Trail Difficulty: 3/10
Adventure Duration: 1 day/s
|12:01 AM||Meet up and Registration at McDonald's El Pueblo, Ortigas.|
|12:30 AM||Depart for Mt. Pundaquit, Zambales.|
|04:30 AM||Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Mt. Pundaquit jump off point.|
|04:45 AM||Final preparation. Orientation.|
|05:00 AM||Start trek. Open and exposed trail.|
|06:45 AM||Start of ascent.|
|08:30 AM||ETA Summit. Rest, relax and enjoy.|
|09:30 AM||Start descent.|
|01:00 PM||ETA Anawangin Cove. Swim and easy.|
|02:00 PM||Depart for Capones Island.|
|03:00 PM||ETA Capones Island. Head to light house.|
|04:00 PM||Depart back to Brgy. Pundaquit.|
|04:45 PM||ETA Brgy. Pundaquit. Wash up.|
|05:30 PM||Depart for Manila.|
|09:30 PM||ETA Manila.|
Roundtrip private vehicle: Manila-Mt. Pundaquit, Zambales
Boat ride: Nagsasa to Brgy. Pundaquit
Registration, beach, entrance and DENR fees
Trail AdvenTours ID
1. How hard is the climb?
Mt. Pundaquit has a difficulty scale of 3-4/10, 10 being the hardest. It is a 3 to 4 hour trek straight ascent to the summit and a gradual descend on the way to Anawangin Cove. However, the main challenge for this trek is the heat of the Sun. Thus, we will trek before Sunrise to avoid long exposure to the Sun during the trek and for us to be able to witness the Sunrise in Mt. Nagsasa.
2. How do we get to Mt. Pundaquit?
We will be on private vehicles. Travel time is around 4 hours.
4. What if it rains?
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 cancelled. For other decisions on cancelation the management will announce this to everyone.
5. Are there restrooms in the mountain?
There's a decent restroom at Brgy. Pundaquit where we can wash up before dpearting for Manila. 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 will have no signal. There is signal at the summit.
7. Is this ideal for beginners?
Yes but one needs to be physically fit and helthy for the hike.
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