Kibungan Circuit


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Trail Difficulty: 6/10

Adventure Duration: 2 day/s

Kibungan, Benguet, is a quiet mountain-top municipality situated just 62 kilometers north of Baguio City. The deep ravines, tall pine ridges, and cool atmosphere give the place the feel of a foreign country – of course, the rice terraces carved into the slope by native hands serve to remind visitors that this scenic town is still very much within the Philippines.

Several trails crisscross the town and its many mountains, including some footpaths that lead down into La Union and Ilocos Sur. But the most popular of these trails is the Kibungan Circuit, which has two variations. Route 1 is an overnight hike that climbs up to Mt. Tagpaya (1,820 meters above sea level). Once at the peak, hikers can climb down a different path that passes by Lungsad Falls. Route 2 is slightly more challenging and can take up an additional day: from Mt. Tagpaya, hikers can continue on to the higher peaks of Mt. Oten (1,875 MASL) and Mt. Tagpew (2,105 MASL).

On a clear day, the Kibungan Circuit offers majestic views of the rest of Benguet Province, and a sweeping panorama of La Union, Ilocos Sur, and the West Philippine Sea. But even without these sights, hikers looking for some peace and tranquility can be assured of a quiet trek through idyllic forests, mountain ridges, and rice terraces.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TRIP

Day 1
09:00 PM Meet up and Registration at the Victory Liner bus station, Pasay Terminal. (Day 0)
10:00 PM Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) for Baguio. (Day 0)
04:00 AM Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Baguio. Board jeepney to Kibungan. Breakfast along the way. (Day 1)
08:00 AM ETA Kibungan Poblacion. Registration. Board jeepney to Jump-off point.
09:00 AM ETA Tanap road side at 900 MASL. Start trek.
10:00 AM Cross Tanap River. Abas community.
02:00 PM Arrival at Palpalay-yen pine forest. Lunch.
03:30 PM ETA Buga at 1400 MASL. View deck.
05:00 PM ETA summit of Mt. Tagpaya at 1843 MASL. Set camp. Dinner.
08:00 PM Lights out.
Day 2
06:00 AM Wake up call. Breakfast. Break camp.
08:00 AM Start trek.
01:00 PM ETA Oybukan Rocks. Lunch
03:00 PM Arrival at Lungsad Falls. Sidetrip to Abas Hot Springs (If time permits).
06:00 PM Back at Tanap. End of trek.
07:00 PM Back at Poblacion. Wash up. Board jeepney back to Baguio.
11:00 PM ETA Baguio City. Board bus to Manila
11:59 PM ETD to Manila.
06:00 AM ETA to Manila.(Day 3)

PACKAGE PRICE: PHP 4,700


INCLUSIONS:

Roundtrip bus transportation: Manila-Baguio 
Chartered Jeepney: Baguio- Kibungan 
Camp Meals (Day 1: Dinner. Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch)
Registration and DENR fees
Adventure Guide/Coordinator 
Local Guide fees
Certificate of Conquest
Trail Adventours ID

 

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
    (Please take into account the shirt you will be receiving from Trail Adventours.)
  • A good pair of trekking shoes
  • Jacket (It is advised to have 2 jackets a cotton/fleece jacket for the cold and a water proof jacket for when you walk at the camp site.)
  • Rain and Sun Protection (Sun block, shades, rain coat etc..)
  • Head Light
  • Water or rehydration fluids
  • Snack/ Trail Food
  • Trekking Pole
  • Toiletries (tissue, wet wipes, tooth brush etc.)
  • Camera
  • Personal medications
  • Slippers
  • Deposit slip and remaining balance
  • Book donation (optional. This is for our 1 Book Project. We prefer books for elementary students) 

* Tents are needed. You have an option to rent from us or bring your own.
Please e-mail us at info@trailadventours for tent and sleeping bag rental.

You can download our waiver here.
Waiver (PDF)

A 6 hour bus ride from Manila to Baguio then a 4 hour Jeep ride to Kibungan.

 

2. What transportation will be used?
The Victory Liner bus line.

3. Where is the bus station?
Bus station is located in Pasay, near the MRT/EDSA south bound station.

4. Is the climb hard?
The hike is challenging with a difficulty scale of 6/9, 6 being the hardest. The hardest part is the first part where trails are as steep as 45-50 degrees. 

5.Is there cellphone signal?
Yes.

6.Where do we stay?
We will be staing on tents. Campsite is at Mt.Tagpaya (1843 MASL) where you are surrounded by pine trees.

7.What food will be served?
This will be discussed during the preparation climb meeting.

8.How cold does it get?
Usually temperatures at night and early morning range from 15-20deg. If it rains it gets colder.

9.There are two versions of Kibungan Circuit. What do we do?
We will be doing the Kibungan Circuit Version 1. However, if the group is strong enough and wishes to do the Version 2 which is more challenging then this will be the call of your Adventure Guide. On version 2 you will be doing 2 more mountains namely Mt. Oten (1875+ MASL) and Mt. Tagpew (1820+ MASL). Here, difficulty will jump to 8/10, 10 being the hardest.

10.Can we take a bath before heading back to Baguio?
Yes. We take a bath at the Brgy. Hall of Kibungan before heading back to Baguio.

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1. How do we get to Kibungan?
A 6 hour bus ride from Manila to Baguio then a 4 hour Jeep ride to Kibungan.

2. What transportation will be used?
The Victory Liner bus line.

3. Where is the bus station?
Bus station is located in Pasay, near the MRT/EDSA south bound station.

4. Is the climb hard?
The hike is challenging with a difficulty scale of 6/9, 6 being the hardest. The hardest part is the first part where trails are as steep as 45-50 degrees. 

5.Is there cellphone signal?
Yes.

6.Where do we stay?
We will be staing on tents. Campsite is at Mt.Tagpaya (1843 MASL) where you are surrounded by pine trees.

7.What food will be served?
This will be discussed during the preparation climb meeting.

8.How cold does it get?
Usually temperatures at night and early morning range from 15-20deg. If it rains it gets colder.

9.There are two versions of Kibungan Circuit. What do we do?
We will be doing the Kibungan Circuit Version 1. However, if the group is strong enough and wishes to do the Version 2 which is more challenging then this will be the call of your Adventure Guide. On version 2 you will be doing 2 more mountains namely Mt. Oten (1875+ MASL) and Mt. Tagpew (1820+ MASL). Here, difficulty will jump to 8/10, 10 being the hardest.

10.Can we take a bath before heading back to Baguio?
Yes. We take a bath at the Brgy. Hall of Kibungan before heading back to Baguio.

Destination Date Remaining Slot(s) Status
Kibungan Circuit Feb 09,2019 - Feb 10,2019 10 Active

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