Bakun Trio

The beauty of Bakun!


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FUN AT Bakun Trio


Trail Difficulty: 7/10

Adventure Duration: 3 day/s

Sitting on a plateau in the middle of the Cordilleras, the small town of Bakun,Benguet is the perfect setting for a three-day mountain adventure. With its poblacion serving as a base camp, climbers can go on day-hikes to any of the three surrounding mountains: Mt. Lubo with its dense forests, Mt. Kabunian and its hallowed grounds, and Mt. Tenglawan with its long and arduous hike.

Bakun Trio is a three-in-one package, with each mountain offering different experiences and varying degrees of difficulty. But the beauty of the setting and the excitement on the trail are constant. Expect to traverse hanging bridges over raging rivers, see cascading waterfalls splashing down the verdant landscape, and even visit a sacred burial ground shrouded in mist. Of course, breathtaking views from each of the summits are mandatory.

At the end of each day-hike, you’ll be able to take a shower, eat a warm meal, and sleep on a good bed back at the Bakun poblacion. There’s nothing like a hot mug of chocolate in the chilly Cordillera air to cap off a day of adventure.

Did you know?
Mt. Kabunian is named after the highest deity on the Kankana-ey and Ibaloi pantheon of gods. Kabunian is the father of lesser gods and all of mankind.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TRIP

Day 1
09:00 PM Meet up and Registration at Victory Liner, Pasay Terminal (Day 0)
10:00 PM Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) for Baguio. (Day 0)
05:00 AM Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) at Baguio. Short supply stop,board jeep and depart for Bakun. (Day 1)
08:00 AM Stop at the Philippine's Highest Highway Marker. Breakfast along the way.
10:00 AM ETA at Mt. Lobo jump-off point. First and highest mountain in Bakun.
12:00 PM ETA at the Mt. Lobo Summit.
01:00 PM Start descent. Lunch along the way.
12:30 PM Quick swim at the river.
07:00 PM Dinner and Socials
08:30 PM Lights Out.
Day 2
03:00 AM Wake up call and breakfast.
04:30 AM Start trek to Mt. Tenglawan
06:30 AM Arrive at Sitio.
11:00 AM ETA at Mt. Tenglawan Summit. Lunch
12:30 PM Start descent.
07:00 PM ETA back at Brgy. Hall. Dinner.
09:00 PM Lights out.
Day 3
03:00 AM Wake up call. Breakfast.
04:00 AM Start trek to Mt. Kabunian.
06:00 AM Arrival at Kabunian Marker.
08:30 AM ETA Summit of Mt. Kabunian.
10:30 AM Start descent. Lunch along the way.
12:30 PM Quick swim at the river.
02:00 PM Arrive back at the Brgy. Hall. Wash up and pack-up.
03:00 PM Depart for Baguio. Dinner along the way.
09:00 PM ETA Baguio.
11:00 PM ETD for Manila.
05:00 AM ETA Manila. (Day 4)

PACKAGE PRICE: PHP 4,400


INCLUSIONS:

Roundtrip Transportation via Bus: Manila-Baguio
Roundtrip Transportation via Private Jeepney: Baguio- Bakun
Three days/two nights stay in Town of Bakun.  
Registration fees, DENR fees and other applicable fees. 
Trail Adventours Adventure Guides/Coordinators 
Local Guides Fees
Certificate of Conquest
Trail Adventours ID

Exclusions: 

Meals 

*Camp meals will be prepared as a group.

 

PRIVATE PACKAGE RATE:

N/A


BOOK FOR A PRIVATE TRIP

Please email info@trailadventours.com for any inquries and booking.
  • Clothes good enough for the trip (3 sets is recommended)
  • A good pair of trekking shoes
  • Jacket (Recommended to have 2 jackets a cotton/fleece jacket for the cold and a water proof jacket)
  • Sun Protection (Sun block, shades, arm sleeves etc..)
  • Rain and Other Cold Protection (Raincoat/Poncho, gloves, extra socks)
  • Water and other hydration fluids
  • Tupperware and Utensils 
  • Snacks/ Trail Food
  • Headlight
  • Trekking Pole
  • Toiletries (tissue, wet wipes, tooth brush etc.)
  • Camera
  • Personal medications
  • Slippers
  • Extra Plastic bags 
  • Deposit slip and remaining balance
  • Book/Toy donation(Optional: Childrens books and toys are prederred)

 

*No need for tents 

You can download our waiver here.
Waiver (PDF)

Meet-up and Getting there

1. Where is Bakun Trio?
Bakun is situated in the province of Benguet which is around 315km North of Manila.

2. How do we get there? How long does it take to get there?
We will first ride a public provincial bus to Baguio which takes around 6 hours. After that we take a local jeepney to get to the jump-off point of Bakun Trio that will travel for another 5-6 hours.

2. What transportation will be used?

We will first use a public provincial bus to Baguio then take a chartered local jeepney.

3. Can I bring my own transportation?
Yes you can but please be at the meet up point either in Baguio or at the Bakun jump off point on the designated time. We do not advice this though as the drive is long and tiring and the roads are difficult to navigate for those unfamiliar with the place.

4. Where is the meet-up point?
The meet-up is in the Vistory Line Bus Terminal in PASAY(take note that there are other terminals). This station is located at the South Bound Lane of E.D.S.A. in Pasay.

5. Can we be picked up somewhere else aside fro the stipulated jump-off point?
Unfortunately provincial buses are prohibited to pick-up and drop-off people anywhere else aside fromt he terminal for majority of the day therfore we can only board at the terminal.

6. How do I know who my Adventure Guides are?
Aside from your Adventure Guides reaching you via your mobile phones your Adventure Guides will be in Trail Adventours shirts with a big "Adventure Guide" printed at the back of their shirts. It may also help to ask people dressed as hikers gathered in certain area of the meet-up point.

The Hike and Destination

1. Is this hike ideal for begginers?
No, this hike is very difficult and is much more suited for experienced hikers. We advice that you have done level 5-6 hikes before attempting to hike Bakun Trio.

2. How difficult is the hike?
The hike is very challenging. 1 of the mountains you wll climb take an average of 12 hours to hike while another is very steep and is a bit of technical requiring good balance and scrambling. Remeber that you will be doing 3 hikes in 3 days. 

3. I heard that there are locations in the Philippines with insurgencies, is Bakun safe?
It is very much safe and a lot of hikers visit this place. 

4. Are there restrooms/toilets on the mountain
There are toilets/restooms only at the jump-off point but none on the mountain itself. If you have to do you "business" you have to find your spot and dispose of your waste properly.

5. Is there mobile signal on the mountain?

There is almost no signal at the town of Bakun where we stay for the nights. On the mountains mobile signal is available on higher elevations especially on the summit.

6. Are ther porters I can hire to bring my bag?
Yes there are porters that charge to bring your bag.

7. Is it hot or cold on the mountain? How hot or cold does it get?
The late evening and early morning can get cold. Temperatures may drop to 15deg C. During the day, especially mid-day and early afternoon it may get very hot reching temperatures of 28deg C.

Preparations:
1. How fit should I be to hike Bakun Trio?
You have to be very fit in order to hike and enjoy Bakun Trio. Bear in mind that you may be walking for 20km in a day or for as long as 14 hours. The trails very long and have many parts which are steep.

2. What exercises can I do to prepsre for this hike?
Aside from walking ad running long distances sometimes while carrying your bag it is best that you climb more less difficult difficult mountains ranging from levels 4-6. 

3. What should I wear during this hike?
Preferably where light and flexible clothing such as dry-fit shirts and hiking pants. Have a good pair of shoes either hiking shoes or cross trainers. Do not wear jeans and slippers and avoid wearing cotton shirts and sandals during the hike.

4. Are medical certificates required?
Medical Certificates are not required in Mt. Batolusong but we encourage you to inform us of any injuries or medical conditions that may affect your hike. Please write them down when you register for this hike.

Force Majeure

1. Do hikes push through when the weather is not favorable?In principle hikes continue rain or shine but in cases where weather is really bad hikes are called off. When a storm signal is raised in the area hikes are automatically cancelled. Hikes are also cancelled if there are issues of security or if the mountain is closed due rehabilitation.

2.How are we informed if the hike is cancelled?
A text message and email will be sent to you either by the Trail Adventours Management of your Adventure Guide. This is usually done the Wednesday before your hike. 

3. What options do we have if hikes are cancelled?

For cancelled hikes you are given the following options:

a. Transfer to another hike on the same weekend
b. Reschedule your hike either for the same mountain or for a different one
c. Complete refund 

 

Destination Date Remaining Slot(s) Status
Bakun Trio Dec 26,2017 - Dec 28,2017 15 Active
Bakun Trio Mar 09,2018 - Mar 11,2018 10 Active
Bakun Trio May 19,2018 - May 21,2018 14 Active

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