Mt. Ugu Itinerary

Nueva Viscaya - Benguet

BMC 2000 3rd Training Climb

DAY 0      Thursday    August 24, 2000
Details                                                           Time	
Assembly at Victory Liner bus terminal in Cubao, Quezon City      9:00 PM	
ETD for Bambang, Nueva Viscaya (last trip)                       10:00	
  1. The bus terminal is along the northbound lane of EDSA between Kamias and East Avenue.
  2. Bring out a jacket or sarong, the bus ride could be cold. Travel time is approximately 6 hours.
DAY 1      Friday      August 25, 2000

Details                                             Elevation     Time
ETA at Bambang; get off at the Shell gas station       265m       4:00AM	
ETD for Kayapa, Nueva Viscaya                                     8:00
ETA at Kayapa                                         1020m      10:00
Start of trek                                                    10:30
ETA at Indupit; last water source                     1745m       2:30PM
ETA at waiting shed 1; Mt. Samento, Ansipsip          1730m       3:30	
ETA at waiting shed 2                                 1825m       4:30
ETA at waiting shed 3; Domolpos saddle                1640m       6:30
ETA at Tey's Revenge Trail                                        7:00
ETA at summit of Mt. Ugu; Camp 1                      2030m      10:30
  1. The trail to Indupit is uphill without forest cover.
  2. Minimum water load to the summit is 4 liters.
  3. Pace yourselves well at Tey's revenge trail.
DAY 2      Saturday    August 26, 2000
Details                                             Elevation     Time
Wake up call                                                      4:00AM	
Start of trek                                                     8:00
ETA at saddle                                                    10:00
ETA at old saw mill (pine forest)                     1445m       1:00PM
ETA at Brgy. Lusod, Itogon, Benguet                   1190m       3:00
ETA at Bajay's Campsite; Camp 2                       1195m       4:00
  1. Brgy. Lusod is the last water source. Minimum water load to the campsite is 4 liters.
  2. DON'T do the following at Brgy. Lusod: take a bath, cook meals, and wash trekking clothes/shoes.
DAY 3      Sunday      August 27, 2000	

Details                                             Elevation     Time
Wake up call                                                      4:00AM	
Start of trek                                                     7:00
ETA at waiting shed 1                                 1105m       8:30
ETA at Mang Edil's siesta area                        1020m       9:00
ETA at Anna's Delight (waterfalls)                     840m       9:30
ETA at waiting shed 2                                  700m       9:45
ETA at Mango tree                                      710m      10:00
ETA at Brgy. Tinongdan                                 440m      11:00
ETA at Brgy. Tinongdan  Brgy. Bagueng bridge          410m      11:30
ETA at Brgy. Bagueng, Itogon, Benguet                  455m      12:00PM
ETD for Baguio City, Benguet                                      2:00
ETA Baguio City                                                   4:00
ETD for Manila                                                   10:00
  1. Replenish water for trekking at the waterfalls.
  2. Victory Liner bus schedule (PM): 12:00, 1:00, 2:20, 3:20, 4:20, 5:30, 6:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45, and 12:00 AM.
  3. Travel time is approximately 6 hours.
TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES PHP 750.00* (as of August, 2000)
Bus fare 1: Cubao  Bambang           PHP 201.00    	
Jeepney fare 1: Bambang  Kayapa          100.00	
Jeepney fare 2: Itogon  Baguio City      150.00	
Bus fare 2: Baguio City  Pasay City      249.00	

Actual amount is PHP 700.00; it is computed as follows:

bus fare 1 + jeepney fare 1 + jeepney fare 2 + bus fare 2;
add PHP 50.00 operational expense.
Jeepney fare 1 is computed as follows: PHP 2,000.00 / 20 passengers.
Jeepney fare 2 is computed as follows: PHP 1,800.00 / 12 passengers.

  1. Expect cold weather in the evening and early morning. Bring sufficient cold weather clothing.
  2. Rain is probable in the afternoon and evening. Prepare for wet and cold trekking.
  3. There are long stretches of open trail. Bring a cap, sunglasses, lip balm and sun protection lotion in case the weather becomes hot and sunny.
  4. Prepare for night trekking. Bring extra batteries, and a spare flashlight.

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