There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this…
Hiking/trekking is not really my thing because I’m aware of the hardship of getting there. I believe that no matter how difficult the mountain is to trek/hike is really not an easy task.
When I see random posts of hikers on my feed, I envy their beautiful photos and suddenly I get so pumped up and motivated to climb and little did I know I see myself standing on the peak of the mountain grateful, pleased and mesmerized by the beautiful creation of God.
My co-worker and I joined a group tour on facebook. We left QC at 1:30 am and reached the jump-off point at 4 am. We had breakfast, signed the waiver, discussed the itinerary and of what we’re going to expect on our journey. We are 15 in the group and we’re divided into 3 groups for our respective 4×4 ride. It was an hour and a half bumpy ride. We had an open jeep that makes the trip more exciting.
In the middle of the ride, we stopped by a place with a view of Toblerone-hills-like to have a picture and we met some aeta kids.
Please bring lots of water and extra food that you might want to share with the aeta kids
After the ride, we started trekking and reached the crater after almost 2 hours. There’ll be shallow river crossing along the way but our guide assisted us to step on rocks to avoid getting our shoes wet.
The view is enchanting and captivating.
OUR SAMPLE ITINERARY:
2:00 AM – 2:15 AM Pick up from Mcdo Q.Ave. (Panay Ave.), opposite side of Centris
2:15 AM – 5:00 AM Mcdo Q. Ave. to Danny’s Tourist campsite, Sta. Juliana Capas Tarlac (jump off area)
5:00 AM – 5:30 AM Breakfast at Sta. Juliana Capas Tarlac (own account)
5:30 AM – 6:00 AM Registration at the tourism office
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM 4×4 Ride
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Trek to the Crater
8:30 AM – 11:30 PM Free time, lunch, picture taking
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Descend from Crater
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 4×4 Ride back to the jump off area
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Wash up, rest
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Sta. Juliana Capas Tarlac to Mcdo Q. Ave
That’s it! If you haven’t seen it in person, you should! Thank you for reading! 🙂