stated above.
- Reservation Fee is needed to reserve a slot.
- Reservation Fee is "Non Refundable but Transferable" in new participants in case of participant backing out.
- Cancellation after the deadline of reservation, reservation fee will not be refunded but can be transferred.
- Cancellation within the day of event, the slot is considered to be taken and pax need to pay 100% of the stated budget.
THINGS TO BRING/WEAR
✅Trekking shoes or sandals
✅At least 2 Liters of Water
✅Sun protection (hats, sun block, headgear, sunglasses)
✅flash light / headlight
✅Umbrella/poncho/raincoat (weather is unpredictable)
✅Personal meds and toiletries
✅Personal choice of trail food
LNT PRINCIPLES (Strictly implemented)
- 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