by Gideon Lasco
To make things easier for hikers, I am posting this page that compares the budgets of different mountains that are within dayhike range of Manila. I will continue to improve this page as time goes by. Assumptions: Group of 7 hikers, public transportation (as of Nov. 2012), without guide whenever possible, food expenses at 300/day (regardless as camp meals, trail food, or dine-ins), margin of error: +/- 75 pesos. Inclusions in the calculation: Transportation from the bus terminals in Manila, registration fees, guide fees, food allowance of 300/day. You can still lower your budgets by cutting down on food and other expenses.
Note: This table is still under construction. Eventually, I will include all the mountains with an itinerary in PinoyMountaineer.com. Usual disclaimers apply: This is meant to be just a guide and is not a guarantee that the costs will be as stated.
HIKING EXPENSES, BY DESTINATION
|Hike||Budget (Dayhike)||Budget (Overnight)|
|Pico de Loro||740||1040|
|Buntis & Nagpatong||760||1060|