Friday, August 10, 2007

Mt. Arayat/ Arayat Trail (1,030+)

MT. ARAYAT (ARAYAT TRAIL)
Arayat, Pampanga
Major jump off: Arayat National Park, Brgy. Bano, Arayat
LLA: 15.20° N 120.742° E, 1030 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 4 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 3

BACKGROUND
The legendary Mt. Arayat rises like a solitary giant over the central plains of Luzon. Long before it drew the attention of hikers, it was already popular in myth. It was said to be dwelling-place of the Kapampangan sun god, Sinukuan. Writer Alex Castro, in "Views from the Pampang", narrates the story: "[Sinukuan] was supposedly imprisoned in a cave sealed with a "white rock" visible on the mountainside." He was engaged on an epic battle with his rival, Apung Pinatubu, who "hurled stones" at Sinukuan. Perhaps this is actually a recollection of Pinatubo's pre-Hispanic eruption, over 600 years ago?

The next legend about Arayat is about Mariang Sinukuan, counterpart of the Tagalogs' Mariang Makiling. In some accounts she was Mariang Makiling's sister, and like her, she was a mountain dweller with fairy-like powers. She was the subject of songs and poems until the present time. Finally, Mt. Arayat is sacred to Rizalistas, who, Castro writes, "gather every December to honor the national hero in quiet ceremonies. The cult was brought to Arayat by the late Apo or Mahal na Inang Birhen Sinukuan in 1947, acknowledged as Rizal's female incarnation."

Thus, whether as a mountain of myth or a towering landmark, Kapampangans take pride in Mt. Arayat. During the 1970s, Mt. Arayat National Park was built - complete with natural pools, picnic areas, and the mountain trail that leads to Arayat's Peak 1. Although the National Park has degenerated into a local resort, it is still the jump-off for Arayat's Peak 1. This peak has a spectacular viewdeck, where you can behold seemingly all of Central Luzon. Pampanga river meanders like a snake across the rice fields; the mountains of Zambales and Bataan come into view; so Sierra Madre on the opposite side.

Meanwhile, Peak 2 can be accessed from Magalang, Pampanga. In either trails, the 'balding' of the mountain is evidenced by the intense heat of the sun. Still, some forests survive and therein, monkeys continue to roam free. You can hear their calls along the last leg of the trail. There are also sightings of wild boar, local civet (musang), and native birds. A separate article for this trail is under construction.

NPA scare continues to scare hikers from climbing Arayat, but there is now military presence in the trails, and the last pockets of NPA resistance were subjugated in 2002. Thus Arayat remains one of the most exciting hiking destinations in Luzon.

ITINERARY
VIA ARAYAT NATIONAL PARK
0500 At Monumento, take bus to Arayat, Pampanga (P120)
0730 ETA Arayat Pampanga. (If private vehicle, take San Simon exit at NLEX)
0800 ETA Arayat National Park; regiser and negotiate (P100 + guide)
0830 Start trek
1200 ETA peak campsite; lunch. You may explore the viewdeck
1300 Start descent
1530 ETA National Park; bathe at the natural pools
1600 Head back to Manila or to Angeles City for sidetrips

SPECIAL CONCERNS
The Arayat N.P. trail has unfortunately gained notoriety for 'extortionist' locals who overcharge everything from entrance to guide fees. In addition they'll even ask for a barangay fee and a parking fee. If you wish to hike Arayat via this route, anticipate these already. The guide fee is P400-500 and don't accept anything higher than that. These charges make an Arayat trip more expensive than it should be. Even then, it is still worth climbing.

Flies, mosquitoes, and other insects abound in Arayat; Off lotion is a must. Also, 50% of the time the trails have no tree cover. The itinerary above is for a daytrip but Arayat is also a good overnight destination. The peak itself is the suitable campsite, with wide spaces for tents and ample shade. At night don't forget to guard or tent-in your belongings as monkeys might take them away.

TRIVIA
Many foreigners climb Mt. Arayat -- and they pay extra. For locals, a guide fee of P500 would suffice, but for foreigners, the guides demand P1,500-P2,000.

ARAYAT WEATHER OUTLOOK

146 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Gideon,
Just did a warm up climb on Arayat yesterday for next week's D2. Lucky that we did not get rained in. Noticed though that you did not include the name on your Philippine map. Did you miss placing it?

Timmy de los Reyes

gideon said...

yes i did, thanks for reminding! and have a nice d2 climb, dnt forget to give us updates after!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gideon,
We are leaving for Bukidnon later today and climbing mid week. Weather permitting, we will go through with D2. Will update you on this if we make it.

cheers, Timmy

gideon said...

okay, God bless your climb! looking forward to hearing from you.

backPackingSheet said...

Hi Sir Gid,

Good day sir! Safe po bang mag solo climb ang isang female, day hike naman po with a guide? Me contact po ba kayong guide for Arayat? Thanks thanks!

Anonymous said...

naku neng! iba na ang panahon ngayon marami nagkalat na masasamang elemento bungsod kahirapan. magsama ka ng mapapagkatiwalaan bukod sa guide mo. Z:

gideon said...

@backpackingsheet: i admire your resolve to climb, but as much as possible, i personally advise you to climb with a buddy, especially when climbing arayat.

guides are available on either jumpoff and there is no need to contact them beforehand. some of my friends are climbing arayat this weekend so we'll get updates later.

backpackingsheet said...

Hi sir, ask ko lang po ang status ng arayat from your friend who recently went there. thanks.

gideon said...

my friends from a hiking group called BAKAT recently did an arayat traverse, starting off at magalang and descending via arayat. it was quite a challenging climb - they said.

but if you are planning a dayhike there should be no problem. guides are available on either side of the mtn.

as for climbing solo - this is something for you to decide. it is my policy to avoid giving advice on such matters because circumstances very from person to person. likewise, i cannot give a yes or no answer to questions like "is it safe?" because how can i say for sure? i can only give inputs based on my experiences and those shared by others.

at any rate, good luck in your climb. dont forget to bring off lotion, there are really many insects in arayat!

backpackingsheet said...

Thanks sir for the update. I will be climbing with 3 buddies, and we will try to do a dayhike traverse. =)

gideon said...

a dayhike traverse of arayat has been described to me as "similar to a makiling traverse" and "manageable - but dont forget to bring your headlamps!"

good luck and do update us!

Anonymous said...

grabe mga tao dun sobra garapal sa pera ng tricy kmi garapal pumara tapos ung isa pinipilit i guide kami e alam nmn na ung trail... sobrang mga mahirap ata sa daga mga tao dun... lhat ng galaw gs may pera... ayos pa ung denr... ung trail dun naccra na tsaka nwawala ung mga trail dahil kaingin....

gideon said...

yeah thats really the problem in arayat. which trail did you take - arayat, magalang, or traverse?

Anonymous said...

hello po... sino po pwede namin makontak pag gusto magclim sa arayat? ano po pwede nyo ibigay na tips sa min? -neophyte climber

James Lucas said...

Good Afternoon, 1979-81 I was stations as a Peace Crops Volunteer at Pampanga Agricultural College. Almost every weekend (outside of the rainy season) I venture up to one of the peaks or to the White Rock. Sunrises were as spectacular as sunsets. I was amazed how the trails changed or shifted according to the season by the people gathering firewood. It truly was a sacred place for me.

Anonymous said...

Dec. 29, '08
Mt. Arayat, Pampanga
Ganda ng tanawin sa viewdeck lalo na sa summit.. tas anlamig pa.. Un nga lang madami kaming nadaanan na nagsusunog para charcoal... Super challenging naging experience namin dito. Thank God nakababa kami, safe and sound.We had an unexpected night trekking... Using only our mobile phones to light our way w/ our very patient guide, kuya romy. Accdg. to James, may narinig daw xang footsteps na sumusunod samin. Apung Sinukuan, ikaw po ba yun? We stopped muna to pray tas nawala na.. 11pm na kami nakababa... Still God is great! Thanks, bros & sis!

C

Kristelle said...

tanong lang po.. ano pa po ung ibang eco-tourism activities sa mt arayat? kelangan kasi namin pumunta dun para sa project namin. and magkano po ung magagastos kung simpleng activities lang ung gagawin. kelangan kasi namin gumawa ng documentary ei. please reply po. thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi there. Any recent climb in Arayat peak? Would appreciate any updates in climbing Mt. Arayat. Many thanks. -- Gina

Anonymous said...

its so nice, arayat is the best! i already hike arayat 5times.

Anonymous said...

hi po i already climb mt. arayat 5times. its a safe place

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for those who commented on my post yesterday on Mt Arayat. Did you do day hikes or overnight climbs? Comfortable lang ba ang pacing kung mag day hike sa Arayat peak? Many thanks again! --Gina

Anonymous said...

for those who want to climb Mr Arayat, you can visit the website arayatsouthpeaklodge.webs.com.

Happy trekking!!!

natz said...

arayat is the best,.mas safe kung grupo kau..

www.watawat.8m.com blog said...

hi kindly visit the site http://watawat.8m.com about our hiking at mount arayat may pics po din dun at mga videos,,tnx po..

Anonymous said...

we went there MAY 1.2009 ..im sheng,,
isa lang masasabi ko.. astig ang arayat.. if u are nature lover,, they would love u rin,,,sobrang saya,, ang sarap ng feeling if u are on the top.. gosh.. amazinggg.. ang ganda tlg ng pilipinas,,,,,,,,,,,

edge said...

@sheng,

How wonderful u r..^_^ amazing.. must try other places also.

nice trek!

Anonymous said...

4 those who want 2 climb mt.arayat..wak kau dadaan sa brgy bano...dami mangloloko dun isa na dun ung kagawad nla..n pag peperahan tlga kau nun...kng aakyat kau ng arayat..via bano kuha lang kau ng permit sa brgy and punta agad kau sa denr para sa guide ng mura lng..wak kau cocontrata sa mga sa brgy dun...and kng gs2 nyo ng tipid..mag magalang trail nlang kau..konti lng babayaran dun...

galing ako dun last may 20 2009 sa bano kami dumaan and dami tlga bnbayaran na wala nmna sa IT..un lng po share ko lang ung XP ko dun...tnx

leace no trace...pido-DAM

Anonymous said...

hi, ask ko lang po..dba this pass few days tag-ulang... dpo ba madulas ang treking on the d way dun? tnx

Anonymous said...

sir mam...bk gusto nyo sumama sa climb namin....arayat dayhike and manalmon nyt trek...with caving...sa june 20 at 21....

anthony....09214725161

09157883729

via arayat po tayo...pero d dadaan sa bano...dami talaga gago dun...mga mukhang pera....deretso po tayo ng DENR...

budget....1k per head....sobra na po un....

me mga kasama po tayo from baguio city and pangasinan....open po sa lahat gusto sumama....

Jed said...

hi, just did a night trek for the freedom climb last friday. Hindi naman po masyado madulas yung trail, having a trekking pole would definitely make your life easier. nung pababa na kami nakaranas ng ulan, pero sa may open field na yun sa talahiban so blessing in disguise na rin kontra araw. regarding dun sa concerns about the locals, ok naman po yung trike lang ang naningil ng sobra pero the rest naman sa Bgy. Ayala eh mababait. Thanks nga po pala kay Maj. Ordanza at sa 32nd. These guys did an awesome job in ensuring the safety of climbers in the area.

lucilyn said...

Hi to all. I am Lucilyn and my group is called Kaya Pa! Mountaineering Club. Please invite us to your future climbs as we would really like to meet others who share our passion for mountain climbing. We are quite new in this thing, but we have already done level 2 climbs. They were fantastic. We would like to hear your experiences as well. We have made it a habit to check this Pinoy Mountaineer website first before heading to our destination. This site has proven very helpful to us.

Boyet, said...

Hi to everyone fresh from mt.arayat,we been there last saturay ,its an overnight trekk in mt.arayat,sa brgy bano kami dumaan ,well medyo marami nga na gustong perahan ka ,nag aaway pa nga sila .pero syempre diskarte ng group nyo kung paano kontrolin mga tao sa brgy bano,kailnangan lang maging mas mautak ka sa kanila yung tipong mas matapang ka sa kanila ,like we did ,so naging ok yung usapan namin.nakakuha kami ng guide sa DENR allan ang name nya mabait,mapagkakatiwalaan,kaya iniative na lang ng grupo na dagdagan yung bayad sa kanya .ok naman ang trail. but not for bigginer,akyatin kasi pero KAYA PA. so mga nagnanais umakyat sa mt. arayat via brgy bano.konting tikas lang para di tayo magoyo sa presyo ng mga tao doon.gud luck and God bless to all. from KAYA PA mounataineering club

Anonymous said...

sa mga gusto umiwas sa madaming bayaran, pwedeng DENR lang kayo dumeretso. Otherwise you'll pay three registration fees--the first two are pointless.

ang daming lamok! hindi uubra ang off lotion lang.

Anonymous said...

hearing all this things from you guys, makes me feel proud to be born on this province. I'm a nature lover din po kasi eh, wala pa kong naaakyat na mountain na inakyat ko talaga sa aking dalawang paa [umakyat kami mount samat me sasakyan kami dala], and I'm looking forward sa pag akyat ko sa mt. Arayat...kakalungkot nga lang, its not for beginners daw. Pasensia na nga pu pala sa mga "garapal" na mga tao sa paanan ng bundok. Never been there pero feeling ko mahirap talaga life dun, gaya nung sa mga old stories ng parents ko way back to our nalahar na bario. Pagpasensiahan nio na lang...wahehe, nga pala yung mga dumadaan sa brgy.ayala sa magalang, me gusto akong puntahan na place dun "Abe restaurant" baka gusto nio itry..merun na nun sa trinoma pero try nio na din para makumpleto pampanga experience nio..waheheh

amazing tong ginagawa nio...nainggit naman tuloy ako...waheheh sana makapag mountain climbing din ako one of these days...

Jazel said...

Di ba pag may hot spring may active na vulcano? Must think about!!!

Anonymous said...

My expectations were all in vain upon seeing the park. it was totally neglected.so many shanties and loks like a place for short time.maraming mga nanghihingi ng pera.sayang ang trip namin nagbayad pa kami entrance na php300.00 .GISING MAGALANG TOWN OFFGICIALS.you were given a nautral treasure its up for you to maintain esp. PEACE and ORDER of the pl,ace. SAYANG>

al said...

for those who wish to climb mt arayat, you can visit our website at www.arayatsouthpeaklodge.webs.com..
happy climbing..

Anonymous said...

grabe tlga mga tao sa paanan ng way to mt. arayat mga mukhang pera
!!! simple mga holdaper laway lng puhunan!!!! kung balak nyo mgclimb ng arayat expect nyo na mga holdaper!!!! nakakdisappointed.......... even barangay officials kasangkot sa mga mukhang pera!!!

Anonymous said...

hmmm now i have an idea, with regards the place the the people around esp. on how to approach them somehow.

wer have a climb schedule on OCT. 3rd week to reach the mountain, about the opinions and experiences above my team and i have clues, share ko na lang sa knila wat ive read.

next month kami naman ang mg explore jan sa arayat and hope we fulfill ourselves like wat you guys experience. and i hope memorable ung climb,like the other climb, different experience but fulfilling..... excited

tenx and god bless

= emoterah =

Anonymous said...

hey.. boyet, ng KAYA PA MOUNTAINEERS... umayos ka ng post mo ng kasiraan sa mga TAO brgy. san juan bano..kung wala naman sila d naman kayo mkakaakyat ng bundok.. feeling mo no..i get the copy bout your statement... humanda ka loko...SAna di nalng kayo tumuloy kung ganon ang reaction nio.....sa dami ng nakabasa ng site nato...sobra k naman kung manghusga..

Anonymous said...

hey kung sino ka man nag nag react sa statement ko basahin mo muna yung ibang coment na mas grabe pa sa comment ko at saka magpakilala ka ,wag ka magtago,nagsasabi lang ako ng totoo sa na experience namin ,at hindi ako nanghuhusga ,wag kang duwag magpakilala ka.ikaw ba naman ang presyohan ng 1000 sa guide di ka magrereklamo,ano tingin nila sa mga mountaineer turista.ikaw ang umayos ,Boyet

Anonymous said...

hi guys,to all mountaineers ,galing lang kami sa arayat last long weekend.actually its my third time, maganda talaga sa arayat sulit sa pagod ,tagaktak pawis,dami lang talaga lamok.di nga umubra off lotion namin,about sa mga locals doon tsk tsk tsk walang pagbabago,ayaw nila pumayag ng walang guide bawal na daw. at ang presyo pang turista,tama ang sabi ni boyet ng kaya pa.1000 din ang asking price nila para sa guide,dapat mga 500 lang pwede na .halos nag uunahan pa nga sila ,may nag aaway pa nga,sabi ko nga pang 3rd times ko na so we dont need a guide pero talagang insist nila na kailangan ng guide...sila din kasi ang gumagawa ng kasiraan nila masyado silang mag presyo ,lalo na pag alam nila na first timer kayo,lalo nila kayong pagsasamantalahan,kaya di natin masisi yung ibang mga mountaineer na mag comment ng di maganda, because of there bad experience, and its serve as reminder to everyone to every mountaineer na gustong umakayat sa mt. arayat not only to mt. arayat also to other mountain,kaya malaki talaga ang naitutulong ng blog site na ito nakakakuha tayo ng tip kung ano meron sa pupuntahan natin at kung papaano tayo mag iingat.sa mga local ng mt. arayat dahan dahan lang sa pag singil sa mga mountaineers para di tayo mapulaan.hindi lahat ng mountaineer mayaman .kaya budgeted din ang pera namin pag umaakyat.pero para sa mga landslide victim of mt. arayat .tulungan natin sila.

Anonymous said...

hey boyet... ang ibig ko sabihin wag mo lahatin ng mga tao sa arayat na mukhang pera,,,im from manila my mga relative aqoh sa arayat...kaya nxt tym kung ayw mo magbayad ng mahal n sinasbi mo wag nalang kayo pumunta ng wala kayo nahuhusgahan na tao.. name qoh is jezmhar...

Anonymous said...

hoy Jezmhar sabihan mo mga kamag anak mo sa barangay bano na wag garapal sa pangongotong sa mga mountaineer ,isa ang grupo namin na nabiktima ng mga local sa barangay bano pati sa barngay official dyan,pangalagaan nila ang mga mountaineer para di sila mapulaan,kahit papaano kumikita din sila sa amin,wag sila mag samantala dahil pag wala na umakyat dyan via barngay bano.kabawasan din sa kanila

Anonymous said...

grabe talaga mga tao sa barangay bano,sobra garapal ,last saturday lang kami umakyat overnight.ayaw pa pumayag ng di ka kukuha ng guide ,di na daw pwede samantalang alam na ng mga friends ko ang trail paakyat ,hay naku first time ko pa naman umakyat sa Mt.arayat .marami na din ako na experience na may mga bayad pero unlike sa Mt.Arayat via barangay Bano ,matindi pa sa holdaper ang daming bayaran ,paakyat na lang may bayad pa .maganda pa naman akyatin mt.arayat sulit ,ok din ang viewdeck ,di umubra off lotion ko super sa dami ng lamok.buti na lang walang dengue,sawa ka din sa atis.next climb Mt.batulao.mabuhay ang pinoy mountaineer

Anonymous said...

sir/ma'am:
mas maganda siguro mga kapatid na ilapit natin sa DENR sa nakakasakop sa mt. arayat at sa pamunuan ng brgy. bano na magkaroon sila ng samahan nang mga guide like sa ibang bundok na merong samahan at talagang may fixed na sinisigil at ng sa ganun eh hindi madala ang mga mountaineer na umakyat at ng hindi rin mismo sila na taga doon na mag away away at ng lahat ng member ng guide ay kumita rin. so kung sino man yung may kamag anak dun sa area n yun JEZMHAR eh sana ma open mo sa kanila. Maganda pag maayos matutuwa lahat ng aakyat sa mt. arayat at dadami pa yan if magiging okay at mapo-post ulit sa pinoymountaineer na okay na. Like sa mt. daguldol may HEGA or Brgy. Hagum Environmental Guide Assoc. doon fixed ang singil nila hindi tumataas pero pwede bumaba. salamat! at wag na tyo mag away ok. pag tulungan n lng nating lahat kung ano yung mga problema na dapat ayusin para sa mga kagaya nting umaakyat ng bundok. mabuhay tyong lahat!!!

Anonymous said...

Long before our mountains have no guides nor registration fees collected.

DENR works is to protect & preserve our mother earth para naman masilayan pa ang ganda nito sa mga anakis natin.

Today, me mga guides ng nagooffer ng serbisyo although ang iba dyan hindi kilala ng DENR or Climbers na mapansamantala sa kapwa bundukero.(sori sa tatamaan pero mag-analysa muna)

Tama ang konsepto ng pagtulong sa lokal na pamayanan, lalu't alam nating sobrang hirap ng lugar at kabuhayan. May mga ganid talaga dyan sa guides kuno, so hanggat may nagpapauto me nanguuto.

Hindi playground ang Bundok kapatid,

Edge -UPM '96

Anonymous said...

boyet... k cge.. s2bihin qoh s mga brgy.. officials ang site na ito ng mabasa nila ang mga comments nyo, print qoh nalng pag uwi qoh bigay qoh nalng s secretary nila... cguro tama kyo, wag nio nalng lahatin.. nakakairita kc...nwey sori narin if may nasabi aqoh di maganda lalo na sayo.. okey sabihin nio n lahat ng gusto nio sabihin na kasiraan nng mga taga Brgy Bano.. i dont really care anymore...coz i witness everything, nung nadonate kmi ng mga goods etc., wala pang pasalamat ang iba..OMG>>> jezmhar

Anonymous said...

naku, eh kung yan away nyo eh magtulungan kayo at isumbong sa media like "" imbestigador or xxx, or tulfo.. wag sa DENR ....edi ayos..db?? imbestigador@gmanetwork.com

Anonymous said...

marami na talaga issues jan..iwas na lang..wala tayong magagawa..pero kung kaya mo pagpatuloy mo na lang..sa pagkakaalam ko may part ng bmc regading sa respeto sa mga locals and anticipations..its up to the climbers..maasar ka na sa kanila pero ika nga walng manloloko kung walang magpapaloko..

Anonymous said...

sino kaya may contact sa DENR dun? Anyone? Patulong na lang. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

taga dun me sa suclayin arayat if guzto nyo itu tour ko kayo. contact u lng me 1k lng ok n.maligo pa tayo sa bano swimming pool sagot ni warren
kaibigan ko . kagawad xa dun

Anonymous said...

ang sagwa nmn nila. pipilitin nila na kumuha kau ng guide kahit ayaw nyu!? sakanila ba ang bundok..? tsktsktsk. enjoi ^^,

-nicolo. KASAKA

Anonymous said...

hi guys! kagagaling lng nmin s Arayat last weekend. hindi ko alam kung ano meron s brgy bano dahil sa kabilang side kmi ngpunta, sa Magalang. 1,000 din guide nla, alam nmin n sobra cla maningil pro di n kmi kumontra matuloy lng, pro bukod dun wla ka ng ibang babayaran. s PNP headquaters (or barracks ata yun) kmi ngresister tpos nairadyo n rin kmi s taas kya expected n nila kmi sa taas. may mga nkstation n PNP s taas. cool mga pulis ntin dun lalo n C.O. nila sobra bait.

may water source din s bandang gitna, sa tinatawag nilang Sibol. Sa aming palagay sulit n din akyat, very rewarding pag nasa taas kn.

ingat lng...

-ploosh

Anonymous said...

maam/sir alam nating lahat ang essence sa pagkayat na anuman ang bayad sa registration or magkanu man yun hindi lang sila ang may kasalanan minsan kasi may mga cimber din na mga walang disiplina magiinuman sila tapos iiwan yung mga basura nila mga bote u di kaya yung mga plastic ng tubig o anuanu pah sir/maam kung yun pong 1000 na kinuha nila sa atin isipin na lang ntin na para na lang sa naglilinis sa bundok na yun ayos lang bah? kasi kahit anung bundok pah puntahan natin bsta sa pilipinas ganun na cguro ang sistema dahil na rin sa hirap ng buhay mbuti nga ngbibigay tayu kesa yung tayu ang lilimusan payag bah kayu nun sir maam? tsaka iwasan na rin nating magkalat yung mga laseggerong cimbers paalala lang po sa atin yung mga bote itapon ng maayus huag kung saan saan leave nothing but footprints ika nga leave garbage nman yung nangyayari mga lasengerong climbers itigil nyu na yung katamaran nyu kung marunong kayung uminum ng alak marunung din sana kayung magtapon ng maayus sir/maam pa nman...jong..

Anonymous said...

hi, ask ko lang po safe ba ngayon umakyat ng arayat traverse? plano namin may 1-2...pwede makahingi number ng militray sa magalang jump off...maraming salamat po

Anonymous said...

sir/mam (sa itaas),

wala po kaming number ng PNP sa magalang jump-off, ask na lang kayo sa camp nila para ma-advise nila kayo kung good mag-traverse.

kakagaling lang namin mag-traverse doon nitong april 1 and 2. medyo nakakaligaw na po, tingin lang kayo ng mabuti sa mga trail sign (plastic na naka-tie sa mga puno and stones) and may parte na malapit sa south peak na halos 90 degrees on loose soil and rocks dahil sa landslide nung pepeng/ondoy typhoons. may roots naman na makakapitan.

dala po kayo ng gloves and extra water kasi yung south peak walang water source hanggang sa baba lalo na't mainit yung at least last 30 minutes na trail papuntang DENR dahil sinunog yung mga talahib doon, walang masisilungan.

bumaba kami from north peak ng 10 am, we reached the south peak at 2pm then reached DENR at about 4pm.

angel
tarlac mountaineering club

Anonymous said...

maraming salamat sa info mo angel regarding arayat...

siyanga pala pwede mahingi number mo angel?

sana magkasama tayo sa climb....salamat ulit

dang - pldt moci

Anonymous said...

ms. dang (tama ba? )number ko -
0917 343 2797, angel

Anonymous said...

hi miss dang, ako ayaw mo bang makasama sa pag mountain climbing? try mo mt. Natib sa orani ang ganda view sa taas.


jhey.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys i enjoyed reading your blogs, nakakaaliw

T20 mountaineering group said...

we climbed Arayat last june 12-13 2010. DIY na freedom climb.. if you take this route, it is advisable na wag na kayo dumaan sa "national park". when you see the marker na ARAYAT NATIONAL PARK, turn right na kayo, derechuhin nio lang ang cemented road til u reach DENR..kasi kapag dumaan pa kayo sa park, here are some of the fees they'll ask from you

10/head reg fee given to the Barangay
30/head park entrance
10/head pool entrance(magbabayad kayo ng park entrance kahit hindi kayo maligo)
30/day parking fee so 60 for overnight trek
1000/day guide fee..take note, one way lang yan. they'll ask for 2,000 PESOS KAPAG OVERNIGHT TREK NA SASAMAHAN KAYO NG GUIDE.

kung derecho na sa DENR, you'll just pay
30/head reg fee
500/day guide fee
no parking fee, entrance fee, ekek

anne11:) said...

hi po this is anne...just wanna ask kung safe pa rin ba akyatin ang arayat?hmmm anu-ano po ba ang magiging hirap pag umakyat dun??like kung may bangin poba?o delikado na trail...mga di nakikitang nilalang o kung ano pa po...

di pa kasi ako makapagdecide kung sasama ako..

3 palng po ang naakyat ko (buntot palos,batulao at gulugod baboy) di ako sure kung makakaya ko ba ang arayat...

mahirap po ba sobra?

Anonymous said...

ma'am, malamok daw sa Arayat, as for the trail, manageable, mas mataas lang ito though normal pacing lang po. Patience and perseverance lang po kaya yan! - true traits of a mountaineer. Ingat lang po dahil rainy season kaya madulas ang trails.

Anonymous said...

Just been in Arayat last weekend. it's Fun and challenging using magalang north trail. Malamok nga talaga.. kakapit sa katawan lalo na't pawisan. Inulan kami for about 2 Hours from 2pm to 4pm.. malakas at malalaki ang patak ng ulan around 700+ meters.. Other than that it's all good.

Mabait yung bahay kila kapitan at nkipark din kami ng sasakyan.. Pinagsaing pa nila kami ng kanin bago kami umuwi at syempre free ligo and CR usage.. hehe..

Anonymous said...

Anybody Planning To Climb Arayat Early October?

Anonymous said...

ako, i want to... taga-mexico pampanga lang ako...

Anonymous said...

good day po mam/sir

mag-isa lang po ako and 1st time ko mag aarayat if ever, paiwan nalang po ung contact number nyo, kawawala lng po kc ng phone ko or add nyo nalang po ako sa facebook shua_ph@yahoo.com, maraming salamat po

-joshua

Anonymous said...

Nyt sabit ako senyo pag free sked ko at me budget.

BPS.

Anonymous said...

ako din pasabit sir, kung this saturday po ang climb nyo, maraming salamat po :D

-joshua

Anonymous said...

I took the Magalang trail today with seven teenagers. We drove past the Pampanga Agricultural College into Barangay Ayala and had our driver do a drop-off/pick-up after the signs for the White rock and the Youth Rehab where the concrete road ends.

We didn't have any problems. Nobody stopped us to collect fees of any sort or to force their guide services upon us, which is a nice change from previous visits to Arayat.

It was a little slippy due to heavy rain the previous night. But overall the trail was in good condition. There are about ten new green metal signposts along the way. They are not great and don't contain any information about distance or altitude, but it's still nice to see that someone is making an effort.

There was some litter along the way, mainly up higher in the areas suitable for use as campsites. This litter was obviously from hikers and not local people, so hiker education at the national level still needs improving. It's simply unacceptable for hikers to litter the areas they use.

It took us 2 hours with lots of breaks to reach the edge of the caldera, and then another 45 minutes to reach the PNP post/barracks at the top of the North Peak.

Just before the peak I spotted one hawk/small eagle. I couldn't identify it properly as it was between me and the sun, but it had a beautiful spread of primary vaned feathers. Hopefully I can identify it when my Amazon order of A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines arrives.

We rested and snacked for twenty minutes, and then descended. The hike down was difficult due to the mud and wet rocks. A couple of us slipped and ended up with muddy backsides.

Coming down we observed more of the natural scenery, and they are a few really nice rock formations with trees growing on them. A few more like that and Arayat would be famous.

We were back down at our pick-up point at 2.15pm for a round-trip of just over five hours. A fit group could do it faster, and a friendlier group could have relaxed more.

Not everyone in our group made it to the top. For some the pace was too much and they fell behind, and then turned back. That was unfortunate because this is a good trail for beginners or young people under guidance

I met few farmers high on the mountain today. Of course, there are always farmers on the lower reaches. And on the lower reaches I bought a nice bag of sitao from a farmer emerging from the fields for 40 Php.

It was a well spent day for most of us, and we were lucky enough to miss the rain that is pelting down right now.

Anonymous said...

hi everyone.

I plan to climb Arayat tomorrow, 16 Nov. 2010. Considering that the day after is a working day, it will only be an 1 day climb- akyat, baba lang. The plan is still in the works and perhaps anyone who intends to come will provide the necessary impetus to an undecided man for the climb to be set.

"Tara, mukyat tamu!"

- Jesse from Manila/Pampanga. 09228539993.

Anonymous said...

im planning to climb mt.arayat this weekend..is it really necessary to have a guide?-

-anj

Anonymous said...

inde na po masyado need ng guide maganda ung trails, make sure not to go inside national park kanan kagad kayo bago mag gate ng national park para straight na sa DENR

-joshua

Anonymous said...

Mga sir/ma'am,

Pasabit naman po kung meron aakyat ng Arayat. Mas mainam kung weekdays. May work po kasi pag weekends. pag may akyat po ng wed-thurs this december, sama ko. thanks!

YeLa

Anonymous said...

hi to all mountaineers,kagagaling lang namin kahapon Nov18 this is our 3rd time,una sa white rock,2nd tym sa my Bitas Arayat kmi dumaan,yesterday we took up North trail akyat baba on d same day.sa aking xpiriens dipa ako na holdup s cnsabi nyo s Banyo kc di kmi dumadaan dun,so i advice u guys to take Ayala Magalang wla po fee dun at ok ang way to white rock.balik kami this coming thu.. kita na lang tayo sa malapit s may sibol beneath white rock.5am kmi mgsisimula.Edge Mexico po...

Anonymous said...

yela, on Nov 25 balak naming umakyat ulit,mga 5am at miting place sa Ayala me kasama tayong guide going to Telakawa,marami daw wild animals dun.Ung gusto po sumama kita kits na lang tyo sa Hwebis ng umaga. Edgar of Mexico Pamp.

Anonymous said...

Sir Edgar, negative po ako this coming nov.25. May gala din po kasi ako sa Bulacan that date. Ahm contact-in ko na lang po kayo pag aakyat kami. Salamat po Sir! ^_^

-YeLa

Anonymous said...

madali ba hike mt.arayat evenwitout guide kc mga kasama ko 1st tym mag hike and nyt trek kmi mag climb heres my # 09272315439

Anonymous said...

sir mam till wat tym po ba paregister sa mt arayat may oras po ba kc bka gabi na din kmi makarating arayat we plan umalis manila mga hapon 6pm.. pwede pa po ba un khit late na mag register .txt nlang po kau para sa info po 09272315439

Anonymous said...

hi yela,cge tx tx nlang tyo pg me aakyat satin sa Arayat,san sa bulacan kyo gagala?e2 num ko 09322236011 in case want our help. to 09272315439,mdali lang akyatin mt.arayat if 1st tym dpat po me guide sa pupuntahn nyo,hindi guide na bayaran ha,ung at least tga d2 sa pampanga,basta po available ako cge sama kmi sa inyo,kung pwdi sna umaga tyo mg start kc dlikado pg gabi,khit dna tyo pa rgister ok lang cguro bsta wg lang tyo pumunta sa restricted area. edgar of mexico.

Anonymous said...

okey lang ba akyatin arayat khit wlang tour guide as u said madali lang nman akyatin well naakyat ko na dati un night trek may mga kasama lang me 1st tym aakyat pero dnman cguro nkakaligaw umakyat may mga guides nman siguro mkikita sa trail dba ....hehe

Anonymous said...

sir/mam,plan ko ko sna mgclimb b4 the year ends sa mt.arayat,1st tym ko sna dun mgclimb, ok lng ba khit wala ng guide and from manila,mgkano kaya budget?help pls. bka nmn my mgkclimb pasabit n lng din,hehe...09205146517-son

Anonymous said...

sir/mam meron po ba mga trail guide pag akyat ng mt arayat balak po kc umakyat ng arayat and mga kasama ko po 1at timer and ako 1 tym lang ako naka akyat arayat nyt trek pero may mga kasama ako madali lang po ba ano po ba mganda advise mura san ba mganda trail thanks po hir # ko po txt nlang po kau 09272315439

Anonymous said...

bka may aakyat ng arayat sa january.. 1 day akyat baba lng.. sana linggo.. text po kayo.. 09154331631-cris

Anonymous said...

last Jan 15-16 nasa Arayat kami. ok naman ang bundok.mainit lang sa first 2 hours nyo galing Brgy. Bano...Ang medyo hassle lang dito sa bundok na to yung mga Guide na nag-uunahan sa pagkuha ng iga-guide. noong nasa brgy. kami may nagbgay samin ng permit.10 pesos ang isa. tapos ang sabi nya 300 ang isang guide at dapat dalawa na kasi 16 kami... pero noong naglalakad na kami naging 3 na ang guide.so tinanong ko yung kausap na guide ang sabi 2 lang dw bayaran pero bahala na kami sa isa nla kasama kung magkano iaabot..so ok na.noong nglalakad kami dumating kami sa part na naliligaw na sila. di nila kabisado yung daan...nagsisigawan sila sa bundok at mga 20 minuto kami naghntay kung anu ba talaga ang tamang daan. naguusap pa sila ng di namin naitndhan at medyo hndi ata magnda yung gingawa nila samin na sumisigaw sa unahan na"bilisan nyo.gumagabi na!" sabay kapampangan na salita na sa tingin namin hndi maayus kasi pagalit na ang sigaw e..so inisip nalang namin na bababa pa kasi sila kaya nagmamadali.kasi hatid lang kami sa taas.pero ang sa amin pwede naman kausapin mga ksama kasi may mga bisita kami na babae at first time nila..pagdating sa taas may nadatnan kami na mga grupo. ang sabi mga taga doon lang sila malapit sa Bano..ang di ko nagustuhan sa kanila e nag-sunog sila ng mga basura sa taas at dun sila nagluluto..at eto pa.tumae sila sa daan kung saan papunta sa viewdeck...hndi ako nanghuhusga ng tao pero dito natin malalaman ang tunay na may malasakit sa bundok na umaakyat sa wala ..ang nakakasama pa ng loob yung pagdaan mo sa tae nila e nagtatawanan at naguusap sa dialect nila..yun lang naman ang experience namin.mganda parin naman ang bundok..maginaw sa taas.bumababa na ang hamog ng mga bandang 4:30pm sa campsite...at nakausap pala naming ang forestry supervisor ng Arayat na si Sir. Jun Villar. at sinumbong ko na lahat ng concern lalo na sa guideship sa Arayat dahl may conflict sa Brgy. Tanod at mga ibang guide dun.. ang sabi nya ay May inaayus na sila na proposal kasama si kuya Ador na nagbabantay dun.sinabi ko din kay sir Jun Villar na basahin nya ang thread dito sa pinoymountaineer.com sa Mt. Arayat para malaman nya ang hinaing ng bawat bundokero..salamat sir Gid.
Climb on!
-Jevi of HAMOG (Haksonero Mountaineering Group)

ianisme said...

it'll be my second time sa arayat tom....uber excited!

TRISKELION said...

maganda yang bundok arayat nung araw ng di pa masyadong pinupuntahan ng mga dayo way back 1980 naaalala ku pa pag bakasyon sumasama akong maglagay ng mga bitag ng baboy damo sa bandang gitna ng bundok 24 hrs lang nung araw may huli na ang bitag ngayon kahit pumuti na yata ang buhok mo di na makahuli dahil nabubulabog ng mga taong mahilig umakyat sa bundok,

Ghea Pagiwan said...

We will be there tomorrow morning. =) We'll arrive at 3am.. Churching first as the usual.. ♥

So long guys!
keep'climbing!
brb 4 d' updates ♥

Anonymous said...

Mga sir baka my mkkpag share ng info about sa guide fee, pati narin sana ung fare from manla to pampnga .....


salamt sa mga sshare ..........

Ghea Pagiwan said...

Good day po. Ngayon lang ako nakapag'update dahil examintaion week agad after naming bumaba fron Mt.Arayat. Honestly guys, i was challenged. Specially for me as a new climber. We do traverse which is a major climb. The trail wasn't that clear kasi nagka Landslide daw before. at doon kami nahirapan. Honestly, dumating kami sa point na we're almost lost dahil wala nang trail signs. kaya wala kaming nagawa kundi gumawa ng butas at nag'iwan ng trail signs para sa susunod na papanik. It's pretty hard but it was cool! lots of wild pig, civet and scorpions. hindi naman harmful dahil ilang sa tao.

If you're about to go in Mt.Arayat and you want to reach the summit or the tower, be sure na dadaan kayo sa campo sa baba para mag'paalam at para maabisuhan yung mga nasa taas na may dadating para hindi sila magulat pag nandun na kayo. =)

So long guys! God Bless! keep exploring! ♥
This morning Pico De Loro kami.. (share lang)

jerry guiao said...

Try nyo rin pong pumunta sa miyamit falls sa porac, pampanga. napaka ganda ng place at siguradong mag eenjoy kayo. pwede nyo rin akong kuning guide if u like. visit miyamit falls fb..

Anonymous said...

Try nyo rin pong puntahan ang porac peak at miyamit falls, napakaganda ng lugar na yun at pwede pa kayong maligo dun sa miyamit falls. sa porac pampanga lang po un, kung sino man gusto pumunta dun text nyo nalang ako at pwede ko kayong i guide at libre pa ang service from san fernando pampanga papunta dun. eto # ko 09291113794, jerry guiao...

Anonymous said...

hi po sa lahat ng Mounteneers, bukas Apr 2 akyat kmi sa Arayat, 2 days hike po ung gustong sumama kita n lang tyo sa white rock, via Ayala Magalang po kmi ng Sugod Group.

Anonymous said...

open na po nag mt pinatubo at safe pong umakyat sa summit via porac pampanga...ang mt negron po na may taas na 1,600 meters ay katabi lang ng mt pinatubo, pero wala pa raw nakarating sa summit..

Andong said...

Mam / Sir;
Update lng po ako para sa mga aakyat ng Mt. Arayat.
Transpo. . .
Monumento to Arayat (RJ Express) - Php 90.00
Tricycle to Brgy Hall & DENR - Php. 50.00 per head (mahal daw sabi ng taga dun)
Brgy Permit fee - Php 20 per head (but if you're kapampangan 10 lng singil nila)
Guide fee - 400 hanggang 1/8 ng bundok. 800 - 1500 to summit one way lang.
Ranger Station - Bag inspection (hihingi ng pangkape so we gave 50 pesos, dala kayo ng 3 in 1 mag-isa lng sya pangkape daw eh.

Pwede ring walang guide visible ang trail just follow the ribbons, ung iba kami n nagkabit para sa mga aakyat. Malamok sa trail even sa campsite so bring Off lotion. Ingat din sa mga landmines (ebak) ginawang CR ung trail pa summit.

Night trek kami without guide pero narating pa rin namin ung campsite, salamat sa mga naglagay ng ribbon.

Andong, Haring Araw Mountaineer (HAMOS Group)

DOST-MIMAROPA said...

We had a (partial) clean up drive in Mt. Arayat (Magalang Trail) on May 28-29, 2011. This would have not been possible if Chedeng made her landfall. Thank God for allowing us to do a great deed!

-R.E.D.M. JED

trailrabbit said...

gandang gabi kapwa bundokeros!
id like to know the exact dimensions of the north peak campsite please? i hear a helipad is in place

Anonymous said...

Meron po bang may plan to climb Mt. Arayat? Im a beginner from Pampanga and wanna try this first. Pls beep me up 09272194375 - Marlon, tnx!

Anonymous said...

Hi, newbies din ako. Count me in sa Aug 29. Calling all the pros.. sana mkasabay kami sa inyo. Thanks. aaron 09228118247

Anonymous said...

Sa lahat ng gusto umakyat ng Mt. Arayat pwede ko kayo samahan, just message naalng ako sa aking fb gerard213@yahoo.com, or text naalng kayo 09291113794, or 09476188721...

Allan Vincent said...

Pahingi naman po ng updates, bus fare, transpo, etc. Maraming salamat!

red,talamak

ianisme said...

eto po narrative for those who wants to go to Miyamit falls and porac peak..la nga lang ako SLR

ianisme said...

for those who wants to check out the Porac peak and Miyamit falls also in Porac, here's my narrative.

limbonisku.blogspot.com

no need for guide, trail is very easy. pwede rin ako sumama, kung wala din gagawin.

Marcus said...

Hello guys,

I'm Filipino-Canadian and would like to climb Arayat this Saturday. I've read all the comments about the greedy guides in Bgy. Bano, the advice to head straight for the DENR office, and the Magalang trail where apparently you can follow the trail without a guide.

My questions are:

1) Is it true that you can take the Magalang Trail without a guide?
2) If yes, how does one get to the Magalang trail head? We have a truck
3) Is the Magalang trail well-marked?
4) I heard there are two summits? Which one is higher and which one can be reached via the Magalang Trail?
5) If going to Bgy. Bano is unavoidable, how much should we pay considering there's a white American in our party? (we'll probably hide him inside the truck and then "reveal" him once we've negotiated the fee) :-)
6. I read the comment about the Arayat South Peak Lodge. Would it be cheaper/better to arrange the climb through those people?

I apologize for the newbie questions but I'd like to be armed with the right information before we set off.

I've climbed around the world but this is my first time to climb in the Philippines. I hope it'll be a great experience. We would just like to avoid the hassle of dealing with the rapacious guides. We're willing to pay (to help the local community) but we don't want to be taken in.

We are a party of three (one Pinoy, me [I speak Tagalog but with an accent], and a resident American [who speaks Tagalog]).

This website, by the way, is fantastic! Kudos to the owner, pinoymountaineer!

Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.

We might be able to find an extra spot in our truck if anyone is interested in joining us tomorrow.

Marcus

ps: I'm staying until the end of December so we would love to join the organized climbs announced on this website!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Marcus, you can call or text on my mobile # 09291113794. if u haven't climb yet, i am willing to help you.. tnx Jerry... visit my FB Gerard213@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

whos gonna climb? Pasabit naman po. tnx

Anonymous said...

Hey guys! May magtrek ba dis march. 15? I'm planning to go there din sana... Pasabay po sana Ako...

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

good evening! i just want to know if anyone has a contact no. of DENR of Mt. Arayat. we've heard that locals where forced to leave a certain perimeter near the mountain baka daw kasi lindulin ang pampangga at malaglagan sila ng mga bato of landslide. we just wanna know if climbable sya ngayon. may nakapanood kasi sa tv patrol regarding the news. kindly help us. nakaset na kasi ang climb sa March 24-25.

TJ -Basecamp Outdoor Club of Laguna

Anonymous said...

good evening! i just want to know if anyone has a contact no. of DENR of Mt. Arayat. we've heard that locals where forced to leave a certain perimeter near the mountain baka daw kasi lindulin ang pampangga at malaglagan sila ng mga bato of landslide. we just wanna know if climbable sya ngayon. may nakapanood kasi sa tv patrol regarding the news. kindly help us. nakaset na kasi ang climb sa March 24-25.

TJ -Basecamp Outdoor Club of Laguna

Anonymous said...

here is my no. 09164120099

bocl tj

Anonymous said...

Hi sir! Required ba talaga kumuha ng guide sa arayat or pwede naman wala para mas tipid. hehe.

Noelizm said...

Guide in Arayat via Magalang trail is not required. Madali lang sundan yung trail, hindi kami naligaw last Black Saturday. Just register at the Barangay Hall, no fee collected from us. Same at the summit, just register on the police's logbook.

Tricyle fare from the market to Barangay hall is Php 70. We asked the trike driver to bring us up to the end of cemented road, and he charged us Php 90 total for the 3 of us. Mababait tao doon sa Magalang, the trike driver even offered his house for free washup.

Kainis lang yung isang grupo na naabutan namin sa summit, maraming kalat na iniwan along the trail, pinulot namin kaso napuno na trash bag namin.

Noelizm said...

Guide in Arayat via Magalang trail is not required. Madali lang sundan yung trail, hindi kami naligaw last Black Saturday. Just register at the Barangay Hall, no fee collected from us. Same at the summit, just register on the police's logbook.

Tricyle fare from the Magalang market to Barangay hall is Php 70. We asked the trike driver to bring us up to the end of cemented road, and he charged us Php 90 total for the 3 of us. Mababait tao doon sa Magalang, the trike driver even offered his house for free washup.

Kainis lang yung isang grupo na naabutan namin sa summit, maraming kalat na iniwan along the trail, pinulot namin kaso napuno na trash bag namin.

Joanne Buenavista - Yuu said...

sbi nila maraming stage ang pag akyat sa mountain.. first time ko sasama at susubok sa hiking.. ilang stage po ba ang dapat akyatin bago makapunta sa pinaka tuktok ng mt. arayat.. salamat po..

Joanne Buenavista - Yuu said...

sbi nila maraming stage ang pag akyat sa mountain.. first time ko sasama at susubok sa hiking.. ilang stage po ba ang dapat akyatin bago makapunta sa pinaka tuktok ng mt. arayat.. salamat po..

BatangKapampangan said...

I'm planning to climb Mt. Arayat this coming June 23, Saturday. Ang hirap naman kasi ayain Ng mga Ka-workmates ko. Gusto nasa summit agad, Mga Ayaw Magpagod! Huh! For sure solo trip na naman to! Sino po aakyat on 23rd? Pasabay sana, Mas masaya kasi pagmay kasama. Pero pagwala masaya din naman.. ehege

BatangKapampangan said...

I'm planning to climb Mt. Arayat this coming June 23, Saturday. Ang hirap naman kasi ayain Ng mga Ka-workmates ko. Gusto nasa summit agad, Mga Ayaw Magpagod! Huh! For sure solo trip na naman to! Sino po aakyat on 23rd? Pasabay sana, Mas masaya kasi pagmay kasama. Pero pagwala masaya din naman.. ehege

BatangKapampangan said...

I'm looking for a group sana na Pwedeng salihan. Gusto ko rin kasing makapag-explore, makakilala at matuto about People, places and Nature. Ehe! I'm Fred from Pampanga. Contact me: 09082618771 or fb account: wilfredobgarcia@yahoo.com see you! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

STARS BROTHERHOOD san fernando pamp. anyone wants to join our climb is always welcome . always have monthly climb. just txt 09157456222. if were free we can guide u in mt arayat via balikan or traverse, overnight or dayhike seeyah

genezide_jr said...

Dayhiked Mt. Arayat last week. We did not hire a guide and didn't registered at the barangay, the tanod only said "ingat na lang pag-akyat" hindi daw sila nag-iissue ng permit pag ganitong maulan. Went to the DENR para magpaalam doon, apparently walang tao sa office at kahit saan around the area kaya dumeretso na kami sa jump-off. Maganda ang weather and the trails are in good condition. Tip, arrive early at San Juan Bano para walang maningil sainyo. :D

Transpo updates:
Caloocan to Arayat - 125
Trike - 50/head
Guide - 1000 (Matindi)

Anonymous said...

Magandang araw mga Kapatid sa larangan ng pamumundok,

Gusto po sana namin na umakyat sa Bundok Arayat sa sabado ng gabi (ika-22 ng Setyembre)sa kadahilanang may mga trabaho pa kami sa umaga at sa maynila pa kami manggagaling. Nais ko po itanong kung magagawa po ba namin umakyat na kami lang o mangangailangan kami ng gabay-bundok at magkano? Kung sakaling matuloy po ang aming plano sa tingin po namin mga ika-11 o ika-12 na ng gabi ang dating namin sa Pampanga.
Malugod ko pong tatanggapin ng may kasiyahan ang anu mang impormasyon na inyo pong maibabahagi.

Maraming salamat po at mabuhay po tayong maka-kalikasan.

-Kabs(kabute)

Anonymous said...

Magandang araw mga Kapatid sa larangan ng pamumundok,

Gusto po sana namin na umakyat sa Bundok Arayat sa sabado ng gabi (ika-22 ng Setyembre)sa kadahilanang may mga trabaho pa kami sa umaga at sa maynila pa kami manggagaling. Nais ko po itanong kung magagawa po ba namin umakyat na kami lang o mangangailangan kami ng gabay-bundok at magkano? Kung sakaling matuloy po ang aming plano sa tingin po namin mga ika-11 o ika-12 na ng gabi ang dating namin sa Pampanga.
Malugod ko pong tatanggapin ng may kasiyahan ang anu mang impormasyon na inyo pong maibabahagi.

Maraming salamat po at mabuhay po tayong maka-kalikasan.

-Kabs(kabute)

Anonymous said...

spleasonLast Oct 13, 2012, pumunta kami sa DENR office sa Arayat Natl Park. We met one man who says he is the care taker of the DENR office. He said nobody is holding office there for now. We said, we intend to climb MT Arayat but he said they dont issue permits not even in the Brgy. Basically it is close for now, maybe open by next year summer time, he said, but he said, we can still climb but at our own risk. There are people and children in the area who are overly helpful to take you around the poorly maintained park, park and watch your car in the empty parking lot, or guide for the climb. They charge 500 to 700 pesos as guide.

Anonymous said...

I will be arriving Clark on 22nd Jan. 2013 planning for Mt. Arayat Climb with overnight stay at peak.

I am looking for trekking partner/s, preferably with past Mt Arayat climbing experience who can arrange for suitable trekking route, porter and guide.

email to respond - khashiem.hassan@hotmail.com

regards,
pk

Anonymous said...

Mga Ma'am and Sir, Tanong lang po ako kung meron na naka pag traverse ng arayat using Ayala to Banyo Arayat Trail.

Kung meron din po kayo mga guide na alam, or porter.

Email na lang po ako.. rbyusi@gmail.com

Thanks po.. More Power.. God bless.

Yay said...

Mga Ma'am and Sir,

Meron napo ba naka pag Arayat Traverse from AYALA, Magalang Pampanga to San Juan Banyo Arayat?

Meron po ba kayo contact ng porter/guide?

Pa email na lng po..rbyusi@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

kung gusto nyo ng guide from magalang traverse to san juan bano eto number ko 09291113794.

Anonymous said...

ung gusto magpa guide from Ayala Magalang traverse to San Juan Bano Arayat eto ang number ko 09291113794

Anonymous said...

Kagagaling lang namin nang MT.Arayat kahapon! wooh, first time kami dun, grabe, starting point ayala magalang to Bano arayat, ingat on the way south peak, may 80 to 90degrees climb mejo konti nlang ang makakapita, maaga sana kmi matatapus pero naligaw kami after south peak, kung first timer kau, mas ok kung my guide. from there about 2 to 3 hrs decent depending kung nagmamdali na kayo dahil mahirap abutan nang dilim dun. happy hiking!!

Aejan said...

I always wanted to climb up Mt. Arayat, but the guides do wanted to charge me 2000 Piso. They came down to 800, but I still did not like their attitude. It's way too much money.

jose barcena said...

hahaha pnka mura q guide n nrinig dian is 1200 hehe ..

gsto mu sir guide kita sponsoran mu q pmshe hahahah :D ....

tska q na cgro blikan yan hehe .

pantarak sir 3p mu ? bka mg set kmi hehe . pantingan tarak ^_^

09465331573
JOSE

Jake Ryan Ong said...

sir tanung ko lang po kasi nakaakyat nako sa mt arayat via magalang pero di ako nakarating sa white rock sinundan kasi namin ang mga poste,sabi samin ng pulis sa peak na my paliguan malapit sa white rock ask ko lang kung talagang meron pwedeng paliguan sa my white rock?

Anonymous said...

Me and my buddy was in Arayat last April 2011, we accessed it through Magalang. Started the trek @3:30 in the afternoon. It's scorching hot, well actually the best part happened during the night while we camped at the foot of the forest. We heard eerie footsteps walking around over our heads while we are trying to sleep. Well just saying to add some more spice. :D

Ace Gem said...

Sir Gideon,

Makiki-post po, hope you don't mind.

May climb po kasi kami dito within this march, tentative pa lang ang date, probably March 15 or 16,2014, basta satruday or sunday.

For those interested to join, may minimal contribution para sa rent ng sasakyan, at kasama na din ang food. P600/person magtatraverse from Magalang trail to Arayat trail tapos diretso swimming dun sa pool sa Arayat.

Contact Ace:
0925 893 one zero one four

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Mam sir, d nyo na po kaylangang mag bayad, daan po kayo ng magalang dadaanan nyo po ung PA mga studyante po kaming galing ng AMLHS 6 po kaming babae grade 7 po kmi wla man po kming binayad, mag tanong lng po kmi, at safe na safe po

Anonymous said...

Wla pong bayad ang pag hike sa mt. Arayat bsta daan kayo sa magalang, wla pong siningil samin ni piso promise po

Anonymous said...

Our group did a traverse last Saturday-Sunday (stayed overnight). Another tip: start from Magalang then traverse to Arayat but I should say that it was really really tough. It's like letting our feet have its own life since we just kept on walking until we reached Arayat. The trail was really worth it but so tiring. You should have at least 2 liters of water for you to survive and yes there's a lot of insects around so you might as well have yourself covered. Magalang to Arayat is the toughest that I have climbed and in my own point of view, it's quite the hardest than the Akiki trail.

Btw, you don't have to pay for anything from Magalang trail.

Happy Climbing!

Arvin Rendon said...

mam/sir..
tatanong ko lang po kung pano yung way papuntang magalang? anong bus po ang sasakyan and san bababa? pag nag traverse po ba magalang to arayat may tourguide pa din po ba? or kaya na ng walang guide?

thanks..

Anonymous said...

arvin rendon, tra akyat tau tga dto lang ako malapit magalang, night hike tau. just txt me, 09366163423 rhys ray.

Anonymous said...

Hello!! just got home from mt.talamitam, and now we're planning to climb mt arayat this november 2014. dayhike lng kmi! any tips guys? thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

anyone going to arayat this nov or december? I want to join po hehe.

Anonymous said...

akyat po kmi s sunday sna. 2 lng kmi . .

Austin said...

Anyone climbing this december to arayat? Makikisabay po sana hehe. 09173995792 pa contact nalang thanks

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