Monday, January 4, 2010

Nagsasa Cove via Mt. Nagsasa (450+)



NAGSASA COVE VIA MT. NAGSASA
Subic, Zambales
Major Jumpoff: Sitio San Martin, Subic
LLA: 14°49.03N, 120°06.25E, 450 MASL
Days required / Hours to cove: 1-2 days / 3-4 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-2
Features: River crossing, beach

BACKGROUND
In August 2009, YABAG Mountaineering Club, a group that is very active in Zambales explorations, endeavored to look for an alternative destination for Anawangin Cove which has become quite crowded due to its growing popularity. The product is Nagsasa Cove in Sitio San Martin - offering a kilometer of fine beach within the realm of the Aetas. The beach, like Anawangin's, was created from volcanic material arising from the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. The beach, however, is just one of the many rewards of a Nagsasa adventure. Initially there will be a river crossing, followed by trekking up Mt. Nagsasa which offers a view of the Cove much in the same way as Mt. Pundaquit offering a view of Anawangin Cove. Then, aside from the beach at the end of te trail, tere are also a mini-waterfalls where you can take a dip for a freshwater experience. The Nagsasa trip can definitely accomplished as a daytrip but the pioneers of the trek are recommending a relaxing, overnight trip.

What is remarkable with the Nagsasa trek is that it is relatively very easy; a perfect introduction to the elements for beginners. At the same time, it succeeds in presenting an alternative to Anawangin Cove. Another proposed alternative is Silanguin Cove - featured in PinoyMountaineer.com in 2008. But whereas one has to climb Cinco Picos to reach Silanguin following the trek-to-beach pattern set by Anawangin, in Nagsasa the trek is much easier. With our only reservation being the safety of the river crossing, PinoyMountaineer.com is recommending the Nagsasa trek and we look forward to more explorations in Zambales from YABAGMC.

ITINERARY

Day 0
2200 ETD for Olongapo from Manila

Day 1 (Jan 16)
0200 Arrive at Olongapo
0230 Depart to Jump off (Sitio San Martin) with secured climbing permits
0330 Arrive at jump off / secure guides, courtesy call to tribe chief
0400 Start of trek
0415 River crossing
0630 Ridge saddle view of Nagsasa (sunrise awaits) / Descending
0700 Water source
0745 ETA Nagsasa flat grounds valley
0800 River
0900 ETA Nagsasa beach
1100 Enjoy life, swim, socials, refresh, explore waterfalls.
1900 Dinner and socials

Day 2 (Jan 17)
1200 Lunch, break camp
1400 Start trek
1600 Saddle ridge (last view of Nagsasa)
1730 Jump off (wash up)
1830 To Olongapo City
1930 ETA Olongapo City
2000 Bus to Manila
2330 ETA Manila

SPECIAL CONCERNS
Transportation. Buses ply the Manila-Olongapo route quite regularly. Victory Liner operates the route from its Pasay (LT 1900H), caloocan (LT 2100H), Sampaloc (LT 1900H), and Cubao terminals. The fare is around P200. Just like in Cinco Picos and Balingkilat climbs, a jeep may be rented from Olongapo to the jumpoff (Sitio San Martin) and from there, make arrangements with the Aetas. By the way, prior to the climb it is important to secure a permit from the municipality and/or local police.

Trekking notes. Of special concern is the river crossing before reaching Mt. Nagsasa. Considering the accident-proneness of nearby Anawangin Cove, we strongly advise future explorers to follow the YABAGMC's practice of roped crossings. Also, severe weather is a contraindication to climbing Nagsasa.

NAGSASA COVE PICTURES

The river crossing is one of the highlights of the trek to Nagsasa Cove


Going up Mt. Nagsasa, one is offered a view of Nagsasa Cove and South China Sea beyond it.


One of the attractions of the beach is a nearby waterfall.


The beach itself is of fine volcanic sand from Mt. Pinatubo's eruption in 1991.


TRIVIA
The first exploration of Nagsasa Cove following the above itinerary was performed by YABAGMc on August 29, 2009. The first open climb took place a month later, on September 19-20, 2009.

Pictures and information courtesy of YABAG Mountaineering Club.

143 comments:

Anonymous said...

sir meron po ba kaung kontak number na pwede namin kontakin sa nagsasa? magkanu po rent ng jeep from subic to jumpoff? kanu din po ang guide? tnx!!

Anonymous said...

pwede bang pa-break down yung 950 na fee.. kasi 210 yung fare ng olongapo-manila one-way.. so bale 530 yung walang break down.. para malinaw lang po.. salamat..

Migs said...

hi,
216 manila to olongapo 1way w/ insurance, 2000 2way hired jeepney, 20 entrance fee sa sitio san martin, guide 600 1 is to 5, 100 per head overnight fee sa nagsasa, the rest are fee sa falls, foods for local guides and contingencies and org fee..

ung 950 is budgeted open climb of yabag for this comming jan 16-17 2010.

no public transport going to san martin, you'll have to hire a jeepney going there. hanap ka ng mga kulay blue na jeepneys. please secure ung permits (authorized by Subic PNP & Office of the mayor of Subic) before kayo maghike dun, para wala na kayong abala.

Things to Consider if going to hike nagsasa
1. Permit or Letter of Intent that you'll hike the said mountain and should be given the copies to the following authorities: Municipal Mayor, Police Station and Chieftain.
2. You should provide food and shelter to the Guides.

kung may mga tanong ka pa, kontakin mo lang ako, i'll be glad to assist you..

Anonymous said...

quoting sir migs...

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hi,
216 manila to olongapo 1way w/ insurance, 2000 2way hired jeepney, 20 entrance fee sa sitio san martin, guide 600 1 is to 5, 100 per head overnight fee sa nagsasa, the rest are fee sa falls, foods for local guides and contingencies and org fee..

ung 950 is budgeted open climb of yabag for this comming jan 16-17 2010.

no public transport going to san martin, you'll have to hire a jeepney going there. hanap ka ng mga kulay blue na jeepneys. please secure ung permits (authorized by Subic PNP & Office of the mayor of Subic) before kayo maghike dun, para wala na kayong abala.

Things to Consider if going to hike nagsasa
1. Permit or Letter of Intent that you'll hike the said mountain and should be given the copies to the following authorities: Municipal Mayor, Police Station and Chieftain.
2. You should provide food and shelter to the Guides.

kung may mga tanong ka pa, kontakin mo lang ako, i'll be glad to assist you..

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sir...

so one way lang po pala yung sa bus, at yung sa guide is 600... if 1 guide is to 5 persons @ P100 each, di ba dapat P500 lang? (in pesos po yun no?)

so yung 950, aside sa fees etc., ay mula manila to olongapo to jump-off (san martin) at pabalik lang ng olongapo. yung pabalik ng manila kanya kanya ng gastos?

WOW!!!

bukod sa food, water and the bus ride BACK to manila, ano pa po ba ang dapat naming paghandaan ng gastos?

MIGS said...

hi anonymous,
optionals porter is same as guide rates
at ung iba minsan they prefer boatride pabalik ng subic or pundaquit kaysa magtrek pabalik lalo na pagtinamad na ung iba, mejo may kamahalan ung bangka at malayo..

included na sa 950 ung bus pabalik to manila..
if you are joining this jan 16-17 open climb, mas maganda siguro kung attend ka ng pre climb meeting..
0r if you or your group is planning to hike to nagsasa in other dates you can contact me so i can answer all of your query

I hope you find everything in order and if you have some questions pls.
feel free to contact us..

migs:09052688275
email miguel.mapalad@yabag.org

PLEASE NOTE:
kung pupunta kayo dito, make sure na may dala kayo rope atleast 45m-50m, minsan kase konting ulan malaking problema sa zambales, just like anawangin..there are 2 major rivers, river of nagsasa almost 35 meters wide, and at san martin.and marami ding small river mga 10meter to 15meters, pero ang mga maliliit na yan ay ang madalas maging malakas rapids..yun ay kung umulan lang pero kung hinda naman, siguradong kayang kaya tumawid ng hindi nababasa. just a reminder lang po.

be conservative and wise on your go-no go decisions
climb at your own risk ika nga pag-zambales

Migs

Anonymous said...

In terms of requirements, climbing Mt Nagsasa (in going to Nagsasa Cove) will be similar to climbing Balingkilat and Cinco Picos. Jump-off will be from the same place, the Cawag settlement of the Aetas.

Prepare a letter of intent addressed to PS INSP Nelson B. Dela Cruz, Officer-in-Charge, Subic Police Station. Indicate in your letter the dates of your climb, include your itinerary and list the names of those in your climbing party as well as your contact/mobile numbers. I also include the name/s of contact persons for my group in case of emergency and their contact details. Make 3 copies. Leave one copy at the police station, have the 2 other copies signed/acknowledged. You will give one copy to one of the Aeta chieftains (usually Jimmy) and keep the 3rd copy with you.

Guide fee that's been set is P300 per day and usually assigned to a group of 5. So on a 2-day climb thats P600 per guide. If you are a bigger group, they may ask you to get another guide. Guides dont act as porters so you have to specify if you need a porter.

What I do if I have a big group, I would hire a guide (I prefer an adult to lead the way and would not accept a young boy to serve as guide), and then hire a porter who would carry an extra pack for the group if you need one. Porter fee will be the same rate as the guide except that they will carry packs. If I need a porter, I also would prefer an adult because half of the time they would offer a young boy as porter or guide.

You have to provide tent and food for the guide/porter. But they will carry these items.

If jeepney rental from Subictown to the jump-off is too expensive or if you only have a small group, you may want to hire a tricycle instead. Go to the tricycle terminal between Jolibee and the police station. Except between 120-140 fare per tricycle, good for 3 passengers. You may also arrange to be picked up but thats another haggling matter.

By the way, most climbers pass by the police station before the climb but they dont bother to advise the Subic police that they have returned safely. Please drop by the Subic Police Station once you're back in Subictown and advise them of your safe return. Or call them instead. The Subic Police would be grateful for this small courtesy.

~yanma

Anonymous said...

paki add na lang sa info n ung sitio san martin in brgy cawag ay ang specific na jump off ng mga nasabing destination. mayroon daw kase grupo na napapalayo o napupunta sa ibang lugar ayon kay chietain at sa mga local guides tulad ng mga 1st timer sa lugar.. mejo may kalakihan din kase ang brgy cawag.may iba nakikita n binababa lang sila sa brgy cawag poblacion, meron din naman iba umaabot na sa parteng Han jin, at ang masaklap meron sa intersection lang ng cawag naibababa. sana ay maidagdag sa inpormasyon ang lugar..

Anonymous said...

Hi Yanma,

Tungkol po sa nabanggit niyo requirement na letter for local police, pwede po ba ibigay ung letter bago mag climb (bukas po ba sila ng madaling araw) or days before the climb?

TIA.
Mark

MIGS said...

mark, open ung PNP Subic 24hrs..

Anonymous said...

hi!
--meron po ba kau kontak nanagpaparent ng jip papuntang brgy.cawag(jumpoff)?
--plan po kasi namin climb ngaung january mga 14 po kmi na aakyat.. ok lang po ba na 2 guides lang ang hire namin? papayag po kaya sila? pwede po kaya na 1 guide at 1 porter ang hire namin?
--meron po ba kayung alam na narerent na bangka from nagsasa cove to pundaquit? papasundo lang po kami..
--anu pa po ba ang mga expenses pagdating namin ng jumpoff na required bayaran at magkano? pagdating po sa nagsasa cove may mga babayaran pa po bang iba?

maraming salamat po..

brian said...

Sir migs..ask lng po, mgkano kya ung rent ng bangka pbalik?and my pwede ba sir pgsetan ng tent malapit sa ridge??tnx..waiting for your reply.

MIGS said...

hi brian, bangka to pundakit, range to 1800-2k 4 person as per my contact in pundakit.. pero minsan meron naman mga bangka sa nagsasa na nagdadala ng uling sa subic mas malayo ang byahe, pero masmura yun mga 350, kaso bihira lang

pwede naman po magpitch ng tent sa ridge, pero halfway na un ng jump off and nagsasa, ridge is just 4kms gradual trek from jump and ridge to nagsasa is also another 4kms too..mas ok pa rin ang magcamp sa nagsasa, konte na lang e..

Cawo said...

Sir my safe parking po ba sa jump off? climb kme this jan. 23 e.. tnx po..

Anonymous said...

Sir/ma'm i congratulate your group for the successful climb, 70 ang sumama at ngclimb 950/head so 66.5k lahat ang nalikom nyong pera, so curious lang kasi ako, isa ako sa mga sumama sa open climb nyo, paki breakdown lang po ng maayos ang 950 nyo each every payment for the all in total. pls.!

kasi ang sabe sa pre climb, assembly at victory liner pasay, so it thought na victory liner ang bus naten.. then nagulat kame na me rent na palang bus at "edsheil" ung name, 22k daw ang rent nyo. 2 way na, then meron pang coaster bus 30 or 32k 2 way naren ang bayad sabi samen ng driver,, hmmm... (pakipaliwanag naman po!)

sabi dito me jeep pang sasakyan 2k per jeep 2way na raw, e wala naman kameng na experience na jeep, di rin sinabe sa pre climb un.. hmmm... (pakipaliwanag naman po!)

500 daw ang guide 2 way na, ayon sa mga locals na nakausap ko.. hmmm... (pakipaliwanag naman po!)

300 ang porter 2 way naren optional, at 250 lang ang bayad sa bangka from nagsasa to pundakit.. hmmm... (pakipaliwanag naman po!)

di kame nakarating sa falls na sinasabe. asan ung fee guide para ron? kung sino daw gusto mag falls 5/head at 100 bayad sa guide 30min, lang daw, from nagsasa. hmmm... (pakipaliwanag naman po!)

at ung trek pabalik kung saan kame nagbanlaw, alang falls, its just an ordinary water flowing.. haay.. sana ung sa falls na lang, baket ganon? hmmm... (pakipaliwanag naman po!)


-concern climber!

Anonymous said...

WOW Talaga!!! I agree with that.. Ok naman samin na magbayad pero wag naman po nating gawing Kumikitang kinabuhayan and pag akyat ng mga kapatid natin.

- Concern Climber din

Anonymous said...

sa mga kapatid naten sa pag akyat sa nag organized ng climb sa mt. nagsasa kelangan namin ng paliwanag nyo! ngayun na!!!!

Anonymous said...

hi,
i also joined this wonderfull expirience trek..i congratulate the group for bringing us safe and fullfilled with joy, especially at the campfire socials, the games, the funny cristobal thing a.k.a devils mountain and the raffle prizes..
and we also enjoyed the side trip to Pinaglabanan river dip, a historical site for the local aetas of san martin..

with regards to the disgresions, what i have learned above...
this is what migs said:

January 6, 2010 7:21 AM
migs said...
hi,
216 manila to olongapo 1way w/ insurance, 2000 2way hired jeepney, 20 entrance fee sa sitio san martin, guide 600 1 is to 5, 100 per head overnight fee sa nagsasa, the rest are fee sa falls, foods for local guides and contingencies and org fee..

ung 950 is budgeted open climb of yabag for this comming jan 16-17 2010...

i also ask the organizers regarding, breakdown of expenses, instructions if i would go back, and why no jeepneys and why no waterfalls, and they are very open to answer.. yes there is an excess, pero kung kukunin ko mas mapapamahal pa ung transpo ko from Las Pinas to let's say edsa central the meeting area...believe me, if you or are going there in 3, 4 or less than 10 in a group, your 950 budget will be short..

And for the organizers part, getting or handling 70 person in safe to what or where we want to be in that harsh kind of environment is a serious job..what about us? we just ride, enjoy the views, pitch tent, ofcourse trek toughest part, but considering what they prepare for us or me can't count the cost.

for me its worth it..may mga ibang group pa nga na sobrang malaki ang guest fees n d ka naman mag eenjoy.
im so thankful na nakasama ako sa climb na ito..thanks for the chance..and marami akong nameet na bagong friends..

kudos to this group!
thanks pinoy mountaineer, more power..

-nan

Anonymous said...

of course my sosobra sa budget na 950.. and its for their group.. its not easy to organized a climb, handle a big group with a 70 person.. so what do you expect? if you want a cheaper climb maybe you should climb romelo and sembrano..

paolo

Anonymous said...

oo nga naman .. di madaling mag handle ng 70 katao at mag organize ng mga permits at logistics para sa event ..

hindi ito parang ordinaryong bundok lang na pwede ka nalang umakyat basta basta ...

di rin basta basta ang mag asikaso ng mga permits sa mayor at chieftain ..

myk

Anonymous said...

kulang ang 950 budget for nagsasa if your going on a small group... so lets give it to the organizers to a job well done of handling that many people..

imagine na lng ung hassle sa pagpplano, organize ng permit, logistics, sasakyan, guide, coordination sa locals.. Para lng makapag enjoy kau n indi na iniisip ung mga ganong bagay...

of course there will be a little para sa organizer... contingency fund un para may pondo nmn cla para makapagorganize uli ng mga ganitong bagay... Isipin din nmn ung mga gastos when organizing an event...

Lam nmn natin n halos lahat ng Mountaineering Club ay bumubuo ng PONDO para sa projects nila and for the convinience of their members.

>>--GN-->

Anonymous said...

gud am po...

plan din po kasi namin akyat ng nagsasa.. 24hrs po ba ung jip dun? may kontak po ba kau na pwede namin irent na jip? anu pa po ang ibang expenses dun... maramimng maraming salamat po..

Anonymous said...

we've been here last weekend and the place was like anawangin cove. we didn't experience the river crossing because the rivers are all dried up!=( The weather is so hot that's why to all those who are planning to climb here be sure to apply sun block especially on ur face! good day and god bless!

lakwatsero said...

hi,

cencia na po kung makikihalo nako sa mga naging usapan regarding sa open climb na ginawa nila Migz, kung tutuusin pa po mura na ung hiningi na 950 at sa dami po nyong climbers. Sa hirap ng mga inaasikaso nila, infact pumupunta pa talga yan si Migz, sa Olangapo para lang ayusin ang mga permits at kausapin ang chieftain. Nakasama ko narin po yan sila twice na sa climb, 1st sa Balingkilat, 2nd dyn sa Nagsasa, kaya wala po ako masasabi, pero kung sa mga umaangal at nghihingi ng breakdown, subukan nyo rin po ung ginagawa ng grupo nila.

peace!!!!!!!!!!!

layah said...

sir kailan ho kaya ulit ang next climb dito?i want to join sana on a certain group, pero i sana pwede yung beginner like me.i wanted to take one step at a time kasi.thanks po

Anonymous said...

sir... may contact number po ba kayo sa brgy san antonio para sa pagpunta sa nagsasa cove?

Anonymous said...

parang kilala ko yang mga umaangal na yan. may nalalaman pa kayong pa breakdown breakdown jan. cguro mahilig kayo magkakain ng ampalaya o di kaya pumapak ng kape?(pakipaliwanag naman po!)(ungas!)

kung tutuusin nga kulang pa yung 950php dahil sobrang enjoy nga yung climb na yun except nalang sa mga hindi nag enjoy jan.(concerned climber!)

MIGS said...

sir/mam, relax lang po tayo..one of the purpose of the climb is to build friendship and to promote the area..

we have made a forum site for the participant of the climb para maka gather ng comments, feedback, negative and positve reactions tungkol sa climb or to set as an online post climb, dahil sa naisip namin na mas komportable ito kaysa mag-set pa ng actual post climb meeting sa isang lugar.lahat po ng participants sa climb ay inanyayahan na sumali site para makapagbigay ng kahit anong salita para dito.

tama po, lahat po ng mga sumama sa climb ay may karapatan na malaman kung ano ano ang dapat gastos, paghandaan.at ang lahat po ay pinaliwanag noong pre-climb meeting..

mas maganda po siguro ay direktang nyo na lang po itanong sa organizers o sa forum site ng nagsasa open climb ang inyong mga katanungan, comments, at reactions.dahil pwede po kase maging iba ang dating o resulta ng ating mga katanungan, suggestions sa ibang tao..

naiintindihan po namin kayo..
we have tried our best po to make the activity as perfect and want you want it to be..

MULI NAGPAPASALAMAT PO AKO SA INYONG PAGSAMA AT PAGAPPRECIATE SA AMING
PAGANYAYA NA MASAKSIHAN ANG MGA LUGAR NA GUSTO NAMIN MAKITA AT MAPUNTAHAN
NYO...

PALALA PO:
Nais po namin ipa-alam sa lahat na wag muna natin puntahan o pagliguan ung Falls sa Nagsasa, Dahil sa ang tubig na ginagamit ng mga naninirahan sa Nagsasa PANSAMANTALA ay nanggagaling po sa Falls. Ito ay dahilan ng kakulangan nila sa supply ng tubig ngayung panahon ng tag-tuyot kaya ito ang kanilang naging source.i think you you should check out na lang po ung Pinaglabanan river, mas masarap lumangoy dito dahil sa malinaw na tubig at ang tamang lalim..saktong sakto para magrefresh sa haba ng lakad pabalik sa jump off, along trail lang ito near jump off..

maraming salamat po..

Anonymous said...

Sino po magclimb sa nagsasa? baka pde pong sumama eto po ung number ko 09272178714 Maraming salamat po



-Joshua

Bachwitz said...

I organize a climb to Nagsasa a few weeks back for my club. The headcount was 25 pax. I have several experience organizing a climb but this is my first time to have attendance this big. So whats the verdict? It was a very successfull climb, but it was very difficult for me, as the EL(expedition lead). Difficult in a sense that I almost did'nt enjoyed the beach. The company was good but there was untoward incidents that I dont want to go in details.

So to Mr/Ms Concerned climber. Why dont you try to organize a climb with 70 in attendance and lets see how you will handle it. You should actually congratulate Miguel for doing a job well done. They use alternative resources (bus, coaster, etc) so that it will be easier for them and the participants. Its easier for them to account everyone if you will be in just one vehicle. Because if something unexpected occured to a participant its them who will be liable (common sense naman dude!). And if you really want to account where your PhP950 went why dont you try to email or text him, instead of hiding behind the internet and posting anonymously?

-Naldy

Anonymous said...

sir advise ko sa lahat para wala ng problema sa mga ganyang aspeto wag n tyo mag pa open climb una: madami nagrereklamo kesyo mahal o saan napunta pero tama ka sir mahirap mag organized lalo na 70.
ikalawa: sa sobrang dami sir nasisira ang bundok
ikatlo: para hindi masisi ang bawat grupo na syang nagpapa open climb hayaan naten silang umakyat at maghanap ng bundok na gusto nila akyatin, sasama sila tapos maghahanap.

salamat!!! mabuhay tyo!!!

dumboqtpie said...

Una thanks to Sir Gid/pinoymountaineer.com at kay Migs/Yabag for info about Mt. Nagsasa. Second - akyat kami ng Mt. Nagsasa this Feb 27 - 28. Open climb. So thanks sa info ng nga nagpost.Third - I am not an organizer but I know its not easy to organize a climb. So I join open climb set by good organizer specially if the mountain is tricky. Last - let us join the climb and do not worry with the expenses set by the organizer.

GOD BLESS ALL MOUNTAINEERS!!!

bj-salonga said...

good day,

me and my small group are planning to climb and visit nagsasa cove this coming march.. i am going by the budget scheme thats been sent to me.. kanyang kanyang budget..

gsm said...

dumboqtpie,

sir bka pwede mkisabay. 1st tym namin sa nagsasa!. anu oras kau aalis ng manila at san kau sasakay??

TY

un said...

hi guys!
message for bj-salonga- can i also join? please advise me all the details at unknownako@gmail.com.

Thank you very much!

Joshua said...

Sir bj-salonga Open Climb Po ba kayo this coming march? if ever open climb po kayo pakiwan po details thanks :D

mye said...

ask ko lang po kun need pa ba talaga ng permit? or pde po na courtesy call na lang sa brgy or police kc madaling araw po kami darating so baka sarado pa..and ok po ba ang trail? need pa ba namin magpaguide? or kahit wala na po? thanks!

Anonymous said...

yes kelangan mo permit. di papayag si chief nang jumpoff kapag wala permit. This is for safety and security purposes. 24/7 bukas ang police station. nasa rules nang sitio martin, brgy Kawag ang magpa guide, kahit alam mo o hindi ang trail. This is their ancentral domain, so lets just give something to the locals whenever we visit. In return they will take care of the place.
Its summer so prepare for expose trail. Wear proper sun protection.

-Naldy

mye said...

sir naldy,maraming salamat po sa info. :) aakyat po kami sa march 6-7.. mabuhay ang mga mountaineer na tunay na may malasakit sa inang kalikasan.

mye said...

sir naldy may isang question pa nga po pala ako,un mga tryk po ba na pde arkilahin papunta sa brgy cawag e meron na kahit 2am pa lang po?tapos P140 pa rin po kaya kada 1 tryk na good daw for 3pax? mejo mahal kase kun jeep irent namin,so ok na po kami sa tryk. salamat po! :)

Anonymous said...

@Mye, Yes there are trikes available. According to the locals, the price is ranging from P200-P250 (but still depends on your haggling skills). According to them its around 16KM distance.

We were only four the last time we're there and we also hire a trike.

Anonymous said...

my open climb po kme d2 s ngsasa dis comming feb 27 - 28...1200 budget kmsa transpo rented jeep 2 way foods lunch, dinner, breakfast and bisyo reg, permits guides...plss contact us...

09163303427 - jownie
09166984349 - kem

-gsmtrekkers!

bj-salonga said...

good day!

sorry sa late reply.. galing po kasi ng climb nitong weekend at kakauwi lang.. hehe,

anyway, sa budget po galing sa entry ni sir miguel dito, eto na:

expenses:

Php 300 guide fee - 1 is to 5 (600 - 2 days)

Php 216 bus fare one way (432 - roundtrip)

Php 130 - 140 trike fare one way (240 - 280 round trip) *only good for 3 maybe 4 heads* OR

Php 2000 jeep fare rent roundtrip

Php 20 entrance fee sa sitio san martin

Php 100 overnight fee sa nagsasa cove per head

kayo na po bahala mag dagdag kung magkano man ang kailangan niyo para sa mga sarili niyong gastos ok.

mahirap mag add pagod eh, hehe, kayo nalang po ang mag total ng expenses dipende sa transpo na pipiliin niyo either trike or jeep tuloy po ang climb namin ng group ko this march our target date is the first week ng march with no exact date pa baka bukas ma verify ko na, tatlo lang po kami sa group ko at hindi ko pa sure kung ilan ang mga sasama sa mga kaibigan kong mountaineers. welcome po kayo sumama, basta KKB hehe, sa transpo lang ng jeep or trike maghahati hati at sa guide and siyempre bring your own stuff.. tent, food, cooking apparels, first aid kit, etc.. ok.

thank you,

Anonymous said...

sir bj tanong ko lng pano po mag commute kme anong bus ang sasakyan namin at san baba para mka sakay ng trike going to brgy kawag..tnx

bj-salonga said...

anony,

tanong ko din nga yan eh, hehe, ang sabi sakin eh bus going to olonggapo, IBA ang sakyan bumaba ng san antonio, parang ballinkilat or anawangin.. magtanong or magsabi nalang kayo sa local trike driver niyo na ihatid kayo sa brgy kawag,

dont forget about the permits and prepare accordingly summer time na mainit! hehe,

Anonymous said...

mam/sir ask ko lng po kung meron kayong mrerefer n boatman and fees from pundaquit to nagsasa cove. hindi po ksi kmi magclimb to get there..tamang beach trip lng..thanks po!

Anonymous said...

Sirs/Mams,

Gaano po kaya ka taas yung river this summer? Malakas kaya yung current neto? We're planning to go here on April.

Thank!

bj-salonga said...

good day,

just got back from nagsasa this weekend.. sad to say that the summer heat has taken its toll on this mountain's river.

not only is it so hot, but most of the water sources along the trail have dried up.

and the most surprising of all of this is that the 43+ meter river that needs to be crossed with a rope for safety is already dry to the last drop.

so having said all this, as of this summer i think rope is no longer needed if anyone chooses to go up nagsasa, but you may still want to contact local chieftain jimmy ablong 09219543215 for details if there has been rain etc and rope is needed, make sure to prepare for the extreme heat, an umbrella is good in this case cause of the lack of shade and sunblock if possible.. or you may just want to adjust the IT in this article and literally do a night trek to avoid the heat.

thanks,

Anonymous said...

tuyo po yung mga streams at yung river before you reach the beach. napakainit po ngayon dun mas maganda na mag-start kayo mag trek ng madilim pa.

pamela said...

we've been here last weekend daming tao wear proper sun protection!!!sobra init bka ma heat stroke...

Anonymous said...

Yeah.. and instead of organizing a climb since napakaraming nagrereklamo at nagtatanong kung saan saan napunta ang ibinayad nyo mag KKB nalang kau as in on the spot hatiaan sa bayaraan para alang reklamo on both parties.. let's admit na merong mga mountaineering group na ginagawang kabuhayan ang pagakyat sa bundok na sobra kung sumingil ng fee sa mga gusto naman sumama ng open climb try to search din kung magkano ba tlaga ang gastos para hindi kayo magrereklamo kung saan napunta ang pera nyo kung sa tingin nyo masyado syang malaki wag nalng kaung sumama magsolo nalng kau ng grupo nyo eto kasi ang mahirap kapag masyado taung nageexpect..

Anonymous said...

Yeah I'll go for the KKB system when climbing mountains para walang dayaan...

Anonymous said...

When I organize a climb, I would normally include admin fee to take care of my expenses such as telephone calls to get in touch with local authorities (for permits, local info, etc), local contacts, guides, transport providers. Years ago, I would even go on "ocular" climb a week before the actual climb. Obviously there are expenses involved in organizing a climb, not to mention time and effort.

P950 for Nagsasa, thats just about right. Check out Victory Liner website for busfare to Olongapo. There are lots of info here and in other sites as to cost of jeepney/tricycle transfers from Olongapor/Subictown/Cawag settlement. Add the cost of guides/porters, registration fees. Pls do the math yourself. These things you should have thought of before signing up for the climb. If the difference is only a hundred pesos or so, does that matter? You have to factor in the management and admin expenses of the organizers.

Additionally, if you join a bigger group, you get to benefit from economies of scale. Thats cost savings for you and your small group. And then there is the privilege of "experiencing" the organizing group's particular culture. Try joining my mountaineering club's activity, and we will charge you P500 for guest fee, whether its a major climb or just a dayhike =)

So just be thankful for P950 and you got to experience Nagsasa before the rivers all dried up and the grasses got burnt down.

The alternative is to organize your own climb. Which you can do yourself with sound research.

Trekking tours are already big businesses in other countries. Try going on a trek to Everest basecamp or Island Peak.
-Yanma

Anonymous said...

I agree.. Mahirap kasi minsan pag KKB as there are expenses that must be incurred beforehand of climb. As much as possible, when organizing a climb, I do it as KKB. Ayaw ko din kc ng may nagtatanong ng breakdown of expenses after ng climb kaya KKB na lang.. yun nga lang magastos din on my part kc I have to provide the expenses (e.g. telephone calls..) but ok lang.. As long as makaakyat at makita ganda ng nature at makatulong sa preservation/ conservation, it's all worth it! :)..

Anonymous said...

hi..

were planning to go nagsasa cove via mt nagsasa this comming july. based on the IT, its a trek for both day 1 and 2, is it possible na magboat ride na lang sa 2nd day papuntang pundakit? if it is, any idea of the boat rental? any contacts po? thanks in advance..

Anonymous said...

pwede kayong magboat pabalik P1500 pag my side trip na capones..galing lang ako don dis weekend pro kung july kayo pupunta magdala kayo ng tali bka kc may tubig na ulit ung river non
09283829947 e2 kontak namin non sa boat..kayo na lang kumausap
ung P1500 pla gud for 4 person lang un ah maliit lang kc ung boat so kung marami kayo magdadagdag na lang ng boat

Anonymous said...

Hi..

I've been to Nagsasa cove last weekend (march 13-14). We trek from Olongapo to Nagsasa..The experience is wonderful.. Ganda ng Nagsasa cove.
Going home, we took a boat ride for about an hour.
Guys, i'm just wondering, who is responsible for the GARBAGE(plastic bags mostly) that we saw after we passed Anawangin cove. It's a bit disappointing that such a wonderful place would be lost in a few years time if we don't take care of the place..
Concern adventurer lang po.

-jiboy

Anonymous said...

tanong ko lang po.. how far ang peak ng nagsasa from the shore [nagsasa cove].. need pa ba ng guides if galing ka na sa shore to the peak just for photo-ops lang sana.. =)

thanks in advance..

DJ said...

Help po. I'm planning to bring my team here on May 15-16. Pano po makakakuha ng permit? And papaano po ba makapunta for the courtesy call to the tribe chief?

Anonymous said...

mag ingat sa mga NAGSASA mantalang mga guides, para mas kumita sila ng malaki for porter pwede nilang pahabaiin ang trail para mapilitan kayong mag pa porter, kungbaga idadaan kayo sa business trail nila up to 8 hours na trek lalo na pag inabot n kayo ng araw

MIGS said...

totoo ba yan mr anonymous?please contact me 09052688275 or email me miguel.mapalad@yabag.org kung ano na-expirience mo, para i-report ko ito.
sa mismong jump off ba kayo?meron na rin kasi balibalita dati na ganyan, lalo na sa mga first timers, bumababa sila bago mag jump off sa sitio san martin..tapos dun na kukuha ng guides, mas malayo ito..dapat siguraduhin na ang mga guides ay bigay lamang ng chieftain sa san martin..

Anonymous said...

Sir! Patulong naman po. Pwede rin bang mag boat ride direct to Nagsasa Cove?

Anonymous said...

yep, you could look for mang ading sa pundaquit...when we went there last april 9(itinerary namin hanggang 11) yung chinarge samin eh 400per head roundtrip na yun. just an extra charge of 100 for the extra day kasi usually daw 1500 ang singil nila for an overnight iti. 4persons per boat yun or you could opt for a bigger boat with a roof(important if you guys are crossing in between the hours of 9am to 3pm, sobrang init!) but you have to be in a huge group for this to be cost efficient 10-14. for me the best time to cross is at night, nalate kami sa travel iti namin gabi na kami tumawid. nakakatakot with the thought of traveling at night pero not true! no heat, calm seas, and cool bioluminescent plankton to keep you entertained... hope this helps. have fun, keep safe and be responsible campers, GB!

Anonymous said...

Sirs/Mams - Pwede po ba makahingi ng IT na rekta na sa Nagsasa Cove(without the trek) from Olongapo? Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

Favor please from anyone.

Me and a group of friends are planning to hike Mt. Nagsasa by the end of this month, can anyone tell me what we would need to prepare for the hike?

... the letters to be given and the materials we'll need. It'll be a big help. Thank you.

Please contact me here: kiyo_kai13@yahoo.com
thank you very much

Anonymous said...

sir, pasend naman po (dangerpistola23@yahoo.com) ng IT na hinde mainit.. 2-day.. tentative june 19-20 2010.. and yung boatride pabalik from nagsasa to san antonio.. (pauwe lag) how much po ito for 8persons?? thanks..

ayaw sa turista said...

I had been hearing about the place (nagsasa cove) before i got there on the last weekend of april. they say nagsasa was the new anawangin (which has gone way down the drain). to my dismay, it was very disappointing. people there grow tusks and horns! sobra mangikil ng pera! well what can you expect of a place infested with up-to-no-good urban TOURISTS from manila?! CROWDED yung lugar...puno ng mga turistang kung umasta'y waring nagsasabing "galing ako ng bora.. ganito porma sa bora...tingin kau sa kin". sila ung mga turistang walang pakundangan kung makalabas ng pera na nagbibigay ideya sa mga locals na "no big deal pala sa mga taga-maynila ang P100 na coke 1.5L at ang P35 na yelong sinlaki lang ng kamao ni manny pacquiao". believe me, taas ng fees! get this! entrance fee and tawag nila sa P100 na bayad. 2nd morning nung tinanong ko sila kung may bayad pa yung 2nd night, nagpulong muna ung mag-anak na mangangasiwa sa most-visited property sa cove at walang binigay na conclusive na sagot. apparently nagpulong muna sila kung pano kumita ng mas malaki! sa araw na ng bayaran, yun na nga P200 na siningil sa amin. they came up with this lame excuse na per night daw singilan dun! i just wonder bakit entrance fee pa tawag nila dun! tas ung gasera na nirent namin for P100, P200 na rin ung singil. 2nd night it ran out of fuel. eto pa! pag magpasaing kayo sa famy P20 kada isang kilo...hulaan nyo sa NAGSASAmantala...P60 po...doble sa presyo ng ipapasaing nyo! ayus! di po kami nagpasaing! sa araw ng bayaran, nung kinuha ko ung name ng may-ari para isangguni ko sa local na pamahalaan ng pundaquit kung wasto yung kalakaran na yun, biglang agitated yung atmosphere! panakot lang naman yun! di na ako nag-aksaya ng panahon, wala rin namang magagawa ang brgy na may cut din sa singilan dun. eto pa nga pala, sisingilin kau ng guide fee sa "falls" daw na 30 mins daw ang layo! nung sinabi kong ako na lang i-guide nung mama (at tinatamad pa ang mga kasama ko)...tas ako nlng mag-gaguide sa mga kasama ko sa bandang hapon, biglang umayaw...xempre malaki kikitain nya kung marami sasama e! ang ginawa ko, nagliwaliw ako sa other end ng cove which my instincts told me leads to the waterfall. tas i made friends with one aeta there. dun na rin ako naki-CR kasi ung 3 kubeta ng property na tinulugan namin barado! ayus yung cr dun! parang dun sa quite pool ng coco beach sa galera! tas kwento..kwento hanggang napakanta ko si manong kung saan yung trailhead ng papuntang falls! tinahak ko ang trail na yun hanggang makaabot ako sa isang balon ng tubig na may nakalatag na mga hose at isang strand ng bumabagsak na tubig na mas mahina pa sa wee wee ko! alam naman ito ng mga kunyaring guides tas lilinlangin pa nila ang mga bisita dun! kawawa naman yung maraming grupo na nakatikim ng excuse to the tune of "ay ser, mainit kasi ngaun kaya ganyan...tuyo ang falls". (manong talaga...kunwari di alam). at eto pa! less than 10 mins lang ung falls from the last property na tumatanggap ng guests! mataas na mga sungay ng mga locals dun!

if you've seen the untouched beauty of anawangin 4 years back, when still no huts would grow out of its untrodden lahar shores, when locals hadn't been contaminated by commercial tourism, there's no reason for you to even hear the word NAGSASA.

kung ikaw naman ay turistang walang kwenta...bagay ka dun! dala ka ng cologne, frisbee at kite. wag din kalimutan ang havaianas at isang cooler ng beer. at madami may slr dun...ayus magkunwaring photographer dun! magtagisan kau ng yabang ng mga kapwa mo turista!

na-miss ko tuloy ang timbak!

sa mga adventurers na ang hanap ay ang busilak na kalooban ng mga tao! at ang nais ay namnamin lang ang ganda ng kapaligiran, sorry nalng po. mejo late yung hate blog na to!

Anonymous said...

to:ayaw sa turista,

your post about the nagsasa cove people shocked me..but...pwede po kayang ipagbigay-alam po natin sa mga barangay official at lalo na sana sa Municipal Tourism Council ng San Antonio,Zambales ang bagay na ito?that way,it could have been more fruitful.Para mabigyan din natin sila chance to correct/prevent the people's opportunistic schemes.salamat po.

...and oh,tama ka-kayo kasing ibang mga mountaineers ang yayabang niyo rin kapag napupunta kayo ng area.Hindi lang kayo mukhang nagtatapon ng pera.you're acting you wanted to be served at pansinin by all means.
(Need i say more?)

it's just a pity that zambales had'nt mastered managing tourism especially mountaineering in the area.BUT,ZambaleƱos could learn.
Miss Concern citizen of Zambales

Anonymous said...

tama.. sana ilugar ang pagiging urbanized nio.. kaasar lang eh..

Anonymous said...

galing kami nagsasa may 21 to 22 hindi namna sila gannun yung yelo 3o pesos lang yung gasera 50 per night uling 20 to 30 ,petot tapos 100 petot per day yung fee kada tao... try nyo po pumunta dun ng weekdays wala pong tao yung bonfire 100 petot umabot pa yung amin ng umaga,, yung hammock 50 petot yung renta.. binayaran namin dun lahat ay 600 petot may dala po kaming kaldero at bigas kaya kami na po nagsaing may baon na din kaming food good for 2 days... kaya po mahal mga tinda dun kasi po sinsakay nila yun sa bangka syempre magababayad sila sa bangka plus mark-up pa nila diba yung falls tuyot talaga siya ngayon kaya di na kami pumunta el nino po kasi diba if facing nagsasa po left side po kami nag stay sa side po ni mang ador ganda po ng cottage namin may higaan at malaking lamesa may tubig na din pang hugas sa cottage namin,,,,, kaya po kami nagpunta ng weekday kasi iniiwasan ko po yung dagsa ng mga tao na feeling mayaman at mga sosyal kami kasi simple lang.... JR

Anonymous said...

Ayon po sa mga Aetas..
Mt. Bira-bira ang pangalan ng bundok..
Hindi Mt. Nagsasa..

Anonymous said...

Galing din po kmi sa Nagsasa last May 15-16. Onga, malapit na ring maging Anawangin to. Di ko rin kasi maintindihan kung bakit tino-tolerate ng mga turista ang ganitong ugali eh. Sana nga magkaroon ng means para ma-regulate ang prices ng goods and services ng mga tao dito.

Anonymous said...

mga sir kung meron po aakyat ng mt. nagsasa baka pde nmn sumama..just post lang po dito...thnx

Anonymous said...

hi there,next na akyat kayo ng nagsasa, pwede po ba pasama. just like you guys gusto ko rin ma explore mga beautiful spots dito sa ating bayan, not to mentioned adventurer ako.

maraming salamat po

oliver de guzman
0922.800.1749

Anonymous said...

Sir/Ma'am,

Aakyat po ang grupo namin ngayong August target date 3rd week of the month..

Ask ko lang po kung safe po ba mag river crossing ngayong rainy season?

Sa gusto pong mag join sa akyat namin welcome po kayo..

Salamat,

Jackie
DAYO Outdoor Group

YABAG said...

dala lang kayo ng rope for river crossing, mejo maulan ngayun..at hangin habagat na po ngayun, so posibleng may malalaking alon na, and backtrail kayo if ever..
take extra care lalo na sa pagtawid ng ilog..
Ingat and enjoy

Yabag

lannie said...

sa mga pupunta ng nagsasa, umiwas po muna sana tayo sa lugar..may 2 reports na ng malaria dito sa lugar na ito ngayun rainy season or kung talagang pupunta kayo dito, make sure you are protected. Be safe!..

Anonymous said...

May climb kami sa Nagsasa this November 6-7, 2010. Pre-climb meeting is on Nov 2, at the Megamall foodcourt near Greenwich (old skating rink) at 7PM. Please text Jason at 09275149511. This is also a community outreach project for our group and you can bring donations for the aeta village. Bring donations and your registration fee is waived.
-Sieg of MMS

Anonymous said...

Hi, i have a couple of questions about Nagsasa, if you don't mind: is the jump-off point (sitio san martin) accessible by water? We plan to leave our car there, as well as hire a banca to bring us back from the cove. Is this advisable?

Rye of LOBO mountaineers said...

Punta po dito ang mga LOBO this coming Jan 22-23,
Kita kits na lang sa mga dadalaw sa lugar.

Rye of LOBO mountaineers said...

Yung river crossing po wla kasi dry na po ung river.
Tapos mainit po talaga sa trail kaya magdala ng sapat na tubig.
Sa campsite po marami namang tubig pwedeng magamit sa pagluto at may major area/wash area na rin.
Hindi pa ito masyadong crowded sa ngayon.
Pero napansin po namin na may mga basurang naiiwan sa lugar.

Maganda po talaga ang cove kaya sana mapanatili natin ito.

Salamat sa IT PinoyMountaineers! More Power.

Anonymous said...

isang mapagpalang gabi sainung lahat.
plan po namin umakyat dito ng april 1-3 or 2-3.
ask lng po. if ung mga permits is letter lng ba? or kukuha tlaga ng permit sa municipal ng subic or dun sa brgy sa jump off?.. and kailangan pa ba tlaga gumawa ng letter sa mga police?. salamat po.
-BAGABUNDO

Anonymous said...

Hi to all mountaineers,
Big fan po ako ng mga pinoy mountaineers. Ako nga po pala si DINDO NIEVA ng Brgy. PUNDAKIT, SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES. May mga bangka po ako na pwedeng maghatid at sundo sa ANNAWANGIN, NAGSASA at SILANGUIN. 09172022692 po ang aming contact number. Pinakamalaki po nming bangka ay puedeng kumarga hanggang 30 katao depending on their luggage and body sizes.
Salamat po at more power to all mountaineers.

DINDO

Anonymous said...

Hi po sa lahat, This about the new BOAT RATE in PUNDAKIT....Eto po ang bagong ordinansa ng brgy Pundakit para sa mga Bangkero. At pag kami po ay hindi sumunod ay maaari po kaming magmulta o di naman ay tuluyang alisan ng permiso para magbiyahe ng mga bangka....

SMALL BOAT....(max of 4 pax)balikan
Pundakit to CAMARA island = P700
Pundakit to CAPONES = P1,000
Pundakit to Annawangin = P1,000
Pundakit to Talesayen = P1,500
Pundakit to Nagsasa = P1,800
Pundakit to Silanguin = P2,500
Island HOPPING (CAMARA, CAPONES to ANNAWANGIN) = P1,500

BIG BOAT
Pundakit to CAMARA island = P150/head
Pundakit to CAPONES = P200/head
Pundakit to Annawangin = P200/head
Pundakit to Talesayen = P300/head
Pundakit to Nagsasa = P400/head
Pundakit to Silanguin = P600/head
Island HOPPING (CAMARA, CAPONES to ANNAWANGIN) = P300/head

Tent
3 person = P250
4 person = P300
6 person = P500

At kung may gusto pa po kayong malaman o katanungan ay maaari nio po kaming tawagan o itx sa 09172022692 at hanapin po si DINDO or LIEZEL.... salamat po and GOD BLESS....

Anonymous said...

mga ser balak din namen april2-3, tara sabay-sabay tayu, onte lang kame e

Anonymous said...

punta kmi april 16 and 17, we are only 8, mas maganda siguro kung meron kaming maka sabay, 1st timer po kasi kami, 09234087295

Anonymous said...

Sir/Mam plan po nmin pumunta ng nagsasa through traverse... hingi po sna ako ng mga taong pdeng kontakin para sa climb nmin..
Tulad ng permit, san kmi pde makakuha qng andito kmi sa manila...pls help. thnx..

anton said...

sinong me plan mag nagsasa sa april 23 and 24?

Anonymous said...

hi, plan namin ng mga friends ko pumunta ng nagsasa cove ngaung 22-24, good friday un and black saturday...dagsa ba tao dun by those dates?

Anonymous said...

elow, plan namin ng frnd ko na mag nagsasa this april 22 - 24, dagsa ba tao dun during those dates? first time namin sa lugar...any tips, advice would be appreciated :-)

Anonymous said...

mga Sir pwede po b humingi ng contact no. ng guide to nagsasa cove. papanik kasi kami ng April 29 sa nagsasa group of 4 only. Our IT is 6:00 am start trek n kasi mag capones namn ng 30. thanks!
Godfrey-Sebastinian trekkers club

YABAGMC said...

Mountains and traverses related to Cinco Picos, Dayungan and Balingkila BY: Mike b of YABAGMC
As of this moment hindi ko muna pansamantala hinihikayat na umakyat ang mga mountaineers dito sa Subic, Zambales. Eto ay ang mga sumusunod na mga trails at possible traverses:

* Mt Cinco Picos
* Mt Cinco Picos traverse to Dayungan(Rounded Peak)
* Bundok Dayungan(Mt Rounded Peak)
* Bundok Dayungan(Mt Rouded Peak) to Balingkilat(Mt Pointed Peak)
* Bundok Balingkilat (Mt Pointed Peak)
* Mt Cinco Picos traverse to Silanguin Cove
* Bundok Balingkilat (Mt Pointed Peak) traverse to Anawangin Cove

Eto ay sa kadahilangang walang kaukulang pagtataas ng guide fee ng mga katoto nating mga Aetas natin dun na walang pahintulot sa mga mountaineers (YABAG) na siyang nagbukas ng mga bundok na ito sa mountaineering community. Mag-uusap pa kami ng Chieftain doon kung bakit sila nagsitaasan ng presyo na hindi kami pinasasabihan. Ang nangyayari na ito ay nagbibigay kami ng information sa inyo kung magkano ang gagastusin dun pero pagdating nyo doon ay mas mataas na presyo ang ibibigay sa inyo. Para sa akin eto ay hindi maganda para sa mga mountaineers na gustong akyatin ang mga bundok na ito.

Magtulungan po sana tayo, tulungan din po natin ang mga katutubo natin na maibalik sa kanila ang kultura at ang dati nilang pamumuhay, hindi sa pamamagitan ng PAG ASA na lamang sa mga bigay at donation ng mga bumibisita.

Humihingi ako ng paumanhin sa nangyayaring ito sa lugar namin. Any updates will be posted in mfpi and mms yahoogroups and also to our website www.mikeb.info | www.yabag.org.

Anna Theresa said...

hi po. may contact numbers po ba kau ng guides sa nagsasa? akyat po kami ng ofcmates ko, group of 7-10....night trek po yung target namin kc 2pm lahat ng out namin that day. help? tips?

raymond said...

May iba pa po kayong option maliban sa resort nila Grace Armada na yan. May camping area po sa harap ng isla kung saan mas malamig at may mga cottage din. Nakapunta na ba kayo ng Anawangin or Nagsasa cove? Parang ganun din ang style. Mahangin din at mas maganda ang Magalawa Island hindi naman sa nagyayabang...
Kung gusto niyo pong i-try na pumunta tawagan niyo po ako sa Manila at tutulungan ko po kayong magcoordinate sa caretaker na isla na uncle ko din na si Uncle Mulo. Ito po yung landline number ko sa Maynila (02)983 0432 or sun number 09222688111 or smart number 09093414621 hanapin niyo lang po si Raymond (ako po yun). Ang number po ni uncle Mulo ko sa Magalawa ay (smart) +639294670505.

Ito po ang presyuhan doon sa campsite :

Boatpick up (2 way)
-- 100/pax-kung galing luan
-- 200/pax-kung galing masinloc

Entrance fee 100\pax overnight,

Cottage 1000\night (kasya 6pax)

Kasama na po sa entrance fee ang paggamit ng cr at maintenance ng lugar. Ingat lang po na huwag magkalat masyado kasi po maliit lang po na isla yun at mahirap kung magka garbage-problem. You will be spending about 300 or less for food siguro. Maraming nabibilhan ng pagkain sa loob ng island. Puwede rin po kayong magpaluto for a small fee. No available rental of snorkel/mask/fins dun for now so its a good idea to invest on a good set nalang. Wala pa rin po available na rental ng tent pero malapit na po. Mag inquire nalang po kayo kung may available na pagtawag ninyo. Kung magdadala po kayo ng sarili ninyong tent ay libre na po ang puwesto kasi po kasama na po sa entrance fee yun kaya entrance fee nalang at boatride nalang ang babayaran ninyo.

Ang puwesto na kung san nakatayo ang resort nila grace armada ay may problema kasi lumalabas na nagsquat lang sila dun.Dahil dito tuwing pumupunta ang may ari ng isla na si madam L.Ruiz ay pinapasara nila pang samantala ang resort nila Grace Armada. Dahil dito ay kailangan mag ingat kayo lalo na kung hinihingan kayo ng deposit ni Grace Armada. Kung magkabulilyaso tulad ng nabanggit ko ay hindi niyo na makukuha ang deposit niyo.

Basta tawag lang po kayo sakin o sa caretaker na si mang mulo.

Kung gusto niyo po makita beach namin pls visit my blog.

http://angislako.blogspot.com/2011/05/magalawa-island.html

Thank You.

Anonymous said...

hello, were climbing nagsasa sa end of the month po, sa 28-29 sana, im trying to contact mga kapatid sa YABAG pero no success, just need contact numbers sana...HELP lang po - Gandalf

Anonymous said...

hello, akyat po sana kami sa may 28 and 29 ng team ko, trying to contact mga kapatid sa yabag kaso no answer just need contact numbers lang sana = ) Help please

Anonymous said...

hmm... i've been to nagsasa 2 weeks ago, we only paid 100pesos (we are group of 5) for the "entrance fee/overnight fee" (not 100php/head)..we enjoyed our stay maybe because we didn't go there on a weekend basis, so we have the cove by ourselves (with some other groups from the other campsites), I think may mga kasabay kame na 2 groups..Kaya mas peaceful yung stay namin.. A guy named Webster, who I think was a local and a caretaker of the small hut we are staying, even lend us an extra grill, utensils and a knife without charge.. I found out about nagsasa cove thru the internet only and took a little notes on how to get there in tight budget..Luckily someone guided
us (also from the internet) aNg binayad nmin lahat lahat 3k (inclusive of boat fare, tent rent, cooler, kitchen utensils, side trip to talisayen, capones, anawangin, guide "tip" fee, parking fee..)
siyempre minus pa yung papuntang zambales, diskarte nyo na yun..kami kse may ssakyan..Siguro mas better ang trip kung may sarili kayong research and itinerary para hindi kayo naddisappoint sa mga unexpected na gastos.. and don't expect pag weekend eh kayo lang ang tao dun (common sense) peak days po kase yun db..

Anonymous said...

hello there, im joan and we are oofering boat tour going to anawangen, nagsasa and to other nearby island.
we also offering mountain trekking at very affordable price..
contact us 09193910016

Anonymous said...

bakit ganon sir migs ang unfair niyo naman oo we understand the fact na kayo ang nag open sa public nang nagsasa at gumawa nang 1st and 2nd trail, we found out na yung mga aetas din pala talaga ang gumawa nang 3rd at 4th trail sila pa daw ang nagbuhat sa mga kasama ninyo but nag end up siniraan lang ang mga aeta at pinabanned sila./. kayo na ang dumayo sa lugar nila nakapagpatayo pa ang grupo ninyo nang bahay dun near the river before the trail sa nagsasa nang walang pahintulot nang chief dahil ang ginawa nang grupo niyo kinaibigan niyo yung vice chief hindi ba dapat dayuhin nalang natin at ienjoy yung kung anong napuntahan natin at hindi agawan ang mga aeta nang kung ano mang meron sila? mukhang hindi naman kasi talaga tama ang ginawa nang grupo ninyo. kaya ngayon hindi ako naniniwala sa mga "pabango" nang group ninyo dahil wala kayong respeto sa mga aeta at inabuso nang grupo ninyo yung kabaitan nila. oo nga mas may utak nga tayong kesa sa kanila pero di hamak naman na mas may utak ang mga aeta sa pinakita nilang pagaalaga at pagiging mabait sa grupo ninyo na inabuso nyo lang. ang LUPIT NAMAN NINYO SA MGA AETA KONTING RESPETO AT SANA MAGPAKATOTOO KAYO SA MGA TAO NA NAGBOBLOG DIN dito.. kaya ang suggestion ko sa mga hikers pakinggan ninyo both sides at hindi lang sa grupong sumikat dahil ginamit ang iabng tao.tsaka wag niyong sabihin na nagtaaas sila nang fee noon kasi never silang nagtaas nang fee. kaya kawawang mga aeta nasiraan na nang mga dayuhan nagawan pang pagnakawan. mahirap talaga pagka hindi na nakakasabay sa generation ngayon

Anonymous said...

mga sir, patulong naman malinawan kung saan talaga kukuha ng permit, or kung pwedeng letter of intent nalang.

kelangan din bang meron sa Office of the mayor of Subic, kasi balak namin madaling araw simula ng trek, eh malamang sarado pa yun.

Anonymous said...

has anyone trekked nagsasa traverse this rainy season? is the river swollen? will be going back on july 2nd with a couple of friends who are first-timers and i'm very much concerned for the safety of the group. thanks!

magsyandhiswierdideas said...

sir magtatanong lang po if kung saan pwede maka safely acquire ng guide and jump-off for the nagsasa traverse in line with the problem with the cawag jump-off.nasa group of 10-15 kami mapua and adamson geology students po.any help would be greatly appreciated.salamat po.you can contact me 09174635865 or email me at bluflare2003@yahoo.com

jojo said...

mga kapatid.

aakyat nagsasa kame this weekend august 6 - 7, planning for night trek, is it possible? safe naman po ba? thanks po sa mga magrereply.

-jojo-

Anonymous said...

hi sir/ma'am,

hingi lang po sana ako ng updated fares/budget para sa nagsasa cove. maraming salamat.

ianisme said...

was here last weekend, aug 27-28, and we bumped across typhoon mina :-) thank god, one of our seniors brought rope and harness; Else we would have been locked in the range, camping in the river shores

http://limbonisku.blogspot.com

jaime agasa said...

Good pm. I am Jaime Agasa, a boatman of Pundakit to Annawangin Cove, Nagsasa, Silangin, Capones and Camara Islands. I am offering my services to all who are interested to come and see the beauty of our place. Please contact me at my # 09081477263.

jaime agasa said...

mahal po talaga mga bilihin sa annawangin/or nagsasa bec of the distance from the town or barrio, arkila di po sila ng bangka at tricycle sa pag-angkat ng mga goods. pwd naman po kau magdala ng mga supply nyo good for 2-3days na nandun kayo. I am offering you my services.. sometimes inuutusan po akong mamalengke ng mga naging customers ko. at walang mataas na patong..kung ano lang yung gusto nilang ibigay. For other ibnfos,contact me:JAIME AGASA;09081477263

jaime agasa said...

Ito po ang boat rate namin:
BIG BOAT PER HEAD (MAX. OF 10 PAX)
Pundakit-Camara - - 150.00
Pundakit-Capones--- 200.00
Pundakit-Annawangin-200.00
Pundakit-Talisayen--300.00
Pundakit-Nagsasa- --400.00
Pundakit-Silangin---600.00

ISLAND HOPPING------300.00
(Camara,Capones,Annawangin)

SMALL BOAT (1-4 PAX)
Pundakit-Camara-----700.00
Pundakit-Capones---1,000.00
Pundakit-Annawangin-1,000.00
Pundakit-Talisayen--1,500.00
Pundakit-Nagsasa----1,800.00
Pundakit-Silangin---2,500.00
ISLAND HOPPING ----1,500.00
(Camara, Capones, Annawangin)
For more infos Contact me: Jaime Agasa- 09081477263

Anonymous said...

Kumusta naman po ang alon ngayon? Balak po namin pumunta ng Nagsasa next week.

DEO BOBIS said...

May maganda po na beach/camp area sa Tambobong, Pangasinan. Hindi pa siya commercialized kaya sobra ganda ng beach at mababait ang mga tao. There is a new resort there, just starting. Its called PANTALAN BEACH RESORT in Tambobong. Bawal ang maingay na karaoke, cemented parking for 10 cars(50/night), kubo rental at only 1.5k per night and maintenance fees at only 50/head for use of cr and bath kung gusto niyo mag tent lang sa beach!!! Pero very very basic facilities lang. They even offer set meals for groups. Or if you want them to cook merong minimal fees lang. The kubos are built right on the pantalan (port) so GREAT view of the ocean talaga. Maganda yung kubo and can fit 8 to 10 yata. Meron din built in tables made of bamboo lang. Rustic. Its owned by the Bobises so just call nanay Precy bobis or Deo Bobis at SUN#09227154685 or SUN#09236685401 or SMART#09075183062 for reservations and arrangements. I understand they can even arrange transpo to/from manila na rin now. Pls call or text for rates nalang. Thanks.


TAMBOBONG FACEBOOK PAGE

TAMBOBONG THINGS TO DO/SEE

TAMBOBONG/OSMENA BEACHES/CAMPING: COLIBRA ISLAND

TAMBOBONG/OSMENA BEACHES: KABAKUNGAN CAVE,BALINMANOK WRECK, BALAKI ISLAND HOPPING

TAMBOBONG/OSMENA BEACHES: FRESH WATER CAVE

Anonymous said...

May maganda po na beach/camp area sa Tambobong, Pangasinan. Hindi pa siya commercialized kaya sobra ganda ng beach at mababait ang mga tao. There is a new resort there, just starting. Its called PANTALAN BEACH RESORT in Tambobong. Bawal ang maingay na karaoke, cemented parking for 10 cars(50/night), kubo rental at only 1.5k per night and maintenance fees at only 50/head for use of cr and bath kung gusto niyo mag tent lang sa beach!!! Pero very very basic facilities lang. They even offer set meals for groups. Or if you want them to cook merong minimal fees lang. The kubos are built right on the pantalan (port) so GREAT view of the ocean talaga. Maganda yung kubo and can fit 8 to 10 yata. Meron din built in tables made of bamboo lang. Rustic. Its owned by the Bobises so just call nanay Precy bobis or Deo Bobis at SUN#09227154685 or SUN#09236685401 or SMART#09075183062 for reservations and arrangements. I understand they can even arrange transpo to/from manila na rin now. Pls call or text for rates nalang. Thanks.


TAMBOBONG FACEBOOK PAGE

TAMBOBONG THINGS TO DO/SEE

TAMBOBONG/OSMENA BEACHES/CAMPING: COLIBRA ISLAND

TAMBOBONG/OSMENA BEACHES: KABAKUNGAN CAVE,BALINMANOK WRECK, BALAKI ISLAND HOPPING

TAMBOBONG/OSMENA BEACHES: FRESH WATER CAVE

Anonymous said...

does the boat rate refers to a vice versa or a one time ride?
can anyone clarify this?

Anonymous said...

hi sirs ask ko lang po kung need pa po ba magdala ng rope para sa river crossing? or meron na tlgang rope dun?

thnks


-diyamante

jaime agasa said...

Good day!
Game na game na naman po ang mga travellers!

Nagsasa Cove.. Annawangin... Capones Islands... still open for visitors..

Jaime Agasa..boatman of Pundakit - 0908-14-77-263...
at your service po..

Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

guys plan namin umakyat dito sa jan 28-29... pahingi naman po ng contact ng guide... salamat po

dindo said...

Greetings, we are please to inform you about our package tours to various destinations:

1) Anawangin
2) Talisayen
3) Nagsasa
4) Silanguin

For more info, please just get in touch with us…
Contact person: LIEZEL NIEVA / DINDO NIEVA
Contact number: 09172022692

Regards,
DINDO NIEVA

Anonymous said...

Hi...

This is Pedring (09165254052 or 09306705904), a boatman of Pundakit.

I am inviting you to come and visit the raw beauty and rustic simplicity of Pundakit:

* Island of Camara and Capones
* Cove of Anawangen, Talisayen, Nagsaza and Silangen


SMALL BOAT
(boat capacity of 4pax)
From Pundakit to:
CAMARA island = P700
CAPONES island = P1,000
Annawangin Cove = P1,000
Talesayen Cove = P1,500
Nagsasa Cove = P1,800
Silanguin Cove = P2,500
Island HOPPING (CAMARA, CAPONES to ANNAWANGIN) = P1,500

BIG BOAT
Pundakit to:
CAMARA island = P150/head
CAPONES island = P200/head
Annawangin Cove = P200/head
Talesayen Cove = P300/head
Nagsasa Cove = P400/head
Silanguin Cove = P600/head
Island HOPPING (CAMARA, CAPONES to ANNAWANGIN) = P300/head

Other services like cooking charge for packed lunch,tent or any request are negotiable.

You can reach me at 09165254052 or 09306705904 for further information.

Thank you very much and I look forward to be of service with you.

eZi said...

Hello. I am a Documentarist. Magsh-shoot ako this March 24-27, 2012 about the guides (Aetas) and the hike in Nagsasa. May I have an estimate of expenses. Ako (director/cinematog.)lang at friend ko (asst. driector/pm). How much ang estimated expenses? Thank very much.

Easy Ferrer
09174293590

eZi said...

Hello, I am a Film Documentarist. Magshu-shoot ako about guides (Aetas)and the hike sa Nagsasa from March 23-27, 2012. Dalawa lang kami, ako (director/cinematog.) at friend ko (asst dir./prod man.). May I have an estimate of the expenses, including fares and unexpected things, plus directions how to get there from olongapo. Thank you very much.
Please respond. This. Is. Serious.

Easy Ferrer
09174293590

eZi said...

Hello, I am a Film Documentarist. Magshu-shoot ako about guides (Aetas)and the hike sa Nagsasa from March 23-27, 2012. Dalawa lang kami, ako (director/cinematog.) at friend ko (asst dir./prod man.). May I have an estimate of the expenses, including fares and unexpected things, plus directions how to get there from olongapo. Thank you very much.
Please respond. This. Is. Serious.

Easy Ferrer
09174293590

Anonymous said...

Pwede ba twin day hikes ang Mt. Pundaquit at Mt. Nagsasa? Magkalapit lng ba sia?

dindo said...

Hi po,

Magkalayo po ang Mt.Pundakit at Mt. Pundakit. Kaya hindi po pwede.

Contact person: LIEZEL NIEVA / DINDO NIEVA
Contact number: 09172022692
Blogsite: http://dindonieva.multiply.com

Dindo

Anonymous said...

Hi maam/sir
Galing po kme sa Nagsasa cove this weekend lng.. w/ Adventurita group and Yapak mountaineers. Mt. Bira bira nga po name nung bundok na aakyatin bago mkarating ng nagsasa cove. Camp Bira Bira nman kme ngbasecamp :)

-khat

MikeB said...

Hi Gideon. It is not in August 2009 but in February 2007 when YABAG Mountaineers Explore the Nagsaza Beach via Cawag. Here is the link of their first exploration --- http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/557865919KREMWV

elexer said...

Hi, we intend to hike Nagsasa this coming October 6-7, 2012. We are a group of 10-20 person, some of us are fresh legs? Is it safe for a fresh leg to hike Nagsasa? Who do we need to contact for permit, guides and boat (we intend to take a boat to Pundaquit. And also about the river, is it safe to cross? Do we need to bring ropes?

Anonymous said...

Hellow fellow mountaineers, we are planning to hike this on November 24-25. May we know kung may nakapagtry na recently. Nabalitaan namin na may oilspill na nangyare lately so we would like to know if this is still ongoing? Any information would be greatly appreciated thanks!

http://www.facebook.com/smitrek

Yan Salles said...

hi! we will be traversing Mt. Bira Bira to Nagsasa Cove on November 10-11, 2012. Txt 09228428329

Anonymous said...

hi

Anonymous said...

hi

Anonymous said...

Fellow mountaineers last week our group visited Nagsasa Cove and we observed no oil spill in the beach. Also we stayed at KAMP BIRA BIRA CAMPSITE. The place is Nice, Clean and Peaceful,highly recommended! PANALO PO!!!

Anonymous said...

Fellow mountaineers last week our group visited Nagsasa Cove and we observed no oil spill in the beach. Also we stayed at KAMP BIRA BIRA CAMPSITE. The place is Nice, Clean and Peaceful,highly recommended! PANALO PO!!!

Anonymous said...

hello meron po ba aakyat aakyat this this coming 1-2?

Anonymous said...

Hi...

This is Pedring (09165254052 or 09306705904), a boatman of Pundakit.

I am inviting you to come and visit the raw beauty and rustic simplicity of Pundakit:

* Island of Camara and Capones
* Cove of Anawangen, Talisayen, Nagsaza and Silangen


SMALL BOAT
(boat capacity of 4pax)
From Pundakit to:
CAMARA island = P700
CAPONES island = P1,000
Annawangin Cove = P1,000
Talesayen Cove = P1,500
Nagsasa Cove = P1,800
Silanguin Cove = P2,500
Island HOPPING (CAMARA, CAPONES to ANNAWANGIN) = P1,500

BIG BOAT
Pundakit to:
CAMARA island = P150/head
CAPONES island = P200/head
Annawangin Cove = P200/head
Talesayen Cove = P300/head
Nagsasa Cove = P400/head
Silanguin Cove = P600/head
Island HOPPING (CAMARA, CAPONES to ANNAWANGIN) = P300/head


You can reach me at 09165254052 or 09306705904 for further information.

Thank you very much and I look forward to be of service with you.

Anonymous said...

meron po ba aakyat dito sa dec 1-2 baka pwede sumabit hehehe TIA

HR said...

Much is written about getting there if commuting. If driving....
Frm Subic gate towards Olongapo: Proceed to
Subic Town Police Station to register, app 9.3 km from the Freeport base (It is at the right side between the municipal hall and Jollibee. You will pass 2 other police stations.
To Bgy hall: Take national highway Westward. App 3km, turn left (signages pointing to Philseco, Keppel)
App 2.2 km to the right is the Bgy hall (Inform Bgy officials), turn right (upwards).
App 5.4 km, is an intersection. Do not turn, go straight.
App 2.5 km, to the right is the Cawag resettlement waiting shed. Ask around for the chieftain.

Anonymous said...

Much is written about getting there if commuting. If driving....
Frm Subic gate towards Olongapo: Proceed to
Subic Town Police Station to register, app 9.3 km from the Freeport base (It is at the right side between the municipal hall and Jollibee. You will pass 2 other police stations.
To Bgy hall: Take national highway Westward. App 3km, turn left (signages pointing to Philseco, Keppel)
App 2.2 km to the right is the Bgy hall (Inform Bgy officials), turn right (upwards).
App 5.4 km, is an intersection. Do not turn, go straight.
App 2.5 km, to the right is the Cawag resettlement waiting shed. Ask around for the chieftain.

dindo said...

dindo January 6, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Hi Campers,
If you need assistance, Boat, tents and etc.
Please let us know by calling or texting us.
We’ll try our best to assist you.

Contact Person: Dindo or Liezel Nieva
Contact Number: 09172022692
Blog site: http;\\dindonieva.multiply.com

Dindo

dindo said...

dindo January 6, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Hi Campers,
If you need assistance, Boat, tents and etc.
Please let us know by calling or texting us.
We’ll try our best to assist you.

Contact Person: Dindo or Liezel Nieva
Contact Number: 09172022692
Blog site: http;\\dindonieva.multiply.com

Dindo

Anonymous said...

hi does anyone knows the updated phone # of cell migs?I need it asap.Please......Thanks in advance

vladi gamboa said...

pano ba makakakuha ng permit?

Anonymous said...

Gid pa-post na lamang ito.

Sa mga mountaineer mangyari po lamang na eto ang kontakin ninyo

- 0999 549 7210 - Chieftain Juanito Balosbalos
- 0921 346 5312 - Jean Dela Cruz
- 0949 701 5730 - Diony

kapag pupunta kayo sa mga bundok ng Balingkilat, Dayungan, Cinco Picos at mga traverses papunta sa mga beaches ng Nagsaza, Anawangin at Silanguin. Kung meron kayong sariling mga kontak sa mga Kulot dun na wala sa numerong ito ay mangyari po lamang na wag nyo ng tangkain na kontakin pa kase hindi kayo nakakatulong sa mga Kulot dun. Binuksan ang mga bundok na ito sa mga mountaineer upang ang lahat ng mga Kulot dun ang siyang makinabang sa pag ga guide at hindi yaong mga iilang Kulot lamang. Si Chieftain Balosbalos ang nakatalagang Chieftain doon sa Cawag. Nasasakupan niya dito ang San Martin na kung saan dito nanggagaling ang kontak ng ibang mga mountaineer.

Nakikiusap ako sa inyo na kung gusto ninyo makatulong sa mga Kulot dun at hindi yaong iilan lang na mga kulot ang mga numero sa taas ang kontakin ninyo.

You can also visit the site www.yabag.org

Salamat po.
MikeB (www.mikeb.info)

Anonymous said...

meron po ba aakyat sa sabado?

dindo said...



Hi there,
Tara na at mag enjoy ngayong summer sa:
1. Agnaem
2. Anawangin
3. Talisayen
4. Nagsasa
5. Silanguin
6. Capones and Camara island

Book your Boat and Tent now.
Packages are also available. Inquire now!

Contact person: Liezel Nieva or Dindo Nieva
Contact numbers:
Globe: 09172022692
Smart: 09995959623
Blogsite: http:\\dindonieva.multiply.com

Dindo

dindo said...

Hi To All Campers,
If you need assistance, Boat, tents and etc.
Please let us know by calling or texting us.
We’ll try our best to assist you.

Contact Person: Dindo or Liezel Nieva
Contact Number: 09172022692/09995959623
Blog site: http;\\dindonieva.multiply.com

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