Sunday, September 2, 2007

Mt. Romelo (240+)

MT. ROMELO
Siniloan, Laguna
Major Jump-off: Brgy. Macatad, Upland Siniloan
Elevation: 300 MASL
Days required / hours to summit: 1 day, 2-3 hours
Specs: Minor Climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail Class 1
Features: Waterfalls, rain forest
First posted: September 2, 2007
Last updated: October 16, 2012

BACKGROUND
This land of waterfalls is a captivating retreat at the southwest border of the Sierra Madre, known to hikers as Mt. Romelo. By some mistake that got perpetuated among hikers, the place also used to be called "Famy" after an adjacent town. Nestled in the town of Siniloan in the quiet, eastern side of Laguna province, it is as tropical as mountains can get. Easy trails (albeit oftentimes very muddy), taking just two hours to complete, lead to a wide campsite, and from there, one can explore several waterfalls.

Just below the campsite, accessible via a brief but steep trail, Buruwisan Falls descends majestically into a wide, clear catchbasin, veiling an enclave verdant with moss and ferns. At 180 ft, it is ideal for rappelling, and photography. Long vines grow on the falls itself, enabling trekkers to do a “Tarzan jump” through the falls into the pond (though this activity has led to some accidents). Buruwisan Falls is named after a hardwood variety that used to grow on the banks of Romelo River.

Not far downstream are two other falls: the Old Buruwisan to the right is the original reason why people used to visit Romelo; it is even higher than Buruwisan, except that it is difficult to access. Rappelling is one way to reach this elusive wonder. Meanwhile, to the left is Lanzones Falls (right). At 70 ft, it has its own personality: instead of a cavern, it descends on sharp, jagged rocks, which form a wall ideal for rock climbing. Lanzones trees abound in the area, and from August-September, you may even buy Lanzones fruits at the jump-off point.

Upstream, on the other hand, are Batya-Batya and Sampaloc falls. Batya-Batya is a two-level falls. At its second level, the water is deep, around 18 feet. Here, the attraction is the interesting formation of rocks and the natural pools. Further up is Sampaloc falls. This is another grand waterfalls, with its own unique cascade and also a sizeable catchbasin.

After the exploration, you can return to the campsite and spend the night there. The space is wide, and can accommodate several groups. On weekends, sari-sari stores are open and you can buy food, beverages, and toiletries. Unfortunately, these same stores promote the commercialization of Mt. Romelo that has also caused it to lose its former glory. The erection of wooden structures in the campsite has not abated, and as of 2012, it looks like a mini-village.

Throughout the climb, you may appreciate the highlands of Rizal-Laguna. To the northwest is Laguna Lake, and you can see Mt. Sembrano beside it. However, the highest point (marked by a hut and some benches just before you hear the sound of Buruwisan) is only 300 MASL and it is not really for reaching new heights that you will climb this mountain (technically, not even a mountain). As of 2012, a so-called 'peak' or 'summit' just 30-45 minutes from the trail was designated and marked with a cross (one of several wooden crosses along the trail).

Thus far, I have described Mt. Romelo as an place of pristine beauty, and this is based on my trips there in 2003 and 2007. Since then, however, a couple of things has caused hikers to turn away from it. First, numerous cases of theft have been reported at the campsite, raising serious security concerns. Until 2012, a "Hiking advisory" was in place for mountain warning hikers not to bring valuables, and be vigilant while hiking and camping. Though lifted now, the same vigilance is advised. The second reason why Mt. Romelo has fallen in favor is because it has become increasingly commercialized. The once quiet campsite at the source of Buruwisan Falls has become a weekend getaway for local youths, many  of whom do not practice Leave No Trace principles. The economic activities at the campsite has also caused more traffic in the trails - for humans and horses alike - making them very wide and muddy.

Although Mt. Romelo is still a nice destination, but those searching for the pristine mountain described in the original version of this article, and by many mountaineers, might be disappointed.

ITINERARY

OVERNIGHT

Day 1
0600 Assembly at Raymond Bus Terminal, Sampaloc, Manila
0630 ETD for Siniloan
1000 ETA jump-off point. Register (P50/person) and get optional guides (P100/day)
1030 Start trek
1230 ETA Campsite. Set up camp. Visit Buruwisan. Lunch.
1230 Commence exploration: Batya-Batya and Sampaloc Falls
1700 Back at campsite
1800 Dinner, socials

Day 2
0600 Breakfast
0700 Rappel down Buruwisan Falls; try to explore Old Buruwiasn
0900 Explore Lanzones Falls
1200 Lunch at campsite; break camp
1300 Start descent
1500 ETA jump-off; tidy-up.
1600 ETD Manila
2000 ETA Manila

DAYHIKE

0600 Take bus or van to Brgy. Macatad, Siniloan, Laguna

1000 ETA jump-off point. Register (P50/person) and get optional guides (P100/day)
1030 Start trek
1230 ETA Campsite. Visit Buruwisan. Lunch.
1330 Explore Lanzones Falls
1430 Start descent
1600 Back at jumpoff. Tidy-up.
1630 Head back to Manila
2030 ETA Manila


SPECIAL CONCERNS

Best time to visit. Mt. Romelo is hiked year-round. During the rainy months of June to October, trails are muddy but the waterfalls have more water, and the surroundings are more verdant. It is best to avoid the summer months (March to early May) when the campsite is  overcrowded.

Getting there. Two bus companies, Raymond Bus and MRR Bus, ply the Manila to Infanta route via the Manila East Road, and they pass through Brgy. Macatad, very close to the trailhead of Mt. Romelo. Raymond Bus has its terminal at Sampaloc, Manila, in 246 Teresita St., Legarda. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Buruwisan / Mt. Romelo; most of them are familiar with the exact spot. Otherwise, tell them that it is just around two kilometers from the junction at Siniloan. The fare is P112. This is the most convenient way to get to Mt. Romelo from Manila, and the same bus can be intercepted in Ortigas, Antipolo, and elsewhere along the route. There are also vans near the Raymond bus station that ply the same route, and groups can negotiate chartered trips.

The jeepney-tricycle option is as follows: EDSA-Shaw Crossing -> Tanay Rizal (Jeep, 53 pesos); Tanay Rizal -> Siniloan, Laguna (Jeep, 44 pesos); Siniloan, Laguna -> Brgy. Macatad trailhead (Trike, 20 pesos/person).

For private vehicles, just follow the course of the Manila East Road towards Siniloan - this takes 2-3 hours depending on the traffic, which can be quite heavy. There will be a junction in which you have to make a left turn, towards the road going to Infanta.

On the other hand, for people coming from the South (i.e. Laguna, Batangas), an easier access point is Sta. Cruz, Laguna, which is reachable by bus from Calamba. From there, take a jeep to Siniloan and then a triycle to the jumpoff. Private vehicles would also just follow through the highway to Siniloan. Don't forget to ask locals for directions, and don't just double check...triple check!

Registration and guides. Since 2011,  there is a P50 registration fee in Mt. Romelo, collected at the barangay outpost. Additionally, you will be requested to wear/carry an ID which prominently features the face of the lady mayor of Siniloan (PinoyMountaineer finds this fee too expensive and the ID superfluous). Though the trail is very wide and easy to follow (just go for the wider trail), kid guides can be secured for as little as 100 pesos per day. The guides will come in handy when it comes to the river and waterfalls exploration, particularly if you wish to access all the falls. Ask the guide in advance whether he is familiar with the different waterfalls.

Security issues. Theft, including brazen hold-ups but more commonly covert tent break-ins in the evening, have been reported many times throughout the years, and even though the barangay says they have stationed a barangay tanod in the campsite, vigilance and caution is advised. Foreigners are especially cautioned to join local hikers and refrain from doing solo hikes. On a positive note, reports of theft have decreased as of 2012.


Safety. There are many reports of people who fell, accidentally and intentionally, from the campsite to Buruwisan Falls. Some have died, others severely injured. There are also cases of survivors. When PinoyMountaineer last visited Mt. Romelo on Sept. 8, 2007, a hiker got injured while doing the “Tarzan jump” described above. Fortunately, we had an medical intern with us and he was able to do first aid. Indeed, the variety of sports one may engage in on Mt. Romelo makes it an accident-prone area. In organized climbs, members must be monitored not only during the climb itself, but also during explorations, and even on seemingly-easy activities such as swimming and river trekking.


Hiking notes. The trail is very easy. However, it can get really, really muddy. Limatik are present.

Camping notes. The campsite at the source of Buruwisan Falls can accommodate many hikers (way too many). There are stores selling food, liquor, and toiletries, cottages where you can stay, among many others. There is even electricity in the campsite. As I mentioned earlier, this is a bad state of affairs.

Postclimb. There are shower / wash-up facilities at the trailhead, for a small fee.

LNT notes. River ecosystems are sensitive to human activity. Hikers ought to make sure they render minimal environmental impact to Mt. Romelo.

MT. ROMELO AND BURUWISAN FALLS PICTURES
The trail of Mt. Romelo passes through verdant woodlands

At the so-called "summit" of Mt. Romelo, less than 300 MASL

The trails of Mt. Romelo are notorious for being muddy.

At Buruwisan Falls, October 13, 2012



TRIVIA
There are soft turtles and crabs (talangka) that roam in Romelo River. Monkeys, cloud rats, and musang are also said to inhabit the nearby forests. In 2003, when Mt. Romelo wasn’t as commercialized as now, hundreds, if not thousands, of fireflies would light up the mango trees at the campsite. The author of this blog experienced this phenomenon on his 17th birthday and counts it as one of his more memorable camping moments.

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garanth said...

Wow, I guess this entry is the best write up that I've read about those Falls. I particularly commend the extensive description about the place as well as giving a well-planned itinerary for the climb. Moreover, I also am very happy that of almost all the internet entries written by people who have visited the area, you are one of the few who have identified and promoted the correct location of the Falls. I guess as true mountaineers and genuine travelers, we have the responsibility to provide not only informative details, but more importantly, correct accounts of locations and other relevant notes about the places we've been through.. Keep up the good job!

Anonymous said...

sir update lng sa mga gusto pumunta s buruwisan falls/mt.romelo matagal na wala yung byaheng jeep crossing-siniloan. Cainta-Siniloan na lang yung bago nilang ruta. Nasa harap ng Robinsons Mall near Junction yung terminal ng jeep. 70 pesos lang ang fare.

other options are to take the Raymonds bus in Legarda/Nagtahan terminal going to Infanta or to take the jeepney ride to tanay from crossing then transfer from tanay to siniloan.

Anonymous said...

anonymous, thanks for the info. although i was hoping that the crossing-siniloan route is still available.

Anonymous said...

yup it was a lot easier nun me byahe p crossing siniloan,pero kun marami kayo u cud hire jeepney to take u there without transfers. it's often cheaper to hire the jeepneys plying the same route you are goin, especially kun magpapasundo kyo

gideon said...

to garanth and our anonymous updaters, thanks guys for the comments!

Anonymous said...

i agree about the fireflies...it was year 1998 when i saw those fireflies near the Buruisan falls when we camped...when i went back in 2002, there wasn't much anymore...

domengzhu said...

wla nq masabi sa bundok na i2
super ganda(dti)
'till 2001 na holdap kami ng sandugo adventure(galing buntot palos)ska mga landslide d2 man made(d halata sa trail dba?)
last punta ko dito(may 14-18 08)gus2 pq samahan ng baranggay(kilala kz aq dun)para mapatunayan na wala ng ganung issue,by i opt 2 trek by my self talaga,iba na trail,but still I manage to deal with t in 1 hour n 15 mins...sayaa..

Anonymous said...

@domengzhu

sir ugat mountaineer kau? kilala mo ba si fafa rey? ^^

gideon said...

i really cherish the old mt. romelo. the locals i spoke with say that it was really their 'secret haven' in the olden times. residents of famy and siniloan who are abroad would make it a point to visit the waterfalls when they go balikbayan.

pag nawala na ang mga alitaptap sa mt. romelo.. wag naman sana!

domengzhu said...

@anonymous

kilala q si rey
halos lagi q nakakasabay sa climb d2 sa famy,but im not affiliated w/ ugat...kilala q lang karamihan sa kanila

Anonymous said...

@gideon

sir paano pa pumunta ng batya batya pag galing sa buruwisan? sunod lang ba sa tubig ? ligtas ba? salamat

jepoy said...

sa mga members na DAHONG PALAY, pano po ba sumali sa inyo? gsto po sana mg join taga san pedro din kc ko sa cuyab.. pls reply po kyo..

KARL of PIKNIKERS MOUNTAINEERS said...

sir eto una ko experience sa climb.. dyan mo makikita ang black orchid 12 yrs ago.. kaya lang i think this mountain needs to be saved.. bukod sa hold-up cases madami na basura.. sa batya madami basag na bote... nadiskubre ko dati yun mga karugtong nya mountains an labas mo na is (nakalimutan ko yun name ng bundok)pero traverse sya.. pasaway pa ko nun kaya kung san-san kame napunta.. masay yan bundok na yan.. nakakalungkot lang yun nagsasamantala.. kaya sana tayong mga bantay ng kalikasan tulungan natin ma share yun pag-aalaga dyan sa borowisan.. god bless - KARL of PIKNIKERS MOUNTAINEERS

underground said...

for everybody who attended the "Sa Ilog Romelo 2" Tree Planting and Clean-up Drive, pictures are available at this site: http://umcgroup.multiply.com/photos/album/5

Thank you very much and more power!
Mabuhay pinoy mountaineers!

jmazarerdo said...

Maganda dito sa romelo last sept. 2x ako umakyat isang linggo lang pagitan kung galing kayo sa cubao area / marikina / or within the area sakay kayo jeep or fx sa cubao aurora blvd going to antipolo Php 40 ang FX baba kayo sa Ynares Sports Complex dun antay kayo nang bus Raymund na galing din sa terminal nang raymond. (medyo punuan lang and matagal pag malas ka tayo ka hanggang famy) sabihin mo sa conductor sa TROIZ ka bababa dun na mismo yung starting point (shed nang brgy) if you need a guide call this guy Richard 09187637656 richard may kubo sila sa starting point guide fee is 200 pesos

gideon said...

@jmazarado: thank you for detailing the transpo you did last month... this seems to be more convenient option and ill incorporate it with the article.

thanks also to everyone who post tidbits, tales, and updates about romelo. we look forward to hearing about more romelo experiences in the future. ^^

bugsbundokero said...

galing me romelo last aug.. sa robinson cainta junction meron byaheng siniloan 75 pesos yung fare tapos 25 pesos each sa tricycle papapuntang jump off..

Anonymous said...

galing ako romelo..kanina lng..
d ko mapigilan mag comment d2 dahil sa kagandahan ng mga falls...
maganda ang lugar..
masarap akyatin kpag sunny days..
pero sa hndi inaasahang pagka2taon kami ay nag night trek..
kakatapos lng ng ulan nung dumating kami..
inabot dn kami ng ulan habang umaakyat.. ang trail ng tao at trail ng kabayo ay pareho..kayat ang trail ay butas2x..
grabe ang putek sobrang maputek..
nanga2in ng sapatos..
madami na dn kalat sa camp site.
at d na dn ako nakakita ng mga alitaptap sa bundok na un..
maganda siya.. kaya nga lng ay nawa2sak ang trail..
sana mapangalagaan ang bundok romelo..dahil unti unti na e2ng nasi2ra..

Anonymous said...

i've been in mt. romelo last weekend oct. 25... 8 of us plan it then end up 2 na lang, pero buti na lang hnd nakasama yung iba kundi mumurahin lang ako ng mga yun...1999 last ko punta sa mt. romelo...i agree sa mga comments laki na nga ng pinagbago nya, dami basura, distorted trails, cguro mt. romelo need to be rehabilitate...sorry for my word pero sobrang ganda nya kasi dati, i have school mate nung nagaaral pa ako at sti na nagaaya sa famy, ask ko kung anong meron dun,sabi nya 5 waterfalls,hmmm i wonder kung ano yun kasi may napuntahan na nga akong parang ganun...so by surfing the net i end up with mt. romelo...so yun pala yun, tawag pala nung iba is famy...active ako dati sa hiking pero nung nag college ako and work medyo natigilan,i'm interested at open climb, or any group na pwede seasonal hiking lang,tnx....

Anonymous said...

grabe eto na pala ang mt.romelo ngayun!!!sir gid maraming salamat sayo, sa website mo, mountaineers pass and spread the word, standfast!!!need our action!!!

Ang daming masasayang, masalimuot na nakaraan nadanas namin dyan, hayan nyo kwento ko!!!mga sir/ma'am hindi po kwentong barbero to...

1st climb ko dito sa mt.romelo way back 97 trimester 4daysbreak holiweek socialstudies namin sa dualtechtrainingcenterpasay with my schoolmate and instractor!!!dito ako nalapit sa kalikasan simula nun lagi ako, kami ni marlon na akyat dito, iti namin nighttrek lagi sched ng 4days fullmoon kasi libre liwanag, try nyo mga sir/ma'am you will love it, chalenge ko sa inyo walang bukasan ng flash/headlight...siguro 3times lng ako akyat na day trek yung iba puro gabi umulan man o sumikat ang buwan ang saya kasi dalawa lang kami nagtatakutan sa daan kaya mabilis kami nakakarating dun sa ilog walang pahinga! 18-19yrsold pa ngayun 31 na!

RECAP/RECALL
Sino pa nakaka alala kay late nanay/aling esther?
Tindahan ni nanay/aling esther? yung small dam/irrgation sa tapat ng tindahan, wala pang kuryente dun ewan ko lng ngayun!
Yung tinatawag na monkey bridge (hightensioncable) patawid sa kabilang pampang simula ng trek andun paba?

wag kayo bibili ng kahit anumang bagay galing sa bundok romelo, matsing, native orchids, bon-i, atbp...
madami na rin nasawing buhay dun sa ilog last time day trek kami studyante lang galing manila, bless the soul who pass mt.romelo...
ingat nalang po tayo mga sir/ma'am wag kayo matakot na bumalik dito...
masayang masaya dito lalo na socials sa gabi, jakuzi araw at gabi,river trek kng gusto mo, traverse ka para mabilis punta sampalok falls, daan ka batya batya pabalik, maraming nahulog na bagay sa batya batya na hindi na nakuha, camera karamihan...
talangka (crab) sa gabi pag bilog ang buwan ang dami nun dun...ang saya gusto ko ng bumalik dun!!!txt email ko kau balak namin punta dito this nov or dec...
noli
++++++++++++++VENI VIDI VICI+++++++++++++++++++
++++++++++++++LEAVE NO TRACE+++++++++++++++++++

Anonymous said...

First time ko umakyat sa Mt. Romelo nung Nov.8-9, 11 kami na umakyat nun. Kahit maulan at maputik, nag-enjoy pa din ako, kasi naman ang ganda ng falls dun! Hindi ako nagsisi na sumama ako climb namin!

Anonymous said...

kabayan maganda talaga sya, bumalik ka at mag sama...

nolismog

yes said...

aakyat kmi bukas...yehey

Anonymous said...

Sir/mam
open climb dec.26-29 balik romelo po...
mga kabayan...

Anonymous said...

maganda pa rin ang romelo sa ngayon,, pero way back 1990 mas maganda sya,, kasi puro basura na sa taas ehh,, sad to say, pero ginawa nilang smokey mountain ang romelo tsaka puro basag na bote ang buruwisan falls,
tsk' tsk' tsk,, sana magkaron ng grupo na linisin ang romelo,, kasi ang bundok ay para sa lahat hindi sa sariling kapakanan lng, diba?
"LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS"
"TAKE NOTHING BUT PICTURE"
"KILL NOTHING BUT TIME"

Anonymous said...

To all our friends who wish to visit Romelo, me mga FX at vans na sa may Robinson Ortigas, you can inquire with the security guards for the exact location. Fare is set to 100 per pax, but you can ask the driver to fetch you to the jump-off site add 10 na lang. Mas mura ng 5 pesos kesa sa trike. Hope me clean-up project drive sa camp site, grabe na kasi basura dun. God bless us and our mountains!

Russel

jijip said...

Last Jan 10-11 nagpunta kami dito sa Mt.Romelo first time ko lang din itong sumama sa climb at night trek ang tema ng grupo. 5 lang kami 2 girls and 3 guys including me grabe ang hirap pala mag hike dito kapag umuulan sabi ng kasama ko kahit bata pwede dito pero that time halos sumuko na ang 2 babae na kasama namin dahil sobrang putik at dulas ng trek halos magtampisaw kami sa putik sama kasi ng weather lakas ng hangin at umuulan pa idagdag mo pa ang lamig. By the time we reach the camp it's past 11pm na halos natutulog na lahat ng mga nagcacamp. lahat kami exhausted pero we still manage to cook(Binagoongan Baboy) mabait yung nagtitinda sa 7-11 dun sa camp pinahiram kami ng saingan. Masasabi ko na eto ang dahilan kung bakit ako naging interesado sa mountaineering dahil pagdating ng umaga dun ko nakita ang kagandahan ng campsite.. magmula sa Buruwisan Falls at Batya Batya, may nakilala pa kami na ibang grupo kaya simula nung araw na yun sinabi ko sa sarili ko na ito na ang bago kong pagkakaabalahan eto na soguro yung hinahanap hanap ko na kulang sa takbo ng buhay ko. Ngayon nagsisimula na ako bumili ng mga gamit.. sir Gid thanks dito sa pinoymaountaineer madami na ako natutuhan and im looking forward na minsan eh makasabay ka namin sa trek..idol!

Anonymous said...

help naman po,. gaano po kalaki ang campsite? kasya po ba ang 38 persons,. mga 13 tents po ang itayo?
salamat po. :)

Anonymous said...

kasya po kau sir/mam wag lng wekends bk mai ksby kau ibng grupo...:D

gideon said...

hi jijip, thanks and nagenjoy kayo sa maculot.

malaki ang campsite ng mt. romelo...it has accommodated several hundreds at a time in the past so don't worry.

Anonymous said...

sir anonymous ung aakyat ng 38 persons..
sa jan31-feb1 po ba plano nio mag climb?
aakyat dn po kmi sa jan31-feb1 kta kits na lng po..
salamat!
dami nio po sir! =D

Anonymous said...

i was not even a mountaineer when i first experienced the beauty of romelo river. that was during the summer of 1990, and i've got to say that the place was awesome, a sight to behold. since then, and after being organized as a mountaineer, this place has always been a destination for at least twice a year for my group. after almost 20 years, romelo is not the same as i recall it. i've witnessed people, some "mountaineers" for that matter, contribute to the deterioration of this paradise. some even make their romelo climb as an excuse to be really wild as they engage themselves in drinking sprees, pot sessions (yes, pot sessions!), and even orgies! the romelo ecosystem has been ravaged by these "mountaineers" and "tourists" as they disrecpectfully and blatantly defy the basics of being mountaineers and tourists; being respectful.

i have not visited this paradise since the middle of '08. i plan to be there by the middle of this year and hopefully, things will change. for the better.

sir gid, thank you so much for the information you provide for us and for being an agent of change by making this as a venue for forum wherein opinions and suggestions are welcome in the effort to save our mountains, our paradise.

padayon!

--boybob--

Anonymous said...

ung ibang umakyat dyan nung jan31-feb1..
grabeh!..ung mga kalat nio!..
d nio man lng niligpit..tsk3x
tandaan naman natin ang disiplina

janelle said...

i plan to go there...im near taft,..panu aq mkakapunta dun..and nga pala,,,i'll be with my boyfriend lng..dlawa lng kame..kaya ba namin un??thanks

Je said...

To Jannelle >>> Yes, kaya nyo po, saka madami namang umaakyat dun so pwede kayong makisabay, kahit night trek madami pa din... Been there once and madami kaming nakasabay... Its safe po sa Romelo and when you reach the campsite, wow, mas madami as what you expected... Kelan nyo ba plan umakyat? Most of the info going there are avail po dito sa site na ito... Just read po...

UPLB Mountaineers said...

sir, nung nag climb kami last march 7, 2009.. the rates offered for horses now range 150-200 pesos. the youngsters got wiser, hehe. just for update.

Anonymous said...

marami bali-balita ng holdup-an. hanggang ngayon ba? last time ko akyat sa romelo eh around 2004 pa yata.. safe pa bang pumunta?

Anonymous said...

sir cnu po aakyat dis april 4?? kita kits po tau dun!

Anonymous said...

kami aakyat ng april 4

Rik said...

just went there this weekend sarap! daming tao.. we met group of students from Fatima.. ang saya.. meron din group na speaking at our backs very discriminating bad bad bad..

so far walang tao sa lanzones falls. two falls lang ang napuntahan namin kc yung isang falls nakakatakot raw..

dun kami pwesto sa baba, dun sa malapit sa buruisan falls.

guys punta kayo ang sarap talaga at sana maka mit kayo ng mga mababait na mga tao.. advise lang: bring your kalat pababa.. wag kayo mag sunog at mag iwan ng mga non biodegradable.. kawawa naman ang place damin nang kalat.

next akyat namin sa ibang bundok naman.

Anonymous said...

cnu cnu po kau sir?? im mark poh.. hehe kita kits tau dun... txt me poh 09276317596

Anonymous said...

Bgong issue sa Mt. Romelo hindi lang hold-up ang meron mandurukot din... Iwasan si Sadam at Totoy lalo na kung makipagusap sila sa inyo ng harapan sila ang mandurukot sa trail kaya ugaliing laging magkakasama pag nag treek. Iyun ang kanilang mga dinadale pag hindi mag kakasabay ang grupo... kailan lang ngyari sa amin... March 22, 2009... Ingat sa mga gustong mag hike sa Mt. Romelo... wag masyadong mag pakita ng mga magagandang gamit... hindi sila katandaan parang mga binatilyo pa lang sila... kung makakita kyo ng hindi nyo kasama na mas matagal pa sa inyo mag pahinga mag hinala na kayo...

malabon city moutaineer club.. patrick said...

galing poh kami sa romelo 3 days poh kami nung march 28 to 30 maganda poh talag dun sobra
tapoz nagrapel poh kami

astig

un nga lang po dami mga pasway na moutaineer na nagtatapon ng basura

sana naman pag papanik tayo maging responsable tayo sa ating mga basura

ibaba natin wag tayo magtapon kahit saan

cge po sir tnx..

god bless more power

Marz said...

wow kayo pala yung nag rapel? sayang umuwi na kami nun.. di namin kayo inabot! ang dami nyo ah! hehehe..

sana nga yung mga aakyat dalin nyo pababa ang mga kalat nyo..

yung mga taga Fatima dyan di pa nag ko-comment hehehe

susunod raw namin akyat sa batulao.. kung saan man yun hehehe.. hanapin ko na lang dito sa site na to.. very informative..

Anonymous said...

naku sir! kami nga nabiktima din jan...

natutulog nman na kami nun tym na yun, nilaslas yun tent namin..

nanakaw sa min t-shirt, sandals, shorts at trekking pants...

Anonymous said...

mukhang nde na mapipigilan ang mga mangdurugas dyan sa mt. romelo ha, akyat kami dyan bukas april 4-5 para makita ang kagandahan ng mt. romelo, to do ingat na lang siguro kami. buti na lang may mga blogs na ganito ang laking tulong talaga... sa mga pupunta this week end kita kita na lang dun...

manyakiss group said...

punta po kami jan sa buruwisan falls sa thursday april 9. first time po namin punta famy.. sana safe naman ang pagakyat namin.. salamat may ganitong blog for infos.. yung mga pupunta dun this holy week.. kitakits.. -manyakiss group

manyakiss group said...

mangagaling po kami pacita sanpedro laguna.. meron po kaya kayong mga tips sa fare at sa way papuntang famy..-manyakiss group

Anonymous said...

pupunta sana ko diyan sa holy week, kaya lang andun din mga manyakiss group.... hehehe.

It's been years since I've last visited Romelo, how's the trail? Thanks.

cathy pasaway... said...

hay.. thanx po sa gumawa ng site na 2 at least maka2 pag prepare pa.. we are coming there this holy week.. first time ko po pumunta dito.. but we also leave here in laguna the last time that i do this is in montalban pa.. im so excited na makita ung buruwisan personally.. kita kits sa holy week.. aja!!

cathy pasaway... said...

ask ko din po sana san po ba pwede iwan ng sasakyan if may dala?? ung safe na pag iwanan.. thanx po..

manyakiss group said...

sayang di ka nagpunta... ok naman trail.. maputik lang papunta buruwisan falls umulan din kasi.. kagabi lang kami nakauwi galing dun.. salamat k mang tony at aling veron.. bait kasi nila sa amin.. dun kami naglunch pababa..

Marz said...

tagal ko na di nabisita tong site na to..

Manyakiss! masarap di ba? sana makapunta ulit.. ingat lang raw sa mga magna... hehehe..

Groupo ba kayo? lapit lang pala ako sa area nyo ah.. connect naman tayo..

sino naman kaya mag invite for this month? sana sa cavite naman.. balita ko meron daw dung bundok ..

liwhay said...

haiz...kagagaling ko lang po nun april 18 sa romelo..i must say na okay na nayon kht m nyttrek ka kc my ma uides na poste na...kso mhrap pdin kp umuulan...dalawa lang kme n tropa ko na umakyat nun saturday lang...sad to say bungad agad smen nun isang grupo dun na mgingat sa tent at mga gamit kc nawalan cla n shorts...at ang mas rabe tga-PASIG daw yun kumuha na tga-STO.TOMAS nakakalungkot kc tga-PASIG din ako...haiz...wag naman sana ganon...ngpunta ka dun pra mkta ang ganda ng lugar at hindi para MAGNAKAW!

if your the receiving end?gusto mo bang gawin yun sayo?

manyakiss group said...

opo mam/sir... grupo po kami.. buti nga po mabait ung tour guide namin... naging parang tropa nadin namin.. si jun.. plan namin bumalik uli dun kahit hindi holyweek.. may miss gay pa non.. ang saya.. nahirapan ako pero sulit naman..

Anonymous said...

lupet n ng romelo ser ah.. may handrail na!!

akosidan said...

my 1st climb was this mountain mt. romelo way back 1995-1996...3 lang kami but along the way
nakasama namin yung tropa ng barkada kong mountaineer din 4 sila...back then ang registration sa tindahan ni nanay ester tas magko-cross ka sa hanging bridge...yes we saw thousands of fireflies along d way at sa buruisan falls...yung 1st & 2nd burol mano-mano pang aakyatin puro talahib...naglulubid p kami sa pangalawang burol...i was really amazed at the site of this magnificent falls...yes mt. romelo was my stepping stone para maging mountaineer...responsible mountaineer that is...
nagsimulang mag-deteriorate ang mt. romelo 2000-2004 lagi kami mt. romelo kasi nga nakka-amaze at ang dami ng falls although i've been to many mountains..nag-stop lang me nung naka-experience kami ng mandurukot sa tricycle
sa sta. cruz back then sa crossing ang sakayan...tas sa palengke ng sta. cruz take k ng tricycle ok ang night trek nun..sumusunod p ako nun sa mga ka-grupo ko ako lang magisa w/rambo yung aso ni nanay ester...safe pa nun...
tas nkabalita ako ng naholdap, nanlalaslas ng tent...etc...i'm planning to go back this may
para makita ang kaibahan based dito sa mga kwento at post nakakadismaya

ka-hoy said...

mga sir,ive been in mt romelo several times in late 1990's ever since i have never seen its beauty were planning to visit mt romelo this may 1-2 with newbies with me, just want to ask re sa blogs ng safety ng gamit kc even ns tent kung laslas gang e wala talagang kawala, kailan po ba ang latest na may bad incident nangyari dito? thank you

Lantaw said...

daming nang guide posts with ropes ngayon dun to aide the hikers on slippery sections of the trails.

Anonymous said...

akyat poh kmi ds weekend, newbies lang kmi pwde sumabit sa inyo para dumami nmn kmi kc 3 lang kmi eh. pero rainy ngyn d b mhirap umakyat dun kc sabi sobrang dulas at maputik dw. akyat kmi ds fri. c u kita kits ingat s atin

Anonymous said...

im gonna go back again to scale and visit mt. romelo on may 1 since my former group (PSCAM)and (PPMC)went there way back the old days where still rehabilitating that mountain during the late 90's. see you all brothers there.

(IR IE II) a.k.a jonathan

Anonymous said...

we've been there last holy week..

grabe!!! sulit ang pagod mo...

try to visit buruwisan falls...

Anonymous said...

hi to all mountaineers n nagbabalak pumunta ng famy, just to "KUMUSTA" kay nanay buhay.

Anonymous said...

elow sir...kaka galing lang namin sa mt.famy kahapon...pero ndi enjoy ung ng yari smin dun...pinag laruan kami ng mga spirito dun...mahabang kwento kc kya e2 nlang nsabi q...

Anonymous said...

hi sir/mam,
babalik po ako ng sa famy this 21-22.kita kits nalang po tayo dun,,tnx

Anonymous said...

hahaha.. sarap jan sa mt.romelo . swabe .. unlimited water ... hahha .. swim swim kau sa batsa batsa ..

Anonymous said...

choko hir ng mslsbon city mountaineering club(MCMC) .. musta akyat nyo jan ?? babalik kami jan dis coming july18 .. 3 days .. kitakits nlng mga sir/mam ..

Anonymous said...

sarap mag nyt trek jan ! -choko(MCMC)

Anonymous said...

I heard isesemento raw yung trail ng papunta Romelo. sinemento nga ba? or same muddy trail parin? ongoing ba ang construction doon?

Anonymous said...

jake' pasalamat lan muna aq sa gumawa ng site n2' very helpfull^_^...cguro ndi n mwwla n un nkawan jan unless hindi gagawa ng action ang local goverment siniloan laguna' sana mapansin nman nila ang mga ganitong bagay' baka sila din ang mwalan balang araw..ty

Anonymous said...

pede ba yung non-free standing na tent sa campsite ng buruwisan?

Anonymous said...

went there last may 1 to 3. we're supposed to go to mindoro to climb mt malasimbo and side trip sa galera but we wer not abale to do so kc nagkabagyo mismo sa mindoro dto kme bumagsak. although dispointed at 1st naging msaya nmn prn kme dto. we explored 4 famous falls here my favorite is the buruwisan its so magestic. and grabe i saw fire flies parang xmas lights sa puno. Wat mkes me sad about this place is masyado n itong abuse madami n kalat khit mismo sa mga falls may nagkalat n bote ng alak. pakiusap po sa aakyat dto please sundin po ntin ang leave no trace motto.

ernesto pandagani said...

mga climbers din nagnanakaw dyan for sure dadalhin ko stun gun ko pag umakyat ako dyan ewan lang sa makukuryente kung uulit pa sya hahahahaha

edge said...

Napakaganda ng Romelo dati way back '90s, isa to sa paboritong akyatan ng mga climbers dahil na rin sa mga majestic falls nito. Spot din ito for rapelling and minsan free jump. Dati na rin me nakawan dyan pero hindi ganun ka-garapal ang nawawala lang eh sapatos tsaka cookset, ngaun ata pati bag at tent..hehehe

Preserve natin ang Romelo mga Sir,tau mismo mkktulong kung hindi tau ang gagawa mas nkktakot kung ang Inang Kalikasan pa ang gagawa nito.

Sana wag na maulit ang nangyaring sakuna dati dyan. Kung san isa sa aking kaibigan ang nasawi dito.

In memory of Jose(+)
2002

Anonymous said...

Mga Sir at Ma'am nakakatangal ng pagod d2,lahat ng falls maganda lalo na kapag off-peak season, at hangang ngayon di ko parin ma-solve ang misteryo ng batya-batya, mas maganda.
Meron parin mga fireflies na nagkalat minsan dito paggabi nakapalibot lang sa sa mga puno ng manga.
Nakakamiss talaga. Masaya.

May nakaka-alam pa ba sa mga regular climbers ng Romelo kung san mahahagilap si Ma'am Diwata?
Masasaya na panahon din ang kulitan nun dahil kay ma'am. Lalo na yung pakiramdam na iba iba man tayo ng grupo, campsite at sa umpisa di talaga magkakakilala pero andun yung pakiramdam na Mag-uutol lang tayo at magbabarkada.

Ano sino sa inyo gusto Umakyat soon? Organize na natin Sir.

rhein_hardt said...

Sir bakit nyo po sya hanap?..

Name nyo po?..

thanks.

Jr-STO said...

Mga sir/maam, pano po kaya transpo pag galing kmi ng calamba laguna? Tnx po...

edge said...

@jr-sto,

Towns that you would be passing after Los Banos would be Bay (pronounce Ba-e), Victoria, Pila, and Sta. Cruz. Take all the MAIN road or By-pass road ng mga towns na iyun (only Victoria don't have a by-pass road) para hindi ka matrafic.

Then when you pass by Sta. Cruz you'd reach the arch ng Pagsanjan town. Turn left when you reach the T-intersection (simbahan ang tumbok nito). If you turn right you would be going to Luisiana and then Quezon!

After that left, the next town would be Lumban. Then Kalayaan (scenic view of Laguna de Bay near the giant dam tube), Paete (take by-pass road again), then Pakil. Meron intersection sa Pakil-Pangil area....you should go straight (turning left would make you go through Pangil town area and turning right you lead you bact to Pakil town area and labas ng Paete). Next town after Pangil would be Siniloan na.

Actually, it's the intersection of Famy-Siniloan. To reach Siniloan town you'll have to turn left at that intersection. If you turn right it would lead you to Real-Infanta, Quezon. And if you go straight naman you're going back to manila na (rizal route)...if I am not mistaken the next town (Sta Maria yata) is already the last town of Laguna....so after that its a zigzag road pababa ng Jala-jala and tanay na.

That (Siniloan) is roughly 40-60 km from Calamba. Expect about 1.5- 2 hrs drive pa from Calamba...unless matrafic.
(courtesy of wildthing)

Hope it helps sir,hapi trek!

j,paul ng pateros said...

sr,mam
ok po ba pumunta sa mt,romelo wala po bng hassel doon ...

Anonymous said...

sr,mam
ok po ba mag climb sa mt,romelo wala po bng hassel doon...

malabon city moutaineer club said...

sir.. galing po kami ng mt,romelo last saturday and sunday.. ahh saturday evening mga 6 bigla po umulan ng mlakas hangang 9 pm po umuulan., tapoz ung ragasa ng 2big sa falls msyado po mlkas nkkba kc mmya biglang mag ka flash flood pewo sa 2long ni bro safe kami lhat ng mga kapwa ko moutaineer dun..

kya po sa lahat ng pumapanik dpat lagi po taung mag yngat..

tnx po sir... god bless

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous - ok naman sa Mt. Romelo, easy climb naman, pero very very challenging kapag maulan...sobrang maputik dito at madulas kaya dapat mag-ingat...campsite is ok, though tulad nga ng sabi sa mga naunang post, medyo marami nang basura...ingat lang mga sir dito pero wala namang hassle...kung gusto niyo pa pwede magpa-kabayo ng gamit to/from the campsite...happy trekking! :)

R1 - CMS/HOT

Anonymous said...

hirap pag umuulan ..dami linta..pinutakte ako.inubos dugo ko.lol

Anonymous said...

hello...galing kameng Mount Romelo last week aug-29-30 2009 Underground group activity tree planting and clean-up drive...graveh kht hindi ako mountaineer at hirap na hirap ako umakyat sobrang naenjoy ko xa at isa un sa pnakamemorable na experience ko...nakakita din ako ng mga fireflies nun gav ang dami...kahit ang lakas ng ulan

Jr -sto said...

@sir edge maraming salamat po for entertaining my inquiry.... It will help us a lot....

Anonymous said...

sir! akyat kme this sep 12 ok lng ba kc umuulan at medyo masungit ang panahon
safe ba night trek dun?

bitoks said...

sino po ang aakyat sa inyo ng oct 3 and 4. kita kits po tau ng ka group ko.

gudlak po sa mga aakyat. keep safe

Anonymous said...

mga sir en mam magingat po tau sa mga magnanakaw jan marame na kasing balita jan at mga txt sa amin na ganun na daw jan at sana ung mga basura ntn sana po paki baba nmn po paingatan ntn bundok sayang nmn kung mabababoy lng...

fritzky nga pla from team sinag ng mandaluyong..

Anonymous said...

Isang Maka-kalikasang Araw po sa Inyo!

Akyat po kami sa Nov.1-2 sa Romelo. Sino po aakyat nun? Safe na po ba trail ngaun after nang nagdaan na mga bagyo?

Salamat po sa site na 'to! Sir Gid...

Kyut ng Kanlungan Kilusan para sa Kalikasan

Anonymous said...

mga sir ask ko lang po kung pwede na akyatin ang mt. romelo? tnx po

-buhawi

Anonymous said...

akyat kami nung october 18 nung may parating na bagyo solo namin yung camp kami lang ng mga friends ko

gadertz said...

sir plan po namin this last week of nov. magpunta ng romelo. pano po ba pumunta taga imus,cavite po kami commute lang... don't have any idea. thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

kami din punta dis last week of november
from dasmariƱas cavite nmn kmi. . .kita kits tayo dun

Anonymous said...

Mga sir patulong nman!

1. Paano and saan po ba ang tamang sakayan papuntang Mt. romelo kung manggagaling kmi ng edsa? mgkano po ba ang gna magagastos nming pamasahe?

2. Magkano registration sa barangay and ang guide?

Salamat...

Anonymous said...

Mga sir patulong nman!

1. Paano and saan po ba ang tamang sakayan papuntang Mt. romelo kung manggagaling kmi ng edsa? mgkano po ba ang gna magagastos nming pamasahe?

2. Magkano registration sa barangay and ang guide?

Salamat...

Trisha said...

Aakyat kmi this Sat-Sun. First time nmn to ng mga girlfriends ko haha! goodluck smin ^_^

Anonymous said...

sir/mam...!!! aakyat din kmi this coming sat!! may mga sasamhan lng din kming mga 1st timer!! mag climb!!! if you dont mind qng gsto nyo sbay na lng kyo smin edsa din po kc ung way nmin!!1 hirs my number!!! txt me na lng sir/mam 09396557985

Anonymous said...

maganda sa mt. romelo kaya lang maraming part na yung kinaingin sayang....

Anonymous said...

info lang po: pwede po kayong sumakay ng bus sa ortigas na my signboard going to infanta sabihin nya lang sa buruwisan nung pumunta kami last november 93 php yung pamasahe

musketeers said...

baka may mga aakyat ng romelo ng january 2-3, 2010?

Maki new year climb kayo sa amin!

Anonymous said...

ilan kayo sir? pwee ba kami sumabay sa inyo?

Anonymous said...

Sir pwede ba kming sumabay! ilan ba kayo? 4 lng kami!

Anonymous said...

Update:

Transpo from Raymonds Transit (Legarda)

Fare: PhP 112, just tell the conductor to drop you at Famy 3.

And then registration is PhP15 only.

You can take your shower at the Great Valley:

Shower: PhP 15
Bihis: PhP 5

Then you can take tricy up to the terminal:

Fare: PhP 15

Then you can choose your options whether you take a bus, or a van going back to Manila.

Van: PhP 100 (fixed rate)

That's all. Enjoy!

Been here last Dec.29-30,2009

Climb safe. Leave No Trace!


Francis
UEMountaineers

Anonymous said...

cno po akayat ng jan 2-3? bka po umkyat kmi? safe po kya?

musketeers said...

five po kami...
ano po ba ang number ninyo at ilan po kayo?

Nanakawan sa Mt. Romelo said...

WARNING PO!!!

NAPAKADAMI NA NAMAN PONG NAKAWAN ANG NANGYARI SA MT. ROMELO...

Mga locals sila na kunwari eh nagsusurvey ng place pero ang totoo chinecheck nila yung mga tents...
May mga dala pang gitara at may dalang sumpak yung isa...

Nawarningan na kami nung isang mabait na local dun kasi nung Christmas daw ay may nanakawan..

Habang tulog kami, inislash yung tent namin at kinuha yung mga gamit namin,.

Siguro kung magsosocials kayo sa may Buruwisan, kahit dun sa maraming tao, gawin nyo na hanggang umaga..

Ang kakapal nung mukha nung mga locals na yun

NAHULI at nakulong na daw yun 3 years ago pero dahil wala namang nagrereklamo, napalabas.

Ngayon nagkakalat na naman sila ng lagim sa Mt. Romelo.

Hoy kung nabasa mo ito at isa ka dun sa tent slasher gang ng Mt. Romelo, - nasusunog na sa impyerno ang kaluluwa mo!

Ang dami po nilang nanakawan nung January 2 - 3, 2010.

basta pag may mga negrong nagpunta sa campsite nyo ng hapon na tila titingin tingin sa mga gamit nyo, magsuspetya na kayo at maging alerto pagdating ng gabi - mga demonyong magnanakaw yun

Anonymous said...

FAMY IS NOT SAFE FOR CLIMBING...TRUST ME

Anonymous said...

My aakyat ba sa Romelo ng Jan 16 or 17? Baka pwde sumabay

Anonymous said...

Mt Romelo is not safe
Buti sana kung pagnanakaw lang yung pakay nung mga nagnanakaw dun.. Handa silang pumatay ng tao pag may papalag kapag nahuli silang nagnanakaw!

Sana naman po ay magawan ng paraan at mahuli uli ang mga kriminal na ito

Anonymous said...

Hindi lahat ng umaakyat ng bundok ay sibilyan, lahat tayo ay may kanya kanyang propesyon,mag ingat ang mga magnanakaw na yan, dahil pag nagpang abot kami sa bundok ng mga magnanakaw na yan. Jackpot sila, me paglalagyan sila.

Girlie said...

Hi nanakawan din kami sa Mt. Romelo nung January 2-3. Nanakaw yung backpack nung isa kong kasama. Buti sana kung hindi importante yung laman nun. Kaso may mga valuables din dun na memorable para sa kanya.

Yung isang tent na malapit sa amin, binutas, pero walang nakuha dahil siguro sa pagmamadali nung mga magnanakaw. Tumatahol kasi yung aso nun.

Sana magkaroon ng operation para hulihin yung mga yon. Entrapment operation ba.

Thanks PinoyMountaineer for this informative site!

Anonymous said...

Akyat kami ng Mt. romelo, hantingin namin yang mga magnanakaw na yan, kaya mag ingat sila. Don na namin sila ibabaon sa bundok. Goodluck and lock on.

ivan jfinex said...

gusto ko yan!

Dapat ngang magkaroon ng entrapment operation sa mt. romelo.. ang khakhaphal ng mukha nung mga magnanakaw!

yung sandugo sandals ko, first time ko pa lang nagamit sa mt. romelo... huhuhu... christmas gift ko pa naman sa sarili ko... hehehe

Andaming limatik sa may papuntang sampaloc falls!!! favorite ako ng mga limatik... 15 yung kumapit sa akin.. kina gino at wilson tatlo lang halos...

Goooood evening!

Operation timbugin ang kriminal ng Mt. Romelo!

Anonymous said...

nakapa swerte naman nung mga magnanakaw na yun at di kami nag papang abot sa bundok. pag nahuli ko yun papalundagin ko sa buruwisan ng hubo't hubad yun eh.

TORIO_kevin said...

hi, sa lahat,isa kme sa nanakawan sa mt.romelo last dec.23 2009, and sobra galing nla,2log n 2log ung mga ksama nmen sa tent kasi kakarating lang nila, mismong nasa loob sila nung nanakawan sila, kung gusto po natin silang mahuli,tayo rin ang dapat kumilos, mountaineers must protect mountains, tayo ang nakikinabang dito,tayo din ang dapat sumagip nito. kawawa naman ang ibang mountaineers,lalo na sa mga rumerespeto sa mount romelo. o sa ibang mountains. tulungan po tayong mahuli sila. de armas man o wala sila, kaya natin yan kung magtutulungan. pano pa da2yuhin ang mount romelo kung my rumors na ganyan.

balak ko pong pumanik ulit sa mt.romelo ngaung JANUARY! i realy2 want again,wala lang akong kasama,kasi yung mga kagrupo ko di sila masyadong active ngaun,so if ever my papanik ulit sa inyo this January,please contact me, my Facebook account is baliwprince@yahoo.com

and my email address is baliwprince@yahoo.com.

ill give you my number there.

"Mountaineering is more than just climbing high peaks or mountains, it is the way to enjoy a different color of life and to know about nature its greatness and hugeness.."

mabuhay sirs/mams!!

Kevin
-TORIO Mountaineering Society-

Anonymous said...

akyat po kami dito sa 31.. sana di namin maranasan yang nakawan.. kita kits...

Cj

highaltitude said...

I'm planning to go to Mt. Romelo this weekend but I don't know the direction. Would you so kind to give me direction? FYI, I'm staying in Silang, Cavite. Plan to go with public transportation.

Thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

galing kami dto last jan.8-11..sulit naman ang akyat..kaso meron na talaga reminder na huwag magcamp sa sampaloc falls dahil sa mga magnanakaw..dun kme nagcamp sa dulo malapit sa batya-batya..meron na din umiikot na mga bantay kapag gabi tapos meron cla kasama na aso...sa mga aakyat ingat na lang at maging alerto sa paligid nyo. - dom

joshua said...

Sir CJ may contact po b kayo pde po b ako sumama sa inyo? ako lang po mag isa :D

Anonymous said...

last 2-3 Jan. 2010 kmi sa Mt. Romelo very bad experience. Andami nanakawan, kami above Buruisan falls 2 tents nawlan ng CP at backpack then below the falls halos lahat sila nawalan 4 bags, 4 stoves, shoes, wallet, CP, money, atms. Dapat pasara na muna kc dami nadin basura tsaka un ngaung mga hustlers...

Bob Cruz

liz said...

sir bob, january 2-3 din kami.
sa may ibaba ng buruwisan naman.

sandals, shirts, shorts, pants, backpack, money, stove, cellphone, camera...

yung nanakaw sa amin dun sa baba.

naslash din yung tent namin.

Anonymous said...

oo nga,dami na magnanakaw ngayon dun,pero masarap paring akyatin kahit na ganon.ingat ingat na lang.tsaka hagdan na sya ngayon,nabawasan na yung thrill ng akyat.masarap pa rin naman sigurong mag nighttrek dun.

Anonymous said...

balak pa naman namin mag punta sa mt romelo next week... but because of the recent incidents i dont think it would be advisable to climb romelo... sayang, sinisira nila pangalan di lang ng bundok kundi ng mga taong nakatira dun... bakit ayaw gawan ng aksyon ng mga local authorities ang tungkol sa nakawan na yan? or hinihintay pa nilang lumala muna ang sitwasyon bago nila aksyonan?! siguro hinihintay nilang buhay na ang manakaw...

Anonymous said...

dun sa nawalan last Jan 2-3...we retrieved some items. you may get in touch with me at 0917.5783875


mark - MMS

Anonymous said...

nakuha nyo na yung mga carab nyo sir?
sa weekend punta kami sa barangay sir mark... kami yung mga kasama nyong nag camp sa baba ng buruwisan. Thanks sa pag follow-up niyo... kita kita na lang uli sa ibang bundok

wilson

Anonymous said...

ingat din sa batya batya, may nambabato hindi nmn unggoy. may tulisan ata sa taas.

Anonymous said...

mga sir salamat sa mga info na kagaya nito"galing malaking tulong talaga lalu na sa mga kagaya namin na baguhan palang sa pag aakyat"at masyado syang inspiring pra sa mga katulad ko dubble thubs up kyo pra sakin mga sir

Anonymous said...

akyat kami ds weekend any advice po??

Anonymous said...

pwede din po makahingi ng number ng guide na mapagkakatiwalaan? night trek po kami..

Anonymous said...

sir

ano poh bang the best gawin sa mt. romelo pra hindi manakawan magkubo nlng ba kau pra hndi masira ung tent namin at wag nlng m2log..?
tska sir kilala nyo n poh b ung mga magnanakaw d2 yoko n poh kc magclimb d2 kc dati nanakawan kami sa batya2x sa tapat ng tindahan ni sir rex..?

squambhugsz

Anonymous said...

sir,
any advice po ba?were planning to climb hir by 2nd
week this month..puro newbee ksama namin..it is safe pa po bang mag climb d2?due to the "nakawan"?..puro girl pa naman po kami..sana ma bigyan nyo po ako ng tips of advice..tnx..

AUPA...

Anonymous said...

@AUPA
Hello, as of now, kung gusto niyo talagang umakyat, may iba pa namang option bukod sa Mt. Romelo... Pero kung talagang nacucurious kayo sa kagandahan ng Mt. Romelo at ng mga karatig na falls dito, pwede at your own risk, Ok naman ang trail sa romelo, di naman ganung kahirap, kung newbie kayo dapat ay may guide kayo at experience na hiker or mountaineer sa trail ng romelo na makakasama niyo, maputik ang trail pag maulan pero kaya pa din yun, may part na may limatik pero wag kayong matakot kasi friendly naman sila...
Sa may falls, may camp site dun, may kubo, may CR, may tindahan.. Kung dun kayo magsstay better to secure your valuable things...
Yun lang po ang maibibigay ko sa ngayon na payo..

Paalala: Dala po kayo ng lagayan ng basura niyo ah...

Enjoy po sana ay makatulong yung mga sinabi ko..

Jah!

Lenin-HMC

Anonymous said...

*lenin-HMC

tns po sa info..na confused lang po kasi ako sa balita dito.puro girls pa naman kasama namin..sana hindi namin maranasan yung nakawan dito..salamat po..
leave no trace.

AUPA..

Anonymous said...

@AUPA

Welcome po..

Ahmm... Subukan niyo din po na magsama ng locals or maghanap po kayo from this site na may contact sa Mt. Romelo, para magrefer ng pwedeng sumama sa inyo na taga-doon..

Jah!!

Lenin-HMC

may ari nung fila said...

hindi na namin naretrieve yung mga gamit namin although yung post sa taas sabi yung FILA na shoes nasa brgy macatad lang.. pagdating namin dun wala na daw ibang gamit.. ano ba yan pati mga brgy officials magnanakaw.. hindi na talaga kami babalik dito sa bundok na to. nightmare.

Anonymous said...

safe na ba ulit mag climb sa romelo? balak ko sana dalhin mga tropa ko (newbie lahat sila) sa mt romelo eh... any suggestions, advisory would do a great favor... kung may gusto sumabay much better siguro para madami, for security natin...

Michaelangelo said...

me akyat poh ang grupo namin s mt. romelo nxt month. safe p rn poh umakyat dun. kung gus2 mu poh sabay kau samin. march20-21 poh kmi dun. e2 poh contact # ko, 09055859652. michaelangelo tolentino poh.

Anonymous said...

any updated of the situation in Fami? Thinking twice about going this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Was there last weekend, Feb 19-21, there where at least 150 campers. It was crowded. They had 2 barangay tanods posted and I did not know of any incident. Hope they have fully solved the situation. Except for the garbage problem which I would say, is severe. Planning to climb again with a group of friends for a clean-up drive.

Anonymous said...

sayang ang mt.romelo ang dumi na...

julie said...

it's been a year since nagpunta kami mt. romelo..our group is planning to go there this coming march 13 and 14...sana ok pa siya...base sa mga last comments na nabasa ko eh madumi na raw pala dun ngayon so maybe i can suggest a clean-up climb...

Anonymous said...

im planning to climb mt.romelo this coming holyweek i tag along my two kids. this is their first climb. i've climb mt.romelo 3x.so far i never experience any of the issues i've read in this blogs so i hope it will all goes well when me and my kids climb mt.romelo. because if thats happen it would be nightmare for them. pls. dont let my kids down. i just want them to enjoy the nature. wish to join us is very much welcome. tnx

Anonymous said...

ooops i forgot my contact info. holyweek climb with my twwo kids. wish to join us ? welcome. its jhet. at 09165638186

Romeo said...

nanggaling kami dun last Feb., 19-20. Dami ngang campers nun. may mga foreigners pa. wala naman nabalitang nakawan. may nagsabi samin na may multa raw sa registration area ang mga bumababa na walang dalang basura. nung nakababa na kami, hindi naman kami tinanong kung may dala kami. pero binaba namin ung basura namin. siguro hindi pinapahalagahan itong rule na 'to kaya ang dami paring basura sa taas, lalo na mga bote ng alak. practice: "leave no traces"

Anonymous said...

hellow sir...galing kami jan lst friday march 5 to 6...were from lspu nagcarlan 2nd year education student...its our final activities in p.e. 4 under mr. dexter reyes...ahm we went there at night... kakalukah....hindi nga ko nakatulog kahit isng minuto eh....salamat sa the bar nalibang kami...(shhhhhh... quite lang di alam ni sir...jejeje)at morning hala pinahirapan na kami...d talaga ako marunong lumangoy... eh ang lalim pla.....my god kala ko di na ko makakabalik s dadi ko....but so far okey naman na enjoy ko na rin....3 days lang po ako wala boses...mt buruwisan is a paradise...but i dont think makakabalik pa ako dito....thank you na lang po for the wonderful memories... me i kukwento na ako sa future student ko....

Marz said...

am planning to hermit-week here this holy week.. san kaya pwede mag stay na walang distraction from my samadhi training?

any advice will do.. thanks po!

Anonymous said...

hey marz, hermit week, holyweek, wala istorbo,? mhirap yun but try 'upriver' sampaloc falls or better upriver buntot palos way up, wala istorbo dun, beyond usual mountaineers reach. both riverside camp, grassy under the guava tree.....
i should'nt describe more baka marami kn makasama dun, istorbo, hehe. i am from laguna i know the place, sorry i cant show you there im stuck in the sands far from my lovely town,.
good luck there is joy in discovering places by yourself

michaelangelo said...

me akyat poh kmi ds saturday sunday. s mga gus2ng sumabay, e2 poh ang contact # ko. 09055859652.
michaelangelo tolentino poh.

Anonymous said...

kamusta naman yun?akyat kami this thursday..
reading all those comments from above nakakatakot naman..uso pala nakawan..at mukhang hindi na din maganda..parang gusto kong umatras na lang..
excited pa naman ako..tapos ganito lang mababasa ko..if tutuloy kaya kami masusulit ko at mage-enjoy kaya ako?

michaelangelo said...

galing poh kmi ng mt. romelo khapon. malinis linis p naman ng kaunti. pero super enjoy kmi. babalik kmi s may. sana ung mga nghuhugas ng pngkainan s ilog ay wag ng itapon doon ang mga kaunting mismis. dumudumi ang ilog. tungkol s nakawan, me mga tanod n rumoronda s gabi. gumagala cla buong mgdamag. pero konting ingat p dn s ating mga gamit.
maraming salamat poh. mabuhay tayong lahat....
michaelangelo tolentino/09055859652.

Anonymous said...

sir pashare lang po ng experience... first time namin nag climb romelo ang una. maraming unexpected na experiences. unang-una dun di namin ineexpect na may mga climbers pala na walang etiquette and may "yabang". (ang kwento kasi namin ng mga experienced na kilala namin, magagalang ang mga mountaineers.) before the climb po kasi we made sure to invest on our gear like bags, footwear, even radios because we intend to pursue mountaineering. kaya nung pumunta kami romelo, we were fully geared as in to the max. yun nga lang cguro pagkakamali namin kasi di namin naisip na mahihirapan kami sa bigat ng dala namin dahil baguhan lang. sa simula pa lang nahirapan na kami because of the heat tapos lahat kami 2 hours lang ang tulog dahil galing sa trabaho. ako mismo nanilim paningin at kamuntikan nang matumba pero pinilit ko dahil gusto ko. kaya nung unang stop over namin, may pina OT kaming grupo na nagparinig ng "mahina tong grupo na to". we thought napakarude naman nung nagsalita di ba niya naisip na baka baguhan lang kami and nakita niyang marami talaga kaming dala at 5 lang kami compared to them yung iba halos walang dala at puro lalake sila (kami 3 babae). kahit nga kinukulit kami nung may kabayo na magpakabayo na eh pinanindigan pa rin namin na bitibitin mga gamit namin. anyway, nagenjoy naman kami sa taas maganda ang view kung wala lang sanang mga basura. medyo nashock kami dahil may mga part na parang wala ka sa bundok dahil sa basura. may mga pampers, foil ng shampoo, mga bote, sirang sandals and human feces sa tabi ng falls. kahit baguhan lang kami we were shocked sa mga ginagawa ng ibang campers na naghuhugas ng kinainan sa tubig dun pa tinatapon mga tira-tira. alam ko kc di dapat naglalaba o naliligo sa mga ilog gaya ng sa romelo kasi may mga marine life jan na nalalason sa mga kemikal galing sa mga sabon. pwede naman sumalok ng tubig at ibuhos na lang sa lupa. pababa naman may mgqa naencounter na naman kaming mayayabang na grupo. yung isang nagparinig sa kasama namin na maarte daw dahil ayaw magbasa ng paa nagpunas lang ng tissue. di cguro nila napansin na nasprain yung paa niya at di na makalakad iika-ika na. may nagparinig din na bat kelangan pa namin mag radyo (naiwan kasi yung 2 samin sa likod ng 3 grupo dahil nga sa kasama naming nasprain. (sobrang putikan din pala nun dahil sa magdamag na pagulan.) tanong ko lang bakit pa kelangan punahin yung mga ganong bagay at magparinig? kung sa ibang baguhan cguro nakakadala yung ganon baka isipin nila ganon pala mga mountaineer mayayabang. pero nagpapasalamat pa rin kami dahil kahit may mga naencounter kaming mga ganong mountaineer ay mga mga mababait at magagalang din namin. lalo na dun sa maliit grupo na umalalay sa 3 naming kasama sa unahan at tinulungan pa kami na nasa likod. di namin nahingi pangalan kaya kung mabasa nila to, maraming salamat sir. sana mga katulad na lang ninyo ang makasama namin sa susunod na akyat namin.

Suggestion ko po pala, maganda cguro kung makagawa kayo ng etiquette for climbers para sa mga di nakapag BMC. Nakakashock po kc talaga kahit saming baguhan ang dami ng climbers na pabaya. Personally po gagawa ako ng ganitong guide na isheshare ko sa mga kaibigan ko para kung magkainteres man sila in the future na umakyat at di sila makapag BMC e aware na sila sa dapat at di dapat gawin.

Thanks sir and mabuhay ang pinoy mountainers!

jeffreysantos_belcon said...

me and 6 of my officemates will be climbing on the 31st...most of them are first timers...i just want to share with them the beauty of mt.romelo...sana nga maganda pa din...those who are interested to join can txt me at 09166258648...para po makatipid tayo ng pamasahe...van po sasakyan ntin..sa may raymund bus lines sa legarda meeting place...at 8PM on the 31st...im still looking for the no. of ka rambo...the driver that took us there last year..imagine 120 lang singil nia samin per person from legarda kahit p 9 persons lang kmi that time...hopefully makita ko..and sana may sumabay samin..tnx..rock and roll!

Anonymous said...

To ANYone

2 beses n kame umakyat sa romelo..

feb 12-14

nung una feb 12-14 kame dun madaling araw .. ang nang yari lang ay may na aksedente dun ung na2mba ung kabayo n may nkasakay n mountaineer n babae.. ayun..... umakyat kame n umuulan....enjoy kht ulan ng ulan nung araw nun. pinuntahan nmn ung lanzones,batya-batya,Buruwisan,matandang buruwisan.. enjoy sobra....

march 12-14
pangalawang akyat sa romelo.. umauulan nnmn
at maputek pag dating sa camp site.. may nag ka problema daw may grupo daw n ng gugulo sabi ni nanay sa baba mga burakot daw.. at may nag ka nakawan pa....pero npaalis din nmn agad ng mga tanod at ng iba pa...
sakto madaming tao ang umakyat dun mga feu psychologys 30 sila at 1 section ng mga studnt 70 sila eheheh..ang saya nun hehehe mas lalo umakyat pa kame papuntang sampalok.... kaso hnd n kame umakyat ng sapang labo dhl kinulang kame sa oras dhl may mga trabaho pa kinabukasan ang mga kasama ko... 12 kaming umakyat dun sobrang enjoy feel ang nature. at nandun pa sila kuya n nag pa try ng rafeling heheheh ang ganda ng lugar .... at may nakilala pla kameng isang group n 2mulong samin sa iba pang bagay thnks sir at sa mga kasama nyo ..enjoy sa sampalok at sila nanay sa baba ang mmura pa ng binebentang mga halaman heehhe pakyaw 2 da max kame eheheh mga kasama ko....

Salamat sa mga nakasama nmin at sa mga taong nakilala namin sana mag kita kita pa tayo....
slamat sa pag hawak ng camera pag mag papa picture kame salamat din sa mabuting pakikisama sa inyong laht salamat nanay..


"Reminders sa mga aaakyat pa ng ROMELO"

sana pla sa mga aakyat pa ng romelo sana alagaan nyo ung kalikasan.. ung mga basura n dinala nyo ibaba nyo din....wag nyo sirain ang kalikasan at ang kagandahan nito...mas enjoy ang pag stay nyo sa bundok pag malinis at maging friendly kayo....
SALAMAT po sa INyonG LhAt...


sa mga gs2 ng company sabihan nyo kame sabayan nmn kayo sa pag akyat at sa pag libot pa ng iba pang falls sa romelo....


contact us!
ian_flick2000@yahoo.com
09155073858
09228709349

By: KUYA IAN

thnks

Anonymous said...

sir bkt po hnd n post ung exprience ko sa mt romelo?

Anonymous said...

mas mabilis po b ang byhe if mag sta.cruz laguna n lang kmi...then jeep ppuntang sinoloan?

Marz said...

thanks for the suggestion/ information from the climber who's now in the sands of middle east empire.. hehehe...

i will pursue this venture and hopefully be with someone to accompany me in my sadhanas...

Marz the longHairEdMIT

DEATHSTER said...

will be here at April 1-3

xave said...

xave here, today april 1,2010 i'll be climbing Mt.Famy (night trek)

i'll be visiting the mountain, my last climb was way back 1998, i was told that many changes has been made to the mountain.

xave said...

12 years since my last visit and now this.

http://xxavierx.multiply.com/item/email/xxavierx:photos:119?xurl=http://xxavierx.multiply.com/photos/album/119

Anonymous said...

sir!! bat walang balita d2 ayon s buruwisan yung may 2malon!!??

gideon said...

the incident in mt. romelo is not reported in pinoymountaineer intentionally. we do not consider suicides as mountain-related deaths as there are obviously other factors involved. as stated in our page on mountain-related deaths, the purpose of reporting is "..guiding future climbers, drawing from the lessons and circumstances of these accidents."

however, i appreciate everyone who informed and updated us about the incident in mt. romelo last week.

Marz said...

i was there, the guy had previous issues and was reported to have planned it twice.

i mentioned it partly in my blog at my multiply site.

kuya Rolex advice was: if you happen to hear a suicidal intention even if the guy is drunk, you should keep eye on him from that moment on.

we are responsible not just to our own actions but to our companions in the mountains, whether animate or inanimate, because we are all part of one chain of life (pratitya-samutpada)

with that, i strongly believe that washing our stuffs (our own body or utensils we used), we should use environmentally safe shampoos and soaps. and please dont leave the sachets...

another point.. in the batya-batya falls... they caught a snake.. and killed it.

arckthompson said...

mga sir sulit un akyat namin with my whole family last april 01-03 2010... enjoy mga kids at nephew ko. we had more than 300 pictures taken all over the camp site. 8 persons lahat kami, sobra saya. tnx to ( jhosep ) aka totoy lumpia un bata na nagtitnda ng lumpia. sya nag guide sa amin, although pang 4x kn umakyat mt.romelo and i know the trails. tnx din sa brother ni jhosep na si (tonton) aka. totoy lamig. kapatid ni totoy lumpia na nagtitinda naman ng ice candy. pati pagbaba sya nman nag guide samin. sa sobrang bait ng mga batang ito di talaga kami maliligaw sa mt.romelo... hahaha.. tnx din kay michaelangelo para sa guide sa transpo.. tnx sir. yung sad info diko na post dito. paggalang nlang to a new friend who lost at buruwisan falls, i remember sa kanya ko pa binilin yun tent namin when we go to batya batya, and then when we got back i saw the big smile on his face and he said to me,, sir kinulambuan ko yan tent nyo kahit lamok di nakapasok dyan,thats the last i saw his smile,,, ooopsss bago ko makalimutan laki na pinagbago ng mt. romelo marumi na, kakaasar un mga nag shashampoo sa mga falls kitang kita wala sumasaway, dapat yun minumura kasi mga wala pakundangan tapos ttapon pa yun mga sache sa falls.

Anonymous said...

mga sir and mam we are planning to go there at Mt. Romelo this coming sat. (april 24) until up to sunday. we got the no. of Mang Rodel here at the site and we tried to call him but its like always unattended. Does he have other contact no. so we can txt or call him sooner and get us an idea if we are going to push thru this activity. and whoever might see this post, if we're going there at Mt. Romelo, is it safe? coz we all know that the election is coming and because of that, is it safe to go there on those dates? thanks in advance..

Anonymous said...

hi! will visit mt. romelo on may 2. daytrip lang.

san ba mas madali ang transpo, yung route to rizal o ung sa sta. cruz?

thanks!

keep on wonder while wandering ^^

janjan said...

Last weekend nasa romelo kami with officemates
pero ako sumunod na lang ako sa kanila kasi sila aftshift as office tumuloy na sila sa Terminal ng Raymond Bus ako naman di pa decided kung sasama at di pa nakapag pack ng gamit almost 10am na ko nakapag decide kung susunod ba o hindi after ko mag pack 1045am ako umalis gamit ang scooter ko 12pm nasa great valley na ako pero i had to leave my back pack muna para pumunta sa Pakil para iiwan ung scooter ko sa friend ko kasi di daw maipapark sa great valley wala daw daan

1:55 na ako naka pagstart umakyat nakasabay ko isang grupo ng nurses na first time umakyat sa Mt. Romelo ok naman sila kasabay kasi mababait naman sila nga if ever mabasa nyo tong comment ko sa blog na to "pau and the rest of your group nice meeting you all at sana next time makasabay ko ulit kayo sa trail"

mahina ang tubig ngaun dahil siguro tag-tuyo ngayon pansin ko rin na ang dami ng kalat sa mga falls mga bote ng alak na naiwan o iniwan na lang pagtapos maubos ang laman at parami na rin ng parami ang mga nagba-vandal sa mga bato meron pa gumagamit pa talaga ng pentel pen to vandalize or publish their names on the stones
sana let's be responsible to keep the place clean sana keep in mind na basura nyo baba nyo let's keep the place they way nature made it and as much as possible don't vandalize on the stones

arckthompson said...

mga sir / mam akyat kami ng kids at nephew ko bukas mt. sembrano. sana po may makasabay kami. may aakyat po ba bukas, sabay kayo samin. apat lang kami.

Anonymous said...

hi to all! I'm ICE,

i wan't to share some experience in mt. romelo.. i've been there for 4 time na since 2007 - 2010 last month (April 9-11) once a year pumupunta tlga kmi doon we don't have a group.. its voluntary lang, at ang masasabi ko lang tlga sa lugar na yun ay tlgang npakaganda at nakaka-relax ng pakiramdam.. every night meron p rin mga fireflies, at this year tlga, ngaun ko lng masasabing nag-enjoy tlga ako.. kc i meet new friends, khit d kmi magkakakilala nung una at the end naging maganda parin ang bonding namin.. and so far we were going to mt.sembrano nman ngaun.. at sila pa rin ang makakasama ko.. what i want to share tlga, masarap mag-explore ng adventure kapag nakakatagpo ka ng mga bagong kaibigan at masaya kayong lahat..

Anonymous said...

madaling arw ng byernes santo 2010.. nsa tndhan kme ni nanay ng gf ko ksma ung ka social nmin sa camp ng my sumigaw sa kalayuan na "harangin nyo yng tao n yn" akla ko mgnnakaw pero pgtingin ko s knya ay wlng ulo at nadapa sa hrapan nmin.. npancin nmin ang duguan niang mukha at sugat s ktwan.buong akla ko ay d n bbangon ang toang iyon..pero tumayo cia at dumerecho ng tkbo pa puntang buruwisan..lumundag cia sa buruwisan pero msydong mlayo ang bwelo nia kya't hndi nya nskto ang pgtalon.. nanka bitin ang klhating ktawan nia sa buruwisan.. sumigaw ako sa knya sbi ko "sir wg kyong gumalaw" pero d cia nkinig..bakos ay kusa ciang nagpatihulog.. kung susumahin kya ko ciang lundagin para matulungan pero iba ang intensyon nia sa oras na yun.. naisip ko bka pti ako mahatak at mahulog.tanging ang sigaw n lng nia ang nrinig ko s sandaling iyon. D nniwla ang locals ng BRnGGAY n my tumalomn dhl my nkslubong dw cilang mountaineer n pbba at my ssunduin dw..pero umga ng araw na yun mtpos mrecover ang ktwan ng tao ay ngulat ang locals sa nakita nila dhil ang nksalubong nila sa trail nung mdling araw ay ung tumalon.. R.I.P(+)

Anonymous said...

galing ako dto last feb 22-23.. malinis linis naman ang ilog.. wala namang mga kalat.. un nga lang, daming mga bata na pagala gala na lumalapit sa tent namin.. nung una kasi sa buruwisan kami nagtayo ng tent, tas nung maggagabi na, lumipat kami sa camp site sa itaas.. maraming nagsabi na marami dw magnanakaw dun.. nkakatakot.. pero may mga ksabay kaming mga montaineer dun, at mukang mababait naman sila.. panay daan nila samin, at nakikishot.. heheeh maganda sa mt.romelo, kaya nga lang, nakakatakot lng ang mga magnanakaw..

arckthompson said...

enjoy our climb at mt.sembrano last may 01-02-2010 with my kids and two nephew. it was hard all the way up to the summit. we never get lost but we almost spend 2.5 hours from camp 1 mangahan,to the summit we start trek at about 5:i5 pm. and then we arrived at the summit at about 7:41 pm. we never plan a night trek but the trek is too hard now. its not the same. way back 2006. my last climb mt.sembrano. but its all worth it we enjoy the view its very cold and windy mixed with lots of fog. we met a group at the summit they were 18 person, only them and my group that were on the summit that night.sadly we sleep early we never enjoy the bondings with my kids and nephew because its very cold outside. we dont have any source of heat because we run out of fuel for our stove i cant boil water for our chocolate drink. but we really enjoy and survive the night. we wake up at about 4:33 am i tried lighting the stove and suprisingly it work but a very little fire but then it work i boil about 500ml of water thats the last water we had. then we share a hot chocolate drink. wait the sun to rise and then some picture taking. we start descend at about 5:23am. soon were planning to climb mt. cristobal ..... sama kyo mga sir at mam

arckthompson said...

mga sir at mam, wer planning to climb mt cristobal sana po may makasabay kami apat lang kami ito po cp no. ko 09165638186. puro teens po kasama ko newbe po. any info po sa trail kc diko alam.

Anonymous said...

sarap mag camp dito lalo na sa may tapat ng buruisan falls...

Vinsanity said...

pupunta kame dito sa 20th. \m/

Anonymous said...

Sir Arckthompson,

Galing po kami dito sa Cristobal (day-hike), nung May 02. Maganda pong contact sina Christian (+639152409138) mabait po siya and his father is also a guide there (Mang Lito). He showed us around and had a lot of stories to tell along the trail. Php 500/day was the guide fee. The IT for the trek found in the Cristobal link is pretty much it and camping at either campsites would be your option. Bring water from the Montelibano house (last water source). Enjoy the trip!

R1

Anonymous said...

mga sir punta po kami dito sa 29, gs2 q lng po iclarify ung tungkol sa holdapan issue? meron p ba? 5-6 lng kasi kaming aakyat eh.

Anonymous said...

"akla ko mgnnakaw pero pgtingin ko s knya ay wlng ulo at nadapa sa hrapan nmin.. npancin nmin ang duguan niang mukha at sugat s ktwan"

oi kung sino ka mang ngcomment nito ayusin mo...kala ko ba walang ulo? tapos nakita mo duguan ung mukha?? lol

cristopher m, osias said...

expect the worst
first climb ko 2002
2nd climb ko 2004
third climb ko 2005
fourth climb ko 2008 with my
3 mons.old baby
3 years old daughter
13 years old son
28 years old wife
and always with my group 'Tabakcmg'
still we descend with happy memories and with our 'TRASH' or basura
and nothing went wrong just plan what you want to do and what you could do to our nature?
and by starting at your own home..
everything follows
cristopher osias
tabkcmg

cristopher m. osias said...

mga sir
galing ako doon 5times na
last ko kasama 3mons. old baby boy
8 yrs. old daughter
13 yrs. old son
29 yrs. old wife at grupo ko Tabakcmg
at basura na ibinaba
wala naman masama na nangyari
basta do all right things you know
thats all...

Sir cris Osias
Tabakcmg
taga-pag-alaga ng bundok at kailkasa
Comem Mountaineers Group

Roger Mar said...

Akyat kami mamaya... sa mga pupunta see you later...

Christine said...

We went here last June 9-10. Walang tubig dun sa Buruwisan falls. Hopefully, magkatubig na uli kasi tag-ulan na.

By the way, here's the contact number of Engineer Rodel De Guzman - 0922-797-2584. He is need of volunteers who can help him do write-ups on their environmental projects on Romelo.

Horse for hire - 200 pesos (not sure if per day)

Anonymous said...

my friends and i is a freelance mountaineers, we are composed only at most of 8 persons all came from our native town Laoang N. Samar, and we know by heart the mountaineers creed as i taught it to them, i being the one responsible in taking them up and bringing them close to our mother nature. we normaly climb mountains through the informations we have acquired from this site. galing lang kami dito particularly lanzones falls last june 12-13 2010. naka2dismaya, ang daming basura, 1st time namin dito. sa kampsite palang makikita mo na, nakakalat kung saan-saan. i'm wondering, if everybody just do their share and be responsible enough, tingin ko walang dapat ganoon kadaming basura na nakakalat.. ang dami pang tindahan sa lugar.. hindi sa paghamak sa natural beauty of this mountain.. pero sa gnitong klaseng aming nadatnan, kung tatanungin ako kung babalik pa ko dito, magdadalawang isip talaga ako.. we pitched our camp near lanzones falls, at lalo kaming nadismaya sa daming nakakalat na basura doon.. so i decided na pulutin at ibaba ang aming kayang mabuhat.. by that time, tatlo lang kaming umakyat bcause of the conflict of skedule, gnun pa man, nakapaglinis kami doon sa abot ng aming makakaya, kya lang di namin naibaba ang mga bote ng alak na basag at ung ibang mga hindi dahil sa dami at bigat nito at plastic bags lang ang aming lalagyan pero inipon namin ito at nilagay sa isang tabi. wala kaming grupo na maipagmamalaki, pro if we just do our part, hindi siguro dadami ng ganon ang basura dun.. or lets put it dis simple; we nid not to organize clean up drives for a certain mountain, what we only nid is to be responsible enough to take down our own trash on that very moment we conquered that mountain, and to those who can’t. Damn you! Thanks to sir Edison of the kapatiran mountaineers who gave us directions towards the lanzones falls.. sir Richie of Pasan mountaineers who gave us new hang-outs and introduce to us an affordable yet delicious kainan sa baba ng mt. Romelo and some tips on transportation. More power! Ty sir gids!
-mandirigma

michaelangelo said...

mga sir, mga mam, gud news poh. me tubig n ang mga falls s romelo. last may29-30 nandyan poh ang grupo ko. walang 2big s buruwian. pero ang lanzones meron. nakilala namin c sir yuri. dnala nya kmi s iba pang falls n ndi madaling puntahan.
kaya napuntahan n namin ang sapang labo, mini batis, diwata at sampaloc falls. ayan ung mga s tingin ko eh mahirap puntahan kpg nandun k. kaya pwd ko ng sabhin n "i survive d 7 falls of mt. romelo". galing uli kmi dyan nung june13-14. me tubig n buruwisan, at batya batya.
mabuhay poh taung lahat.

liwanag hunters.

michaelangelo tolentino/ 09055859652.

Anonymous said...

sir michaelangelo tanong ko lang kung malakas na ba ulit ang tubig dun sa buruwisan at batya batya. oh mahina lang?nagseset kasi kami ng climb sa june 24. tnx sa maibibigay po na info. god bless you po sir

Anonymous said...

Sirs totoo bang may mga holdapang nangyayari sa famy? During climb/along the trail? Please confirm. KAsi po gusto kong bumalik sa lugar na yan.Thanks

Anonymous said...

winks' nabura ung pagkahabahaba kong tinype hehe..

dami na palang nakawansa romelo. naalala ko tuloy ung nangholdap samin nung 2003. well, tanung ko lang po sana kung dun padin nakatira sila nathalie? sila ung may ari ng videokehan/paliguan na madadaanan bago magparegister. balak kasi pumunta ng tropa dun ee. at tsaka san na pala ung sakayan ngayon papuntang siniloan galing crossing at kung magkano na pamasahe? salamat


nga pala, sino may balak umakyat dun next month? hanap kasama lang :)

nice site

god bless.

-joseph 09126295085

Anonymous said...

Mga sir pa update lang..Punta kami mt. Romelo sa july 1 day hike lang kami..Tanong ko lang ang the best route na masasakyan namin papuntang siniloan..Cubao kami malapit..Tnx a lot..

arckthompson said...

sir yun aakyat ng july 1 sa mt. romelo... kung malapit kyo sa cubao, the best route nyo is from cubao sakay kyo bus to crossing baba kyo crossing may pila ng mga jeep dun byaheng tanay yun ang sakyan nyo sabi nyo drayber baba kyo ng tanay palengke. tapos dun sa tanay palenke may pila din jeep byahe siniloan sakay kyo dun. tapos baba kyo siniloan palengke din. then fron there sakay kyo tricycle sabi nyo drayber hatid kyo buruwisan. pag baba nyo tricycle dun na jump off point tawid sapa left dun na registration area. dun kami last april 1-3 msaya dun ... have a nice climb ingat.

Anonymous said...

sir this july 24-25 want kong umakyat exploration po,.. hindi po ba nakakaligaw sa jump off to camp site? and may alam po ba kaung nag guguide for night trek sir,... thnks po

Anonymous said...

si text me,.. baka mag kita tayo sa romelo this july 24-25 sabay tayo,.. kaso night trek kami,...


09993779807 pakilala kau sir,..

Anonymous said...

naku.. syang pla sir 31-1 kmi this july.. tama b un mga sir ung raymond bus my rumoruta dw dun?
sayang sir naiba ng konteng konte ung date ntin.. night trek din
kita kits..

pete n lng poh
09222016041 pra if ever mgksbay tau mga sir..

Anonymous said...

Hi Mountaineers,

Planning to ascend buruwisan in 31-1 AM start.Konti lang kame,sabay na kayo masaya po kami kasama.

neo.

Anonymous said...

sir kami din po aakyat ng romelo ng 24-25 24 ng gabi kami aakyat bali mga 10pm start trekking natin.

txt me 09065078004 tnx

10 kami.

Anonymous said...

sir kami po din 24-25

bali po 24 ng gabi kami aalis at magtetrek pwede po ba tayong magsabay?

galing kaming taguig.

this is my no.09065078004

Anonymous said...

sir july 31 din kme pupuntang romelo.
sana magkasabay tyo. ano po ang name ng group nyo?

sa sampalok falls namin plano mag camp.
and kung sama sama po tyo sana matiempuhan natin yung magnanakaw.. para mailibing na natin yun don.

iwan ka ng number sir.

Anonymous said...

sana po mag-update yung aakyat sa 24 dun kung maayos ang trail pagtapos ni basyang.salamat ng marami.

@anonymous, heheh sa magnanakaw meron pb? iwan mo # mo sir call kita. Kampay

neo.

Anonymous said...

mga sir.pnta dn kme romelo 31-1.bagong tay0ng group.school-based.mdy0 mdme kme..kng sure n ssma lahat nun ngpalista.hehe
kitakits nln dun mga sir.
_mike

busog said...

sir akyat kami ng august 14-15 kita kits.

Anonymous said...

from what school sir?

Anonymous said...

may holdapan ba sa trail?

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