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📍MT. PIGINGAN DAYHIKE
1350MASL Dalupirip, Itogon Benguet
Major Climb, Difficulty : 5/9
Hike up 7-8 hours & Down 3-4 hours
Faatures : Pine tree, rock scrambling
& Benguet mountain
The hiking landscape in the Cordilleras has greatly expanded in the past few years, and among them are a growing number of dayhike possibilities from Baguio City. Among these, by far the most popular has been Mt. Ulap. For those wishing for a more serious dayhike, however – or even a new, relatively-relaxing overnight hike – there’s Mt. Pigingan in Itogon, Benguet, just under the shadow of Mt. Ugo. Though a low-altitude mountain – 1328m – by Cordillera standards, this mountain, which means “slanted” in the local language, nonetheless possesses the elements of a classic hike in the region.
The trip to Pigingan takes the hiker the same way to Brgy. Tinongdan, one of the major trailheads of Ugo, but the trip continues for 8 more kilometres to Sitiop Balocloc in Brgy. Dalupirip, making for a total of a 1.5-2-hour jeep or van ride from Baguio City. The hike, which initially courses along the banks of Agno River, heads to a couple other hamlets before proceeding with the hike proper. Because the location of Mt. Pigingan places it close to Pangasinan and the lowlands, expect a warmer-than-usual Cordillera hike especially at the initial sections. There have also been reports of niknik (i.e. gnat or sandfly) bites especially along the riverbanks (although this could be truer during the wet season as the author didn’t encounter any during his hike in January 2018).
A junction which doubles as a rest area marks the halfway point; the real ascent to Pigingan proper begins at this stage; there is also the possibility to traverse to Mt. Ugo. If proceeding to Pigingan, the hike is typical Cordillera: village paths – i.e. future roads – that lead to pine forests, refreshing winds, scenic views of the mountains, and occasional cattle encounters. The summit (1328 MASL) is a prominent rocky peak, from which one can view the surrounding semi-barren, semi-pine hills dominated by Ugo, Binga Dam, and, to the south, the lowlands of Pangasinan.
Mt. Pigingan does not reach the grandeur of Pulag or Napulauan nor their lofty elevation, but given its proximity to Baguio City and the fact that it is a more serious hike than Ulap, it is nonetheless a very welcome addition to the Cordillera hiking scene. At the same time, possibilities for a traverse to Mt. Ugo makes it a possible gateway to longer adventures.
||Event Fee : Php 1,399||
✅ RT Van
March 21, 2020 (Saturday)
•09pm : Meet up Mc Donald
March 22, 2020 (Sunday) l
0400am : ETA at Dalupirip,
Brgy Balaloc, Regester, Secure Guide
0430am : Start Treek
1200pm : Summit, Eat Lunch / Photo Ops
0100pm : Start Descent
0500pm : Jump off / Wash up
0700pm : ETA Baguio / Dinner
0800pm : ETD Manila
0100am : ETA Manila
THINGS TO BRING :
- 2-3l Water
- Trail Food / Pack Lunch
- Poncho / Rain Coat
- Extra Clothes
- Extra Money
- Head Lamp / Flashlight
- Sleeves / Cap
- Camera / Power Bank
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All guaranteed reservation is non-refundable but transferable to other.
Remaining balance is to be pay upon meet up.
The organizer has the right to cancel the event if minimum number of seats are not achieved. You may opt to reschedule your reservation to any other available schedules or we may offer a full refund.
In the event scheduled are affected by weather disturbances, and other acts of nature. The organizer has the right to cancel trips or will be rescheduled accordingly.
*The organizer, shall not be responsible and liable for any accident, loss, injury, and damage to property in connection with accommodation, transportation or other services resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrence or defects of vehicles, breakdown of equipment, acts of Nature, strikes, theft, delay or cancellation in the itinerary.
LIMITED SLOTS ONLY..... RESERVE NOW!! 🙂
-700 php must be secure to RESERVE slot before March 17, 2020 to be send to BPI.
-Down payment is NON-REFUNDABLE but TRANSFERABLE .
- Also accepting FULL PAYMENTS.
-PLEASE send deposit slip/ transactions with your complete name and contact number. Thank you ��
acct name: Annalyn B. Villaruel
acct no: 0886-2687-81