Mt. Halcon Itinerary


Mindoro Oriental

BMC 2000 2nd Induction Climb


DAY 1      Wednesday January 10, 2001

Details                                     Elevation     Time
Assembly at Wendy's Buendia - Taft                        3:00 AM
ETD for Batangas City Port                                4:00
ETA at Batangas City                                      7:00
ETD for Calapan, Mindoro Oriental                         8:00
ETA at Calapan                                            9:00
ETD for Brgy. Mayabig, Baco                              10:00
ETA at Brgy. Mayabig (Bayanan)                45 m       11:00
Start of trek                                             1:00 PM
ETA at Mangyan village 1                                  2:30
ETA at Mangyan village 2; Camp 1             565 m        5:00
Lights out                                               10:00
NOTES & REMINDERS:
  1. Ride a tricycle to the market place and proceed to the Baco jeepney terminal.
  2. Get the permit at the Municipal Tourism Office of Baco.
  3. Pay the climb fee at Brgy. Mayabig.
  4. Trekking time: approximately 4.0 hours.
  5. Get off the main trail 10-15 minutes after crossing the bridge at Brgy. Mayabig. At this point, the main trail starts to lead off to the left. Follow the narrow trail to the right going up.
DAY 2      Thursday January 11, 2001
Details                                     Elevation     Time
Wake up call                                              4:00 AM
Start of trek                                             6:00
ETA at water source 1                       1000 m        7:30
ETA at water source 2                       1040 m        9:00
ETA at clearing                             1365 m       11:00
ETA at Aplaya                               1390 m        3:00 PM
ETA at Dulangan River; Camp 2               1200 m        4:00
Lights out                                               10:00
NOTES & REMINDERS:
  1. Trekking time: approximately 9.0 hours.
DAY 3      Friday January 12, 2001
Details                                     Elevation     Time
Wake up call                                              4:00 AM
Start of trek                                             6:00
ETA at Balugbog-baboy                       1285 m        7:30
ETA at Mag-asawang Ilog                     1360 m        9:00
ETA at Big Waterfalls*                      1560 m       11:00
ETA at Durungawan                           1825 m        1:00 PM
ETA at Sablayan                             2300 m        4:00
ETA at mini forest                                        4:30
ETA at Knife's Edge                                       5:00
ETA at Sialdang; Camp 3                     2445 m        6:00
Lights out                                               10:00
NOTES & REMINDERS:
  1. Trekking time: approximately 11 hours.

*last water source; minimum water load of 3 liters

DAY 4      Saturday January 13, 2001
Details                                     Elevation     Time
Wake up call                                              4:00 AM
Start of trek                                             6:00
ETA at Sablayan                             2300 m        8:00
ETA at Durungawan                           1825 m       10:00
ETA at Big Waterfalls                       1560 m       11:00
ETA at Mag-asawang Ilog                     1360 m       12:00 PM
ETA at Balugbog-baboy                       1285 m        2:30
ETA at Dulangan River                       1200 m        3:00
ETA at Aplaya; Camp 4                       1390 m        6:00
Lights out                                               10:00
NOTES & REMINDERS:
  1. Trekking time: approximately 11 hours.
DAY 5      Sunday January 14, 2001
Details                                     Elevation     Time
Wake up call                                              4:00 AM
Start of trek                                             6:00
ETA at Mangyan village 2                     565 m        2:00 PM
ETA at Mangyan village 1                                  3:00
ETA at Brgy. Mayabig                          45 m        4:00
ETD for Calapan                                           5:00
ETA at Calapan                                            6:00
ETD for Batangas City                                     6:30
ETA at Batangas City                                      8:30
ETD for Manila                                            9:00
ETA at Manila                                            11:00
NOTES & REMINDERS:
  1. Trekking time: approximately 9 hours.
TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES & FEES  PHP 700.00* (as of April, 2000)

Bus fare: Pasay City - Batangas City                PHP  90.00
Boat fare: Batangas City - Calapan                      180.00
Terminal fee at Batangas City Pier                       10.00
Jeepney rate: Calapan - Brgy. Mayabig                   500.00
Climb fee                                                40.00

*actual amount is PHP 690.00; it is computed as follows:
(bus fare x 2) + (boat fare x 2) + terminal fee + ((jeepney rate / 10) x 2) + climb fee


NOTES & REMINDERS:
  1. Expect to be rained out during this climb. Prepare for wet and cold trekking. Waterproofing of your backpack is a must.
  2. It can be very cold especially in the evening and early morning. Bring sufficient cold weather clothing.
  3. Night trekking is highly probable. Bring adequate batteries, and a spare flashlight.
  4. There are lots of limatiks. Bring insect repellent, alcohol and/or vapor rub.
  5. Bring lots of trail food.

Read also:

Halcon Tips
Doing a 7-day Halcon Climb
AMCI Inducts 10 at Mt. Halcon

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