DIY: Open Trail of Mount Apo

Note: This is for DO IT YOURSELF mountain trekkers. Direct to local guides and a NOT-FOR-PROFIT climb.

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New Rates of Mount Apo Nature Park (April 2017)

Permit Fee:
P2,000 – Standard Rate for all entry points
P2,500 – Peak Season

Exit Fee:
P1,000
P1,500 – Peak Season

Guide Fee:
P1,000/Day (1 Guide : 5 Climbers)

*Mount Apo is now open as per PAMB En Banc presided by PAMB Chairperson DENR RD Ruth Tawantawan.
*Only 50 Climbers per Day so book your climb ahead of time. Walk-ins are not allowed.
*NO CAMPING POLICY at the PEAK.

Open Trail
– Colan, Sibulan, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
– Mandarangan, Kidapawan City
– Bongolanon, Magpet, N.C.

Closed Trail
– Purok 6, Upper Tamayong, Calinan, Davao City
– Pluto Managa, Bansalan, Davao del Sur
– Baras/Teril, Kapatagan Entry Point
– So. Paradise, Kapatagan, Digos City

***Source: DENR REGIONAL SPECIAL ORDER – CREATION OF DENR XI MONITORING TEAMS FOR MOUNT APO SUMMER CLIMB 2017

Estimated Budget for a Group of 5 (2D1N; Backtrail)

P3500
Permit Fee: 2000
Guide Fee: 400 (2000/5)
2 Days Food Allowance + Fare: 900

***Since you are only a group of 5, just pack lightly. Organize your own group.
***You can contact us for local guides contact information.

IF YOU ARE AGAINST THE REOPENING OF MOUNT APO YOU HAVE A CHOICE NOT TO CLIMB AND EVEN CONVINCE YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT IT. NO NEED TO GET MAD OR BACKBITE, IT IS A FREE COUNTRY. JUST DO EVERYTHING LEGAL AND BE A RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN!!!

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Woman, you are no hero. No one will change for you unless they wanted to. How can you forget a simple lesson. Life is no fairy tale and there is no perfect love story. But, I wish I was just hurt and left out. Not like this, I am the only one facing all these problems where he should also deal with all these.  He is free while me needs to work triple times to cover everything.

I am really broke and shattered, but I promise will give a good fight and end all these with a smile.

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Sorry, I just need to write…

Mount Talomo

img_09301Mount Talomo
Sicao, Tamayong, Davao City, Philippines

Mount Talomo also known as Mount Kolelan has an elevation of 2,674+masl. Climbing this mountain is already considered a major climb. This mountain is thought as the guardian of Mount Apo. Its trail is challenging but you’ll get a dose of a virgin rain forest. The mossy forest near its summit is superb and enchanting. One should prepare for the climb since it will require you to manage your water supply from day one to day two. And be ready for the coldness, it is really freezing. You can do trail run for a day or mountain trekking for two days. It will take almost 8 hours to ascend and 6 hours or more to descend. Good thing the new trail is already well maintained and you can already reach the summit before it gets dark, unlike before with the old trail.

Budget:
Climb Permit Fee – 500 pesos
Guide Fee – 1000pesos/day
Porter Fee – 850pesos/day (15kilos)

Transportation
Motorcycle Ride(From Calinan to Purok 6 Tamayong) – 85pesos to 150 pesos (one way)
Jeepney Ride(Davao City to Calinan) – 45 pesos to 65 pesos (one way)

*Please bring wine for the ritual

For Mountain Trekking Package you can visit our Facebook Page: IndebtedSoul – Trail Adventures

Kapayawan Ridge

lake-holon-1Kapayawan Ridge (Ant Farm, Impalutao, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon, Philippines)

The first time I saw photos on this beautiful ridge I thought I saw Mount Pulag. The photo was taken during the drought season so the grass were almost golden brown. It was beautiful. Thus, I decided to trail blaze it and experience the trail, the view and the weather.

Kapayawan Ridge is only accessible thru Ant Farm. Climb fee is about 300 pesos which includes a local guide. From Davao City, you can ride a bus bound to Cagayan and tell the driver to drop you in Impalutao’s Barangay Hall or Elementary School. From there, ask any local for direction to Ant Farm (near BMEG). Impalutao is already 2 hours away from Cagayan so expect that the bus fare is already Cagayan based around 405 pesos.

Trekking time is about 2-3 hours.  If you’ll do trail run you can reach the ridge in less than an hour. And if you plan to spend overnight make sure you are equip with good outdoor gears.

For Schedule Package Trip you can visit our Facebook Page: IndebtedSoul – Trail Adventures

Mount Capistrano

img_09261Mount Capistrano
(Sitio Binalbagan, Purok 9, Brgy. Simaya, Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Philippines)

Visible in the highway from Bangcud to Malaybalay, this mountain is not that easy to climb especially for beginners. Though the trail is consider as a minor climb, the uphill, not that clean trail plus the rocks are quite challenging. Standing in the middle of rice field at 900 masl, this mountain is a stunner. Rock formations on top are quite amazing.

Climb fee is just 20 pesos and you can reach this by dropping in Brgy. Bangcud. From Davao City this is just 4-5 hours ride (10 minutes away from Valencia). Since it is already under Malaybalay, bus fare is 395 pesos and motorcycle fare from Brgy. Bangcud to jump off is about 40 pesos.

Trekking time is about 1-2 hours to peak. You can bring gloves and trek pole for extra help in surviving the trek.

The mountain is not well maintained and there are garbage and graffiti on the rocks. Please do your part in not adding to it. It is a beautiful mountain but not protected by trekkers.

For Schedule Package Trip you can visit our Facebook Page: IndebtedSoul – Trail Adventures