Saturday, August 18, 2007

Mt. Banahaw (2,158+)

Mt. Banahaw
Quezon Province

Major jump-off: Brgy. Kinabuhayan, Dolores
Elevation: 2158 MASL
Days required /Hours to summit: Level 2-3 days / 6-7 hours
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 5/9, Trail class 3

NOTE: Mt. Banahaw is still closed for climbing. For the latest news on its status, see this update on PinoyMountaineer.

BACKGROUND
Mt. Banahaw is the grandest of the Southern Tagalog mountains. Towering high over the provinces of Laguna and Quezon, its significance in religion and folklore makes it not only a physical, but also a cultural landmark. It is home to Rizalistas and other cults, some of whom believe the mountain as the "New Jerusalem". To a wider populace, it is a sacred mountain, visited every Holy Week by devotees, some of whom made it a pledge to regularly climb Banahaw. Thus it is not surprising that places in the mountain have religious names, such as "Kweba ng Dios Ama" (Cave of the God the Father) and "Kalbaryo" (Calvary). At its foot village of Kinabuhayan, all sorts of amulets, magical stones, and healing herbs are peddled, together with souvenir shirts.

Meanwhile, many residents of San Pablo City and nearby towns, especially the males, climb it as a rite of manhood or a teenage adventure. For their part, for Manila-based mountaineers it is the Level 3 climb closest to home. Aside from the challenging, 2-3 day trek, there are waterfalls, pools, and caves to explore. One famous cave is "Husgado", which is so tortuous and narrow that it is said that evil persons will not be able to come out of it.

This immense attention on Banahaw forced authorities to suspend all hiking activities in Banahaw starting 2004. Its trails have become littered with trash, to a point that being at Banahaw's peak, called Durungawan, has been likened to "being in a market". As of Nov. 2007, however, the trails have regenerated and Mt. Banahaw is very clean now. Cultists, devotees, and covertly, even mountaineers continue to climb the mountain. Locals complain that the hiking ban took away a major source of livelihood.

The status of Mt. Banahaw is still closed. For more information, see the latest posts in PinoyMountaineer including this update.

ITINERARY
(2-day Cristalino-Tatlong Tangke)

Day 1
0400 ETD Lucena-bound bus from Mania; alight at San Pablo (P124)
0630 ETA San Pablo highway, take jeep to jump-off (P400/jeep)
0700 ETA Brgy. Kinabuhayan, Dolores, Quezon
0800 Start trek. Will pass by Cristalino Falls.
0930 ETA Kweba ng Dios Ama
1200 lunch along the trail
1330 ETA tall cave (Kweba ng Espiritu Santo?)
1600 Approach Durungawan 1 (first peak); set camp below
1630 Explore peak area
1730 Retire to campsite; dinner

Day 2
0700 Explore Durungawan 2-3; beware that trails are steep
0900 start descent via Tatlong Tangke route (fork after the forest)
1130 ETA Kapatagan
1215 ETA Tatlong Tangke. You may bathe here, and have lunch.
1430 ETA Kinabuhayan; take jeep to San Pablo
1600 Back in San Pan Pablo; take bus back to Manila

SPECIAL CONCERNS
Hiking in Banahaw is currently forbidden; do not use this information to make an unofficial, illegal climb.
Instead, you may explore the two other peaks of the Banahaw trilogy, namely Mt. Banahaw de Lucban and Mt. Cristobal. Both are challenging climbs, worthy of the Banahaw experience.

There are numerous religious and natural points of interest in Banahaw. This is why it is ideal to hire a guide, so that you can learn more about the mountain. If you have time, ask your guide to take you to the places of your choice.

TRIVIA
Banahaw is actually an inactive volcano; its caldera, known as 'Ilalim', is one of the views you will see at the peak. This rarely-visited caldera is part of a traverse trail from Dolores to Sariaya, passing by the Durungawan III and descending to this caldera. Parts of this traverse are said to be so beautiful that they are described as "a paradise".

The last recorded eruption was at 1721.

Locals say two lovers once climbed Mt. Banahaw to escape their parents' wrath and make love in the mountain. However, in an unfortunate event, during the act of lovemaking the man's sex organ was stuck inside his girlfriend. Desperate and fearful of embarrassment, the two lovers decided to roll over and fell into a high cliff. They were discovered dead, still in deep embrace. To this day, Banahaw remains a place of refuge for locals who engage in "pagtatanan" (lovers' escape).

At the height of its popularity in 2003, Close to a thousand people climbed Mt. Banahaw during Holy Week. Coke and Sprite, in cans, were sold at the peak for P50. A large pack of Piatos chips sold for a similar amount.

CLIMBS IN THE BANAHAW COMPLEX
Mt. Banahaw
Mt. Banahaw de Lucban
Mt. Cristobal
Tayak Hill

DOLORES WEATHER OUTLOOK


189 comments:

Anonymous said...

iv'e been to mt. banahaw..jaz last year..it was the month of september..it was so cold, but still i enjoyed it..eventhough it was raining a little bit..we reached only the first peak..wer der is a cross..our tour guide says that people around mt. banahaw and other "deboto" go there every holy week as penitensiya..and along with them is a stone or rock that represents their sins for the whole year..i wonder how big thei rock is..i want to go back there and spend a few more days..and i want to see the 2nd peak..which they say is higher..

Anonymous said...

yeah, i think there are three peaks in banahaw, named "durunguwan I, I, and III" interesting to hear about the devout bringing "stones".

Anonymous said...

If I remember it right, some kind of body of water is called Kinabuhayan? I have memories of bathing there, I think I was about 4 y/o. My lola was lifting me up and putting me under some kind of shower. I only remember the sputtering. hehehe...

I grew-up looking at that mountain from afar.

My lola always says, the one with the clouds is Banahaw, the one w/o is Cristobal to connote w/c one is evil. But I was never able to figure out which is which.

A local folktale: When the time would come that a golden flag would be erected at the peak of Mt. Banahaw, most of the towns in Laguna would be flooded, and only Nagcarlan, San Pablo (?), Liliw and Majayjay (?) and other high places would remain.

Supposed proof of this, the "matatanda" also predicted that there would be a "sampayan" in the road (electricity) and that women would wear pants someday (when the sampaloc fruit becomes straight, hehe)

gideon said...

many thanks for your comments! we'll incorporate them when we update the entry for mt. banahaw.

i visited kinabuhayan three weeks ago and it seems that climbing activity is back in banahaw on a limited, 'quiet', scale. in spite of bothersome rumors that NPA have returned to banahaw, locals reassure that it is very peaceful there. officially though, the ban on climbing remains.

Anonymous said...

thank you sir for the info. we're going to climb lucban de banahaw on oct 13-14, 2007. this website is very helpful. - link outdoor adventure club (www.lingkodkalikasan.multiply.com)

gideon said...

what's your itinerary sir on lucban de banahaw? i might do lucban de banahaw also this coming weekend!

Anonymous said...

Sir, sa october 27 to 29 kami matutuloy.

jabe said...

I've been in Mt. Banahaw twice. The first time was during the Holy week of 1996 as a Bantay Banahaw Volunteer. The second was in 1998, month of April. Back then, the mountain is still relatively clean, and mountaineers do a clean-up regularly. I guess the mountain had become so famous as a climbing destination, which added to its state now. I hope mountaineers of this generation would be more responsible enough to observe the Leave-No-Trace principle so as to keep the mountains pristine and always open for climbing.

gideon said...

sir jabe, locals of brgy. kinabuhayam tell me that the trails now are in very good condition. when banahaw reopens on Holy Week 2009, we'll see! i hope by then the climbing is regulated, like mt. pulag

Anonymous said...

mt. banahaw is such a wonderful place. my mom became its devotee since the first time she got there. so in 1996(i was 10 yrs. old by that time), my mom decided to buy a lot and move there(dolores, quezon) leaving the urban life in manila. she felt that it changed her in some ways mentally, spiritually and physically(she had heart problems before that is totally gone now which i think because of its good weather, no too much air pollution, good food and simple life). we go together in different places(pwesto) wherein we feel serenity and close connection with God. i believe that the nature itself brings me closer to God, and not just because people assumed that it is a sacred mountain. that place helped me find my inner peace through nature and made me believe that i can feel his presence in everything that he created.

to end my story, i can conclude that it is a remarkable mountain. whether you are a mountain climber or somebody who wants to boost your spirituality, this mountain might be the place you've been looking for.

i miss that place since my mom and i live here in the u.s. now, but of course we'll come back there since it is a place we considered our home.

Anonymous said...

banahaw really has a special place in the culture esp. of the tagalogs. my grandmother, in holy weeek 1969, she climbed mt. banahaw on a "panata". she brought her neighbors along. she told of mystical events, such as water suddenly disappearing from her companion who complained about the trek. "the banahaw of yesterday was really magical!" she attests.

when i first climbed banahaw in 2003, there were so many people. there was a congregation of gay men who camped in cristalino, and a fraternity had their own gathering (with lots of gin). it was a riot. but now they say that trails have regenerated, ready for the 2009 reopening.

Anonymous said...

im singing...

we'll be climbing mt. banahaw, next week. we'll be climbing mt. banahaw next week, well be climbing mt. banahaw, well be climbing mt. banahaw next week.

Anonymous said...

hi. that was an interesting tale. thanks for posting it. i was wondering if maybe you might be able to supply me with information on the amulet hunters there or any contact person regarding that. that's also an interesting side story. thanks. just email it to me at aakatigbak@up.edu.ph

saku said...

bantay banahaw volunteer po ako sir yearly, sa pagkakaalam ko po hindi pa sa 2009 bubuksan sa public ang bundok instead sa summer of 2010 pa. Next year kasi is only 5th year of closure according sa mga taga PAMB.. This holy week is only year 4

gideon said...

to saku: sir, thanks for this clarification. so 2010 pa pala.

Anonymous said...

been to banahaw 4 times, 3 during the ban,whether you act with responsibility or not is really in your character,ban or no ban. have you seen clouds cascading like a giant waterfalls, wake up early in durungawan!

tikboy666 said...

Hi guys,

Our mountaineering group would like to ascend Mt. Banahaw this summer. Do the barangay people via Dolores allow climbers? What are the restrictions?

Need help and advise.

Thanks in advance.

gideon said...

hi tikboy,

it is PinoyMountaineer.com policy not to encourage climbs in areas designated as "off limits" by the government (whether DENR, PHIVOLCS, or other agencies).

quite frankly, however, it is an open secret in the hiking community that these "closed" mountains can actually be climbed. you may do so, but at your own risk. i know of several groups who climbed this year, but very recently there have been reports of "activity" in the mountain; two weeks ago the brgy prevented a grp from going up for security reasons.

amid the uncertainty, your safest bet is to inquire at brgy. kinabuhayan itself -- or ask the people who climbed recently. unfortunately, dahil sarado nga, i don't have contact numbers of the brgy right now.

gerro said...

Hi All

Just wondering since banahaw is a sacred place. Is there someone knows in banahaw is the best faith healer?

if there is please sent an email to gerro001@yahoo.com

i appreciate your help.

thanks
Gerro

saku said...

sir kagagaling ko lang po sa mt. banahaw this holyweek, may possibility po na ma-extend pa ng 5 more yrs. ang closure depende sa mapapagkasunduan ng board.. sabi kasi ng iba hindi p tuluyang nakakarecover ang bundok... madami pa rin pasaway na hikers na nakakalusot kaya hindi pa rin nauubos ang basura...

Anonymous said...

sir saku if u cud relay to the board who wud decide for the extension of closing banahaw, closing the mountain is not the answer. tatlong beses n ak lumusot dun responsible nmn ak,ngbaba pa ako ng konti basura nkita ko dun. management lng kelangan,mt.pulag is a good example, it is kept open, kept clean.

sir/mam please kahit saan tayo climb,banahaw, other mountains, close or open, be conscious about our impact on the place, especially our GARBAGE.

it is all in our interest to keep the mountain clean, open for our enjoyment, pristine for our children. i thank you bow

Anonymous said...

dude!
to all mountaineers
please dont leave your garbage in mt.Banahaw.So that we can have the oppurtunity to climb that mountain again! lets try to apply on ourselves the motto basura mo bitbit mo dampot kahit hindi sau!!! Vc2-K-11 mountaineering club jansen

Donny Boy said...

2002 ko naakyat ang Banahaw.tama ang sabi ng karamihan na mamahalin mo tong bundok na to kase ramdam mo ang spiritual energy ng lugar..I prayed hard sa unang durungawan at natupad ang 2 sa tatlo kong ipinagdasal..Maraming nagtitirik ng kandila..Me lapida pa nga dun na nkalagay ang pangalang buloy..tapos me mga mhahabang buhok din akong nakita doon na iniiwan ng namamanata, tuwing mahal na araw lang nagpuputol ng buhok,siguro mangagamot yun..Me iba naman na iniiwan ang kwintas nilang suot sa buong taon na dun din binili..

Malamig sa taas kahit summer.. Marami ding nagtitinda ng kung ano2 sa summit..ang nakgulat lang sa akin eh nagluluto sa taas na ang gamit eh Gasul at nagtitda sila ng mga pagkain..wow..parang nsa karinderya ka lang..marami ding tindahan sa trail at habang pataas ng pataas eh nataas din ang presyo ng paninda kgaya ng buko at mga kakanin..astig dba..Major Climb at major Price din..hehe..Maraming Negosyo dito lalo na sa pagbebenta ng Tubig atbp..

Di ko din malilimutan ang mga narinig ko sa nagkwekwentuhang manggagamot..nkaupo ako nun sa tabi ng trail dahil pagod na pagod na ako at nakakatulog na ako sa pag papahinga ko..sabi daw eh nagagalit na ang bantay ng banahaw dahil binaboy na ng tao ang bundok..bubuga daw ito ng maraming tubig at mabubura sa mapa ang napapaligirang lugar nito kagaya ng lucena,lucban,tayabas atbpang nsa paligid nito..Marami din silang nakita sa panaginip na nagpapahiwatig na galit na ang bantay ng banahaw..Nawala ang antok ko at lumakad na ako pataas dahil naiiwan na ako ng mga kasama ko..2nd time ko lang umakyat ng bundok nung naakyat ko ito..wala pa akong alam sa minor,major atbpang wika sa pag akyat..Mamamanata sa na ako sa pag akyat every holy week sa bundok na to pero saka naman isinara ang Banahaw..hay....wala na..di ko na naakyat..maghihintay na lang ako siguro kung kelan magbubukas ang Banahaw..

At sana magkaron ng Linaw kung kelan talaga magbubukas ang banahaw..magulo at pabago-bago ang sched ng pagbubukas..

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hi!

may i know how I can contact a tour guide for our educational tour?

Thanks!=)

gideon said...

i would like to request people who are asking for additional information, or requesting advice, to introduce themselves, so i / the others sharing info will know who they are helping.

the closure of banahaw is really a confusing thing. technically by 2009 it should be opened. personally, i don't believe that closing a mountain is a solution to solving garbage and other problems. regulation is key. but understandably this is a hard thing to do esp. for banahaw.

communication between PinoyMountaineer.com and the DENR offices is achieved for individual mountains such as mt. pulag and mt. kanlaon; the PASUs inform us on changes in the mountain. later on, we'll work so that the Protected Area Office can coordinate to us directly, about changes and updates concerning mountaineers.

arL said...

interesting! i wanted to go there and explore its wonder on my own, but i haven't climb any mountain. i hope to go there next year to experience Mt. Banahaw. i'll bring my friends ,too so that the climbing experience will be more exciting. i just hope we could find a good place to stay in and a good guide, too.

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vannie said...

Hi Iris,

This Vannie of Banahaw De Delores Outdoor Club. We are the one who's handling the operations for Bantay Banahaw since 1998.

I've been a volunteer since 1995. If you will be needing any assiatance regarding the Bantay Banahaw 2009, please do contact my collegue. His name is Archie and his number is 09192815679 or you can send me an e-mail at anne_tan@live.com.

Thanks.

dandy said...

Hi Vannie,,,

Dandy hir,,,hope u still remember me,,from valenzuela,,kasama nyo n ko dati sa operations. Stay kami lagi kina Kuya Momoy..Kelan b bubuksan ulit banahaw??

iRis vaLera said...

hi vannie!

thanks for your help. hopefully i can finally feature the group called Banahaw.

it's a big help you replied to my post.

nwei, i will e-mail you about it soon. at least i now know who to reach for interviews.

thanks a lot (",)

Anonymous said...

hi mam vannie, keiv po ito form uplb mountaineers... interested po sana kaming magclean-up climb po sa banahaw.. ok lang po kaya? thanx po..

chet said...

i grew up in Sta. Lucia, Dolores Quezon, the barangay before Kinabuhayan and I've seen the many changes this place had undergone. i remember my childhood days when there's still no electricity, the place was really cold! You can even compare it to be colder than Baguio City! There are only few houses and we residents of the barangay literally knew each other. The sects are already there. I also remember that the jeepney ride from San Pablo to Sta. Lucia will take you 1.5 hr and to Kinabuhayn 2-2.5 hrs because of the uber rough road, byahe pa lang sakripisyo na dahil sa sobrang lubak.

There's a custom in Banahaw wherein the elders say that the proper way to climb the mountain is to start at Sta. Lucia. First you must start at Prisintahan wherein you should write your name on the wall so the mountain will know your name, it symbolizes that you're presenting yourself to the mountain. From there I forgot what's next but I'm pretty sure na kasama yung pagpasok sa Husgado (Husgado ng Prisintahan at Husgado ng Ina ng Awa) to know if you are really qualified to climb. You should also climb first a small rocky hill called Sanatos Kalbaryo, a hill similar to the rockies of maculot but with uber sharp rocks especially when it is hot. Last thing you should do is to bathe in Sta. Lucia River (the river with 300 steps stairs) to cleanse you of any sins. After doing these sacrifice, that's the only time anyone should proceed to Kinabuhayan. From there, you can climb the mountain either using the 3 tnagke trail or the kristalino trail. Sabi ng mga lolo ko ito yung proper way ng pagsasakripisyo sa Banahaw. Tinuturing kasi na sagrado ang Banahaw so dapat bago ito akyatin eh "malinis" ka na. I'm not aware kung kelang nagsimulang direktang akyatin ng ibang mga mountaineers ito, but basically dati ganyan ang kinalakihang naming practice every holyweek.

And Sir Gid during those times, bathing is prohibited in 3 tangke! Dati naiinom ang tubig sa 3 tangke but because ginawa ng paliguan ng mga mountaineers, dumumi na to. 3 tangke is a well, hindi umaagos, kaya naipon yung dumi na gawa ng tao duon. And 1 more thing, sana tandaan natin na bawal magsabon sa mga ilog at sa kahit na anong "Pwesto" ng Banahaw.

At ang sinisisi naming mga taga Banahaw sa pagkababoy sa bundok ay walang iba kundi ang mga Opisyal ng Dolores at past Barangay officials ng Kinabuhayan. Kinalakal nila ang bundok na which is hindi dapat. Sa ngayon naniningil pa sila ng bayad sa mga dayong deboto na hindi naman nila maipaliwanag kung saan napupunta.

sentimyento at kwento lang po ng isang lumaki sa Banahaw

Anonymous said...

ma'am chet this coming nov 29 30 climb kami ng san cristobal pag kababa diretso kami ng kinabuhayan may list of names ng grupo namin na ibibigay sa brby.personnel na ipapadala sa DENR pagbilao quezon para bigyan kami ng permit to climb ng mt.banahao saka may treeplanting and hot spot cleanup activities group namin...here's my contact 09165299877 for more info...next year end of 1st quarter expired na ang ban climbing banahao...

noli
ST_NXP

Anonymous said...

To all,
Legal Basis
Proclaimed as Mts, Banahaw- San Cristobal National Park under Proclamation No. 716 dated May 21, 1941. As initial components of the NIPAS, it was declared Mts. Banahaw- San Cristobal Protected Landscape on June 25, 2003 under Presidential Proclamation No. 411.

Isa rin kaya pinasarado ng DENR nung 2004

noli

gideon said...

chet, your vivid reminiscences of banahaw would really tell and teach us how time changes a lot of things; perhaps of late it has been for the worse as far as banahaw is concerned; hopefully it will be for the better in the future.

my grandmother told me that in 1968 she organized a climb up banahaw. until now she looks back to that adventure with nostalgia. it is as you described; the mountain is treated with reverence.

Anonymous said...

sir gid, i enjoy reading all of your articles specially here in Region IV-A (ST), it helps a lot to mountaineering community ...
!!!sir taga LB ka pala!!! longing to see/meet you sir. im from calamba...by the way
Base on philvocs mt.banahao is an active volcano.here are the list
http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=57&Itemid=114

noli

Anonymous said...

Sir gid and all,
info about mt.banahao climb and whos who planning to climb! Mt. banahao are still ban until end off year 2k8-9 as per ma'am sally pangan of DENR penro/cenro PASU MBSCPI(pagbilao).A small chat; DENR pagbilao (ma'am sally) will not issue a permit to any club/group/mountaineering community even if have climb for a cause or letter of intent(treeplanting/gen.clean-up)etc.As mention; In 2009 coming year DENR Ecosystems R&D will send a personnel same with DENR Pagbilao to survey, evaluate for feasible reopening of mt.banahao, but final evaluation and decision will come up from DENR main. Second factor is that the weather on banahao complex surroundings are bad. Finally, ma’am Sally said if we have plans this coming 2k9 summer she said “just inform my office and go on ur activities” with a smile call/text/email. Hope its true hehehehe=) See contact below and verify.

Sally M. Pangan
DENR PASU/MBSPI(pagbilao)
(042)7102815 office
0917-6129081/0910-6368024
sahlee62@yahoo.com

noli

Anonymous said...

Hi,MARION her....sana nga matuloy na ang pag open ulit na banahaw this coming year.Panata ko na kaci na umakyat dyan pag mahal na araw.1996 pa ako nag start umaakyat ng banahaw pero nandyan parin ako kahit hangang dolores lang.may masaya at nakakalungkot na karanasan.Ang pina worst ay nong magkasunog sa unang dungaw.wheww.nasunog ang tent at nawala ang mga gamit ko.Kasarapan kaci ng tulog,tapos me sumigaw ng sunog..malakas kci ang hangin kaya madaling kumalat ang apoy.solo lang kaci ako pag umaakyat kaya wala akong katulong sa pag ligpit ng mga gamit ko.Kung maiiwasan nga lang din sana ay wag nang gumamit ng pangatong para maiwasang maulit ang nangyari.

Anonymous said...

HI!

I want to ask if a lady can possibly climb Mt. Banahaw with Guides Mid-March 2009? What would the package cost normally for private tour?

I hope there would be an exemption for individual or small group.

LadyMarc said...

Hi Gideon and all!

Marc here, I would like to ask if you have any climb schedule to Banahaw. Gusto ko kasi ma-experience eh! Hopefully full 2days and 3 nights para mas sulit at hindi rush and bawat area na pupuntahan natin.

Do you have any plans in April2009 or after holy week? What is the trekking cost? I had a wish kasi na wherein I promised if matupad I will go to Mt. Banahaw. My petition was heard and I want to fulfill my promise.

bomviteers24 said...

sana mabuksan na ang banahaw or halcon bago mg holy week 1 time ko ulit aakyat ng bundok simula ng dito me sa singapore hope so para di naman masayang bakasyon ko at reunion din kasi ng mga dati kong club member more power sa site na ito thanks im always updated bout sa mountain sa pinas!!!!!!!!!! cheers!!!!!!

Pinky said...

Open na po kaya para sa hiking ang Mt. Banahaw?...Balak po kasi naming pumunta doon sa Apr1.

Anonymous said...

wow thanks god and to all of the people who renovate mt.banahaw at last all of as will be able to climb the peak of banahaw. ^_^

Anonymous said...

I use to climb banahaw for more than a decade during Holy week and I find it worth climbing for...Some info about the seal off of the Mt. Banahaw that it still effect 3 more years. sygovs

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 04:14:00 02/02/2009

Filed Under: Environmental Issues, Conservation


LUCENA CITY—With the government’s five-year closure of Mt. Banahaw about to end on March 9, the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) on Thursday decided to seal off the mountain for three more years to sustain its rehabilitation.

“It’s now official, Mount Banahaw will still be off-limits for the next three years. After that, the PAMB will again discuss the issue to decide its next course of action,” Sally Pangan, Department of Environment and Natural Resources park superintendent for Mt. Banahaw, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer Friday.

Ezekiel said...

Hello to my fellow Mountaineers and Pinoy Mountaineer peeps,

last Feb 21-22 i joined Philippine Nature Outdoor Explorers in a clean up drive to Mt, Banahaw via s pecial p ermit from their local DENR office..

and so far masaya ko po na maibabalita na malaki na ang improvement ng Mt. Banahaw since the last time that i was there.. kahit medyo may mga bahid pa ng kalat at basura na makikita ay masasabi ko parin na mayroon ng malaking pagbabago na naidulot ang ng pag kakasara ng Mt. Banahaw.. nagsimula kami by following the regular IT na sinusunod ng lahat ng mga umaakyat dito, mas inagahan lang namin ng konti.. pero dahil sa may karamihan kami (28 to be exact) eh nahati ang aming grupo sa dalawa.. after passing ang Kweba ng Diyos Ama and a grueling trek up.. ang aming grupo ay unang nakarating sa summit ng mas maaga (5:30pm) at ang sumunod na grupo eh 7:30pm na nakasummit.. matiwasay at ligtas naman kaming lahat na nakarating sa tuktok ng Bundok.. the next morning we explored the summit of Mt. Banahaw, (we'll i actually re explored it) may kalat at basura mula sa tutok na kaming dinala on the way down at habang binabagtas namin ang pagbaba ng bundok via Tatlong Tangke route eh pinupulot na rin namin ang lahat ng basura at kalat na aming nadaanan.. pag dating sa Kapatagan at around 10:30am our real clean up work began! ang daming basura dito! buti na lang ang grupo na sinamahan ko ay inspired and sincere sa clean program na ginawa nila.. and so naglinis na rin ako todo! after that we proceeded in trekking down the mountain, chow and clean up sa Kinabuhayan.. and that is how my weekend ended..

this story that im sharing is just to show that there are still people who are really concern sa mga bundok na iaakyat natin.. there's still a long way to go bago talagang malinis ng husto ang Mt. Bannahaw! mountaineers and fellow adventurers alike magtulungan po tayo not just for Mt. Banahaw but for all the mountains and for all God's creation..

salamat nga pala sa "Philippine Nature Outdoor Explorers" na nagbigay sakin nag pagkakataon to do my share of cleaning up Mt. Banahaw.. at kay ka Lito na guide namin going up and down Banahaw, na sya rin nagkweto sa amin ng traverse nila ni Gideon sa Mt. Cristobal..

-Ezekiel-

Anonymous said...

sir gid,
matagal na din ako umaakyat sa banahaw tuwing holy week last year nka lusot kami sa bantay malaki na pinagbago ng mt. banahaw marami pasaway ng nag kukunwaring mountaineer walang pakundangan mag tapon ng basura.

Anonymous said...

Pilgrims, Trekkers Banned from Mounts Banahaw, San Cristobal
PUBLISHED ON March 6, 2009

http://www.pinoypress.net/2009/03/06/this-holy-week-pilgrims-are-banned-from-mounts-banahaw-san-cristobal/

Ha,Pati Cristobal?! WT...

Anonymous said...

hardcore an pasara ng bundok...dapat dito regulationlang,,,kawawa angmga tao na nkapaligid sa mga bundok dahilmaslalong nawawa an hanap buhay nila na nakabase sa mga turista...mahigpit na implementation ng batas ang kaylangan,,,say no to closure of mt banahaw for another years!!!!!

bryan pia said...

those true mountaineers always remembers the CREED...

donitz GUBAT mountaineer

luis said...

hi sir ask ko lng open na ba ulit o hindi ba ang banahaw?????

gideon said...

to everyone: the reopening of mt. banahaw would certainly be big news and we will definitely report it in pinoymountaineer.

until that time however (2012 pa ata), banahaw is closed. we have a page that deals with closed mountains:

http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2008/03/closed-mountains-status-bulletin.html

please refer to this page for changes; i will not entertain questions regarding banahaw's status in the future since unless there's something new to report.

Anonymous said...

gud day to all pros mountainer

sir ask ko lng do i need to pay any fees pg aakyat ng mt banahaw? kung pwede po pakilagay kung magkano lahat babayaran plan ko sa this coming holy week aakyat. nid pba ng guide pg aakyat banaha?

salamat ng marami at more power sa atin lahat!!!

Patrick Zuluaga said...

I climbed Mt Banahaw in 1978 and can truly say it was a beautiful experience. When it reopens I am sure it will once again be as beautiful as it was.

Anonymous said...

katatapos lang namin umakyat ng banahaw last May 17,sarap talaga sa pakiramdam.1980's pa ako simulang nakaakyat dito when i was 12 years old.deboto kasi ang mga ninuno pa namin until sa ngayon sa aming generation.kahit bata pa ako noon natatandaan ko na sagrado pa ang bundok na ito kakaunti pa lang ang mga hikers.may masalubong man kaming ibang tao sila ay mga deboto din na tulad din namin na nagpuprusisyon habang inaakyat ang bundok sa tamang procedure tulad ng sinabi ni ms.chet. maraming bawal noon at inaakyat namin ang bundok ng yapak para daw magkaron ng bakas doon,isinulat din namin ang mga pangalan namin sa kuweba ng prisintahan.maraming beses ko na napuntahan ang mt.banahaw nakakalungkot lang na sa tagal ng panahon ng pagbalik ko dito nung 1996 ay napakarumi nito at ang daming tao na hindi namamanata kundi for experience to climb the sacred mountain,.last month na pagbalik ko dito may improvement naman,nakasalubong lang namin ang ilang tao na naninirahan doon at pagdating sa ina ng awa ay may namataan kaming mga students ng UP na nag hiking dito papunta silang kalbaryo.nakakalungkot lang dahil isang araw lang kami dito dahil ang mission lang namin ay maiakyat namin ang latest generation ng aming pamilya which is mga anak-anak na namin,na kailangan silang magkaron ng bakas at maiprisinta ang kanilang mga pangalan para makilala sila ng bundok pag dating ng panahon ng paghuhukom,yan ang aming paniniwala sa banal na bundok na "bagong herusalem"

Anonymous said...

gud am mr anonymous san kayo nakakuha ng permit to go up... ilan kayo umakyat..... nakaabot ba kayo ng summit............. thanks and god bless...

Anonymous said...

gud pm .. this coming june 12,2009. almost 30 people will climb mt. banahaw..

Anonymous said...

hghghg

Anonymous said...

kamusta nlng kay lupin, galing kami dito last week lng.. medyo nagkaaberya sa permit pero na ayos din.. napntahan ang 3 peak.. thanks

romenick said...

sa mahal na araw dito kami

Anonymous said...

hi po, wish ko po talga makapunta ng mt banahaw, gusto ko lang marating ang the holy mountain, Mt Banahaw just to pray, yun lang , pano po kaya magpunta dun, from pangasinan po ako, at pano po maka hanap ng guide to go there? thanks po

STO said...

sir/maam, baka po may group ng nagbabalak ng clean up climb, baka po pede maki sumali or makisabay 4lang po kami sa group taga calamba laguna po kami mas ok po sana kung sa nov 27-28 para long week end... e2 po contact no. namin 09162522623

Anonymous said...

sir sayang katatapos lng ng " rakrakan para sa kalikasan" clean up drive and concert for mt. banahaw last oct. 23-24. organized by DENR, MBSCPL, Tanggol Kalikasan, PAMB, PASu, Ugnayan-samahan ng mamumundok na nakapalibot sa bundok Banahaw. Successful sir yung clean up drive.

Anonymous said...

FOR : Ms. Sally Pangan, Park Superintendent
(DENR PASU)
SUBJECT : Mt.Banahaw as Closed Mountain

FROM : Mountaineers

DATE : October 28, 2009

1. Reference :a. As per observation and verbal
description of anonymous
mountaineer dated October 28,2009
b. verbal description of the
local guide dated October 25, 2009

2.Please be informed that we climbed Mt. Banahaw Oct 24-25, 2009 (illegal entry),maganda na ang trail pero dami pa rin antique na basura. As quoted by guide through his verbatim "ung mga kumakalat talaga sa banahaw hindi mga mountaineers kundi ung mga deboto". In the summit there were lots of garbage(durungawan 1).We encountered aka(3 local climbers)in the peak, un pala kumukuha ng mga sanga ng unique tree species sa peak para pang gamot(ALBULARYO) When we are descending bound to Tatlong Tangke we encountered 4 armed men hiding in big trees, kala namin mga leftist, un pala mga hunters ng ibon na dumadapo sa balete tree..@##$% What the H#@L the local/national government do? Hoy!! DENR patuloy na ginagahasa ng mga masamang elemento ang bundok banahaw.They keep banning the mountaineers? While they could not kick the eggs of those real mc COy destroying the so called sacred mountain.
3. For information.

Anonymous said...

dpt kc pg naakyat ng banahaw my dalng tig isang sako pra pulutin ung mga bsura dun s taas ska mga da2anan..i climbed mt. banahaw nung nov. 2003 bgo isara sya npansin ko tlga s durungawan n ngklat mga basura s campsite..with MFPI ksma din kmi nung 2004 n nglinis s banahaw ilang toneladang busura nkuha nmin nun..ska mga nma2syal lng dun nkita ko bsta n lng cla ngttpon ng bsura nila tas ngsha2mpo s mga falls!..tsk!..tsk!..ngaun sna kht pa2ano nbbwasan mga busara dun after ilan years n nksra ito..

Anonymous said...

sana ma regulate n yung pag akyat sa banahaw. and mas maganda kung mismo sa kinabuhayan sa jump off ng banahaw meron ng naka station n taga DENRpara na momonitor nila yung mga umaakyat sa banahaw mountaineer man o mga pelgrims and befor umakyat dapat may ilang minutong seminar and dun n rin manggagaling yung mga sako n sinasabi nyo mas maganda dba.salamat!!!

Anonymous said...

aiwa;i agree to all na nid tlaga ng discipline ng bawat isa para n rin sa kabutihan ng mahal naming mt banahaw.tnx sa lahat n may concern pa rin sa nature natin;lalo n dito sa mt banahaw wich we considered as holy.In fact me and my family resides at the foot of mount banahaw til now,every holy week we spent our times there yearly umaakyat kmi and no regret the place was very peaceful and solemn in which u can have peace of mind.but during the years that passed i noticed that yearly nawawalan n ng concern ang mga umaakyat dito;in every station especially pinakamarami na area like MAHAL NA BIRHEN dami basura;and some of the groups went there and may dala p cla n alak which is wrong. I remember last namin punta dito year 2003 me and my cousins d na kc kami pinayagan na makaakyat eh kc at the area near Lagnas river may mga checkpoint na;mga sundalo na yung nakharang nung tym na yun kc ang big reason nila worst n ung dumi especially basura dito.Kaya thankful me dun sa mga Bantay Banahaw they are very strict and concern sa bundok;I salute you all guys;sna sa bakasyon namin mkaakyat n ulit kmi.I missed all the moments when we are at the peak and stations like SANTONG LUGAR;PALASYO;TATLONG MARIA;KWEBANG USA;and also the two great falls here the TALONG AMBON & TALONG BUGBUGAN as what they called.sana by the year 2010 tuluyan na nga na magbukas ito.GOD BLESS TO ALL

teebob said...

our group FEU-Outdoors was involved in the Rakrakan para sa Kalikasan Mt. Banahaw Clean-up Drive...na assign kame sa Sta. Lucia falls...sa bukana,pagbaba mo ng hagdan,wala mxdong basura..pero pag naglakad ka pa palayo ng konti lampas pa ng mismong falls,may mga basura talaga...nilinis ng grupo namen un! although mahaba habang akyat sa stairs eh hindi namen inisip un basta malinisan lang ung falls...2nd day,sa Kweba ng DiYos Ama kame na assign...tatlo kameng grupo dun,tumulong na lang kame mag tambak ng bato sa trail paakyat ata sa may basurahan dun sa taas...di na kasi kame umakyat eh...kasi malinis na daw...successful ang cleanup climb mga sir! may concert pa! sa nangulit kay Cong. Procy Alcala para matuloy ang clean-up climb..founder ng F.E.U.M.S. na ngayon eh FEU Outdoors na, Sir Richard Martillo or Sir Chi w/ his wife Maam Au. maraming salamat! pati sa mga fellow mountaineers naten na tumulong sa pag linis ng Mt. Banahaw! at xempre kay Ms. Sally Pangan (PASU). Kay Cong. Alcala na nagpasa ng bill sa Kongreso para ma establish na protected mountain na ang Mt. Banahaw. By 2012,mag r reopen na ang Mt. Banahaw. dadagsain na naman ng mga deboto..sana naman madala na sila sa ginawa nila sa pambababoy sa Mt. Banahaw. for sure naman hindi nila pakay ang magkalat..pero sana,makipag tulungan naman sila na disiplinahin ang kanilang mga sarili para sa ikakabuti ng bundok at ikakabuti din ng ibang tao lalo na sa mga mamamayan ng Dolores.

Anonymous said...

@teebob of FEU-Outdoors Congarats stin sir!!! isa rin kami sa mga kasama nyo EAC-KABAN na ngayun eh KABAN MS na-Kabataang Binuklod ng Kalikasan Mountaineering Society. Salamat sa DENR-PASu,MBSCPL-PAMB, Tanggol Kalikasan (TK), UGNAYAN, Cong. Procy Alcala and sa lahat ng mga mountaineers n tumulong sa dalawang araw n un at naunawaan ang layunin natin kung baket natin dapat gawin ang mga bagay n un at ipalam n rin mga tao dun na mahal natin ang Mt. Banahaw at sana ganun din sila at wag hayaang masira. dahil ito ay hindi lng para satin para din sa kanila o sa lahat at sa mga susunod pa na henerasyon na makita nila ang kagandahan ng MT. Banahaw. :-)
Manny

Anonymous said...

Upon reading to the comments im so happy to know that there was a great outcome sa ginawa nilang temporary closure ng MT.BANAHAW,salamat po sa lahat ng mga concern and differnt groups na nakikiisa para maibalik ang dating ganda at linis ng bundok we thank you all guys.Mount Banahaw is a sacred mountain,madami paniniwala ang mga matatanda dito samin lyk if nakita namin na maraming ulap dun sa peak pag holy week nagagalit ang bundok lalo na pag mali ang mga ginagawa ng mga pumunta dito ang resulta umuulan ng malakas sa baryo namin kahit matindi ang sikat ng araw.D ko malilimutan mga payo ng tatay at iba n elders n ksama namin nung frst tym namin magpipinsan na umakyat dito, during our way sa Lagnas river kc kmi dumaraan never say that ur tired kc once u spek out na pagod k na maoobserve mo na habang tumatagal lalong bumibigat ang dala mo and lalo kng napa2god dapat isaisip u na lng,also f punpunta kau dito with pure and clean intentions hindi yung pu2nta dito na wala lng,and also if may nakita ka na isang bagay na gusto mo as souvenir ask permission kc nagagalit cya pag kumuha ka ng bagay na di nagpa2alam sa kanya kahit bato or simple branch of a tree pa yan,there was an incidence one time during our way to SANTONG LUGAR;may ksalubong kmi na group na pabalik na agad kc may 1 member dw cla na seriously injured kc d nagpaalam n kukunan nya ng picture ung lugar.We consider na tagapagligtas din po namin ang bundok na ito kc pag may bagyong parating or sasama yung panahon naaalerto nya kmi kc u can hear outside ng bahay nyo maguugong tlaga cya and also tatahimik tlaga ung paligid dito sa baryo namin ang all na maririnig namin sa labas ng bahay ung sound na galing sa bundok signal na samin na sasama ang panahon and after that there was a forecast na may bagyo.Kaya sana nga po maging maayos na lahat at maibalik ang dating MOUNT BANAHAW.

edge said...

To the rakrakan participants,

You guys rock! thanks for materializing clean-up and camaraderie.

San ang rakrakan 2? :)

Banahaw Lives...

sally pangan said...

thanks sa mga naging observations especially those climbing at the prohibited areas of banahaw..

pasu sally
nov. 9, 2009

piccolo said...

hi po mam sally.... sana naman po mainvite kami kapag me clean-up drive ulet sa mt. banahaw. im one of your neighboors here in ciudad maharlika. madami po kami dito na willing to help clean Mt. Banahaw....hope sama sama tayo next time.

BOOTS of Ciudad Maharlika trekkers

Anonymous said...

mas maganda kung iclose pa ng mas matagal ang banahaw...
self rehab ng banahaw will take long years....
o kaya payagan lang un mga group concern sa pagtulong sa clean up....

pando

Anonymous said...

all i can say is that MT.BANAHAW is truly a sacred mountain. thumbs up to all the mountaineers who try to keep it clean and to the groups who volunteer to help the govt clean it up. I think its best if we leave the mountain as is---untouched. We all want to preserve the sacredness of the mountain...for the next generations to come. For our children and grand children to experience the mysteries and wonders of going to Mt.Banahaw. Who knows - it could have the real path going to the doors.....as believed by some namamanata. to the regulating govt bodies, we ask you do not allow major constructions of whatever inside the holy places---- to help preserve mt banahaw.but we also appreciate your commitment to protect and preserve the holy mountain. More power to all who love Mt. Banahaw.

Anonymous said...

Update lang po mga mam/sir:

Arroyo declares Mts. Banahaw, San Cristobal as protected areas
12/12/2009 | 03:58 AM

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Friday signed a new law declaring Mounts Banahaw and San Cristobal in the provinces of Laguna and Quezon as protected areas.

Republic Act No. 9847 or "An Act Establishing Mounts Banahaw and San Cristobal in the Provinces of Laguna and Quezon as a Protected Area Under the Category of Protective Landscape Providing for its Management and Other Purposes" would ensure the protection and conservation of the mountains, including the flora and fauna in the areas.

The president signed the new law in Barangay Mapagong, Calamba, Laguna on Friday afternoon.

An article posted on ops.gov.ph said Mounts Banahaw-San Cristobal protected landscape covers 10,900 hectares in the municipalities of Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Lucban, and Tayabas in Quezon, and Rizal, Nagcarlan, Liliw, Majayjay and San Pablo City in Laguna.

With the RA, the management of the areas will be now handled by the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) that will be chaired by the regional executive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Among those who witnessed the signing were: DENR Secretary Jose Atienza, Calamba City Mayor Joaquin Chipeco, and Laguna Governor Teresita Lazaro, among others. – ABS, JV/GMANews.TV

more power to us all!!!

--> julie

Anonymous said...

mt. banahaw will open 2010 im not sure the month. hindi ko alam kung bakit nila sinara hindi ko na lang binara ang source ko. hindi naman closure ang sagot sa basura sa mt. banahaw.

LETS DO CLEAN UP AND MONITOR CLIMBERS...

see u sa 2010

Anonymous said...

sir boots ng ciudad maharlika trekkers lucena citi ask ko lang kung kilala mo si sir pangil at sir dennis dian sa lucena? if yes, please email me mimsid2007@yahoo.com

tnx,

ragad

Anonymous said...

im glad to know na si cong. procy alcala pala ang nagpasa ng bill para maging protected ang mt. banahaw.

sana mahawakan na agad ng pamb at pasu para mabuksan na at maka climb uli. wag naman sana gawin mt. pulog na very expensive ang guide fee. mt. banahaw trail is 101% established since 1990 ng umakyat ako.

boots said...

@ragad sir negative. but if you'll let me know their surnames eh baka sakali sir.

Anonymous said...

@ragad: bket nyo hanap yung dalawang yun? tnx!

Anonymous said...

PARA SA LAHAT:
Inakyat na namin ang ang banahaw nung nakaraan oktubre 2009 sa pamamagitan ng walang permiso sa PAMB/DENR. Nasaksihan namin ang katayuan ng bundok banahaw sa pagkakatalaga nito na "closed mountain". Gumanda na ang daanan ngunit marami pa rin antigong basura na di pa nabubulok sa paglipas ng panahon. Nakakalungkot masaksihan na kung ipagpapatuloy ang pagkasarado nito at walang bundokero na umaakyat sa banahaw, patuloy na inaabuso ang tahimik na bundok. Napakarami na ng mga "bird hunters" na umaaligid lalo na sa malapit sa baryo kinabuhayan. Nakakalungkot masaksihan na putuloy na sinisira ang kalikasan. Hoy!!! PAMB/DENR: puro kayo salita kulang sa gawa.Baka sa pagbukas ng banahaw..puro kagubatan na lang at wala ng hayop dun.

Anonymous said...

sir boots,

tnx sa reply si dennis founder ng lucena trekkers at si pangil naman name nia christian member ata ng LIFE sa lucena. baka sakali lang naman kilala mo sila sir boots. anyway, i look forward to see you in lucena and make climb.

to anonymous: gusto ko lang malaman baka kasi kilala ni sir boots. gusto ko din kasi malaman mga mountaineering groups sa lucena.

para sa lahat: hindi protected ang mt. banahaw. inaabuso ang mt. banahaw ng mga bird hunters at namamata getting roots for medicine and they will sell it etc...

madami din nakakalusot na mountaineer kahit walang permit from pasu at pamb. they are getting go signal climb sa local official + under the table fee etc..

kung sino ang malapit kai cngr. alcala kindly make letter dahil tubong dolores cia and im sure he can help since he passed the bill for mt. banahaw protected area.

ragad m

Gecarl said...

Closure isn't the answer... we mountaineers knows our responsibility.

Proper regulation... that's what it is.

boots said...

@sir ragad

you're welcome sir! not so familiar with them sir. medyo old school na kasi ako.... maybe they belong to the new generation of mountaineers at our place.

Anonymous said...

sir boots,

new generation sila sir. anyway, baka si dennis firme kilala mo pioneer na ito sa lucena from mountain climbing to mountain biking. i forget the name of his group dati sa lucena sounds like SERVE ata un.

i look forward to meet you sir oct 2010 and im planning (4) major climb sana makasama kau sa akin. email ko rmanarez@gmail.com at roam # 09296287086.

boots said...

@ sir ragad

ganun ba sir? ok sir, hope we'll meet on oct 2010. i'm planning for a mt. apo climb bet march and april this 2010. if you're free, you can go with us. see you soon sir!

Anonymous said...

sir gid,
last 082009 lilag trail illigal entry kami sa ika apat na dungaw reach 2160masl

nolismog

cely369210@yahoo.com said...

naka akyat na rin ako sa mt. banahaw last year siman santa hanggang kapatagan lang kami pero na experience ko gumaan ang pakiramdam ko ang sabi ng isang guide namin na mangagamot daw sya natanggal da wyong bad spirit sa katawan ko kasi may karga daw ako mula bata pa pero 40 na ako ngayon kaya hnd daw ako nag susucess hinaharang daw ng spiritu na karga ko pero nung umakyta ako ng mt. banahaw nawala daw sya kasi na slide kasi ako tumama sa ugat ng puno na dinadaanan namin ang gitna ng likod ko napakasakit talaga pero wala pa isa minuto nawala ung sakit pala yun na ang systema na wala ang spiritu na karga ko din last year jun 6, 2009 namatay ang tatay ko lalong gumaan pakiramdam ko at may nabunot sa likod ko at pati mga sakit sa katawan ko natanggal siguro karga ko rin ang spiritu ng tatay ko nung buhay pa sya. Lalo na nahulaan ako dati ng at the age of 39 ma accidente ako last year dapat yon pero hindi nangyari sa akin siguro dahil dun sa pag akyat ko sa mt. banahaw nawala ung hula sa akin kasi pupunta sana ako ng cebu june 12 last year hnd natuloy kasi namatay tatay ko june 6 last year sa tingin ko nga nasalo ng tatay ko ang mangyayari sa akin kaya salamat talaga sa mt. banahaw ang guide namin dati sila Kuya boboy, agie, et. al

Diego R. Banaag said...

Ang pagsara ng Banahaw sa mga trekkers ay para sa kapakanan ng bundok na nagbibigay buhay sa kapaligiran na siyang inaasahan ng mamamayan matapos itong sirain ng walang pakundangang paggamit hindi lang ng mga trekkers kundi pati na rin ng mga nangunguha ng mga rekurso gaya ng mga halaman.

Maling sabihin na ang pagpapagaling ng sinalaulang bundok ay hindi solusyon. Solusyon ito sa kagyat na usapin dahil kailangan munang ibalik sa tamang kondisyon ang bundok matapos ang ilang taong kapabayaan.

Ang kontra-argumento na Regulasyon ay tama, Ngunit mabisa lang ito pagkatapos ng lubusang pagpapagaling ng bundok, hindi sa panahon o proseso ng pagpapagaling.

Kung sa buong panahon ng pagbabawal ay marami ang nakakalusot, paano pa kaya kung buksan ito at magkasya na lamang sa regulasyon?

Napakahirap intindihin na ang mga pumoposturang mountaineers ay kasama sa mga bumabalewala ng pagbabawal sa pagakyat sa Banahaw, batay sa mga komento rito.

Ang dapat pagtuunan ng mga interesado sa pagakyat sa bundok at nagpapakilalang mga mountaineers o trekkers o hikers ay hindi ang palihim na pag-akyat sa Banahaw kundi ang pagmumulat, pag-oorganisa at pagpapakilos para banatayan at pangalagaan ang bundok lalo na sa panahong pinaghihilom ito.

Walang saysay ang anumang pagpansin o pagsiwalat ( may nakita kaming umakyat, may nakasalubong kami sa pagbaba, kagagaling lang namin atbp.) sa mga paglabag kung hiindi naman tatapatan ng aktibo at mapanlikhang paglahok upang tunay na pangalagaan ang bundok at gamitin ito ng tama para sa kapakinabangan ng mamamayan sa lahat ng panahon.

Nassan ang kapasyahan ng mga nagkokomento dito at ng mga mamamayan na pangalagaan ang hinahangaan at ipinagmamalaking Bundok Banahaw?

Anonymous said...

Post mo rin dito yung Guis Guis Trail. The trail starts in Brgy. Sampaloc sa Sariayaya Quezon a day and a half of river trekking then left turn sa may crater tsaka ascent thru a vertical wall sa ikatlong dungaw then traverse sa Kinabuhayan 3days climb. Considered as one of the hardest 9/9 and you can ask the old timers na mountaineers na nakapag Guis Guis Trail and they'll tell you how harw it is.

Aljun said...

Bukas na po ba ang Banahaw for climbing?

Anonymous said...

Sa mga umaakyat/hikers- Kahit saang bundok kayo umaakyat sana dalhin nyo pababa lahat ng basurang pinaggamitan nyo. At least makakatulong yun sa pananatiling malinis ng 1 bundok. Since 1993 umaakyat na kami dyan ng mga kaibigan ko. Ang intension namin ay makita, makasalamuha at maramdaman ang kagandahang ng bundok. Hindi sa pagmamayabang yun ang unang akyat namin. Pero wala kaming iniwang basura kahit isang lata o plastic bottle/bag. Lahat kami may bitbit na basurahan. Sa halos taon taon na pag akyat namin dun, ganun ang ginagawa namin, igalang at pangalagaan ang kalikasan. Hanggang ipasara ang Banahaw ng 2004, nakakalungkot. Maraming mga taong walang pakialam sa paligid at kalikasan. Sana lahat tayo ay maging concern sa environment wag na nating antayin na wala na tayong bundok na aakyatin. Bigyan natin ng pagkakataon ang mga susunod na generation.
Labis na nalulungkot at umaasang makakaakyat pa uli ako sa Mt. Banahaw. Maraming salamat po!

Anonymous said...

mga!! maam\sir!!! mga putang-ina nyo!!! mga gaggo kayo n nagkakalat sa mga bundok!!!! hindi lng di2 s banahaw sana kht saan wag kayong magkalat!!bitbitin nyo ang basura nyo!!!!!!!

dr...pinoymountaineer!!!! sa romelo ang dami ring mga putanggago!!!!!! na nagkakalat!!! yung huling akyat!! namin may sinapak ako n nagkalat na hiphop dun!!!!! tang na walang alam s kalikasan !!!!! buti n lng nasa 7 kame!! daming backup pag pumalag!!!!!

sir!!! sana maayos pa natin tong !!!! mumunting problema!!!!!! na ito!!!!!!!!!!

sir!! kailan b kame muli makakapanik s banahaw!!!!??????????

Anonymous said...

dr. pinoy mt.... kailan huh mabubuksan ulit ang mt.banahaw??????

Anonymous said...

hoy gago yung saruili mo ayusin.. yung katulad mo ang hindi dapat umakyat sa bundok.kayo ang problema. at wag ka na rin umakyat baka di kan na makababa ng buhay pag ganyan ang ayos mo sa bundok ulol

edge said...

tsk..tsk hindi lamang po material ang basura sa bundok, pede rin po TAO.

Hindi po tau batas sa bundok,wag po sanang pairalin ang Bakal na Kamay.

Akyat-akyat lang po!

Anonymous said...

hello po sa inyo mga respective na pioneers mountaineers..im dyan from lipa city batangas 25 yrs old and i am willing and active to be one of the cleaners of the holy mount.banahaw just give me a call here when we will going to start.ako , ikaw ,tayo, ang simula ng pagbabago!@!!!we need to be a well cooperated bonding with respect and full of prayers in our soul with that mountain...we need to put to aour mind that we are not the enemy of this wasted philippines specialy when politics to vote... we need to be more mature and more helpful.not just we want peace but we want to experience the another miracle of the mount.banahaw..thats our assingment..well,goodluck to all of us..09064577866 contact me if we are going to act!!lets clean the mountain,

Anonymous said...

hello po sa inyo mga expert climbers and mga pioneers.. gusto ko pong maglinis ng bundok with all of you guys willing po akong maGING taga paglimot ng mga basura..last holy week na nanjan ako sa kinabuhayan cave,i clean the whole cave but all of the poeple dont want to help me they are just staring at me at parang i felt that i am crazy kasi they are just looking at me. but i am proud to face them with dignity and respect to the mountain...thats why i want to have company to clean the mountain..heres my number and inform me..sana maging magkaibigan ko kayo 09064577866

Anonymous said...

kelan ba pwede na maghike?

Anonymous said...

wala naman sana matapang dito mahirap gumawa ng bagay na hindi maganda lalot tama ang gusto mo sa maling lugar, mga dayo lang tayo sa mga pinupuntahan naten mahirap ng hindi makabalik o makabalik ng pantay ang paa dahil sa bagay na pinagtalunan hindi napakaunawaan, wag tayo matapang dahil may kasama tayo hindi dapat ganun, isa pa walang halong alak...

Ma'am Sir Illegal akong pumanik ng banahao at di ko po pinagyayabang, maganda at malinis na ang ibabaw simula ika 4 hangang unang dungaw palusong sa tangke pa kinabuhayan, magandang asal nalang ang kulang at pairalin, tama na yung asal naten sa bahay wag ng dalhin sa taas. bawal sa bawal at alam kung mali ang pag akyat dito at hindi panghihikayat sa mga iba ang pagsasabi ko dito, kung gusto pwede at pairalin ang kaalaman hindi pagyayabang. pangalawang bundok ko ito una ang romelo simula binata hangang sa mag kaanak ng apat. ilang taon pa ang hihintayin ng lahat sa pagbukas ng banahao

noli

Anonymous said...

pwede ba kaming umakyat sa banahaw ngayong holy week...mga baguhan po kami pero responsible po kami.......sana payagan nyo po kmi.....

Anonymous said...

sir musta po kau?..

sir my akyat po kame..

sa april 5..

mag kanu n po ung..

registration fee..

naun kc po tagal n namin..

di na kaka akyat ehh..


sir team akyateros ng cavite..

po kame..



ingat po sa laat ng akyateros...


at sir more info lang po..

Anonymous said...

mga sir at mom.. palagay kopo hindi kayo papayagan umakyat ng banahaw ngayun kze nag extend po ng 2yrs ang climbing ban sa banahaw... pag nahuli po kayong umakyat sa banahaw mag mumulta po kayo ng 2k po pataas bawat isang tao... kaya payong kabundukero po wag na po muna nating pilitin makaaykat ng banahaw habang itoy sarado... adyoadventure

Anonymous said...

sir, gud day sarado parin po ba banahaw this holly week?..pa-update nman po jan thank you in advance from lucena

Anonymous said...

akyat pu kami banahaw kaso mukang anggang dream lang.............sana my tumulong samen na makaakyat sa banahaw..........HELP US PLZZZZZZZ..........dahon mountaineers...my dala kami sako lagayan ng basura
pramizzzzzzzzzzzzz...........

Anonymous said...

sir kylan poh mag open ulit ang Mt.Banahaw?????!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

mam/sir pd po umakyat s banahaw my close guide po kmi dun pa sked nlng po kau ng akyat 09065115364 joey no. po ng guide....xa nga po pla my climb kmi ng May18-20 bk pd kau join pra mas msya....kindly tx @ 09182319751.....tnx noel

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Sir ung climb nio po ba ay sa banahaw?.. sure na po ba ung climb nio?.. sasama po sana kami ng mga tropa ko para may kasabay po kami sa hike sa banahaw ang sabi po kasi sarado daw po ngayon e .. salamat sir txt ko nalang po kau.

Anonymous said...

sir, sure na po ba ung akyat nio?.. gusto po sana namin sumabay kung ok lang .. txt nalang po namin kau sir.. salamat sa posting.

Anonymous said...

it's my 2nd time na maka-akyat sa mount banahaw pero yung mga kasamahan ko po pang 4 na beses na....masarap mag mission sa banahaw....umaakyat po kame para magdasal sa unang dungaw...masaya at masarap mag explore...ehhehe share ko lng po experience q...salamat sa inyo

~mystical rose of the seven crowns

Joaquin Rodriguez said...

SIR/MAAM sana po matulungan niyo po kami maikalat ang nakarating sa aming balita na ang Mt.Banahaw daw ay magkakaroon ng golfsite pinaboran na po ito ng mayor at ni ivy arago(congresswomen). Valiche liliw laguna daw po ang tatamaan...ikalat po sana natin ito...natutol tayo sa proyektong ito...SAVE MOUNT BANAHAW...maraming salamat po.

Anonymous said...

pera pera na ngayon. wala na sila pakialam kung masisira ang kalikasan basta sila magkakapera.

mukang wala na po tayong magagwa dyan. tsk.

Anonymous said...

pede climb sa mt. banahaw liliw at sariayaya side. if you go dolores side pera ang labanan doon para payagan kayo umakyat.

totoo ang project na golf course sa liliw, laguna side na covered ang part ng mt. banahaw pero matagal pa ito at pede pa hindi matuloy if we do protest sa DENR...

jonfer said...

Greetings!


Sir Gideon, ask ko lng po kng open ang MT. Banahaw ngaun? I do appreciate the beauty of this mountain and caves.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

kelan may akyat sa banahaw?i hope you could text me..
dio de la fuente-09052364488

Anonymous said...

hi! im Alejandro P. Nanez tubong Lucban Quezon, sa tagal ng panahon pinangarap kong akyatin iyan pero wala akong makasama. Ngayon dito na ako nakatira sa Toronto ,Canada with the help of Internet nakita kong muli ang Bundok Banahaw na palagi kong natatanaw sa daang Tayabas.evrytime na makita ko ito marami akong naalala noong ako ay bata pa....i miss Lucban ,Quezon ang bayan kong tinubuaan.

Anonymous said...

hi, im Roony From Bacolod city gusto ko sana makaatyat ng Mt.banahaw, marami na akong bundok na nanaakyat ito nalang bundok hindi ko pa na akyat kasi matagal ng sarado mountaineers din ako member ng mfpi,

Anonymous said...

sir/mam
cud someone pls help us paano kmuha ng permit s brgy? our group is planning to hav a tree planting and clean up drive in mt.banahaw nxt month... tanong q lng sir gideon kung knino iaaddress ung sulat at anu po ang address.. tnx & more power..

mark - Unified Wanderers Adventurers Club (UWAC mountaineers)

Anonymous said...

sir roony sano plano mo masaka...09155022355

AHJ said...

we will be here aug 28-30!

AHJ said...

for those who are interested join in our banahaw climb august 28-30...just txt 09157058136

Anonymous said...

i will be in banahaw w/ GMT this coming sat and sun... with permit of course... yehey... im excited...

Anonymous said...

sama naman jan! san kayo sir nakakuha ng permit dba sarado? so nagbibigay ni pla yung taga denr. sir bka pwede makuha yung number nung contact nyo thanx! kala kasi namin sarado p rin sya bukas na pla sya.

Anonymous said...

actually mga moutnaineers nalang kasi ang gustong paakyatin ng mt.banahaw hanggat maari para maiwasan ang muling pagdudumi sa bundok.. since moutnaineers are known to be responsible and not leaving anything behind...

we are also planning a climb for a cause in mt. banahaw para sa asawa ng kilalang guide n cristobal at banahaw. kailangan po niyang maoperahan at masustentuhan ang gamot at gastusin....

Anonymous said...

For those who wants to climb Mt. Banahaw who needs help with the permit, guide and transpo - txt me @ 09178390614

Jr said...

Kung my aakyat po ng banahaw pa join nman po... Tagal ko n naghi2ntay n maakyat to... Tnx
09162522623 -JR of laguna

Anonymous said...

^ pasabit po sa climb na cause para makatulong ang makaakyat narin sa banahaw...email nlng po mga infos salamat - romer.torricer@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

magkano sir lahat ang babayaran sa guide at sa permit? kami na po ba ang kukuha ng permit sa lucena? o sila n ang mag aayos? may number po b kyo ni pasu? thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Sila na ang maglalakad ng permit para sa inyo. basta kailangan nga lang na maging clean up climb sya kailangn nyo magbaba ng basura hanggat maari...

09178390614 -TELE

@Romer paki txt nalng sakin ang number mo para we can keep you posted regarding sa climb for a cause...

@JR of laguna - sama ka nalng samin sir..

JR said...

@sir tele freelance mountaineers po kmi from laguna.., 4 po kmi n balak sumama..., kelan po b tentative date?

Anonymous said...

Contact sir Lito of Kinabuhayan, number posted above, for the permit, guide and transportation.

Anonymous said...

hanggang saan po ang pede akyatin s bundok? at mgkano fees n dapt ihanda if ever n sasama ?

Anonymous said...

This climb for a cause is for Kuya Lito's wife.
sa durungawanI ang campsite. pwede kayo magpunta gang durungawan II dunno with durungawan III kasi that time na umakyat kami gahol na sa oras one hour trek pa kasi ang durungawan III.

Anonymous said...

post your email so we can send you the details

Anonymous said...

^romer.torricer@gmail.com thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

i'm interested, please send details to: habagat_mbihag@yahoo.com

-mario

Anonymous said...

im also interested - kishan_cch@yahoo.com
sana shoot sa sked ko. TIA

Anonymous said...

we're also interested ng neph ko to join the clean up climb.

pls send info to this email add: bisoy.84_a@yahoo.com.

or this number: 0926-245-9785

maraming salamat po.

Anonymous said...

share ko lang po...
http://anax1a.pressmart.net/abantetonite/AT/AT/2010/09/09/ArticleHtmls/09_09_2010_003_011.shtml?Mode=1

-tagalupa

Anonymous said...

r.i.p sa tatlong guide na namatay sa banahaw...

Anonymous said...

success kmi traverse brgy. pngbakuran sariaya to brgy. kinabuhayan dolores, allropes are good.. crater to dungaw 3 and ung rope na nasa 25 meters is in good condition. clean up drive with 24 participnt and certified guide of Kuya piping ang kuya sonny and DENR Pamb banahaw salamat.. konti nlng ang kalat sa mga illegal na umaakyat gling kinabuhayan sana mgbaba nrin kau ng kalat khit illegal kau. malaki nrin tulong un.. mlapit na din bumalik sa dati ang banahw.. sa mga DUNGAW sana wag ntin iwan ang kalat dun..

Anonymous said...

ala po ba n mga sundalo s taas ng dungaw?

Anonymous said...

madami kaya ingat.. kung ako sa inyo wag muna kau akyat for safety

Anonymous said...

alin po number ni sir lito?

Anonymous said...

hindi totoo na madami ang sundalo sa sa taas ng dungaw. taga dito po ako sa sta.lucia sa dolores marami na akong nakikita na mga mountaineers na umaakyat dito sa pinakamamahal namin na bundok safe po na umakyat dito. malaki ang pasasalamat namin sa mga mountaineer dahil bibihira lamang po sa kanila ang nagkakalat sa bundok. maari po sya na akyatin basat may kaukulang permiso dahil kapag wala po nun hindi kayo papayagan ng aming butihin na barangay. inaamin ko na malaking tulong sa aming kinabuhayan ang mga mountaineers. kung ako ang papapiliin wala akong ibang papahintulutan na umakyat kundi ang mga mountaineer lamang.

pakiusap ko lamang po na wag kayong nagkakalat ng mga balitang wala naman pong katotohanan hindi po masasamang tao ang nakatira sa aming lugar. marami pong salamat.

Anonymous said...

e panu nmn ang mga di boto ng bundok n mga cnauna pang umaakyat s bundok hnd rin nm cla ngkakalat eh..

Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
it's my 2nd time na maka-akyat sa mount banahaw pero yung mga kasamahan ko po pang 4 na beses na....masarap mag mission sa banahaw....umaakyat po kame para magdasal sa unang dungaw...masaya at masarap mag explore...ehhehe share ko lng po experience q...salamat sa inyo

~mystical rose of the seven crowns

>>>>jai kaw ba yan???

Anonymous said...

they keep saying ng still closed ang banahaw...but..we have a climb sa november 13-14..nakakuha na kami ng permit...how is it possible na still closed ang mt.banahaw..??

Anonymous said...

kumukuha ng permit

Anonymous said...

saan po kumukuha ng permit?

Anonymous said...

may akyat kmi sa nov. 27-28.. settle nmin ung permit fee n 1500 un ung sbi ng guide. papadala nmin thru LBC kilala nman ung guide dun kya tiwala kmi. di bale 8 lng kmi aakyat.

Anonymous said...

Mt. Banahaw is really such a wonderful place and especially enjoyed by religious people. This is one thing Filipino's should be proud of. We are rich in culture, rich in nature and so we must not be ashamed of what we are and who we are. Be proud to say that "I am a Filipino"

Anonymous said...

gud pm po mga sir,mag ask lang po ng info if mag kano po ang pirmit at kung pa anu po kumuwa,at mag kano dn po ang transpo manila to banahaw at banahaw to manila???? maraming salamat po sana maka reply po kayo agad o kaya paki txt o a akin eto po number ko 09081481308 marmi po ulit na salamat>

Anonymous said...

sir pano kumuha ng permit o knino dapat?
matagal na kasi kmi di nakaka panaog. 09085947001 plz..

Anonymous said...

The guis-guis trail - how difficult is it? For first timers, would you recommend to join the banahaw climd with this guis-guis experience?

Anonymous said...

ang daming mountaineer ("kung mountaineer nga ang tawag sa kanila") sinabing sarado pa ang bundok pilit parin inaakyat parang kayong mga illegal loggers eh... sinabing bawal mag putol ng kahoy panay putol parin ng putol... umayos nga kayo...

Anonymous said...

maganda sir sobra ang mt. banahaw

romar jumadiao said...

klan kya bukas ng banahaw mga sir?sana sa muling pgbubukas nito matuto tyo ng tamang asal sa tass leave no traces,,,ive been hiking on a solo trip nkkita kot nakakasalamuha ibat ibang grupo sa taas kung mgiging dispilado lng tyo sa bawat bundok n pupuntahan ntin wlang mabababoy n kalikasan,mountain is our last frountair kya dapat nting igalang at alagaan im hoping n sana mgbukas n banahaw para makumpleto ko na un akyat ko,any clean up drive or tree palnting activities in this mountain pwede sama nyo ko..email me at rjumadiao_24@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

sir pano po b kumha ng permit, kc we plan to have a clean up drive at Mt, banahaw,, this coming feb 24-25-26, and may byad po b pag kumuha ng permit?

tnx mga sir/mam,,
God Bless mountaineer,,,
this is may no.09293381730 pasend nlang po ng info,

Anonymous said...

sir/mam, gling po aq ng DENR, pra kumuha ng permit kyalang na disapoint aq nung pag balik q, dahil sabi nla madami daw mountaineer ang umaakyat at puro clean up drive ang paalam pro ala nman daw pong gnagawang clean up drive, at may mga mountaineer n kmukha ng permit for the tayabas trail pro sa dolores nila gnamit,, mga sir/mam hindi lang po tau ang gustong mkarating sa totok ng banahaw madming mountaineer, kya dapat sumunod tau sa pinag uutos nla pra hndi masira ang pangalan ng mga mountaineer, wag po tau mag patigas ng ulo,, pra satin din nman po to bilang mga mountaineer, kya po cla nag hi2gpit dahil din nman po sa ktigasan ng ulo ntin at d pag sunod sa pinag uutos ng brangay at ng DENR, sna mga sir mam, maging lesson satin ang nangyayari sa bnahaw, kung tau man po ay mkarating sa totok ng banahaw gawin n po ntin ung magagawa ntin pra sa ikabubuti ng ating kalikasan wag po nting hintying msira to ng dahil din satin,, salamt po mga sir ingat nlang po sa pag akyat,, more mountain to climb,,,

God Bless Mountaineer,

Anonymous said...

hello fellows, well just came from ILALIM-DUNGAW recently, It could be if you really want.

Bro.Morya

Anonymous said...

gud pm, may grupo po ba dyan n may plano umakyat sa mt. banahao in the near future? pwede po ba mkijoin? penge nman ng contacts... salamat.

Anonymous said...

makaka-akat naba ulit nang mt. banahaw ngayong holy week sir?

Anonymous said...

Sino po may akyat sa Mt. Banahaw on April 16-17, 2011?

May alam ng kung saan/kanino/pano kumuha ng permit?

Salamat po :)

Kinsy

Anonymous said...

marami ang mga naiibalita na sa mt. banahaw ang bundok ng hiwaga....... ngunit ano nga ba ang katotohanan tungkol dito....? ang banahaw ay ang nawawalang bahagi ng mt.sinai, kung saan nakipagtipan ang Lumukha ka moses... kung saan ibinigay Niya ang Kanyang mg abatas at alituntunin.... makalipas ng ilang libong taon... sa banahaw naman Niya ibinaba ang ika 8 arkanghel na si ELEVATOR at ipinagkatiwala Niya sa pamamagitan ng 7 arkangel sa pamumuno ni San Miguel, kay AKLAN KALIK ang tunay na taga bantay ng banahaw.... si sr. elevator arkanghel ang taga paghanda para sa pagdating ni Exsiquel ang taga[ag handa naman sa pagdating ng ARAW ng PANGINOON o ng DIYOS AMA.... nasa lupa na si Sr. Elevator at hatid niya ang katotohanan tung sa Tunay na Katotohanan [atungkol sa Langit... sapagkat siya ay pinsan ni Yehoshua ang Panginoon at Tagapagligtas ng sangkatauhan... sa pagdating ni Sr. Elavator... ay itatayo niya ang TEMPLO ng DIYOS AMA.... hanapin ninyo siya upang mabatid ninyo ang KATOTOHANAN... sapagkat yun ang NARARAPAT.... at paniwalaan ninyo ang mga bagay na ito, huwag na ninyong ibalik ang tradisyon ng mga JUDIO na hindi pinaniwalaan at tinanggap ang Panginoong HesusKristo at saka hinanap nung Siya ay nasa Kalangitan na.... GUMISING na KAY mga MORTAL.....

Anonymous said...

kami aakyat kami ng banahaw pero d kami sa dolores ddaan sarado kc run akyat kami mga sir ng april 17 just txt me nlang 09058312131....

Anonymous said...

sir.. tanong lang open po ba ang banahaw sa 21-23 aakyat kasi kami nq mqa topa .. tanong lanq..

Anonymous said...

sayang permit! pinababa kme ng npa... wala naman kme magawa, baril hawak nila... haiz

Anonymous said...

mam/sir paano nyo pong nalamang NPA ung nagpababa sa inyo. May guide po ba kayo nung umakyat? san po banda kayo sinita?

Anonymous said...

sayang ang PERMIT??? naman.... Mga mam/sir wag na po natin lokohin ang sarili natin na nakakaakyat tayo dito sa Banahaw with permit from DENR sapagkat isa itong malaking kalokohan. The office of the DENR never granted any permits to any groups... Let's wait na lang po sa pagbukas ulit ng Banahaw and hopefully by 2012 according to Mam Sally. Be a responsible Mountaineer!!!

Anonymous said...

sayang naman ang Mt. Banahaw... sarap sanang akyatin... sa mga mountaineers na nagkalat dun, kinaya niyong akyatin mga kalat niyo... sana kinaya niyo din ibaba yun... dahil sainyo ang daming nadamay... TSK! maging responsable lang talaga sana!

Anonymous said...

nung umakyat kami ng cristobal, madaming nagsasabi sa paanan ni jesus na madami daw talagang mga umaakyat sa banahaw kasi madaming back door yan mga sir/maam. yung nga lang, not the legal way. madaming nag ooffer na mga natives jan na umakyat sa banahaw "SILA" daw ang bahala sa permit at guide, specially pag baba mo ng cristobal.

weng said...

been at mt.banahaw last august 28-30..what a nice experience..salamat sa mga naging kasama ko sa climb..worth it ang long weekend...tara na akyat nah..

Anonymous said...

para sa gustong umakyat ng mt. banahaw text this number 09203819443 (tayabas / lucban trail)...

09091120247 ( candelaria / masalucot trail).

no need permit. guide fee lang at kung saan kayo pumasok doon din kayo lalabas para walang gulo at ingitan sa barangay.

lien said...

sir weng, kayo ba ung nasalubong namin sa may suplina falls?

Anonymous said...

open n po ba this year ?

Anonymous said...

mga idol? magbubukas ba cia this year?

atong said...

sir/maam: opem mpo ba ang nt. banahaw this coming holy week...

>SAINT ANDREWS FIELD MOUNTAINEERS<

Anonymous said...

kakaakyat lang namin nung march 17... dungaw 1,2 and 3...

Anonymous said...

open b ang banahaw this comng holy week, o kelangan prin ng permit para makaakyat...

Anonymous said...

umakyat kmi ng mt christobal march 18 2012.nakausap po namin ang isang leader ng bantay banahaw.sa 2014 padaw po bubuksan para satin mga mountaineers....matagal tgal pa ulet ......pero pag may operation linis makakaayat kami ng groupo ko kc isa sa group namin isa sa bantay banahaw.un ngalang linis ang gagawin namin.pero onor po samin ang mapabilang sa mga bantay banahaw.....sa mga umaakay po ng bundok maging responsable po tayong mga mountaineer WAG PO TAYO MAG IIWAN NG BASURA!!!....salamat po!

Corricz of Nature Pfythers Mountaineering Team said...

Been to Mt. Banahaw via Brgy. Mamala, Sariaya Quezon last May 09, 2012 following an old hunter trail. My 9th climb with the new Wyeth Mountaineering Team. Closing of the mountain for almost 8 years produce better foliage and improved the ecological balance. The mountain became more energized and sanctified. We were able to reach a new Dungaw with the astonishing view of the Dungaw 1,2 and 3 and the crater. Hope the climb will be regulated and managed properly once it opens...

Albert Yu said...

open na po ba ang mt. banahaw? i really wanna go this april 27 to 28, if not, cnu po nakakaalam pano kuha permit? requirements etc..? msg me nalang sa fb: https://www.facebook.com/albertlyu?ref=tn_tnmn Maraming salamat po! :)

neenasatine said...

check nyo po ung google maps mt banahaw at malaki laki rin po ung naquarry sa crater ng banahaw. kaya siguro pinagbawal din ang hiking dahil makikita ng mga mountaineers ang illegal activities dun ..eto po ung page namin na nagpapakita ng mga pictures ng crater na naquarry galing po sa google maps

https://www.facebook.com/savemountbanahaw

Anonymous said...

Magandang araw po' Sir/Maam...
Open na po ba ung climb for this year 2014 d2 sa Mt.Banahaw? anu kaya mga kailangan para sa climb na to like ung mga permit? hmn? Gusto po sana namen magclimb this coming March 2014. Maraming salamat po...

Rosemarie Felicity Bestal said...

Hi po, open na po ba ang Mt Banahaw ngayon? Thank you :)

Josh B said...

Nakakalungkot na may di magandang pangyayari sa unang bundok na naakyat at minahal ko noong 8yrs old pa lang ako..ang Mt. Banahaw.

~*Nasusunog po ang isang parte ng Mt. Banahaw. Accd sa balita, nagsimula ang sunog bandang 6pm kahapon, Mar.19.

Sana maapula na ang sunog, di na sana kumalat pa. Wala sanang ilegal na gawain ang nangyari na pinagmulan ng apoy. Managot sana ang may kasalanan kung meron man.
Ingat tayong lahat! Pray for Mt. Banahaw

"Mahalin si Inang Kalikasan."

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