Trail Difficulty: 3/10
Adventure Duration: 1 day/s
|03:00 AM||Meet up and Registration at McDonald's El Pueblo, Ortigas.|
|03:30 AM||Depart for Mt.Maynoba, Rizal.|
|05:00 AM||Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) at the jump off point of Mt. Maynoba.|
|05:30 AM||Orientation. Start trek.|
|06:30 AM||ETA Mt. Maynoba Ridge. Sunrise viewing.|
|07:30 AM||ETA Summit. Enjoy and explore the area.|
|09:00 AM||Start circuit trail.|
|10:30 AM||ETA Natatagong Paraiso Falls.|
|11:00 AM||Lantay na Bato Falls. Lunch.|
|12:00 PM||Continue descent. Pass by the other six waterfalls.|
|04:00 PM||ETA Mt. Maynoba jump off point. Wash up.|
|05:00 PM||Depart for Manila.|
|08:00 PM||ETA Manila.|
Roundtrip Transportation via private vehicle: Manila- Mt. Maynoba
Rizal Registration fees, Entrance fees and DENR fees
Trail Adventours Adventure Guides/ Coordinators
Local Guide Fees
Trail Adventours ID
*Lunch not included
10-12 people: Php 1,800.00/person
8-9 people: Php 2,100.00/person
6-7 people: Php 2,400.00/person
5 people: Php 2,600.00/person
Less than 4 people: Php 11,000.00
Clothes good enough for the trek(change of clothes after the hike)
Good pair of trekking shoes
Rain Protection (Raincoat/Poncho)
Sun Protection (Cap, Sun block etc..)
Water and other Hydration Fluids (at least 2L)
Packed Lunch Snacks (Trail Food)
Toiletries including a towel
Meet-up and Getthing There
1. Where is Mt. Maynoba and Cayabu?
Mt. Maynuba is located in the Province of Rizal which is roughly 16Kkm East if Manila.
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 Mt. Batolusong.
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, as long as you are at the jump-off point on the designated 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 this hike ideal for beginners?
Yes it is, Mt. Maynuba is graded as a level 3 hike and thus ideal for begginers. But still bear in mind that hiking is a physical activity involving long walking and thus will still have a certain degree of mental and physical challenge involved.
2. How difficult is the hike?
As compared to other mountain this hike is easy. There a few parts that are steep byt most of the trails have very manegable ascents.
3. I heard that there are locations in the Philippines with insurgencies, is Mt. Maynuba safe?
Yes, it is very safe. A lot of hikers visit this place and the Local Government is very much in charge.
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 good mobile signal in most parts of the mountain.
6. Are ther porters I can hire to bring my bag?
Yes there are porters that charge to bring your bag for a fee.
7. Is it hot or cold on the mountain? how hot or cold can it get?
Mt. Maynuba's temperature is diverse. It can get cold in the early mornings with temparutes dropping to around 15 deg especially if there is a drizzle or rain and can get extermely hot especially mid-day especially close to the summit where there is little cover.
1. How fit should I be to hike Mt. Maynoba and Cayabu?
Though the hike is considered "easy" you should still have a decent fitness level to hike this mountain.
2. What excercises can I do to prepare for this hike?
Doing long walks, climbing stairs with a bag and running are very good excercises to help you for this hike.
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.
1. Do hikes push through when the weather is not favorable?
In principle hikes continue rain or shine but in cases when 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
Other Hike Matters
1. What if I can no longer continue with the hike?
Your Adventure Guides will manage your situation by allowing you to rest before assisting you to slowly get down the mountain.
2. Am I allowed to take a break? How often and how long should my breaks be?
Yes, your breaks will depend on your pace and capability. It is most advisable to walk slow and have fewer breaks rather than to walk fast and have many breaks. Rest stops usually take 5-10 minutes. Your Adventure Guides will also manage the hike so that there is a good hiking pace and ample rest stops.
3. What if I am slow?
Do not worry, an assigned sweeper is there to ensure that no one is left behind. He or she is required to arrive last all the time.
4. How many hikers are there in our group?
Typically here are around 15 hikers and we impose a maximum size of 24 hikers. Aside from your fellow participants you will have 1 Adventure Guide for every 6 participants. The management can also decide to put more Adventure Guides than usual to ensure safety and quality of the hike.
No schedule(s) available.