****A TRAVEL GUIDE FROM FEBRUARY 2017****
“A Couple that hike + camp together = walang picture together”
(My 4th summit, his 2nd summit)
Yung lahat ng friends mo inaya mong umakyat at magcamp. Isipin mo – kahit isa walang sumama! but whatever happens, tinuloy namin ang trip since first time namin magcamp ng magkasama.
Sharing one of my “not-so-tipid-trip” (Budget for two) for beginner hikers (Yep! that’s Us)
*Mas tipid ‘to pag mas marami around P250.00-P400.00 overnight-budget*
Talamitam Height: 630 + MASL
For Traverse to Mt. Apayang: 662 MASL
Jump-off Point: Sitio Bayabasan, Brgy. Aga, Nasugbu / Mt. Apayang is Nrgy. Mataas na Pulo
Mt. Talamitam Difficulty: 3/9
Trail Class: 1 – 3 with steep assault going to the summit (100m)
Specs: Minor Climb
Dubbed as the “Little Sister” of Mt. Batulao
Named after the Talamitam trees that used to thrive on its surface
Source: Pinoy Mountaineer
12:00 PM – ETD Manilal to Nasugbu, Batangas
04:00 PM – ETA. Jump off to Mt. Talamitam
(Actually 3hrs away lang talaga yon from the city, Marami lang kaming stop over)
04:30 PM – Start ascent
05:30 PM – Camping Site / Rest / Chika minute
06:30 PM – Set tent
07:30 PM – Dinner time
08:00 PM – Movie + Kwentuhan time.
10:00 PM – Lights off
05:30 AM – Wakeup call
06:00 AM – Breakfast + Stretching
06:30 AM – Start of trekking to the summit
07:15 AM – Mt. Talamitam’s summit
(20-30 minutes away lang siya from the camp site depende sa lakad niyo)
08:00 AM – Head back to Jump-off Point
09:30 AM – ETA to Jump-off Point / Wash / Rest
10:15 AM – ETD to Caleruega Church
10:45 AM – ETA to Caleruega Church
11:00 AM – Mass Start
12:00 PM – End of Mass
12:15 PM – ETD to Tagaytay
12:45 PM – Lunch
01:30 PM – ETD to Manila
04:30 PM – Manila (home-sweet-home)
BUDGET FOR TWO (PRIVATE CAR)
PHP 24.00 + PHP 64.00 – Toll fee (Cavitex)
PHP 120.00 – Rice (yep! beginner campers palang kami wala pa kaming tools & Equip.), Gatorade & Water
PHP 90.00 – Registration fee (45.00 each)
PHP 300.00 – Guide fee (Hatid lang sa campsite) “hatid lang bes, 300.00 agad?! tapos the rest DIY na” Good thing di ka naman maliligaw sa trail.
PHP 140.00 – Parking fee & Ligo fee
PHP 76.00 – Food (Coke & Hotdog)
PHP 40.00 – Parking fee (Caliruega Church)
PHP 60.00 – Entrance fee to Caliruega Church (Bakit kaya may entrance ‘to? nagsimba lang naman kami dito)
PHP 600.00 – Fuel
PHP 24.00 – Toll Fee
Total: PHP 1,538.00 for 2pax
Total: PHP 769.00/pax
TIPS & HACKS
• Mag baon ng tent, food & Super daming water (Malaking bawas na yon sa gastos niyo)
• The more, the lesser ang gastos. P500.00-P300.00/Group ang guide fee.
• Join kayo sa mga small group na nagha-hike din if dalawa lang kayo. (Too bad wala kaming kasabay kasi late na nung umakyat kami)
• Sidetrip to layong Bilog River Entrance fee : 20.00
HOW TO GET THERE
From Coastal Mall South Bus Terminal going to Nasugbu, Batangas.
Drop off point to Sitio Bayabasan
A/C Bus fare: 150.00-180.00
DLTB Pasay (Buendia Stn.) – 110.00 above (don’t know the exact fare)
Follow the way going to Tagaytay via Cavitex or SLEX.
At the intersection in Olivares/Amadeo, follow the way going to Nasugbu.
Waze Map (Application for IOS/Android Phone)
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