Tirad Pass with G. Del Pilar

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Tirad Pass, also called as Pasong Tirad, is one of the most famous historic destinations in the Philippines. It is well known to be the place where Philippine General Gregorio del Pilar fought his last. The Battle of Tirad Pass occurred during the Philippine-American War in the year 1899. 
Aside from its historical value, Tirad Pass is also popular among adventurers because of its beauty. Located in Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, Mount Tirad is ranked as the 3rd highest peak in the province. Meanwhile, it is ranked as the 446th highest mountain in the Philippines.
To those looking for a great adventure in the northern region, Tirad Pass is one perfect place to visit. The trail difficulty is rated 5 out of 10, so this can pose a challenge to both beginners and seasoned mountaineers. Mount Tirad is a place where you can experience a combination of adventure and history.    


Relive the final moments of the hero, General Del Pilar as historical markers can be seen on the trails
Hike to the summit of Tirad Peak where a 360 deg. view of the surrounding mountains can be seen


  • Roundtrip transfers via bus: Manila-Ilocos Sur-Manila
  • Roundtrip transfers via private jeep: Candon, Ilocos, Sur- Del Pilar Town-Candon
  • Transfer via private van: Candon-Vigan
  • Regustration fees and other applicable entrance fees
  • Services of our Adventure Guides
  • Local guide fees
  • Meals (Day 1:Dinner, Day 2: Breakfast and lunch)
  • Tent Accommodations (2-3 persons/tent. Participnats will also be in charge of carrying their tent)


  • Porter fees (if needed by the participant)
  • Meals (Day 1: Breakfast and lunch, Day 2: Dinner)
  • Tips and donation
  • Day 1

  • 12:00 AM Arrive at jump-off. Proceed to Candon

  • 12:30 AM *Please bear in mind that this hike departs the evening before the first day of the hike (e.g. if day 1 is on Saturday, the bus will leave on the evening of Friday)

  • 03:00 AM Arrive at Cadon then proceed to Vigan CIty

  • 10:30 AM Start Hike

  • 11:00 AM Start descent to jump-off point

  • 01:30 PM Arrive at the camp site. Settle down and relax

  • 06:00 PM Dinner and socials

  • 09:00 PM Lights out

  • Day 2

  • 12:00 AM Arrive at jump-off. Proceed to Candon

  • 03:00 AM Arrive at Cadon then proceed to Vigan CIty

  • 03:30 AM Wake-up call and quick breakfast

  • 04:15 AM Start hike to summit

  • 05:00 AM Arrive in Vigan. Tour around and have dinner

  • 07:00 AM ETA Tirad Peak summit

  • 10:00 AM Arrive at camp site. Break camp and prepare for early lunch

  • 11:00 AM Start descent to jump-off point

  • 08:00 PM Depart for Manila (ETA in Manila is 4:00AM(

  • 08:00 PM Start descent to camp site

Trail Steepness Moderate
Trail Exposure Mostly covered
Mobile Signal None
Transportation Public bus and private jeep and van
Water Source Present at the camp site
Restroom/Toilet Simple restroom present at the camp site
Electricity None
River/Water Crossing None
Temperature Warm during the day. 15-20 deg. celsius at night
Accommodations Tent (2-3 in a tent. Participants are responsible in bringing the tent)
Meals Provided (please see included and excluded meals)
Special Equipment/Gear Sleeping bag
Insects Some bugs
Wash are at the Jump-off point None
A change of clothes
A good pair of hiking shoes
Jacket (it is recommended to have 2 jackets. A cotton/fleece jacket for the cold and a waterproof jacket for the rain)
Things for rain and sun protection (e.g.Sunblock, shades, cap, raincoat)
Head Light
Water and other rehydration fluids (we recommend a minimum of 2litters/person/day)
Snack/ Trail Food
Personal Medication
Toiletries (e.g tissue, soap, shampoo, toothbrush)
Trekking pole
Sleeping bag
Eating gear
Extra plastic or dry bags for your dirty clothes
Deposit slip and your remaining balance

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