OverviewDeclared as an ASEAN heritage park and home of four ethnic groups in the island namely the Mangyan, Batangas Tagalog, Hanunu’o and Bangan, , Mt.Iglit-Baco located in Mindoro is definitely a hike worthy to be discovered. Aside from its scenic landscapes, river crossings, steep ridges and vast lands, the park is also home to the endemic Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis), which is one of the most seriously endangered large mammals. Trek along its trail and have the chance to witness these mammals.
In this mountain there’s also a chance for you to see a Philippine Deer, Wild Pigs, the Mindoro Cloud Rat as well as a number of bird species which are endemic to the island.
This hike is definitely an interaction between man and wild.
- One night tent accommodation
- Hiking permits and reservation for Mt. Iglit-Baco
- Roundtrip bus transportation: Manila-Batangas
- Roundtrip ferry transportation: Batangas-Mindoro
- Roundtrip chartered vehicle in Mindoro
- Camp meals (Day 1-D Day 2-B,L,)
- Adventure Guide/Coordinator
- Local Guide
- Porters for group equipment
- Trail Adventours ID
06:00 PM Meet up at Buendia. Board bus to Batangas port.
09:00 PM ETA Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Batangas port. Take ferry to Abra De Ilog.
10:30 PM Depart for Mindoro.
04:00 AM ETA Mindoro. Board vehicle to Mt.Iglit-Baco jump-off point. Breakfast along the way.
09:30 AM ETA jump-off point. Orientation led by your Adventure Guide.
10:00 AM Start trek.
11:30 AM River crossing. Lunch.
02:00 PM Arrival at campsite. Camp and rest.
03:00 PM Start trek to Mt.Magawang and along the way, Tamarraw sighting.
05:00 PM ETA summit of Mt.Magawang. Sunset viewing.
06:00 PM Start descent to campsite.
07:00 PM ETA campsite. Dinner.
08:00 PM Lights out.
02:30 AM Light breakfast. Prepare for summit assault.
03:00 AM Start hike to Mt.Iglit.
05:30 AM ETA summit. Sunrise viewing.
06:30 AM Start descent.
08:30 AM Back at ranger station. Breakfast. Break camp and prepare for descent.
09:30 AM Start trek back to jump-off point.
01:00 PM ETA jump-off point. Lunch.
02:30 PM Board jeepney and depart for Mindoro port.
07:30 PM Arrival at Mindoro port. Take ferry back to Manila.
02:00 AM ETA Batangas Port. Take bus back to Manila.
03:30 AM ETA Manila.
- Clothes Good enough for the trip
- Sun, Rain and cold protection (Sun Block, raincoat, gloves etc..)
- Mat and sleeping bag
- Head light
- Personal medicines
- Tupperware/ Utensils
- Snacks/ Trail food
- Extra plastic
*A more detailed "Things to bring" will be discussed during our preparation climb meeting.