On getting to Mt. Mauyog:
- via Tabunan Trail
You might want to reroute this trail if you’d like to hike longer. However, if you will choose this trail you’ll have to pay for the P20 environmental fee + P300/guide fees plus when you arrive at Mt. Mauyog–you need to pay for another environmental fee and guide fee.
- direct to Mt. Mauyog
- From Ayala Terminal, take a v-hire to Balamban and drop at Eskina Manunggal = (1 hour and 30 mins) = P120
- From Eskina Maunggal, take a motorcycle to the foot of Mt. Mauyog = (25 mins) = P100/head
Mt. Mauyog Fees:
- Entrance Fee = P50
- Guide Fee = P300/5 persons
I remembered last year, we planned to reach Mauyog’s peak, when we decided not to—-just at the foot of Mt. Mauyog… Read: When Setting Foot to Mt. Mauyog Failed, that was the time when we already paid the environmental fee and guide fee from Tabunan and when we arrived at the foot of Mt. Mauyog we were again asked for another P30 for the entrance fee, P20 environmental fee, P300/guide and we were 15. To make the story short, we trekked to Mt. Manunggal’s camp site, back to Cantipla. We didn’t reach any peaks on that day.
I was very happy that this time, finally, I was able to set foot in Mauyog Peaks… together with my project’s teammates. We went on a Thursday and we were pretty blessed that there is no mob in Mt. Mauyog–it was just us. We arrived at the foot of Mt. Mauyog at 8:30 AM after the roller coaster v-hire ride. Since we waited for Ate Joan, we started to climb at 10AM.
The trail was slippery due to the morning rain yet it didn’t discouraged us to climb the peak. Here’s how the trail looks.
Anyway, Mauyog has two peaks – The Small Brain and the Big Brain. We first headed to the small brain and seriously, the view is very breathtaking.
The different angles of the big brain:
And finally, it was already too hot at the top, we decided to go descend and have our lunch.
It was very easy to go down rather than going up. Most of us slipped along the way—-non were spared.
Afterwards we proceeded to Balwarte ni Alfredo for Lunch.