Last Chinese New Year, February 8, 2016, my friends and I went to Brgy. Wawa, Montalban, Rizal to have a twin day hike.
We rode a van from Cubao (near Jollibee Shopwise) going to Montalban, in fact the conductor asked us if we are going to Brgy. Wawa. The fare cost us 100 pesos back and forth. It took us 1 hour I think or 45 minutes to reach Montalban. It was early in the morning so there was no traffic.
We rode a tricycle going to Brgy. Wawa, driver as overpricing, 20 pesos each!!! but on our way home it was only 10 pesos per head >.<
Once you reach Brgy. Wawa, you will register first at the DENR office, there you will pay 2 pesos per head, write your name and contact number, after which they will tell you who’s your tour guide. The tour guide will let you register at the Barangay Hall. There’s a donation box there (well, it’s safe to put 20 peso bill or more).
We decided to climb first Mt. Binacayan.
It was first an easy trek with Mt. Paraoagan’s view but once you see the stair of limestones, the trek did not went easy. I suggest you wear shorts under your pants because my friend’s pants had us telling him RIPped jeans hahahaha! :p
wear footwear that is really for hikinf lilke sandugo sandals and just wear socks. Also you can bring your own gloves or buy near the area.
It took us 4 hours to go up and down Mt. Binacayan.
We decided to eat lunch first. After 45 minutes… we started trekking Mt. Pamitinan. Mt. Pamitinan is easier to climb than Mt. Binacayan but since we’re just beginners, it felt like the trail was harder because we were already tired.
$ hours going up and down. The trail is more manageable.
Will be uploading more photos here :)
Thankful about God’s Creation. There’s so much mountains Philippines has to offer. I hope these mountains will continue to be protected areas by the government, and these areas, I hope so, will also be respected by tourists, and maintained by the locals.
Sadly, there are other hills and/or mountains that are being quarried, and some are being converted to subdivisions. That is really disturbing. Please do something about this DENR, LGUs and Philippine Government.
SOON.. Mt. Hapunang-Banoi. :)