Trail Difficulty: 2/10
Adventure Duration: 1 day/s
|05:00 AM||Meet up at McDonald's El-Pueblo, Ortigas|
|05:30 AM||Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) to Nasugbu, Batangas.|
|07:45 AM||Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) at Sitio Bayabasan, Nasugbu Batangas|
|08:15 AM||Start rappelling lecture, Setup gears and equipments|
|08:45 AM||Start practice on actual rope with complete gears|
|09:00 AM||Start Rappelling|
|12:00 PM||Lunch time|
|01:00 PM||Resume Rappelling|
|04:00 PM||End of Rappelling|
|04:30 PM||Free time. Swim.|
|06:45 PM||ETD to Manila|
|07:00 PM||Dinner Along the way|
|09:30 PM||ETA Edsa-Rotonda - Manila|
Roundtrip transfers via private vehicle: Manila-Mt. Talamitam
Rappeling Gear Rental (Helmets,Harness,Carabiners,Descenders,Gloves,Ropes)
Professional Instructor, Jump master and Belayers
Registration, entrance, and DENR fees
Trail Adventours Adventure Guide/Coordinator
Trail AdvenTours ID
Meet-up and Getting there
1. Where is Layong Bato?
Layong Bato is situated at the foot of Mt. Talamitam whi is in the province of Batangas, South of Manila. It is 30 minutes to Tagaytay, a popular toursit spot.
2. How do we get there?How long does it take to get there?
We will be riding private vans that can fit 12 passengers. It takes roughly 2 hours to get to the jump-off point of Layong Bato.
3. What transportation will be used?
We will use Urvan or HiAce vans that fit 12 passengers. For smaller groups we can take a smaller vehicle or car.
4. Can I bring my own transportation?
Yes you can and this is deductable to your registration fee. You are expected to arrive on time so that you can convoy with the group.
5. Where is the meet-up point?
There are 2 meet-up points. The first is in McDonald's El, Pueblo which is on Julia Vargas St. in Ortigas abd the other at the McDonald's Buendia which is along Buendia and E.D.S.A. in Makati.
6. Can we be picked up aside from the designated meet-up points?
We can do this for private hikes only. For scheduled hikes everyone is expected to meet at the designated meet up-point.
7. Can I meet the group at the jump-off point?
Yes, again you are expected to be there on time.
8. 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 the hike ideal for begginers?
Yes, especially those who want to experience rappeling for the first time. There will be very little actual hiking involved, instead, the rappeling will deamnd more of your upper body.
2. How difficult is the reppeling?
As mentioned there will be very little hiking/walking invovled but more demand on your upper body. You won't experience catching your breath but expect sore upper body muscles after.
3. Is rappeling dangeours?
Like all outdoor activities it is not without risk but Trail Adventours assures you of the highest quality and priority to safety. Your guides and equipment are assured to have gone through rigorous checks and training.
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?
Mobile signal is sporadic in the area where rappeling will be done.
6. Are ther porters I can hire to bring my bag?
No need for porters during this adventure as there will be very little walking.
7. Is it hot or cold on the mountain? how hot or cold can it get?
Though the area is with tree cover it can get very humid especially during mid-day. Have adequate fluids to keep yourself hydrated.
1. How fit should I be to rappell in Layong Bilog?
This will not be a cardio intensive activity but will demand more on your muscles especilly of your upper body. It can be fairly easy but we recommend that you have decent amount of fitness and upper body strength for this activity.
2. What excercises can I do to prepare for this hike?
Since this will be more demanding on your upper body you may wish to do some body weight excercises such as push-ups.
3. What should I wear during this hike?
Preferably where light and flexible clothing such as dry-fit shirts and hiking pants. We also recommend wearing pants and long sleeved shirts to avoid rope burn. 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 ifor this activity 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.
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 cencelled?
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
No schedule(s) available.