Mountain News: New policies and updates for Mt. Guiting-Guiting

PinoyMountaineer was informed by Mr. Andy Regla of the Mt. Guiting-Guiting National Park about new policies and updates on the mountain which were approved last February 28, 2013. Here are the major highlights:

1. Everyone is required to register in the Protected Area Office (PAO) before hiking to sign a waiver. Those who fail to comply with this will not be issued a permit, and will not be given a climb certificate. This requirement covers all hikers, including those who are doing a Guiting-Guiting traverse.
2. It is highly recommended that hikers arriving by ferry would proceed to the market to buy supplies, then to Tampayan proper to secure guides. The tricycle ride is P300/way. The official jumpoff is the DENR Park Office.
3. Entrance fee is P300 for local and foreign visitors. Lodging at the Protected Area Office (PAO) Complex is P500/room/day (maximum 3 persons) or P200/person.
4. Guide fee is P1,000/day for foreigners, and P800/day for Filipinos. Porterage fee for foreigners and locals is P600/day.
5. For the regular trail (via Mayo’s Peak to summit), the required ratio is 1 guide and 1 porter for 1-5 mountaineers. For the traverse trail, the requirement is 1 guide and 1 porter for 1-3 mountaineers.
6.As per the carrying capacity assessment conducted by the DENR -ERDS and the Guide Association recommendation, 128 persons are allowed to camp the campsites in Mayo’s Peak during peak season and 32 during off-season; and 18 at Traverse Camp 3,  camping in the Summit is strictly not allowed by the PAMB. 1-18 persons only are allowed to stay at the summit at the same time to view the surroundings
7. For more information, the new contact numbers of Park Superintendent (PASU) Malvin Rocero are 09359419563 (Globe) and 09496516340 (Smart)
You can access the permit here and more details about the new fee schedule here. These updates will also be reflected in the Mt. Guiting-Guiting page in

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11 Comments on "Mountain News: New policies and updates for Mt. Guiting-Guiting"

9 years 10 months ago

nope. required talaga may guide.

9 years 10 months ago

Nope! kaylangan ng guide. Alam ng kasama mo na nakaakyat na hindi pwede walang guide sa G2.

9 years 11 months ago

Mga Sir ask kolang kung puwede bang hindi na mag guide kung may kasama kaming nakaatyat na.

10 years 5 months ago

Sobrang astig to! Although It really cost a lot, my experience was well worth it. I got what I bargain for and more, cuts and bruises plus a minor sprained left ankle(twisted it just before we crossed the river near DENR). But its all good!

Only thing I did not like was the ship that took us to and from the island. I forgot the name, but its litterally a floating junkshop. Di ako makatulog lalo na on the way home. Nakatapat kami malapit sa exhaust yata ng makina, ang baho and mainit. Dont get me wrong, di ako maselan na tao, but this is really bad. But aside

10 years 6 months ago

Please follow the guidelines imposed by the PaSu. It is required to go to the PAMB for registration. If you are taking the Olango, San Fernando-Tampayan, Magdiwang route, you still need to go to the PAMB office and personally register. Mang Remy does not inform mountaineers that PERSONAL APPEARANCE is a must, and he still allows mountaineers to camp at the summit.