Saturday, September 27, 2008

Mt. Arayat/Traverse (1,030+)


Mt. ARAYAT (MAGALANG-ARAYAT TRAVERSE)
Pampanga
Entry point: Brgy. Ayala, Magalang, Pampanga
Exit point: Brgy. Juan Bano, Arayat, Pampanga
LLA: 15.2067N, 120.7441E, 1030 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 5 hours (NP) 8 hours (SP)
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 5/9, Trail class 1-4 (10kms)

BACKGROUND
The popularity of traverses has not abated. As a trivia, there are even traverses for the three most difficult mountains in the country. A Mt. Guiting-Guiting Traverse has been done by at least three Filipino groups including that of Romi Garduce; A Mt. Halcon Traverse is said to be once a favorite of the AMCI; and a Mt. Mantalingajan traverse - virtually crossing the width of southern Palawan from Brooke's Point to Rizal - has been reportedly done by a Japanese mountaineer a few years ago. Of course, one of our country's great mountaineering feats was the Mt. Everest traverse done by Noelle Wenceslao, Janet Belarmino, and Karina Dayondon in 2007.

Closer to home we have a traverse of Mt. Makiling from Sto. Tomas to Los Banos. Its northern counterpart is a traverse of Mt. Arayat from Magalang, Pampanga to the more popular trail down Arayat Ecological Park in Arayat town. This traverse, with its difficulty comparable with that of a Maktrav, takes you to the two peaks of Mt. Arayat: North Peak (Peak 1; 1030 MASL) and South Peak (Peak 2; 1008 MASL). Between these peaks is a ridgeline where much of the difficulty of the traverse lies. After 3 hours, its back to the familiar, forested Peak 2 of Mt. Arayat.

At the North Peak, which serves as the campsite of an overnight traverse, the view is 270 degrees, and encompasses the Central provinces of Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, and Bataan. The landmark here is the police outpost / tower. On the other hand, there is a viewdeck near the South Peak where a more southern view may be seen. Between these two peaks stand the major geographic feature of the mountain - the 'White Rock' which is visible from Magalang and other towns in Pampanga. Legend has it that this stone was hurled by the mythical personification of Mt. Pinatubo.

For more information on Mt. Arayat, visit the Mt. Arayat (Arayat Trail) page.

ITINERARY
Traverse from Magalang to Arayat

Day 1
0700 Take Olongapo-bound bus and get off at San Fernando, Pampanga
0900 ETA San Fernando, take jeep to Magalang town
0930 At Magalang, take trike to jump-off point in Brgy. Ayala
1000 ETA Brgy. Ayala; start trek
0400 ETA North Peak (Peak 1); set up camp at tower grounds

Day 2
0600 Wake up call
0700 Start traverse to South Peak via ridgeline
1000 ETA South Peak (Peak 2); visit viewdeck. Lunch.
1200 Start descent
1430 ETA National Park; bathe at the natural pools
1500 Head back to Manila or to Angeles City for sidetrips

TRAIL AND NAVIGATION MAP
Click on the image to see the full-size map. Note that some of the data are approximates and the map is only meant to be a fairly-reliable overview of the trail and topography.


SPECIAL CONCERNS

Transportation. Since the climb is a traverse, public transport is a better option. Take an Olongapo-bound bus, get off at San Fernando, Pampanga (P100). From San Fernando, take a jeep to Magalang town then take a trike to the jumpoff in Brgy. Ayala. Magalang may also be accessed by jeepney from Dau.

We are still in the process of gathering more detailed information for an Arayat Traverse. What we know now is that it is perfectly safe to climb the mountain. It has been suggested that a dayhike of the mountain might be a better idea considering the absence of water sources in the mountain. IF doing a dayhike, you may want to stay in the resort in Magalang then climb very early the next day (around 5am). With this, it may be possible to expedite the itinerary and be in Arayat Ecological Park by late afternoon. In this case, try to be at the South Peak by lunchtime...Given the reported difficulty of the ridge between the two peaks, you don't want to negotiate it during the heat of noontime.

Guides are available on either side of the mountain - but prepare to haggle with high prices (P600-1000/day).

MT. ARAYAT PICTURES

The North Peak as seen from the South Peak viewdeck. Take note of the ridge where the traverse trail passes by.


At the South Peak, with Pampanga River on the background, during a Mt. Arayat via Arayat Trail dayhike on June 2007.

TRIVIA
Change in convention: To avoid confusion, PinoyMountaineer prefers naming the peaks according to their position; hence in this itinerary they are officially called "North Peak (Peak 1)" and South Peak (Peak 2)".

My blogging partner Ivan Henares climbed the first leg of the Magalang trail and he describes his Arayat hike as well as nearby Abe's Farm, in Ivan About Town.

MAGALANG WEATHER FORECAST

PinoyMountaineer thanks Sir Jan Pambid of BAKAT and Ma'am Ice Bautista for providing information about the Arayat Traverse.

117 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi sir...We have done the Arayat traverse last January. It was very challenging because most parts of the trail we're not visible anymore. It was like doing an exploration climb. Good thing we have a GPS with us. We were able to find our way to the helipad. One Policeman from the camp even commented that he had not seen anyone took that trail for years. We took the Magulang - Magalang trail.
Hehe...We named the other side Magulang because most of the people there are...'Magulang'...From tricycle drivers to DENR officials. I can still remember a certain 'Matias' forcing us to pay tickets for the park.

So if you're planning to take the San Juan BaƱo(aka Magulang) trail, be ready to go through 3 payment stations. The barangay hall, the DENR Office at the Arayat National Park, and the DENR Training office. Be ready also to pay for a required guide that will take you only to where the road ends...Napakalaking tulong nya...Hehe...

Anyways, for those using GPS, we have uploaded the tracks at waypoints.ph.

-carl

Gloria Karlos said...

CONGRATULATIONS from the TechScribe!

gideon said...

karl, this 'magulang' nickname is very appropriate and i shall add it in the 'climbspeak' glossary of mountaineering terms :D

ill look up your coordinates and compare it with the data that i received. feel free to volunteer more information / suggestions on the itinerary to further improve this article.

from what i hear, very few people have done the traverse -- one of the reasons is the very limited info about the magalang trail.

Anonymous said...

hi gid..we're planning to traverse arayat next week, thru magalang-"magulang" trail.. but as of this time, still have second thoughts due to the following reasons:

1. Condition of the trail ( ridgeline) because of the rainy days.

2. We have girls in the group who climbed twice/thrice and puro minor.

3. ok. I know you're telling me now that traverse is not feasible...my question is, which trail should we take? all of us are first timers in arayat....

...thanks for your time.more power to your site....

gideon said...

condition of the trail? i think its okay year round since my friends climbed during rainy season also.

as for the readiness of your team members to climb - physically its almost never a problem naman; i would be more concerned with the mental and material readiness of my members - as well as their determination and desire - to do the climb.

i suggest that you go for the traverse as plan A, but in case as something goes wrong then just do the straightforward arayat. either trail will do.

good luck to your group and i hope you'll be blessed with good weather.

Anonymous said...

...ok, we'll note that...thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Good eve sir gid,
ask ko lng kung my guide kau nung umakyat kau?
then sinamahan ba kau ng guide m hanggang mkapag traverse kau at mkababa sa kabila?

nabasa ko kc sa isang post,hnd dw cla sinamahan hanggang mkababa cla.

please do reply
thanks more power...
lnt policy
stam

Anonymous said...

ciao! kung may aakyat po ng arayat or any mountain sa pampanga, pakiinform lang po. gusto ko sumama... grazie! =) -neophyte climber

Anonymous said...

ciao! kung may aakyat po ng arayat or any mountain sa pampanga, pakiinform lang po. gusto ko sumama... grazie! =) -neophyte climber

Halumigmig said...

Hi Gid,

After my group, FMDYDH Outdoor Group (FOG) scaled the Malipunyo Traverse, we are considering the Magalang-Juan Bano traverse this time.

My only concern is that, for the exhorbitant guide fee that you have mentioned (600-1,000Php), will the guide lead us from Magalang till we go down at Arayat National Park in Juan Bano?

Appreciate your inputs on this

gideon said...

i think you can arrange for the guide to take you all the way - but they might negotiate for something; you can also consider doing a traverse dayhike.

as for the arayat trail, it is fairly easy to navigate on your own without a guide -- the trail is well-established with landmarks such as the 'haring bato'. you may use the illustrated trail map above as directional guide.

Anonymous said...

Good day,

Been in Arayat recently, and Pico de Loro the week before Arayat. I can compare that Arayat's trail condition is far worse than that of Pico, and yet there seemed no protests about it? Garbage is everywhere in Arayat, predominantly in Magalang side.

gideon said...

okay, thanks for this tip. pico de loro is much more popular than arayat that's why news reaches us faster,

personally, i don't really know what's going on in the mountains; most of them time we rely on reports from other climber and feedback like this is greatly appreciated.

gid

freddie said...

@anonymous, sir ayaw nyo bng i try mga bundok s tarlac? my climb kmi s tangisan s san jose bk gusto nyo sumama. visit n lng po kyo tarlacmc.multiply.com my mga contact # po kmi dun kung interested kyo tnx

richard said...

Hi! Who can I contact to get more information about the traverse? An email address or phone number would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Richard
richard.yulo@yahoo.com

kevin timothy said...

sir gid!
kkaakyat lng nmin ng traverse last wik we follow magalang - arayat traverse. it was great! masaya xe may konting ligaw kmi sa landslide, 3 lng kmi en nver b4 conquerd Mt. arayat...
Concern lng po kmi sa NPAKADAMING basura sa magalang trail. Sna pumulot tayo khit konting basura while trekking, it will help!
the rest is great lalo na ung ridge line, where you will crawl, then climb big boulder in the middle of NP en SP.

mor power po sa inyo!
Godbless!
-kevin-

gideon said...

this is sad. sana nga talaga macontrol ang basura, unfortunately maraming fees sa arayat pero there's little or no action being done to conserve the mountain.

did you get a guide?

kevin timothy said...

ndi po kmi kumuha ng guide.. we arrived at magalang town around 11 and jump off by 12midnight. naaalala q pa ng binati kmi ng manong dun, ng sbi lng kmi na "makikiraan lng po". then when we reach the NP sabi smin, dun ung registration ng DENR of magalang trail.
ndi po kmi kumuha ng guide, peo sbi s amin na pwedeng mg.avail ng guide en porter on that site.
aftr we traversed, we have been informed ng mga manong sa DENR banyo, arayat na, if mag sasakyan kau, daretso nlng kayo sa jump off para di na po kau, singilin ng barangay(wid necessary guide)en even donation lng sa mga manong sa DENR pwede na.

in all, wla po kming guide en ndi din pu kmi siningil for registration.

hope this may help.
God bless
-kevin-

gideon said...

thank you kevin. circumventing the arayat resort would indeed be a suggestion that will appeal to many -- especially those who dont want to be heckled.

karl of piknikers mountaineers said...

hi sir gid, we did the traverse last satrday jan 24.. pag dating nmin brgy.ayala nag register lang kmi pero wala bayad tapos nag hi kay tatay rey then summit ng north peak wala din bayad register lang.. sabi ng guard dun wala na daw nag tatraverse kasi nawala na yun daan at may landslide.. so inisip namin na di na kami traverse ng 5am dahil wala nga daw so wake up kami 7am tatlo lang kami pero full load and self contained bawat isa.. inubos na namin food at konti water ng 8am ng bigla sabi ng hepe nila may daan daw so na excite kame kahit wala na suply nag traverse kame ng 12nn dumating kami sa landslide ng 3pm pero medyo masama na yun trail para samin lahat ng kahoy britle na hawakan.. yun tipo di na magagamit ng kasunod ko.. sobra alikabok nun soil.. pag chek ko sa alit reader ko 3,100 feet na almost 2 storey na lang summit na ng south peak nakadikit na kami sa ding-ding nun land slide pero inabort ko kasi di kakayanin nun newbie namin sobra sakit na likod sa injury.. so bumalik kami north peak mag 6pm na nun.. napaka bait ng mga guard binigyan kami pagkain at tubig.. aft pahinga at kain night trek kami pababa sa magalan then inuman sa bahay nila ate ruby asawa ng anak ni tatay rey then uwi na.. pwede nga pala mag park ng car dun 100 pesos lang with free shower and cofee secured with gate..nag oofer din mag guide asawa ni ate ruby si kuya jerry eto number nila 09206183918. makikita ang pictures nila sa friendster namin, piknikersmountaineers@yahoo.com.ph. Thanks and more power! karl of piknikers mountaineers.

backpackingsheet said...

Hi sir karl,

We did a succesful arayat dayhike traverse last nov 22, 2008 albeit the landslide you mentioned. it is really strenuous, especially the part where you have to climb up a vertical loam soil with minimal grip support. i believe it is feasible to do a traverse as long as your packs are light (daypacks), and your willpower is strong enough. a bit dangerous but still manageable.

rojem said...

hello... most of us sa company na nahihilig sa mountain climbing look to scale this one by april siguro. pero majority of us ay first timers, at we ahve girls na kasama. do you think we can scale this mountian, and if so, ano suggestion niyo as our route?

kevin timohty said...

sir rojem,
we did another traverse last wikend(feb.13 -15)and it is successful. the condition of the mountain is great except sa landslide parts.

kung mga kasama nyo po is first timers, its better to trek Magalang trail(NP) and kung kaya pa po ng mga ksama nyo, try nyo mgtraverse to SP. but still the soil to SP is very dry and might cause the small rocks to fall down, pero kung mag iingat its passable.

Gudluck po sa climb nyo.

Jay Z said...

Ei guys we did a Mt. Arayat Traverse Magalang to hunter's trail to san roque last weekend kasama namin c tatay rey & kuya jerry w mang nardo. Mahirap cya as is in wala na talagang trail its more like an exploratory climb the trail is filled with rattan and other noxious plants na puro thorns ang dami namin sugat sobrang sukal ng trail and u can literally hear monkeys howling even the local native fowl (labuyo) technical ang trail sa may landslide update lang masyado nang loose ang soil there i suggest if u can bring a kern type rope mas maganda most parts of the landslides wala nang hand support tuyo na ung mga ibang ugat masyado na cyang brittle hindi na cya ganun ka safe daypacks lang ang magagamit dun since masyado cyang technical also as a reminder dont attempt to scale the hunters trail without a local guide since halos ikaw ang gagawa ng trail dun & walang watersource pag descend nyo madadaanan nyo pababa ang mga boulders where u need to balance sa mga giant rocks the soil is loose also u can see in some parts of the woods ung mga traps for monkeys and labuyo after that san roque trail entrance na its an open trail walang cover sobrang init mga 2 hours ung trail sa san roque ang baba nyo sa bitas arayat pampanga. many thanks to karl of piknikers for the guide contacts (KUYA JERRY 09206183918) thanks PEACE TO ALL!

Anonymous said...

gud days sa lahat!!!

inquire lang po sana ako sa mga successful mountainer ng mt arayat. plan po sana nmin umakyat dun this coming holiday.
ask ko lng po sana kung mgakano lahat kailangan bayaran sa pg akyat means fee para sa

barangay hall,
the DENR Office at the Arayat National Park
the DENR Training office.
and necessary po ba talaga my guide or pwede wla na po and how much yung cost.
plssss

plssss



hope to climb with you all thanks.

sawyer said...

akyat din kmi sa arayat sa holywik dun kmi north peak mag camp...kitakits mga sir n mam!!!

kakosa mountaineering group

sawyer said...

sir Gid,
magkano yng pamase sa trike n jeep??

salamat.

Anonymous said...

hi guys this is diego of united trekkers club inc. we climbed (me and my wife que) arayat via magalang trail last december 26, 2008 and recently this april 09, 2009 day hike. from magalang city hall you can ride a tryk for P100.00 up to bgy ayala passing PAC. the trail is much harder compared to the bgy bano jump off. and the magalang trail is not that expensive. the only fee you are going pay is the pamasahe from magalang to bgy ayala and back to magalang is P50.00 only per trip. the registration with the 1st military outpost with staff sargeant gutierrez is free as well as the registration at camp 2 (with the military radio generator). with this climb on our trek back to bgy ayala we met three groups of climbers. for our next climb in mt arayat we will traverse from magalang to bgy bano or bgy bano to magalang whichever is less expensive. the bundoc is full of trash by a group of youngsters the previous day. we sure wish there is a monitoring group (like the PAC) that will safeguard this mountain from untrained climbers and mountaineers who leave their trash.

jaysonAMC said...

hi sir gid good day po, ask q lng po kung nid pa po tlga ng GPS kpg mag cliclimb sa mt.arayat,my friend told me na nid po tlga use ng GPS, thx po sa attention

edge said...

@jaysonmc,

If u're worried to be lost i think no need for it (gps),both trails are visible in day hikes.If u're still doubt try to locate ur route w/ "waypoints"(i.e.ribbons).It's an adventure u can grab on.
GPS is an optional tool on this.^_^ my opinion.

hapi trek

Romex said...

kagagaling lang namin last july 20-21,2009,4 po kami no guide.Di namin nakuha yong south peak in day 1,we decided to abort assault @ 5pm kasi foggy,malakas na yong hangin at nagbabanta ng ulan,madulas yong lupa considering aabutin kami ng gabi.di kasi namin nakita yng trail sign paikot at dadaanan yong landslide,ginawa namin nag-assault kami dun lang mismo sa tabi ng landslide w/c is napakatarik nasa 65-70 degrees in heavy backpacks pa.ecamp kami dun lang sa narrow ridge few meters from landslide.day 2 na kami nag assault sa south peak.reminding you pa rin regarding sa brgy magulang(bano) dun sa me jump off pina-log lang kami ..pero dun sa national park na meron paliguan at pool eh sinalubong kami ng taga DENR kuno at SOP na magbayad kami sa paligo at tampisaw sa pool (30php/ech) then trike kami 30/each

Bombi said...

sir, puede ba ang atv sa arayat? dito lang kami sa nueva. may alam ka pa bang mga trail na puede ang atv?

Anonymous said...

hi sir gid,
katatapos lang po namin mag traverse.
salamat sa info sir. kaya lang inabot kami ng gabi sa trail.
anyway, very rewarding naman yung hirap at pagod na inabot namen. its like two mountains in one climb.
at ang scenery.. priceless..
lagi kase ako nagpapadaan sa nlex kaya lagi kong nakikita ang mt.arayat.
to all climbers, add this to your list of mountains to conquer!

thanks sir gid.

--jhon

Anonymous said...

I've read there's a "new" traverse trail for Arayat.

http://jayzjorge.multiply.com/photos/album/22/Mt._Arayat_Traverse_Magalang_To_San_Roque_HUNTERS_TRAIL

BPS

Anonymous said...

Any updates about the conditions of Mt. Arayat traverse? Passable and manageable na ba ung landslide part especially for the newbies? And may contact ba kau sa DENR? Appreciate ur help. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

We recently completed a traverse in Mt. Arayat via Hunter Trails (Brgy. San Roque). Actually wala pa talaga trail kaya mahirap. The landslide is managable naman may kunting akyat lang. I suggest mag pa guide nalang kayo sa local na alam ung hunter's trail.

Anonymous said...

Sir Questions:

1.Paano ba makakarating sa Mt. arayat via hunters trails kung mangagaling kami ng edsa rotonda.

2.How much total damage? kasama ung transportation fair, registration kung meron and ang guide/porter?

Anonymous said...

marami mo pa bang ligaw sa arayat? tanung lang po, kasi balak po namin itong gawing alternative sa maktrav... salamat po :D

Anonymous said...

magkano po bayad sa guide sa arayat traverse?

Anonymous said...

we are planningto climb mt arayat traverse at the end of may this year, required po ba ang guide dito? 2000 daw ang guide fee ayon dun sa naka post na number ng guide, kung pwede bang hindi na magpa guide parang OP naman kase dahil 2 days lang kami aakyat

pls send back reply, tnx

Rhald

Anonymous said...

rhald, kung gusto nyo ako nalang kunin nyo guide, libre pa, try nyo din miyamit falls sa porac ang ganda ng view at saka nung falls.

09291113794 yan poh # ko
jhey

Anonymous said...

sir kelan baka pwede sabit climb ito po number ko.09162697079 update nyo ko sir.thank you sir..

Anonymous said...

successful traverse namin ayala to san roque, bitas. mahirap pababa walang trail.....

Anonymous said...

sir/maam gusto ko mag climb dito kaso wla ko kasama... sinong group akyat jan? psabit :D

je said...

sobra challenge d2 parang mas mahirap pa sa akiki ng pulag. there was no trail pababa, meron pang landslide part where you have to assault almost an 80 degree inclination.. we even got lost kasi sobra masukal ang daan at lahat pa kami ay first timer. vines and teka-teka plant littered the 8hour trek pababa. be ready with lots of water kasi walang water source. another tip, be sure to get a guide.

anyway,some update.

99- bataan transit to SM pampanga
500- chartered jeep to brgy ayala
....
register with RMG station at the jump-off,
start trek,
upon encounter with DENR sign, take the leftmost trail and that will lead you to the previous DENR station, secure a guide, start the 5 hour trek to north peak, pitch camp at the helipad
....
start trek early morning, secure water before leaving (our recklessness caused us to pray hard for rain and when it did, had to survive drnking rain water. arm warmer would be a great help for tekateka plant. We never ate lunch due to lack of drinking water, and still it took us 8hours before we reach the natural pool. thanks to our ever reliable guide, kung saan saan kami nakarating. talagang nag-create kami ng bagong trail. may nadaanan kaming wild chicken.
....
maganda yung natural pool but thinking na madudumihan din kung doon maliligo, we opted na sa resort nalang sa baba.
....
60- chartered tricycle to jeep station to pampanga (max of 4 head)
25- jeep fare to SM pampanga

Anonymous said...

mukang napunta kau sa hunters trail, from landslide you turn right, tma? but if u turn left pagatpos sa landslide me mkikita kaung ribbon which lead papunta dun sa magandang campsite den me trail dun padescend going to san juan bano...

je said...

Oh we definitely turned right.. so hunter's trail nga kami. kung alam ko lang na meron pa mas madaling daan. well our fault din di namin nasabihan yung guide or kasalanan ng guide dahil dinala kami dun? hehehe..

anyway, our scars are worth all the memories and experience(di parin natatangal scars ng teka2).

Go mountaineers!

Anonymous said...

Mountain: Mt.Arayat
Date of Climb:July 17-18 2010
Assembly Point: Cubao Edsa victory Liner
Budget of Climb: more than 1k
Contact Person: Ephraim Alcaide jr.
Contact Number:09224956178
hopefully we will be bless with a good weather

Anonymous said...

sir alcaide,
Gud day mga sir!Open climb po b kau?

tnx pho!

shoes said...

@ JE,
good day..
cnu po nag guide sa inyo?tsaka magkano yung bayad kapagka traverse via hunters trail?madaanan ba yung SP kapagka sa hunters trail dadaan? plan xe naming umakayat d2 via hunters trail xe mas extrem yata d2...ingi lang po ako ng TIPS bout.d2 sa arayat traverse via hunters trail...

thnx po in advance.....

Anonymous said...

sir gid, mga ilan capacity ng camp site kapag travese. marami kc kami. thanks please do reply

shoes said...

kakatapos lang ng aming matagumpay na traverse last july 31-aug.1.panalong panalo talaga.wer 10 at all boys kami.sayang nga lang ang daming basura nag kalat.sa WHITE ROCK nd mo masyadong maitudo yung hangga mo xe daming bandals sa bato nagkalat.sana maaksyonan na ito at kung kailangan isara muna pansamantala at ng malinisan.
sa pagbaba dun na nag cmula ang kalbaryo.madulas at matarik yung trail tsaka yung mga bato.pagdating sa landslide matinding bakbakan talaga.nasarhan na ng talahib yung daan pagka ahon mo pero kita pa din yung trail.
pinili naming kumanan kaysa kumaliwa.yung san roque trail daw.sa bungad may mga trail sign pa pero paglampas ng campsite wla na.malapit lang sa intersection yung campste ng san roque trail kunting lakad lang.pagkalampas ng campsite ala ng trail sign kaya nag lagay na kami ng tali2x sa mga puno dinaanan nmin inicp q kung maligaw man kami may msusundan pa kmi pabalik ng campsite.mdjo nahirapan din kami xe kakahanap ng trail sign.gang sa naubusan na kami ng pan tali.lahat kami pagod na wla ng tubig.basta lakad lang kami ng lakad pababa.gang sa marating namin yung pinaka pinto ng gubat.lahat kami sigawan nung nakita namin may mga taniman na. laking gulat nalang namin yung sagot sa min ng matanda nag babalot ng bunga nga amplaya nung tinanong namin kung anong lugar na yun. "BRGY.PANLINLANG" na pla yun.nd pla san roque binabaan namin.pagdating sa baryo,nawala yung pagod namin xe pinag umpukan kami ng mga tao,daming mga nagtatanong.hahaha..haba hair ni sir rich,napakamalang CESAR MONTANO.inicip namin.hindi kami naligaw ibang trail lang dinaanan namin.15:30h kami nakarating ng Panlinlang cmula kami ng 08:00h.
sir/maam,kung sa right trail kau dumaan madali tska malapit lang.labas nu kondi san roque,sa panlinlang na.kailangn p din ng guide d2 xe nd pa masyado maayos yung trail.

CARB at BIGKIS,ay nagppasalamat kay kuya jerry at sa kanyang pamilya sa pagtanggap.sa mga POLIS na naka duty sa tower mabuhay po kayo,kay kuya at ate sa may taniman na nagbigay ng tubig.at sa mga kids na sumama sa'min:

mga BATA:
jason-nag guide samin (anak ni kuya jerry).
roldan ,robert, russel..pakabait kau lage lalo na sa mga mountaineer na makasabay nu sa trail.sa aming lahat.at kay lord sa magandang panahon at condisyong icpan at pangangatawan.

thnx sir gid...

Anonymous said...

kagagaling lang namin ng arayat this weekend... stormy weather pero at least naka survive naman. mahirap lang talaga ang guide system dito wala silang association at fix na rate at ito usually naging dahilan ng pagsasamantala ng iba.kahit sino dun pwedeng guide sayo... sinisingil kami ng 1500 hanggang sa summit tapos di pwede na di ka kumuha ng guide. kinausap nalang namin yung mama na pahatid nalang kami hanggang forest tapos bigyan namin sya ng 400... dapat ma-address to ng mga locals dun...

salamat
-gem/likit outdoor

Anonymous said...

MT. Arayat was my first conquered mountain and made me fall in love with mountaineering... I'll never forget the feeling I had as I first had a glimpse of the mountain as we drive away back home...that's when I said "Now, I know what it feels like to be a mountaineer "...
Guides were not required back then we did not experience any hassles...so sad to hear that there are now people surroundign the mountain with that like.. Yes, I do hope this gets address.... Mountaineers are not to be made MILKING COWS !!!

Anonymous said...

mahirap talaga ang guide system d2.kung sisingilin kau ng 1500.gawin nu ng traverse pra nd na kau lugi.tska dapat madami kau..depende naman nyan sa pakiusap .im sure pakikinggan naman kau depende sa pikiusap (wag lang mayabang/maangas). tayo ngangailangan at lam nten na mayron talagang mananamantala....
at kung di parin kau kontento,wg na kau kumuha,pap print nu nalang yang mga BLOGS ma post sa taas,im sure di na kau maliligaw nyan....

yngat sa pag akyat..lalo na sa mag traverse via SAN ROQUE/PANLINLANG(hunters trail)...

sana sana sana...wg na po nating dagdagan ang BASURA SA DAAN AT BANDALS SA MGA BATO....

Anonymous said...

hi sir gid..musta po..ntraverse po namin ung Mt. Arayat last Aug. 31 - Sept. 1.dpat po ung bngay nyong itenerary ggmitin namin kso po naging alanganin ung lakad namin.mdling araw n po kmi nkrting sa san fernando kya ngdecide po kami na baliktaring ung itenerary nyo.trinaverse po namin un mula san juan bano to magalang..sbrang hrap po ng terrain kc po nbabalot ng ulap ung bundok kya hnd po makakita ng malayo.mahirap din po ung ridgeline na sinasabi nyo kc hnd namin makita ung mga trail sign n nllgay ng ibang climbers.pgdating po sa north peak npgkamalan p po kming npa..npnsin din namin na mula papuntang southpeak eh konti ung camp site pero mrming trail sign..unlike sa north peak pababa eh npkraming trail camp site..ung mga trail sign po dun eh mga poste pero ung mga ibng sign eh mxdong malalau at hnd na visible..
anyways,napakalaking tulong po ng site nyo sa mga climber..dami pong info at advice na nakukuha..maraming salamat po sir!!

Anonymous said...

sir may contact nos. po ba kayo sa magalang we are planning to climb on sept. 18-19. thanks..

Anonymous said...

Sir, Nagdayhike travers kmi from San Juan Bano to Magalang 11/29/2010.,,nagpunta kmi sa provicial pulis station prior magascend para may advance info ang mga kapulisan sa NP maabutan man kmi ng nighttrek going to NP, if possible pati sna sa army detachment para maiwasam yun mga incidents sa coordination lalo na sa gabi, yun mga Fees(permit/guide) naman ay pwede matawaran dipende din cguro sa pakiusap very accomodating naman yun Brgy ng Bano & yun DENR natin dun pati yun mga Pulis natin sa NP., We descend at 2am Brgy Ayala Magalang buti nalang may tricycle nagmabuting nagsakay smin,.. 6am ETA manila derecho na sa work!

RJ said...

Baka po may mag tatatraverse this coming jan 15-16 pa join po...

Anonymous said...

mga kaibigan,kumusta naman ang trail ngayong tag-ulan?may plano kasi kami sa katapusan ng jan o first week ng feb. baka may gusto sumabay, tara! siguro nga mas mabuting magsimula sa juan bano at baba nalang ng ayala para makaiwas dun sa madaming bayaran sa "magulang". =D

Anonymous said...

sir mas ok traverse magalang to bano ahm e2 # ko
09272315439 we plan to climb this feb 6 if ok sabay nlang para madami tau ok ba sa inyo night trek tau nka climb na kmi last 15 16 plan lang tlga bumalik ng arayat ganda kc txt nlang sir thanks joey hir from manila

Anonymous said...

sir sabay nlang tau sa feb 6 night terk tau maganda traverse magalang to bano mas maganda view malalaking wall bato at ridges madadaanan mas oks sir 09272315439 txt me then para makabisado na din un trail nangaling na din nman kmi last 16 jan 2011 much better

Anonymous said...

Sir Anonymous,

Mahirap po yata ang arayat traverse, parang maktrav. Tanong ko po kung kaya ba yun ng night trek? Ahm medyo interesado po ako. Thanks!


-Yela

Anonymous said...

if u like to join mag climb this feb just txt me 09272315439 im joey pla kya nman nyt trek kagaagling ko lang dun last jan 15-16 oks nman

Anonymous said...

Guys akyat kme nina Joey on Feb.6,try namin nyt trek Arayat Traverse,if anyone is interested to join just pm Joey on 09272315439..

>>Jillian

Anonymous said...

kya nman nyt trek if u want to join us here # ko 09272315439 oks ;akas lang loob yan bro oks feb 6 want to join climb nyt trek

Anonymous said...

Mga sir baka meron kau ma iirefer na guide, plan po sana namin umkyat this coming feb 26...

-Migz

Anonymous said...

hi, sino aakyat ng march? ung traverse from north to south peak? pwede pasabay? 2-3 lang kasi kami. might as well sama nalang kami sa isang group. kung sino kelangan pa ng group members. text me at 0917-863-8558. thanks!


- pao go

Anonymous said...

Hi sir Gid, may ma-refer ba kayong contact person for Arayat? Planning to climb this March. Thanks!


- pao

Anonymous said...

successful ang arayat traverse! d best ang view pero mejo mahirap lalo na ung papuntang south peak. astig ung aso sa summit (south) lakas mamburaot! hehe saka ayos ung view deck sa north peak

-if ur coming from magalang hanapin nyo lang si sir hernan sa may kubo dun. d best yang guide na yan

Anonymous said...

ahaha ayus na aus tlga arayat kabisadoko na yan 09272315439

Anonymous said...

mga sir, plano po namin ng mga kasama ko climb sa Arayat this coming MAY 21-22. kaso wala p sa amin nkakaakyat jan sa Arayat. meron po bang guide na ma-eerefer nyo sa amin, ung medyo kaya ng bulsa ang bayad. kung meron po paki text nlng e2 number ko 09267143801 BENJIE po name ko thanks

RJ said...

any update sa mga main concern sa Arayat?.. like fare, trail, guide, and etc..? kelangan b talaga ng guide dito?.. plan to climb arayat traverse sa freedom climb.. thanks

RJ

Anonymous said...

ang trail sa arayat, kita naman siya except sa may ridge kung san mangyayari yung traverse. may trail cya pero hanggang ngayon medyo masukal. umakyat ako nung april 10 pero may kasama ako kabisado ang trail. ingat lang kasi maraming teka teka sa papuntang north peak at sa ridge. pababa ng south ridge, madali na.

kung maghahanap kayo guide, dun kayo maghanap sa magalang, pampanga. sa arayat side, magugulalng mga tao dun. tatagain kayo. hence the name magalang to magulang traverse.

caloy

RJ said...

Thank you sir caloy.. plan namin magalang - magulang traverse.. may kilala ba kayong guide dun and kung magkano ang range ng guide sa magalang trail?.. thanks ulit..

rj

Anonymous said...

nako sir wala ako kilalang guide dun eh. pero pwede ata kayo mag inquire sa barangay hall ng magalang. dun din kasi JO point eh. tanong nyo nalang kung may available mag guide.

if ever wala, straightforward naman ang mga path, tapos may mga sign rin from magalang to north peak. may mga fork pero malalaman nyo naman agad yung tamang trail sa condition nung trail.

caloy

RJ said...

okay sir laking tulong ng tip mo.. maraming salamat..

rj

Anonymous said...

guys want have a guide arayat traverse magalang-san juan -bano 150-max 200 minimum each and other pips there or new hiker or mountaineer dont know white rock camp very nice camp and view there and very private place cause other campers dont know white rock camp they only know magalang peak they even dont know the beautiful other camp sites just txt me 09272315439 thanks

Lala said...

Hello Everyone,

I'm working on a distribution map of endemic parrots in Luzon. Can anyone let me know about the state of the forest in Mt. Arayat? Are the trees as large and tall as the trees in Makiling? Is the forest cover still extensive? Have you noticed any signs of logging/kaingin? I'd appreciate knowing your impression of the forest and if you had any sightings of parrots in the mountain. Please use this email to get in touch with me: carmela.espanola@gmail.com

Thank you so much! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

hi! any new info regarding the connecting trail of north & south peaks? still difficult?
how about the 'fee' issue?
will be doing this next month.
thanks!

drox said...

@ Anonymous

pwede po b sumama sa climb nyo? ano po contact number nyo?

Fred of Biology Mountaineering and Activity Group said...

just completed mt.arayat traverse via magalang-san juan bano trail. last oct 24-25. extra info lang. madami po kayo mapagtatanungan papunta sa trail head. you have to register at the brgy hall at ayala. then register din po sa police outpost sa baba. and sa denr. pero walang bayad sa mga registration na yun. straight forward ang trail mula sa trail head ng denr hangang peak 1(north peak) meron trail "T" to the right papunta un dun sa white rock. maganda view dun. may mama mary din. then balik kayo sa "T" to the left assault na to the summit. pagdating sa summit pag register pa din kayo nun mga police dun. mababait sila. pwede ninyo na din itanong ang daan pa traverse. andun un sa right side ng camp. matarik na pababa ito. may part dun na sa ugat kayo bababa almost 90deg descent un.. then follow the ridge. tricky maghanap ng trail pagdating ninyo sa mga bato. so lakasan ang instincts. may mga trail signs naman. madami din po thorny plants. pagdating ninyo dun sa malaking bato na kita ninyo dun sa peak 1(north peak) may trail dun sa left side mahirap na descent un madulas ung bato. at malalayo ung footholds so ingat kapag medyo bitin ang legs. hehe after nun descent na un. rolling ang trail mga 10mins mararating na ninyo ung matarik na assault. ingat dito at loose ang soil at ibang rocks. may mga ugat na makakapitan pero ingat sa thorns. at kung reliable ba ung ugat. pag narating ninyo ung tuktuk nun. grassland un masukal. nasa left ang trail. at that point nasa malaking campsite na kayo ng peak 2 (south peak) to the left dun papunta ang viewdeck ng south peak maganda view. then balik sa camp site. makikita nino dun ung trail na pababa na sa san juan bano. medyo mahaba to puro pababa may mga confusing na fork pero lakasan na lang din ang instinct. pagdating sa grassland mainit po. sobra. and madaming fork. may trail sign na din dun. makakarating na din kayo sa DENR. register ulit dun. pero wala din po bayad. mabait naman po sila. ayusin na lang po ung pakikipag usap. ayun. sana makatulong ang aking information sa mga susunod na aakyat ng
arayat traverse. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sir Fred, sir ask ko lang, yung sabi mo na pagdating sa summit, pa register sa mga police.. sure po na may police dun lagi?

Thanks sa info..:)

Fred of Biology Mountaineering and Activity Group said...

yupp lage may police dun. ung climb namin is mon-tuesday un at may police dun.. every 1week daw ang palitan nila dun. aun

Anonymous said...

Share ko lang po ng EXP ko sa Mt Arayat traverse.. :D

Did a successful solo traverse on Nov 2 2011, the weather is good, hindi maaraw, makulimlim but it didn't rained. I took Ayala, Magalang as entry point and Juan Bano, Arayat as exit. The fun part, i didn't spent even a single peso sa teritory ng bundok na to (i mean ung mga napakaraming registration fees sa ibang mga bundok, bale ang gastos ko lang ay pamasahe, wlang registration fees). Dun po sa Magalang, paregister ka lang ng name mo, wla pong bayad (unlike sa San Juan Bano), then you're free to climb!! wag lang magkalat sa bundok!. I was lucky may nakasabay akong mga 2 foreigners paakyat, and may guide sila kaya nakatipid ako sa guide haha (but i didn't planned to get any guide, solo ko ito kaso di nman pwedeng paunahin ko sila dahil dayhike lang ako or tumakbo ako para mauna, kaya sumaabay na lang ako haha)... pero hanggang North peak lang sila, kaya magisa ko na nagtraverse and it was fun, nakakita ako ng mga musang sa ridge connecting the two peaks, nkakalito ung trail from north peak to south peak kasi masukal and di gaanong nagagamit, instinct na lang hehe pero may mga hints (ribbons na nakatali sa branches and ung mga bark ng puno na nataga ng itak). Just brace yourself sa nkakapagod na diretsong paakyat from Ayala, then ung nkakalitong ridge, tapos ung pababa madali na lang,.

I started 11:00AM sa Ayala brgy hall, naglakad papuntang bundok (ang layo)... reached North Peak @ 1:50PM, picture picture, lunch and kwentuhan sa mga pulis na nakaduty sa peak, kababayan(baguio) ko kasi sila hahaha.. 2:35PM bumaba na ako sa ridge going south peak, nakarating 4:00PM, tapos picture picture sa view deck, then bumaba na @4:30PM papuntang Brgy Juan Bano, Arayat. 7PM nasa Arayat National Park nako, kumain ng dinner sa carenderia, tapos nagtricy papuntang Kakotod (sakayan ng jip going San Fernando Pampanga), then sumakay ng bus papunta Cubao.

Thx to sir Gid for this very helpful website and sa mga mountaineers na nagadvise na mas maganda ang Magalang-Arayat trail, hehe kasi magulang ung mga tao sa San Juan Bano, pagkakakitaan ung mga aakyat. it's a long story pero i will tell the story if asked hehe

Anonymous said...

Share ko lang po ng EXP ko sa Mt Arayat traverse.. :D

Did a successful solo traverse on Nov 2 2011, the weather is good, hindi maaraw, makulimlim but it didn't rained. I took Ayala, Magalang as entry point and Juan Bano, Arayat as exit. The fun part, i didn't spent even a single peso sa teritory ng bundok na to (i mean ung mga napakaraming registration fees sa ibang mga bundok, bale ang gastos ko lang ay pamasahe, wlang registration fees). Dun po sa Magalang, paregister ka lang ng name mo, wla pong bayad (unlike sa San Juan Bano), then you're free to climb!! wag lang magkalat sa bundok!. I was lucky may nakasabay akong mga 2 foreigners paakyat, and may guide sila kaya nakatipid ako sa guide haha (but i didn't planned to get any guide, solo ko ito kaso di nman pwedeng paunahin ko sila dahil dayhike lang ako or tumakbo ako para mauna, kaya sumaabay na lang ako haha)... pero hanggang North peak lang sila, kaya magisa ko na nagtraverse and it was fun, nakakita ako ng mga musang sa ridge connecting the two peaks, nkakalito ung trail from north peak to south peak kasi masukal and di gaanong nagagamit, instinct na lang hehe pero may mga hints (ribbons na nakatali sa branches and ung mga bark ng puno na nataga ng itak). Just brace yourself sa nkakapagod na diretsong paakyat from Ayala, then ung nkakalitong ridge, tapos ung pababa madali na lang,.

I started 11:00AM sa Ayala brgy hall, naglakad papuntang bundok (ang layo)... reached North Peak @ 1:50PM, picture picture, lunch and kwentuhan sa mga pulis na nakaduty sa peak, kababayan(baguio) ko kasi sila hahaha.. 2:35PM bumaba na ako sa ridge going south peak, nakarating 4:00PM, tapos picture picture sa view deck, then bumaba na @4:30PM papuntang Brgy Juan Bano, Arayat. 7PM nasa Arayat National Park nako, kumain ng dinner sa carenderia, tapos nagtricy papuntang Kakotod (sakayan ng jip going San Fernando Pampanga), then sumakay ng bus papunta Cubao.

Thx to sir Gid for this very helpful website and sa mga mountaineers na nagadvise na mas maganda ang Magalang-Arayat trail, hehe kasi magulang ung mga tao sa San Juan Bano, pagkakakitaan ung mga aakyat. it's a long story pero i will tell the story if asked hehe

ralph said...

sir gideon,tanong lang po magkano kailangang budget pag ang missio eh sa mt.arayat..mangagaling po kami sa cavite...salamat po sir

Anonymous said...

hi sir fred..planning to organize a hike in arayat this jan, magkanu po ang budget para masabi ko sa mga kasama ko..tnx po..

Fred of Biology Mountaineering and Activity Group said...

sorry for the late reply "anonymous" cubao - sn.fernando: 110(i think) student fair kasi samin so 90 lang
sn fernando to magalang: 35 (jeep)
trike - brgy hall ayala 70 per trike
from magalang - end of concrete rd. option 2 lang to: 300 :)
no reg fee
sn juan bano - sakayan ng bus pa manila: 25

sum up mo na lang plus pa ung mga foods ninyo .hehe siguro mga 700 budget for the climb is sobra na. :)

Anonymous said...

tnx po sa info sir fred..

nelcastle said...

we scaled arayat via magalang trail last dec 11-12 our original plan is to traverse but our said that they are not familiar on trailgoing to arayat jump off. here's the story we went to the house of chairman and request a guide btw saludo kami kay chairman sobrang bait at hospitable ang bilin nya lang eh ung basura. kaya rin kami kumuha ng guide kase di namin alam ung trail patraverse. isa lang ung pinakilala na guide nagulat kami nung papaunta na ng bundok bigla may lumitaw na isa pa. sabi nila kami na bahala sa fee kung magkano at ang sabi eh alam nila ang trail patraverse. Sam and Jonel ung names nung guides ang malupitdun ung upos ng yosi balat ng cupcake sa trail lang nila tinatapon. sa mga guides ng magalang trail maging aware naman po sana tayo sa bundok ninyo nakakahiya naman samin kami pa ang nagpulot. reached NP eto na di raw nila alam ang daan pakabila sana sinabi paradi na kami kumuha ng guide. nung pababa na kami ang pinakamalupit na nangyari inipon namin na basura sa trashbag pinadala namin sa kanila kase usapan namin dadagdagan na lang ung fee. magaan lang naman ung trash bag di kase puno. pagdating dun sa way punta whiterock pumunta sila dala ung trash pagbalik wala na sabi nila tinapon daw nila sa bangin. grabe kung ganto lahat ng guide dun dudumi talaga ung bundok sabi namin ano papakita namin na basura kay chairman ginawa nila namulot ng basura kinausap kami na wag na raw sabihin kay chairman na tinapon nila ung basura. nagsinungaling na alam ung trailpa traverse, nagkalat at nagtapon pa ng malaking pang kalat. namulot naman ng basura pero nakakonsensya ung isang trashbag ng basura tinapon lang din dun sana di na lang namin pinadala sa kanila.

Anonymous said...

Magandang araw sa inyong lahat, sa lahat ng gusto umakyat ng MT. Arayat at naghahanap ng guide, pede ko kayong iguide ng libre kung sa San JUan Bano kayo ang daan,di po ako nagpapa bayad, text nyo lang po ako at basta libre ako pede ko kayo samahan.. tnx jerry 09291113794

Anonymous said...

for those who want to climb arayat, unahin q n po ala pong fee sa pag-akyat. basta maglog po lng kau sa campo ng RMG sa Brgy. Ayala and your free to climb. Wag po kayo mag alala mga pulis po ng region ang mkakausap nyo dto. sa mga nanghihingi po ng fee, pwede nyo pong isumbong samin.

goodluck po sa pag-akyat its fun for the beginners xe challnging tlga. hinihikayat ko po kayo mga thrill seekers!!!

raffa13

Anonymous said...

mam/sir

meron po bang pwd maging side trip sa mt. arayat ??.
cause were planning to arayat this april 28 2012.

thnx po...

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Who want to come with us in April 21 to 22? masarap lng balik balikan ang arayat..hehehehe 09228118247 acor

Shinchan said...

katatapos lng nmin n ang arayat traverse... ang hirap ng trail pero kinaya naman.... ok na sana ang climb kung wala lng sanang epal n mga tao sa arayat national park..... kung d ka sanay tumangi mapeperahan ka.... aside from dat madami nman kaming nakilalang mababait na tao... isa pa pala sana maging friendly ung mga nakakasalubong n local sa bundok, binabati mo n snob pa sila(magalang side)act as mountaineers kahit papano.(kahit pilit)god bless as all... share the passion....

Shinchan said...

note... mas ok magcamp sa malapiy sa view deck ng south side.... para hindi mgahol sa oras ng baba...

Harcee Sarmiento said...

I am Harcee sarmiento, a teacher in concepcion tarlac. malapit ang traverse sa amin. alam ninyo i've been there three times. wala kaming binayaran. wag na kayo magpunta sa san juan banyo. deretcho lang yan sa brgy.ayala at makikita na ninyo ang trail ituturo naman ng mga tao duon. no fees i swear.

BatangKapampangan said...

Araw araw ko tong nakikita pero Di ko pa sya naaakyat. June 23, 2012, hopefully matuloy ako.

Anonymous said...

mga sir, baka may specific guide kayo na kakilala dito. para di kami maloko ng ibang tao dito....please cp # naman po. Thanks

bunsoy said...

@BatangKapampangan, we are planning a sked by first weekend July via Magalang Bano traverse, u can join us if u want .....

BatangKapampangan said...

@bunsoy, Kung sa July 7 and 8 yan pwede ako.... We are planning to climb Mt. Arayat this coming June 23, Kaso north peak Lang kami. Here is my number 09082618771, contact nyo na Lang ako sir if tuloy kayo and when kayo aakyat. Thanks

Anonymous said...

june 30 saturday akyatin namin to dayhike lang, sabay kayo

bunsoy said...

Hi All, a week delayed in posting , we've been in Arayat last July7-8 taking the traverse route, Ayala - Bano exit, this was a challenging one for me. been up there 35yrs ago during hi-school and colleges days but up to the white rock only.....and with my officemates, I was up there again , slept in the north peak, then descent towards the south peak. it took some time in climbing and descending as if we were walking in the park hihi , weather did permit us that day as no rain at all, locals are nice in magalang as no fees was collected at all,

Jomar Dicon said...

Ambabait ng tao s arayat. Pgbaba nmin. Binigyan agad kmi ng tubig.sbi p ng isa,gusto nyo ng malamig? Binigyan kmi ng isang pitsel n my iyelo,ni hindi kmi hiningan ng kapalit. Pati s tindahan s labas ng falls,pinaligo kmi ng libre s cr nila.khit pilitin mong mgbayad d nila tinatanggap.

Jomar Dicon said...

Ambabait ng tao s arayat,pgbaba nmin.ngoffer agad sila ng tubig.sabi p nung isa "gusto nyo b ng malamig?"tpos kumuha cya ng isang pitsel ng tubig n my iyelo.pg kainom nmin sabi nya, "kulang pa ba?" wlang siningil s amin pati s pgligo cr s ng tindahan s my labas ng resort.hindi kmi pinagbayad.d best ang mga tao s arayat.

jose barcena said...

nung NOV 18 nag ar'trav kmi
magalang to arayat pam..


hehe ok nmn ung trail glingan nyo
lng mkiramdam :D


update

victory liner
cubao to sm pamp : reg = 102php ; student; 82

sm pamp jip to MAGALANG TOWN : 35php


magalang town trike to brgy.ayala : 60php/trikE = 3PAX ...


no reg.fee :)




... sa mga kumag pla na tinatuan ung bato sa white rock ata un!?
spray paint ata gmit or pintura tlga!? .. locals ka man or mountaineer kumag ka ha, ung ka babuyan sa srli iniiwan yan aa .. sinulat sulatan nyo mga bato dun gnwa nyong grafitti site un white rock aa !? :D


kung kumag ka sa inyo wg mu nlng pakita sa iba:D solohin mu nlng ..


tnx :)

Drew said...

Arayat Trav kme ng Dec.1 - 2.
Kita kits!

ninya said...

Good day. Madali lng po b sundan yung trail sa magalang khit walang guide, pati po dun sa ridge? Balak po sana nmin mg traverse magalang - san juan. Nka akyat n ko san juan mga 3x na sa magalang hindi pa. TIA sa info.

ninya said...

Good day. Madali lng po b sundan yung trail sa magalang khit walang guide, pati po dun sa ridge? Balak po sana nmin mg traverse magalang - san juan. Nka akyat n ko san juan mga 3x na sa magalang hindi pa. TIA sa info.

ninya said...

Good day. Madali lng po b sundan yung trail sa magalang khit walang guide, pati po dun sa ridge? Balak po sana nmin mg traverse magalang - san juan. Nka akyat n ko san juan mga 3x na sa magalang hindi pa. TIA sa info.

Anonymous said...

madali na po sundan yung trail ng traverse mron n mga trail sign.. ingats lng dun sa part na kailangan ng tali pababa galing sa batuhan medyo delikado -vhaturgo

antot said...

we just did the traverse (Magalang-Arayat) last Sat, 6 April. we arrived in Magalang around 9am. we had a guide, Sir Jerry. he knew the trail very well. no payment from Magalang but the Information center was closed when we arrived. we met manong chairman of the brgy along the way and he was a bit angry that he was not informed that we will be doing the traverse. he told us that we should have coordinated to both Magalang and Arayat points. anyway, he warned us that the trail is still risky and that we should be extra careful. we noticed and we were very irritated to see a lot of trash along the way. most are still new, like someone had a picnic and left their plates and other trash along the way. it was very irritating. again, please please please refrain from leaving any trash. we should all be responsible hikers. White Rock was our first stop. just be careful in climbing the big rock. we reached North peak/Summit 1 around 1pm. after lunch and short rest, we then proceed with the traverse. here's the exciting part. we had to climb/rappel down from a 10 ft 90 degrees rock using the available vine. then we had to ascend some 60-70 degrees for 15 mins. we reached the South peak/summit 2 around 5pm. we all agreed the view from this peak is better than that in North peak. after some photo ops and since it's getting late, we quickly descended. it took us 3 more hours to reach the Arayat National Park. some 100m before that was the first water source since we started our climb. so be ready to bring at least 3 liters of water on a hot day. be warned that upon reaching the park, rangers will approach and ask you several questions. good thing our guide was from the area and somehow him being a fellow a Kapampangan, they did not insist in asking for whatever discretionary fees. all in all, it was worth it. a must-climb for all enthusiasts. we also think the difficulty of the traverse is at 7/9.

Cubao-SM pampanga (P102 per person)
jeep to Magalang (P800 per jeep)
Arayat tricycle (P15 per person)
Jeep to Angeles (P28 per person)

Anonymous said...

sir, meron po bang fresh news or special concerns regarding sa mt. arayat? plan namin umakyat bukas..thanks!

Anonymous said...

ok naman pag akyat ng Mt. Arayat wala namang problema basta babisado nyo lang ang trail pag traverse at wag magpapagabi along the trail. if u need guide just text or call this 09288642353 matutulungan nya kayo at mabait di sya nag pepresyo at bahala kayo kung magkano gusto nyo ibigay.

Anonymous said...

3PM SEPT 8
ORIGINAL ROUTE: TO MT ARAYAT
MT ARAYAT NATIONAL PARK


TAXI TO MONUMENTO
STATION JAC LINER TO ARAYAT



RE ROUTED: MT ARAYAT NATIONAL PARK CLOSED; BANYO RESORT CLOSED
STOP AT THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD RODE A JEEP TO SAN FERNANDO
SM PAMPANGA STOP
JEEP TO INTERSECTION
INTERSECTION JEEP TO ANGELES PAMPANGA ROUTE TO ALFREDOS VILLA RESORT
STOP TO TRICYCLE STATION TO ALFREDO'S

--BROUGHT FOOD: THOUGH JBEE ORDERS VIA OFC AVAIL
ROOM RATE: HOTEL TYPE 2K
PER HEAD 180 POOL AREA
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RETURNING HOME:
TRICYCLE TO LABASAN FROM ALFREDOS RESORT
JEEP TO INTERSECTION
STOP TO JBEE OLONGAPO-ANGELES NEAR VICTORY LINER
STOP TO VICTORY LINER TERMINAL GOING CUBAO

Mike said...

Greetings fellow hikers!

Anyone planning a dayhike traverse of Mt. Arayat anytime this January 2014? Can I join your group? Here is my contacts 09984759023 or 09267364359

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