Trail Difficulty: 5/10
Adventure Duration: 1 day/s
|03:00 AM||Meet up and Registration at McDonald's El Pueblo, Ortigas|
|03:30 AM||Depart for Mt. Makiling, Sto.Tomas, Batangas.|
|05:30 AM||Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) at Mt. Makiling jump off point.|
|05:45 AM||Last minute packing and orientation.|
|06:00 AM||Start trek.|
|10:00 AM||ETA Melkas ridge. Continue ascent.|
|11:00 AM||ETA Peak 3.|
|12:00 PM||ETA Peak 2. Lunch.|
|01:00 PM||Start decent via UP Los Banos side.|
|04:00 PM||ETA Aguila Base Camp.|
|05:00 PM||ETA College of Forestry (UP Los Banos). Wash up.|
|05:30 PM||Depart for Manila. Dinner along the way.|
|10:00 PM||ETA Manila|
Roundtrip private vehicle: Manila-Mt. Makiling, Laguna
Registration, entrance and DENR fees
Trail AdvenTours ID
10-12 people: Php 2,000.00/person
8-9 people: Php 2,200.00/person
6-7 people: Php 2,400.00/person
5 people: Php 3,100.00/person
Less than 4 people: Php 15,000.00
1. How hard is the climb?
Mt. Makiling has a difficulty scale of 5/10, 10 being the hardest. It is one of the most challenging dayhikes in the Philippines and is not advisable for beginners. Rope segments will also be present during the ascent which makes the trek extra challenging and exciting.
2. How do we get to Mt. Makiling?
We will be taking private vehicles. Travel time to Mt. Makiling is 2 to 3 hours.
4. What if it rains?
The trek will be more challenging as the trail will be muddy and slippery. Let's prepare accordingly thus we require everyone to bring rain protection such as raincoats and poncho. If a storm signal is raised in the area the climb is automatically called off. For other decisions on cancelation the management will announce this to everyone.
5. Are there restrooms in the mountain?
There are decent restrooms and shower areas at the jump-off point. Aside from these there are no other restrooms.
6. Is there mobile signal?
The jump-off point and majority of the parts of the mountain has signal.
7. Are there any limatiks/leeches?
Yes, especially during the rainy season.
8. Are there any river crossing?
9. Are there any Lipa/Poison Ivy?
Yes but very minimal.
|Mt. Makiling Traverse||Dec 30,2017||11||Active|